Well the announcement from Adam Green and Joe Lynch was that they are working on an anthology movie called Chillarama with directors Tim Sullivan and Adam Rifkin. Set in the classic style American movie drive-in it sounds like and amazing piece. Adam's segment, The Diary Of Anne Frankenstein was due to be shown but due to technical fault it didn't. Luckily it played after the "surprise movie" and was an amazing experience. Think of 1940s Universal monster mash meets biting satire and you get the message.
Anyway, Damned By Dawn an Australian shocker that has traditional horror movie roots and harks back to the classic fright flicks of the early 80s and was a great experience. A girl takes her new boyfriend to meet her family but a dark family secret produces bloody mayhem. There's not many Banshee themed movies out there making this a bit of a curio, I really enjoyed it even it did remind me of the Evil Dead movies. It looked good and the sound, especially for the Banshee was tremendous. A great effort all round.
The "secret movie" turned out to be Buried, an awesome piece of cinema that was a worthy replacement for A Serbian Film. Before this was shown Alan Jones spoke to the audience with honest emotion as to why the movie wasn't shown. Alan is a legend in the world of horror journalism and his account of trying to get the movie shown was an emotional experience. This was the first time in FrightFest history a movie was pulled because it wasn't being shown in its full glory.