Frightfest Glasgow preview: Eliza Graves Simon Fitzjohn January 27, 2015 Film4 Frightfest, Glasgow, Glasgow Previews 2305 Hoping to kick-off the Glasgow horrorathon in some style, Edgar Allan Poe adaptation Eliza Graves will open this year’s February Frightfest on Thursday, 26 February. Based on Poe’s story The System Of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether, the movie (renamed from its original Stonehearst Asylum) showcases an all-star cast that features the likes of Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, Michael Caine and Ben Kingsley. Here’s the synopsis: “When young Doctor Edward Newgate arrives at Stonehearst Asylum in search of an apprenticeship he is warmly welcomed by superintendent Doctor Lamb. At first intrigued by Lamb’s modern methods of treating the insane, a series of events and warnings from the stunningly beautiful Eliza Graves lead him to make a shocking discovery. It’s a revelation that exposes Lamb’s medical utopia and pushes Edward to the limits of his conscience because nobody is who or what they appear to be.” The movie is directed by Brad Anderson, who will always be in my good books for having helmed asylum-set creepfest Session 9 back in the day. The footage we’ve seen so far (we’ve included a clip below) suggests some lavish gothic chills, so let’s keep our fingers crossed that the Scottish shindig gets the launch it deserves with this one.