HOME and Film4 are excited to announce the programme for the fourth annual FilmFear season - the biggest programme yet will comprise six days of horror, extreme cinema, cult favourites and special guests coming to Manchester this October.
Kicking off the season on Tuesday 29 October will be a special preview of The Lighthouse, director Robert Eggers' much-anticipated follow-up to his folk-horror debut The Witch (2015). Starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe as lighthouse keepers battling the elements, isolation, inner demons and more on a remote and mysterious Maine island in the 1890s, the eerie period tale will be on general release in January 2020 making HOME audiences amongst the first to see the film in the UK. FilmFear and HOME will also tour the film to Hyde Park Picture House in Leeds the following evening.
Following in its wake over the course of six nights through to Sunday 3 November come more previews of highly anticipated films, including: the creepy imaginary-friend horror Daniel Isn’t Real, a SXSW hit from the producers of last year’s FilmFear hit Mandy, starring Patrick Schwarzenegger (Midnight Sun) in the title role alongside Miles Robbins (Halloween) and Mary Stuart Masterson (Some Kind of Wonderful); the twisted noirish thriller Come to Daddy, the directorial debut from The Greasy Strangler producer Ant Timpson, starring Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings); and, a Halloween night preview of Doctor Sleep, based on the Stephen King novel and starring Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting) as Danny Torrance, 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining, alongside Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible series) and Jacob Tremblay (Room).