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Cult of Chucky leads Horror Channel FrightFest 2017 line-up

The killer doll will open this year’s packed festival.

Cult of Chucky
Credit: Universal

Cult of Chucky, the latest instalment in the Child’s Play series, will receive its global premiere at Horror Channel FrightFest 2017.

Ahead of its home entertainment release in October, Cult of Chucky is the festival’s opening night attraction on Thursday 24th August 2017. Writer and director Don Mancini will be in attendance along with stars Jennifer Tilly, Fiona Dourif and of course Chucky himself!

Mancini said today: “it’s a true pleasure to be hosting the world premiere of Cult of Chucky at FrightFest. I have fond memories of unveiling Curse of Chucky there in 2013 so it’s great to be returning to the UK’s acknowledged home of horror – especially as this film picks up from where Curse of Chucky left off”.

Two other beloved horror franchises will have their World Premieres at the festival. Writer/director Adam Green is returning to FrightFest with a never-before-seen version of Hatchet and there will be a presentation of Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo’s Leatherface, the prequel to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

The closing night film this year will be Tyler McIntyre’s Tragedy Girls, which is described as Heathers meets Scream.

Receiving their European Premieres will be Adam Wingard’s supernatural manga Death Now, Joe Lynch’s action thriller Mayhem, Mickey Keating’s eye-shattering Psychopaths, Graham Skipper’s sci-fi romance Sequence Break and Norbert Kell’s skin-crawler Replace with Barbara Crampton.

Alan Jones, co-director of FrightFest, said today: “The whole cinema landscape is changing and Horror Channel FrightFest is listening. We know the fans want to see the films first, see them fast and see them in an environment that is second to none. That’s why we have what we believe is the finest line-up ever assembled and are showcasing the superlative selection in premium surroundings. So, the West End becomes the Dark Heart of London once again. And we’ve made it to our 18th birthday. It’s going to be quite some party”.

For 2017 Horror Channel FrightFest will return to London’s West End for its 18th ‘adults-only’ anniversary. The festival will take place from Thursday 24th August to Monday 28th August 2017 at the Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema.

This year’s guest list, special events and the Short Film Showcase entries will all be announced in the coming weeks.

Festival passes will go on sale Sat 1 July at noon and will only be available to buy online: http://www.frightfest.co.uk/tickets.html

Single tickets will go on sale on Sat 29 July from 9am.

For full programme details: http://www.frightfest.co.uk/2017films/

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