FRIGHTFEST 2011 Opening and Closing Films Announced!

The countdown's begun to Film4 Frightfest's return to the Empire Leicester Square this August bank holiday, with the opening and closing films just announced.

Produced by Guillermo del Toro, the UK premiere of creature feature Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark will open the festival. Starring the ever reliable Guy Pearce and Katie Holmes, it's directed by comic book artist Troy Nixey and promises something truly creepy...

"Based on the 1973 US TV movie and bearing del Toro's distinctive touch of class, first-time director Nixey explores a demonic tooth fairy myth in a tense flight of terrifying fantasy orchestrated with stylish verve and stunning sound design that will rock the Empire cinema to its rafters."

Quite frankly, the second I hear 'demonic tooth fairy' I'm in. Closing the festival is Julian Gilbey's Brit survival horror A Lonely Place To Die, starring Melissa George.

"Set in the Scottish Highlands, a group of mountaineers discover a young Serbian girl buried alive in the wilderness. In their attempt to get the girl to safety they become caught up in a terrifying game of cat and mouse."

Gilbey's previous directorial outings have left me cold, but George turned in a great performance in Christopher Smith's excellent Triangle back at Frightfest in 2009 so there's certainly potential here.

The announcement of the full and undoubtedly mouth-watering line-up is coming soon so stay tuned...

Film4 FrightFest 2011 runs from Thursday 25 August to Monday 29 August at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square. The full line up will be announced on 1st July. Festival & day passes go on sale from 2nd July. Tickets for Individual films on sale from Ist August.

Bookings: 08 714 714 714 or Empire Cinemas.
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