Frightfest 2013 preview: Corruption Simon Fitzjohn July 16, 2013 Film4 Frightfest, Latest News and Videos 1314 With it being the centenary of his birth and all, it would be pretty rude if this year’s Frightfest didn’t include some passing nod to genre legend Peter Cushing. Well, those mischievous Frightfest bods have gone one step further by getting their blood-stained hands on a restored print of 1968 cult classic Corruption, starring the great man himself. A far cry from the more genteel fare served up by Hammer, Corruption sees Cushing star as Sir John Rowan, a surgeon who stumbles across the fact that he may be able to restore the beauty to his burns-scarred girlfriend’s face by murdering other women and extracting fluids from the pituitary gland. But as the bodies pile up things get even deadlier, with death and destruction at every turn. The trailer hints at the craziness of Cushing’s performance, drawn out by director Robert Hartford-Davis, who also turned out the likes of Black Gunn and The Black Torment. Also starring the likes of Sue Lloyd and Kate O’Mara, the restored print of Corruption gets a special screening on Sunday, August 25.