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Event news: 2 K-horror hits at Frightfest

London’s Frightfest, which takes place over the August bank holiday weekend, has two Korean horror movies including this summer’s smash hit Train to Busan.

The venue is Vue Cinema Shepherds Bush | West 12 Shopping Centre | Shepherd’s Bush Green | London W12 8PP.

Train to Busan (부산행)

Director: Yeon Sang-Ho, 2016, 118mins
Monday 29 August 2016 UK PREMIERE
Horror Channel Screen 8.45pm – Arrow Screen 9.00pm – Splice Media Screen 9.15pm.
Cast: Gong Yoo, Jung Yu-mi, Ma Dong-seok, Choi Woo-sik, An So-hee, Kim Eui-sung, Kim Su-an.

train to pusan

All aboard the horror express as the Cannes 2016 Midnight Movie sensation pulls into FrightFest! An action-packed zombie thrill-ride with social bite, a mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. The government declares martial law just as divorced Seok-woo and his daughter catch the KTX from Seoul Station to Busan to see her mother. But someone on the journey has been recently infected sending the hurtling carriages into complete chaos. As the living dead transform the voyage into a nightmare excursion, father and daughter must fight for survival if they are to make it out alive.

Karaoke Crazies (중독노래방)

Director: Kim Sang-Chan, 2016, 106mins
Saturday 27 August 2016 ENGLISH PREMIERE
Discovery Screen 3 – 8.45PM
Cast: Lee Moon-Sik, Bae So-Eun, Kim Na-Mi, Bang Jun-Ho

karaoke crazies

Addiction Karaoke, run by Sung-Wook, is in a rut: business is slow and the mood is gloomy. Enter Ha-Suck, a hopeless game addict in her 20’s who Sung-Wook hires as a hostess. She turns out to be the good luck charm that the business needs, and as their fortunes improve, the duo is joined by Na-Ju, an expert hand in the business. As the three of them adjust to work with each other, unbeknownst to all a serial killer has started to operate in the area and has his eyes set on the doors of Addiction Karaoke. Their clash will be bloody… Marking the return of Kim Sang-Chan (Highway Star) to filmmaking after a nine year hiatus, KARAOKE CRAZIES is a madcap, brilliant ride that deftly mixes humor, horror and more. Featuring a stellar cast, brilliant comedy, the most outrageous scene in any film this year and a vicious, violent serial killer, this is the film that you’ll remember long after the fest has ended!


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