Today was a special one-off Frightfest event, which saw the return of the festival to it’s seedbed cinema, The Prince Charles, on Leicester Place in London. There are four separate Film 4 Frightfests a year – a full weekender in August, a Glasgow satellite event, an all-nighter at the ICA and, finally, what would usually be an all-Lionsgate fixture. This was the Lionsgate date, but this time only one of their pictures was on the program and some other distributors were called upon to make up the numbers.

As well as the UK premieres of Embodiment of Evil, Shuttle, and Repo! The Genetic Opera, the fest also featured the world premiere of Lesbian Vampire Killers and a special double bill of Not Quite Hollywood and Turkey Shoot. There’s something brief on each of those, as well as news bits from or about Darren Lynn Bousman, Dario Argento, Terrance Zdunich, Phil Claydon and MyAnna Buring after the break.

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sxsw 2009

Fantastic Fest has finally announced the midnight selections for the 2009 South By Southwest Film Festival. The selections include: Ong Bak 2, Black, The Haunting in Connecticut, The Horseman, Lesbian Vampire Killers, and Pontypool. You can read the full press release, including photos, after the jump.

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First Full Trailer For Lesbian Vampire Killers

The posters, website and some elements of the trailer for Lesbian Vampire Killers has a whiff of the Grindhouse about it – by which I mean, Tarantino and Rodriguez circa 2007 not 42nd Street circa 1972. There’s also a heavy aroma of Shaun of the Dead, but that’s only been applied out of an aerosol I fear, in order to cover up the stench of Alien Autopsy festering underneath.

By which I mean, when it comes to Brit TV double acts taking their comedy turns to the big screen this looks more Ant and Dec, less Pegg and Frost I’m afraid – and that’s a shame because Gavin and Stacey, the TV show that teamed James Corden and Matthew Horne, is very, very good indeed and I’ve heard nothing but good stuff about their upcoming sketch show, Horne and Corden.

The trailer comes below the break.

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