Full Frightfest line-up revealed

Scares return to London's West End.

by Jennie Kermode

Film4 Frightfest 2015
Film4 Frightfest 2015

The full line-up for this year's Film4 Frightfest was announced today, with more films than ever set to thrill horror fans who visit the Vue West End cinema in London's Leicester Square. From haunting folk tale The Hallow to abduction thriller Never Let Go, sinister family drama Estranged and gruesome revenge saga Banjo, there's lots to look forward to. Post apocalyptic mayhem is promised by Turbo Kid, there's a new taken on Frankenstein by Bernard Rose, and Saw fans will be excited about James Wan's Demonic.

A Discovery strand at the Prince Charles Cinema connects the festival to its roots, but as it has sold out for several years in a row, the smaller venue really isn't sufficient on its own. Joe Chien's Zombie Fight Club is among the Discovery highlights, along with Perry Blackshear's super-creepy They Look Like People and acclaimed comic doc Future Shock! The Story Of 2000AD. The classic horror section, meanwhile, includes Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter, The Reflecting Skin and Hawk The Slayer.

"It is with great pride that we announce the line-up for the UK’s biggest, best and most renowned genre festival which is now a globally recognised brand. Our 16th year sees yet another enhancement of its core mission to bring the finest in home grown and international fear to the dark heart of London’s West End," said festival co-director Alan Jones.

The festival will run from 27 to 31 August.

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