From Thursday March 10th to Saturday March 12th, FrightFest opens its treasure trove of terror to present twelve tasty treasures; a dark arts extravaganza, embracing the latest genre finds from around the world, spanning eight countries on three continents, which includes world, international and UK premieres.
Despite the sadness and misfortune that speak to the future of the film industry in general, it’s heartening to hear that genre filmmakers have worked so hard, creating ever more exciting, diverse, thought-provoking and thought-provoking films – including twelve FrightFest will unveil on our highly anticipated and crowd-pleasing GFF strand from March 10-12.”
On Thursday evening March 10, FrightFest kicks off with a standalone ticket presentation of the hit thriller currently sweeping the Russian box office. THE EXECUTION is based on one of the Soviet Union’s most controversial crimes involving miscarriage of justice and the horrific exploits of a brutal serial killer. This UK premiere is a gripping mix of vendetta horror and neo-noir that keeps the plot tangled until the bloody finale.
Want to explore your darkest nightmares? Join us as the two-day FrightFest event kicks off on Friday with the Scottish premiere of supernatural horror THE CELLAR, from Brendan Muldowney, the critically acclaimed Irish writer/director of Pilgrimage. Next, we have the world premiere of the extraordinary thriller A CLOUD SO HIGH. Christoper Lee Parson’s feature debut is a stunning high-flying act, a stylized thriller at maximum overload for a unique and unsettling viewing experience.
Next up is the UK premiere of HOMEBOUND, a spooky, atmospheric chiller in the tradition of The Innocents, marking director Sebastian Godwin’s feature debut, a “Screen International Star of Tomorrow”.
Next is the UK premiere of an extraordinary contemporary fable, YOU ARE NOT MY MOTHER. Rooted in weird Irish folk horror, this quirky lookalike mystery marks the arrival of hugely talented writer/director Kate Dolan, who has been listed as one of Ireland’s leading emerging female creatives under 30.
It’s time for a hellish, blood-soaked, fast-paced and thrilling ride through joyous 1970s Ozploitation as the evening culminates with the UK premiere of WYRMWOOD: APOCALYPSE, the long-awaited sequel to the spectacular hit FrightFest Glasgow 2014.
Emerging talent in the genre continues to shine on Saturday’s program and the first film shown is the UK premiere of MANDRAKE, an impressive demonic crime thriller from Lynne Davison, which makes its impressive feature film debut. Davison was mentored as part of the ‘Women in Film and TV UK’ initiative by Suffragette and Rocks director Sarah Gavron.
Hold on tight for the next presentation – the UK premiere of THE LEDGE, Howard J Ford’s mountaintop pulsing drummer. The director of Never Let Go has teased another deadly and suspenseful cat-and-mouse game thriller that will have you hanging on to your seat for safety. Next is the UK premiere of SOME LIKE IT RARE, an outrageous and bloody black comedy written and directed by French comedian Fabrice Eboué.
The evening program opens with the international premiere of MONSTROUS, directed by FrightFest veteran Chris Sivertson (The Lost, I Know Who Killed Me and co-director of All Cheerleaders Die). This unique supernatural thriller stars the iconic Christina Ricci, who unleashes an emotionally powerful performance.
If Fellini directed Schindler’s List as a superhero adventure, the result would be the next presentation, the Scottish premiere of FREAKS OUT. This amazing epic fantasy extravaganza comes from Gabriele Mainetti, director of Italian blockbuster They Call Me Jeeg Robot, who will be present at the festival.
This year, the spooky fright party comes to an end with the Scottish premiere of the blood-splattered vampire parody, LET THE WRONG ONE IN. Along with Anthony Head, director Connor MacMahon has created a wonderfully silly and ridiculously crude horror-comedy for Shaun of the Dead fans.
FrightFest Weekend Passes cost £75 and will go on sale from 10am on Tuesday 1 February 2022. Passes will be redeemed for admission wristbands, which must be worn at all times to access all FrightFest films on Friday March 11 and Saturday March 12 ONLY.
Tickets for THE EXECUTION, as well as individual tickets for the Friday/Sat films, go on sale from 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 2. Price: £11.50. £9.30 for all adult concessions
How to buy tickets
Telephone: 0141 332 6535 (£1.50 charge per transaction, voicemail available during peak periods).