BritFlicks takes a look at the British & Irish horror & genre movies at this year's Arrow Video FrightFest.
This August Greg Day, Paul McEvoy, Ian Rattray and Alan Jones are back in London Town, and that can only mean one thing, the Worlds Greatest Horror & Genre Film Festival is back, FrightFest 2019. www.frightfest.co.uk
Once again in the build-up to Arrow Video FrightFest, BritFlicks' horror guru Stuart Wright will be bringing you his usual BritFlicks FrightFest Podcasts, along with exclusive interviews and during FrightFest, his daily round up and reviews!
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DARK ENCOUNTER - International Premiere - Main Screens - Friday 23rd August 2019.
Directed by Carl Strathie
Synopsis: A year after the mysterious disappearance of their 8 year-old daughter, grieving Olivia and Ray return home with friends and family from her memorial service in their small town. Suddenly strange lights appear in the nearby forest and everyone is exposed to inexplicable phenomena shaking them all to the core. The origin of these weird incidents seems to be visitors from another world intent on terrorizing the family. But what they don’t realize is that these visitors will eventually lead them to an unexpectedly dark and disturbing truth - one destined to impact on their lives forever.
DEATH OF A VLOGGER - World Premiere - Prince Charles Discovery 1 - Saturday 24th August 2019.
Directed by Graham Hughes
Synopsis: Prepare for a genre-bending horror mockumentary when a vlogger gains viral fame after one of his eerie videos contains an alleged out-of-this-world haunting. Following YouTuber Graham as he investigates the darker supernatural side of the web and dealing with the effects of being famous on the internet, this trip down a hellish rabbit hole includes interviews, cat videos, ripped YouTube content, fun nonsense, archive material, tension and unusual scares. Following in the footsteps of maverick independent filmmakers, this bold new feature is the perfect balance of horror and reality giving the found footage format a needed shot in the arm.
A SERIAL KILLER'S GUIDE TO LIFE - World premiere - Prince Charles Discovery 1 - Saturday 24 August 2019.
Directed by Staten Cousins-Roe
Synopsis; Think THELMA AND LOUISE meets SIGHTSEERS as directed by Mike Leigh to get a handle on Staten Cousins-Roe’s gem of a feature debut. Thirty-something, self-help addict, Lou Farnt wants nothing more than to escape her overly controlling mother and the dead-end seaside town where she grew up. When strange and strikingly confident new life coach Val invites her on a road trip of alternative therapies, culminating with a visit to American self-help idol Chuck Knoah's British country home, Lou finds the perfect opportunity to leave - and the perfect person to become. Unfortunately for Lou though, Val is a serial killer.
CRIMINAL AUDITION - World Premiere - Prince Charles Discovery 1 - Saturday 24th August 2019.
Directed by Samuel Gridley
Synopsis: A darkly funny, claustrophobic Midnight Movie to laugh, wince and gasp at. An ex-lawyer and his crack team run an underworld service; they seek the most desperate and greedy to become fake criminals to take the fall for the rich and powerful elite’s felonies. The process is known as the Criminal Audition. In an undisclosed location, over one night they will put three individuals through hell to find the perfect candidate for their latest assignment. But their world is turned upside down when they face lies, deceit, murder and a very dangerous new client auditioning for their biggest job yet.