VUE Cinema West 12 Shepherds Bush Green London W12 8PP
MONDAY 29TH - UK PREMIERE - UNDER THE SHADOW
DISCOVERY SCREEN 3 - 11.00AM
Director: Babak Anvari. Cast : Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi, Ray Haratian, Arash Marandi. UK 2016. 84 mins.
The Sundance Film Festival horror hit comes to FrightFest! Tehran, 1988. Shideh lives amid the chaos of the Iran-Iraq war. Accused of subversion and blacklisted from medical college, she is in a state of malaise. Furthermore, her husband is at war, leaving her alone to protect their young daughter, Dorsa. Shortly after a missile hits their apartment building but fails to explode, Dorsa falls ill and her behaviour becomes increasingly disturbed.. This stunning and terrifying feature debut from Babak Anvari marks him as a distinct talent to keep a close future eye on.
MONDAY 29TH - EUROPEAN PREMIERE - MAN UNDERGROUND
DISCOVERY SCREEN 3 - 1.15PM
Directors: Michael Borowiec, Sam Marine, Cast: George Basil, Gregory Borowiec, Pamela Fila, Stephen Girasuolo, Felix Hagen. USA 2015. 95 mins.
In a small town in upstate New York, Willem Koda, a retired geologist and alien conspiracy theorist, struggles to find an audience for his controversial beliefs. After befriending Flossie, a college dropout and aspiring actress, and Todd, an amateur filmmaker living off his Uncle's inheritance, Willem decides to make a low budget movie about his life, re-enacting scenes from his crumbled marriage and his violent encounters with aliens while working for the US Government. As the movie gets made, Flossie and Todd watch as Willem confronts his frightening past and grows increasingly paranoid about his uncertain future.
MONDAY 29TH - UK PREMIERE - SHELLEY
DISCOVERY SCREEN 3 - 3.45PM
Director: Ali Abasi. Cast: Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Cosmina Stratan, Peter Christofferson, Bjorn Andresen. Denmark 2016. 92 mins.
MONDAY 29TH - EUROPEAN PREMIERE - FOUND FOOTAGE 3D
DISCOVERY SCREEN 3 - 6.25PM
Director: Steven DeGennaro. Cast: Carter Roy, Alena von Stroheim, Chris O'Brien, Tom Saporito, Scott Weinberg. USA 2015. 108 mins.
Based on his love for THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, SCREAM and PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, director Steven DeGennaro unleashes a sharp, scary and smart comedy horror that he hopes will do for the found footage genre what the Wes Craven franchise did for slasher flicks. A group of filmmakers sets out to make the first 3D found footage horror movie, but find themselves actually IN the first 3D found footage horror movie when the evil entity from their film escapes into their behind-the-scenes footage. Produced by Kim Henkel, co-creator of THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, a fresh horror experience for genre junkies.
Louise and Kasper live in an isolated villa deep in the Danish countryside. Louise is recovering from a horrifying miscarriage that has left her unable to bear children. Desperate for a child she offers her new Romanian housekeeper Elena a generous financial deal if she will become the couple’s surrogate mother. But Elena’s pregnancy only brings temporary joy to Louise disturbed by her weird cravings and behaviour. Bizarre hallucinations and unbearable sensations drive Elena to believe something is terribly wrong. For the life growing inside her is taking shape too fast, upsetting the lives of everyone like an evil force.