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Horror Channel Celebrates Halloween With A Mammoth Frightfest Weekend
Posted on Thursday 6th October 2016
To celebrate Halloween, there is a FrightFest Weekend special, a marathon of cinematic scares featuring sixteen of the best films from previous FrightFest events - including the UK TV premieres of V/H/S, a terrifying anthology pushing the genre in a fresh direction and Vincenzo Natali's Haunter, where 'Groundhog Day' meets 'The Others' in a chilling reverse-ghost story. Also included are the network premieres of Tom...

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Interview With Adam Rifkin Director Of Director's Cut
Posted on Monday 29th August 2016
Adam-RIfkin-Photo-Credit-Jim-Newberry-300x208One of the best from this year's FrightFest is Adam Rifkin's meta-movie chiller Director's Cut. This smart, funny, dark and very satisfying movie was written and stars Penn Jillette proving that this guy knows what horror movie lovers enjoy and in the hands of Adam Rifkin it pure gold. Here Adam...

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What?! Monday? Already??
Posted on Monday 29th August 2016
MONOLITH_11-300x199Time flies when you're having fun, so the saying goes but with FrightFest it really does. Today is day 5 and personally speaking the strongest line up of the whole event. The main screen is bursting with invention, from Adam Rifkin's superb meta movie Director's Cut to the retro slasher Red Christmas to the much talked about Train To Busan there is something for everyone...

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Interview With Chris Scheuerman Writer And Director Of Lost Solace
Posted on Monday 29th August 2016
Chris-Scheuerman-writer-and-director-of-Lost-Solace-281x300One of the more surreal and deep films of FrightFest 2016 has been the rather stunning picture from Chris Scheuerman, Lost Solace. Here he chats about this very original movie. HC: Did you know from a young age that you wanted to work in the film indust...

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The New Number For Horror - 31
Posted on Sunday 28th August 2016
31If there is one person who has polarized audiences over the last 15 years or so then its Rob Zombie. His cinematic visions have delivered some of the most debated, reviewed and controversial story lines and characters. 31 is his latest movie and it shows how Zombie is moving away from Hollywood even further by delivering what is to be sure to be considered his most controversial piece to date. A camper van of ...

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Something Really Cool For FrightFest 2016
Posted on Sunday 28th August 2016
FF-Poster-2016-Small3-150x150Over in the Discovery Screen 3 there's a great selection a live events happening that will appeal to all fans of horror cinema. At the moment Paul Davis is chatting about his new book, Beware The Moon which chronicles the making of the John Landis classic An American Werewolf In London. Then later acclaimed writer James Moran will be giving ...

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Didn't See That Coming!
Posted on Sunday 28th August 2016
DownhillIf there's one something that I love about FrightFest then it's the surprises, the shock trailers now and again the unannounced guests the sneaky peeks of up and coming movies. Two nights ago the secret movie was The Girl With All The Gifts and by all accounts went down a storm with the audience! This may be day 4 of the festival but even more treats for attendees are promised so I'll let you...

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Interview With Simon Rumley Director Of Johnny Frank Garrett's Last Word
Posted on Sunday 28th August 2016
Simon-Rumley-300x189Today sees the European premier of Simon Rumley's latest movie Johnny Frank Garrett's Last Word. Simon is a regular at FrightFest and his work is always very creative and guaranteed to have the audiences debating their content. This makes him one of the most exciting directors working at the moment. Here he chats about this latest project. HC: Is this the first movie...

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Interview With Carson D. Mell Writer And Director Of Another Evil
Posted on Saturday 27th August 2016
Another-Evil-2-300x168As usual the Discovery Screens are packed with some of the freshest talent around and one movie has really stuck out for me this year. Another Evil is a sharp, smart and thoughtful movie that is not what it seems at first so I decided to chat with the writer and director of this movie, Carson D. Mell. HC: Where did the idea for Another Evil come from? CM: I ...

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A Tasty Little Movie!
Posted on Saturday 27th August 2016
Blood FeastRemakes are more common now than ever before but it's taken a long time for anyone to check out the back catalogue of Godfather of Gore, the one and only Herschell Gordon Lewis. Today is the world premiere of Blood Feast, a remake of his classic 1963 shocker which has now been full updated and its setting moved from America to France. Be assured HGL fans that this movie not only cont...

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A True Monster Mash-Up!
Posted on Saturday 27th August 2016
SADAKO-VS-KAYOKO-2-300x166It's a very busy day here at FrightFest and a lot of the talk amongst ticket holders is the European premiere of the Japanese movie teaming up two legendary Japanese icons in Sadako Vs Kayako. Yes, The Grudge meets The Ring in this bizarre and unpredictable shocker which promises to take the best from each franchise and throw it all together into on...

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Retro Horror. It's The Future
Posted on Saturday 27th August 2016
Beyond The GatesOne of the most inventive and wonderful nods to the past is Jackson Stewart's Beyond The Gates which is getting its European premiere today. It has a wonderfully retro plot, two brothers searching through their father's old video store come across a mysterious game that changes their lives forever, and shines with love for the genre. Stewart has taken a weird idea and ...

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Retro Fun, FrightFest Style
Posted on Saturday 27th August 2016
The-Love-Witch-SamanthaRobinson-3-300x200As day three dawns on FrightFest thoughts turn to witches, remakes and retro shocks as the programme today contains all these and more. Well, first is the stunning looking shocker The Love Witch which is getting its English Premiere on the Discovery 1 Screen. Almost totally made by Anna Biller (she produc...

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Interview With Stewart Sparke Director Of The Creature Below
Posted on Saturday 27th August 2016
The-Ceature-Below-300x135I'm a sucker for creature features and any that did into the genre are brave souls. The Creature Below is coming to FrightFest today so we chatted to its director, Stewart Sparke. HC: How did you get started in the movie industry? SS: Straight after studying directing at film school I got a few jobs in the UK TV industry, working as an intern with the B...

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A Movie That Is Truly Pet-Rifying!
Posted on Friday 26th August 2016
Pet-11-300x125It is a bit early into FrightFest to start mentioning stand-out movies but one film showing today has really grabbed a lot of attention from attendees, Pet. Socially awkward Seth works diligently at an animal shelter. One day he sees old schoolmate Holly on a bus and tries to rekindle the acquaintance. But the waitress is just coming off a failed relationship and isn't remotely intere...

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A Chamber Full Of Secrets
Posted on Friday 26th August 2016
James-Bradfield-and-Ben-Parker-300x225One of the best things about FrightFest is meeting and chatting with people who you wouldn't normally associate with the horror industry. Today we chatted to James Dean Bradfield, lead singer from The Manic Street Preachers who has work on the score for Ben Parker's superior chiller The Chamber. The movie is about...

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Interview With Abner Pastoll Director Of Road Games
Posted on Friday 26th August 2016
Director Abner Pastoll photoA hit with the FrightFest 2015 audience, Abner Pastol's Road Games is a nerve shredding thriller that keep you on edge. Pastol is delivering a live commentary on the movie at FrightFest today so we had a quick chat beforehand about this killer of a thriller. HC: It's been a year since Road Games played at FrightFest, what can you recall of that ...

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Would You Take This Road Trip?
Posted on Friday 26th August 2016
Road GamesOver on Discovery Screen 3 today is one of those special events FrightFest always takes pride in doing, an interactive screening. Road Games was one of my favourites from last year and director Abner Pastoll has returned to deliver a live commentary on the movie alongside Alan Jones. The film concerns hitchhiker Jack who rescues Veronique from a road rage altercation, the twosome decide to tra...

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Interview With Andy Edwards Writer And Director Of Ibiza Undead
Posted on Friday 26th August 2016
Ibiza Undead-1Many are heading towards Discovery Screen 1 today for the world premiere of Ibizi Undead, the first feature from Andy Edwards. We chatted to Andy about this much talked about gut-muncher and what plans he has for the future. HC: Are you a zombie movie fan? AE: Totally! I think the first zombie movie I saw was the original Dawn of the Dead late night on TV as a kid and I've be...

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All The Shades Of Light And Dark
Posted on Thursday 25th August 2016
FromAHouseOnWillowStreet-2So then, the first night brought about some wonderful surprises including an intro from FrightFest favourites Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson. These two creatives brought along with them a very short but very creepy teaser for the movie Ghost Stories which is based on their celebrated play of the same name. The full movie starts shooting in Octob...

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And We're Off!
Posted on Thursday 25th August 2016
CellHurrah! Stewart Bridle, Channel Manager for Horror has welcomed us to this year's FrightFest. Stewart is a huge horror movie fan and has the enviable job of selecting what goes on the channel. Imagine how hard that must be, sitting screening movies all day and getting paid for it (!) Only joking Stewart. Tonight's movies kick off with a trio of treats that cross the boundaries of the horror genre. My Father Die is t...

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Getting In The Mood
Posted on Thursday 25th August 2016
FF Poster 2016 SmallAnticipation is building with FrightFest goers wandering around the Vue cinema at Shepherd's Bush. You see, this is the first time the main FrightFest event of the year has been in this area and people are wondering if it will retain the same and rather unique atmosphere it has when housed in Leicester Square. Things did change a few years back when three main screen...

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This Is It!
Posted on Thursday 25th August 2016
MPU 300X250_00095Well the time is almost upon us! Yes folks, FrightFest is here again and this year Horror Channel is the main sponsor. It's a packed schedule as you can imagine with a bucket load of premieres for ticket holders to enjoy on both main screens and the discovery ones which this year hold more than their fair share of superb shockers. Everyone asks what the stand out films will be...

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Horror Channel FrightFest 2016 - It's Almost Time!
Posted on Wednesday 24th August 2016
Facebook banner smallIt's almost time for FrightFest 2016 and its shaping up to be one of the best ever with Horror Channel covering the event more than ever before. Alongside the usual Website Blogs and regular posts on Twitter and Facebook we'll also be using Facebook Live hosted by Emily Booth to bring the event even more into your home as well as exclusive content on Snapchat! If y...

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Interview With Doug Jones Star Of Pan's Labyrinth
Posted on Tuesday 23rd August 2016
s LabyrinthThe first FrightFest I ever worked on for Horror Channel was back in 2006 when the event was still in the Odeon on Leicester Square. The film crew and I were housed in the top floor trying to conduct our interviews away from the hustle and bustle of the bar area below. It was in this small room we had the pleasure of chatting to Guillermo del Toro before he introduced what would be soon hailed as...

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Found Footage 3D Wins Award
Posted on Monday 22nd August 2016
Found Footage PosterFound Footage 3D has won the Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival's first ever Jury Award in Chicago where the film received its World Premiere! UK fans will be able to catch it at Horror Channel FrightFest in London on Monday, August 29th where it will have it European Premiere. Directed by Steven DeGennaro, Found Footage 3D gives the idea a bloody shot in the arm by...

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Horror Channel FrightFest Promo
Posted on Sunday 21st August 2016
Can't make it to this year's FrightFest? Never fear! Horror Channel will be bringing the UK's biggest, boldest and bloodiest festival to your screens during August, dedicating thirteen nights to past festival favourites, including seven monstrous UK TV premieres from the 2015 event. #WeAreHorror

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Go Behind The Scenes Of Horror Channel FrightFest Promo
Posted on Sunday 21st August 2016
Want to know how we shot our gruesome Horror Channel FrightFest promo? Check out this cool behind the scenes look at the incredible SFX involved.

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10 Top Shockers Not Miss At FrightFest 2016 - Part 1
Posted on Wednesday 17th August 2016
FF Poster 2016 SmallIt's never an easy task, choosing which movies horror fans should look out for during FrightFest and this year is no exception. The FrightFest team of Paul McEvoy, Ian Rattray, Alan Jones and Greg Day have gathered together the finest selection of shockers from around the globe bringing together the best in new and established talent as well as an unpredictable and de...

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Jon Ford's New Movie Gets Atmospheric Poster
Posted on Monday 15th August 2016
Offensive Poster SmallJon Ford's first solo feature film, Offensive, a dark, violent tale of rage and revenge set in rural France, screens on Saturday 27th August, 6.05pm at The Vue Cinema Shepherd's Bush, W12 and its rather eerie poster has just been released. Retired Bernard and Helen Martin inherit a house in rural France where Bernard's father liberated locals from Nazis during Wo...

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Booth's Blog: Its Almost FrightFest Time!
Posted on Friday 12th August 2016
FF Poster 2016 SmallRoll on Thursday 25th, for this is the dawn of Horror Channel FrightFest 2016 as the festival enjoys its 17th year this time located at Vue Shepherds Bush. The line up of incredible films, events and guests has now been announced, tickets are on sale, (but selling out!) and here's my own dissection of the must see's and must do's. To kick the opening night off comes ...

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Horror Channel Plans Home Invasion Of FrightFest Movies
Posted on Saturday 6th August 2016
The SandCan’t make it to the Vue Cinema in Shepherd’s Bush for this year’s FrightFest event? Never fear! Horror Channel will be bringing the UK’s biggest, boldest and bloodiest festival to your screens during August, dedicating thirteen nights to past festival favourites, including seven monstrous UK TV premieres from the 2015 event. These are  Isaac Gabaeff’s rewarding monster mash-up The Sand, Adam L...

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Horror Channel Frightfest Announces 2016 Short Film Programme
Posted on Saturday 6th August 2016
Neck And NeckWith twenty-six films over three days, including seven World, five European and nine UK premieres, Horror Channel FrightFest’s 2016 short film showcase shines a  dazzling spotlight on the brave new wave of emerging genre talent, with UK films at its pulsating dark heart. There are ten films representing the UK. From Cat Davies comes Connie, a dark look at the world of stand-up comedy wi...

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Interview With Jon Ford, Director Of Offensive
Posted on Wednesday 27th July 2016
Jon FordJon Ford, who, alongside his brother Howard, took the zombie genre to new global heights with The Dead and its equally superb follow-up The Dead 2. Here Jon talks about his first solo feature film, Offensive, a dark, violent tale of rage and revenge set in rural France, which receives its World Premiere at Horror Channel FrightFest 2016. Q: Firstly, congratulations Jon, on completing your first solo feat...

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Horror Channel FrightFest 2016 Announces Special Events, More Movies And Guest Line-Up
Posted on Friday 22nd July 2016
FF Poster 2016 SmallHorror Channel FrightFest 2016 will be hosting a six-pack of special master classes, demonstrations and panel discussions providing an exciting and comprehensive snapshot of what’s happening in the horror & fantasy genre today. Hosted by media partner Screen International, there will be a panel discussion on the future of the UK Horror Film Industry, followed by t...

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Horror Channel FrightFest Teaser!
Posted on Thursday 21st July 2016
The countdown to Horror Channel FrightFest has begun! #WeAreHorror

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Horror Channel FrightFest/Poster Spy Comp Winner Announced!
Posted on Friday 15th July 2016
FrightFest Poster Comp Poster SmallLast month Horror Channel FrightFest and Poster Spy ran an amazing competiton, both amateur and professional designers and artists, had the opportunity to create a brand new alternative poster to run alongside the official FrightFest poster design by long-time associate and world-renowned fantasy artist Graham Humphreys. The ...

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The FrightFest Guide To Exploitation Movies - Book Coming Soon!
Posted on Tuesday 5th July 2016
FrightFest Guide To Exploitation MoviesHorror Channel FrightFest, the UK’s biggest horror and fantasy film festival, joins forces with FAB Press, the fiercely independent one-stop-shop for cutting edge genre publications, to launch The Frightfest Guide To Exploitation Movies during Horror Channel FrightFest which runs August 25th till August 29th. T...

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You May Never Use Your Phone Again! New Trailer For Cell
Posted on Tuesday 5th July 2016
Cell Quad PosterAhead of the UK Premiere of Cell at Horror Channel FrightFest on Thursday 25th August, here's the UK trailer and poster for you to enjoy. In this adaptation of Stephen King’s bestselling apocalyptic thriller, John Cusack (1408), Samuel L. Jackson (Django Unchained) and Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan) star as one of the few survivors of a murderous epidemic fending off bloodthirsty pre...

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A Movie To Leave You Breathless! The Chamber To Get World Premiere At FrightFest
Posted on Monday 4th July 2016
The Chamber SmallStudiocanal today confirmed their acquisition of underwater thriller The Chamber following Friday’s World Premiere announcement within the FrightFest programme. The Chamber stars Swedish actor Johannes Bah Kuhnke in his first film role since his international breakthrough performance in family drama Force Majeure and is written and directed by Ben Parker, his feature debut, h...

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Horror Channel FrightFest Announces Line-Up!
Posted on Friday 1st July 2016
FF Poster 2016 SmallFrom grindhouse to art-house, feel-good to squeal-good, blockbuster to ghostbuster FrightFest returns in all its gory glory, now housed at the 12-screen Vue Cinema at Shepherd’s Bush, West London, from August 25th - August 29th. In its 17th year, the world renowned genre film festival will present 62 new feature films, embracing sixteen countries and bringing togethe...

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Revealed! Graham Humphrey’s Stunning Artwork For Horror Channel Frightfest 2016
Posted on Friday 24th June 2016
FF Poster 2016 SmallHorror Channel FrightFest is delighted to present Graham Humphrey’s stunning artwork for this year’s annual Bank Holiday event, the UK’s largest celebration of genre cinema, taking place at the Vue Shepherd’s Bush, between Thursday August 25th till Monday August 29th. The relocation to Shepherd’s Bush was the inspiration behind the concept. As Graham explain...

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Horror Channel Frightfest And Poster Spy Announce Poster Competition
Posted on Monday 6th June 2016
FrightFest_HorrorChannel_logo1 SmallHorror Channel FrightFest, the UK's leading horror and fantasy film festival is teaming up with Poster Spy, the internet's primary source of alternative movie posters, to launch a very special poster competition ahead of the festival’s annual 5-day event in August at the Vue Shepherd’s Bush. Designers and artists, both...

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Horror Channel And FrightFest Agree Three-Year Partnership Deal
Posted on Tuesday 24th May 2016
FrightFest_HorrorChannel_logo1 SmallHorror Channel and FrightFest have agreed a three-year partnership deal, which sees the CBS Studios International/AMC Networks International – UK owned channel become headline sponsor for the UK’s biggest and most popular genre film festival. Chris Sharp, Chief Programming Officer, AMC Networks International – UK, sa...

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FrightFest Expansion Takes In New Vue
Posted on Saturday 12th March 2016
VUE Shepherd's Bush at LondonFrightFest, the UK’s biggest and most popular genre film festival, will relocate to the Vue Shepherd’s Bush for its annual 5-day August Bank Holiday event, taking over all twelve screens between August 25th – 29th. In a two-year deal with Vue Entertainment, the festival has the option to return to the Vue Leicester Square in 2017, followin...

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FrightFest Talks To Director Joe Begos
Posted on Thursday 18th February 2016
Joe BegosAhead of the UK Premiere of The Mind’s Eye at the Glasgow Film Festival, FrightFest probed the mind of its director, Joe Begos. You can catch his movie, Almost Human on Horror in April. FF: Have you got your love of 80s movies out of your system now? JB: I'm not sure! A lot of it comes through as organic as that's what my brain sponged in at the most impressionable movie-going age possibl...

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FrigthFest Talks To Director Can Evrenol
Posted on Wednesday 3rd February 2016
Can EvrenolAhead of the UK premiere screening of Baskin at the Glasgow Film Festival, FrightFest asked the director Can Evrenol a few pertinent questions. FF: What were the challenges of elongating the Baskin short film ideas into a full feature? CE: A brief history of Turkish genre cinema and the must-see movies virgins should see? Please refer to the awesome award winning documentary Remake,...

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FrightFest Talks To Director Johannes Roberts
Posted on Tuesday 2nd February 2016
Johannes on set with Sarah Wayne CalliesAhead of the European premiere screening of The Other Side Of The Door at the Glasgow Film Festival, team FrightFest chatted to the director Johannes Roberts (director of F which was recently shown on Horror) to spill the beans… FF: How did producer Alexandre Aja become involved with this project? JR: Blood...

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World, European And UK Premieres Dominate FrightFest Glasgow
Posted on Tuesday 12th January 2016
TOSOTDWorld, European and UK premieres dominate as Film4 FrightFest celebrates 11th year at Glasgow Film Festival with record-breaking thirteen titles The line-up starts at 9pm on Thursday 25th February with the UK Premiere of The Forest starring Natalie Dormer searching for her twin sister in Japan’s most haunted location, the fabled Sea of Trees. The Game of Thrones star is making her first appearance at Glasgow...

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PICK OF THE WEEK
Don't Blink
DON'T BLINK
Saturday 16th December
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Savaged
SAVAGED
Friday 15th December
10.50 PM
Planet Of The Sharks
PLANET OF THE SHARKS
Thursday 21st December
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