Friday, June 30, 2006

More titles announced for FrightFest 2006

The Host - this year's closing movie

With weekend passes due to go on sale tomorrow morning, FrightFest have just confirmed five more titles for this year's event in August.

Adrift (Dir: Hans Horn) - rather misleadingly christened Open Water 2 in other territories, this German thriller is about a weekend cruise on a luxurious party yacht that goes horribly wrong for a group of old high-school friends.

The Host (Dir: Bong Joon-ho) - A mutant emerges from Seoul's Han River and focuses its attention on attacking people. This big budget Korean monster movie will close the festival.

The Lost (Dir: Chris Sivertson) - based on the Jack Ketchum novel, this one focuses on a cop and his ex-partner determined to catch a teenage killer who murdered two young women four years earlier.

Puritan (Dir: Hadi Hajaig) - a Victorian inspired modern day supernatural film noir, set against the backdrop of Whitechapel, mediums and the work of supposed pagan architect Nicholas Hawksmoore. Stars Nick Moran and Brighton resident Ralph Brown.

Re-cycle (Dir: Pang Brothers) - the most ambitious film to date from the brothers behind The Eye, this one follows a female novelist who finds herself in another world when she starts writing her latest book about spirits.

In addition to these films there will also be a screening of the documentary Earthlings: Ugly Bags Of Mostly Water (something to do with the Klingon language, apparently...) and the Thursday night will feature a pre-festival screening of Chris Smith's Severance followed by a Q&A with the director and members of the cast.

Full details can be found at and I'll report back on my day out in London joining the 'sleepy queue' for my tickets early next week.

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