Fresh from its Cannes premiere, Jung Byung-gil’s action thriller The Villainess will get its first UK screening at FrightFest 2017. The horror-centric film festival takes place at Cineworld Leicester Square and the Prince Charles Cinema in Central London across the August bank holiday from 24th to 28th August, 2017.
The Villainess stars Kim Ok-bin as a young woman trained as an assassin from an early age and living a double life as a theatre actress and hit woman. Her existence is threatened by the reappearance of two very different men from her past.
Other East Asian offerings include a preview of the Japan produced TV series which originally ran on streaming service Hulu, Crow’s Blood. The series focuses on a “mysterious transfer student” whose touch proves deadly! Episodes one and two will be shown back to back.
The final film on offer, Meatball Machine Kodoku is the latest from splatter director Yoshihiro Nishimura and a sequel to the original Meatball Machine. A terminally ill debt collector finds he has an unexpected advantage when the world is taken over by necroborgs!
FrightFest takes place in Central London from 24th – 28th August, 2017 at Cineworld Leicester Sq and the Prince Charles Cinema. Festival and Day Passes will be available from 12pm on 1st July with single tickets for individual films available from 9am on 29th July. You can find full details for all the films included in this year’s programme on the official website, and you can keep up with all the latest news via the official Twitter account, Facebook page, Instagram and YouTube channels.