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Horror Channel FrightFest 2016 once again is nearly with us and Britflicks' horror expert Stuart Wright will be bringing you his usual superb coverage including, reviews and exclusive podcasts with the filmmakers behind the blood and gore. Here's a list of all the British horror films at this years terror infused festival along with trailers when available.
Now in its 17th year Horror Channel FrightFest 2016 boasts 62 films from across the globe including 12 British productions at its new home, the 12 screen Vue Cinema Shepherds Bush.
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Horror Channel Frightfest 25 - 29 AUGUST 2016 -VUE Cinema, London, W12 8PP
British horror films at Horror Channel Frightfest 2016:
BROKEN - dr. Shaun Robert Smith - World Premiere
Sunday 28th August -Horror Channel Screen 3.30pm - Arrow Screen 11.00am - Splice Media Screen 1.45pm.
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A stunning tour-de-force by director Shaun Robert Smith featuring brilliantly fearless performances, especially from MARTYRS star Morjana Alaoui this unique thriller is a 2016 highlight. In England to make a fresh start after a harrowing childhood, Evie takes a job as an agency carer and is quickly placed with tetraplegic patient John. But looking after the bitter former rock star and his excessive demands is emotionally and physically draining. Forced to go beyond the call of duty and tormented by her past shame, an explosive clash of personalities ensues and it’s only a matter of time before someone terrifyingly snaps.
CROW - dr. Wyndham Price - World Premiere
Sunday 28th August - Discovery Screen 1 - 6.20pm
Crow is protector of the sacred wood. He's lived there since ruthless developer Tucker brutally scattered his tribe from the nearby farmstead. Now Tucker wants the wood too, intent on building a mansion – an ego extension of his dynastic power raging for him and his trophy wife. But Crow will defend his ancient home with his life. The battle begins, only Tucker doesn’t realise he’s contending with a boy who has the power of nature behind him. And before the day is done, Tucker will learn the real meaning of terror and see the true cost of his ambitions
CRUEL SUMMER - dr Phillip Escott - World Premiere
Saturday 27th August - Discovery Screen 2 - 11.05am
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Danny, a teenager with autism, escapes the inner city for the beautiful countryside as part of his Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. Little does he know, that bitter Nicholas is hunting him, stemming from a lie created by the enamoured and envious Julia and Calvin. As the three close in on Danny, Nicholas' behaviour becomes increasingly erratic and violent, and Julia and Calvin must decide whether to go through with Nicholas' deadly plan to see him suffer. An exploration into the harrowing consequences and impact one tragic act of seemingly random violence can have on society at large.
CRUEL SUMMER - TRAILER
EGOMANIAC - dr. Kate Shenton - World Premiere
Sunday 28th August - Discovery Screen 1 - 3.55pm
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Rising UK filmmaker Kate Shenton, whose eye-watering documentary ON TENDER HOOKS looked at extreme body modification, now turns her sharply observant eye on the horror film world. Director Catherine Sweeney is determined to make her zom-rom-com. But everyone keeps telling her to put a talking dog in the script if she wants success. Desperate for funding, Catherine does whatever it takes to get her passion project made in a wry and sly satire dancing between fact and fiction, focusing on the treatment of women in the film industry and how far an artist will go to get their work made.
HALLOWS EVE - dr. Brad Watson - World Premiere
Saturday 27th August - Discovery Screen 2 - 10.45pm
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The Hallows Estate is on alert as strange graffiti tags with messages declaring the streets will be taken over on Halloween begin to appear on walls around the place, along with sightings of strange figures lurking in the shadows. One of the gangs responsible for the serious anti-social behaviour that gives the estate a bad name decides to take these threats head on and ignore the curfew on Halloween night. But whoever this new threat is, they seem to have the very night on their side as they make good on their promise of claiming the streets by frightening and violent means.
HOSTAGE TO THE DEVIL - dr Marty Stalker - World Premiere
Friday 26th August - Discovery Screen 3 - 4.05pm
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A child possessed. An exorcist locked in combat with ancient evil. Over five years in the making and using astonishing first-hand interviews, spine-tingling reconstructions, unique archival evidence and his startling own words, this chilling documentary tells the true story of Irish priest Father Malachi Martin and his incredible crusade battling the devil from the 1970s release of THE EXORCIST movie through to his suspicious death in 1999. Even if you don’t believe in the devil this powerful journey through an extraordinary life, marked by clashes with the Vatican, scandal and an all-encompassing conviction in the Antichrist, will fascinate and intrigue.
HOUSE OF SALEM - dr. James Crow - World Premiere
Saturday 27th August - Discovery Screen 2 - 4.00pm
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A group of kidnappers become a child's unlikely protectors, after finding out that they have been unwittingly set up to take part in a deadly game of human sacrifice. Piece by piece they begin to uncover the truth about their supposedly safe house. Finding themselves trapped, they must square up to the demonic forces within the walls and uncover the terrifying truth of over 100 years of murder in the name of the Devil.
HOUSE OF SALEM - TRAILER
Three best friends - Alex, Az and Jim - head to Ibiza for their first lads holiday. Unfortunately, tagging along is Alex's unimpressed ex-girlfriend Ellie. Arriving on the island, the lads dump Ellie with Alex's sister Liz, and her friend Zara, and head to San Antonio to start their week of sun, sea and debauchery. Soon they end up in a club, run by local gangster Karl, where the attractions aren't all alive - they're zombies! Due to Jim's drunken antics the zombies escape, and soon all hell breaks loose and no one on the party island is safe. Fore more info on IBIZA UNDEAD click here.
OFFENSIVE - Jon Ford - World Premiere
Saturday 27th August - Discovery Screen 2 - 6.05pm
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Retired Bernard and Helen Martin inherit a house in rural France where Bernard’s father liberated locals from Nazis during World War II in a raging killing spree. But this peaceful couple quickly become the target of a cruel gang of street kids. Plugged into their devices, devoid of empathy they are a new breed of technological psychopath. Soon Bernard and Helen's lives become a living hell as they are harassed, tormented and pushed beyond breaking point. Right or wrong no longer matters, survival is everything! Can Bernard live up to his father’s legend? It’s the old generation vs. the new!
OFFENSIVE - TRAILER
ROAD GAMES - dr. Abner Pastoll - Special Interactive Screening
Friday 26th August - Discovery Screen 3 - 1.35pm
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Summertime and the living is deadly! Abner Pastoll channels AND SOON THE DARKNESS and MUMSY, NANNY, SONNY & GIRLY with his tense thriller feature debut set in rural France that touches every twisted nerve. When hitchhiker Jack rescues Véronique from a road rage altercation, the twosome decide to travel together for safety’s sake after learning a serial killer is cutting a murderous swathe through the region. Tired and hungry they decide against their better judgment to take up an offer to stay the night at a mysterious elderly couple’s mansion. Let the deranged, demented and bloody escapades begin….
ROAD GAMES - TRAILER
THE CHAMBER - dr. Ben Parker - World Premiere
Friday 26th August - Horror Channel Screen 1.30pm - Arrow Screen 4.15pm - Splice Media Screen 11.30am.
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The impressive feature debut from rising British star Ben Parker, director of the acclaimed short SHIFTER. A special ops unit commandeer a commercial research vessel and it’s submersible, The Aurora, under the command of Captain Mats (FORCE MAJEURE star Johannes Kuhnke) to locate a mysterious item at the bottom of the Yellow Sea off the dangerous shores of the Korean Peninsula. When an explosion causes the sub to overturn and take on water, the four-man crew enter a pressure cooker situation. And when the stark horror dawns that not all of them will escape, a desperate fight for survival ensues.
THE CREATURE BELOW - Stewart Sparke - World Premiere
Saturday 27th August - Discovery Screen 2 - 6.10pm
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During a traumatic accident on a deep-sea dive, Olive, a gifted, young marine biologist discovers an unearthly creature. Losing her dream job, Olive smuggles the creature home, intent on studying it in secret, unbeknownst to her devoted boyfriend Matt and estranged sister Ellie. Plagued by gruesome nightmares, her fractured memories of what happened during the accident in the depths of the ocean begin to unravel, revealing her symbiotic bond with an eldritch horror far older and malevolent than she could imagine, one which drives her to carry out its sinister will, with deadly results for those around her.
THE CREATURE BELOW - TRAILER
THE REZORT - dr. Steve Barker - English Premiere
Saturday 27th August - Horror Channel Screen 10.45am - Arrow Screen 1.30pm - Splice Media Screen 4.15pm.
‘The Walking Dead’ meets JURASSIC WORLD in a fast-paced, gory horror from OUTPOST franchise director Steve Barker. In the aftermath of an apocalyptic zombie outbreak, rich holidaymakers can visit a luxury theme park where every paying guest has a license to kill the captive undead in organised Zombie Safaris. Such Zafaris are the ultimate blood sport experience and for many much-needed therapeutic revenge for suffering horrendous family losses. When the security system crashes at The ReZort, unleashing hordes of bloodthirsty Zee’s on the unprepared holiday makers, it’s up to enigmatic, former zombie hunter Archer (square-jawed Dougray Scott) to save the day.
THE UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS - dr. Lawrie Bruster - World Premiere
Saturday 27th August - Discovery Screen 2 - 8.30pm
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Andrew Alburn, a homeless veteran suffering from PTSD, is plagued by flashbacks of a traumatic event he witnessed while serving in the armed forces. He retreats to the remote Scottish Highlands hoping to overcome his fear of Ravens, the dark creatures that populate his visions, but, in this bleak wilderness, his nightmares manifest into an enemy more powerful than he could ever have imagined. He must battle these monstrous entities as well as his inner demons to keep his life, and reclaim his sanity.
THE UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS - TRAILER
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