FrightFest 2011 kicked off in fine style with a stunning and affectionate homage to John Carpenter and Kurt Russell, Jakes West's Escape From London. This spot on homage to cult character Snake Plisskin and the movies Escape From New York and Escape From L.A. was just what the crowd has come to expect from FrightFest and really got us in the mood for the event.
Next came a filmed introduction from Guillermo del Toro explaining why he couldn't be with us this year presenting the latest film he’s written, Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark. This stylish and beautifully shot chocker may be devoid of real gore but has plenty of "jumpy moments" to keep horror fans happy. A strong cast lead by Katie Holmes and some beautifully realised CGI help to keep the viewer glued to the screen and was a fine first film.
Up next its Final Destination 5 – 3D style!