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Horror Channel FrightFest is returning to Leicester Square for August event.
By James Whittington
Posted in: Frightfest, News, Wednesday 22nd Feb 2017
HCFF logoAs we ready ourselves for Glasgow and the latest Horror Channel FrightFest event we can reveal that the annual Horror Channel FrightFest which is held in London each August Bank Holiday will be returning to Cineworld Empire Theatre, Leicester Square in London's glittering West End for its banner 18th edition.

So now you can book your hotels/accommodation with complete confidence that your favourite UK fantasy and horror occasion is returning to the place you all loved the most.

Festival and day passes will be available from Saturday 1st July with single tickets later the same month. Ticket prices will be published in due course.

The Horror Channel FrightFest is where you will always find the unexpected, the surprising and the totally new. See you there in the Square for a f... »

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Interview with Simon Rumley Director of Fashionista
By James Whittington
Posted in: Frightfest, Interviews, Monday 6th Feb 2017
Simon Rumley FashionistaAhead of the UK premiere of his latest film Fashionista at Horror Channel FrightFest Glasgow, Simon Rumley reveals why he's a fan of drugs in film and his planned foray into London gangster land...

HC: Fashionista finds you back in Austin after Red White & Blue. What excites you about Austin so much? Could Fashionista have been set anywhere else?

SR: I had such a great experience on Red White & Blue for so many different reasons that it was only natural that, at some point, I'd return to Austin. With Tim League (exec producer), Paul Knauss (co-producer) and Karen Hallford (casting director) I've got a great bunch of friends who also happen to be great collaborators and they form th... »

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Interview with Chris Smith, director of Triangle, Black Death and Detour.
By James Whittington
Posted in: Frightfest, Interviews, Monday 30th Jan 2017
Chris SmithAhead of the UK premiere of his latest film Detour at Horror Channel FrightFest Glasgow, Chris Smith tells us the importance of FrightFest, his love of 'film Noir' and his hatred of reality TV...

HC: FrightFest has premiered all your genre movies Creep, Severance, Triangle, Black Death, except Get Santa obviously. Is this positioning an important part of the roll-out process for you?

CS: Firstly let me apologise for being away for so long and thank you for having me back. I wrote 'Get Santa' because I'd just had a son and was feeling like I wanted to do something that he could watch in the next 15 years. I expected the film to take a year to come together but it ended up taking four years. My son w... »

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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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