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Interview with Damien Leone director of Terrifier
Posted on Saturday 28th October 2017
Ahead of the UK premiere of his latest film Terrifier at the Horror Channel Frightfest Halloween event today, director Damien Leone talks about the 'Art' of extreme clowning, his debt to Tom Savini and a terrifying Halloween experience... Art, The Clown initially appeared in your 2008 short The 9th Circle, then the 2011 award-winning short Terrifier and in your first feature All Hallow's Eve. What made you decide to give him a fourth outing...

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Interview with Mathieu Turi director of Hostile
Posted on Wednesday 25th October 2017
Ahead of the UK premiere of his debut feature Hostile at the Horror Channel Frightfest Halloween event, director Mathieu Turi shares his admiration for Tarantino, describes the challenges of filming in three continents and reveals his 'magic hour'. You were born in Cannes so you grew up with film all around? When did you know for sure you wanted to direct? MT: I think it's always been there. As a child...

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Interview with Marko Makilaakso director of It Came From The Desert
Posted on Tuesday 17th October 2017
Ahead of the UK premiere of his latest film It Came From The Desert at the Horror Channel Frightfest Halloween event, director Marko Makilaakso shares his admiration for Roger Corman, love of B-Movies, spoofing and overcoming homeland obstacles. It Came From The Desert is inspired by Cinemaware's cult 1980s video game, which in turn was motivated by the giant creature feature craze infesting 1950s Hollywood. What was the main i...

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Interview with Can Evrenol director of Housewife
Posted on Thursday 12th October 2017
Ahead of the UK premiere of his latest film Housewife at the Horror Channel Frightfest Halloween event, director Can Evrenol tells us why film is a 'pervert's art' shares his feelings for Fulci and reveals his contribution to Horror anthology, The Field Guide To Evil. Was it important to make your follow-up film to Baskin in the English language? CE: I wanted to make the film available for a wider audience and to test mys...

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Horror Channel FrightFest announces line-up for Halloween 2017 event
Posted on Thursday 28th September 2017
Horror Channel FrightFest Halloween 2017 unleashes seven choice shockers for the 7th annual West End Halloween chillorama - a wits-end wallow in all things gruesome, gory and glorious. This year, the all-day shocktoberfest is at the Empire Haymarket on Sat Oct 28, 2017 and embraces one world, one European and five UK premieres, spanning three continents. From the emotional making of a low-budget slasher to zombie nightm...

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Interview with Damien Power, director of Killing Ground
Posted on Monday 25th September 2017
One of the best from Horror Channel FrightFest 2017 was a superior thriller, Killing Ground. This tension packed movie looked incredible on the big screen so we decided to chat to its director, Damien Power. HC: Did Killing Ground take a long time to write and did it change as you progressed? DP: It took eleven years from the germ of the idea to stepping onto location to start shooting. Luckily I wasn't working...

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FrightFest Day 5: Organs, pumpkins and emojis!
Posted on Tuesday 29th August 2017
The final day of Horror Channel FrightFest is usually the most anticipated especially towards the final movie of the event, more on that later. There was so much going on with what possibly be the strongest line up of the whole festival. Anyone with even just the passing interest in cinema couldn't have failed to have been impressed by Lowlife, the superb thriller from Ryan Prows. When a simple organ-harvesting caper goes awry,...

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Interview with Michael Boucherie writer and director of Where the Skin Lies
Posted on Monday 28th August 2017
More new talent seemed to be around at Horror Channel FrightFest this year and one of the stand out movies for me was Where The Skin Lies from Michael Boucherie. Here he chats about this emotional movie. HC: Did you know from a young age you wanted to be in the film-making business? MB: Going to the movies with my family is a favourite childhood memory. There was no cinema in our home town, so it always ...

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FrightFest Day 4: No more camping holidays for me!
Posted on Monday 28th August 2017
Sunday is traditionally a more quiet day at Horror Channel FrightFest as the attendees gear up for a fourth day of cutting edge horror cinema. This wasn't the case as the event packed as much violence, blood, gore, tension, skin-crawling and gory programme of movies yet! Killing Ground, an Australian bushland nerve shredder is an exceptionally tight piece of work that tells a story retrospectively and then brings ever...

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FrightFest Day 3: It's time for a change
Posted on Sunday 27th August 2017
A day of premieres waited for us on day 3 of Horror Channel FrightFest. It was also the day of two incredibly inventive and most talked about movies of the whole event, Dominic Brunt's Attack of the Adult Babies and Adam Green's Victor Crowley. Over in the Discovery Screens attendees had the chance to watch a gripping, psychological thriller, Diane. This complex, emotional and satisfying piece concerns one man's desc...

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Interview with Sally Dexter, star of Attack of the Adult Babies
Posted on Saturday 26th August 2017
Sally Dexter is one of the UK's most respected actresses. Her performances on stage and screen have lead to acclaimed and awards over the last few decades. Now, Sally is the star of Dominic Brunt's incredible film, Attack of the Adult Babies, so we chatted to her about this unique movie. HC: You've had an incredible career gaining huge acclaimed across both sides of the Atlantic, how did you get your first a...

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FrightFest Day 2: Witness the birth of a legend
Posted on Saturday 26th August 2017
Day two of Horror Channel FrightFest delivered some incredible pieces of cinema and even at times, it was educational! Freehold is an atmospheric and emotional piece of film. Its begins traditionally enough as a home invasion movie, but it transforms into something far more sensitive. Javier Botet is superb as the stranger in the home of a once happy couple. His bizarre chats to two pigeons (its original title) ...

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FrightFest: Day 1 was all about the doll!
Posted on Friday 25th August 2017
The Cineworld in Leicester Square looks amazing and with the Horror Channel name all over the place you can't fail to notice that something special is taking place. Horror Channel FrightFest 2017 kicked off with one of the busiest Media Wall events I've eve...

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Happy Horror Channel FrightFest Day!
Posted on Thursday 24th August 2017
Yes folks, Horror Channel FrightFest 2017 is but hours away from beginning its 5 day celebration of all things horror. What can we expect from this, the 18th FrightFest? Well there's a coffin load of premieres for fans to enjoy, hundreds of special guests, the New Blood strand, Discovery Screens, Screen Genre Rising Star Award and, well, if we told you everything there wouldn't...

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Beware who you swipe for! Exclusive look at new poster and trailer for Bad Match
Posted on Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Beware who you swipe for! Bad Match is a darkly funny, yet disturbing look at modern dating, and the way people use the internet to inform - or dis-inform - their lives and is receiving its world premiere at FrightFest this weekend. Somewhat akin to a postmodern Fatal Attraction for the Tinder Generation. No one is who they seem, nothing plays out the way we think it will, and by the end, we'l...

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Victor Crowley Lives! Horror Channel FrightFest to screen Hatchet reboot
Posted on Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Following the slasher reboot's surprise debut at Hollywood's ArcLight Cinema, Horror Channel FrightFest has announced that its "Hatchet 10th Anniversary Celebration" is in fact the European premiere of Adam Green's Victor Crowley, the fourth film in the Hatchet series. Set a decade after the events of the series’ first three films, VICTOR CROWLEY reunites Hatchet mainstays Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th 7 - X's Jason Voo...

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Interview with legendary actress Barbara Crampton
Posted on Tuesday 15th August 2017
Ahead of her eagerly awaited presence at Horror Channel FrightFest 2017, genre icon, actress and producer Barbara Crampton talks exclusively about her latest film Replace, battling chronic fatigue syndrome and her passion for supporting new talent. Q: Replace raises questions about beauty, body image and growing older, issues that many feel plague the Hollywood movie industry. What is your view on this subject? ...

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Exclusive: Brand new poster for superb thriller Freehold
Posted on Tuesday 15th August 2017
The feature debut from director Dom Bridges and written by Rae Brunton (the Outpost franchise), Freehold is a dark urban morality tale with an underlying streak of jet black comedy. Hussein, a wide-boy estate agent, doesn't realise he's sharing his apartment with a forgotten stranger, a master of concealment... until his malicious campaign of deranged sweet revenge starts to really hit home. A roof above our he...

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10 FrightFest flicks for 2017
Posted on Monday 14th August 2017
Heading to Horror Channel FrightFest 2017? Horror Channel Manager Stewart Bridle lists some of the fearful flicks to catch. Horror Channel FrightFest returns to London this August and has its usual abundance of riches for the genre film fan. Choosing what to watch can be a hard and painful process every year and I often want to clone myself just so I can enjoy it all. With such a fantastic line-up for 2017 the task se...

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Graham Humphreys' stunning artwork for Horror Channel FrightFest 2017
Posted on Tuesday 8th August 2017
Horror Channel FrightFest is delighted to present Graham Humphreys' stunning artwork for this year's annual Bank Holiday event, the UK's largest celebration of genre cinema, taking place at Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema between Thursday August 24th and Monday August 28th. Celebrating a return to one of FrightFest's former homes (The Empire) and the revival of some...

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Five new horror talents shortlisted for second FrightFest Screen Genre Rising Star Award
Posted on Tuesday 8th August 2017
Tom Paton, Dominic Bridges, Joanne Mitchell, Matthew Holness and Danny Morgan have all been nominated for the second Screen International Genre Rising Star Award, in association with Horror Channel FrightFest 2017 which runs this August from the 24th till 28th. The award was established with in 2016 to celebrate the work of emerging UK genre talent, with the first recipient being Prevenge director Alic...

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Horror Channel FrightFest 2017 Trailer and Guest line-up
Posted on Friday 28th July 2017
It's been five years since Don Mancini and Fiona Dourif raised the Empire roof with CURSE OF CHUCKY and this year they are joined by the irrepressible Jennifer Tilly for the opening World Premiere of CULT OF CHUCKY. Attending five years after his previous appearance will be the one and only Kane Hodder, Together with director Derek Dennis Herbert, Kane will be launching his remarkably honest and moving documentary TO HELL AND...

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Horror Channel celebrates FrightFest's 18th year with a monstrous slate including UK premieres Deathgasm and The Green Inferno.
Posted on Thursday 20th July 2017
To celebrate Horror Channel FrightFest 2017, taking place in London during the August Bank holiday, Horror Channel is dedicating thirteen nights to past festival favourites, including six UK TV premieres: Luke Hyam's beastly Xmoor, David Keating's skin-crawling rural nightmare Cherry Tree starring Anna Walton, Adam Mason's blood-freezing home invasion thriller Hangman, Jason Lei Howden's splatstick shocker Deathgasm, E...

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Horror Channel FrightFest goes in search of "New Blood"
Posted on Friday 7th July 2017
Are you a writer concocting fiendishly fantastic ideas in the witching hours? Have you hidden away your script in the deepest darkest catacombs but are now ready to unleash it onto the unsuspecting world? As an innovative addition to this year’s main event, which runs from Aug 24 - Aug 28, Horror Channel FrightFest has teamed up with international production and distribution company MPI Media and their sister production compa...

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Horror Channel FrightFest 2017 announces monstrous 18th year line-up!
Posted on Friday 30th June 2017
Back in the heart of London's West End for its 18th 'adults-only' anniversary, Horror Channel FrightFest 2017 will take place at the Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema from Aug 24 - Aug 28 2017, taking over five screens to present 64 films including 20 World, 22 European and 18 UK Premieres. Fourteen countries are represented spanning five continents, reflecting the current global popularity of the g...

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Coming soon - The FrightFest Guide To Monster Movies
Posted on Saturday 4th March 2017
FrightFest and FAB Press once again join forces to launch The FrightFest Guide To Monster Movies, which goes exclusively on sale during Horror Channel FrightFest 2017, August 24th to August 28th. Following the success of The FrightFest Guide to Exploitation Movies, this is the second in a planned series of wide appeal books for both the curious spectator and the cult connoisseur, Written by celebrated writer, editor and critic...

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Horror Channel FrightFest is returning to Leicester Square for August event.
Posted on Wednesday 22nd February 2017
HCFF logoAs we ready ourselves for Glasgow and the latest Horror Channel FrightFest event we can reveal that the annual Horror Channel FrightFest which is held in London each August Bank Holiday will be returning to Cineworld Empire Theatre, Leicester Square in London's glittering West End for its banner 18th edition. So now you can book your hotels/accommodation with complete confidence that your fav...

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Interview with Simon Rumley Director of Fashionista
Posted on Monday 6th February 2017
Simon Rumley FashionistaAhead of the UK premiere of his latest film Fashionista at Horror Channel FrightFest Glasgow, Simon Rumley reveals why he's a fan of drugs in film and his planned foray into London gangster land... HC: Fashionista finds you back in Austin after Red White & Blue. What excites you about Austin so much? Could Fashionista have been set anywhere e...

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Interview with Chris Smith, director of Triangle, Black Death and Detour.
Posted on Monday 30th January 2017
Chris SmithAhead of the UK premiere of his latest film Detour at Horror Channel FrightFest Glasgow, Chris Smith tells us the importance of FrightFest, his love of 'film Noir' and his hatred of reality TV... HC: FrightFest has premiered all your genre movies Creep, Severance, Triangle, Black Death, except Get Santa obviously. Is this positioning an important part of the roll-out process for you? ...

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Actress, writer and producer Joanne Mitchell answers 10 scary questions!
Posted on Monday 16th January 2017
Joanne Mitchell Image 5 SmallAdult Babies gets an exclusive reveal at FrightFest Glasgow 2017. The film's creator, actress/producer Joanne Mitchell, star of Before Dawn and Bait answers 10 scary questions. HC: When did your fascination for horror films begin? JM: I've been interested in horror since being a young kid. I liked to be frightened, whether it be reading a s...

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Horror Channel FrightFest celebrates 12th year at Glasgow Film Festival with record-breaking fourteen titles
Posted on Friday 13th January 2017
FrightFest Glasgow 2017 LogoMonstrous stories, unspeakable urban legends, brutal acts and fearsome folktales dominate as the Horror Channel FrightFest, the UK's favourite horror fantasy event returns to the Glasgow Film Festival with a record fourteen films, including ten UK premieres, screening from Thursday 23rd February to Saturday 25th February at the iconic Gl...

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PICK OF THE WEEK
Cockneys vs Zombies
COCKNEYS VS ZOMBIES
Tuesday 26th December
9.00 PM
Black Christmas
BLACK CHRISTMAS
Saturday 23rd December
9.00 PM
Snowmageddon
SNOWMAGEDDON
Sunday 24th December
6.50 PM