Given the honour of opening this year’s festival, The Seasoning House gets its world premiere at Frightfest.

The flick sees effects guru Paul Hyett make his directorial debut with this hard-hitting effort that focuses on the seedy goings-on in Balkan brothels.

The heroine of the film is Angel (Rosie Day), a deaf mute orphan slave who is tasked with caring for the inmates.

But unbeknownst to her military captors, Angel is plotting her escape in the various crawlspaces the brothel has to offer.

Also starring the likes of Sean Pertwee and Kevin Howarth, The Seasoning House is both a harrowing and claustrophobic tale, unafraid to delve deep into the psychological terrors of the scenario.

And having worked on the likes of quality films like Harry Brown, The Descent, Attack The Block and The Woman In Black, here’s hoping Hyett can make the switch from prosthetics to directing a smooth one.

The film kicks off the London horror shindig on Thursday, August 23.


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Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle

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