London’s Frightfest Announces Opening, Closing Films

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Green and Roth in attendance

Hatchet II will receive its world premiere when it opens this year’s Film4 FrightFest on Thursday August 26.

Director Adam Green, plus Kane Hodder, Danielle Harris and Tony Todd will be at London’s Empire Cinema on Thursday August 26 to kick-off what is expected to be the festival’s busiest and most fan-friendly event to date.

“Having the world premiere of Hatchet II as the opening night of FrightFest is really a homecoming for my monster Victor Crowley and I,” says Green. “It’s important to me that the first audience to see this should be the very audience that breathed life into Hatchet and turned it into a franchise. While the first film was a love letter to the films I grew up on, this film is my love letter to the fans – the original Hatchet Army.”

Eli Roth will be making his first appearance at FrightFest when he and up-and-coming director Daniel Stamm close the festival with the European premiere of the much-anticipated The Last Exorcism on Monday August 30.

Film4 FrightFest 2010 runs from Thursday, August 26 to Monday, August 30 at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square.

The full line up will be announced on July 2. Festival and day passes go on sale July 3.

Source: Shock Till You Drop