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Destined to win the FrightFest prize for Most Imaginitive Title (what do you mean that's not an award? Make it one, now.), Pat Higgins' Powertool Cheerleaders vs the Boyband of the Screeching Dead is set to make its world premiere at FrightFest on the 29th August. It's described as not "a grimy exploitation film, however. It’s a ridiculous, high-energy, blood-up-the-walls horror comedy". That sounds like a winner to me.

When a cursed amulet turns their rival boy band act into a screeching gang of zombies, a group of cheerleaders must learn to use their wits, friendship and assorted power tools before a TV talent show takes a turn for the apocalyptic.

Four years ago, Anna and the Apocalypse closed out FrightFest 2018 and now musical horror will make a welcome return as Powertool Cheerleaders provides us with catchy ditties such as "I'm Just a Guy Dying on the Floor" when it closes out Discover Screen Two on Monday. Prepare yourself for Little Shop of Horrors meets Bring it On, with a sprinkling of Britain’s Got Talent and a scoop of Evil Dead on the side...


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Powertool Cheerleaders vs the Boyband of the Screeching Dead receives its world premiere on 29th August at 6.30pm in Discovery Screen Two. For tickets go to:

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Arrow Video FrightFest 2021 takes place at the Cineworld Leicester Sq. between Thursday Aug 25th & Monday Aug 29th.

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Fuelled mostly by coffee and a pathological desire to rid the world of bad grammar, Daniel has found his calling by picking holes in other people's work. In the rare instances he's not editing, he's usually breaking things in the site's back end.
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