The penultimate day of Horror Channel FrightFest 2017 takes place on Sunday 27th August 2017 and it’s a day packed with plenty of great films to choose from.
The Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun stars in virus horror Mayhem, a camping trip goes horribly wrong in Australian film Killing Ground and revenge is the theme of Korean movie The Villainess.
Keep reading to find out our picks for the fourth day of the festival…
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Plot: A young couple on a camping trip to an isolated beach discover someone has already pitched a tent and seemingly abandoned it. As time passes by and its owners don’t return, the newcomers start to suspect the worst. Then all hell breaks loose… thanks to audaciously interweaving storylines spanning two suspensefully distinct chronologies hours apart – and not for the faint-hearted. A brutal bushland nerve-shredder, Damien Power’s slow-burning shocker shares kindred spirits with Wolf Creek and The Long Weekend in the Ozploitation annals, bolstered by raw and revelatory turns from a superb ensemble cast working the tension to fever pitch.
Cast: Harriet Dyer, Aaron Pedersen, Tiarnie Coupland. Maya Stange, Aaron Glenane
Director: Damien Power
When: 10.45am (Horror Channel Screen) and 11.15am (Arrow Video Screen)
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Plot: A brilliant scientist is on a mission to hack the human mind to save humanity from its own catastrophic errors and is pushed to do whatever is necessary to complete the assignment. An extraordinary visionary experience about the inner conflicts of being a culture-jamming creator, director Royce Gorsuch’s kaleidoscopic mindbender is an astonishingly visual tour de force about the cacophony of voices in our heads pushing us, confusing us, mixing signals, the ego, reason, and the mistaken evils which might come from accomplishing the goal. An inner space odyssey through reconciliation, forgiveness and self-sacrifice for the greater good.
Cast: Chris Mason, Scott Mechlowicz, Spencer Locke, Faran Tahir, Brandon Scott
Director: Royce Gorsuch
When: 1.15pm (Cineworld Discovery Screen)
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Plot: A man with spiritualist powers is told by his mentor that a demonic entity is returning to destroy his daughter’s soul and that he should take drastic measures to prevent this from happening. So in the seedy underbelly of San Paolo, the desperate exorcist searches for the one person who will carry out his wishes for a large fee and no questions asked. Enter a serial killer poised to protect his daughter from the evil spirit lying in wait. A tremendously ambitious and brutal directorial debut from newcomer Samuel Galli evoking the shock of The Sixth Sense and The Exorcist.
Cast: Ademir Esteves, Ricardo Casella, Sonia Morena, Anthony Mello, Luara Pepita
Director: Samuel Galli
When: 3.45pm (Cineworld Discovery Screen)
Plot: Lawyer Derek Cho is a driven employee at Towers & Smythe Consulting. He’s worked his way up the corporate ladder, but suddenly finds himself without a job after being stabbed in the back by a colleague. Enraged, Derek marches to his boss’ office – just as ID7, a virus causing the infected to lose their inhibitions, starts spreading through the entire building. Doors are locked, the government shows up and an 8-hour countdown begins until the viral contagion subsides. Time for Derek to finally get some real work done battling his way to the executive level before time runs out.
Cast: Steven Yuen, Samara Weaving, Steven Brand, Kerry Fox, Dallas Roberts
Director: Joe Lynch
When: 6.15pm (Horror Channel Screen) and 6.45pm (Arrow Video Screen)
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Plot: Direct from the Cannes Film Festival 2017. Sook-Hee is a trained assassin who was born to kill. She was just a little girl when the training started in China. And after the death of her mentor, when the chance of starting a new life was given to her, she came to South Korea as a government agent. The National Intelligence Service promised her freedom after ten years of active assignments. So begins her new double life as a theatre actress-cum-hit-woman until the dark secrets from her past start to reappear. Then she gets a new mission and it changes everything.
Cast: Ok-bin Kim, Seo-hyung Kim, Ha-kyun Shin, Jun Sung Bang
Director: Byung-gil Jung
When: 8.30pm (Horror Channel Screen) and 8.45pm (Arrow Video Screen)
Horror Channel FrightFest takes place at the Empire, Leicester Square in London from Thursday 24th to Monday 28th August 2017.