Since 2000, I have been lucky enough to attended FrightFest ever since it has opened its doors to horror fans nationwide. There are so many stories and anecdotes plus countless of movies that have stood out to me, making it a visceral and unique cinema experience. FrightFest is now in it’s fourteenth year, stronger than ever. With high profile horror film-makers, a diverse range of films and countless horror fans heading to Vue Cinema in Leicester Square this August Bank Holiday, the weekend is shaping up to be a horrific delight.
Most essentially, the audience is what makes the FrightFest a highlight. The roars of excitement and applause they give when a villain receives their comeuppance or when our heroine is suffering her ordeal where extreme silence occurs just shows how we appreciate this festival.
I remember watching the 2010’s I Spit on Your Grave remake in at FrightFest and similarly the more violent and extreme sequel. As our heroine exerted her revenge in more gory and bloody ways, the audience were hollering, whooping and cheering. It was a phenomenal experience to be a part of.
Last but not least, The Green Inferno written and directed by Eli Roth is the must see horror film of the festival, if not, the year. After a seven year absence of writing/directing since Hostel Part 2, this horror film maker has high expectations to uphold. Eli Roth will not disappoint as a big budget homage to Cannibal Holocaust and Cannibal Ferox makes me excited like a teenage female Justin Bieber fan but for all the gory cannibal horror fun. Overall, there are many films to opt for, so check out the website, but The Green Inferno is the one that holds a royal flush of terror.
Tickets are still available onlinehere.