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By James Whittington, Friday 28th September 2012
The FrightFest Halloween All-Nighter returns to the Vue in London's Leicester Square on Saturday October 27th for another helping of choice shock around the clock horror. And this year horror fans around the country can join in the fearful fun as, on Saturday November 3rd, the event travels to the Picturehouse Cambridge, the Empires in Sunderland and Newcastle and The Watershed Bristol.
Note that the regional venues will not be playing all of the titles screening at the London event so please check local listings
6.30pm - Excision (UK Premiere)
Alienated and mentally unhinged teen Pauline struggles with the pressures of high school, pleasing her demanding mother and loosing her virginity. With a grotesque curiosity for the darker side of life, Pauline retreats into her fantasy world of becoming a great surgeon. Be prepared for a central performance by Annalynne McCord that will move, challenge and ultimately creep you out.
9.00pm - Surprise Film (UK Premiere)
11.45pm - The Tall Man (UK Premiere)
Director Pascal Laugier's follow-up to his classic Martyrs is another sensational thriller of astonishing depth. In the depressed Canadian town of Cold Rock, children are disappearing, Witnesses say they have seen a Tall Man at the scenes of the crimes, When this 'tall man' kidnaps the son of Julia Denning (Jessica Biel), the town nurse, Julia finds herself at the centre of an unravelling legend.
2.15am - Bait 3D (UK Premiere)
From CUT director Kimble Rendall comes a new dimension in deep sea terror as shoppers at an Australian underground Oceania supermarket are under attack by a crazed bandit. Suddenly, the unimaginable happens. A monster freak tsunami swallows up the town Now trapped, with rushing waves threatening to entomb them in a watery grave, the survivors discover they are not alone…
4.00am - Zombie Flesh Eaters - Retrospective Spotlight
To celebrate the launch of the restored version by Arrow Films (the DVD features a commentary by FrightFest's Alan Jones), the Italian godfather of gore Lucio Fulci's classic as you've never seen it before. It's all here: the underwater shark vs. zombie face off, the splinter-in-the-eye sequence, the cannibalistic disembowelling and completely superfluous nudity. What more could anyone want?
5.45am - The Helpers (UK Premiere)
Seven friends on a road trip to Las Vegas break down in the desert. They find help at a nearby Motel and it seems like they’ve lucked out with a group of good Samaritans. Yet when they wake in their rooms the next day, they are bound up, tied down and posed in several different weird scenarios. Each ending only one way - painful, gruesome death. Who is responsible for such fiendishly clever bloody terror?
Tickets for the London event cost £50 and go on sale on Monday Ist October. For more information click here.
For details of regional screenings click here.
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