The Dead 2: India and Big Bad Wolves for FrightFest 2013
Story by Jack Foley
ZOMBIE epic The Dead 2: India (pictured) and Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado’s revenge thriller Big Bad Wolves are to open and close Film4 FrightFest 2013.
The Dead 2 marks a return to the horror festival for British brothers Howard and Jon Ford, the director, writer and producer team behind the African-set zombie road movie The Dead, which launched at FrightFest in 2010.
The sequel follows the story of India-based American engineer Nicholas Burton (played by Joseph Millson) as he faces a race against time to reach his pregnant girlfriend, played by Meenu.
Enlisting the help of an orphan street kid (Anand Goyal), Burton must make a perilous 300-mile journey as a zombie apocalypse threatens to engulf the nation.
Big Bad Wolves is described as a fairytale suspenser that follows the lives of three men: the father of a murder victim out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the law and the main suspect in the killings, a religious studies teacher who has been released due to a police blunder.
Festival co-director Alan Jones said that Keshales and Papushado’s last visit to FrightFest in 2011 with Rabies became the only movie in its 14-year history to warrant successive extra screenings based on overwhelming demand.
The directors and cast members from both opening and closing films are due to attend the event, which runs from August 22 to 26 in London.
The full line-up will be announced on June 28.