3 items from 2012
It was set to be another jam-packed day as a selection of nine short films were unveiled, the dynamic Andy Nyman (The Glass Man) presented his devilishly difficult ‘Quiz From Hell’, and, of course, we’d several feature films to devour ravenously.
Here’s our overall low-down of the fourth day’s events…
The FrightFest International Short Film Showcase:
Director: Axelle Carolyn (UK)
Overall: A charming little story about an outcast with an over-active and subtly foreboding imagination, who only finds true happiness during Halloween. It’s probably the least offensive horror film ever made, but there’s an eerie subtext that plays with your mind.
Director: Geoffrey Cowper (Spain)
Overall: This high concept film sees inexplicably huge snails tear a teenage party to pieces whilst a young man tries to woo his ex-girlfriend. An absurd horror that mixes romance, black humour, and a blistering soundtrack. »
- Martin Daniel McDonagh
British writer/director Peter Strickland will have the chance to show off his new horror project 'Berberian Sound Studio' next month at Tiff 2012 and in preparation for the screening comes a handful of new stills from the film. Toby Jones ('The Mist') stars as sound engineer Gilderoy whose latest job working on the mix for Italian director Santini becomes his doorway into 'personal mayhem'. The Brit flick co-stars Antonio Mancino, Cosimo Fusco, Susanna Cappellaro, Eugenia Caruso, Chiara D'Anna and the sexy Greek star Tonia Sotiropoulou ('Skyfall'). The Toronto International Film Festival kicks off in just 30 days time but you can head below right now for the new stills. »
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Programme - Screen 1
Thursday Aug 23
Opening Film - The Seasoning House (World Premiere)
Special make-up prosthetics and splatter genius Paul Hyett makes his directorial debut with a harrowing exploration into tense claustrophobia, hard-hitting action and rollercoaster suspense. In a Balkan brothel, where girls kidnapped by soldiers in war-torn zones are prostituted to the military and civilians alike, Angel (Robin Day) is the deaf mute orphan enslaved to care for the inmates. But unbeknownst to her captors, she moves between the walls and crawlspaces of the seasoning house planning her escape. Psychological horror in the nerve-shredding Alfred Hitchcock and Roman Polanski style but with an ultra-modern twist.
89 mins Director: Paul Hyett UK 2012
Sean Pertwee – Goran
Kevin Howarth – Viktor
- Uncle Creepy
3 items from 2012
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