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Film4 FrightFest Announces Line-Up For Halloween All-Nighter
Posted on Sunday 5th October 2014
The Pact2The FrightFest All-Nighter 14 returns to its spiritual home, The Prince Charles Cinema, on Saturday October 25th, with five killer titles, including the world premiere of Anthony DiBlasi’s Last Shift. It kicks off with a special preview of The Vicious Brothers Extraterrestrial, a fine blend of Close Encounters and Communion with some of the most extraordinary special effects and camerawork you’ll ...

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FrightFest 2014 - The Ultimate Round Up
Posted on Saturday 30th August 2014
FrightFest2014-poster-LR-Final MediumFrightFest 2014 is just a distant memory even though it only ended a few days ago and only now am I adjusting to being in daylight! The five days brought us over 60 features and several shorts which combined to make this year’s programme one of the most varied for a long time. The new venue gave the festival a new fee...

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This Winter, It's Going To Get Really Dark - New Horror Channel Sizzle Reel
Posted on Friday 29th August 2014
HC Poster Those lucky enough to attend FrightFest this year were treated to Horror Channel's latest Sizzle Reel highlighting the amazing and very varied selection of movies we’ve got lined up over the coming months. Got to say it’s pretty awesome with classic movies mixing with some of the strongest pictures from the finest in new talent. F, The Dead, 2001 Maniacs: Field Of Screams and The Wicker Tree le...

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And That Was That
Posted on Tuesday 26th August 2014
FrightFest2014-poster-LR-Final MediumFrightFest 2014 has come to an end but what a festival this one has turned out to be. The mixed bag of films and genres helped everyone adjust to the new way the main screen films were shown. The FrightFest team (as usual) made sure everyone had the same access to talent as well as bringing them some of the hottest mov...

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Only Two More To Go
Posted on Monday 25th August 2014
The SignalFrightFest 2014 is coming to an end but there’s still two major moves for fans to enjoy. First up is the anthology movie V/H/S: Viral which is the third in this violent series. This one is geared around some fame-obsessed teens who all unwittingly become stars of the next internet sensation. The tales this time are: ‘Vicious Circles’, ‘Bonestorm’, ‘Parallel Monsters’, Gorgeous Vortex...

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FrightFest: Interview With Shaun Dooley Star Of Blood Moon
Posted on Monday 25th August 2014
Shaun DooleyShaun Dooley is one of the UK's most talented character actors. Already well know to horror fans for his appearances in The Woman In Black and Eden Lake his latest film Blood Moon is showing at FrightFest today. Here he chats about this werewolf in the west shocker and the rest of his career. HC: First of all, have to ask, what was it like working on the hit horror The Woman In Black? Ar...

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FrightFest: Interview With for Kristina Klebe Star Of Nymph
Posted on Monday 25th August 2014
Nymph PosterNymph is a rather original movie that's being shown today on the main screens at FrightFest. Here we chat to one of the stars of the movie Kristina Klebe about the movie and her other film plans. HC: How did you get your big break into acting? KK: I started acting at a very young age. I was always doing theater since I can remember. I used to do a lot of musical theater. I played Jack in...

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Watch Out, Here Comes Jessica!
Posted on Monday 25th August 2014
Jessica CameronThe Discovery Screens at FrightFest have given us some incredible cinematic moments over the last few days and today’s line-up contains an even more incredible mix of shade and light with a day packed with UK and world premieres. One movie that has got everyone talking is Truth Or Dare which is getting its UK premiere today. Six college kids find Internet stardom when they make a ...

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FrightFest: Interview With Jeremy Wooding Director Of Blood Moon
Posted on Monday 25th August 2014
jeremy_woodingMore creature feature horror today at FrightFest with the world premiere of Jeremy Wooding's Blood Moon. We chatted to this talented guy about this fright flick and what else he has planned. HC: You made your name directing many of today’s most popular TV shows, how did these prepare you for Blood Moon? JW: I think in terms of my TV work the highest profile programmes have bee...

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This House Is a Devilishly Good Bargain
Posted on Monday 25th August 2014
HomeI like possession movies and this subject has led to some of the most celebrated horror movies of all time. At FrightFest we’ve been treated to the UK premiere of the new movie from The Pact director Nicolas McCarthy, the truly disturbing shocker Home. Beautifully shot with a soundtrack that has you jumping out of your seats, Home takes the demonic idea and gives it an extra paranormal touch that packs quite a pun...

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Variety Is The Blood Of FrightFest
Posted on Monday 25th August 2014
AlleluiaThe last day of FrightFest has crept up on us but let’s not be sad as some of the best is yet to come for pass holders. The mains screens are showing an eclectic mix of movies including a serial killer shocker in Fabrice du Welz’s Alleluia (pictured), a possible beast lose in remote terrain in X Moor and a killer mermaid is after innocent men in Nymph. This sort of programming is what keeps FrightF...

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Interview With Barry Keating Co-Writer Of Nymph
Posted on Monday 25th August 2014
Barry Keatng HeadshotThere's a strong creature feature theme at FrightFest this year with plenty of beasts clambering out of the darkness to frighten the wits out of us. One of the more original movie is Nymph which is showing today on the main screens so we decided to chat to its co-writer Barry Keating. HC: We know you as a writer for comic books and video games so how did you ma...

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A Gleeful Slasher
Posted on Monday 25th August 2014
Stage FrightI’ve mentioned many times in my blogs that FrightFest is at its very best when introducing a wide palette of horror entertainment. This year’s event really is touching all bases and one film that had everyone talking was Jerome Sable’s Stage Fright. This wonderful amalgam of musical and slasher movie balanced the two genres perfectly with a keen eye on how to keep the audience entertai...

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Interview With Ben Loyd-Holmes Writer, Producer And Star of Extinction
Posted on Sunday 24th August 2014
expedition-p3There aren’t many found footage movies at FrightFest this year, one that is showing is the creature feature Extinction. Here its star and director Ben Loyd-Holmes chats about this creature feature. HC: What inspired you to write Extinction? BLH: All around the world there are these elements of nature that are still unexplored and unaffected by modern society and I love the idea that...

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Zavvi FrightFest Offer
Posted on Sunday 24th August 2014
If you can’t make it to FrightFest this year to see the classic movies The Shining and A Nightmare On Elm Street on the big screen then don’t panic. Zavvi is offering 10% off these and other classic horror movies on Blu-ray. Just click this link for more information and terms and conditions. Zavvi

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Sharp Shocks - German Style
Posted on Sunday 24th August 2014
The SamuraiWe’re sitting waiting to interview Till Kleinert, Pit Bukowski and Michel Diercks from The Samurai, one of the most talked about movies of the festival. It’s strange when you’re going to be chatting to someone about something you’ve not seen yet but the buzz this movie is generating makes it even more exciting. A package arrives at the home of young police officer Jakob (Diercks) address...

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Interview With Natalie Burn Star Of Nymph
Posted on Sunday 24th August 2014
Natalie BurnOne of the more inventive and original creature features to play at FrightFest this year is Nymph, a movie that gives mermaids a darker, murderous side. We chatted to one of its stars, Natalie Burn about this and the plans she has for the future. HC: How did you get your first big break into the world of acting? NB: From an honest opinion, I don't think I've gotten my big break yet. I c...

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FrightFest: Interview With Riley Stearns Director Of Faults
Posted on Sunday 24th August 2014
FaultsOne of the stand out movies for me this year has been Faults. This superb movie comes from Riley Stearns so we had a quick chat to this incredibly talented man. HC: Did you know from a young age that you wanted to work in the movie industry? RS: I was actually late to the party when it comes to film. When I was younger it was music. I played bass and was convinced I’d be a musician when I grew up. It wasn...

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Everyday Is Not Like Sunday
Posted on Sunday 24th August 2014
FaultsAs we enter Day 4 of FrightFest its strange to think how much has gone but how much is still to happen. These next two days promise much in the way of horror with an incredible range of horror genres for fans to enjoy. On the main screen one of the stand-out movies is Faults. This incredibly original movie is what keeps FrightFest fresh. Not directly a horror movie in the traditional sense it mixes psychologic...

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Interview With Milan Todorovic Director Of Nymph
Posted on Sunday 24th August 2014
Milan TodorovicThere's a strong creature feature theme at FrightFest this year with plenty of beasts clambering out of the darkness to frighten the wits out of us. One of the more original movie is Nymph which is showing tomorrow on the main screens. We've had a quick chat with the film's director Milan Todorovic to talk about this much talked about movie and his plans for the future film making....

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Alan Moore + Mitch Jenkins = Must See Cinema
Posted on Saturday 23rd August 2014
Show PiecesOne of the most interesting and thought-provoking movies this year comes from the pen of the legendary writer Alan Moore and director Mitch Jenkins. Show Pieces is an original multi-story movie which contains three superbly acted intertwined plots that flow between each without losing site of the original story arc. The stories are as follows: ‘Act of Faith’ finds a young woman looking for t...

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Interview With Guy Pigden Director Of I Survived A Zombie Holocaust
Posted on Saturday 23rd August 2014
Guy Pigden director of ISAZHZombies are in short supply this FrightFest, luckily one movie, I Survived A Zombie Holocaust has enough of the shambling dead to fill a number of movies. We've been lucky enough to chat to the director of this blood-splattered shocker, Guy Pigden. HC: Is it true that I Survived A Zombie Holocaust is your first full length feature? GP: T...

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A Zombie For Every Genre!
Posted on Saturday 23rd August 2014
ISAZHIt’s Zombie night at FrightFest and there’s two very different undead shockers for people to enjoy, I Survived A Zombie Holocaust (pictured) and Life After Beth. I Survived A Zombie Holocaust is an all-out splatter-fest that nails its colours to the mast from the start. It’s a wild ride that takes a swipe at the egos of the film industry mixed with some insanely bizarre gut-munching effects. The script is t...

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FrightFest: Interview With Emily Booth Writer And Star Of Selkie
Posted on Saturday 23rd August 2014
Selkie_cover_image1The Short Film Showcase at FrightFest always highlights the best of new horror making talent out there. Someone who is stepping into film making for the first time is our very own Emily Booth whose short film Selkie is showing today. Here she chats about this project and her hopes for the future. HC: Where did the idea for Selkie come from? EB: Selkie is the amalgamati...

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The Creature Comes Out Of Where?
Posted on Saturday 23rd August 2014
Bad Milo!Another full programme across the screens of FrightFest today with a strong and eclectic selection of movies to choose from on the main screen selections. Over on Discovery screens though things are getting really weird, apart from the superb White Settlers you can catch the bizarre and way over the top shocker Bad Milo! Its too early in the day to explain what this is about but put it this w...

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FrightFest: Interview With White Settlers Director Simeon Halligan
Posted on Saturday 23rd August 2014
SIM PORTRAITSimeon Halligan’s latest feature, White Settlers is to get its world premiere at FrightFest today. This superb movie crosses genre boundaries mixing house invasion terror with some social comment. Add to this one of the most exciting ensemble casts I’ve seen in a long time, the film is a nerve shredding, tension filled experience that needs to be experienced on the big screen. We’...

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Bloody Good Snow
Posted on Saturday 23rd August 2014
Dead Snow 2One of the hardest things to do is to make a follow up to a movie that was so inventive and at times highly original that the task would seem impossible. Dead Snow (the popular gore-drenched zombie-fest recently shown on Horror Channel) is one such movie, but last night at FrightFest we were treated to the even bloodier sequel from original director Tommy Wirkola, Dead Snow 2: Red Vs Dead. Picki...

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Interview With Leo Fafard Star Of WolfCop
Posted on Friday 22nd August 2014
Wolf Cop Image 2FrightFest is at its best when its at its most outrageous and one movie that really hits that mark is WolfCop. Its a wild, hilarious and gore-drenched movie about, well, a cop that's a werewolf! Best seen with a crown of like-minded horror fans this is sure to be the next big midnight movie masterpiece. Here we chat with the WolfCop himself Leo Fafard. HC: How did you come to...

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Kiwi Splat-Fest
Posted on Friday 22nd August 2014
HouseboundNew Zealand is fast becoming a hot bed of horror talent and the latest pic from there, Housebound just strengthens this augment. Kylie Bucknell has been forced to return to the family house when the court places her on home detention. Her punishment for a botched ATM raid is made all the more intolerable by the fact she has to live with her over-bearing motor-mouth mother Miriam who's convinced the...

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Interview With Lowell Dean Director Of WolfCop
Posted on Friday 22nd August 2014
Wolf Cop 1FrightFest is at its best when its at its most outrageous and one movie that really hits that mark is WolfCop. Its a wild, hilarious and gore-drenched movie about, well, a cop that's a werewolf! Best seen with a crown of like-minded horror fans this is sure to be the next big midnight movie masterpiece. I've had the pleasure of chatting to the film's director Lowell Dean. HC: How did the WolfC...

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Robert Englund - Legend
Posted on Friday 22nd August 2014
TLS Image 2They say you should never meet you heroes, just in case you’re disappointed! Nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to Robert Englund. We chatted to this legend of the silver screen this afternoon about his latest movie, The Last Showing and of course his career defining role in A Nightmare On Elm Street. Robert talked at length about both of these as well of his ear...

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Interview With Ivan Kavanagh Director Of The Canal
Posted on Friday 22nd August 2014
Ivan KavanaghInfluenced by Don’t Look Now and Suspiria, Ivan Kavanagh’s The Canal is a disturbing, psychological thriller that contains some incredible moments of horrific bleakness. Starring Rupert Evans the film charts a descent into madness that becomes more and more extreme as the film goes on. We chatted to director Ivan Kavanagh ahead of its English premiere at FrightFest about this movie a...

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Keeping The Wolf From The Door
Posted on Friday 22nd August 2014
Late PhasesThere seems to be a strong theme of creature features at this year’s FrightFest and one of the better titles is Late Phases which is getting its UK Premiere today. When blind, cranky war veteran Ambrose McKinley (an incredible performance from Nick Damici) moves into a retirement community, the residents are put off by his abrasive personality, especially when his guide dog is mortal...

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Interview With Oliver Frampton Director Of The Forgotten
Posted on Friday 22nd August 2014
The forgottenStarring Shaun Dingwall and Clem Tibber, The Forgotten is showing today on Discovery Screen 1 at FrightFest. This superb and eerie film contains a slow burning narrative that builds into a gripping pay off. We've been lucky enough to chat to the film's co-writer and director Oliver Frampton about this cracking film and his plans for the future. HC: What inspired you to write The Forgo...

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Order...Order!
Posted on Friday 22nd August 2014
The Last ShowingSo, the first full day of FrightFest is here and it brings with it a horror legend, Robert Englund. Robert is here to chat about his latest film, The Last Showing which is getting its world premiere at FrightFest as well as the 30th anniversary of the classic shocker A Nightmare On Elm Street which is also being shown on the big screen. The day has many more world and UK...

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Beavers Need More Than Wood!
Posted on Thursday 21st August 2014
Zombeavers-posterThe thing that always draws me to FrightFest is the eclectic mix of movies they show. From blood-splattered revenge to psychological mind twisters, the festival always delivers on diversity. This is never more evident with tonight’s line-up where the independent thriller The Guest rubs shoulders with the Hollywood shine of Sin City 2 which is followed by the totally bizarre b...

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Would You Be Their Guest?
Posted on Thursday 21st August 2014
TheGuest-1FrightFest 2014 kicks off tonight with the much anticipated latest movie from You’re Next director Adam Wingard, The Guest. The movie stars Dan Stevens (from Downtown Abbey) as David, a soldier arriving on the bereaved Peterson family’s doorstep, claiming to be the best friend of their son who died in action. Inviting him to stay, at first the charming veteran seems the perfect guest, always ha...

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Almost There
Posted on Thursday 21st August 2014
FrightFest2014-poster-LR-Final MediumWell the countdown to FrightFest 2014 has well and truly begun and fans are gathering with the smell of anticipation in the air. This year’s festival has an even more varied programme than usual with nearly every sub-genre covered that horror has to offer. But what will the big winners this year? Which movies will ev...

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Interview With John Shackleton co-writer and Director of the Sleeping Room
Posted on Wednesday 20th August 2014
John Shackleton From the producers of the FrightFest 2011 favourite Panic Button comes The Sleeping Room, a supernatural tale of ghostly Victorian revenge. Here we chat to its director and co-writer John Shackleton about the movie ahead of its world premiere at FrightFest 2014. HC: Where did the idea for The Sleeping Room come from? JS: Brighton based writer Ross Jameson, lived in a Regency hou...

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Nearly Time!
Posted on Wednesday 20th August 2014
FrightFest2014-poster-LR-Final MediumWell, FrightFest 2014 is almost upon and as usual Horror Channel will be blogging live from the event delivering all the gossip and happenings at this, the biggest and best horror entertainment event in the world. As there’s over 60 movies to choose from as well as some stunning shorts it’s a tough choice but here...

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Shortcuts to Hell 2 Film Competition Announces Finalists to Face Public Vote
Posted on Tuesday 19th August 2014
ShortCutsToHell-BANNERShortcuts To Hell 2, launched by Horror Channel, FrightFest, Movie Mogul and Wildseed Studios has revealed the three filmmakers who will face the public vote to decide who has their short film financed, produced and shot as a full-length feature. The winner’s film will be produced by Horror Channel, Movie Mogul and Wildseed Studios, entering production early 201...

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Shortcuts To Hell - Top 26 Announced
Posted on Wednesday 30th July 2014
ShortCutsToHell-BANNEROn July 28th the judges of Shortcuts To Hell 2014 announced their final 26. This nationwide search for new filmmaking talent produced some incredible pieces. The winning filmmaker will have their film produced by Movie Mogul and Wildseed Studios, entering production early 2015, with a minimum cash production fund of £20,000. The completed feature film will recei...

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Horror Legend Robert Englund To Attend FrightFest 2014
Posted on Tuesday 29th July 2014
The Last Showing Robert EnglundThis year’s Film4 FrightFest guest list brings together the great, the grand and the gifted as over 100 filmmakers, performers, writers and producers from all over the world make their way to the Vue West End for the 15th Film4 FrightFest event which runs from Thursday 21st – Monday 25th August. He lit up the 1980s and 90...

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Horror Channel to celebrate FrightFest in August
Posted on Saturday 19th July 2014
Midnight Son-WEB-4Horror Channel’s film highlights for August are to include a celebration of the annual FrightFest event, the UK’s leading horror and fantasy film festival. In the week that FrightFest celebrates its 15th year, Horror Channel presenter Emily Booth chooses her favourite movies from festivals past, which she’ll also introduce during August. Among them are Guillermo Ee...

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Film4 FrightFest announces Short Film showcase including world premieres from Alan Moore & Mitch Jenkins, Federico Zampaglione and Emily Booth
Posted on Friday 11th July 2014
Selkie-WEB-5Film4 FrightFest will be screening a record twenty short films, twelve of them world premieres, at this year’s August event at the Vue West End, Leicester Sq. Spearheading this year’s selection is the world premiere of Show Pieces, three tales of terror written by Alan Moore, the genius 2000 AD writer behind Watchmen, The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, From Hell, Constantine and V For...

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Film4 FrightFest 2014, returning for its 15th year, unveils its biggest line-up ever.
Posted on Friday 27th June 2014
FrightFest2014-poster-LR-Final MediumFilm4 FrightFest 2014, returning for its 15th year, unveils its biggest line-up ever. From Thursday 21st August to Monday 25th August, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will be at the Vue West End, Leicester Square, to present sixty-four films plus twenty shorts across five screens. There are sixteen countries repr...

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Film4 FrightFest 2014 welcomes The Guest to open its 15th year
Posted on Friday 20th June 2014
TheGuest-1This year’s Film4 FrightFest gets off to a nerve-shredding start with the UK premiere of Adam Wingard’s killer thriller The Guest, starring Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) and rising star Maika Monroe (The Bling Ring, It Follows). Wingard said today: "FrightFest movie goers are some of the most diehard genre enthusiasts in the world. Naturally i am delighted that The Guest will be opening this year...

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Simon Rumley Joins Judging Panel For National Film Competition Shortcuts To Hell 2
Posted on Monday 9th June 2014
Simon RumleySimon Rumley, who has just completed post production on his first ‘Hollywood’ movie The Last Word, will be one of the judges for the film competition, Shortcuts To Hell 2, which is run by FrightFest, Horror Channel, Movie Mogul and Wildseed Studios. He said today: “'As an arena to experiment, innovate and, ultimately, learn a craft, short film making always will be the lifeblood of film-...

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Booth's Blog: The UK’s Biggest Horror Comp ‘Shortcuts To Hell’ Is Back
Posted on Thursday 22nd May 2014
Emily Booth BladesI am genuinely excited to announce the news that our Shortcuts To Hell film competition is back and on the manhunt for some seriously hot new horror talent. And this time the competition is a lot more focused and driven on YOUR BIG DEBUT HORROR FILM. For those of you who don’t know we launched the competition last year in association with FrightFFest and Movie Mogul which sa...

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National Film Competition Shortcuts To Hell Returns And Will Put Winning Film Into Production
Posted on Tuesday 13th May 2014
ShortCutsToHell-BANNERHorror Channel, FrightFest and Movie Mogul have teamed up again, with new partner Wildseed Studios, to create Shortcuts To Hell 2, a nationwide search for new filmmaking talent who are primed and ready to make their first horror feature film. The winning filmmaker will have their film produced by Movie Mogul and Wildseed Studios, entering production early 2015, w...

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Film4 Frightfest Finds New Home For 15th Year London Event
Posted on Thursday 1st May 2014
FF 2014Film4 FrightFest 2014 has moved to the prestigious Vue West End for its annual five-day horror extravaganza, allowing it to showcase even more films and special events whilst still retaining its famed communal spirit in the heart of London Alan Jones, FrightFest co-director, said today: “Re-locating to Vue Leicester Square for this year’s event will allow us to be even more creative and ambitious, whilst ...

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Film4 FrightFest And 4Digital Media To Co-Host The UK Premiere Of Iron Sky: Dictator's Cut
Posted on Sunday 5th January 2014
Iron SKY DCFilm 4 FrightFest and 4Digital Media are delighted to announce the UK premiere of Iron Sky: Dictator's Cut. Iron Sky: Dictator's Cut - featuring an additional twenty minutes of never seen before footage, will screen with Director Timo Vuorensola and Producer Tero Kaukomaa in attendance at a special one off event at the Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square on Saturday 1st February 2014 at 6.00...

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PICK OF THE WEEK
Ice Twisters
ICE TWISTERS
Saturday 16th December
6.40 PM
My Bloody Valentine
MY BLOODY VALENTINE
Tuesday 19th December
10.50 PM
Tales from the Crypt
TALES FROM THE CRYPT
Sunday 24th December
10.55 PM