Film4 FrightFest 2015 has announced its guest line-up, which includes Barbara Crampton, Rick Wakeman, James Cosmo, Toyah Willcox, Neil Marshall and Bernard Rose.
Scream Queen Barbara Crampton is Film4 FrightFest’s special guest icon, appearing in no less than four films in this year’s line-up. She stars in We Are Still Here, Road Games and Sun Choke, as well as making a cameo appearance in Tales Of Halloween. As well as introducing all her films, Crampton will also be talking about her career during a special interview event, hosted by Alan Jones, on Sunday 30 August at 9.15pm.
“To say that I am overjoyed, excited and eager to attend FrightFest as a guest is putting it mildly,” Crampton said. “This festival has been on my radar for some time and to be included and have four films screening is a welcome nightmare from which I hope never to wake.”
FrightFest also celebrates the prolific and enduring artist Graham Humphreys, who will be talking about his career designing posters in the Drawing Blood event on Sun 30 August at 7pm. Another special event to look forward to is Film4’s own Catherine Bray, who will be hosting a Diy Filmmaking panel discussion on Sun 30 August at 11.15am.
FrightFest is also delighted to host British writer/director Bernard Rose. The director of the highly acclaimed cult horrors Paperhouse and Candyman makes a triumphant return to the fear forefront with his Frankenstein reboot.
Opening film Cherry Tree will see director David Keating and leading cast members Anna Walton, Naomi Battrick, Sam Hazeldine, Patrick Gibson and Minnie Phipps in attendance, while closing film Tales Of Halloween will be watched by three of its directors – FrightFest veteran Neil Marshall, Axelle Carolyn and Mike Mendez.
The eclectic mix of guests also includes Aaaaaaaah! debut director and actor Steve Oram and his co-stars rock legend Toyah Willcox, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Noel Fielding and Alice Lowe; director Corin Hardy will be taking time out of prepping his reboot of The Crow to present The Hallow; director, and Emmerdale soap opera legend, Dominic Brunt, will be there with his latest thriller Bait, alongside leading cast members Joanne Mitchell and Rula Lenska and Paul Hyett will be introducing the world premiere of his creature feature Howl with cast members including Rosie Day and Ed Speelers. We also have Hawk The Slayer director Terry Marcel with star Ray Charleson and composer Rick Wakeman and for Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter, Brian Clemens sons, Sam and George Clemens, will attend, alongside Hammer Horror legend Caroline Munro.
Directors will also be out in force this year. Joining us in the main screens are Ben and Chris Blaine (Nina Forever), Iain Softley (Curve), Abner Pastoll (Road Games), Jason Lei Howden (Deathgasm), Doran and Yoav Paz (Jeruzalem), Julien Seri (Night Fare), Adam Egypt Mortimer (Some Kind Of Hate), Alistair Legrand (The Diabolical), Ted Geoghegan (We Are Still Here) and Nathan Ambrosioni, the 14-year-old French director of Hostile, who, legally won’t be allowed to watch his own movie!
The stars of the films are also out in force (with more to be confirmed) and include Diana Vickers (Awaiting), Abigail Hardingham and Cian Barry (Nina Forever), Andrew Simpson (Road Games), James Cosmo, Amy Manson and Nora-Jane Noone (Estranged), J.LaRose and Castille Landon (Wind Walkers), Laurence R. Harvey and Dan Palmer (Banjo), Angela Dixon (Never Let Go), Robert Hands, Evan Bendall, Martin Pryca and Michaela Prchalova (The Lesson) and Goddess Of Love star, co-writer and producer Alexis Kendra.
Single tickets cost £13.25 and go on sale tomorrow at noon and can be purchased here.