Ginger Nuts of Horror
Discover true terror on October 19th as Icon Film Distribution and FrightFest, the UK’s leading genre film festival, team up to launch FrightFest Presents, an all-new expert driven social community-building label ready to deliver true shocks and scares straight into your home just in time for Halloween and beyond...
FrightFest Presents will bring you the most unsettling feature films from the festival; a series of movies that wowed and earned critical acclaim hand-picked by FrightFest directors Alan Jones and Paul McEvoy.
You’ll even have Alan and Paul on hand to guide you through each film thanks to specially filmed introductions in the spirit of the much-loved Moviedrome. No need to wait for the next fest - this is year-round FrightFest in your home!
Paul McEvoy, of FrightFest says, “We are delighted to be bringing some of the most amazing genre films currently being made to viewers across the UK. With FrightFest Presents, everyone will be able to experience some FrightFest thrills from the comfort of their sofa.”
PHASE ONE: The first phase of six films hand curated by FrightFest Presents will be available to Download from October 19 and are....
Director: Isaac Gabaeff.
Cast: Mitchel Musso, Dean Geyer, Nikki Leigh, Brooke Butler, Meagan Holder.
After an all-night graduation beach party, a group of hung-over students wake up under blazing sun to find their numbers somewhat depleted. An enormous alien creature has burrowed down deep and anyone foolish enough to make contact with the sand finds themselves at the mercy of a sea of flesh-eating tentacles.
Will they ever be able to escape its carnivorous clutches?
Alan's take - “Beware the beach in a fun creature feature delivering the gory goods.”
Director: Adam Levins.
Cast: James Cosmo, Amy Manson, Nora-Jane Noone, James Lance, Craig Conway.
January is forced to return home after six wild years abroad. A road accident has left her wheelchair-bound with amnesia. Not only has she forgotten her family, but also her childhood and is surprised to discover her home is a stately country manor. Trying to settle in with boyfriend Callum at her attentive side, she becomes even more distant from her family, who just want their old daughter back. The trouble is she cannot remember who that person was, or why she fled in the first place. Now she must learn all over again how terrible relatives can be.
Alan's take - “A psychological horror thriller putting the blood in blood relation.”
Directors: Gez Medinger, Robin Schmidt.
Cast: Miranda Raison, Sam Keeley, Daniella Kertesz, Elarica Gallacher, Lorna Nickson Brown.
Five young people wake up on a beach washed up by the tide. Where are they? What brought them there, and what are the strange creatures that surround them? All this and more will be revealed in this beautifully executed, award-winning first feature, chock full of exciting new acting talent, from Gez Medinger and Robin Schmidt – future genre names to keep a sharp eye out for.
Alan's take - “A gothic horror blast of hellish night and supernatural nightmare.”
Cast: Steve Oram, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Toyah Willcox, Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt
Alpha Male Smith and his Beta, Keith, move to take over a local community. They hook up with restless Female, Denise, igniting a deadly feud in which emotions run high and deep-seated grudges resurface amongst the tribe. Are we not men? Or are we simply beasts? Steve Oram, the actor/writer from SIGHTSEERS and KILL LIST stars in his long-awaited debut feature with a host of his friends. Get ready for the most unusual celluloid
primal scream - an anarchic, hilarious, disturbing and touching look at the human condition.
Alan's take - “Monkey business to go ape for in the cult movie of the decade.”
Director: Kyle Rankin.
Cast: Maria Thayer, Michael Cassidy, Ray Wise, Chris Marquette, Julie Brister.
After a girls’ night out, endearingly awkward Deb wakes up in the apartment of the most attractive guy in Portland, Maine. She’s thrilled, but can’t remember how she got there. Pretty boy Ryan only knows it was a mistake and ushers her out the door... into a full-scale zombie apocalypse. Now, a walk of shame becomes a fight for survival as the mismatched pair discovers that the only thing scarier than trusting someone with your life... is trusting them with your heart. Great one-liners, a fabulous soundtrack and terrific performances – a touching rom-zom-com delight from the director of INFESTATION.
Alan's take - “Affection meets infection in the zom-rom-com charmer with heart and ‘brains.’.”
Director: Adam Egypt Mortimer.
Cast: Ronen Rubinstein, Grace Phipps, Spencer Breslin, Maestro Harrell, Sierra McCormick.
What if your past came back for you as a fully formed, physical thing that was going to kill you? Tightly wound Lincoln is a favourite target for the local high school bullies. One day he violently snaps and is sent to the Mind’s Eye Academy, a remote desert reformatory. But the harassment doesn’t stop and in despair he accidentally summons the kindred spirit of Moira, a girl tormented to suicide in the same establishment, who is more than happy to take vengeance on his persecutors.
Alan's take - “A controversial feminist slasher fuelled by emo horror and meta-grunge shocks."
FrightFest Presents titles will be available on all major platforms including iTunes, Virgin Movies, Blinkbox, Google Play, Amazon, Xbox Video, Wuaki, Talk Talk and Volta.