Looking to put some bite into London’s Frightfest shindig will be Paul Hyett’s Howl, a werewolf flick that gets its World Premiere at the festival no less.

Hyett is already known to genre fans thanks to his sterling effects work on the likes of The Descent, which then moved on to his first directing gig, The Seasoning House, which went down very nicely at Frightfest a few year’s back.

Here’s the synopsis for Howl:

Young ambitious ticket collector Joe is overseeing the last train out of London on a dark and stormy night – the usual collection of passengers on board from the obnoxious teen to the workaholic businessman. Suddenly the train screeches to a halt in a forest after hitting something on the tracks, but the investigating driver never returns. Realising an unknown and dangerous threat is lurking in the woods the disparate group of strangers must work together in order to survive a common feral enemy.

Rosie Day and Sean Pertwee return to Hyett’s side after excellent performances in The Seasoning House, and they are joined this time round by the likes of Ed Speelers and Shauna Macdonald.

The trailer (below) looks ace to us, so we’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for this one when it debuts in the capital on Monday, August 31.


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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