Frightfest Halloween All-Nighter Line-Up Revealed

Hot on the heels of Frightfest 13th comes the full line-up announcement for the Frightfest Halloween all-nighter, taking place on 27 October in central London. It's a typically juicy line-up, as anyone who has checked out James Marsh's fantastic coverage will have come to expect. 

Highlights include Pascal Laugier's follow up to Martyrs, The Tall Man, and Arrow's restored version of Lucio Fulci's seminal Zombie Flesh Eaters (aka Zombi 2). 

This year those unable to make it to London will be able to enjoy select films on Saturday,  November 3 in Cambridge, Glasgow, Sunderland, Newcastle and Bristol. 

Here's the full London line-up: 

6.30pm EXCISION (UK Premiere)

 Alienated and mentally unhinged teen Pauline struggles with the pressures of high school, pleasing her demanding mother and loosing her virginity. With a grotesque curiosity for the darker side of life, Pauline retreats into her fantasy world of becoming a great surgeon. Be prepared for a central performance by Annalynne McCord that will move, challenge and ultimately creep you out.http://www.myvue.com/latest-movies/info/film/frightfest-all-nighter
 
81 mins Director: Richard Bates USA 2012 Cast: Annalynne McCord - Pauline, Traci Lords - Phyllis, Roger Bart - Bob, John Waters - William, Marlee Matlin - Amber, Malcolm McDowell - Mr. Cooper 

9.00pm SURPRISE FILM (UK Premiere) 

11.45pm THE TALL MAN (UK Premiere)

 Director Pascal Laugier's follow-up to his classic MARTYRS is another sensational thriller of astonishing depth. In the depressed Canadian town of Cold Rock, children are disappearing, Witnesses say they have seen a Tall Man at the scenes of the crimes, When this 'tall man' kidnaps the son of Julia Denning (Jessica Biel), the town nurse, Julia finds herself at the centre of an unravelling legend. 

99 mins Director: Pascal Laugier USA 2012 Cast: Jessica Biel - Julia Denning, Jodelle Ferland - Jenny, Stephen McHattie - Lt. Dodd, Eve Harlow - Christine, Jakob Davies - David 

2.15am BAIT 3D (UK Premiere)

 From CUT director Kimble Rendall comes a new dimension in deep sea terror as shoppers at an Australian underground Oceania supermarket are under attack by a crazed bandit. Suddenly, the unimaginable happens. A monster freak tsunami swallows up the town Now trapped, with rushing waves threatening to entomb them in a watery grave, the survivors discover they are not alone... 

90 mins Director: Kimble Rendall Australia 2012 Cast: Xavier Samuel - Josh, Julian McMahon - Doyle, Phoebe Tomkin - Jaimie, Sharni Vinson - Tina, Cariba Heine - Heather 

4.00am ZOMBIE FLESHEATERS - Retrospective Spotlight 

 To celebrate the launch of the restored version by Arrow Films (the DVD features a commentary by FrightFest's Alan Jones), the Italian godfather of gore Lucio Fulci's classic as you've never seen it before. It's all here: the underwater shark vs. zombie face off, the splinter-in-the-eye sequence, the cannibalistic disembowelling and completely superfluous nudity. What more could anyone want? 

89 mins Director Lucio Fulci Italy 1979 Cast: Richard Johnson - Dr. David Menard, Ian McCulloch - Peter West, Tisa Farrow - Anne Bowles, Al Cliver - Brian Hull, Olga Karlatos - Paola Menard 

5.45am THE HELPERS (UK Premiere) 

 Seven friends on a road trip to Las Vegas break down in the desert. They find help at a nearby Motel and it seems like they've lucked out with a group of good Samaritans. Yet when they wake in their rooms the next day, they are bound up, tied down and posed in several different weird scenarios. Each ending only one way - painful, gruesome death. Who is responsible for such fiendishly clever bloody terror? 

82 mins Director: Christopher B. Stokes USA 2012 Cast: Kristen Quintrall - Claire, Christopher Jones - Ryan, JoJo Wright - Phil, Black Thomas - Jordan, Rachel Sterling - Anna 

Tickets for the London event cost £50 and go on sale on Monday 1st October. To book call 08712 240 240 or go online. 

 Tickets can also be bought at the cinema. For details of regional screenings please visit Frightfest.

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