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UK’s Horror Channel has announced the lineup for their FrightFest International Short Film Showcase, which will introduce a wide variety of short horror cinema from filmmakers all over the world.
The schedule includes Ryan Andrews’s LITTLE MUNCHKIN, actress Axelle Carolyn’s debut film, THE LAST POST, and a Portuguese, banana-themed horror short, BANANA MOTHERF**KER. Also expect an Australian film about a home invasion gone wrong, a Canadian effort about alternate dimensions, some U.K. shorts about difficult exorcisms, a virus that causes homicidal rage and many more. There will also be a “Best of the Fest” segment, which spans the last decade of FrightFest screenings. The festival runs from August 25 to August 29 at the Empire Cinema in Leicester Square. Here’s the schedule:Sunday, August 29, 1 p.m. onwards:
ALISTAIR Australia Dir: Aaron Cartwright 10:40 (running time)
Two ruthless killers on the loose choose the wrong home to invade. Waiting
is an evil presence beyond their comprehension—and it's hungry.
DEMONITRON: THE SIXTH DIMENSION Canada Dir: Francois Simard, Anouk
Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell 4:25
Amanda, a young dancer, receives the unexpected visit of a messenger of the
sixth dimension. This mysterious man tries to warn her about the evil forces that are coming to take her. She runs for help to her famous doctor friend and they fall together to the deepest pits of hell and madness.
BRUTAL RELAX Spain Dir: Adrian Cardona, Rafa Dengra, David Munoz 15:00
Mr. Olivares has already recovered, but now he needs a vacation...to go to some heavenly place where he can relax and blithely enjoy himself.
BANANA MOTHERF**KER (pictured) Portugal Dir: Fernando Alle 14:00
New mayhem and madness from the team behind PAPA WRESTLING. Six adventurers embark on a quest to find a mystical cemetery. After disturbing the dead, they awake an ancient evil that will unleash a violent rampage across the entire world.
THE LAST POST UK Dir: Axelle Carolyn 12:00
An old lady in a nursing home is visited by a mysterious man no one else seems to be able to see.
COLD CALL UK Dir: Clive Ford 11:40
A zealous preacher gets more than he bargained for when a routine house call proves some souls truly can't be saved.
LOVE BUG UK Dir: Benjamin Kent 12:00
Frank's blind date is way out of his league. However, when she contracts a
mysterious virus, it looks like his luck may be in. That is, until she turns into a homicidal maniac.
BATS IN THE BELFRY Portugal Dir: Joao Alves 7:10
Deadeye Jack tries to resume a botched heist, only to find himself face to
face with darkness.
FLESH ART UK Dir: Nicholas Thompson, Chris Goodman 5:30
It's the end of the world. Bizarre and gruesome experiments are being conducted in a basement all in the name of Flesh Art.
LITTLE MUNCHKIN UK Dir: Ryan Andrews 10:08
A materialistic and superficial couple acquire the ultimate accessory—an adopted child called Margaret. On her first night in her new home she is left in the care of a babysitter.
Shocking events ensue. From the director of the forthcoming feature ELFIE HOPKINS.
SHIFTER UK Dir: Ben Parker 8:30 screening with KILL LIST
A young woman, trapped inside a dark building, tries to evade capture from shadowed soldiers. She is the live bait in a game to entrap a person of "special ability," by an
enemy of similar skills.
BAD MOON RISING USA Dir: Joseph Begos 12:37 screening with
A man shows up at his brother's doorstep with his dying girlfriend in his arms, claiming she was attacked by a werewolf.
You can get ticket and more fest information at the official website.
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