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Frightfest 09: Review of Shadow

Year: 2009

Directors: Federico Zampaglione

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Review by: Ben Austwick

Rating: 6.5 out of 10

Presented with an Italian rock star's directorial debut you're bound to expect something a bit Rob Zombie-like, gaudy, fast moving and image-conscious, but Federico Zampanglione has taken a more considered approach in a well-paced, assured film that unfortunately lacks the zip and colour of Zombie's divisive movies.

A young soldier, David, played by Jake Muxworthy, returns from a tour of duty in Iraq and realising he needs a bit of head space takes a mountain biking holiday in a beautiful, forested region of the Alps. He meets a girl with a similar idea and they join together to cycle through some stunning scenery, that with its misty valleys and mossy undergrowth manages to be a cut above the usual horror woodland setting. There are other holidaymakers in this lonely region, two comically overacted bad-guy hunters,
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Incredible Film4 Frightfest lineup announced!

Not only will our very own London correspondent Ben Austwick be there to cover the fest but it's one of the best lineups ever!

How about the world premier for Pa giant insect comedy Infestation? Check.

Sneak preview of La Horde? Check.

UK premier of Cannes premier Hierro? Check.

The surprisingly good Giallo, the latest from Dario Argento? Check.

The world premier of The Descent part 2? Check!

Full schedule after the break. (Yes we copied Dread Central's post. Thanks UncleCreepy!)

Main Programme - Empire 1

# Thursday 27 August

18.30 Triangle (World Premiere)

The Boat That Shocked! Film4 FrightFest is delighted to open this year’s festival with the first ever showing of British director Christopher Smith’s latest spellbinding horror fantasy. When Jess (Melissa George) hits a seagull driving to her local harbour little does she know it signals a harrowing omen for her yachting trip with friends. From epic ocean vistas to poignantly shocking finale,
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Film 4 FrightFest Releases Schedule

The UK's most amazing horror film festival Film 4 FrightFest has released what could very well be one of the best horror line-ups we've seen ever for its latest show taking place August 27th - August 31st, brimming with films we've been salivating over Stateside!

If you need any more reasons to fly across the pond check out the schedule below!

Main Programme - Empire 1

Thursday 27 August 18.30 Triangle (World Premiere)

The Boat That Shocked! Film4 FrightFest is delighted to open this year’s festival with the first ever showing of British director Christopher Smith’s latest spellbinding horror fantasy. When Jess (Melissa George) hits a seagull driving to her local harbour little does she know it signals a harrowing omen for her yachting trip with friends. From epic ocean vistas to poignantly shocking finale, Triangle is Smith’s best, polished and most mature work.

95 minutes Director: Christopher Smith UK/Australia 2009

Melissa George
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