Film4 FrightFest has today announced that the 16th edition of the genre festival is set to get underway with the European premiere of David Keating’s blood-freezing rural nightmare Cherry Tree starring Anna Walton and Naomi Battrick, and will close with another European premiere in the anthology horror Tales of Halloween, which features contributions from Neil Marshall, Darren Lynn Bousman, Axelle Carolyn, Adam Gierasch, Lucky McKee, Dave Parker, Paul Solet, Ryan Schifrin, John Skipp & Mike Mendez.
“We have never opened with an Irish production before,” said Alan Jones So we figured it was about time to put a sharp focus on all the sterling work the Irish Film Board has done to promote the genre. Over the years we have premiered DEAD MEAT, ISOLATION, DOROTHY MILLS, DARK TOUCH and THE CANAL, and CHERRY TREE follows in their fine tradition offering storytelling excellence, great production values and terrific casting, slathered with that appealing Emerald Isle quirkiness. The choice for our Closing night film was a no-brainer, Not only is TALES OF HALLOWEEN an absolutely terrific celebration of the October holiday, it also represents a potted history of FrightFest’s shining past due to much of the talent involved both on screen and behind it being our special guests over the last fifteen years. So sit back and enjoy!”
FrightFest 2015 takes place between August 27th and August 31st. The full line-up of films will be announced on July 2nd, with tickets then going on sale from July 4th.