When the Frightfest made the move from the Prince Charles to the Odeon West End we couldn't help but feel a little sad. We attended the last full day event before the main festival relocated and we thought that was that. We were wrong.
Frightfest itself doesn’t kick off until August, but for March 18th Eli Roth has provided a preview print of his Cabin Fever follow up, Hostel to be shown at the... Prince Charles! Working with Frightfest they've managed to pull together a new day of horror around the screening.
Things will kick off at 11am with Death Trance - a Japanese samurai horror adventure. Then a new 35mm print of The Wicker Man... and while you may have already bagged a free copy of this classic with The Guardian the other week, watching it amongst a hoard of like minded freaks is an altogether different experience. Tobe Hooper's Mortuary is next up, described as "Six Feet Under meets Night of the Creeps" it sounds like a fun way to spend the afternoon. The main event then is Hostel, a film that's already turned a lot of heads including that of Quentin Tarantino. If you're a fan of the Saw movies then you'll find plenty to enjoy here.
Best of all the day is rounded off with a rare screening of another classic close to our hearts, Theatre of Blood. This is the film that was recently revamped for the stage, but as much as we love Jim Broadbent he's no Vincent Price. It's the one where he cooks up a very special meal for Robert Morley...
Full details of the day are here and as usual a day pass will save you some money.