Robert Englund, Maika Monroe to be Guests at Film4 FrightFest

LONDON — Robert Englund will be the star guest at Film4 FrightFest, which runs from Aug. 21-25 in London. The thesp will be attending the horror festival to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Wes Craven’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” and to launch the latest production in which he stars, “The Last Showing.”

Other guests include Scream Queen Maika Monroe (“Labor Day”), who will present the opening film, “The Guest.” Director John McNaughton, who is best known for “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer,” will delivers his latest thriller “The Harvest.”

Essie Davis, who plays the stressed out mother Amelia in the Australian hit “The Babadook,” is the Total Film magazine sponsored guest of honor.

Comic-book legend Alan Moore will be introducing and talking about his short film trilogy “Show Pieces” with director Mitch Jenkins.

Other directors include Nacho Vigalondo, who has three films on show, “Open Windows,” “Extraterrestrial” and “V/H/S: Viral,” Fabrice Du Welz with thriller “Alleluia,” Till Kleinert, helmer of “The Samurai,” “Starry Eyes” directors Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, and Adam Green with “Digging Up the Marrow.”

From South America come Argentine director Adrian Garcia Bogliano with his werewolf winner “Late Phases” and Venezuelan director Alejandro Hidalgo with “The House at the End of Time.”

Additional directors travelling to the fest to introduce their work are Milan Todorovic (“Nymph”), Luke Hymans (“Xmoor”), Jay Weisman (“Shockwave Darkside 3D”), Ivan Kavanagh (“The Canal”), Phil Hawkins (“The Last Showing”), Ben Wagner (“Dead Within”), David Campbell (“Lemon Tree Passage”), Ate De Jong (“Deadly Virtues”), David Gregory (“Lost Souls”), John Shackleton (“The Sleeping Room”), Jeremy Wooding (“Blood Moon”), Jessica Cameron (“Truth or Dare”), Alexandre O. Philippe (“Doc of the Dead”), Ollie Frampton (“The Forgotten”), Ed Boase (“The Mirror”), Adam Spinks (“The Expedition”), Simeon Haligan (“White Settlers”), Jorg Buttgereit (“Nekromantik”) and Federico Zampaglone (“Remember”).

The thesps attending include Pit Bukowski and Michel Diercks (“The Samurai”), Rupert Evans and Steve Oram (“The Canal”), “The Last Showing” stars Emily Berrington, Finn Jones and Malachi Kirby, “Xmoor” stars Nick Blood and Sofie Harkness, “Deadly Virtues” actor Edward Akrout, Shaun Dooley (“Blood Moon”), Leila Mimmock and Joseph Beatty (“The Sleeping Room”), Joshua Dickinson and Nate Fallows (“The Mirror”), and Emily Booth (“Selkie”)

Producers attending include Jan Harlan (“The Shining”), Alex Baranska (“The Last Showing”), Christian Arnold-Beutel (“Shockwave Darkside 3D”), Gallien Chanalet-Quercy (“I Survived a Zombie Holocaust”), Michael Vine (“Blood Moon”) and Gareth I. Davis (“The Sleeping Room”).

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