From Thursday Feb 27 to Sunday March 2, the UK’s favourite horror fantasy festival returns to its second home at the Glasgow Film Festival for the 9th year with an impressive slate of the hottest new horror films.
Some of FrightFest’s favourite filmmakers take centre-stage this year, including Ti West, who has teamed up with producer Eli Roth for the cult of the damned shocker THE SACRAMENT. As well as screening the film, FrightFest’s Alan Jones will be talking to Ti at a special presentation on Thursday February 27 at the GFT Screen 2.
FrightFest also welcomes director Jake West and producer Marc Morris, who will be introducing the world premiere of VIDEO NASTIES: DRACONIAN DAYS, their sequel to the critically acclaimed VIDEO NASTIES: MORAL PANIC, CENSORSHIP & VIDEOTAPE documentary. It promises to provide even more engaging knowledge and sobering insight into the heinous blot on 1980s film culture. The screening will be followed by a (no doubt) lively panel discussion.
FrightFest is also hosting the world premiere of THE SCRIBBLER, based on Dan Shaffer’s bestselling graphic novel featuring a super-hot cast. Director John Suits, producer of CHEAP THRILLS, will be in attendance.
As will Jordan Barker, director of the terrific sucker punch home invasion chiller TORMENT, starring Katharine Isabelle, which will receive its European premiere,
Also attending is Indiana writer/director Zack Parker, with the UK premiere of his extraordinary film PROXY, a daring and highly original chiller. Parker has slowly been building a following with INEXCHANGE, QUENCH and SCALENE and will be flying in from the USA to talk about his burgeoning career.
Other UK premieres on show are the bigger and wickeder WOLF CREEK 2 and KILLERS, a dark, twisted tale from the Mo Brothers duo of Kimo Stamboel and Timo Tjahjanto. Then there are two highly impressive feature debuts - Cliff Prowse and Derek Lee’s AFFLICTED, a clever spin on the found-footage trend and Spanish director Jorge Dorado’s probing, twisty MINDSCAPE starring Mark Strong.
Plus there are Scottish premieres for the Sci-fi shocker ALMOST HUMAN directed by Joe Begos and director Michael S. Ojeda’s provocative and compelling SAVAGED.
The full line-up
THURS 27 FEB – GFT Screen 2
21:00 IN CONVERSATION WITH TI WEST (Special event)
Join us for this very special FrightFest event in which West will talk candidly to film critic and author Alan Jones about his extraordinary career, his influences and exciting future plans.
90 mins. Hosted by FrightFest’s Alan Jones
FRI 28 FEB – GFT Screen 1
13:30 SAVAGED (Scottish Premiere)
THE CROW meets I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE in a viciously gory supernatural shocker.
Director: Michael S. Ojeda US 2013 95 mins Cert 18
Cast: Amanda Adrienne, Tom Ardavany, Ronnie Gene Blevins
15:40 PROXY (UK Premiere)
Friendship and understanding can be very dangerous things when accepted by the
wrong people. When a mugging victim meets a couple of psychotic women during a victim support group session.
Director: Zack Parker US 2013 120 mins Cert 18
Cast: Alexia Rasmussen, Alexa Havins, Kristina Klebe
18:45 WOLF CREEK 2 (UK Premiere)
Mick Taylor is back with a few days to kill! Bolder, gorier and placed on a far bigger canvas than the original Ozploitation classic, star John Jarratt and director Greg McLean return with an even more twisted sequel.
Director: Greg McLean Australia 2013 107 mins Cert 18
Cast: John Jarratt, Ryan Corr, Shannon Ashlyn
21:15 THE SACRAMENT (Scottish Premiere)
From the darkest imagination of indie poster boy Ti West, and produced by genre guru Eli Roth, comes THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL director’s freakiest chiller so far.
Director: Ti West US 2013 92 mins Cert 18
Cast: Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen, Amy Seimetz
23:30 AFFLICTED (UK Premiere)
Just when you’d thought the ‘found footage’ trend had snatched its final breath...up pops this clever spin on a classic scary story, as two best
friends see their world trip of a lifetime take a dark turn when one is struck
by a mysterious illness that changes his metabolism making him superhuman.
Directors: Cliff Prowse, Derek Lee Canada/US 2013 86 mins Cert 18
Cast: Cliff Prowse, Derek Lee, Edo Van Breeman
SAT 1 MARCH – GFT Screen 1
11:00 VIDEO NASTIES: DRACONIAN DAYS (World Premiere)
The highly anticipated follow-up to their critically acclaimed VIDEO NASTIES: MORAL PANIC, CENSORSHIP & VIDEOTAPE documentary, director Jake West and producer Marc Morris continue uncovering the shocking story of home entertainment post the 1984 Video Recordings Act.
Director: Jake West UK 2014 80 mins Cert 18
13:30 THE SCRIBBLER (World Premiere)
Based on writer artist Dan (DOGHOUSE) Shaffer’s graphic novel comes a thrilling blend of sci-fi action, film noir and mind-bending slasher. A young girl moves into a halfway house for recently released mental patients. Only to find residents are dying at an alarming rate, which might be connected to their forms of treatement.
Director: John Suits US 2014 88 mins Cert 18
Cast: Katie Cassidy, Michelle Trachtenberg, Eliza Dushku
16:00 TORMENT (European Premiere)
Newlyweds Cory and Sarah Morgan head to the country for some much-needed family time, only to find a deranged family of killers hiding in the house.
Director: Jordan Barker Canada 2013 90 mins Cert 18
Cast: Peter DaCunha, Katharine Isabelle, Stephen McHattie
18:30 MINDSCAPE (UK Premiere)
John is a mind detective, paid to enter people’s memories and uncover the reality behind crimes. It’s down to people like him to explore the shadows of the psyche sifting out selective fact from false recognition fiction. But what will he make of his new assignment, the brilliant, troubled and allegedly sexually abused teenager Anna?
Director: Jorge Dorado US/Spain2013 95 mins Cert 18
Cast: Mark Strong, Taissa Famiga, Brian Cox
21:00 ALMOST HUMAN (Scottish Premiere)
Mark Fisher disappeared from home in a blinding blue light flash. His friend Seth Hampton was the last person to see him alive. Two years later, a series of atrocious, grisly murders leads Seth to believe that Mark has somehow returned, but changed into something different, strange… not of this world.
Director: Joe Begos US 2013 80 mins Cert 18
Cast: Graham Skipper, Vanessa Leigh, Josh Ethier
23:15 KILLERS (UK Premiere)
Join The Mo Brothers (MACABRE) on a dark voyage into the warped minds of two men with nothing in common: Nomura, a self-obsessed serial killer, and Bayu, a failing journalist who turns sadistic vigilante.
Directors: Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto Indonesia/Japan 2013 140 mins Cert 18
Cast: Ray Sahetapy, Oka Antara, Rin Takanashi
SUN 2 MARCH – Cineworld Renfrew St Screen 7
12:00 VIDEO NASTIES: DRACONIAN DAYS
14:00 ALMOST HUMAN
16:00 WOLF CREEK 2
18:30 THE SACRAMENT
Passes: £70 - for all eleven films on Fri 28 Feb and Sat 1 March
Single tickets: £8.50, £6.50 (concession) for ‘In Conversation with Ti West’ event on Thurs 27 Feb and the five Sunday repeat screenings on Sun 2 March.
Please note that there are no single tickets available for the Friday and Saturday films.
The tenth annual Glasgow Film Festival runs from 20 February – 2 March 2014.
Glasgow Film Festival takes over a number of venues across the city for the duration of the Festival: all FrightFest screenings will be at Glasgow Film Theatre on Rose Street. The full programme was announced on Tuesday 21 January at 7pm, and tickets will be onsale from 10am on Friday 24 January.