FrightFest Presents unveils second wave of VOD titles for February 2016
Staff Reporter | On 07, Dec 2015
FrightFest Presents has unveiled its second wave of VOD titles to be released in February and March 2016.
The digital label, a joint initiative between the horror film festival and Icon, launched earlier this year with six favourites from the 2015 fest, including Steve Oram’s hilarious AAAAAAAAH! and the charming Night of the Living Deb.
“I made it quite clear to everybody that we see this as an ongoing venture,” FrightFest co-founder Alan Jones told us in an interview. “This isn’t a quick let’s get in and get out. I see this as progressing over several years. We want to build up a catalogue.”
The new slate promises to “shine a light on our market uniqueness”, says Jones, with the line-up including The Lesson, Last Girl Standing, Landmine Goes Click, Curtain, The Unfolding and Emelie.
All of the titles will be released across digital platforms that range from iTunes and Sky Store to Virgin Movies, blinkbox, Google Play, Amazon Instant Video, Xbox Video, Wuaki.tv, TalkTalk Box Office and Volta.
The first two films – The Lesson and Last Girl Standing – will be available from Monday 29th February. The others will then be released in pairs over the following weeks. Read on for a guide to the complete slate. (For reviews of the previous FrightFest Presents titles, click here.)
The Lesson – Out 29th February
Director: Ruth Platt
Cast: Robert Hands, Evan Bendall, Michaela Prchalová, Rory Coltart, Joshua Wedge
Fin and Joel are two teenage wasters running wild. But they get a taste of their own medicine when a teacher at the end of his tether decides to teach both schoolboys a lesson they will never forget.
Last Girl Standing – Out 29th February
Director: Benjamin R. Moody
Cast: Akasha Villalobos, Danielle Evon Ploeger, Brian Villalobos, JD Carrera, Ryan Hamilton
Five years ago, a masked killer brutally murdered a group of friends. Since then, Camryn (Akasha Villalobos), the lone survivor, has struggled to
reclaim her shattered life. Wracked with guilt and paranoia, Camryn leads a depressingly lonely existence until Nick (Brian Villalobos), a new co-worker, befriends Camryn and attempts to integrate her into his group of friends. Just when she might be ready to start a new life, Camryn’s past comes back to haunt her. Can Camryn ever have a life again, or is she destined to be alone?
Landmine Goes Click – Out 7th March
Director: Levan Bakhia
Cast: Sterling Knight, Spencer Locke, Kote Tolordava, Dean Geyer, Nana Kiknadze
Three American tourists are backpacking through the remote countryside of European Georgia when one of them gets trapped on an armed landmine. However that seems to be a minor threat when a local psychopath comes to their aid and things start to get a whole lot worse.
Curtain – Out 7th March
Director: Jaron Henrie-McCrea.
Cast: Danni Smith, Tim Lueke, Martin Monahan, Rick Zahn, Preston Lawrence
A burnt out nurse moves into a new apartment in search of a simpler life. But when her shower curtains begin to disappear through a mysterious portal she discovers there’s no such thing as simple in this world, or any other.
The Unfolding – Out 14th March
Director: Eugene McGing
Cast: Lachlan Nieboer, Robert Daws, Nick Julian, Kitty McGeever, Lisa Kerr
In 2016 a fearful world stands on the brink of nuclear catastrophe. A young researcher in psychical events, together with his girlfriend, travel to the legendary wilds of Dartmoor, England, to investigate a rambling, centuries old building – here they find themselves drawn into a murder mystery from the past, a mortal confrontation with pure evil, and a fight for their very survival.
Emelie – Out 14th March
Director: Michael Thelin
Cast: Sarah Bolger, Joshua Rush, Carly Adams, Carl Bailey, Thomas Bair
The Thompsons, a loving family living in a peaceful suburb are the very definition of wholesome normalcy. But on the eve of their thirteenth wedding anniversary their usual babysitter has to cancel, leaving Dan and Joyce to call upon a new girl who seems like a dream come true to their three children: Christopher, Sally and Jacob. As the night creeps on, the kids slowly realize something is very wrong and this woman is not who she claims to be. Jacob, the eldest, must grow up quickly if he wants to save his siblings from the sinister intentions of Emelie, the disturbed woman masquerading as their babysitter.
For interviews with the films’ directors, reviews and more, keep up to date with our horror coverage throughout February and March by following our FrightFest Presents Month.