FrightFest All-Nighter, the UK’s première international fantasy and horror film festival, is returning to London’s Vue Leicester Square on Saturday 26th October.
Now in its third year running, the film festival will feature six killer titles including UK premières of The Station, Patrick, Nothing Left to Fear and Soulmate.
Guests this year include Sharni Vinson, star of Patrick and recent hit horror film You’re Next; English film director, editor and screenwriter, Neil Marshall; English actress and star of Soulmate, Anna Walton; director, writer and producer of Discopath, Renaud Gauthier; and British writer and director of Mark of the Devil, Michael Armstrong.
Dan Goodwin, events manager at Vue Entertainment, says: “We are delighted to welcome back FrightFest at Vue Leicester Square. The line-up for this year looks set to be as frightening as ever and will provide cinema goers with all they need to enjoy their scariest Halloween yet.”
The lineup will run as follows:
18:30 Soulmate (UK Premiere)
Axelle Carolyn makes her impressive feature debut with a sophisticated ghost story. After attempting to commit suicide due to the sudden death of her husband, Audrey (Anna Walton) decides to retreat to a remote country cottage, but she soon discovers her safe haven is haunted by its previous owner.
21:15 Patrick (UK Premiere)
Mark Hartley makes his feature debut with this brilliant remake of Richard Franklin’s seminal 1978 favourite. Nurse Kathy Jacquard (You’re Next’s Sharni Vinson) arrives in the desolate outback to work at the Roget Clinic looking after comatose patients, including the handsome but psychic Patrick.
23:25 Discopath (Preview)
It’s 1976, Donna Summer tops the charts and everyone believes in mirror balls, except Manhattan burger cook Duane Lewis, who goes psycho when he hears the pulsating rhythm of Disco. Unable to control his maniac impulses, Duane turns his local Seventh Heaven nightclub into a splatter Disco Inferno. With a New York detective in hot pursuit, Duane heads to Montreal.
01:45 Mark of the Devil (Retro Premiere)
Originally banned in the UK, FrightFest is proud to unveil the restored version of this controversial classic. Herbert Lom plays a sadistic Witchfinder General touring 18th century Austria for Devil’s disciples. It’s up to Count Meruh (Udo Kier) to uncover the violent hypocrisy of the persecutions. Armstrong provided David Bowie with his film debut and was a kingpin of the 1970s Brit sexploitation industry.
03:55 The Station (UK Premiere)
Director Marvin Kren brings us a climate change shocker and ecological creature feature. Four technicians and scientists at an Austrian alpine research station discover a glacier of blood high in the mountains. Testing the red liquid, they discover a new alien organism with the astonishing capability of transforming the local wildlife into horrific hybrids and monster mutations.
05:45 Nothing Left to Fear (UK Premiere)
The first terror tale from Slasher Films (founded by Guns N’ Roses rock legend Slash) is an atmospheric frightener. James Tupper and Anne Heche are the new pastor and his wife who arrive in Stull, Kansas hoping for an idyllic family country life, but an ancient ritual is put into motion that unleashes a demonic fury and its inhabitants must quell the Beast who rises to walk the Earth at all bloody costs.