Posted on Thursday 20th July 2017
To celebrate Horror Channel FrightFest 2017, taking place in London during the August Bank holiday, Horror Channel is dedicating thirteen nights to past festival favourites, including six UK TV premieres: Luke Hyam's beastly Xmoor, David Keating's skin-crawling rural nightmare Cherry Tree starring Anna Walton, Adam Mason's blood-freezing home invasion thriller Hangman, Jason Lei Howden's splatstick shocker Deathgasm, Eli Roth's notorious post-modern celebration of the Italian cannibal genre The Green Inferno and Gez Medinger's and Robin Schmidt's intriguing existential horror Afterdeath.
The double-bills, on every night from August 18th - 30th, starting from 9pm, also feature FrightFest crowd pleasi...SHARE: READ MORE Horror Channel FrightFest goes in search of "New Blood"
Posted on Friday 7th July 2017 Are you a writer concocting fiendishly fantastic ideas in the witching hours? Have you hidden away your script in the deepest darkest catacombs but are now ready to unleash it onto the unsuspecting world?
As an innovative addition to this year’s main event, which runs from Aug 24 - Aug 28, Horror Channel FrightFest has teamed up with international production and distribution company MPI Media and their sister production company Dark Sky Films to create New Blood, an initiative which aims to find new genre writers and nurture their projects from script to screen. This initiative has the support of the UK's leading film industry magazine Screen international.
MPI/Dark Sky Films, with its proven track record in ...SHARE: READ MORE Horror Channel FrightFest 2017 announces monstrous 18th year line-up!
Posted on Friday 30th June 2017
Back in the heart of London's West End for its 18th 'adults-only' anniversary, Horror Channel FrightFest 2017 will take place at the Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema from Aug 24 - Aug 28 2017, taking over five screens to present 64 films including 20 World, 22 European and 18 UK Premieres. Fourteen countries are represented spanning five continents, reflecting the current global popularity of the genre.
The opening night attraction is the global premiere of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment's criminally entertaining Cult Of Chucky, with writer and director Don Mancini and stars Jennifer Tilly and Fiona Dourif in attendance, alongside the iconic deadly doll of destruction himsel...SHARE: READ MORE Coming soon - The FrightFest Guide To Monster Movies
Posted on Saturday 4th March 2017
FrightFest and FAB Press once again join forces to launch The FrightFest Guide To Monster Movies, which goes exclusively on sale during Horror Channel FrightFest 2017, August 24th to August 28th. Following the success of The FrightFest Guide to Exploitation Movies, this is the second in a planned series of wide appeal books for both the curious spectator and the cult connoisseur,
Written by celebrated writer, editor and critic Michael Gingold, the book contains 200 of the most frightening, fantastical and fun monster film features. Starting in the silent era, it traces the history of the genre all the way through to the present day. The films are given detailed individual reviews, with fascinating facts and cri...SHARE: READ MORE Horror Channel FrightFest is returning to Leicester Square for August event.
Posted on Wednesday 22nd February 2017
As 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...SHARE: READ MORE Interview with Simon Rumley Director of Fashionista
Posted on Monday 6th February 2017
Ahead 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 o...SHARE: READ MORE Interview with Chris Smith, director of Triangle, Black Death and Detour.
Posted on Monday 30th January 2017
Ahead 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 i...SHARE: READ MORE Actress, writer and producer Joanne Mitchell answers 10 scary questions!
Posted on Monday 16th January 2017
Adult 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. <...SHARE: READ MORE Horror Channel FrightFest celebrates 12th year at Glasgow Film Festival with record-breaking fourteen titles
Posted on Friday 13th January 2017
Monstrous 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.... SHARE: READ MORE Horror Channel Celebrates Halloween With A Mammoth Frightfest Weekend
Posted on Thursday 6th October 2016
To 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 need to know:
Frankenstein's Arm...SHARE: READ MORE Interview With Adam Rifkin Director Of Director's Cut
Posted on Monday 29th August 2016
One 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 ...SHARE: READ MORE What?! Monday? Already??
Posted on Monday 29th August 2016
Time 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 FrightFest page on ...SHARE: READ MORE PICK OF THE WEEK
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