The line-up for FrightFest has been announced, and it’s a schedule filled with world, European and UK premieres, including the debut of Cult of Chucky – the seventh film in the Child’s Play series.
FrightFest will cast a dark shadow over London from August 24 to August 28, with 64 films screening at the Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema.
And the opening night film is the new Chucky, with writer-director Don Mancini and star Jennifer Tilly in attendance.
“It’s a true pleasure to be hosting the world premiere of Cult of Chucky at FrightFest,” Mancini said in a statement. “I have fond memories of unveiling Curse of Chucky there in 2013 so it’s great to be returning to the UK’s acknowledged home of horror – especially as this film picks up where Curse left off.”
The festival will also feature the European Premiere of Adam Wingard’s eagerly anticipated manga adaptation Death Note, with FrightFest giving horror fans the opportunity to see the ‘Netflix Original’ on the big screen.
Other European premieres include Joe Lynch’s Mayhem, Mickey Keating’s Psychopaths, and Graham Skipper’s Sequence Break.
Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel Leatherface will also be one to watch, while we’re pretty intrigued by Dominic Brunt’s Attack of the Adult Babies, mainly because of that title.
Other film’s on FANDOM’s radar include Jason Flemyng’s star-studded vampire flick Eat Local, Voice From the Stone – which stars Emilia Clarke, and Nightworld, featuring horror legend Robert Englund.
And if documentaries float your boat, King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen revolves around the titular cult director, while To Hell and Back tells the story of Kane Hodder, the greatest Jason Voorhees.
Full details are on the FrightFest website, where festival passes will be available from noon UK time on Saturday, July 1.