When Lawrence Talbot (Benicio Del Toro) returns to his family home to help search for his missing brother, he discovers that something with supernatural strength has been killing local villagers. Teaming up with his brother’s fiancee Gwen (Emily Blunt), Lawrence makes it his mission to uncover the truth, but soon discovers that his father (Anthony Hopkins) has been hiding some gruesome family secrets…
Our third day at FrightFest kicked off with a screening of Hierro, an atmospheric Spanish chiller that promised to be in the same vein as Guillermo del Toro’s masterpiece Pan’s Labyrinth and Juan Antonio Bayona’s The Orphanage. Although it didn’t quite match the might of those two movies, Hierro proved to be an interesting film; although it did divide the FrightFest audience.
We blame the after effects of last night’s party for not making it to this morning’s screening of The Horseman, although we hear from other FrightFesters that it was a gory delight. Our first film of the day is Beware the Moon, an enthusiastic documentary looking at the making of the 1981 horror classic An American Werewolf in London. Written and directed by Werewolf fan Paul Davis, the film brings together cast and crew for an entertaining trip down memory lane.