Genre festival to close with UK premiere of The Signal; 64 films will be screened, with 38 UK or European premieres and 11 world premieres.

Film4 FrightFest has unveiled the full line-up for its 15th edition, taking place in the new home of Vue West End in Leicester Square from Aug 21-25.

This year’s festival will screen 64 films and 20 shorts, with a record-breaking 38 UK or European premieres and 11 world premieres.

The UK premiere of William Eubank’s sci-fi thriller The Signal, starring Screen Star of Tomorrow Olivia Cooke and Brenton Thwaites, will close the festival.

As previously announced, Adam Wingard’s The Guest will receive its UK premiere as the opening film of this year’s FrightFest.

World premieres at this year’s edition include Jay Weisman’s Shockwave Darkside 3D [pictured], Luke Hyam’s X Moor, Matthew A. Brown’s Julia, Simeon Halligan’s White Settlers and John Shackleton’s The Sleeping Room.

Jordan Rubin’s Zombeavers, Tommy Wirkola’s Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead, Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook, Nacho Vigalondo’s Open Windows, Jerome Sable’s Stage Fright and Fabrice du Welz’ Alleluia are among the notable UK premieres in the main programme.

As in previous years, the Discovery Strand will highlight new talent from across the globe, including Alejandro Hidalgo’s The House at the End of Time (the first ever horror film from Venezuela), Jason Bognacki’s Another, Lowell Dean’s WolfCop and David Campbell’s Lemon Tree Passage.

Well-known genre names feature across both sections with the likes of Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno, Robert Rodriguez & Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Nacho Vigalondo’s Open Windows and Adam Green’s Digging Up the Marrow screening at FrightFest.

This year’s festival will also screen three documentaries: Alexandre O. Philippe’s Doc of the Dead; Erik Sharkey’s Drew: The Man Behind the Poster; and David Gregory’s Lost Soul – The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau.

In addition, Kim Newman will present retrospectives of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street, Jorg Buttgereit’s Nekromantik and Giulio Paradisi’s The Visitor.

Alan Jones, festival co-director, commented: ““Everything genre-wise you’ve been hearing about - and a whole lot you haven’t yet - has been included in the programme to ensure our move to the Vue will be the most exciting and game-changing genre event of the year.”

“It’s fantastic to be back for our eighth year of fear as headline sponsors of Film4 FrightFest,” added Julia Wrigley, head of Film4 Channel. “We can’t wait to settle into a new venue to see what the team has in store for us.”

This year’s guest list and Short Film Showcase entries will be announced soon. Festival and day passes go on sale tomorrow [June 28], with tickets for individual films on sale from July 19.

For more information, visit FrightFest’s official website.

Main Screens

  • The Guest – Opening Night Film (UK Premiere)
  • Housebound (UK Premiere)
  • Zombeavers (UK Premiere)
  • Shockwave Darkside 3D (World Premiere)
  • The Green Inferno (English Premiere)
  • Late Phases (UK Premiere)
  • Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead (UK Premiere)
  • The Last Showing (European Premiere)
  • All Cheerleaders Die (Preview)
  • Starry Eyes (UK Premiere)
  • The Harvest (UK Premiere)
  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (Special Preview)
  • Life After Beth (London Preview)
  • The Babadook (UK Premiere)
  • Among the Living (UK Premiere)
  • Faults (European Premiere)
  • Open Windows (UK Premiere)
  • Home (UK Premiere)
  • The Samurai (UK Premiere)
  • Stage Fright (UK Premiere)
  • X Moor (World Premiere)
  • Nymph (UK Premiere)
  • Alleluia (UK Premiere)
  • I Survived a Zombie Holocaust (UK Premiere)
  • The Signal – Closing Night Film (UK Premiere)

Discovery Screens

  • Honeymoon (English Premiere)
  • Preservation (UK Premiere)
  • Julia (World Premiere)
  • The Forgotten (World Premiere)
  • The Canal (English Premiere)
  • WolfCop (UK Premiere)
  • Dead Within (World Premiere)
  • White Settlers (World Premiere)
  • Show Pieces (World Premiere)
  • Digging Up the Marrow (World Premiere)
  • Creep (European Premiere)
  • The Expedition (World Premiere)
  • Drew: The Man Behind the Poster (UK Premiere)
  • Doc of the Dead (UK Premiere)
  • Lost Soul – The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau (World Premiere)
  • The House at the End of Time (UK Premiere)
  • Altergeist (UK Premiere)
  • Lemon Tree Passage (UK Premiere)
  • Truth or Dare (UK Premiere)
  • The Remaining (UK Premiere)
  • Wolf Creek 2 (English Premiere)
  • Wrong Turn 6 (UK Premiere)
  • R100 (UK Premiere)
  • Exists (UK Premiere)
  • The Den (UK Premiere)
  • The Drownsman (UK Premiere)
  • Bad Milo! (UK Premiere)
  • The Sleeping Room (World Premiere)
  • The Mirror (World Premiere)
  • Coherence (London Premiere)
  • Another (European Premiere)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (Retrospective)
  • The Visitor (Retrospective)
  • Nekromantik (Preview)
  • The Shining (Preview)
  • Deadly Virtues (UK Premiere)
  • Blood Moon (World Premiere)
  • Extraterrestrial (London Preview)