One of the best damned horror film festivals in the world, the UK’s Film4 FrightFest, is gearing up to bring more terror across the pond; and we have the first details on what you 2011 lucky attendees can expect. Dig it!
From the Press Release:
The Guillermo del Toro-produced creature creeper DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK is set to open this year’s Film4 FrightFest. Starring Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce and directed by comic book artist Troy Nixey, this will be the film’s UK premiere ahead of a planned nationwide release in September, courtesy of Optimum Releasing.
Based on the 1973 US TV movie and bearing del Toro’s distinctive touch of class, in DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK first-time director Nixey explores a demonic tooth fairy myth in a tense flight of terrifying fantasy orchestrated with stylish verve and stunning sound design that will rock the Empire cinema to its rafters.
Film4 FrightFest will close with the European premiere of the harrowing and nerve-jangling British survival shocker A LONELY PLACE TO DIE, directed by Julian Gilbey and starring Melissa George. In the Scottish Highlands a group of mountaineers discover a young Serbian girl buried alive in the wilderness. In their attempt to get the girl to safety, they become caught up in a terrifying game of cat and mouse.
Spencer Pollard, CEO of UK distributor Kaleidoscope Entertainment, commented: “We are delighted to be chosen as the closing night’s film at FrightFest this year. We’ve enjoyed a great relationship with the festival over the last three years, and to have the final film at this year’s festival – without doubt the biggest and best to date – is a real honour”.
A LONELY PLACE TO DIE (new still below) will be released in UK cinemas on 9 September.
Film4 FrightFest 2011, the UK’s biggest genre film fest, runs from Thursday 25 August to Monday 29 August at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square. The full lineup will be announced on 1 July. Festival and day passes go on sale from 2 July. Tickets for individual films will be on sale from 1 August.
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