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Film4 FrightFest Glasgow 2014 - Films Announced
By James Whittington, Tuesday 21st January 2014

Glasgow-14-poster-Version-4From Thursday February 27th to Sunday March 2nd, the UK’s favourite horror fantasy festival returns to its second home at the Glasgow Film Festival for the 9th year with an impressive slate of the hottest new horror films.

Welcome to a long weekend of wonderful weirdness as Film4 FrightFest Glasgow enters a world of, gritty serial killers, stark staring horror, comic book thrills and spills, favourite maniacs, sci-fi delirium, doc shock and mind-bending mystery.

Some of FrightFest’s favourite filmmakers take centre-stage this year, including Ti West, who has teamed up with producer Eli Roth for the cult of the damned shocker The Sacrament. As well as screening the film, FrightFest’s Alan Jones will be talking to Ti at a special presentation on Thursday February 27th at the GFT Screen 2.

FrightFest also welcomes director Jake West and producer Marc Morris, who will be introducing the world premiere of Video Nasties: Draconian Days, their sequel to the critically acclaimed Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape documentary. It promises to provide even more engaging knowledge and sobering insight into the heinous blot on 1980s film culture. The screening will be followed by a (no doubt) lively panel discussion.

FrightFest is also hosting the world premiere of The Scribbler, based on Dan Shaffer’s bestselling graphic novel featuring a super-hot cast. Director John Suits, producer of Cheap Thrills, will be in attendance.

As will Jordan Barker, director of the terrific sucker punch home invasion chiller Torment, starring Katharine Isabelle, which will receive its European premiere,

Also attending is Indiana writer/director Zack Parker, with the UK premiere of his extraordinary film Proxy, a daring and highly original chiller. Parker has slowly been building a following with Inexchange, Quench And Scalene and will be flying in from the USA to talk about his burgeoning career.

Other UK premieres on show are the bigger and wickeder Wolf Creek 2 and Killers, a dark, twisted tale from the Mo Brothers duo of Kimo Stamboel and Timo Tjahjanto. Then there are two highly impressive feature debuts - Cliff Prowse and Derek Lee’s Afflicted, a clever spin on the found-footage trend and Spanish director Jorge Dorado’s probing, twisty Mindscape starring Mark Strong.

Plus there are Scottish premieres for the Sci-fi shocker Almost Human directed by Joe Begos and director Michael S. Ojeda’s provocative and compelling Savaged.

Alan Jones, co-director, said today: “Connections and detections. That’s what Film4 FrightFest is essentially about at its core and it’s the prime focus of our ninth event at this year’s Glasgow Film Festival. It’s our epic fifteenth year in business as the UK’s leading horror fantasy festival and in that time we’ve launched a number of now well-known talents on the genre scene. So we thought it entirely appropriate to celebrate that fact at our much-loved Scottish home with a host of films from those filmmakers we have discovered, encouraged and promoted throughout the years”.

With surprises on screen and off, and the festival’s unique community feeling, FrightFest at the GFF has now become a must-attend occasion on the horror fantasy fan's calendar.

For more information and ticket prices click here.


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