GLASGOW FILM THEATRE, 12 ROSE STREET, GLASGOW, G2 3EN
Director: Gerald Rascionato. Cast: Joel Hogan, Josh Potthoff, Magan Peta Hill, Suzanne Dervish-Ali. Australia 2017. 80 mins.
UK PREMIERE - CAGE DIVE follows three friends from California who set out to film an audition tape for submission to an extreme reality game show. To ensure they stand out, they decide to travel to Australia where they will be documenting themselves taking part in a most extreme activity.. Shark Cage Diving. While on the dive, a catastrophic turn of events leaves them in baited water full of hungry Great White Sharks and turns there audition tape into a survival diary.
Thanks to Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
Simon Rumley. Cast: Amanda Fuller, Ethan Embry, Eric Balfour. USA 2016. 110 mins.
EUROPEAN PREMIERE - After RED, WHITE AND BLUE and JOHNNY FRANK GARRET’S LAST WORD comes uber-eccentric director Simon Rumley’s third distinctive Austin, Texas, based shocker. A hypnotic and bracing exploration of identity, body image and transformation, this sleekly demented De Palma-esque nightmare is set in the vintage clothing world where hipster shop owners April and Eric find their marriage tested when she begins to suspect her husband of having an affair. Her suspicions confirmed, April seeks sexual validation with the very mysterious and kinky Randall setting off a chain reaction of stylish fever dream madness, en vogue fantasy role-playing and chic ultra-shriek.
Simon Rumley and Amanda Fuller will be joining us to introduce FASHIONISTA and return for a Q&A after the screening.
Thanks to Simon Rumley.
Director: Steven Kastrissios. Cast: Gëzim Rudi, Emiljano Palali, Suela Bako. Australia/Albania 2016. 82 mins.
WORLD PREMIERE - Fear the Shtriga! From the first ever collaboration between Australia and Albania comes that Balkan country’s first foray into horror cinema written and directed by Steven Kastrissios who made his intense debut with THE HORSEMAN. Rooted in the very real phenomenon of blood feuds still plaguing the land, a struggling Albanian family, wrestling with traditions and superstition, must unite against another mysterious mountain clan's aggressions. A surreal, remarkable and highly unusual voyage through the fantasy lens of whispered local mythologies, Kastrissios’ passion project invites you to explore the mindset of modern Albania while embarking on a spellbinding journey into terror.
Steven Kastrissios plus members of the cast will be joining us to introduce BLOODLANDS and return for a Q&A after the screening.
Thanks to Kastle Films & Screen Australia.
Director : Christopher Smith. Cast: Tye Sheridan, Emory Cohen, Bel Powley, Stephen Moyer. UK 2016. 97 mins.
UK PREMIERE - A tense, deftly constructed noir thriller from Christopher Smith, director of CREEP, SEVERANCE, BLACK DEATH and TRIANGLE. Law student Harper suspects his stepdad Vincent of causing the car crash that landed his mother in a coma. A chance meeting in a bar with a tough redneck and his girlfriend leads to a road trip of revenge and spiralling violence.
Chris Smith will be joining us to introduce DETOUR and return for a Q&A after the screening.
Thanks to Dan Films.
Director: Julia Ducournau. Cast: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella. France/Belgium 2016. 88 mins.
PREVIEW SCREENING - The Cannes Critics Week winner of numerous awards at every major fantasy festival, director Julia Ducournau’s debut feature about one woman’s awakening to the pleasures of the flesh both returns French horror cinema to genre extremes. Bold, daring, provocative and shocking, shy vegetarian Justine attends her first year at vetinarian college and is forced into eating raw liver in a vicious hazing process by older students. But soon she develops an unhealthy taste for meat and her new carnivore persona drives her to commit acts of increasing savagery as her unquenched sexual urges turn into an appetite for human flesh.
Directly before the screening of RAW popular actor / director Dominic Brunt will present an exclusive FrightFest preview of his next film ADULT BABIES.
Thanks to Universal Pictures.
Director: Ben Young. Cast: Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummings, Stephen Curry, Susie Porter. Australia 2016. 108 mins.
UK PREMIERE - In the mid 1980’s seventeen year old Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted from a suburban street by a disturbed serial-killing couple. As she observes the dynamic between her captors she quickly realises she must drive a wedge between them if she is to survive. Inspired by real life crimes, A superbly acted and powerful debut feature.
Thanks to Arrow Films.
11.20 PM - THE NIGHT OF THE VIRGIN
Roberto San Sebastián. Cast: Javier Bódalo, Miriam Martín, Víctor Amilibia. Spain 2016. 117 mins.
UK PREMIERE - At a New Year's Eve party, nerdy and naïve Nico sets out to lose his virginity. After striking out with drunken babes, his gaze crosses to Medea, an attractive if mature woman. Before he knows what’s happening he’s whisked to Medea’s filthy apartment where sinister Asian artefacts adorn the shelves, cockroaches crawl the floors and an ancient prophecy rears its head along with the rowdy gay neighbours and a very jealous ex-boyfriend.
Kevin Rodriguez and Roberto San Sebastián will be joining us to introduce THE NIGHT OF THE VIRGIN.
Thanks to Kevin I. Rodríguez/Platanobolígrafo.