Film4 Frightfest is celebrating its 10th anniversary with 11 world premieres, including Jon Harris’s The Descent: Part Two, Rupert Glasson’s Coffin Rock and Andrew Miles’s Fragment.
The festival, which runs August 27 – 31, will open with the world premiere of Triangle, directed by Christopher Smith.
It will also have 15 UK premiere screenings including the Scandinavian hit Millenium: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, based on Stieg Larsson’s European bestselling novel, and Spanish film Hierro, from the producers of Pan’s Labyrinth.
The festival, which teamed up with Film4 in 2007, is moving to Leicester Square’s Empire cinema this year, and introducing a ‘FrightFest Discovery’ screen to showcase horror stars of the future.
A horror writing competition, a short film strand and director appearances are also programmed. John Landis will present a restored version of his 1981 classic An American Werewolf in London.
Alan Jones, joint director of FrightFest, said: ”Film4 FrightFest’s tenth anniversary doesn’t just signal a personally satisfying celebration for the organisers and our die-hard fan-base. It’s also major validation for horror fantasy in general.
“FrightFest’s mandate has always been to showcase the best the genre has to offer and this year we can do that on an even better scale on the UK’s biggest screen at the Empire cinema”.
FrightFest launched in 2000 at the Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square. Last year’s event was attended by 15,000 people.