Frightfest 2013 Preview: BIG BAD WOLVES, THE AMERICAN SCREAM, Ident Competition Winners & More!

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The August bank holiday is almost upon us here in old London town, which of course means that Film4 Frightfest is almost here as well! At the Empire Cinema in Leicester Square, from Thursday August 22nd to Monday August 26th, audiences will be enjoying some of the best in new horror film from around the world. Here's a small sampling; some of the films have been reviewed on Twitch; others are ones ScreenAnarchy has been anticipating.

In addition, the winners of the TURN YOUR BLOODY PHONE OFF competition were announced. Mike Tack, Holomax, Moneky Brains Productions, Paul While and David Scullion made idents designed to, ahem, 'encourage' patrons to turn off their mobiles during screenings. The festival has also recruited some friends (directors whose work has been featured at past festivals) to make some as well, which will be seen throughout the festival.

For full listings and to purchase passes and tickets, visit the Film4 Frightfest website.

Big Bad Wolves, August 26th, 9:00pm

The festival will close on quite a bang with this breakout Israeil crime thriller hit. It's definitely one of the best films of the year, a perfectly tuned story of a rogue cop and the father of a murdered child who decide to take their own hands. It walks a fine line between psychological terror and some pretty deft and dark humour.

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