Providing a welcome dose of body horror shenanigans for the London horror shindig, Chad Archibald’s Bite looks set to be one of the more icky films on show.

Having already gone down a storm at Fantasia last month (a screening that saw two audience members faint if rumour be believed), Bite gets its UK premiere in the capital on Monday, August 31.

Here’s a synopsis:

While on her bachelorette party getaway, Casey, the bride to be, gets a seemingly harmless bite from an unknown insect. After returning home with cold feet, Casey tries to call off her wedding but before she’s able to, she starts exhibiting insect like traits. Between her physical transformation and her wedding anxiety, Casey succumbs to her new instincts and begins creating a hive that not only houses her translucent eggs, but feeds on the flesh of others. As her transformation becomes complete, Casey discovers that everything can change with a single bite.

Director Archibald delivered the goods with The Drownsman (which hit Frightfest last year), so we have really high hopes for this one.

Bite stars the likes of Elma Begovic, Annette Wozniak and Jordan Gray, and here’s a trailer:

 

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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 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