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Actress, writer and producer Joanne Mitchell answers 10 scary questions!
By James Whittington
Posted in: Frightfest, Interviews, Monday 16th Jan 2017
Joanne Mitchell Image 5 SmallAdult Babies gets an exclusive reveal at FrightFest Glasgow 2017. The film's creator, actress/producer Joanne Mitchell, star of Before Dawn and Bait answers 10 scary questions.

HC: When did your fascination for horror films begin?

JM: I've been interested in horror since being a young kid. I liked to be frightened, whether it be reading a scary book, or watching one of the Hammer House of Horrors. But it wasn't until my 30's that I really became fascinated with the whole genre after making Before Dawn and watching back to back movies at FrightFest!! The fans are so loyal and open minded and really know their stuff.

HC: What was the first horror film you saw... »

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Horror Channel FrightFest celebrates 12th year at Glasgow Film Festival with record-breaking fourteen titles
By James Whittington
Posted in: Frightfest, Friday 13th Jan 2017
FrightFest Glasgow 2017 LogoMonstrous stories, unspeakable urban legends, brutal acts and fearsome folktales dominate as the Horror Channel FrightFest, the UK's favourite horror fantasy event returns to the Glasgow Film Festival with a record fourteen films, including ten UK premieres, screening from Thursday 23rd February to Saturday 25th February at the iconic Glasgow Film Theatre.

Kicking off with a special screening of A Cure For Wellness, an intense psychological ride from Gore Verbinski, the visionary director of The Ring. and ending in sex and blood-drenched frenzy with the UK premiere of Roberto San Sebastian's The Night Of The Virgin.

This year there are two films screening on the Thursday night. Followin... »

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Horror Channel Celebrates Halloween With A Mammoth Frightfest Weekend
By James Whittington
Posted in: Features, Frightfest, Thursday 6th Oct 2016
Frankenstein's ArmyTo celebrate Halloween, there is a FrightFest Weekend special, a marathon of cinematic scares featuring sixteen of the best films from previous FrightFest events - including the UK TV premieres of V/H/S, a terrifying anthology pushing the genre in a fresh direction and Vincenzo Natali's Haunter, where 'Groundhog Day' meets 'The Others' in a chilling reverse-ghost story. Also included are the network premieres of Tomas Alfredison's remarkably moving and genuinely frightening vampire tale Let The Right One In and Frankenstein's Army, Richard Raaphorst's inventive freak show of gore, guts and gunplay.

Here's the full info on this quartet of terror that you... »

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Interview With Adam Rifkin Director Of Director's Cut
By James Whittington
Posted in: Frightfest, Interviews, Monday 29th Aug 2016

Adam-RIfkin-Photo-Credit-Jim-Newberry-300x208One of the best from this year's FrightFest is Adam Rifkin's meta-movie chiller Director's Cut. This smart, funny, dark and very satisfying movie was written and stars Penn Jillette proving that this guy knows what horror movie lovers enjoy and in the hands of Adam Rifkin it pure gold. Here Adam chats about this superb movie. (Adam RIfkin - Photo Credit Jim Newberry)

HC: How did the project for Director's Cut come together?

AR: Penn Jillette had actually started writing the script about 10 years ago but it wasn't until he saw a film I made called Look that he decided to put Director's Cut on the front burner. Look is a d... »

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What?! Monday? Already??
By James Whittington
Posted in: Frightfest, Monday 29th Aug 2016

MONOLITH_11-300x199Time flies when you're having fun, so the saying goes but with FrightFest it really does. Today is day 5 and personally speaking the strongest line up of the whole event.

The main screen is bursting with invention, from Adam Rifkin's superb meta movie Director's Cut to the retro slasher Red Christmas to the much talked about Train To Busan there is something for everyone today.

The Discovery strands also have more than their fair share of unmissable movies such as Blood Hunters and one everyone is talking about, Found Footage 3D. I've interviewed a number of directors, writers and stars from these movies so do keep checking the »

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Interview With Chris Scheuerman Writer And Director Of Lost Solace
By James Whittington
Posted in: Frightfest, Interviews, Monday 29th Aug 2016

Chris-Scheuerman-writer-and-director-of-Lost-Solace-281x300One of the more surreal and deep films of FrightFest 2016 has been the rather stunning picture from Chris Scheuerman, Lost Solace. Here he chats about this very original movie.

HC: Did you know from a young age that you wanted to work in the film industry?

CS: I was 4 years old when I told my mom I was going to make movies. She was a librarian, and raised us on all kinds of stories, whether it was books, movies, or music. I had a very hyperactive imagination (which remains a blessing and curse!!). I was always writing or creating. I lived in my own worlds. I had a few teachers who expressed concern to my parents about that. We got ... »

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The New Number For Horror - 31
By James Whittington
Posted in: Frightfest, Sunday 28th Aug 2016

31If there is one person who has polarized audiences over the last 15 years or so then its Rob Zombie.

His cinematic visions have delivered some of the most debated, reviewed and controversial story lines and characters. 31 is his latest movie and it shows how Zombie is moving away from Hollywood even further by delivering what is to be sure to be considered his most controversial piece to date.

A camper van of carnival workers are kidnapped in the middle of nowhere by a trio of debauched decadents. Set loose in a derelict factory compound full of creepy passages containing nasty traps, the abductors led by Father Murder place bets on who will survive the longest in a 12-hour period of pain and maim against an array of sadistic clowns.

Shot in the grindhouse way and with a rocking soundtrack, 31 is... »

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Something Really Cool For FrightFest 2016
By James Whittington
Posted in: Frightfest, Sunday 28th Aug 2016

FF-Poster-2016-Small3-150x150Over in the Discovery Screen 3 there's a great selection a live events happening that will appeal to all fans of horror cinema.

At the moment Paul Davis is chatting about his new book, Beware The Moon which chronicles the making of the John Landis classic An American Werewolf In London. Then later acclaimed writer James Moran will be giving a writing masterclass.

Digital Spy's Rosie Fletcher is chatting to Women In Horror a bit later which is followed by special effect wizard Dan Martin who will be telling us all about his career.

The events finish with a panel discussion on what might be coming out of the British Film industry in the future.
A lot of food for thought as you can see.

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Didn't See That Coming!
By James Whittington
Posted in: Frightfest, Sunday 28th Aug 2016

DownhillIf there's one something that I love about FrightFest then it's the surprises, the shock trailers now and again the unannounced guests the sneaky peeks of up and coming movies.

Two nights ago the secret movie was The Girl With All The Gifts and by all accounts went down a storm with the audience! This may be day 4 of the festival but even more treats for attendees are promised so I'll let you know as the day unfolds.

The day starts off with a real nail-biting treat, the imaginative and twisting tale, Downhill. After his best friend dies in a racing accident, retired biker star Joe agrees to get back on two-wheels for an exhibition contest. On a test run with his girlfriend Stephanie, they stumble upon a badly injured man dying from a mysterious virus, and they be... »

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Interview With Simon Rumley Director Of Johnny Frank Garrett's Last Word
By James Whittington
Posted in: Frightfest, Interviews, Sunday 28th Aug 2016

Simon-Rumley-300x189Today sees the European premier of Simon Rumley's latest movie Johnny Frank Garrett's Last Word. Simon is a regular at FrightFest and his work is always very creative and guaranteed to have the audiences debating their content. This makes him one of the most exciting directors working at the moment. Here he chats about this latest project.

HC: Is this the first movie you've directed that's not been written by yourself and if so did you find it restrictive in any way?

SR: I actually directed a short called The Handyman with Greta Scaachi. The script had won a screenwriting competition so was really great. Subsequently I also directed Crowhurst which wasn't initially written by me but I worked with the producer to come up with a s... »

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Interview With Carson D. Mell Writer And Director Of Another Evil
By James Whittington
Posted in: Frightfest, Interviews, Saturday 27th Aug 2016

Another-Evil-2-300x168As usual the Discovery Screens are packed with some of the freshest talent around and one movie has really stuck out for me this year. Another Evil is a sharp, smart and thoughtful movie that is not what it seems at first so I decided to chat with the writer and director of this movie, Carson D. Mell.

HC: Where did the idea for Another Evil come from?

CM: I wanted to make an exorcism movie that more realistically reflected what I think an exorcism is actually like, and motivated by.

HC: Did the script change much from first to final draft and did you have a cast in mind?

CM: No, I didn't do too many drafts of the script. I am very much about budgeting enthusiasm, especially for something indie, ... »

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A Tasty Little Movie!
By James Whittington
Posted in: Frightfest, Saturday 27th Aug 2016

Blood FeastRemakes are more common now than ever before but it's taken a long time for anyone to check out the back catalogue of Godfather of Gore, the one and only Herschell Gordon Lewis.

Today is the world premiere of Blood Feast, a remake of his classic 1963 shocker which has now been full updated and its setting moved from America to France. Be assured HGL fans that this movie not only contains the key elements of the original but takes the gore level up to 11.

Fuad Ramses and his family have moved to France where they run an American diner. Since business is not going too well, Fuad also works night shifts at the Museum of Ancient Egyptian culture. During the long, lonely nights he is drawn to a statue of the goddess Ishtar, which soon speaks to him in visions sending him on a rampage ... »

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