The horror festival’s line-up includes the remake of the controversial revenge thriller I Spit On Your Grave.
The 11th Film4 FrightFest will host nine world premieres including Steven Lawson’s Dead Cert and Josh Reed’s Primal at its next edition, which will run August 26 – 30 at the Empire in London.
The 36-strong line feature films from 14 countries also includes 20 European premieres, including a remake of the controversial rape and revenge thriller, I Spit On Your Grave directed by Steven R Monroe.
Adam Green’s Hatchet II will open the festival, while Daniel Stamm’s The Last Exorcism will close it four days later.
This year’s festival also has a strong selection of homegrown titles featuring eight British films including Gareth Edwards’ post-Apocalyptic debut Monsters, Paul Andrew Williams’ Cherry Tree Lane, The Ford Brothers’ ‘Zombie flick’ The Dead and Johannes Roberts’ F.
Alan Jones, joint director of FrightFest, said: “The Film4 FrightFest line-up this year is stronger, pioneering and more relevant to our core followers than ever before. With the Hollywood mindset focused on safe bets and creative bankruptcy, we’ve gone back to the roots of what true horror fantasy should be about - exploring daring ideas with innovation using new conjugations of shock from new exciting talent.”
The festival - in partnership with Total Film Magazine - will also celebrate the career of legendary horror director Tobe Hooper. Hooper’s cult classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre will be shown, as well as his 1969 debut Eggshells.