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South Korean zombie thriller Train To Busan Presents: Peninsula will open UK genre festival FrightFest on October 22 ahead of its UK release by Studiocanal on November 6. 

The festival will host 34 features in central London from October 22-25 and has secured seven world premieres and two European premieres.

It will close with the world premiere of US horror Held, directed by Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff, the filmmaking duo behind The Gallows franchise. 

Further world premieres include Will Jewell’s Concrete Plans; Leroy Kincaide’s The Last Rite; and Dune Drifter from Marc Price, known for his zombie horror Colin, which was made on a budget of £50.

Also receiving debuts at FrightFest are David Ryan Keith’s Redwood Massacre: Annihilation; Adam Leader and Richard Oakes’ Hosts; and Alien On Stage, directed by Danielle Kummer and Lucy Harvey, which captures a real amateur dramatics group’s stage adaptation of horror classic Alien.

European premieres include Jud Cremata’s Let’s Scare Julie, which was shot in one-continuous take, and Don’t Look Back, from Final Destination creator Jeffrey Reddick, which is set for release in the US in mid-October through Gravitas Ventures.

British director Neil Marshall is set to attend with the UK premiere of The Reckoning alongside co-write and star Charlotte Kirk, following its debut at the Fantasia Film Festival. Fellow British filmmaker Chris Smith will also present his latest haunted house horror The Banishing.

The annual horror film festival, now in its 21st year, was due to run August 27-31 but organisers took the decision to postpone due to coronavirus restrictions. By moving to October, the festival is extending its traditional FrightFest Halloween event across four days.

Frightfest shifted from its traditional August dates due to the Covid-19 pandemic and  hosted a virtual edition at the end of August, which included 25 titles and seven world premieres. Details of a virtual FrightFest Halloween edition are  expected in the coming weeks.

FrightFest 2020 line-up

Alien On Stage (UK)
Dirs. Danielle Kummer & Lucy Harvey

Archive (UK)
Dir. Gavin Rothery

Benny Loves You (UK)
Dir. Karl Holt

Bianca: Phase 1 (It)
Bianca: Phase 2 (It)
Dir. Federico Zampaglione

Blood Harvest (Can)
Dir. Thomas Robert Lee

Broil (Can)
Dir. Edward Drake

Butchers (Can)
Dir. Adrian Langley

Caveat (UK)
Dir. Damian McCarthy

Concrete Plans (UK)
Dir. Will Jewell

Dead (NZ)
Dir. Hayden J. Weal

Don’t Look Back (US)
Dir. Jeffrey Reddick

Dune Drifter (UK)
Dir. Marc Price

For The Sake Of Vicious (Can)
Dirs. Gabriel Carrer and Reese Eveneshen

Held (US) closing film
Dirs. Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff

Honeydew (US)
Dir. Devereux Milburn.

Hosts (UK)
Dirs. Adam Leader and Richard Oakes

Initiation (US)
Dir. John Berardo

Let’s Scare Julie (US)
Dir. Jud Cremata

Ravage (US)
Dir. Teddy Grennan

Redwood Massacre: Annihilation (UK)
Dir. David Ryan Keith

Relic (Aus)
Dir. Natalie Erika James

Skylin3s (Fr)
Dir. Liam O’Donnell

Slaxx (Can)
Dir. Elza Kephart

Spare Parts (Can)
Dir. Andrew Thomas Hunt

Tailgate (Neth)
Dir. Lodewijk Crijns

The Banishing (UK)
Dir. Chris Smith

The Dark And The Wicked (US)
Dir. Bryan Bertino

The Last Rite (UK)
Dir. Leroy Kincaide

The Owners (UK)
Dir. Julius Berg

The Pale Door (US)
Dir. Aaron B. Koont

The Reckoning (UK)
Dir. Neil Marshall

The Sinners (US)
Dir. Courtney Paige

The Stylist (US)
Dir. Jill Gevargizian

Train To Busan Presents: Peninsula (S Kor) opening film
Dir. Yeon Sang-ho.

Woman Of The Photographs (Jp)
Dir. Takeshi Kushida