Halloween - FrightFest Style
By James Whittington
Saturday 2nd Oct 2010
Revenge Japanese style, American psychos, sharks, cannibal girls and a Finnish nightmare before Christmas - it can only be Film4 FrightFest's Halloween all-nighter event - taking place this year at the Empire Cinema 2, Leicester Square on Saturday October 30, 2010.
A fantastic line-up of world or UK premieres, sneak previews and a Retro Classic to scare you, dazzle you, make you jump and creep you out.
Kicking things at 6pm in spectacular fashion we have one of the best films of the year - Japan’s official Oscar contender Confessions. This twisted revenge saga, directed by Kamikaze Girls Tetsuya Nakashima will take your breath away. Not since Park Chan-Wook’s Vengeance trilogy has the psychological warfare of crime and punishment been so brilliantly or elegantly brought to stark life.
Then it’s up, up and away with Altitude, a remarkably taut Twilight Zone-style tale about high flying teenagers trapped in a deadly showdown with an airborne supernatural force. Next is this year’s Cannes sensation - director Gustavo Hernandez’s haunted house shocker The Silent House.
The Midnight Madness slot goes to Choose (pictured)- to jolt you into Sunday. Scarlip is the new games master on the shock block in our highly anticipated World Premiere presentation. Then, to follow, there’s grief on The Reef in the scariest shark chiller since Jaws, the latest wilderness survival thriller from Black Water director Andrew Traucki.
If you’re feeling a bit dozy at this point, it’s time to face ‘The Picture with the Warning Bell!’ FrightFest proudly presents our 2010 retro classic, Ivan (Ghostbusters) Reitman’s Cannibal Girls in all its gruesome gimmick and gag glory. And we finish off with a Finnish fairytale currently garnering ecstatic world-of-mouth on the festival circuit. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale is unlike any Santa Claus movie you’ve ever seen before.
Tickets cost £50 and go on sale on today. For the a full programme timetable and ticket information click here.