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FrightFest and Horror Channel announce nine world premieres for short film programme.


FrightFest in association with Horror Channel, will be screening nine specially selected short films, all World Premieres, at this year's August event at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Sq. From James Moran's sickly slick serial killer tale and Dominic Brunt's ghastly vision of war time Hell, to Will Gilbey's hard-boiled noir cop thriller and Mike Mort's even harder puppet cop hero Chuck Steel, the line-up represents a rich tapestry of talent, with casts that include Hannah Tointon, Neil Maskell, Ed Speleers, Alfie Allen & Jack Gordon.

Paul McEvoy, Co-director of FrightFest & Horror Channel programme co-ordinater said today: "This year's brilliant and insane mix of shorts includes outstanding World Premieres from some FrightFest favourites and some exciting new cinematic blood. Behold and enjoy!"


Main Screen

Friday August 23rd

16:15 Crazy for You (World Premiere)

Director: James Moran. Cast: Arthur Darvill, Hannah Tointon. UK. 2013. 10 mins

It's difficult to find love when you're a serial killer - when Charlie meets the girl of his dreams, he has to keep that slight flaw a secret from her. Will true love win the day? Or will she become another of his unwitting victims?

Saturday August 24th

13:15 Turncoat (World Premiere)

Director: Will Gilbey. Cast: Neil Maskell, Stephen McCole, Ed Speleers. UK. 2013. 14min

Two cops break into a criminal's home, drag him out of bed and start conducting an illegal search of the premises. Cuffed to a chair, and seemingly helpless, the criminal's only chance is to play the two cops off against each other.

20:55 Chuck Steel: Raging Balls of Steel Justice (World Premiere)

Written, directed and voiced by Mike Mort. UK 2013 13min

It's 1986, and maverick cop Chuck Steel has his work cut out when the city's most influential banker is kidnapped by a group of escaped convicts. With the aid of his sex obsessed robot partner, Chuck must fight a desperate battle against overwhelming odds to save the hostage.

Monday August 26th

15.35 The Body (World Premiere)

Director: Paul Davis. Cast: Alfie Allen, Hannah Tointon, Christian Brassington, Jack Gordon. UK. 2013. 18min

The tale of a murderer who uses the cover of Halloween night to causally transport his latest victim from the scene of the crime to his final resting place.

Discovery Screen 1

Friday August 23rd

18:00 If I Had a Heart (World Premiere)

Directors The Halsall Brothers. Cast: Min-Joong Kim UK. 2013. 12 min

A neo-noir set in the underbelly of Seoul. Sam IL is a street fighter who was abandoned at birth by his Mother in a coin locker. His life has been one of extreme violence and isolation.

Saturday August 24th

15:15 Shell Shocked (World Premiere)

Director: Dominic Brunt. Cast: Geoffrey Newland, Anthony Streeter UK. 2013. 12 min

Two soldiers from opposing sides seek temporary salvation from the battle field. A tense, life or death stand off at gun point ensues with a growing realisation...they were safer where they were...

18:15 Samuel and Emily Vs. The World (World Premiere)

Director: Nick Gillespie Cast: Steve Garry, Phoebe Jones & Alex Rose March. UK. 2013. 9 min

An eerie and gruesome tale about a couple who have found a new way to survive the zombie apocalypse.

Sunday August 25th

12:50 The Guest (World Premiere)

Director: Jovanka Vuckovic Cast: Tara Elliot, Jordan Gray & Isabella Vuckovic Canada 2013. 4 min

A man must face his personal demons as a consequence of a mysterious bargain he has made.

15:15 Breathe (World Premiere)

Directed by Toby Meakins Cast: Jack North, Josef Altin & Orion Ben. UK. 2013. 5 min

A ghost story about a girl who only appears when you hold your breath.

Discovery Screen 2 (Repeat showings):

Friday August 23rd

15:15 Samuel and Emily Vs. the World

Saturday August 24th

12:50 The Guest

15:30 Breathe

Sunday August 25th

10:25 If I Had a Heart

Monday August 26th

16:00 Shell Shocked


Film4 FrightFest, the UK's biggest genre film festival, runs from Thursday 22nd August to Monday 26th August at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square. The full line up will be announced on Friday 28th June. Festival & day passes go on sale from 29th June. Tickets for Individual films are on sale from 27th July. Bookings: 08714 714 714 or

Weekend Passes are £170

Day Passes:
Thursday 22nd August - £29
Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th - £56
Monday 26th - £47

Individual Screening Tickets £12



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