Scary Movies

London, The Arts

Twenty eight films in four days – I must be insane. I thought I’d grown out of these things but no, here I am again, back in my seat with hundreds of other maniacs at Frightfest, Europe’s biggest horror festival, screaming and grimacing along with everyone else. This year the opening night offered the Guillermo del Toro-penned ‘Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark’ (A surprisingly family-friendly start) and ‘Final Destination 5’ (in some ways the best of the series).

I skipped ‘The Theatre Bizarre’ and am moving into Day Two. Coming up, there’s everything from Swiss voodoo to the Wicker Man sequel. The most frightening part so far (apart from realising that half the audience and I realise we all know each other) is clambering through the bomb-site that is Leicester Square, which is being rebuilt for the zillionth time since they started messing around with it in the 70s. Pray for me.

2 comments on “Scary Movies”

  1. J. Folgard says:

    I hope you’ll post more about what you like at Frightfest -everytime I hear about it, it’s mostly positive. Enjoy the movies & the company then!

  2. I.A.M. says:

    If you haven’t already, you’ll eventually bump into John Llewellyn Probert and the Good Lady Kathleen. This might make it even more of ‘an experience’.

    May God have mercy on your collective souls.

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