Every horror festival needs a bit of Larry Fessenden if you ask me, and the great news is this year’s Frightfest has not one, not even two, but three of his new films on the slate.

We’ll look first at Body (with POD and We Are Still Here to follow), billed as a ‘smart, tight, gripping, funny thriller’.

Throw in the fact it’s set at Christmas (my favourite season for horror films) and I’m all in on this one.

Here’s the synopsis:

Three girlfriends head out for a wild night during the Christmas holidays, but their jaunt is about to turn deadly.

Cali suggests they crash her rich uncle’s mansion since he’s out of town and soon they’re partying the night away. However there’s something Cali hasn’t told her BFFs and a series of questionable choices leads to an accidental death.

Soon the fear of possible reprisals finds the terrified trio embarking on a course of action from which there is no return.

Directing team Dan Berk and Robert Olsen are making their respective feature debuts here, with Fessenden joined by the likes of Helen Rogers, Alexandra Turshen and Lauren Molina on screen.

Here’s a trailer for the film which hits London for its UK premiere on Friday, August 28.

 

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

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 two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.