Film4 and All 4 are getting viewers in the mood for Halloween over the next week with the launch of Fright Bites, six sinister new horror shorts from up and coming filmmakers commissioned by Film4.
All 4 start building the Halloween chills, unleashing the films for download and streaming exclusively on www.All4.com/shorts, available now. Fright Bites will make their TV debut on Film4 as part of the channel’s FilmFear season running from October 25th-31st. The six films will then receive their big screen premieres at HOME, Manchester, as part of the cinema’s 5-day Halloween celebration of the same name, beginning October 27th.
Film4 Creative Executive Eva Yates who commissioned the films comments: “Fright Bites has been a brilliant way for us to support six new and diverse filmmakers to work hard and fast on some really smart, original, sometimes funny and always creepy films. Audience was at the heart of the process so we’re thrilled they’re available to watch in so many ways.”
The films are a mix: some playing on our most basic fears, others making the everyday and mundane seem monstrous, while others are more traditional ‘monster in the dark’ movies, but with a twist. More details on the individual films below:
SHORTCUT – Ep 1
A late night ride home turns into a nightmare for Kurt (Danny Devall) when he takes a short cut that leads him to the special hell reserved for terrible boyfriends.
Director: Prano Bailey-Bond
Starring: Danny Devall and Joana Borja
TICKLE MONSTER – Ep 2
A quiet night in takes an eerie turn for Elliot (Percell Ascott) when Nat (Rhianne Barreto) casually reveals her room is haunted by an unusual bogeyman.
Dir: Remi Weekes
Starring: Percelle Ascot and Rhianne Barreto
SQUEAL – Ep 3
After a girl bullies a carnival worker, she soon regrets it as the circus folk ensure she’ll never make fun of anyone again.
Dir: Lucy Campbell
Starring: Lotte Spencer, Rafaella Hutchinson and Zachary Street
NIGHT CAP – Ep 4
Knock, knock. Who’s there? Little Danny (Arthur Tucker) doesn’t have anywhere to hide from the danger lurking in his own home.
Dir: Jed Hart
Starring: Arthur Tucker
WAKE – Ep 5
A grieving man (Mark Bonnar) gets more than he bargained for when he visits his former lover’s (Rebecca Calder) open coffin.
Dir: Maria Martinez Bayona
Starring Mark Bonnar and Rebecca Calder
OLD GAL – Ep 6
Jane (Nicola Wren) is chatting on the phone when she’s startled by an elderly woman (Clare Almond), who might not be as helpless as she appears.
Dir: Leigh Dovey
Starring: Nicola Wren and Clare Almond
Series producer: Fiona Lamptey / Fruit Tree Media.
Fright Bites are available to download or stream now on www.All4.com/shorts