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American Mary UK Cinema Tour News
Posted on Thursday 29th November 2012
american_maryOne of the finest horror movies of 2012 is set to open in select UK cinemas courtesy of FrightFest Presents from 11th January 2013 - the viscerally thrilling and darkly seductive American Mary. Additionally, Canadian-born writer/directors Jen and Sylvia Soska, and Mary Mason herself - lead actress Katharine Isabelle (Gingers Snaps) will all be returning to the UK to introduce the screenings....

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FrightFest Originals - New Limited Edition Posters
Posted on Friday 16th November 2012
zombie_flesh_eatersFrightFest Originals, created by Alex Chambers and Ian Rattray, launches this week with a limited edition four colour screen print by Nat Marsh of Zombie Flesh Eaters. The fledgling company aims to produce a number of limited edition 30 X 40 UK Quad prints featuring designs by the hottest talents around the world, including Graham Humphreys, Aiheads, Brandon Schaefer, Th...

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2012 Film4 FrightFest All-Nighter Guests And Final Film‏
Posted on Wednesday 24th October 2012
ff_allnighterOnly a few days now until the FrightFest All-Nighter Spooktacular at the Vue West End kicks-off the Halloween season with a six pack of shock sensation. But Team FrightFest wanted to give you the heads up on what you can expect on October 27th from the witching hour of 6pm onwards. The already announced line-up of the most must-see movies of the moment includes Excision, The Tall Man, Bai...

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5 UK Premieres On Show As Film4 FrightFest Announces Line-Up For Halloween All-Nighter
Posted on Friday 28th September 2012
ff_allnighterThe FrightFest Halloween All-Nighter returns to the Vue in London's Leicester Square on Saturday October 27th for another helping of choice shock around the clock horror. And this year horror fans around the country can join in the fearful fun as, on Saturday November 3rd, the event travels to the Picturehouse Cambridge, the Empires in Sunderland and Newcastle and The Watershed Bristol. N...

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Exclusive Interview With Kevin Lehane Writer Of Grabbers
Posted on Monday 3rd September 2012
kevin_lehaneOne of the stand-out pieces at FrightFest 2012, personally speaking was Grabbers. This superb creature feature was written by the very talented Kevin Lehane (picture left). We had a quick chat to him about this inventive crowd pleaser and what future plans he has. HC: Are you a fan of the creature feature genre? KL: Yeah, absolutely. What I love about Creature Features is the creativit...

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Exclusive Interview With Eron Sheean Director Of Errors Of The Human Body
Posted on Friday 31st August 2012
eron_sheeanThe FrightFest Discovery Screen contained some real gems this year. One of the stand- out pieces was Errors Of The Human Body written and directed by Eron Sheean. Eron had co-wrote another FrightFest favourite The Divide so we decided to have a quick chat to him about his latest work. HC: Have you always been a fan of horror cinema? ES: Yes, as far back as I can remember I was drawn to...

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Cockneys Vs Zombies - Exclusive Clip
Posted on Wednesday 29th August 2012
cockneys_vs_zombiesCockneys Vs Zombies, the bloody and brilliant new Brit horror is opening at cinemas this Friday. The movie plays like a cross between Eastenders, Dawn Of The Dead and The Long Good Friday and has a cast of London born legends. Just as brothers Terry and Andy Macguire decide to rob a bank, workers on a Docklands building site uncover a burial ground sealed up in 1666. How...

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FrightFest 2012 - The Ultimate Round Up
Posted on Wednesday 29th August 2012
frightfest-the-13th-posterFrightFest The 13th was without doubt one of the finest yet with a programme bursting with originality from all over the globe. It's always difficult to pick highlights and with 48 movies to choose from and countless shorts the decision this year is that much harder. The programme was so strong with a huge mix of movies that touched upon nearly every...

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Part 2 Of An Exclusive Interview With The Soska Sisters Directors Of American Mary
Posted on Wednesday 29th August 2012
soska_sistersRegular viewers to the Horror Channel will know about Jen and Sylv Soska. These talented Canadians gave the world Dead Hooker In A Trunk which received its world premiere on the Horror Channel last year. They came to FrightFest The 13th and blew everyone away with their latest movie, American Mary which has become, for many, the best of the fest. Here, in the second part of an exclusive i...

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Where Did The Time Go?
Posted on Monday 27th August 2012
frightfest-the-13th-posterAnd that, as they say was that. FrightFest The 13th has come to its conclusion. 5 days, 48 movies, a short film showcase and countless pieces of exclusive footage has entertained thousands of horror fans. Horror Channel has been there every step of the way and has plenty more to bring you from this incredible celebration of all things horror. We s...

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Exclusive Interview With James Moran Writer Of Tower Block
Posted on Monday 27th August 2012
james_moranA couple of days ago we chatted to James Moran about his work and how he felt by having two movies at FrightFest. Here he's back to chat about the closing movie to this year's event, Tower Block. HC: Hello again, let’s chat about Tower Bock. This is in total contrast to Cockney’s Vs Zombies; how do you approach a more serious piece? JM: Same way I approach any piece - what's the core id...

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A Genre Gets The Boot Up The Backside It Needed
Posted on Monday 27th August 2012
Tower Block CoupleDid anyone else see the awesome short from Paul Davis at FrightFest called Him Indoors? What a talent he has and great piece that showed he has a natural knack for directing dark comedy. Can't wait for his first feature, Silent Night Of The Dead. Though the storyline seemed sort of familiar and the family situation seen in many demonic movies, The Possession was a wonderfully...

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A Deadly Duo To Take Us To The End
Posted on Monday 27th August 2012
The Possession BodyChained was a film that captured the audience's attention not by the graphic violence that it contained but by the stunning central performances especially from Vincent D'Onofrio. The piece dripped with class and was that something a little bit different to the norm. We're down to the last two movies but these look like quality pieces of fear-filled film fun. First up it...

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Monsters In Both Senses Of The World
Posted on Monday 27th August 2012
AfterFantasy and blood-splattered tension are the topics of two of today's movies at FrightFest The 13th. The first up is After, a road trip with a difference as the two only survivors of a bus crash try to uncover exactly what happened, why it was they survived and why are there monsters in the world now! Following this it's the welcome return to the big screen of Jennifer Lynch and her disturbing piece, Chained. Psy...

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Exclusive Interview With Paul Davis Director Of Him Indoors
Posted on Monday 27th August 2012
Him Indoors QuadLater this afternoon Paul Davis will be giving the World Premiere of his new horror short, Him Indoors. Paul as you might recall was the guy behind one of the finest ever horror documentaries, Beware The Moon which took a look at the creation of the incredible An American Werewolf In London movie. Away, we decided to chat with Paul about this latest piece and his plans for the nex...

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A Very Bloody Mary
Posted on Monday 27th August 2012
American MaryWell American Mary proved to be a huge hit with the FrightFest crowd. This well structured and powerful horror had a dark tone throughout, lifted every now and again by some knock out humour. Jen and Sylvia Soska have proven that Dead Hooker In A Trunk wasn't a one off and that they are a talented team ready to take their career to the next level. The film's main plot concerns the uncomfor...

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Don't Miss This Dawn Of The Dead
Posted on Monday 27th August 2012
Before DawnIf you fancy a zombie movie that has heart as well as plenty of guts then check out the Discovery Screen today as there’s another chance to see Dominc Brunt's directorial debut, Before Dawn. This raw and intelligent piece of cinema concerns a married couple (played by Brunt and wife Joanne Mitchell) who go away to try and patch their marriage. But this breakaway in a stunning location soon turn...

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Exclusive Interview With Joanne Mitchell Writer, Producer And Star of Before Dawn
Posted on Monday 27th August 2012
Joanne MitchellJoanne Mitchell is a writer, Producer and actress whose talent has graced some of the UK's most popular TV shows. At FrightFest The 13th she came along with her husband, Dominic Brunt with their first film project together, the unforgettable Before Dawn. We chatted with Joanne about this and the possibility of more projects from this talented duo. HC: Are you a fan of horror movies? ...

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Here Come The Girls
Posted on Monday 27th August 2012
American Mary Bloody ShotIt may be the final day of FrightFest The 13th but there's nothing to be down about as there's two UK premieres, a European Premiere, a Preview and a World Premiere still to look forward too plus plenty more surprises from the FrightFest boys. The main attraction on screen one this morning is the showing of American Mary, the brand new movie from Jen and ...

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Part 1 Of An Exclusive Interview With The Soska Sisters Directors Of American Mary
Posted on Monday 27th August 2012
The Soska SistersRegular viewers to the Horror Channel will know about Jen and Sylv Soska. These talented Canadians gave the world Dead Hooker In A Trunk which received its world premiere on the Horror Channel last year. Now the girls are in the UK promoting their new movie, American Mary to the attendees at FrightFest. We decided to chat to the girls about this movie and their career to date. I...

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A Walk On The Sinister Side
Posted on Monday 27th August 2012
SinisterSinister totally delivered on everything it promised. This superb excursion into a nightmarish existence was a textbook example of how Hollywood should deliver their horror movies. True crime writer Ellison Oswald has made a career out of exposing police mistakes and now he’s investigating a shocking small-town death first hand by moving into the house where it actually took place. But strange occurrenc...

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A Trio Of Terrifying Treats
Posted on Sunday 26th August 2012
Berberian Sound StudioTonight is dedicated to three movies that are universes apart in content but bound by the genre of horror. Berberian Sound Studio (pictured) is the one making the most noise (ha ha) as it seems to be a Giallo fantasy set in the 70s with traces of surreal terror added to it. Seeing as though this is from Peter Strickland it's a must see as his films always ooze of ...

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Always Check Under The Bed
Posted on Sunday 26th August 2012
Sleep TightSpain has once again triumphed at FrightFest. After the class act that was [REC]3 Genesis comes another beauty this time from the other original [REC] director, Jaume Balaguero. Sleep Tight is a beautiful piece which is psychological horror at its finest. Balaguero, when he introduced the movie, insisted it wasn't exactly a horror flick. Sorry mate but it is and one of the most pure horror films ...

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Classics Return To The Silver Screen
Posted on Sunday 26th August 2012
The Bride Of Frankenstein PosterIf you fancy a break from the usual FrightFest fare then check out the Re-Discovery Screen which today contains a barrel of classics on new digital prints. These restored masterpieces are going to look stunning on the big screen and have been restored to their most beautiful and full versions. Movies showing are Hammer's The Mummy's ...

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Don't Miss The FrightFest International Short Film Showcase
Posted on Sunday 26th August 2012
isfsIt's a big, big day at Frightfest The 13th as the Horror Channel is sponsoring the International Short Film Showcase. This annual event is designed to highlight the emerging talent in the horror industry and this year is one has one of the strongest line-ups ever. It's a really inventive mix, from giant snails to fairytale nightmares this collection of shorts truly does reflect how exciting, inventive and talented ...

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Exclusive Interview With Steven Pravong Director Of Un Jong Sang
Posted on Sunday 26th August 2012
Steven PravongManiacs, monsters, demons, creepy kids, apocalyptic visions, phobias, heavy metal meltdown and snails - yes, it's the FrightFest International Short Film Showcase, an eclectic mix of worldwide cutting edge short films, which is once again being presented by Horror Channel. It will kick-off today at 1pm at the Empire Cinema in London's Leicester Square. Un Jour Sang from Steven Pravong is...

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A New Maniac In Town
Posted on Sunday 26th August 2012
Maniac PosterRemakes of classic or cult horror titles are always a bit of a sticky topic when discussing them with horror fans. So when we heard that there was to be a remake of the Bill Lustig shocker Maniac a lot of eyebrows were raised. Eyebrows raised even higher when it was announced that Elijah Wood would be taking on the role of scalp-hunting Frank. Manic 2012 edition is shot entirely from the pe...

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An SFX Legend And Italian Flavours Of Fear
Posted on Saturday 25th August 2012
Greg NicoteroThe FrightFest Variety Award was a wonderful celebration of the work of Greg Nicotero. This legendary figure in the world of effects make-up is truly deserved. We met up with Greg and gotta say he's one of the nicest people in the industry. For an interview with Greg Nicotero click here. FrightFest The 13th has a very strong Italian flavour to it this year. Today we had the stunning but di...

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Exclusive Interview With The Manetti Bros Directors Of Paura 3D
Posted on Saturday 25th August 2012
Paura 3D second imagePaura 3D is an intense, psychological piece of work that has just received its European Premiere at FrightFest The 13th. It's a simple enough tale but done with a raw energy that it's hard to keep you eyes off the screen even when things get incredibly brutal. We chatted to the directors, The Manetti Bros known to their family as Antonio and Marco about this and thei...

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Don't Look In The Basement
Posted on Saturday 25th August 2012
Paura 3DAfter the intense drama of Outpost 2 we are waiting for the Italian treat known as Paura 3D. This inventive and rather savage film from the acclaimed Manetti Bros will no doubt have the audience squirming around as some piece are incredibly brutal physical and psychologically. When mechanic Ale overhears a conversation between a wealthy customer and the garage owner, he knows what he and his two best mate...

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Exclusive Interview With Steve Barker and Rae Brunton Writers Of Outpost 2: Black Sun
Posted on Saturday 25th August 2012
Outpost II CoverA few years ago the film Outpost was released to great critical acclaim. This atmospheric and dark piece gave the Nazi Zombie genre the serious kick that it needed. Now the characters are back in Outpost 2: Black Sun so we decided to talk to the writers Steve Barker and Rae Brunton about this and future Outpost movies. HC: How did you two first meet? RB: Well, I had written a ha...

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Poliziotteschi And Nazi Zombies - Day 3 Of FrightFest
Posted on Saturday 25th August 2012
Outpost II Nazi ZombieToday starts with a real mixed bag of movies. First up is the engaging Eurocrime! documentary which charts the rise and demise of the 'poliziotteschi' movies the Italian Film Industry churned out during the 1970s. These used to be 'homages' to the Dirty Harry movies but soon evolved into something else and this looks at the crazy methods these movies were shot and...

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What Will You Discover?
Posted on Saturday 25th August 2012
Inbred DVD CoverToday is a big day for FrightFest, not only will the legendary make-up and effects artist Greg Nicotero be honoured but the Re-Discovery Screen opens its doors for the first time. Over the next three days you can catch fully restored versions of three classics from the House of Hammer, The Devil Rides Out, Rasputin The Mad Monk and The Mummy's Shroud. They also have a special presen...

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Movies Leave Us Laughing [REC]s
Posted on Saturday 25th August 2012
REC3Last night was a time for mixing humour and horror as two very different but equally entertaining movies hit the big screen. Paco Plaza's [REC]3 Genesis proved that by using comedy and moving away from the POV style of horror the series is known for you can revitalise a franchise. Because unfolds in parallel to events of the previous two episodes, it gives itself room to mature and grow in its own environment. The up...

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Exclusive Interview With Paco Plaza Director Of [Rec]3 Genesis
Posted on Saturday 25th August 2012
Paco Rec 3You may have come across Paco Plaza's work before, not only was he behind the first two [REC] movies but he was also responsible for Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt which was shown on the Horror Channel last week. Paco is at FrightFest the 13th to introduce the UK premiere of [REC]3 Genesis so we had a quick chat with this talented fellow. HC: Have you always been a fan of horror movies? PP: Yes, sin...

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Be Kind, Rewind...Or Die!
Posted on Friday 24th August 2012
VHSBefore we saw the much anticipated anthology movie V/H/S we were treated to some stunning trailers and special features thanks to Momentum Pictures. First up was the in your face world exclusive of another anthology movie The ABC's Of Death which looks as if it will push many boundaries. Lee Hardcastle's Claymation Of The Raid was quite simply hilarious. Next was Brandon Cronenberg's Antiviral, a grim and sinister looki...

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Global Horror Fun
Posted on Friday 24th August 2012
Hidden In The WoodsDario Argento did himself proud today at FrightFest as did the guy who was interviewing him, Total Film’s Jamie Graham. Jamie helped Dario recall some fabulous anecdotes and his superbly researched questions made sure all of use learned something new about the great man. Each year at FrightFest there seems to be more and more films from across the globe. This afternoon i...

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Return Of The Master
Posted on Friday 24th August 2012
Dario Argento Book CoverMaster of the Macabre Dario Argento is soon due to be at the Empire very soon and you can feel the excitement brewing around Screen 1. Dario has been directing horror movies since 1970 and has a back catalogue any director would kill for. Dario is going to be chatting on stage to Total Film's Jamie Graham about his stunning cinematic career as well as witnes...

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A Director, A Director's Cut And A Discovery Screen
Posted on Friday 24th August 2012
Nightbreed The Cabal CutIt's a very big day at FrightFest, not only is there four European premieres, a world premiere and the opening of the Discovery Screen, but also Master of the Macabre Dario Argento is going to be here. Argento will be chatting on stage to Total Film's Jamie Graham about his stunning cinematic career as well as witnessing the launch of the book Dario Argento: ...

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Grabbers - Pure Genius
Posted on Friday 24th August 2012
GrabbersGrabbers is one of those movies that seizes your attention and doesn't leave go for its duration. A simple idea is transformed into a satisfying and clever movie that has already become a highlight of FrightFest 2012 for me. Here's what the FrightFest brochure says about it: The day after a meteor lands in the ocean and a group of fisherman going missing, Garda Lisa Nolan arrives for a temporary assignmen...

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Exclusive Interview With James Moran Writer Of Cockneys Vs Zombies
Posted on Thursday 23rd August 2012
Cockneys Vs ZombiesJames Moran is a FrightFest regular who has supported the event for years. He is also one of the most exciting writing talents the UK has produced with his body of work covering not only film but popular television as well. James has two movies showing at FrightFest The 13th, Cockneys Vs Zombies and Tower Block both very different in style and content. We decided to chat w...

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The Undead Are Brown Bread
Posted on Thursday 23rd August 2012
Cockneys Vs Zombies groupCockneys Vs Zombies is giving the audience a real lift after the sombre and rather dark movie, The Seasoning House. Horror has many sides and FrightFest always likes to cover a many as it can. CvZ is a cracking take on the zombie genre bringing the terror of the walking dead to Old London Town. And what's not to like when a gang of oldies are battling the...

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And We're Off
Posted on Thursday 23rd August 2012
Cockneys Vs ZombiesFrightFest The 13th has just launched and after a cracking trailer featuring Mr Ian Rattray reminding people not to use their mobiles Ross Noble popped up on stage to introduce Team FrightFest After the guys thanked everyone they introduced us to the cast and crew behind The Seasoning House. This dark and atmospheric piece is in stark contrast to what the rest of the even...

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Nearly There...
Posted on Thursday 23rd August 2012
American MaryWell the clock is ticking down to FrightFest The 13th and already you can sense the anticipation building. This year there's an exciting and eclectic mix of movies but be assured we'll keep you up to date as to which movies you need to catch when they go on general release. But which ones will stand out? Will it be Cockneys Vs Zombies? Will it be American Mary (pictured)? But what about le...

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Exclusive Interview With Director Jen Moss
Posted on Thursday 23rd August 2012
Jen Moss Director Of My Brothers KeeperManiacs, monsters, demons, creepy kids, apocalyptic visions, phobias, heavy metal meltdown and snails - yes, it's the FrightFest International Short Film Showcase, an eclectic mix of worldwide cutting edge short films, which is once again being presented by Horror Channel. It will kick-off at 1pm on Sunday 26th Aug...

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Dare You Witness The Possession?
Posted on Wednesday 22nd August 2012
The PossessionThe Possession is one of the most anticipated horror films of the year and it's been made the Horror Channel Movie of the Month. Presented by Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures, The Possession from director Ole Bornedal is a cracking shocker that concerns a family and an ancient evil. Clyde (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Stephanie Brenek (Kyra Sedgwick) see little cause for alarm when their you...

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FrightFest 2012 Is Almost Here!
Posted on Wednesday 22nd August 2012
Film4 FrightFest The 13th PosterFrightFest 2012 is only a matter of hours away and once again the much admired festival is boasting an stunning and eclectic mix of fear-filled movies from all over the world, many of them either UK or World premieres. There'll also be plenty of special guests and surprises in store with the Horror Channel on hand recording all the b...

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Ee By Gum - Inbred To Hit Selected Cinemas In September
Posted on Wednesday 22nd August 2012
Inbred DVD CoverInbred, directed by Alex Chandon (Cradle of Fear), is one of the most hotly anticipated genre films of 2012. Officially selected for 2011's FrightFest, the film has grown and grown in notoriety and now the wait is finally over as this dark, witty, yet hilariously twisted tale is unleashed in cinemas September 21st with a DVD/Blu-ray release October 8th. Starring Jo Hartley and Seam...

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Exclusive Interview With Special Effects Legend Greg Nicotero
Posted on Wednesday 22nd August 2012
Greg NicoteroGreg Nicotero is a legend in the film industry. His special effects and make-up work has graced some of the most popular movies and TV shows of the last 30 years. This creative genius shows no sign of slowing down as he continues to create innovative and jaw-dropping work time after time. He is part of KNB FX and has also made the move into directing too. Nicotero will be presented with the...

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Exclusive Interview With Tokophobia Directors Evrim Ersoy, James Pearcey and Russell Would
Posted on Tuesday 21st August 2012
Directors of TokophobiaManiacs, monsters, demons, creepy kids, apocalyptic visions, phobias, heavy metal meltdown and snails - yes, it's the FrightFest International Short Film Showcase, an eclectic mix of worldwide cutting edge short films, which is once again being presented by Horror Channel. It will kick-off at 1pm on Sunday 26th August at the Empire Cinema in London's Leicester Sq...

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Exclusive Interview With Dominic Brunt Actor And Director Of Before Dawn
Posted on Sunday 19th August 2012
Dominic BruntDominic Brunt, better known as Paddy Kirk in Emmerdale, has directed the much talked about zombie movie Before Dawn which is showing on the Discovery Screen at FrightFest the 13th. This stunning debut contains everything you want from a horror movie and stars himself alongside his wife Joanne Mitchell and was written by Mark Illis from a story from Dominic and Joanne. We chatted to Dominic a...

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Exclusive Interview With Jovanka Vuckovic Director of The Captured Bird
Posted on Saturday 18th August 2012
Jovanka VuckovicManiacs, monsters, demons, creepy kids, apocalyptic visions, phobias, heavy metal meltdown and snails - yes, it's the FrightFest International Short Film Showcase, an eclectic mix of worldwide cutting edge short films, which is once again being presented by Horror Channel. It will kick-off at 1pm on Sunday 26th August at the Empire Cinema in London's Leicester Square. One of the sh...

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Exclusive Interview With Toby Meakins Director Of LOT254
Posted on Wednesday 15th August 2012
Toby MeakinsManiacs, monsters, demons, creepy kids, apocalyptic visions, phobias, heavy metal meltdown and snails - yes, it's the FrightFest International Short Film Showcase, an eclectic mix of worldwide cutting edge short films, which is once again being presented by Horror Channel. It will kick-off at 1pm on Sunday 26th August at the Empire Cinema in London's Leicester Square. Lot 254 from award winn...

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Reece Shearsmith Horror Short, Him Indoors To Receive World Premiere At FrightFest The 13th
Posted on Monday 13th August 2012
Him Indoors QuadJames Pears and Kesslerboy Productions Ltd. have announced that Him Indoors, a short black comedy/horror film starring Reece Shearsmith and Pollyanna McIntosh will get it's World Premiere screening at FrightFest The 13th on Monday August 27th, before the European premier of The Possession at 6.15pm. The film, the first narrative piece from writer/director Paul Davis, tells of an ag...

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Exclusive Interview With Geoffrey Cowper Director Of Cargols!
Posted on Saturday 11th August 2012
Geoff CowperManiacs, monsters, demons, creepy kids, apocalyptic visions, phobias, heavy metal meltdown and snails - yes, it's the FrightFest International Short Film Showcase, an eclectic mix of worldwide cutting edge short films, which is once again being presented by Horror Channel. It will kick-off at 1pm on Sunday 26th August at the Empire Cinema in London's Leicester Square. One of the pieces showing...

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FrightFest To Honour SFX Legend Greg Nicotero
Posted on Saturday 11th August 2012
Greg NicoteroFrightFest, in partnership with Variety Magazine, are set to present the inaugural Variety Award at FrightFest to renowned special effects and make-up artist Greg Nicotero. Nicotero will be presented with the award on Saturday August 25th, following an on-stage interview at this year's FrightFest The 13th. "FrightFest is very proud to be associated with Variety Magazine," said FrightFest c...

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2012 Free Online Festival Guide Now Available
Posted on Thursday 9th August 2012
FrightFest 13th Festival GuideThe online version of the FrightFest The 13th free festival guide is now available which includes a full timetable covering all three screens. Inside you'll also find features and info on every movie showing as well as hints and tips on how to get the most from this awesome festival. Horror Channel will be there blogging live from the even...

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From The Pen Of James Moran - Cockneys Vs Zombies and Tower Block
Posted on Tuesday 7th August 2012
Two films getting their world premieres at FrightFest this year have been written by one of the UKs finest talents, James Moran. We'll be chatting to James a bit later in the month so here's what his movies at this year's event are about: Cockneys Vs ZombiesCockneys Vs Zombies - Geezer Gore comes to FrightFest in an ultra-splatter comedy horror director Matthias Hoene calls Evil Dead 2 meets...

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Sinister - Brand New UK Poster
Posted on Thursday 2nd August 2012
Sinister New QuadSinister is the terrifying new horror from the producer of Insidious and Paranormal Activity and the writer-director of The Exorcism Of Emily Rose. It will get its UK premiere at FrightFest the 13th. In the movie a struggling true crime novelist, Ellison (Ethan Hawke), becomes too close to his latest gruesome story when he discovers a box of mysterious and brutal home movies in ...

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Exclusive Interview With Axelle Carolyn Director Of The Halloween Kid
Posted on Thursday 2nd August 2012
The Halloween Kid Group ShotManiacs, monsters, demons, creepy kids, apocalyptic visions, phobias, heavy metal meltdown and snails - yes, it's the FrightFest International Short Film Showcase, an eclectic mix of worldwide cutting edge short films, which is once again being presented by Horror Channel. It will kick-off at 1pm on Sunday 26th August at the Empire Cinema in Londo...

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FrightFest The 13th Announces Record Number Of Guests
Posted on Friday 27th July 2012
Claudia GeriniJennifer Lynch, Sheridan Smith, Dario Argento, Dominic Brunt, Ross Noble, Peter Strickland, Claudia Gerini, Michele Placido, Harry Treadaway, Michelle Ryan, Russell Tovey and The Soska Sisters head up a vibrant and eclectic mix of talent at this year's Film4 FrightFest event at the Empire Leicester Square. As individual tickets go on sale tomorrow (Saturday 28 July), Film4 FrightFest ann...

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Horror Channel Announces Line-Up For The FrightFest 2012 International Short Film Showcase
Posted on Friday 20th July 2012
Horror Channel ISFS LogoManiacs, monsters, demons, creepy kids, apocalyptic visions, phobias, heavy metal meltdown and snails... Welcome to this year's wild and eclectic mix of cutting edge short films from the global arena of the fantasy and horror genre. The ninety-minute film extravaganza is a tasty selection box of Sunday afternoon treats, sponsored once again by Horror Channel....

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Wrong Turn 4 - Release Details
Posted on Thursday 5th July 2012
Wrong Turn 4 CoverWrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings premiers in the UK at this years FrightFest Festival. The movie will then be available to own on Blu-ray and DVD from 27th August 2012! If that's not enough to satisfy your blood thirsty appetite then you can gorge on and devour the Wrong Turn 1-4 DVD box-set which comes out the same day. It's 1974 and deep in the West Virginia wilderness, a fa...

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Rec 3 Release Date Announced
Posted on Wednesday 4th July 2012
REC3REC Genesis, the long-awaited and highly anticipated third instalment of the planned four-part REC saga has finally arrived, coming to DVD and Blu-ray on 3rd September (after premiering at Film4 FrightFest on 24 August) - and by all accounts its more than worth the wait! Paco Plaza, co-writer and co-director of the first two films (along with Jaume Belaguero) goes it alone for this outing, breathing new life into pro...

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FrightFest 2012 - Full Discovery Screen Listing
Posted on Sunday 1st July 2012
Before DawnThe FrightFest Discovery Screen is back for a third year and has once again surpassed itself in bringing you a varied selection of cracking movies that are just waiting to be, well, discovered! This year attendees will have the chance to watch Michael Biehn's directorial debut The Victim, Stig Svendson's Elevator as well as Kill Zombie!! which is described as Shaun Of The Dead in Amsterdam. A ...

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FrightFest 2012 - Full Main Screen Listing
Posted on Saturday 30th June 2012
American MaryYesterday we brought you news of the films that are showing at this year's much anticipated FrightFest The 13th event which is being held between August 23rd and 27th at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square, London. Below you'll find the screening dates for all the movies showing on Screen 1. Tomorrow we'll be posting all the movies that are showing on the Discovery Screen. Horror Channel ...

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FrightFest The 13th Unveils Record Number Of Films‏
Posted on Friday 29th June 2012
Film4 FrightFest The 13th PosterFilm4 FrightFest The 13th has unveiled its most ambitious line-up in history. From the sensational Sinister starring Ethan Hawke, the Sam Raimi produced The Possession and Jennifer Chambers Lynch's jaw-dropping Chained, to the Maniac remake, the surgical underground of American Mary and the V/H/S anthology everyone is talking about, th...

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Film4 Frightfest The 13th Announces Opening And Closing Night Films
Posted on Saturday 16th June 2012
REC3Paul Hyett's claustrophobic, psychological horror, The Seasoning House is set to open this year's Film4 FrightFest. Starring Sean Pertwee, Kevin Howarth and Rosie Day, this hard-hitting exploration of war-time sexploitation, set in a Balkan brothel, marks special-effects guru Hyett's directorial debut. Hyett and the cast will be attending the premiere on Thursday August 23rd. Film4 FrightFest will close with the worl...

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Film4 Frightfest The 13th First Artwork Revealed
Posted on Saturday 26th May 2012
Film4 FrightFest The 13th PosterTop illustrator Graham Humphreys and designer Paul Johnstone have come up with this stunning poster to help us launch the Film4 FrightFest The 13th event in August. Graham said today, "This year's 13th FrightFest illustration took it's obvious reference point and gave it a Royal Jubilee, Tower Of London beheading. It is an affirmatio...

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FrightFest To Be Celebrated At Leicester Square Re-Opening
Posted on Wednesday 23rd May 2012
Lawn Of The DeadAfter 18 months of redevelopment work, the new-look Leicester Square opens this week with Lawn Of The Dead, a series of relaunch events that includes a celebration of Film4 FrightFest, which has haunted the Square for the last 12 years - and returns for its fourth year at the Empire Cinema on August 23rd with Film4 FrightFest The 13th. On the afternoon of Sunday 27th May, Alan Jone...

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FrightFest: Glasgow 2012 - Guests Announced
Posted on Sunday 12th February 2012
Rites Of SpringAudiences at this year's Film4 FrightFest event at the Glasgow film Festival are in for a treat as no less than six directors will be attending. One of the most eagerly anticipated movies in the Film4 FrightFest Glasgow line-up is The Raid. This action film to end all action films is virtually guaranteed to blow the roof off the Glasgow Film Theatre with its ramped up sequences of su...

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FrightFest: Glasgow 2012 - Films Announced
Posted on Wednesday 18th January 2012
War Of the DeadThe UK's favourite horror fantasy festival returns to its second home at the Glasgow Film Festival for the 7th year with its biggest line-up ever. From Friday February 24th to Saturday Feb 25th, Film4 FrightFest will be screening eleven new must-see genre titles. ten of which are UK premieres. So expect to be taken of the roller-coaster ride from hell with this ghoulish global cellulo...

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