Film4 FrightFest to host nine premieres as part of Glasgow Film Festival – movieScope

The festival is to host the UK premieres of horror anthology The ABCs of Death and Neil Jordan’s Byzantium , among nine UK premieres taking place during this year’s eighth edition.

Also premiering are Nicolás López’s Aftershock, which was co-written and stars Hostage director Eli Roth, as well as Barry Levinson’s The Bay and Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem.

Roth, his co-star Lorenza Izzo, Neil Jordan and his stars Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan, as well as three directors ofThe ABCs of Death  – Simon Rumley, Lee Hardcastle and Jake West – are due to attend the festival.

A newly restored edition of Mario Bava’s horror anthology Black Sabbath will also receive a retrospective premiere, screening for the first time in English.

Alan Jones, FrightFest co-director, commented: “Film4 FrightFest is thrilled to be part of Glasgow Film Festival for its eighth straight year, defining horror fantasy for our lovely neighbours north of the border. 2013 sees Team FrightFest building on the massive support our Scottish fans have consistently given us to make this shock-around-the-clock event the must-see brightest and best ever. And our 2013 edition is no exception to that heady mix of mirth, menace, monsters and mayhem that has now come to characterize the exhilarating and exciting Film4 FrightFest Glasgow experience”.

The full FrightFest line-up is:

The ABCs of Death – UK premiere
Aftershock – UK premiere
The American Scream – UK premiere
The Bay – UK premiere
Black Sabbath – retrospective premiere
Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman – UK premiere
Byzantium – UK premiere
Detention of the Dead – UK premiere
Hellfjord – UK premiere
The Lords of Salem – UK premiere
Sawney: Flesh of Man – Scottish premiere




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