Guaranteed gasps, squeals and terror in a two day festival of frighteners curated by the incomparable Frightfest crew. Alongside the films listed you can expect some surprise shorts, plus there'll be special guest appearances, Q&As and prize giveaways. Dedicated fans can get a discount by booking a ticket for the whole weekend, but don't delay as this is one of the most popular events of the festival.
The Day and Cassadaga
(Country: US; Year: 2011; Director: Anthony DiBlasi; Writer: Bruce Wood, Bruce Wood, Scott Poiley; Stars: Kelen Coleman, Kevin Alejandro, Louise Fletcher, Lucius Baston, J LaRose)
A deaf art teacher struggling with bereavement seeks refuge in a spiritualist community only to encounter a ghost bent on vengeance.
Corman’s World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel
(Country: US; Year: 2011; Director: Alex Stapleton; Writer: Gregory Locklear, Alex Stapleton; Stars: Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson, Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, Eli Roth, Traci Lords, William Shatner, David Carradine, Talia Shire, Catherine Hardwicke, Clint Howard, Pam Grier, Paul W.S. Anderson, Peter Fonda, Bruce Dern), Official Site
Tracks the triumphant rise of Hollywood’s most prolific writer-director-producer, the godfather of independent filmmaking.
(Country: Australia; Year: 2011; Director: Paul China; Writer: Paul China; Stars: George Shevtsov, Georgina Haig, Paul Holmes, Andy Barclay, Lynda Stoner)
When a garage owner hires a mysterious hitman to dispose of his business rival, things go from bad to worse.
(Country: Canada; Year: 2011; Director: Doug Aarniokoski; Writer: Luke Passmore; Stars: Dominic Monaghan, Shawn Ashmore, Cory Hardrict, Ashley Bell, Shannyn Sossamon)
Survivors travelling through a post-Apocalypse world take refuge in a remote farmhouse and face a showdown with mutant cannibals.
(Country: US; Year: 2011; Director: Howie Askins; Writer: Ryan McCoy; Stars: Abigail Richie, Ashley Bracken, Brett Rosenberg, Ryan McCoy, Keith Lewis)
A found-footage film about a group of young people making documentary in the Los Angeles canyons and encountering something primitive and terrible.
Evidence and Crawl
(Country: Argentina; Year: 2011; Director: Adrian Garcia Bogliano; Stars: Cristina Brondo, Camila Bordonaba, Berta Muniz, Arnaldo Andre, Mirella Pascual)
A ruthless businesswoman seeks a tenant for her family's crumbling apartment, where something sinister may be lurking.
Rites Of Spring
(Country: US; Year: 2011; Director: Padraig Reynolds; Stars: Rachel Adams, Ben Geringer, Paul Nolan, The Stranger, The Creature)
A group of criminals planning a kidnap inadvertently discover the terrifying secret behind annual disappearances of young women.
The Raid (Serbuan Maut)
(Country: Indonesia; Year: 2011; Director: Gareth Evans; Writer: Gareth Evans; Stars: Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Joe Taslim, Doni Alamsyah), Official Site
An elite SWAT team try to clear out an apartment complex controlled by a drug dealer, but nothing goes to plan.
Tape 407: The Mesa Reserve Incident
(Country: US; Year: 2011; Director: Dale Fabrigar, Evette Wallin; Stars: Abigail Schrader, Samantha Lester, James Lyons, Brendan Patrick Connor, Melanie Lyons)
When a plane crashes in a remote area, survivors find their nightmare is just beginning.
Wang's Arrival (L'Arrivo Di Wang, The Arrival Of Wang)
(Country: Italy; Year: 2011; Director: Marco Manetti, Antonio Manetti; Writer: Antonio Manetti, Marco Manetti; Stars: Ennio Fantastichini, Francesca Cuttica, Li Yong, Juliet Essy Jospeph, Antonello Moroni)
A bored subtitler is unexpectedly asked to translate the interrogation of a Chinese-speaking visitor from another world, with dramatic consequences.
The Raid and Wang's Arrival
War Of The Dead
(Country: Lithuania, US, Italy; Year: 2011; Director: Marko Makilaakso; Stars: Andrew Tiernan, Mikko Leppilampi, Samuel Vauramo, Jouko Ahola, Mark Wingett)
Finnish and American forces on an elite World War Two mission must face the flesh-hungry progeny of SS anti-death experiments on captured soldiers.