Arrow Video FrightFest has been a part of the Glasgow Film Festival for the last 16 years, and although the event will be online this year, they still present a strong line-up of genre films that should not be missed. There will be six features that will be available on-demand between March 5th and 7th. They will be geo-locked to the UK, but will be limited to 500 tickets, so don’t leave it too late to book yours.
Alan Jones, co-director of FrightFest commentated: “FrightFest might be presenting a more boutique line-up than usual, but our determined response has still been to showcase the bold and vital work artists have felt compelled to make under such unique conditions. We stay resolute in our continual mission to bring those must-see genre titles to their first UK audiences, especially our devoted Scottish community”.
The films are:
Run Hide Fight (UK Premiere)
Director: Kyle Rankin. Cast: Isabel May, Thomas Jane, Treat Williams.
A normal school day is brought to a brutal halt when invaded by armed students on a murderous mission. As the shooting starts and the blood starts to flow, Zoe is lucky to get out alive. But then she heads back inside the building to rescue as many staff and pupils as she can.
Out of the World (Hors Du Monde) (UK Premiere)
Director: Marc Fouchard. Cast: Kevin Mischel, Aurélia Poirier, June Assal.
The very private Leo has issues communicating with others due to past trauma and only lives for his music. For now, not able to have a career as a composer, he works as an Uber driver and lives in his car. When Leo picks up Amélie, a deaf dancer, he sees a like-minded spirit, connected to the same remote sound universe yet cut off from the world, just like him. But Leo is hiding a dark and dangerous secret.
Vicious Fun (UK Premiere)
Director: Cody Calahan. Cast: Evan Marsh, Amber Goldfarb, Ari Millen.
Joel, a caustic 1980s film critic for a national horror magazine, accidentally stumbles into a secret underground self-help group for serial killers. Can he match wits with five exterminators and make it through the night alive? Kill or be killed, Joel will have to find his inner assassin and muster hidden strengths to defeat the maniacs in his midst.
The Old Ways (UK Premiere)
Director: Christopher Alender. Cast: Brigitte Kali Canales, Andrea Cortés, Julia Vera.
Cristina, a journalist of Mexican origins, travels to the home of her ancestors in Veracruz to investigate a story involving sorcery, witchcraft and healers. Once there, she is kidnapped by a group of mysterious locals who claim that she's possessed by the devil and that she needs to undergo an exorcism. But as she tries to escape her nightmarish situation, Cristina starts to believe that her secretive captors may actually be right...
American Badger (European Premiere)
Director: Kirk Caouette. Cast: Kirk Caouette, Andrea Stefancikova, Michael Kopsa.
Meet Badger, because his real name is Dean, and that's the lamest ever for a hitman. Like all American Badgers, he prefers to be alone, and has hardly spoken a word to anyone except his Handler. But all that is about to change with his latest assignment - make friends with call girl Velvet, extract information about the criminal Albanian gang she works for, and then kill her. What he doesn’t know is that Velvet is like a daughter to the mob boss and all hell is about to break loose.
The Woman with Leopard Shoes/La Femme Aux Chaussures Leopard (Scottish Premiere)
Director: Alexis Bruchon. Cast: Paul Bruchon.
A thief is engaged by a mysterious woman to steal a box in a house. The job goes well but, as he’s escaping, dozens of people arrive for a party. The thief just has time to hide in a study. Confined in this little room, he tries to flee but things turn for the worse when he makes a shocking discovery.
For full programme details head over to http://www.frightfest.co.uk/.