Frightfest is back for 2016. Here is the line up...

Though it's hard to imagine anything could match the horror of the last few days in British politics, you can count on Frightfest, London's premier horror festival, to give it a fair go. The full line up was announced today, with the festival staying in its new home at the 12-screen Vue Cinema at Shepherd’s Bush, West London.

The festival will run from Aug 25 - Aug 29, showcasing 62 films from 16 countries, 19 World and 35 UK & European premieres.

The opening night attraction is the European Premiere of MY FATHER DIE, Sean Brosnan’s feature debut – an "ultra-stylish, uber violent revenge thriller that’s a calling card for Brosnan’s brilliant talents." 

The closing night film is the UK Premiere of TRAIN TO BUSAN, a film that apparently could be called "The Commuting Dead’, from director Sang-ho Yeon.

Find out more at the Frightfest site. This year’s special events, retrospective programme, the guest list and the Short Film Showcase entries will be announced in the coming weeks.
Festival and day pass sales will go on sale Sat 2 July at noon and will only be available to buy online:
Single tickets will go on sale on Sat 23 July.


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