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FrightFest announces line-up for Halloween 2018 event
By James Whittington, Thursday 4th October 2018
FrightFest Halloween Logo 2018

FrightFest unleashes an intoxicating six-pack of horror, sci-fi and fantasy for their popular Halloween all-day event, now at the Cineworld Leicester Square on Saturday 3rd November. The 12-hour monstrous marathon embraces four continents and includes two world premieres and four UK premieres.

The day kicks off with Julian Richards' latest chiller Reborn, a Carrie for the Z Generation, starring the First Lady of FrightFest, Barbara Crampton, and featuring a stunning performance from rising newcomer Kayleigh Gilbert. Richards, famous for The Last Horror Movie, will be at this World Premiere screening.

Next up is the UK premiere of Parallel, director Isaac Ezban's first English language horror fantasy after The Incident and The Similars. Be prepared for an ingenious killer alternate-universe concept, pitch-black thrills and a top-notch cast including Brit-star Georgia King.

Attendees will definitely keep their eyes wide open for the UK premiere of Mara, Clive Tonge's intensely tormenting psychological thriller about Sleep Paralysis. This demonic jolter stars the dazzling Olga Kurylenko, with sterling support from Craig Conway. Olga is planning to attend.

Technology has no boundaries for the next presentation - the world premiere of Paul Hyett''s sinister and unsettling Peripheral. Hyett's latest sci-fi horror fantasy boasts an astonishing performance from Hannah Arterton and both Hannah and Paul will be present, alongside co-star Elliot James Langridge.

This is followed by the UK Premiere of Swedish blockbuster The Unthinkable, a nail-biting disaster epic reminiscent of The Mist and the Cloverfield franchise, with jaw-dropping action sequences, a gripping plot and punchy performances that will leave you breathless.

Last but definitely not least, is the UK premiere of The Onetti Brothers' Abrakadabra, the final instalment of their fantastic giallo trilogy after Sonno Profondo and Francesca. This is definitely their wackiest, wildest and most twisted thriller yet, complete with film stock grain, a trippy Suspiria colour scheme and black-gloved maniacs!

Plus, there'll be showing two fantastic shorts, the London premiere of comedy horror Deep Clean, starring Paul Kaye, and the world premiere of Zombie romance The Predicament, And of course there will be intros, Q & A's, give-aways and a few special surprises...

Alan Jones, FrightFest co-director, said today: "After a hugely successful Arrow Video FrightFest at the Cineworld Empire Leicester Square this August, we are thrilled to be returning to such an auspicious venue for our annual sort-of-Halloween, all-screaming, all-entrancing Shriek Saturday. Team FrightFest searched long and hard for the most trenchant, traumatizing and trend-setting movies, which we hope you'll remember for a long time to come".

Tickets go on sale at noon on Saturday 6th October.


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