5 Awesome Movies at Film4 Frightfest
CABIN FEVER goes AMERICAN PIE on a NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD as college kids stay at a riverside cabin in the woods for a weekend of debauchery. Little do they know they are right next door to a lodge of beavers mutated by toxic waste into rabid zombie critters. Let the fur fly and the blood flow as sexual shenanigans get hampered by the rampaging rodents on a flesh-eating frenzy. A massive Tribeca hit, this fast, funny and smart high-concept B-movie revels in its horror parody styling, hilarious gore, cute practical creature special effects and self-aware performances.
There’s a new lycanthropic hero in town and he’s determined to become a better policeman…one full moon transformation at a time. Destined for midnight movie cult status, this high-end blend of black comedy, sexy horror and practical special effects was so successful sales-wise at this year’s Cannes market a sequel had already been green-lit. Lou Garou is a lazy small-town cop by day, a violent rage-fuelled crime-fighting werewolf by night. Good cop and bad cop in one fur-filled beastly package, and addicted to women and booze.
Lucky McKee (THE WOMAN, MAY) and Chris Sivertson (THE LOST, I KNOW WHO KILLED ME) join forces to create a wickedly ghoulish subversion of the sex comedy high school movie. Tragedy has rocked Blackfoot High. Students are mourning the shocking death of Lexi, captain of the cheerleading squad. Enter Maddy who wants to make the cheerleading squad pay for their bullying and wanton ways and her weird loner neighbour Leena who claims to practise the Dark Arts. Before you know it a sect of murderous succubi are born. Let the supernatural vengeance begin…
Bondage in the Bond Age! With his wife in a coma and his department store assistant job boring in the extreme, Takafumi Katayama (ICHI THE KILLER’s Nao Ômori) joins a mysterious gentleman’s club. Membership lasts for one year only and cannot be cancelled under any circumstance. Soon Takafumi has entered a whole new world of kinkiness and dumbfounded ecstasy he’s never before experienced. Welcome to the hit of Toronto’s Midnight Madness strand, the wildest, wackiest and weirdest ‘meta’ film noir from cult director Hitoshi Matsumoto..
If you loved director Jerome Sable’s singalonga short THE LEGEND OF BEAVER DAM, you’ll adore this hilarious musical combo of FRIDAY THE 13th and ‘Glee’ as Kylie Swanson (Minnie Driver) is brutally murdered after her star-making performance in the Broadway-bound musical ‘The Haunting of the Opera’. Ten years later, her producer Roger McCall (Meat Loaf) is running a musical theatre summer camp where Kylie’s twins, Camilla and Buddy help out. When Roger decides to revive ‘The Haunting of the Opera’ kabuki style for the end of term entertainment, the masked Opera Ghost returns.