Ten UK premieres usher in knock-out FrightFest programme
Eli Roth, Neil Jordan & Gemma Arterton head up international guest line-up
From Friday Feb 22 to Saturday Feb 25, the UK?s favourite horror fantasy festival returns to its second home at the Glasgow Film Festival for the 8th year with an impressive slate of the hottest new horror films, plus the hit Norwegian TV series HELLFJORD, stripped across the two days.
Film4 FrightFest also welcomes the legendary director Neil Jordan, who will be presenting the UK premiere of his latest film BYZANTIUM. He will be accompanied by two of his leading cast members Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan.
February 22 20:15 BYZANTIUM (UK Premiere)
From Neil Jordan, director of INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE and THE COMPANY OF WOLVES, comes a haunting, visually sublime, unique take on ancient undead mythology. Clara is a 200-year-old vampire who works in sleazy strip clubs and prostitutes herself to support her vampire daughter, Eleanor. But this deadly duo are no ordinary vampires; Clara drains the scum of the earth and Eleanor acts as an angel of death preying on the suffering elderly. When the two daughters of darkness open up a bordello in the seedy Byzantium seaside guesthouse, shocking secrets going back through tortured centuries must be suppressed.
Director: Neil Jordan UK 2012 118 mins |Cast: Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Jonny Lee Miller