FrightFest is a genre fan’s Christmas – a Black Christmas, naturally. 2017 marks its 18th edition and the UK’s premier horror cinema festival has returned to what was always its best venue: The Empire Theatre in Leicester Square, now run by the Cineworld chain.
Other major highlights CineVue has got its eye on include: Leatherface, a Texas Chain Saw Massacre prequel directed by Inside and Livid helmers Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo. The pair last graced the festival in 2014 with Among the Living, which turned out to be a bit of a damp squib. Yet their first and second features were stunners, meaning the pair will always be worth checking out. Also on the CineVue docket: 68 Kill starring AnnaLynne McCord (who came to notice at the 2012 FrightFest all-nighter opener Excision); Natasha Kermani’s Imitation Girl; Dominic Brunt’s hilariously titled Attack of the Adult Babies; Kevin Greutert’s Jackals; Joe Lynch’s Mayhem; South Korean revenge thriller The Villainess; and Tragedy Girls.