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Horror Channel FrightFest 2010 Video Reports
Posted on Saturday 11th September 2010
FrightFest 2010 Brochure Cover As you know Horror Channel was at FrightFest 2010 and each day we brought you exclusive Blogs and Video Reports which captured the buzz and excitement of this suprb event. Below are the five Video Reports that Emily Booth and the team produced. So look out for Tobe Hooper, the cast of 13HRS, Monsters director Gareth Edwards, Twilight's Xa...

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Brand New - Exclusive Interview With Director Simon Rumley
Posted on Monday 6th September 2010
Frightfest Simon RumleySimon Rumley came to prominence in 2006 when his sinister chiller The Living And The Dead played at FrightFest. Raw and truly original it captivated the audience with its sombre tone and top drawer cast. He returned to FrightFest this year with his latest movie, another hard-hitting dramatic piece called Red, White & Blue so we decided to chat to him about his w...

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FrightFest 2010 - The Ultimate Round Up
Posted on Friday 3rd September 2010
FrightFest 2010 Brochure CoverWell FrightFest 2010 has been and gone but the many, many happy memories of films filled with chills and the unique camaraderie will linger on. Here are the choicest cuts: It kicked of in great style, the World Premiere of Adam Green's Hatchet II, a wild and energetic sequel to one of the most perfectly formed slasher movies made. Green i...

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Brand New - Exclusive Interview With Jon And Howard Ford Directors Of The Dead
Posted on Thursday 2nd September 2010
FrightFest Jon And Howard FordHoward and Jon Ford brought their movie The Dead to FrightFest 2010 and it played to a very appreciative crowd. Its an intelligent and apocalyptic zombie movie, taking this well plundered genre to new heights. Horror Channel had the chance to speak to these rising stars about their movie and what inspired them to make it. HC: Did you and yo...

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Horror Channel At FrightFest Video Report - Day 5
Posted on Tuesday 31st August 2010
Emily Booth brings you the finest pieces from FrightFest Day 5 including chats with The Dead directors Jon Ford and Howard J Ford and stars of the movie Prince David Osei and Rob Freeman plus director Daniel Stamm, producer Eli Roth and actress Ashley Bell from the movie The Last Exorcism.

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The Last Picture Show
Posted on Tuesday 31st August 2010
FrightFest The Last Exorcism PosterSimon Rumley's Red, White & Blue achieved some acclaim from FrightFest goers. Retaining his uncanny eye for realism and character depth the film and is fronted by two stunning central performances from Noah Taylor and Amanda Fuller. Raw and at times very real its a story of lost dreams, brutal emotions and lost people. As you...

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Horror Channel At Frightfest Video Report - Day 4
Posted on Monday 30th August 2010
Emily BoothHorror Channel's very own Emily Booth delivers another video report from FrightFest 2010. Here she chats to Andy Nyman, the cast of The Loved Ones and director of A Serbian Film, Srdjan Spasojevic.

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From fields of fear to streets of danger
Posted on Monday 30th August 2010
FrightFest The Last Exorcism BedBedevilled continued the festival's theme of strong women characters with a convincing performance from Seo Young-hee playing a girl who has suffered at the hands of the locals of the island. A bit slow to start off with the film eventually entered a strong and emotional final 45-minutes that mixed the traditional revenge movie "pay of...

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Yet more shambling!
Posted on Monday 30th August 2010
FrightFest BedevilledJust sat through a preview of a new horror series coming from 20th Century Fox, The Walking Dead. Based on the comic book of the same name it's being brought to life (if you pardon the pun) by acclaimed director Frank Darabont it looks very raw and real and doesn’t seem as if it will shirk from showing the red stuff. It comes to the UK this November. South Korea is...

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Shambling out of Africa
Posted on Monday 30th August 2010
Fright Fest10 The DeadJake West's superb documentary Video Nasties: Moral Panic and Censorship played to a very appreciative audience. This well balanced and incredibly detailed account of the video nasty era interviewed people from both sides of the argument. The debate which followed also provided some decent food for thought. To read an interview with Jake click here. Directors H...

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Brand New - Exclusive Interview With Director Jake West
Posted on Monday 30th August 2010
Danny Dyer and Jake West - Doghouse setJake West is one the most talked about directors in the UK today. His movies Doghouse and Evil Aliens are fan favourites and this man of many talents also finds time to run a DVD label named Nucleous. At FrightFest 2010 Jake brought with him his documentary, Video Nasties: Moral Panic and Censorship which charts the ...

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Do you remember this era?
Posted on Monday 30th August 2010
Video Nasties A Definitive Guide CoverDay 5 of FrightFest promises to be a day of anticipation and reflection.. We have an in-depth documentary, the undead in Africa, South Korean shocks, three lives bound by blood and satanic possession. First up is the World premiere of Jake West’s documentary Video Nasties: Moral Panic and Censorship. This covers o...

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Wow! That was loud!
Posted on Monday 30th August 2010
FrightFest Dead By Dawn PosterWell the announcement from Adam Green and Joe Lynch was that they are working on an anthology movie called Chillarama with directors Tim Sullivan and Adam Rifkin. Set in the classic style American movie drive-in it sounds like and amazing piece. Adam's segment, The Diary Of Anne Frankenstein was due to be shown but due to technical...

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Horror Channel At Frightfest Video Report - Day 3
Posted on Sunday 29th August 2010
Emily Booth BladesHorror Channel's delicious Diva Emily Booth delivers the finest pieces from FrightFest Day 3 in this exclusive video report. (Picture of Emily www.beckphotographic.com)

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Somos lo que somos con un poco de dejar el correcto entrar
Posted on Sunday 29th August 2010
FrightFest We Are What We AreThere's been a lot of strong female characters at FrightFest 2010 none more so than the mother in Jorge Michel Grau's We Are What We Are (Somos lo que hay). This kitchen sink cannibal movie from Mexico centers on a family of longpig eaters and how they cope when their father, leader of their family dies. A fight for control ensues as to who sho...

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Give us a clue?
Posted on Sunday 29th August 2010
Andy Nyman 1 Andy Nyman is one of the nicest and talented guys in show business. He can act, direct, write, perform stunning magic tricks, in fact he has so many strings to his bow its takes two people to lift it! Anyway... Andy was here with his Quiz From Hell and it was a smart, funny and brain scratching segment that caused many discussions in the cinema foyer. Seriously did anyone get them all corr...

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What on earth?
Posted on Sunday 29th August 2010
FrightFest La MeuteFrench horror The Pack (La Meutte) was a movie that reminded me of many films such as Zombi, Night Of The Living Dead and the TV series The League Of Gentlemen! Not a bad mix I grant you and this not so overly gory tale of monsters from the earth claiming back a different kind of nutrition played very well. The cast which included a smashing and considered perform...

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What day is it?
Posted on Sunday 29th August 2010
FrightFest The Loved Ones CoupleThe thing with movie festivals is that you lose track of time. It came a bit of a shock to learn that it's Sunday! But if it's Sunday it means its Day 4 of FrightFest 2010. Today's programme promises plenty of surprises including Mother Nature's revenge, a quiz from hell, a short movie showcase, a cannibal family, blood-soaked fury a...

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Horror Channel At Frightfest Video Report - Day 2
Posted on Sunday 29th August 2010
Emily Booth Face ShotHorror Channel's Diva of the Darkside Emily Booth takes us through the juciest moments from FrightFest day 2. (Picture of Emily www.beckphotographic.com)

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Stay out of the woods.
Posted on Saturday 28th August 2010
Monsters Teaser PosterI Spit On Your Grave played to a packed Empire cinema earlier this evening. This screening, the European premiere was sponsored by the Horror Channel, and is an unflinching look at one woman's revenge against a gang of men who physically and mentally assault her in the most brutal and harrowing way. Escaping the scene we follow Jennifer's swift and inventive reveng...

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Didn't Expect That!
Posted on Saturday 28th August 2010
I Spit On Your Grave Poster V2One of the best things about FrightFest is the abundance of surprises the guys have lined up for fans. We've just had a double whammy that really grabbed the crowd. First up The Human Centipede [First Sequence] director Tom Six hit the stage and gave us a sneaky look behind the scenes of his much anticipated sequel The Human Centipede II ...

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Young, Free and trapped in a loft!
Posted on Saturday 28th August 2010
FrightFest 13HRSA gang of young adults find themselves at the mercy of a strange beast in 13 HRS, the new movie from Jonathan Glendening. The man himself is on stage as I type doing a quick Q+A with a couple of members of the cast. The film itself is a traditional "monster on the lose" sort of a thing but with some nice contemporary twists and some sibling friction. The cast bond well and...

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Urban shocks and premiere revenge
Posted on Saturday 28th August 2010
FrightFest The TorturedA few years back Paul Andrew Williams came to FrightFest with a reel from his soon to be released horror/comedy The Cottage. Well here we are in 2010 and Paul has come complete with his new movie, an urban horror named Cherry Tree Lane. Claustrophobic and vocally brutal the film highlights urban terror at its most extreme for a gang invade a suburban home all...

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Brand New - Exclusive Interview With Director Johannes Roberts
Posted on Saturday 28th August 2010
FrightFest F Johannes Roberts is a favourite with the Horror Channel. A few years back we showed his cult classic Forest Of The Damned and he was behind When Evil Calls, the world's first horror movie designed to be viewed on mobile phones. Here he talks about his new movie, F (pictured), which got its World Premiere at FrightFest 2010. HC: How did you get started in the film industry? JR: When I l...

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Don't need sunscreen
Posted on Saturday 28th August 2010
FrightFest Cherry Tree Lane It's Saturday and the sun is beating down on Leicester Square. Not that we care what the weather is doing as we're heading into the Empire cinema for Day 3 of FrightFest 2010. Another mixed programme of movies is waiting for us including a Brit horror, vigilante parents, a world premiere, a new interpretation of a notorious shocker, a monster inva...

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Festival of many shades
Posted on Saturday 28th August 2010
FrightFest Alien Vs Ninja The real attraction of FrightFest (personally speaking) is the mixture of horror genres that the event presents. Take tonight for example, we had a violent tale of bloody revenge and an outrageous sci-fi shocker packed with over-the-top splatter and gore. Both appealed but in totally different ways. In Red Hill a young cop named Shane has to stop an...

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Horror Channel At FrightFest Video Report - Day 1
Posted on Friday 27th August 2010
Emily BoothEmily Booth takes us on a chilling and thrilling journey through all the main events of FrightFest Day 1.

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The Road To FrightFest 2010 - Part 1
Posted on Friday 27th August 2010
FrightFest F Tobe Hooper didn't disappoint with his appearance at FrightFest and created what surely must be one of the longest queues ever for a director's autograph. There was a river of fans that snaked around the Empire foyer and back into the main screen. Posters from all over the world were clutched in hands and one person even had a sledgehammer for him to sign! Its become a bit of a tradition tha...

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Tobe's Gems
Posted on Friday 27th August 2010
FrightFest EggshellsWell, what can I say? Eggshells was as trippy and spaced out as you'd want from a movie that dates back to 1969. This Tobe Hooper debut indicted the direction his work would take, highlighting some trademark camera angles and shots that would be seen in his later work. From the searing heat to the dark humour this was not only a fantasy but a slice of social co...

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Lost fantasy and classic cannibalism
Posted on Friday 27th August 2010
FrightFest The Texas Chain Saw Massacre PosterToday at FrightFest there's a spaced fantasy, an icon, some chainsaw madness, a battle for survival, a school from hell, a horror set in the west and ninjas fighting aliens! A mixed bag I'm sure you’ll agree but I'm getting ahead of myself. First up the festival is paying tribute t...

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Blood-sucking Beastenders
Posted on Friday 27th August 2010
FrightFest Dead Cert VampThe premise seems straight forward enough: tough, potty-mouthed London gangsters do a deal with a bunch of Slavic businessmen and lose their nightclub, The Inferno. OK, so far so normal but add to that the aforementioned Slavic businessmen are vampires led by a guy named Dante Livienko and you have Steve Lawson's very original blood-sucking shocker Dead C...

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And We're Back In the Swamp!
Posted on Thursday 26th August 2010
FrightFest Hatchet II Rev ZombieFrightFest 2010 has officially begun with what surely must be one of the most anticipated sequels in years, Adam Green's Hatchet II. Following directly on from the first installment its a solid mixture of shocks, slaughtering and big laughs. Yes, you read that correctly, Hatchet II has a wicked sense of humour running all the way throu...

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Nearly Time!
Posted on Thursday 26th August 2010
FrightFest I Spit On Your Grave Shears Well, the Horror Channel crew have set up camp and are readying themselves for five days of blogging and reporting from FrightFest 2010, filled with excitement as to which movies will provide the stand-out moments of the year. Will Hatchet II live up to the original? Could the remake of I Spit On Your Grave, which ...

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FrightFest 2010 Is Almost Here!
Posted on Thursday 26th August 2010
FrightFest 2010 Brochure CoverFrightFest is almost here and boasts a coffin load of world and European premieres as well appearances from countless guests from the world of horror cinema. The Horror Channel will be covering this amazing five-day fear-filled celebration of all things horror, bringing you all the news and gossip via our FrightFest Blog as well as exclusive...

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FrightFest 2010 - What Are You Looking Forward To?
Posted on Monday 23rd August 2010
FrightFest 2010 Brochure CoverFrightFest is only a matter of days away so its time to look at some of the movie highlights this celebration of shock cinema has to offer. Apart from the obvious stand out titles such as Hatchet II, the Horror Channel sponsored screening of the new I Spit On Your Grave and The Last Exorcism other movies that have caught our eye are Johannes...

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Exclusive Interview With FrightFest Man Ian Rattray
Posted on Monday 16th August 2010
Ian RattrayWith FrightFest 2010 only a matter of days away our series of FrightFest interviews draws to a close with a chat to the fourth member of the FrightFest gang, Ian Rattray. Here the ever friendly Scotsman chats about his encounter with The Exorcist, his favourite FrightFest moment and the plans he has for the future. HC: Can you recall when your interest in horror/cult cinema begin? IR: Very clear...

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Exclusive Interview With Journalist And FrightFest Man Alan Jones
Posted on Thursday 12th August 2010
Alan Jones by Steven HurstAlan Jones is one of the most respected journalists working today. He has reported from some of the most legendary movie sets ever and written for such magazines as Radio Times, GQ, FHM, Fangoria, in fact the list goes on and on. More importantly he is one of the four members of the FrightFest gang. Alan took time out to tell us about the last 11 years ...

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Exclusive Interview With FrightFest Man Greg Day
Posted on Saturday 7th August 2010
Greg Day by Steven HurstPublicity Director, one-time thespian and all round nice guy, Greg Day is one of the four members of the FrightFest gang. Here, in an exclusive interview, Greg chats about his time before FrightFest and what the future may hold for the brand. (Photo by Steven Hurst) HC: Is it true you used to be an actor? GD: Yes. The height of my short-lived fame came in ...

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The Last Exorcism - New Poster
Posted on Monday 2nd August 2010
Last Exorcism - final UK quadThe closing movie of FrightFest 2010 is the UK premiere of Daniel Stamm’s acclaimed shocker The Last Exorcism. Produced by Eli Roth the movie has gained considerable critical praise thanks to its 'Blair Witch' style cinematography and what promises to be the most realistic depiction of possession ever shot on film. After a career spent helping...

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Monsters - Teaser Poster And Brand New Trailer
Posted on Monday 26th July 2010
Monsters Teaser PosterIf you're lucky enough to be attending FrightFest this year you'll get the chance to preview one of the most talked about alien movies since District 9, Gareth Edwards' sensational debut, Monsters. The movie received great praise from Cannes festival earlier on in the year and many have made comparisons between Edwards and small budget extraordinaire Neill Blomkamp...

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Exclusive Interview With FrightFest Man Paul McEvoy
Posted on Tuesday 20th July 2010
Paul McEvoyPaul McEvoy is a man of many talents. Not only is he part of the crew who deliver FrightFest every year, was part of the team behind The Cinema Store chain and is one of the newest additions to the team here at the Horror Channel. With FrightFest 2010 only a matter of weeks away, we decided to chat to this enigmatic chap. HC: Can you recall when your interest in cinema and particularly horror c...

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FrightFest E-Zine Goes Live This Friday
Posted on Wednesday 14th July 2010
FrightFest Magazine Issue 1Going live from the 16th July, FrightFest launches its bi-monthly E-zine with an in-depth interview (video and text) with the director of A Serbian Film - possibly the most controversial film of the year. Srdjan Spasojevic reveals the real reasons he made the film so divisive. There are also candid interviews with scare-meister Eli Roth and the Ghost...

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Dead Cert - Premiere Information
Posted on Tuesday 6th July 2010
Dead Cert DVD CoverDead Cert is the second feature from British director Steve Lawson (Just For The Record) and is a vampires-meet-gangsters shocker that is billed as affectionately evoking the spirit of the contemporary-set movies of Amicus and Hammer - particularly the latter's Dracula A.D. 1972 and The Satanic Rites Of Dracula. A hybrid of the vampire and Cockney gangster movie genres that...

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FrightFest 2010 - Full Main Screen Listing
Posted on Saturday 3rd July 2010
I Spit On Your Grave Poster V2Get ready to get excited as the full line up for this year's FrightFest has been revealed. The gang have culled together some of the finest new movies from the freshest talent around as well as paying respect to one of the masters of horror cinema and a Horror Channel favourite, Tobe Hooper. Horror Channel is proud to be sponsoring the Eur...

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FrightFest: E-zine Coming Soon
Posted on Saturday 19th June 2010
FrightFEst Magazine issue 1FrightFest has announced the next exciting development in the 11 year history of the UK's biggest fantasy and horror film festival. On the 16th of July, the first issue of a brand new free bi-monthly magazine or E-zine will be published. The team promise an array of exclusives - one of those being an access all areas chat between Alan Jones and horr...

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FrightFest 2010: Opening And Closing Films Announced
Posted on Friday 11th June 2010
Victor Kills Adam GreenAdam Green’s Hatchet II will receive its world premiere when it opens this year’s Film4 FrightFest on Thursday August 26. Hatchet-man Green, plus leading iconic cast including Kane Hodder, Danielle Harris and Tony Todd will be gracing London's Empire Cinema on Thursday August 26th to kick-off what is expected to be the festival's busiest and most fan-friendl...

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The Descent
THE DESCENT
Wednesday 20th December
9.00 PM
Star Trek: The Next Generation
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION
Friday 22nd December
7.00 PM
Star Trek: Voyager
STAR TREK: VOYAGER
Thursday 14th December
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