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Child monsters, rampaging wrestlers, avenging vacuum cleaners and a body-popping plague – it must be FrightFest!

Remember FrightFest world premiered WHISTLE from the then unknown MOON director Duncan Jones? Well, be amongst the first to spot the bright new talents of tomorrow at Film4 FrightFest’s International Short Film extravaganza. Included in this year’s fantastic programme is the exclusive first look at the new short from Marc Price, the director of last year’s FrightFest smash COLIN. And this year is truly a global showcase with six countries represented.

2.22 USA Dir. Steven Shea 8.30 mins

A night out with the girls. A hot new club and a hot new guy. For Vickie Palmer, yesterday would be her last day.

TO MY MOTHER AND FATHER UK / Turkey Dir. Can Evrenol 8.45 mins

When Jimmy is left alone in his house he discovers an old mask and decides to scare his parents upon their arrival home.

BON APPETIT UK Dir. Kate Shenton 3.49 mins

A deliciously dark comedy about food. BON APPETIT provides unappetizing twists to everyday eating.

RISE OF THE APPLIANCES UK Dir. Rob Sprackling 8.56 mins

Machines rise up and take over the world – but rather than being cool cyborgs, they are household domestic appliances.

THE END… UK Dir. Marc Price 4.45 mins

An out-of-his-depth hero is presented with a deadly choice. Shot primarily as a camera and visual effects test THE END… should feel like part of an action movie climax.

THROUGH THE NIGHT UK Dir. Lee Cronin 10 mins

Every night, around the world – couples fall asleep side by side, trusting they know who lies beside them..

DEAD HUNGRY UK Dir. William Bridges 10 mins

Life’s a bitch and then you die… Then you’re a zombie and death’s a bitch too!

SWITCH UK Dir. Melanie Light 4.28 mins

A man driving through the snowy countryside decides to pursue a female jogger. Resulting in some interesting consequences.

PAPA WRESTLING Portugal Dir. Fernando Alle 8.53 mins

After bullies steal his son’s lunchbox, a retired wrestler goes on a violent rampage to avenge him and bring justice to the school.

NELLY AND LIO Canada Dir. Etienne Langlois 11.09 mins

Nelly and Lio are in the forest while the radio announces that a dangerous criminal has escaped in the region. Their paths will inevitably intersect..

RED BALLOON UK Dir. Alexis Wajsbrot and Damien Mace 13 mins

Several times during the course of the night, Dorothy, the little girl Julie is looking after, behaves oddly, screaming from her bedroom. Each time, Julie puts her back to bed, comforting her by telling her it’s just a nightmare… Or is it ?

LA MADRE Spain Dir. Alberto Evangelio 6.36 mins

The Mother never believed that her son’s nightmares could be real.

HOW I SURVIVED THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE USA Dir. Christian Cantamessa 10 mins

A single mother and her teenage son struggle to survive in a brutal near future where zombies roam the Earth.

CHOREOMANIA UK Dir. Louis Paxton 9.30 mins

The story of Hector’s journey into dance hell as the city is overwhelmed by an hysterical body-popping plague.

Film4 FrightFest 2010 runs from Thurs 26 August to Monday 30 August at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square. Tickets for Individual films go on sale from 30 July. Bookings: 08 714 714 714 or

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