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The Corpse Vanishes on DVD!
Posted in News, Tuesday 30th December 2008
Network will release the classic Bela Lugosi chiller The Corpse Vanishes onto DVD on January 26th with the pocket friendly price tag of £2:99! Deranged scientist Dr Lorenz, played by Bela Lugosi, is obsessed with keeping his aged wife eternally youthful. He embarks on a killing spree murdering virgin brides and storing their bodies to extract the precious glandular fluids he requires to make a rejuvenating serum for her. One for people who...

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Exclusive Interview With Journalist Calum Waddell
Posted in Interviews, Saturday 22nd November 2008
Calum Waddell is one of the most popular genre journalists around today. He writes for most of the major horror and sci-fi magazines in newsagents at the moment and is also carving himself a name as an author. So we thought it was time to track down this talented guy and learn how he got he got started in the writing business. ZH: When did your interest in horror movies begin?

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Exclusive Interview With Tracy Coogan
Posted in Interviews, Saturday 22nd November 2008
Stunning actress Tracy Coogan has just wrapped up shooting her new movie, Dark Woods. This mystery thriller follows a couple who move to a secluded cabin in the woods to cope with a terminal illness of the wife. As the wife’s condition drags her deeper into dementia and darkness, the husband’s friendship with a local teenage girl takes a dangerous and obsessive turn. Tracy is an Associate Producer on this ...

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Exclusive Interview With Dead Set Star Andy Nyman
Posted in Interviews, Saturday 22nd November 2008
Andy Nyman is a man of many talents and a real star on the rise. At the moment he’s appearing in one of the most talked about shows in years, E4’s Dead Set so we thought it was time we caught up with this in demand performer and see what makes him tick. ZH: Did you always want to be a performer? AN: Yep! From the moment saw ‘Jaws’ at the pictures I knew I wanted to act. ZH: Your big break came with a role in the controversial piece ‘Dead Babies’, how did this change your career direction? AN: I always knew that movies were what I wanted to be doing. To be ab...

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Exclusive Interview With Director Matthew Hope
Posted in Interviews, Saturday 22nd November 2008
Matthew Hope is one of the brightest stars in the industry at the moment. His latest movie, The Vanguard has just been released onto DVD to great critical acclaim so we decided that we should talk to this talented chap and see what makes him tick. Zone Horror: Did you know from an early age that you wanted to be in the movie making business? Matthew Hope: Yes, from about the age of 8, after seeing the first Rocky film. Originally I wanted to work in Special Make-up Effects, but when my parents bought a video camera and I started making films with it I decided to become a director instead. ZH: ...

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Exclusive Interview With Millennium Co-Executive Producer Frank Spotnitz
Posted in Interviews, Saturday 22nd November 2008
On October 6th cult television series Millenniun comes to Zone Horror. This terrifying drama series horror in its purest form with a leading man that really knows how to make the skin on your neck crawl, Lance Henriksen. Here we speak exclusively to Executive Producer Frank Spotnitz about his involvement with a series that changed TV drama forever. Zone Horror: Is it true you began your working life as a journalist? Frank Spotnitz: Yes. I was editor of my college paper at UCLA, then went to work for United Press International, first in Indiana, then in New York City. I later wrote for the Asso...

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Exclusive Interview With CUT! Competition 2008 Winner Paul Shrimpton
Posted in Interviews, Saturday 22nd November 2008
Paul Shrimpton won The Zone Horror CUT! Short Film Competition 2008. Here he lets us in on how the story came about, what he’s going to do with the £5000 that he won an his plans for the future. ZH: Have you always been a fan of the horror genre? PS: Yeah. I remember being about seven and staying up late to watch the BBC horror double bills, things like ‘The Reincarnation of Peter Proud’, ‘Horror at 37,000 Feet’, all the Hammer stuff and some of the Roger Corman ‘Poe’ adaptations. The first video I ever rented was ‘The Deadly Spawn’ i...

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Exclusive Interview With Joey Evans, Director Of Bubba’s Chili Parlor
Posted in Interviews, Saturday 22nd November 2008
At FrightFest 2008, Zone Horror sponsored the premiere of one of the most talked about movies of the whole event, Bubba’s Chili Parlor. We caught up with the writer and director Joey Evans and asked him what it was like to get to realise a lifelong dream. ZH: Bubba’s Chili Parlor is your first movie, what inspired you to just go out and make your own film? JoeyJE: Well I really, really wanted to make a movie and it became apparent unless you...

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Exclusive Interview With Horror Icon Kane Hodder
Posted in Interviews, Saturday 22nd November 2008
Kane Hodder is one of the most famous names in the horror industry today. His work on films such as Hatchet and the Friday the 13th franchise has earned him a legion of fans. Recently he could be seen on Zone Horror in the movie Room 6 and his latest movie, B.T.K. is due on DVD September 8th. So we decided to chat to Kane about his work and how he prepared for one of the strongest acting jobs of his career. ZH: Did you know from an early age that you wanted to be in the cinema industry? KH: I had always entertained my friends in high school by doing crazy stunts on my bicycle and dangerous act...

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Exclusive Interview With Awake Director Joby Harold
Posted in Interviews, Saturday 22nd November 2008
Joby Harold is an up and coming talent in Hollywood. His first movie, Awake was a tense shocker that dealt with a rather unusual situation so we though it was the right time to catch up with him and see what things scare him the most. ZH: Did you know from an early age that you wanted to be a director? JH: When I was a kid I was obsessed with the idea of working in special effects and I would devour books on ILM and Harryhausen and anything that was to do with creating the illusion. That turned into staring at posters of The Thing and An American Werewolf in London outside cinemas, imagining w...

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Exclusive Interview With Axelle Carolyn
Posted in Interviews, Saturday 22nd November 2008
Multi-talented Axelle Carolyn is one of the most talked about people in the horror industry today. She’s a writer, columnist, actress and model to name only a few of her qualities so we thought it was time to track her down and have a chat about all things horror. ZH: Have you always had an interest in horror movies? AC: Movies, no. But horror, absolutely. I’ve always been interested in the dark side of everything. As a kid I was fascinated by ghosts and skeletons… ZH: You hail from Belgium; does the horror genre have a big following there?  AC: No. But Brussels, where ...

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Exclusive Interview With Horror Hottie Emily Booth
Posted in Interviews, Saturday 22nd November 2008
It’s been nearly a year since Diva of the Darkside Emily Booth joined Zone Horror so we decided to track down this horror hottie to see what she’s thought of the last 12 months working for the world’s scariest channel. Zone Horror: Emily, it’s been a year since you joined Zone Horror, what’s the past 12 months been like? Emily Booth: The last 12 months have been brilliant – it feels like coming home! Zone Horror is m...

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Exclusive Interview With Wrestlemaniac Star Irwin Keyes
Posted in Interviews, Saturday 22nd November 2008
Irwin Keyes is one of America’s favourite character actors and has appeared in many of their favourite TV shows. His movie CV is just as impressive and this month on Zone Horror he stars in one of the best horror movies of recent years, Wrestlemaniac. We caught up with this in demand star for this exclusive interview.  ZH: Did you always want to be an actor from an early age?  IK: I didn’t find acting was the thing for me till I was in college Suny New Paltz, N.Y. That’s when I did the stage play The Lower Depths role Kletch and found out  I was actually good...

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Exclusive Interview With Botched Director Kit Ryder
Posted in Interviews, Saturday 22nd November 2008
The highly anticipated horror comedy Botched is coming to UK cinemas on April 18th. The movie concerns Ritchie Donovan (Stephen Dorff) who is a professional thief but whose luck has just run out. The only survivor from a heist that goes terribly wrong, Ritchie is forced to take the rap and is sent to Russia to steal a priceless antique cross, locked in a safe on the penthouse floor of a Moscow skyscraper. Things start badly and go rapidly downhill when, during the robbery, Ritchie and his Russian accomplices are forced to take hostages because they are trapped by the police, on the unused 13th...

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Exclusive Interview with Rob Zombie
Posted in Interviews, Thursday 20th November 2008
Last year, Rob Zombie decided to tackle one of the most respected horror movies ever made, Halloween and remake it with his own vision. With its DVD release due on April 28th we thought it was time to track down this musician, writer, director and ask why he took the project on and what his plans are for the future. Horror journalist Robin Pierce reports. Zone Horror: Can you recall watching your very first horror movie? If so what was it? Rob Zombie: I’m pretty sure it was “King Kong” ZH: Why did you go into directing when your music career was at such a height? RZ: I starte...

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Exclusive interview with George A. Romero
Posted in Interviews, Thursday 20th November 2008
Mention the name George A. Romero and one instantly thinks of the black and white horror classic Night of the Living Dead. Well Mr Romero is back with his fifth “dead” movie, Diary of the Dead and we were lucky enough to be able to grab him for a few moments for this exclusive interview.  ZONE HORROR: Where did the idea for Night of the Living Dead come from and how has the huge success of the film changed your life? George A RomeroGEORGE A ROMERO: ...

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Exclusive interview with When Evil Calls star Victoria Aitken
Posted in Interviews, Thursday 20th November 2008
Victoria Aitken is a star on the rise and one of the many fresh faces you’ll see in the Zone Horror mobile movie, When Evil Calls. Here in this exclusive interview, Victoria reveals how she got involved with this exciting project, her many thoughts on the production itself and her busy plans for the future. Zone Horror: Victoria, you studied acting at New York’s Lee Strasburg Institute, did you decide from an early age that acting was for you? Victoria Aitken: Well while I was at University (Georgetown) I started to write a novel and through that process I realized that I was...

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Exclusive interview with Cassandra Peterson aka Elvira
Posted in Interviews, Thursday 20th November 2008
She’s the Queen of the horror entertainment scene and has been for over 25 years! Yes folks I’m talking about Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. We caught up with her alter ego, the charming and utterly gorgeous Cassandra Peterson and asked her a few questions about her cult character. Zone Horror: First of all, can you tell us why you went into show business in the first place? Cassandra Peterson: I think I got my first taste of audience adulation in Grand Junction, Kansas when I was two years old and my Dad ran out and stuck me on top of a horse with Hop-a-Long Cassidy, the BIGGEST TV...

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Exclusive interview with director Joe Lynch
Posted in Interviews, Thursday 20th November 2008
One of the main highlights of this year’s FrightFest was the world premier of Joe Lynch’s much-anticipated movie Wrong Turn 2, which was sponsored by Zone Horror. This very likable guy granted us an interview that lasted over forty minutes! Here are the edited highlights. ZH: How did you feel after Wrong Turn 2 premiered? JL: I felt on top of the world, it was really one of the greatest experiences of my life. I mean, seriously this was a labour of love for me; there was passion project for me. I really wanted to make a great horror movie that made me feel the way I did way back wh...

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[REC] - DVD Review
Posted in Features, Thursday 20th November 2008
Spanish horror hit [REC] is, to put it simply one of the most inventive and effective fright flicks of recent times. Rightly applauded by critics the world over it captured the attention of audiences wherever it played and proved to the world that hits such as The Orphanage and Hipnos (which was shown recently on Zone Horror) that [REC] tells the story of a young TV reporter, Angela who along with her loyal cameraman Pablo are recording a real-life late night n...

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I See What The Killer Sees - Millennium
Posted in Features, Thursday 20th November 2008
In 1996 some of the population was preparing for the world to end. Turn of the century tensions were slowly increasing and a panic about a world holocaust was creeping into people’s conscience. Chris Carter, creator of the global hit The X-Files, picked up on this and society’s ever-increasing fear of the evil that lurked in the shadows on every street. He created Millennium, a series that brought high gloss production values as well as true to life horror to TV screens across the world. It was controversial, hard-hitting and violent, but it was also intelligent, mature and compulsive view...

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How To Make A Micro-Budget Horror Movie From Scratch!
Posted in Features, Thursday 20th November 2008
Pat Higgins directed and produced the film TrashHouse on a shoestring, shooting digitally in warehouses in Southend. It premièred at the TromaFling festival in Edinburgh 2005, where it was awarded Best Screenplay and runner-up for Best UK Feature. It was released on DVD by Screen Entertainment in February 2006 (and later re-released by budget label Shriek in summer 2007) and received positive reviews in many magazines, including Empire. He has gone on to produce a string of successful low budget fright flicks. Here, in the first part of a four part series he gives honest and invaluable advice...

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Swamp Thing - A Celebration
Posted in Features, Thursday 20th November 2008
Very few comic strip characters transfer successfully to the big screen. History is littered with failures such as The Phantom, Popeye and err The Fat Slags. Horror/Fantasy figures have also had a rough deal with movies such as Judge Dredd springing to mind. But there have been some really cool interpretations including Tim Burton’s Batman and Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. So a few eyebrows were raised back in the early when controversial horror movie maker Wes Craven decided to take DC Comics ecological warrior Swamp Thing and turn him into a box office star.Created by Len Wein ...

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Night Of The Demons - Exclusive Snaps
Posted in News, Monday 3rd November 2008
Principle photography had begun on the new version of the cult ’80’s shocker, Night of the Demons. The film tells the story of a Halloween party gone terribly awry when six teens in an abandoned, gothic New Orleans mansion are stalked by demon spirits.  It promises to feature some of the most shocking and cutting edge makeup effects ever seen in a horror film. The cast includes Shannon Elizabeth, Monica Keena, Diora Baird and Edward Furlong with Adam Gierasch in the director’s chair. Keep checking this site for more exclusive news on this rather exciting v...

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VIDEO DIARIES: EMILY BOOTH REPORTS ON DAY 5
Posted in Frightfest, Wednesday 27th August 2008
Emily Booth rounds up the last day of FrightFest 2008 with her final video diary.

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FRIGHTFEST 2008: THE ULTIMATE ROUND UP
Posted in Frightfest, Wednesday 27th August 2008
Well FrightFest 2008 has come and gone, but wasn’t it a killer? Seriously, wasn’t that the best fright-filled five days of your life, ever? It was for me and here are my personal highlights of the event. For starters there was a huge range of horror movie styles and genres to enjoy, from the polished Hollywood scares of Mirrors and The Strangers to the gritty and bloody territory of low budget gems such as Bubba’s Chili Parlor and The Dead Outside. There were some emotional pieces too, you can’t tell me that you weren’t moved by the vampire movie, Let the Right One In. Controv...

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IT ALL ENDED WITH A BANG...OR 2!
Posted in Frightfest, Tuesday 26th August 2008
FrightFest 2008 came to a noisy and spectacular end last night, not because of all the revelry that went on (though we all did add to the noise pollution last night!) but what I mean is the last two movies, Mirrors and Death Race. Both did exactly what they said on the tin, as it were and delivered exactly what their trailers promised, lots of loud shocks, polished special effects and car chases! Biggest cheer of the night went to the final Adam and Joe movie which was just amazing. You had to be there to get the jokes but one thing is for sure, these guys have been taken to the hearts of a...

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VIDEO DIARIES: EMILY BOOTH REPORTS ON DAY 4
Posted in Frightfest, Monday 25th August 2008
Our Diva of the Darkside, Emily Booth stalks the stars through Day 4 of FrightFest 2008.

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SHORT IN DURATION NOT ON SHOCKS!
Posted in Frightfest, Monday 25th August 2008
The FrightFest Short Film Showcase contained another fine selection of horror quickies, the best one surely had to be Total Fury. This over-the-top gorefest was incredible and told the story of a young girl who has to combat a large collection of bad guys to escape graphic torture. She takes inspiration from Arnold Schwarzenegger movies circa 1980 unleashing a parade of violence that turned the whole screen red. The audience lapped it all up (bad turn of phrase I know) and really got them in the mood for Norman J Warren Presents: Horrorshow. Presented by the great man himself this anthology...

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THE MOST TALKED ABOUT MOVIE YET
Posted in Frightfest, Monday 25th August 2008
Well we all came out of Martyrs a bit stunned last night as it lived up to the ever growing hype of being a really strong piece of work. The imagery and content was controversial to say the least and the powerful ending caused a lot of debate. Deliberately oblique in places it gave the viewer a story of hope against everything that is evil; well that’s how I saw it anyway! We chatted to director Pascal Laugier just before the screening and afterwards wondered how this quiet talking Frenchman could produce such a compelling yet brutal movie. But back to today and unbelievably we’ve arriv...

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VIDEO DIARIES: EMILY BOOTH REPORTS ON DAY 3
Posted in Frightfest, Sunday 24th August 2008
Zone Horror's Emily Booth brings you the choicest cuts from day 3 of FrightFest 2008

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WHAT THE…?
Posted in Frightfest, Sunday 24th August 2008
If there’s one thing that FrightFest does so well and that is choosing an eclectic mix of movies, a bit like Zone Horror really. This was illustrated perfectly with the UK premiere of the Sean Ellis movie The Broken. This smart and clever supernatural shocker concerns a woman who follows her doppelganger home, thus creating a chain of events that will change her life and her family forever. With a dynamic soundtrack that really did emphasis the scarier moments, it was an incredible experience and the oblique and twisting plot created much discussion from the crowd when the titles began to ru...

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SWEDISH SHOCKER STUNS CROWD
Posted in Frightfest, Sunday 24th August 2008
Sorry about that tabloid style heading but wanted to grab your attention as I’ve just watched one of the most amazing vampire movies ever! Let the Right One In tells the story of young Oskar, a school boy who suffers at the hands of bullies on a daily basis. One day Eli moves next door and his whole existence takes on a new meaning. Eli is a vampire who needs fresh blood and her guardian is becoming too old to fetch her blood to drink. And that’s all you need to know. Adapted by John Ajvide Linquist from his own book, this is a haunting movie, gritty but beautifully shot. Each frame o...

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CHILLI WINNER
Posted in Frightfest, Sunday 24th August 2008
It was a busy night last night at FrightFest for Zone Horror, not only was the winner of Cut! 2008 announced but we also sponsored the screening of one of the most amazing independent movies of recent times, Bubba’s Chili Parlor directed by Joey Evans. This movie delivered on shocks, scares and laughs and was a huge hit with the crowd. Look out for an interview with Joey on the Zone Horror site very soon. Another anticipated shocker was The Midnight Meat Train, a movie based on one of Clive Barker’s Books of Blood pieces. It’s had a bit of a rough ride in the US but if the packed cine...

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WINNER OF CUT! 2008 ANNOUNCED
Posted in Frightfest, Sunday 24th August 2008
Last night at FrightFest 2008, Emily Booth and Bubba's Chili Parlor director Joey Evans announced the winners of Zone Horror's CUT! 2008 Short Film Competition to a packed auditorium. In 3rd place came Karl Holt’s grim and very scary piece, Half Way with 2nd place going to Brett Harvey’s gruesome and blood drenched shocker, Bandages. The overall winner was Paul Shrimpton (pictured standing to the right of Emily) who bagged the £5000 prize with Hung Up, a very dark and sinister piece that really gave the crowd the shivers. You can vew these and other CUT! entries on this site and ...

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VIDEO DIARIES: EMILY BOOTH REPORTS ON DAY 2
Posted in Frightfest, Saturday 23rd August 2008
She’s the nocturnal MC from the twilight world of scary, Emily Booth reports from Day 2 of FrightFest 2008.

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HIGH SCHOOL GHOULICAL!
Posted in Frightfest, Saturday 23rd August 2008
OK, that could win the award for worst Blog title yet but that’s what Dance of the Dead could have been if it wasn’t for all the fantastic gore, violence and bad language and had a few more songs! Seriously though this was a great zombie piece that really took the genre in another direction. You don’t hear the word “refreshing” very much when watching a zombie movie, do you? This was followed by Patrik Syversen’s Manhunt the polar opposite of what had gone on before. Billed as the goriest movie to come out of Scandinavia, it did deliver. We met the director, after the screening ...

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VERY STRANGE BUT SEXY SHOCKS
Posted in Frightfest, Saturday 23rd August 2008
Well, Frank Henenlotter’s Bad Biology didn’t disappoint last night. This was his first movie in over 15 years and it was packed with his trademark humour and gross-out latex effects. Needless to say the FrightFest crowd loved every blood soaked minute. Looking ahead it’s a big night for Zone Horror. Our Siren of Sinema Emily Booth will be onstage to present the winner of our CUT! 2008 Competition a cheque for £5000! Joining her on stage will be Joey Evans, director of Bubba’s Chili Parlor. This is one of the most talked about, independently produced movies in years and Zone Horror ...

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VIDEO DIARIES: EMILY BOOTH REPORTS ON DAY 1
Posted in Frightfest, Friday 22nd August 2008
Our Diva of the Darkside, Emily Booth hammers a stake through Day 1 of FrightFest 2008.

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Bags of horror
Posted in Frightfest, Friday 22nd August 2008
It’s been a bit of a mad rush today, apart from the FrightFest attendees being exposed to a fine selection of brand new horror movies (more on those later) the individuals who bought full Festival Passes received their goodie bags. Now these are stuff of legend, packed with loads of goodies that money can’t buy! These festival goers are really well looked after by the FrightFest boys. This was followed by a totally different affair, Steven Goldman’s Trailer Park Of Terror a movie based on the Imperium Comic series. Those expecting an anthology movie were in for a surprise, this may t...

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Blood in the rain
Posted in Frightfest, Friday 22nd August 2008
Well the clouds may have emptied this morning but it hasn’t deterred the FrightFest crowd who are waiting patiently for Friday’s line up to begin. But will it be as scary as seeing Ian Rattray in a kilt? Well, we can only hope! The day is kicking off in fine style with a Spanish shocker, Time Crimes or Crono Crimenes to those of you who can speak Spanish! We love Spanish films at Zone Horror; did you manage to see Hipnos the other month? If not look out for it because we’ll be showing it again very soon. Anyway, the crew will be around all day with Emily, we’ve shot some amazing ...

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At last
Posted in Frightfest, Thursday 21st August 2008
Well we're making our way into the lower screen here at the Odeon, Leicester Square. The atmosphere is electric, so much so you could power a small village from the vibes we're giving off. So we're diving into a bucket of popcorn and getting ready for the horrorothon! As we say on Zone Horror, "Let The Nightmare Begin"

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DO YOU WANT TO SEE SOMETHING REALLY SCARY?
Posted in Frightfest, Thursday 21st August 2008
Well FrighFest 2008 has begun and it kicked off with an amazing surprise. Top directors Adam Green and Joe Lynch produced a 5-minute piece of film that can only be described as horribly wonderful. We are promised four more shorts from these guys so we can't wait. The first full length movie was Eden Lake, a solid and uncrompromising movie that had the audience on the edge of their seats. This strong piece of survival style horror will do well when it's released later in the year. Up next its I Know How Many Runs You Scored Last Summer and Scar 3D. It's going to be a late but fun night!

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We need you!
Posted in Frightfest, Thursday 21st August 2008
With the first movie only hours away the Zone Horror crew are sorting their gear ready to bring you the very best FrightFest 2008 has to offer. This also means we want to hear from you. Yes folks, we want to know your opinions of the event as well as taking your picture to post on this Blog. If you see us running around, don’t shy away, come up to us and say, “Hi”.

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At last
Posted in Frightfest, Thursday 21st August 2008
Finally, FrightFest 2008 is here! The gruesome fun kicks off at 6.30pm with the "hoodie" horror of Eden Lake which is followed by the the worlds first horror comedy based on the game of cricket! I Know How Many Runs You Scored Last Summer is at 9pm. The day ends with FrightFest's first 3D movie, Scar 3D is at 11.15pm. Not a bad start, don't you agree?

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The Adam and Joe show
Posted in Frightfest, Wednesday 20th August 2008
At Frightfest, attendees have the chance to meet many of the top directors that the horror genre has to offer. Two of the most popular have been Adam Green and Joe Lynch. Both will be coming along to this years event so if you want to meet two rising stars get yourself to FrightFest.

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Nearly There
Posted in Frightfest, Wednesday 20th August 2008
Well, with only hours to go to the start of FrightFest 2008 I thought I'd tell you a few things Zone Horror will be doing at this hotly anticipated event. First up our very own Mistress of the Dark Emily Booth will be recording special video reports everyday of the festival, giving you the very latest news from the world of horror. These will be available via this blog. Talking of which this very Blog will be updated throughout the festival several times a day so keep coming back to see what you're missing. Emily will also be recording special continuity links which you'll be able to wat...

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VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF FRIGHTFEST
Posted in Frightfest, Tuesday 19th August 2008
This year, FrightFest is showing 28 movies over the five days. You'll find more variety than ever before, including Hollywood blockbusters such as Mirrors, low budget shockers like Trailer Park of Terror and cult favourites in the making and I think you know what I'm aiming at, yep Midnight Meat Train. There's also a bit of a first this year, on Thursday night attendees are getting the chance to see a much anticipated shocker, Scar 3D. Now that's one movie I can't wait to see.

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FANCY SOMETHING SPICY?
Posted in Frightfest, Tuesday 19th August 2008
Last year at FrightFest we premiered Joe Lynch’s stunning shocker Wrong Turn 2. For FrightFest 2008 Zone Horror is backing one of the most talked about independent productions in a long time, Bubba’s Chili Parlor. Bubba runs a respectable chilli parlour in rural Texas. Everything is fine until he receives some free government meat. Little does he know this special delivery is tainted with a mutated strain of virulent Mad Cow disease. With infected zombies already on the loose, anyone who tastes his new batch of world famous chilli will soon join the army of the undead. Anarchy begins, ...

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Get ready for Frightfest!
Posted in Frightfest, Friday 15th August 2008
Frightfest is the UK's premiere fantasy and horror film festival. Now in it's ninth year, each August thousands of genre fans gather together in the heart of London's West End at the prodigious Odeon West End cinema for five packed days of premieres, previews, personal appearances, signings and surprises. Frightfest is at the London Odeon West end from Thursday 21st August to Monday 25th August 2008 The official site is here. A test clip is here

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A family affair
Posted in Frightfest, Friday 8th August 2008
There was a hush in the auditorium this afternoon when Steven Sheil’s Mum & Dad played to an unsuspecting crowd. Dark, sinister and harrowing the film is about a dysfunctional family that have some really serious problems. The titular parents kidnap torture and kill innocent immigrants in the most brutal ways possible. Director Sheil constantly pushes the boundaries of taste and tests the audiences staying power for such strong material. It was hard going but the satisfying ending was welcomed by the crowd. In total contrast Bryan Bertino’s The Strangers was a psychological shocker ...

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