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FrightFest 2013 - The Hot Ones!
By James Whittington, Thursday 22nd August 2013

FrightFest Poster 2013Well FrightFest 2013 is almost upon us and its time to look at what frightful delights to look forward to. As there’s over 50 movies to choose from as well as some stunning shorts it’s a tough choice but here’s a selection of some of the ones that jump out from the line up.

For starters Chucky is back on the big screen in the sixth film of the Child’s Play franchise. Simply called Curse Of Chucky this returns the series to its roots following on from Part 3. V/H/S 2 promises to be as brutal and inventive as the first anthology was and if you want something a little but different you need to check out Bobcat Goldthwait’s Willow Creek.

A big hitter this year will no doubt be The Dead 2: India, the follow up to the FrightFest winner The Dead from a few years back which was set in Africa. Directed by the Ford Brothers, I for one can’t wait for this. Another must see has to be Big Bad Wolves, the latest film from the directors of Rabies, a FrightFest favourite from last year which is being shown on the Horror Channel in a few months time.

Hatchet III, the latest old school slasher from Adam Green is also high on people’s must see lists. Though Green isn’t directing he’s behind the script and was with the film every step of the way. From Israel, Cannon Fodder is a zombie movie with strong social comment to it and hopefully will be giving this tired looking genre the kick in the rotting backside that it needs to rejuvenate itself. Outpost: Rise Of The Spetsnaz is also a zombie movie that promises to be as brutal and raw as the first two entries. Another serious shocker is The Dark Tourist which has been to some festivals already and gained quite a reputation for its blunt and raw storyline. Of a similar vein The Banshee Chapter promises dark chills with a paranormal element. For the exploitation fan out there you can catch the wonderfully titled Bring Me The Head Of Machine Gun Woman.

As for shorts well Dominic Brunt and his wife Joanne Mitchell have produced Shell Shocked, a stark and brilliant war themed piece, whilst Jovanka Vuckovic’s The Guest is an existentialist shocker that apparently looks stunning on the big screen. FrightFest favourite PaulDavis is back with a new short too, The Body which contains his trademark elemets of gruesome horror mixed with superby timed comedy. Talking of shorts remember that the 666 Short Cuts To Hell competition winner will be announced on Sunday!

Emily Booth and the Horror Channel crew will be around so do come and say hello and I’ll be reporting live from the event so do keep checking all our feeds so you keep up will all the latest happenings at the world’s greatest horror celebration, FrightFest.


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