Leicester Square was under attack from a horde of zombies for most of this morning! Loads of people, many daubed in their own make-up designs groaned and limped around the Empire cinema as members of the undead to herald the world premiere of Zombie Women Of Satan. Its events like this that makes FrightFest stand out from other horror movie festivals. All these people, old and young, come together and really enjoyed themselves and shared their love of horror movies. A wonderful if gruesome moment.
Talking of love, I’ve just met one of Hammer Studio’s most glamorous actresses, Madeline Smith and she was amazing. This silver screen legend had popped in to help promote a new book dedicated to the women of Hammer movies and was a joy to chat to. The book, entitled Hammer Glamour is a luxurious look at the memorable beauties that starred in such much loved movies as Dracula, Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell and Twins Of Evil.
But back to the movies and the afternoon continues with the UK premiere of retro horror, The House Of The Devil (pictured) which boasts an amazing cast of cult movie favourites such as Dee Wallace, Mary Woronov and Tom Noonan. Directed by Ti West it promises to contain the atmosphere of early 80’s horror including a hit soundtrack. Can’t wait for this one!