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More Titles Added To FrightFest Label
Posted on Monday 7th December 2015
FrightFest Presents logo-1Following the successful launch of the horror label in October this year, the second wave of titles to be released under the FrightFest Presents banner are now officially confirmed. From February 29th terror once again comes home with the release of six eclectic titles, all hand picked by the expert FrightFest team. This all-new selection showcases so...

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The FrightFest Team Have Revealed Lazer Team As Surprise Selection For Halloween 2015 Event.
Posted on Wednesday 14th October 2015
The Lazer TeamThe FrightFest gang have revealed Lazer Team as surprise selection for their Halloween 2015 event. Fans of Turbo Kid are sure to love the Rooster Teeth collective’s first feature which is a cocktail homage to blockbuster sci-fi nostalgia, weird creatures, crude humour and hilarious romance. Directed by Matt Hullum, FrightFest will be hosting the European Premiere. In the 1970s a messa...

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FrightFest Announces Line-Up For Halloween 2015 Event
Posted on Sunday 4th October 2015
Belly of the BulldogA totally shocking threequel, a haunted house of horrors, demonic possession, claustrophobic tank terror, a head-spinning brutal thriller and a surprise movie…it can only be the Film4 FrightFest Halloween event, which is back at the Prince Charles Cinema on Saturday 24th October with six brand new movies, including two World premieres, a European and two UK premieres....

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FrightFest Presents Titles Announced
Posted on Tuesday 22nd September 2015
FrightFest Presents logo-1Discover true terror on October 19th as Icon Film Distribution and FrightFest, the UK's leading genre film festival, team up to launch FrightFest Presents, an all-new expert driven social community-building label ready to deliver true shocks and scares straight into your home just in time for Halloween and beyond...FrightFest Presents will bring you th...

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Interview With Adam Mason Director Of Hangman
Posted on Wednesday 16th September 2015
ADAM MASON PICFrightFest is but a distant memory but tonight at 9pm we take a look at this amazing event in a 30 minute special. One of my favourite movies from FrightFest 2015 was Hangman from Adam Mason. We chatted to Adam about Hangman and where the initial concept for this unnerving movie came from. HC: Last time we spoke we chatted about the superb Blood River, what have you been up to since th...

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Interview With Victoria Smurfit Star Of Bait
Posted on Tuesday 8th September 2015
VS HeadshotOne of the strongest and most-talked about movies to come out of FrightFest 2015 was Bait. This brutal revenge movie caused quite a stir and is gaining rave reviews wherever it’s shown. Here we speak to one of its stars, Victoria Smurfit about this and her future acting plans. HC: You’ve been acting for some time but how did you get your first big break? VS: When I was at drama school ther...

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Interview With Joe Chien Director Of Zombie Fight Club
Posted on Sunday 6th September 2015
Zombie Fight Club DVD CoverFrightFest is all about delivering the very best the world has to offer in the name of horror entertainment. Joe Chien's Zombie Fight Club is a gore-drenched, violent zombie-fest that delivers on every level and I was lucky enough to have a quick chat to him about this amazing undead shocker. HC: Have you always been a horror movie fan? JC: I was...

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Interview With Mark Murphy Director Of Awaiting
Posted on Sunday 6th September 2015
Awaiting DVD CoverShowing as part of FrightFest 2015 was the superb psychological thriller Awaiting. You’ll get a chance to see this when its released onto DVD and digital download on September 7th and we were lucky enough to chat to the director, Mark Murphy just before FrightFest about this much talked about movie. HC: Where did the idea for Awaiting come from and did it take long to wri...

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Interview With Kevin And Matt McManus Producers Of Slumlord
Posted on Thursday 3rd September 2015
McManus Bros Director ShotOne of the stand-out movies for me at FrightFest was Slumlord which was directed by Victor Zarcoff and produced by Matt and Kevin McManus it’s a tense and nerve tingling thriller played by a superb cast. Here the McManus Brothers chat about this cracking movie. HC: How did you get into producing movies? MB: We’ve been making movies since we were ...

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Tales Of Halloween Closes The Door On FrightFest 2015
Posted on Tuesday 1st September 2015
Tales of Halloween PosterAll good things must come to an end and FrightFest 2015 concluded with Tales Of Halloween, a multi-story movie from some of today’s most exciting writers and directors with more cameos than you could shake a witche's broomstick at. The driving force behind the movie Axelle Carolyn introduced the movie alongside Neil Marshall and Pollyana McIntosh dedic...

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If You Missed This Do Try And See it
Posted on Monday 31st August 2015
Night Of The Living DebThere has been a number of films from the festival that I just haven’t had time to cover but really enjoyed. Night Of The Living Deb from Kyle Rankin is a great rom-zom-com that balances comedy and horror perfectly. Splashed with Rankin’s keen eye for detail the film and sense of fun, this is best seen with an audience of like-minded horror fans. After a...

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Interview With Chad Archibald Director Of Bite
Posted on Monday 31st August 2015
Chad Archibald director of BiteBody horror is always a bit of a strange one to get right but director Chad Archibald nails it with his movie Bite. Here he chats about this supremely gross movie. HC: Where did the idea for Bite come from? CA: A while back, my sister in law came back from doing some animal rescue work in Guatemala and she was telling me what...

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A Movie That Will Really Bug You!
Posted on Monday 31st August 2015
Bite posterBody horror is always a sub-part of the genre that splits the fans in two. The work of maestro David Cronenberg was equally repulsive and challenging as it was beautiful and inventive and even when he went more mainstream with movies like The Fly he stayed true to his independent origins of Rabid. His influence is all over Chad Archibald’s superb Bite which is showing today at one of the Discov...

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A Rather Grown Up Fairytale!
Posted on Monday 31st August 2015
Nina Forever PostefWell it’s the last day of FrightFest and once again the programme is offering a mountain of diversity and themes. From disappearing curtains to body horror, from messed up fairy tales to anthologies FrightFest 2015 seems to have it all. On the main screen Nina Forever is causing quite a stir with a marketing campaign that’s built to shock as well as intrigue would be ...

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Goodbye Wes, Thanks For All The Nightmares
Posted on Monday 31st August 2015
FF 2015 - poster artwork - WEB-1 SmallFrightFest goers are waking up to the sad news that the legendary horror director Wes Craven has died aged 76, he had been suffering from brain cancer. His first film, The Last House On The Left dared to push boundaries when it was released in 1972, something he continued to do throughout his career. He was a true visio...

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Do Not Rent From This Guy!
Posted on Sunday 30th August 2015
SlumlordSlumlord, which is getting its European premiere here at FrightFest is a thriller that will unnerve many viewers, nor just because what it shows, but what it doesn’t. Director Victor Zarcoff takes a simple story line and cranks the tension up to 11 with an outstanding central performance from Neville Archambault as the evil landlord Gerald. Newlyweds Claire and Ryan have just moved into a new house. Bo...

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Anthony DiBlasi - Genius!
Posted on Sunday 30th August 2015
Most Likely To Die PosterMore cracking movies for the FrightFest goers today and another pair of films that are at opposite ends of the horror spectrum; Most Likely To Die and Slumlord which I’ll talk about in another post. Most Likely To Die is an old-school slasher but with 21st century values and effects. Directed by Horror Channel favourite Anthony DiBlasi, the movie focus...

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Interview With Anthony DiBlasi Director Of Most Likely To Die
Posted on Sunday 30th August 2015
Anthony DiBlasi SmallAnthony DiBlasi is one of the most creative directors around and his latest must-see movie Most Likely To Die is showing at FrightFest today. We had a quick chat with this fine fellow. HC: What drew you to Most Likely To Die? AD: I wanted to create a villain that fans would want to study and fetishize and get to know on deeper level than just want to film provided ...

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Interview With Abner Pastoll Director Of Road Games
Posted on Sunday 30th August 2015
Director Abner Pastoll photoRoad Games from Abner Pastoll is getting its world premiere today on the Horror Channel screen. This brilliant movie is a superb psychological thriller that deserves to be seen by a wider audience. Here we chatted to Abner about this cracking movie. HC: Is it true you started making films when you were 4? AP: Nothing I’d show anybody! Yes, I ...

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Road To Hell
Posted on Sunday 30th August 2015
Road GamesI like psychological horror, the way it can play with your mind and keep you second guessing as to what is going to happen in tense situations, Abner Pastoll’s supremely slick thriller Road Games is such a movie and is getting its world premiere today. When hitchhiker Jack rescues Véronique from a road rage altercation, the twosome decide to travel together for safety’s sake after learning a s...

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Don't Go in The Loft!
Posted on Sunday 30th August 2015
HangmanI’ve already mentioned about the many different genres being covered at FrightFest 2015, but one that truly does unnerve the viewer then that’s the home invasion genre. But in recent years thanks to advances in technology our privacy is being invaded in more ways than one. Adam Mason’s gritty movie Hangman is part found footage part psychological shocker it’s a back-to-basics piece that proves home ...

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Interview With Ben Cresciman Director Of Sun Choke
Posted on Sunday 30th August 2015
Sun ChokeAs always variety is the spice of FrightFest and the mixed programme of movies makes it so unmissable. Sun Choke is a movie that dares to be different, a psychological drama with violent undertones the film is trippy and at times menacing director Ben Cresciman has created a very original piece. Here he chats about this much talked about movie. HC: Where did the concept for Sun Choke come from? BC: I...

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This One Knows The Gore Score!
Posted on Saturday 29th August 2015
DeathgasmOne thing I love about FrightFest is Saturday night. This is usually dedicated to a movie that must be seen with a huge, like-minded audience. This year the big “must see with a like-minded audience” is Jason Lei Howden’s stunning, blood-splattered, gore-drenched masterpiece, Deathgasm. When metal-thrashing outcast Brodie meets a kindred spirit in Zakk, they start their own band Deathgasm. Soon ...

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Interview With Sierra McCormick Star Of Some Kind Of Hate
Posted on Saturday 29th August 2015
Sierra McCormickSierra McCormick has been acting for a long time and is only 17 years of age! Her latest role is in the gripping shocker Some Kind Of Hate. We chatted to Sierra about her career to date and what it was like creating possibly the next big horror icon. HC: Are you a big horror movie fan? SM: Yes, I have always been a big horror fan from a young age. Ever since I saw Poltergeis...

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Interview With Ronen Rubinstein Star Of Some Kind Of Hate
Posted on Saturday 29th August 2015
Ronen RubinsteinA real rising star of the moment, Ronen Rubinstein takes the central role of Lincoln in the superb shocker Some Kind Of Hate. Here he chats about that movie and his future plans. HC: Did you know from a young age that you wanted to be an actor? RR: I wouldn't necessarily say I wanted to be an actor from a young age. However I did always enjoy entertaining people anyway I could si...

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Interview With Adam Egypt Mortimer Director Of Some Kind Of Hate
Posted on Saturday 29th August 2015
Some Kind Of Hate PosterSome Kind Of Hate is a horror movie with a message. Not as rare as you may think at first but never has specific subjects been tackled with such ferocity. Here I chat to director Adam Egypt Mortimer about this incredibly powerful movie. HC: Did you know from a young age that you wanted to work in the film industry? AM: When I was very young I di...

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Horror With A Social Message
Posted on Saturday 29th August 2015
Some Kind Of Hate PosterApart from demon babies and urban horror FrightFest has also brought back the slasher! There’s a notable rise in quality too with Some Kind Of Hate showing today and Most Likely To Die which is tomorrow. The premise for Some Kind Of Hate is all about redemption and if your past came back for you as a fully formed, physical thing that was going to kill you...

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Interview With Joanne Mitchell Star Of Bait
Posted on Saturday 29th August 2015
Joanne Mitchell star of BaitJoanne Mitchell is a multi-talented lady who is no stranger to Horror Channel viewers, her film Before Dawn is a firm favourite with us and her latest movie Bait (directed by husband Dominic Brunt) is having a special preview at FrightFest today. Here Joanne chats about Before Dawn, Bait and future plans. HC: After the huge success o...

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Interview With Dominic Brunt Director Of Bait
Posted on Saturday 29th August 2015
dominic_brunt Though Dominic Brunt is well known on TV as Emmerdale's super vet Paddy, he's making big waves as a director. His first movie, Before Dawn is a huge Horror Channel favourite and his latest movie, Bait is getting a special preview today at FrightFest. Here Dominic chats about his movies and his future directorial plans. HC: Your first movie, Before Dawn was a huge success, were you tempte...

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Urban Horror Targets Real Life At FrightFest
Posted on Saturday 29th August 2015
BaitThere’s a strong theme of Urban Horror at FrightFest today with a number of movies that bring horror home, all in very different ways but all seem to highlight some of the true horrors some people face everyday. The first one is Dominic Brunt’s brutal, bloody but brilliant movie Bait. Anyone who has seen Dominic’s first movie Before Dawn which has been shown on Horror Channel will know he has an eye for detail...

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What The Hell Was That?
Posted on Friday 28th August 2015
AAAAAAAAH!There’s a few theme’s running through FrighFest 2015 rather than just one specific genre over-powering others. Demon babies, paranormal disturbances and creature features are making this one of the most varied FrightFest’s in a while. It is also the home of bizarre and unpredictable movies that really cannot be catagorised. Step forward AAAAAAAAH!, which is getting its world premiere at the m...

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Interview With Pavel Khvaleev Director Of III
Posted on Friday 28th August 2015
Pavel Khvalee director of IIIWhat I love about FrightFest is the chance to catch films from all over the world and the more diverse they are the better. Pavel Khvaleev is a director with an extraordinary eye for visuals and his movie III will be getting its UK premiere later today. We spoke to him recently about this movie and what the horror movie business is like in his...

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Interview With Dan Berk and Robert Olsen Directors Of Body
Posted on Friday 28th August 2015
Body DVD CoverBody is one of the real stand-out movies of FrightFest 2015. Its a strong mix of suburban horror and traditional thrills that combine to make a film that's outstanding. Here directors Dan Berk and Robert Olsen chat about this brilliant movie and plans for the future. HC: When did you two first work together? We met as randomly assigned roommates our freshmen year of college. When we g...

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You've Got To See This Body
Posted on Friday 28th August 2015
BodyAs usual the Discovery Screens are offering a superbly diverse selection of movies which are just begging to be, well, err, discovered. Main highlights today include the unforgettable and gripping thriller Body which for me is a real stand out movie. Body concerns three girlfriends head out for a wild night during the Christmas holidays, but their jaunt is about to turn deadly. Cali suggests they crash her rich unc...

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A Revenge Tale Of Two Halves!
Posted on Friday 28th August 2015
Landmine Goes ClickRevenge is often a dish served cold but in Levan Bakhi’s Landmine Goes Click it served in a hot country by even hotter heads. Three American tourists are crossing the desolate mountains in the formerly war-torn republic of Georgia. Daniel has just proposed to Alicia and has asked Chris to be his best man, so they stop to take a celebration photograph. Chris steps to the...

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What A Picture!
Posted on Friday 28th August 2015
Emilys BoothWell the first full day of FrightFest 2015 is almost underway and brings with it a Halloween horror, brutal revenge, judgement day, paranormal terror and demonic shocks! And that’s just on the main screen! Yesterday we gave out our Horror Channel Goodie Bags and opened Emily’s Booth. This very special photo booth is located outside Screen 7 and is ready for festival goers to have their pi...

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A Movie With A Sting In Its Tale
Posted on Thursday 27th August 2015
StungWell, FrightFest 2015 is well and truly underway and tonight still holds two more movies that are at the opposite ends of the horror spectrum, Turbo Kid and Stung. Turbo Kid is set in 1997 where it’s a post-apocalyptic world where a young kid obsessed by comic books lives in an underground bunker and survives by scavenging in the Wasteland. His life is turned upside down when the evil Zeus who controls the wate...

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Cherry Picking
Posted on Thursday 27th August 2015
Cherry TreeIt’s only a matter of hours to go before FrightFest, the UK’s largest horror film festival swings into action and already there’s a buzz around Leicester Square. We’re getting ready to interview director David Keating whose movie, Cherry Tree is receiving its European Premiere and kicking off FrightFest 2015. Cheery Tree concerns Faith whose world is turned upside down when she finds out...

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It's Almost Time
Posted on Wednesday 26th August 2015
FF 2015 - poster artwork - WEB-1 SmallWell, that time of year where horror fans from across the country gather together for five days of the very best in horror entertainment. Yes folks its FrightFest time! This year’s event promises to be the biggest ever with over 70 movies to choose from, countless shorts and numerous guests and surprises. Horror Chan...

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Interview With Scream Queen Barbara Crampton
Posted on Wednesday 26th August 2015
BarbaraCrampton-composite-WEB1On the eve of FrightFest 2015, Barbara Crampton talks to the FrightFest team about part of the ‘horror club’, scary scripts, still doing the laundry and why Abner Pastoll is one to watch. FF: What was your initial reaction when told you were FrightFest’s special Icon guest? BC: First of all, I want to say thank you for having me. T...

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New DVD Label - FrightFest Presents
Posted on Tuesday 25th August 2015
FrightFest Presents logo-1Icon Film Distribution (IFD) and FrightFest have announced the first films which will be released under the curated banner FrightFest Presents. The seven titles selected will all have their UK theatrical premieres at the FrightFest five day festival in August at the Vue Leicester Square and represent some of the most exciting genre filmmakers working ...

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Booth's Blog: “You know you’re a horror fan when….”
Posted on Monday 10th August 2015
With FrightFest only weeks away you’ll need to start making plans for this epic journey into “The Dark Heart of Cinema” with a record 6 different screens showing a record 76 films, this 5 days extravaganza is one hot horror ticket many a fan would probably kill to get. But we at Horror are offering a far less scary method of getting your claws on a coveted 5 day VIP pass! Oh yes with our new Horror Channel sponsored screen we are running a devilishly good competition, here’s what you get: • Said 5 day VIP pass to all the films on the Horror Channel sponsored Main Screen (that’s...

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FrightFest 2015 Competition: You Know You're a Horror Fan When...
Posted on Friday 31st July 2015
youknowwhen FrightFest is the biggest event in the horror entertainment industry calendar and you and a friend have the chance to be there thanks to the Horror Channel. One lucky winner will bag a pair of VIP passes for the Horror Channel Main Screen and stay at the 5-Star Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire in Leicester Square.  That’s not all as you’ll also receive 2 ex...

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Barbara Crampton, Rick Wakeman, James Cosmo, Toyah Willcox, Neil Marshall And Bernard Rose Amongst Guests Set To Re-Animate FrightFest
Posted on Saturday 25th July 2015
BarbaraCrampton-composite-WEB1Scream Queen legend Barbara Crampton is Film4 FrightFest’s special guest icon, appearing in no less than four films in this year’s line-up. She stars in We Are Still Here, Road Games and Sun Choke plus makes a cameo appearance in Tales Of Halloween. Not only will Barbara be introducing all her films, she’ll also be talking about her a...

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FrightFest 2015 Serves Up A Fearsome Feast With A Record 76 Films, Embracing 20 World And 42 UK And European Premieres
Posted on Thursday 2nd July 2015
FF 2015 - poster artwork - WEB-1 SmallBigger, bolder, bloodier…FrightFest 2015 marks its 16th year with its largest  line-up ever. From Thursday 27th August to Monday 31st August, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will return to the Vue West End, Leicester Square to present seventy-six films across five screens, plus a host of special events. There ...

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FrightFest 2015 Announces Opening And Closing Films
Posted on Thursday 25th June 2015
Cherry TreeThe 16th edition of FrightFest kicks off in skin-crawling fashion with the European premiere of David Keating’s blood-freezing rural nightmare Cherry Tree, starring Anna Walton (Hellboy 2, Soulmate) and rising star Naomi Battrick (Down Dog, Waterloo Road) Keating, who directed the acclaimed Wake Wood for the revamped Hammer label, offers another provocative and compelling twist on the pagan ...

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Revealed: Graham Humphrey’s Stunning Artwork For FrightFest 2015
Posted on Friday 5th June 2015
FF 2015 - poster artwork - WEB-1 SmallThings are starting to ramp up for FrightFest 2015 and to get us all in the mood the team have revealed Graham Humphrey’s superb artwork for this year's festival. Graham explains: “While I was looking for a theme for this year's poster, I ran with the idea of Magic. At a recent visit to the incredible Cinema Museu...

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Booth's Blog: FrightFest Announces Amazing Line Up For Glasgow!
Posted on Wednesday 21st January 2015
BB 1Discerning horror fans wait with baited breathe for the FrightFest film announcements. This is the festival that brings you Horror across the globe before anyone else has caught wind of it, hell they practically rip the celluloid still spinning from the camera of the latest must see horror before the director can even shout “cut!” Basically, go to any FrightFest and you will be way ahead of the horror game. Fo...

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FrightFest Celebrates 10th Year At Glasgow Film Festival - Full Line Up Announced
Posted on Wednesday 21st January 2015
REC 4 APOCALYPSEFrightFest celebrates 10th year at Glasgow Film Festival with three World, two European and six UK premiere attractions! The shocktacular line-up starts on 26th February in sumptuous Hammer-style with the UK premiere of the Edgar Allan Poe based Eliza Graves featuring an all-star Hollywood cast, including Kate Beckinsale, Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess and Michael Caine. Friday’s...

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PICK OF THE WEEK
Planet Of The Sharks
PLANET OF THE SHARKS
Thursday 21st December
9.00 PM
Don't Blink
DON'T BLINK
Saturday 16th December
9.00 PM
Hostel: Part II
HOSTEL: PART II
Saturday 16th December
10.50 PM