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Horror Channel Celebrates Frightfest With A Special Season - The Best Of The Fest
By James Whittington, Saturday 6th August 2011

FrightFest 2011 Small PosterTo celebrate this year's FrightFest event, Horror Channel is screening a selection of some of the best movies from previous years.

Every night at 10.55pm from August 15th to August 31st (apart from our Director's Night on the 25th) you can see such gruesome masterpieces as Rob Zombie's House Of 1000 Corpses, Pontypool, Miike Takashi's shocking Audition and the UK TV premieres of Jamie Blanks' yuppies-in-peril thriller Storm Warning and Jonathan Endsleigh's chilling and bloody found footage flick Welcome To The Jungle.

Colin - August 15th
Colin is an outstanding British zombie horror that was made on a shoe-string budget. Colin, a zombie, wanders the streets of suburbia taking in the sights (gore) and sounds (screams) of a cadaverous apocalypse.

Seed – August 16th
Controversial director Uwe Boll is behind the exploitation classic, Seed. This is insanely gory horror from the infamous shlock-meister Boll concerns attempts to execute mass murderer Sam Seed. But all fail and he is buried alive, but having clawed his way above ground he takes bloody vengeance. As you’d expect from a Uwe Boll movie this is no pedestrian movie, it’s packed with blood, shocks and graphic mayhem.

The Final – August 17th
The unsettling high school horror, The Final is another top terror treat. Three bullied outcasts trap their tormentors at an elaborate costume party where they unleash their merciless, brutal teen angst with blood-curdling consequences.

Deadgirl – August 18th
Directed by Gadi Harel and Marcel Sarmiento, Deadgirl presents horrific teen high jinks with Candice Accola (The Vampire Diaries). When Rickie JT skip school to hang out at an abandoned mental asylum, they find a girl who cannot die and a thirst for depravity.

Storm Warming - August 19th
Prepare for gruelling terrorwhen we unleash Storm Warning. An affluent couple on a boating excursion become trapped in remote marshland and, in seeking shelter, fall into the clutches of sadistic rednecks with a penchant for torture.

Pontypool - August 20th
Bruce McDonald’s critically acclaimed Pontypoolscreams onto Horror on the 20th. Based on the book Pontypool Changes everything by Tony Burgess it concerns a virus that turns people into ultra-violent maniacs. When it's discovered the condition is transmitted by language, will a shock jock shut up and hide, or spread the word? Tense, claustrophobic and truly frightening this is horror at its most pure and is memorable for all the right reasons.

Autopsy - August 21st
Adam Gierasch, the man behind the remake of Night Of The Demons which was also shown at a recent FrightFest event, Autopsy is of the same gory vein. Following a car accident, a group of friends awake in an eerie hospital presided over by a sinister doctor conducting inhuman experiments on his subjects.

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon - August 22nd
Horror legend Robert Englund stars in the acclaimed slasher Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon. Leslie aspires to become the next great psycho killer and invites a documentary film crew to chronicle his efforts. With a plethora of references to many of the great stalk n' slash movies this has become a real cult favourite.

Trailer Park of Terror – August 23rd
Steve Goldmann's raunchy redneck shocker Trailer Park Of Terror returns to Horror on the 23rd. Here six troubled students and their chaperone take refuge in a creepy trailer park after their bus crashes. As night falls, smoking hot Norma and her trailer trash cohorts emerge. Inspired by the cult comic book from Imperium this stays true to its origins whilst delivering big time on the scare-ometer! Don't miss this!

The Horseman – August 24th
Steven Kastrissios’s brutal tale of parental revenge, The Horseman made a huge impact when it was shown at FrightFest in 2009. Raw and uncompromising it stars Peter Marshall as a father grieving the death of his daughter. He sets off on a road trip through the Australian outback where he befriends a young girl and commits a devastating and unforgiving killing spree. Deliberately bleak and very real this is a disturbing film with a cast of incredibly strong actors, especially Marshall who gives a performance that is deep, honest and truly unforgettable.

Welcome to the Jungle - August 26th
A favourite from FrightFest’s past comes to Horror in August, Jonathan Hensleigh's Welcome To The Jungle. Two young couples venture into the jungle in search of the long lost son of Nelson Rockefeller, only to instead find... crazed cannibals!

Bad Biology – August 27th
Frank Henenlotter's outrageous sexual shocker Bad Biology returns to Horror and is an unforgettable experience. A woman with an insatiable desire for sex and a man with a drug-addicted member come together in an orgy of uncontrollable and grotesque sexual excess. Bizarre, unique and shocking this is an awesome piece of cinema from the director of Basket Case. Look out for an exclusive interview with Frank Henenlotter on this site very soon.

The Lost – August 28th
Dee Wallace appears in the cult favourite The Lost and unhinged teenager named Ray callously kills two girls and gets away scot-free. Now, bad girl Kath and a determined detective begin to push Ray into even more deranged behaviour.

Audition – August 29th
He has delivered some of the most harrowing scenes of violence ever captured on screen and Takashi Miike's doesn’t let us down with this cracker of a movie. Audition tells the story of a lonely middle-aged man who after many years of being loyal to his deceased wife is ready to begin dating again. In true Horror style, all seems perfect at first, but one of the applicants has some stomach churning tricks up her sleeve.

Monster Man – August 30th
Horror wheels out the turbo-charged horror/comedy Monster Man on the 30th. In this mechanical mash-up a group of friends on a road trip inadvertently incur the wrath of a monster truck driving mad man. Can they escape the ghoulish gas-guzzler or will they be road kill? A road movie with a huge injection of horror, this is one trip you'll never forget.

House Of 1000 Corpses – August 31st
Taking his cue from such 1970s horror classics as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Hills Have Eyes, ex-animated-rocker turned director Rob Zombie goes celluloid with this throwback shocker House Of 1000 Corpses. Two teenage couples fall prey to a sadistic family of mass murdering cannibals. Will anyone escape their house of horrors alive?


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