FILM4 FrightFest is the UK's premiere international fantasy and horror film festival. The festival, now in its 13th year, attracts thousands of genre fans each August to the heart of London's West End and the prodigious Empire Cinema, for five packed days of premieres, previews, personal appearances, signings and surprises.
CARPENTER REVISITED - In the horror genre, filmmakers are rarely just directors or writers – they are also almost always fans. On set you will frequently hear references made to childhood favourites – how someone was slashed up in this scene or how the monster’s face contorted in that scene. These cherished favourites inform, influence and inspire filmmakers in the decisions they will ultimately make on their own work. FrightFest and ID Films have invited some of its favourite UK filmmakers to revisit the work of perhaps the most influential genre director of our time, John Carpenter. In five exclusive specially commissioned short films, these talented filmmakers make his films their own.
Director James Moran (DOCTOR WHO, COCKNEYS VS ZOMBIES) Inspiring Film: HALLOWEEN
“John Carpenter deserves to have his own genre named after him, as cinema wouldn’t be anywhere near as cool without his influence. He’s a huge inspiration, so I’m honoured to play with his toys for a while. And I apologise to him in advance...”
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