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Opening this year's Film4 FrightFest will be Paul Hyett’s claustrophobic, psychological horror, The Seasoning House. Set in a Balkan brothel, the film stars Sean Pertwee, Kevin Howarth and Rosie Day. An "exploration of war-time sexploitation", The Seasoning House will be special-effects guru Hyett’s directorial debut.

Look for Hyett and the cast in attendance at the premier on Thursday, August 23rd.

Closing Film4 FrightFest will be the world premier of Lionsgate's Tower Block. Directed by James Nunn and Ronnie Thompson, Tower Block stars Sheridan Smith, Jack O'Conell and Russell Tovey. The synopsis is brief: Trapped on the top floor of their run down East End home, a disparate group of neighbours are being targeted by a mystery sniper.

The directors and the cast will be attending this finale to FrightFest the 13th.

Film4 FrightFest Co-director Alan Jones said:  “Once more Film4 FrightFest is delighted to be showcasing the key British talent of the future with our opening choice of The Seasoning House, and our closing film, Tower Block. Both films are works of quality, sensitivity and bloody-minded bravado and the directors deserve to follow in the footsteps of such other talents we have promoted early in their careers, Christopher Nolan, Neil Marshall, Chris Smith and James Watkins”.

Also announced to the Film4 FrightFest line-up is the UK premiere of  [REC]³ Génesis. Directed by Paco Plaza, this third film in the [REC] franchise "gets brilliantly expanded...in this gruesomely hilarious 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 23 August to Monday 27 August at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square. The full line up will be announced on 29th June.  Festival & day passes go on sale from 30 June. Tickets for Individual films are on sale from 28th July.

Bookings: 08 714 714 714 or www.empirecinemas.co.uk

Links: FrightFest | Film4

 

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He's the puppet master. You don't see him, but he pulls the strings that gets things done. He's the silent partner. He's black ops. If you notice his presence, it's the last thing you'll notice — because now you're dead. He's the shadow you thought you saw in that dark alleyway. You can have a conversation with him, and when you turn around to offer him a cup of coffee, he's already gone.
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