FrightFest 2009: Opening Night!

triangle2_largeThe 10th Film4 FrightFest kicked off in its new home at London’s mammoth Empire Leicester Square cinema in suitable style, with the screening of a short American Werewolf in London spoof starring directors Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2) and Adam Green (Hatchet). The hilarious vignette both introduced the audience to this year’s festival and reminded everyone that one of the highlights of this year’s proceedings would be the premiere screening of the remastered American Werewolf. Both Lynch and Green were in the audience as the FrightFest team of Alan Jones, Ian Rattray, Paul McEvoy and Greg Day introduced the opening night film, Triangle.

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The Haunting in Connecticut (DVD)

True-life supernatural events have long proved tempting fodder for film-makers; movies like The Amityville Horror, The Exorcist and The Exorcism of Emily Rose have all been based on the horrors suffered by real people – all with a bit of dramatic license thrown in, of course. And while Peter Cornwell’s dramatization of the spooky ordeal faced by the Reed family back in the 1980s isn’t quite as scary as finding a ghost in your spare room, its atmospheric chills may send a shiver or two up the spine.

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