Fancy getting to see a world premiere at this year’s Frightfest?

Well, in that case make sure you’re at the London horror shindig on Friday August 22, when the festival screens Matthew Brown’s Julia.

A rape-revenge flick in the vein of I Spit On Your Grave, Julia stars Ashley C Williams (of Human Centipede fame) as the titular character, a mild-mannered clinician living the quiet life.

That all changes (and not in a good way) when she hooks up with a dodgy boyfriend, which ends up with her being both drugged and gang-raped.

Naturally (this is a rape-revenge flick after all) Julia decides to get her own back, aided by the mysterious Dr Sgundud and his alternative therapies.

From there it is graphic bloodshed all the way as the victim turns the tables on her attackers which, let’s be honest, is the bit we’ll look forward to.

To be sure, Julia doesn’t look the most original of offerings at this year’s horrorthon, but, if done well, who really cares?

In addition to Williams, the flick also features the likes of Jack Noseworthy and Tahyna Tozzi-MacManus.



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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