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[FrightFest ’12] UK Event Announces Opening & Closing Night Films

Paul Hyett’s claustrophobic, psychological horror, The Seasoning House is set to open this year’s Film4 FrightFest. Starring Sean Pertwee, Kevin Howarth and Rosie Day, this hard-hitting exploration of war-time sexploitation, set in a Balkan brothel, marks special-effects guru Hyett’s directorial debut. Hyett and the cast will be attending the premiere on Thurs August 23.

Film4 FrightFest will close with the world premiere of Lionsgate’s Tower Block. Directed by James Nunn and Ronnie Thompson, this is a stunning suspense shocker. “Trapped on the top floor of their run down East End home, a disparate group of neighbours are being targeted by a mystery sniper.” This taut gripper stars Sheridan Smith, Jack O’Connell and Russell Tovey. The directors and the cast will attend this fabulous finale to FrightFest the 13th.

Film4 FrightFest is pleased to announce the line-up will also include the UK premiere of [REC]2 Genesis, in which the [REC] myth gets expanded by director Paco Plaza in this gruesome second sequel in the groundbreaking Spanish zombie franchise. Both Paco and his leading lady Leticia Dolera will be attending the screening.

Film4 FrightFest, the UK’s biggest genre film festival, runs from Thursday August 23 to Monday August 27 at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square. The full line up will be announced on June 29. Festival & day passes go on sale from 30 June. Tickets for Individual films are on sale from 28th July.

Above, Tower Block

Above, The Seasoning House



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