Heretiks Premiers At FrightFest 2018

  • Posted On:July 17, 2018

Director Paul Hyett ('The Seasoning House' & 'Howl') is back with a new terrifying tale, Heretiks, starring Claire Higgins ('Hellraiser'), Hannah Arterton ('Safe'), Rosie Day ('The Seasoning House')and Michael Ironside ('Total Recall'). Marcia Do Vales (EnMar Productions) and Michael Riley (Sterling Pictures) produced the movie with Lyndon Baldock (Templeheart Films) as executive producer.

Paul Hyett teamed up for the second time with Conal Palmer, to work on the script originally written by Gregory Blair. The duo first worked together on our dark thriller 'The Seasoning House' back in 2012

Synopsis - In the early 17th century, innocent young Persephone is falsely accused and put on trial for her life. Her fate seems sealed except for the timely intervention of the mysterious Reverend Mother offering her not just sanctuary, but hope. For the Reverend Mother is the self appointed leader of a small religious retreat, a secluded Priory, where her fellow Sisters devote their lives to the Lord and seek atonement for their pasts. But upon arrival, Persephone is plagued with terrifying visions and soon realises that it's not salvation that awaits but a battle for her very soul itself.

 This years festival takes place at Cineworld Leicester Square and the Prince Charles Cinema and will open with the UK premier of punk rock-soundtrack slasher, The Ranger. The film is the directorial debut of Jen Wexler, who will be the first female director to open FrightFest.

Closing the festival is the UK premiere of Gaspar Noe’s Climax, which premiered at this year’s Cannes Festival.

This year’s festival has 70 films, of which 20 are world premieres, embracing movies from eighteen countries.

For the full line-up and schedule please follow this link to the festivals website