FrightFest 2013 announces opening and closing films

FrightFest 2013 has signalled its intentions to go global, with the announcement of its opening and closing night films.

The Dead 2: India , will kick off the horror festival. From the Ford brothers, Howard and Jon, the film is a sequel to The Dead , which was set in Africa.

On being selected to open the fest, the brothers said, “It’s truly an honour to be the opening film – mind-blowing! Being at FrightFest for The Dead was such an incredible experience for us and one of the highlights of our whole journey with the film. It’s an awesome event with a brilliant crowd and we both sincerely cannot wait to see you all there!”

And wrapping up proceedings will be closing night film, Big Bad Wolves . Hailing from Israel, the film is a twisted fairytale, directed by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado. The film centres on murders, revenge and vigilantism, and the buzz we’ve heard on this one suggests it’s one to watch.

In a statement, the directing duo said, “We always dreamt of having a film which would be good enough to be shown at FrightFest, but not even in our wildest dreams did we think that an Hebrew speaking revenge thriller would get us there. FrightFest is really making history here. As a token of our appreciation we promise to give everyone there a night they won’t easily forget”.

FrightFest 2013 runs from Thursday 22 – Monday 26 August 2013 in the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square, London. Passes are on sale from 29 June 2013, one day after the full line-up is announced.

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