If you live in the UK, we’ve got something very special for you. If you live in the US, well, you are going to have to envy our friends across the pond, because this is one of those times we’re going to be playing catch-up. We are still going to wet your whistle for some very awesome shorts coming down the pipe.
For those of you in the UK, however, you are not going to want to miss out on the FrightFest International Short Film Showcase presented by Horror Channel.
Going from August 25th through the 29th at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square; FrightFest promises to put on a great showcase- but it’s August 29th that you are really going to want to dial in for.
From the Press Release:
Werewolves, bats, bugs, nasty orphans, zombies, homicidal blind dates and bananas that have gone bananas – yes, it’s the FrightFest short film strand, an eclectic mix of worldwide cutting edge short films, this year presented by Horror Channel.
Among the prime cuts are the sinister LITTLE MUNCHKIN, from the director of forthcoming Jaime Winstone flick ELFIE HOPKINS, AXELLE CAROLYN’S directorial debut, THE LAST POST, starring Jean Marsh, and the demented BANANA MOTHERFUCKER from the team behind the brilliant PAPA WRESTLING.
That’s right, Banana Motherfucker the totally twisted short you’ve been hearing about will be playing the festival.
Wanna check out the trailer? I know you do.
Film4 FrightFest 2010 runs from Thurs 25 August to Monday 29 August at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square.
Tickets for individual films go on sale August 1st. Bookings: 08 714 714 714 or www.empirecinemas.co.uk
PROGRAMME – SUNDAY 29 AUGUST, 1pm onwards
ALISTAIR Australia Dir: Aaron Cartwright 10.40
Two ruthless killers on the loose choose the wrong home to invade. Waiting is an evil presence beyond their comprehension…and it’s hungry.
DEMONITRON : THE SIXTH DIMENSION Canada Dir: Francois Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell 4.25
Amanda, a young dancer receives the unexpected visit of a messenger of the sixth dimension. This mysterious man tries to warn her about the evil forces that are coming to take her. She runs for help to her famous doctor friend and they fall together to the deepest pits of hell and madness.
BRUTAL RELAX Spain Dir: Adrian Cardona, Rafa Dengra, David Munoz 15.00
Mr. Olivares has already recovered, but now he needs a vacation. To go to some heavenly place where he can relax and blithely enjoy himself.
BANANA MOTHERFUCKER Portugal Dir: Fernando Alle 14.00
New mayhem and madness from the team behind the brilliant PAPA WRESTLING. Six adventurers embark on a quest to find a mystical cemetery. After disturbing the dead, they awake an ancient evil that will unleash a violent rampage across the entire world.
THE LAST POST UK Dir: Axelle Carolyn 12.00
An old lady in a nursing home is visited by a mysterious man no one else seems to be able to see.
COLD CALL UK Dir: Clive Ford 11.40
A zealous preacher gets more than he bargained for when a routine house call proves some souls truly can’t be saved.
LOVE BUG UK Dir: Benjamin Kent 12.00
Frank’s blind date is way out of his league. However when she contracts a mysterious virus, it looks like his luck may be in. That is, until she turns into a homicidal maniac.
BATS IN THE BELFRY Portugal Dir: Joao Alves 7.10
Deadeye Jack tries to resume a botched heist, only to find himself face to face with darkness.
FLESH ART UK Dir: Nicholas Thompson, Chris Goodman 5.30
It’s the end of the world. Bizarre and gruesome experiments are being conducted in a basement all in the name of Flesh Art.
LITTLE MUNCHKIN UK Dir: Ryan Andrews 10.08
A materialistic and superficial couple acquire the ultimate accessory – an adopted child called Margaret. On her first night in her new home she is left in the care of a babysitter. Shocking events ensue. From the director of the forthcoming feature ELFIE HOPKINS
SHIFTER UK Dir: Ben Parker 8.30 Screening with KILL LIST
A young woman, trapped inside a dark building, tries to evade capture from shadowed soldiers. She is the live bait in a game to entrap a person of ‘special ability’, by an enemy of similar skills.
BAD MOON RISING USA Dir: Joseph Begos 12.37 Screening with CHILLERAMA
A man shows up at his brother’s doorstep with his dying girlfriend in his arms, claiming she was attacked by a werewolf.
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