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Dan Carrier’s movies news: FrightFest

17 August, 2018 — By Dan Carrier

Summer of ‘84

FRIGHTFEST, the annual ghoulish, creepy, and occasionally unpleasant horror extravaganza, takes over the Prince Charles Cinema and Cineworld in Leicester Square next week – and offers 70 features, all of a frankly deplorable, and enjoyable, nature.

The festival is now into its 19th year and has become the must-do for London horror fans – and when you check out what is on the line up, it’s hardly surprising.

And the bill could win an award for downright comic film titles: whose interest isn’t piqued by offers such as Chuck Steel: the Night of the Trampires, The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Big Foot, Anna And The Apocalypse, Tigers Are Not Afraid and Hell Is Where The Home Is…? Hosted by Arrow Films, it has many European premieres.

Check out Summer of ‘84, directed by François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell, who are known as The Turbo Kid Trio. Known as retro horror and drawing on 80s classics, it tells the story of a boy called Davey (Graham Verchere) who believes his friendly police officer neighbour Mr Mackey (Tiera Skovbye) is really the ghoulish killer local newspapers have named the Cape May Slayer.

Davey and his mates Woody, Eats and Curtis set out to uncover the truth… For those who crave some classic horror, the 1978 film Halloween features on the opening night, along with The Ranger – a tale of punks, drugs and a jobsworth taking on the kids.

• For screen times and the full line up, see http://www.frightfest.co.uk/2018Films/frightfest-schedule-2018.html

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