Pigeon Shrine FrightFest UK: SUITABLE FLESH, TRIGGERED (TOPAKK), FARANG And More Announced In The Full Line-Up
The next edition of Pigeon Shrine FrightFest 2023 hit the ground running on Tuesday announcing its full line-up of titles screening for its UK venues beginning August 24. Guest line-up and shortfilm schedules are in tow as well, while passes and single tickets are currently on sale for anyone looking to attend.
The line-up itself starts with Suitable Flesh, the latest from Everly and Point Blank helmer Joe Lynch, and continues with a list of stirring selections like Enter The Clones Of Bruce Lee, Onur Tukel’s Poundcake, Jenn Wexler’s The Sacrifice Game, Erik Bloomquist slasher Founders Day which is also getting its Popcorn Frights premiere this Friday, Richard Somes’ Pinoy gory wartorn action thriller Triggered (Topakk), and Xavier Gens’ latest martial arts-fueled Farang (a.k.a. Mayhem!) which just landed IFC Films for its U.S. release after premiering for Fantasia earlier this month.
There’s more included in the announcement. Read on for the details and peep the line-up just beneath!
FrightFest, the UK’s biggest, best and most beloved community-driven horror & fantasy film festival, returns in a blaze of gory glory to the Cineworld Leicester Square, London, for its 24th edition, this year with pioneering technology & entertainment company Pigeon Shrine as its headline sponsor. The company is the brainchild of Tom Paton, working alongside industry finance veterans Jamie McLeod-Ross and Charley McDougall.
Running from Thursday August 24 – Monday 28 August, Pigeon Shrine FrightFest is a joyful big screen celebration of genre cinema, offering a carnival of carnage, a smorgasbord of shock and a tableau of terror. This year, over five days, audiences can explore the magic of menace, mayhem and mischief with seventy films programmed across four screens. There are twenty-five world, twenty-three International / European and twelve UK premieres, with fourteen countries represented, spanning five continents.
Co-director Alan Jones comments: “FrightFesters will experience an amazing variety of films, in an eclectic line-up which serves as a powerful tool of democracy, activism, diversity, inclusivity and social awareness. As always, FrightFest is keen to show, through an open-minded philosophy, that the most unexpected and delightful discoveries happen when wide-ranging topics, different people and varied cultures come together in horror harmony”.
The festival opens with the European premiere of SUITABLE FLESH, the latest shocker from FrightFest favourite Joe Lynch, who has created an outlandish love letter to the late, great Re-Animator director Stuart Gordon; a new body horror take on H.P Lovecraft-minded cosmic mayhem that’s a must-watch for fans of raunchy 80s horror. It stars Heather Graham and Barbara Crampton.
The Closing night film is the European premiere of THE SACRIFICE GAME. Director Jenn Wexler’s demonically stylish second feature, following FrightFest smash The Ranger, is another wild, thrilling ride and a tribute to the beauty and boldness of classic 1970’s horror. It stars Olivia Scott Welch, who also takes a leading role in genre-bending, fantasy thriller THE BLUE ROSE, a debut feature from 18-year-old George Baron, receiving its World premiere.
Another 18-year-old making her FrightFest debut with the European premiere of possession thriller T BLOCKERS, is transgender filmmaker Alice Maio Mackay. Her Australian trans horror was shot with a predominantly queer, non-binary, and trans cast and crew. And transgender icon Eddie Izzard takes on the title role of Nina Jekyll in DOCTOR JEKYLL, a bold reimagining of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale, which receives its World premiere.
FrightFest has teamed up with Warner Bros to celebrate their centenary with two fabulous anniversary retrospectives. James Wan’s THE CONJURING turns ten this year and we are delighted to showcase it as we did back in 2013 at a very special FrightFest screening. It’s also the 50th Anniversary of William Friedkin’s THE EXORCIST and our exclusive presentation of ‘The Version You Never Saw’ will be hosted by Mark Kermode, the world expert on this classic shocker blockbuster.
This year’s line-up reflects the festival’s legacy in championing emerging and established voices from across the world and sees the return of many talented filmmakers discovered over the years. Xavier Gens (Frontiere(s), Cold Skin and The Divide) brings his latest French deadly blockbuster FARANG, writing/director duo Erik and Carson Bloomquist (She Came From The Woods) return with holiday slasher FOUNDERS DAY. FrightFest also welcomes back The Adams Family (acclaimed chiller The Deeper You Dig), who unveil their latest creation, WHERE THE DEVIL ROAMS, which follows a family of murderous sideshow performers. Plus, Marcel Walz, the cult director of Blind and Pretty Boy, is up to more splatter mischief with THAT’S A WRAP, as is Mexican bad boy Alex Kahuam, director of Forgiveness who brings us Ted Raimi on top form in FAILURE!, shot in one single take.
This year also sees the return of popular UK filmmakers such as Andy Edwards with seaside slasher PUNCH, Mitch Jenkins with futuristic thriller A MILLION DAYS. Stuart Sparke with the flesh-eating HOW TO KILL MONSTERS, Airell Anthony Hayles with biting horror caper WEREWOLF SANTA, Sean Hogan with eerie folk horror mini feature TO FIRE YOU COME AT LAST, and Nicholas Vince, in the director’s chair for the filmed version of his autobiographical one-man show I AM MONSTERS!
Scottish filmmaker Graham Hughes is also back, following his well-received FrightFest 2019 Death of a Vlogger with HOSTILE DIMENSIONS, a fun and twisted multi-verse thriller and Jake West makes a welcome return with the World premiere of his superb documentary MANCUNIAN MAN: THE LEGENDARY LIFE OF CLIFF TWEMLOW. And actor Richard Brake makes a welcome return in James Bushe’s campfire chiller LORE.
The Main Screen plays host to seven World premieres including Nick Psinakis’s supernatural take on infidelity, CHEAT, Matt Sampere’s Halloween slasher CREEPING DEATH, Raymond Wood’s vitriolic feminist revenge-fantasy FACELESS AFTER DARK, Steven Pierce’s zombie survivalist thriller HERD, Michael J. Hurst’s wild science fiction shocker TRANSMISSON, chilling serial killer two-hander COLD MEAT and the haunting, nerve-tingler HOME SWEET HOME: WHERE EVIL LIVES.
Other main screen titles include Paris Zarcilla’s breakout SXSW sensation RAGING GRACE, Bishal Dutta‘s impressive directorial debut IT LIVES INSIDE, shot through a unique diversity lens, Anthony Waller’s supernatural chiller PIPER, starring Elizabeth Hurley, underwater frightener THE DIVE, NEW LIFE, John Rosman’s tense thriller of apocalyptic proportions. Quarxx’s aesthetically stunning and relentlessly macabre PANDEMONIUM, the darkly claustrophobic sci-fi chiller MONOLITH, Barnaby Clay’s stone-cold survival shocker THE SEEDING and Samuel Bodin’s ghostly gripper COBWEB, which will also have an additional Closed Captions screening.
The range of documentaries on show this year proves how buoyant and important to film historians the genre strand has become and how influential it can be in our daily lives. Perhaps the most moving documentary on show this year is OTTO BAXTER: NOT A FU**ING HORROR STORY, which explores how director Otto Baxter, who has Down Syndrome, uses his short horror film, A PUPPET ASYLUM, to explore his birth, adoption and epic battles. FrightFest will follow the doc with a screening of his short film. Other docs include: [REC] TERROR WITHOUT PAUSE, which explores the seminal Spanish horror classic, THE J-HORROR VIRUS, which delves into the world of Japanese supernatural chillers, THE DARKSIDE OF SOCIETY, an exploration of the appalling truths behind the making of Society, 1982: THE GREATEST GEEK YEAR EVER! , a celebration of one of the greatest years in movie history, when genre fandom was in its infancy, KIM’S VIDEO, a playful documentary on the quest to track down Kim’s legendary collection of rental videos. And we also enter the crazy world of Bruceploitation with ENTER THE CLONES OF BRUCE LEE.
Asian genre cinema is also richly represented with the return of Japanese visionary Takeshi Kushida, who wowed FrightFest with his debut feature Woman of the Photographs. He now unleashes his latest amazing masterwork, MY MOTHER’S EYES. There is also quirky fantasy RIVER, from Junta Yamaguchi, director of Beyond The Infinite Two Minutes, THE GHOST STATION, a fright night hybrid of Korean and Japanese eerie atmospherics and a FrightFest first entry from The Philippines – the white-knuckle action thriller TOPAAK / TRIGGER.
Scandinavian horror makes a welcome entry with Norwegian director Viljar Bøe’s riveting GOOD BOY, where puppy love isn’t quite what it seems, and in THE KNOCKING, the debut feature from Finnish directors Jonaas Pajunen and Max Seeck, family drama and damaged relationships enter new threatening realms of horror.
This year there are three Discovery screens and films to look out for include quirky action comedy fantasy, MINORE, FrightFest’s first Greek entry, POUNDCAKE, a killer satire mixing stalk-and-slash with political discourse, edgy noir thriller WHAT YOU WISH FOR, hallucinogenic psychological horror BLACK MOLD, paranormal thriller SPOOKT, bloody sci-fi shocker THORNS, FrightFest Glasgow hit HERE FOR BLOOD and THE BLACK MASS, the highly anticipated true-crime directorial debut of genre staple Devanny Pinn.
The States, always brimming with genre talent, continues to provide sparkling examples of innovation including Zach Passero’s THE WEIRD KIDZ, where adventure, urban legend and horror blend into a wonderful comedic animated experience. There are also World premieres for Clare Cooney’s DEPARTING SENIORS, a deft melding of knife-edge terror with the horrors of high school, and Ariel Vida’s TRIM SEASON, inspired by the true story of missing women from Humboldt County, California. Plus, there ‘s an international premiere for Austin Jennings EIGHT EYES, which twists the into nightmarish new shapes.
FrightFest’s First Blood strand continues to thrive and will showcase four films from hot new directors – Chris Cronin’s haunting THE MOOR, Tariq Sayed’s ISAAC, starring Johnny Vivash and Catriona MacColl, Tony Devlin’s THE GLENARMA TAPES, the latest film to be produced through Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Focus initiative, and Dominic O’Neill’s HAUNTED ULSTER LIVE, inspired by the iconic BBC series Ghostwatch.
Pius, there is a special retrospective screening of Lewis Teague’s 1980 cult monster movie ALIGATOR and an exclusive IT FOLLOWS 4K RESTORATION World Premiere event.
COMING TO LONDON THIS AUGUST
THURSDAY 24TH AUGUST – MONDAY 28TH AUGUST
FULL LINE UP
CINEWORLD LEICESTER SQUARE
EMPIRE STUDIO SCREEN (721)
THURSDAY 24 AUGUST
OPENING FILM – SUITABLE FLESH (European Premiere)
Director: Joe Lynch. With: Heather Graham, Barbara Crampton, Bruce Davison, Johnathan Schaech. USA 2023. 100 mins.
THE DIVE (UK Premiere)
Director: Maximilian Erlenwein. With: Sophie Lowe, Louisa Krause. Germany 2023. 100 mins.
CHEAT (World Premiere)
Directors: Nick Psinakis, Kevin Ignatius. With: Corin Clay, Mick Thayer, Danielle Grotsky, April Clark. USA 2023. 85 mins.
FRIDAY 25 AUGUST
IT LIVES INSIDE (European Premiere)
Director: Bishal Dutta. With: Megan Suri, Neeru Bajwa, Mohana Krishnan, Betty Gabriel. USA 2023. 99 mins.
CREEPING DEATH (World Premiere)
Director: Matt Sampere. With: Monique Parent, Scott Lea, Matt Sampere, Delian Lincourt. USA 2023. 93 mins.
WHERE THE DEVIL ROAMS (European Premiere)
Directors: John Adams, Zelda Adams, Toby Poser. With: John Adams, Zelda Adams, Toby Poser. USA 2023. 90 mins.
NEW LIFE (European Premiere)
Director: John Rosman. With: Sonya Walger, Hayley Erin, Tony Amendola, Ayanna Berkshire. USA 2023. 85 mins.
FACELESS AFTER DARK (World Premiere)
Director: Raymond Wood. With: Jenna Kanell, Danny Kang, Danielle Lynn, Michael Aaron Milligan. USA 2023. 86 mins.
THAT’S A WRAP (International Premiere)
Director: Marcel Walz. With: Cerina Vincent, Monique Parent, Sarah French, Gigi Gustin. USA 2023. 94 mins.
SATURDAY 26 AUGUST
MONOLITH (UK Premiere)
A FrightFest Presentation by the Trieste Science+Fiction Festival
Director: Mark Vesely. With: Lily Sullivan, Ling Cooper Tang, Ansuya Nathan, Erik Thomson. Australia 2022. 94 mins.
COBWEB (International Premiere)
Director: Samuel Bodin. With: Lizzy Caplan, Anthony Starr, Cleopatra Coleman, Woody Norman. USA 2023. 88 mins.
PANDEMONIUM (UK Premiere)
Director: Quarxx. With: Hugo Dillon, Ophelia Kolb, Arben Bajraktaraj, Manon Maindivide. France 2023. 95 mins.
HERD (World Premiere)
Director: Steven Pierce. With: Ellen Adair, Mitzi Akaha, Jeremy Holm, Corbin Bernsen. USA 2023. 96 mins.
FARANG (UK Premiere)
Director: Xavier Gens. With: Nassim Lyes, Olivier Gourmet, Loryn Nounay, Vithaya Pansringarm. France 2023. 96 mins.
TRANSMISSION (World Premiere)
Director: Michael J. Hurst. With: Vernon Wells, Felissa Rose, Dave Sheridan, Sadie Katz. USA 2023. 73 mins.
SUNDAY 27 AUGUST
PIPER (UK Premiere)
Director: Anthony Waller. With: Elizabeth Hurley, Mia Jenkins, Jack Stuart, Robert Daws. USA 2023. 105 mins.
THE SEEDING (European Premiere)
Director: Barnaby Clay. With: Scott Haze, Kate Lyn Sheil, Alex Montaldo, Charlie Avink. USA 2023. 94 mins.
COLD MEAT (World Premiere)
Director: Sébastien Drouin. With: Allen Leech, Nina Bergman, Yan Tual, Sydney Hendricks. UK/Canada 2023. 90 mins.
RAGING GRACE (English Premiere)
Director: Paris Zarcilla. With: Jaeden Paige Boadilla, Max Eigenmann, David Heyman, Leanne Best. UK 2023. 99 mins.
MANCUNIAN MAN: THE LEGENDARY LIFE OF CLIFF TWEMLOW (World Premiere)
Director: Jake West. With: Barry Twemlow, Oliver Tobias, Ginette Gray, John Saint Ryan. UK 2023. 124 mins.
MONDAY 28 AUGUST
MY MOTHER’S EYES (International Premiere)
Director: Takeshi Kushida. With: Akane Ono, Mone Shitara, Takuma Izumi, Shusaku Uchida. Japan 2023. 94 mins.
FOUNDERS DAY (International Premiere)
Director: Erik Bloomquist. With: Devin Druid, Emilia McCarthy, Amy Hargreaves, Catherine Curtin. USA 2023. 95 mins.
HOME SWEET HOME: WHERE EVIL LIVES (World Premiere)
Director: Thomas Sieben. With: Nilam Farooq, David Kross, Justus von Dohnányi, Olga Von Luckwald. Germany 2023. 84 mins.
Warner Bros 50th Anniversary Exclusive Screening, hosted by Mark Kermode
Director: William Friedkin. With: Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Max Von Sydow, Jason Miller. USA 1973. 122 mins.
CLOSING FILM – THE SACRIFICE GAME (European Premiere)
Director: Jenn Wexler. With: Mena Massoud, Olivia Scott Welch, Chloe Levine, Gus Kenworthy. USA 2023. 90 mins.
CINEWORLD LEICESTER SQUARE
SUPER SCREEN (375)
EMPIRE STUDIOS DISCOVERY SCREEN 1
THURSDAY AUGUST 24
PUNCH (World Premiere)
Director: Andy Edwards. With: Alina Allison, Kierston Wareing, Jamie Lomas, Faye Campbell. UK 2023. 80 mins.
LORE (World Premiere)
Directors: James Bushe, Patrick Ryder, Greig Johnson. With: Ben Crompton, Bill Fellowes, Richard Brake, Andrew Lee Potts. UK 2023. 87 mins.
FRIDAY AUGUST 25
A MILLION DAYS (World Premiere)
Director: Mitch Jenkins. With: Simon Merells, Kemi-Bo Jacobs, Hermione Corfield, Darrell D’Silva. UK 2023. 83 mins.
TRIM SEASON (International Premiere)
Director: Ariel Vida. With: Alex Esoe, Bethlehem Million, Ally Ioannides, Marc Senter. USA 2023. 100 mins.
HOW TO KILL MONSTERS (World Premiere)
Director: Stewart Sparke. With: Lyndsey Crain, Arron Dennis, Fenfen Huang, Daniel Thrace. UK 2023. 95 mins.
DOCTOR JEKYLL (World Premiere)
Director: Joe Stephenson. With: Eddie Izzard, Scott Chambers, Lindsay Duncan, Simon Callow. UK 2023. 90 mins.
HERE FOR BLOOD (English Premiere)
Director: Daniel Turres. With: Shawn Roberts, Maya Misaljevic, Joelle Farrow, Dee Snider. Canada 2022. 100 mins.
SATURDAY AUGUST 26
SHORT FILM SHOWCASE 2 (Line-up tp be announced on Aug 8)
Warner Bros 100th Anniversary Celebration Screening
Director: James Wan. With: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor. USA 2013. 112 mins.
THE MOOR (World Premiere) *PART OF THE FIRST BLOOD STRAND
Director: Chris Cronin. With: Sophia La Porta, David Edward Robertson, Bernard Hill, Elizabeth Dormer-Phillips. UK 2023. 122 mins.
ISAAC (World Premiere) *PART OF THE FIRST BLOOD STRAND
Director: Tariq Sayed. With: Johnny Vivash, Catriona MacColl, Bosco Hogan, Kathryn Louise. UK 2023. 87 mins.
THE GLENARMA TAPES (International Premiere) *PART OF THE FIRST BLOOD STRAND
Director: Tony Devlin. With: Warren McCook, Emily Lamey, Ryan Early, Sophie Hill. UK 2023. 78 mins.
HAUNTED ULSTER LIVE (World Premiere) *PART OF THE FIRST BLOOD STRAND
Director: Dominic O’Neill. With: Aimee Richardson, Mark Claney, Antoinette Morelli. UK 2023. 78 mins.
SUNDAY AUGUST 27
[REC] TERROR WITHOUT PAUSE (UK Premiere)
Director: Diego López. With: Jaume Balaguero, Paco Plaza, Javier Botet, Manuela Velasco. Spain 2022. 85 mins.
ENTER THE CLONES OF BRUCE (European Premiere)
Director: David Gregory. With: Bruce Li, Bruce Le, Bruce Lo, Bruce Liang. US 2023. 93 mins.
THE BLUE ROSE (World Premiere)
Director: George Baron. With: George Baron, Olivia Scott Welch, Ray Wise, Logan Miller. USA 2023. 105 mins
SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL (European Premiere)
Director: Yuval Adler. With: Nicolas Cage, Joel Kinnaman, Kaiwi Lyman, Nancy Good. USA 2023. 90 mins.
MONDAY AUGUST 28
FAILURE! (World Premiere)
Director: Alex Kahuam. With: Ted Raimi, Merrick McCartha , Noel Douglas Orput, Melissa Diaz. Mexico 2023. 87 mins.
OTTO BAXTER: NOT A F**KING HORROR STORY + THE PUPPET ASYLUM (London Premiere)
Directors: Otto Baxter, Bruce Fletcher. With: Paul Kaye, Adeel Akhtar, Myanna Buring, Dexter Fletcher. UK 2023. 31 mins + 83 mins
SHORT FILM SHOWCASE 3 (Line-up to be announced)
IT FOLLOWS: 4K RESTORATIVE WORLD PREMIERE
Directed by David Robert Mitchell. With Maika Monroe, Mike Lanier, Jake Weary, Keir Gilchrist, Lily Sepe, Ruby Harris. USA 2014, 100 mins.
CINEWORLD SCREEN 2 (76)
DISCOVERY SCREEN 2
FRIDAY AUGUST 25
BLACK MOLD (International Premiere)
Director: John Pata. With: Agnes Albright, Andrew Bailes, Jeremy Holm, Caito Aase. USA 2023. 92 mins.
SHORT FILM SHOWCASE 1 (Line-up to be announced)
WHAT YOU WISH FOR (European Premiere)
Director: Nicholas Tomnay. With: Nick Stahl, Tamsin Topolski, Randy Vasquez, Penelope Mitchell. USA 2023. 102 mins.
POUNDCAKE (International Premiere)
Director: Onur Tukel. With: Ron Brice, Eva Dorrepaal, Pia Paez, Onur Tukel. USA 2023. 90 mins
WEREWOLF SANTA (World Premiere)
Director: Airell Anthony Hayles. With: Emily Booth, Joe Bob Briggs, Mark Arnold, Katherine Rodden. UK 2023. 70 mins.
SATURDAY AUGUST 26
RIVER (UK Premiere)
Director: Junta Yamaguchi. With: Saori, Riko Fujitani, Kazunari Tosa, Shiori Kubo. Japan 2023. 86 mins.
SPOOKT (World Premiere)
Director: Tony Reames. With: Christen Sharice, Hayley Leary, Erin Brown, Eric Roberts. USA 2023. 80 mins.
PIGEON SHRINE SPONSOR LIVE PODCAST DEBATE (Free event)
AI in Entertainment – Where Do We Go from Here?
TO FIRE YOU COME AT LAST (European Premiere)
Director: Sean Hogan. With: Mark Carlisle, James Swanton, Harry Roebuck, Richard Rowden. UK 2023. 43 mins.
THORNS (World Premiere)
Director: Douglas Schulze. With: Doug Bradley, Cassandra Schomer, Jon Bennett, Bob Shumaker. USA 2023. 91 mins.
TRIGGERED (UK Premiere)
Director: Richard Somes. With: Arjo Atayde, Julia Montes, Sid Lucero, Kokoy De Santos. The Philippines 2023. 112 mins.
SUNDAY AUGUST 27
KIM’S VIDEO (International Premiere)
Directors: David Redmon, Ashley Sabin. With: Yongman Kim, Isabel Gillies, Robert Greene, Eric Hynes. USA 2022. 88 mins.
THE BLACK MASS (International Premiere)
Director: Devanny Pinn. With: Jeremy London, Kathleen Kinmont, Lisa Wilcox, Jennifer Wenger. USA 2023. 85 mins.
Director: Lewis Teague. With: Robert Forster, Robin Riker, Henry Silva, Dean Jagger. USA 1980. 91 mins.
T BLOCKERS (European Premiere)
Director: Alice Maio Mackay. With: Lauren Last, Lewi Dawson, Etcetera Etcetera, Lisa Fanto. Australia 2023. 74 mins.
THE J-HORROR VIRUS (World Premiere)
Directors: Sarah Appleton, Jasper Sharp. With: Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Takashi Shimizu, Rie Inoo, Shinya Tsukamoto. UK 2023. 95 mins.
MONDAY AUGUST 28
I AM MONSTERS! (World Premiere)
Director: Nick Vince. With: Nick Vince. UK 2023. 71 mins.
GOOD BOY (UK Premiere)
Director: Viljar Bøe. With: Gard Løkke, Katrine Lovise Øpstad Fredriksen, Nicolai Narvesen Lied, Viljar Bøe. Norway 2022. 76 mins.
DEPARTING SENIORS (World Premiere)
Director: Clare Cooney. With: Ignacio Diaz-Silverio, Yani Gellman, Ireon Roach, Maisie Merlock. USA 2023. 85 mins.
CINEWORLD SCREEN 1 (43)
DISCOVERY SCREEN 3
FRIDAY AUGUST 25
EIGHT EYES (International Premiere)
Director: Austin Jennings. With: Emily Sweet, Bradford Thomas, Bruno Veljanovski. USA 2023. 86 mins.
THE WEIRD KIDZ (European Premiere)
Director: Zach Passero. With: Sean Bridgers, Ellar Coltrane, Angela Bettis, Brian Ceely. USA 2023. 80 mins.
THE KNOCKING (UK Premiere)
Directors: Joonas Pajunen, Max Seeck. With: Inka Kallén, Saana Koivisto, Olga Temonen, Mikko Leppilampi. Finland 2022. 87 mins.
THE GHOST STATION (UK Premiere)
Director: Yong-ki Jeong. With: Bo-ra Kim, Jae Hyun Kim, Shin So-yul. South Korea 2022. 80 mins.
SATURDAY AUGUST 26
COBWEB (CLOSED CAPTION SCREENING)
HOSTILE DIMENSIONS (World Premiere)
Director: Graham Hughes. With: Graham Hughes, Stephen Beavis, Annabel Logan, Andy Stewart. UK 2023. 80 mins.
MINORE (European Premiere)
Director: Konstantinos Koutsoliotas. With: Davide Tucci, Efi Papatheodorou, Daphne Alexander, Apolon Bollas. Greece 2023. 111 mins.
1982: THE GREATEST GEEK YEAR EVER! (UK Premiere)
Director: Roger Lay Jr. With: Mick Garris, Barry Bostwick, Adrienne Barbeau, David L. Snyder. USA 2022. 140 mins.
SUNDAY AUGUST 27
THE WEIRD KIDZ
THE GHOST STATION
MONDAY AUGUST 28
THE DARKSIDE OF SOCIETY (World Premiere)
Director: Larry Wade Carrell. With: Julian Sands, Brian Yuzna, Screaming Mad George, Richard Stanley. USA 2022. 80 mins.
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