Halloween is a special time indeed. Not simply because it happens to be my birthday but also because it’s one of the only times of the year where your average Joe’s eye is more keenly focused on the world of horror.
That’s something to be admired.
This Saturday, October 27th, horror returns to London’s Leicester Square as the organisers of Film4 Frightfest line up another night of terror for your delectation. ALL NIGHT.
As we already know, the line-up contains Excision, The Tall Man, Bait 3D, The Helpers and a retrospective screening of one of my favourite films, Lucio Fulci’s Zombie Flesh Eaters.
So what else is in store on the night? Read on!
From the press release
Pascal Laugier, director of MARTYRS will attend this year’s Film4 FrightFest Halloween event to present the UK premiere of his new film THE TALL MAN, which will screen on Sat 27 Oct at 11.45pm followed by a Q & A session.
Pascal said today: “Showing Martyrs at FrightFest in 2008 remains one of my best memories. I was insulted by bikers and other big guys covered with horror tattoos just because my movie had shocked them. Wow!!! I’m so proud of that!!! The Tall Man won’t provoke these extreme reactions, I’m sure. It’s a much less radical film, but still a very special and personal one though. So I’m totally excited to be coming back to Leicester Square – thanks to my dear friends at FrightFest”.
Our latest entry into the line-up is the world premiere of Andrew Goth’s GALLOWWALKERS. Sergio Leone’s Spaghetti Westerns meets Alejandro Jodorowsky’s mystical cult classic EL TOPO for the ultimate cowboy zombie mash-up. Starring Wesley Snipes and Kevin Howarth, this is the controversial horror you never thought would ever see the light of day. Prepare for surreal true grit, a shock bonanza and a fistful of corpses.
Another first for the UK will be an exclusive presentation of P IS FOR PRESSURE, Simon Rumley’s disturbing contribution to THE ABC’S OF DEATH, which is set for a Spring 2013 UK release. Rumley will be there to intro the film.
Also, as is the custom at FrightFest events, there will be surprise guests, sneak clip reveals and plenty of give-a-ways..
Tickets for the London event cost £50 and to book call 08712 240 240 or go online to, http://www.myvue.com/latest-movies/info/film/frightfest-all-nighter.