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Interview with Simeon Halligan, director of White Settlers
Posted on Saturday 18th August 2018
Image of Simeon HalliganHorror Channel's FrightFest Season includes some truly memorable movies from past events and one of the strongest is Simeon Halligan's, White Settlers which is showing on the 19th August. We had a quick chat with Simeon about this superior shocker as well as his own festival, Grimmfest. HC: How did the script for White Settlers come to your notice? SH: It was a strange s...

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10 FrightFest flicks for 2018
Posted on Thursday 16th August 2018
Puppet Master The Littlest ReichStewart Bridle, Channel Manager for Horror Channel, selects the FrightFest films to catch at this year's event. It's that time again when the most torturous experience isn't being slowly sliced in half by a deranged chainsaw-wielding maniac but actually deciding what to watch from the massive line-up of over 70 films at this year's FrightFest London on the August Bank h...

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Interview with Jason London, star of Nightworld
Posted on Wednesday 15th August 2018
Jason London Nightworld image 1On August 27th Horror Channel has the UK premiere of the paranormal shocker, Nightworld. The film concerns a man (Jason London) who bites off more than he can chew when, when a malevolent force is uncovered in the bowels of the apartment he's guarding. So, we decided to chat to Jason about the movie, what it's like to work with Robert Englund and his future cinemtic plans. HC: You've ...

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Interview with Tim Van Dammen director of Mega Time Squad
Posted on Tuesday 14th August 2018
Tim Van Dammen director of Mega Time SquadYou played a Street Demon in director Jason Lei Howden's FrightFest favourite Deathgasm. Is the New Zealand film community that small? I didn't play a street demon; I am a street demon. The film community in NZ is small enough for most active people to know most other active people - but the genre scene is small enough for us all to know ea...

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Coming to UK screens this summer and UK homes from this autumn, FrightFest Presents!
Posted on Thursday 9th August 2018
FrightFest Presents LogoDiscover suspense, terror and everything in between as Signature Entertainment and FrightFest, the UK's leading horror fantasy film festival, team up to launch FrightFest Presents, an all-new venture geared to delivering the best in undiscovered genre features to the UK audience and world stage. Phase one of this incredibly exciting label includes: SHARE: READ MORE
Interview with Paul Hyett, director of Heretiks
Posted on Tuesday 7th August 2018
Paul Hyett director of HeretiksPaul Hyett is a firm, FrightFest favourite. His work is always a much anticipated event at the film festival and this year is no exception with the world premiere of his latest work, Heretiks. Here he chats about this and future productions. What first attracted you to actor Gregory Blair's script? When Templeheart gave me the script of Heretiks (although it...

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FrightFest announces 2018 Short Film Programme
Posted on Monday 6th August 2018
CORVIDAE- Maisie WilliamsFrightFest 2018 showcases the best in short film from the UK and around the world, with ten countries representing five continents. From otherworldly ghosts to terrifying monsters, from the creepy to the baffling, from this dimension to those still unknown, this year's selection unleashes the latest from upcoming and established filmmakers. Some of the best homegrown talent stretches ...

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Interview with Dominic Brunt, director of Attack of the Adult Babies
Posted on Monday 6th August 2018
Picture of Dominic Brunt, Director of Attack of the Adult BabiesWith FrightFest 2018 only a few weeks away we decided to chat to actor/writer/director Dominic Brunt about what its like to be waiting to have your movie screened at FrightFest and the plans he has for future movie projects. HC: It's been a while since we last chatted, apart from Attack of the Adult Babies, what have you been up to? DM: It's be...

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Horror Channel unleashes monstrous FrightFest Season
Posted on Monday 6th August 2018
To celebrate FrightFest 2018, taking place in London during the August Bank Holiday, Horror Channel is dedicating thirteen nights to past festival hits. Amongst the twenty-six fear-filled favourites, the channel will air four UK TV premieres: Simeon Halligan's 'terror-torial' home invasion shocker White Settlers; Jeff Maher's crowd-pleasingly ghoulish orgy of sex and gore Bed Of The Dead; Chad Archibald's breath-choking supernatural thriller The Drownsman; and the hauntingly sinister Nightworld, directed by Patricio Valladares and starring horror icon Robert Englund. Plus, we're broadc...

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FrightFest 2018 announces guest line-up, additional films and long list for Screen Genre Rising Star Award
Posted on Thursday 19th July 2018
Pimped image for FrightFest 2018Two extra films have been added to the record-breaking 2018 line-up: Pimped is director David Barker's modern transgressive erotic thriller, an Hitchcocktail of elevated suspense and shock in the revered style of Brian De Palma, and If you've never seen John Carpenter's Halloween on the big screen, now's your best chance. The inclusion of this 4K restoration needs no explanation in antici...

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FrightFest and FAB Press launch the FrightFest Guide to Ghost Movies
Posted on Thursday 12th July 2018
FrightFest Guide to Ghost Movies-CoverFrightFest and FAB Press once again join forces to launch The Frightfest Guide To Ghost Movies, which goes on sale during FrightFest 2018, August 23 - August 27. Following the success of The FrightFest Guide to Exploitation Movies, and The FrightFest Guide to Monster Movies, this is the third in an on-going series of wide appeal books for both the c...

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FrightFest renews New Blood talent search
Posted on Wednesday 4th July 2018
New Blood logo for FrightFest 2018After the success of last year's inaugural New Blood search for new writers in the horror genre, the hunt is on for another batch of scribes to cook up a potent cauldron of original ideas and devilish tales. And the search starts today! New Blood 2 finds FrightFest once again teamed with Giles Edwards of Queensbury Pictures, which aims to find new writers and nurture their project from...

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FrightFest 2018 - Here's everything you need to know!
Posted on Thursday 28th June 2018
FrightFest 2018 PosterRemaining in the heart of London's West End for its 19th edition, the world renowned horror and fantasy film festival FrightFest, turbo-charges into the Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema from August 23 - August 27 2018. Hosting a record-breaking seventy films, embracing eighteen countries and spanning six continents, this year's line-up is a tru...

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Graham Humphreys' beautiful artwork for FrightFest 2018 revealed
Posted on Thursday 14th June 2018
FrightFest Logo 2018Team FrightFest has finally revealed Graham Humphreys' anticipated poster for this year's event. The 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 23rd and Monday August 27th. For Graham, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Sh...

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FrightFest and Horror Channel renew their sponsor partnership
Posted on Thursday 7th June 2018
Horror Channel logoHorror Channel and FrightFest have agreed a one-year partnership deal, which sees the UK's No.1 TV destination for genre fans become the Broadcast Sponsor for the country's biggest and most popular horror and fantasy film festival. The agreement means that the CBS Studios International and AMC Networks International - UK owned channel continues its long-standing relationship with the festival, ...

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Prepare yourself for the Attack of the Adult Babies' stunning artwork!
Posted on Sunday 6th May 2018
Nucleus Films have released the stunning new artwork created exclusively by the legendary graphic artist Graham Humphreys for the slipcase 1-1000 numbered limited edition Blu-ray of Dominic Brunt's Attack of the Adult Babies, which is being released nationwide on June 11. And, in further good news for genre fans, HMV will be racking the limited Edition Blu-ray in their "Special Editio...

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Friendly Beast - FrightFest review
Posted on Sunday 18th March 2018
Horror Channel FrightFest Glasgow was a true showcase for world cinema. One of the stand out pieces came from Gabriela Amaral Almeida who wrote and directed Friendly Beast, a film so visceral yet beautiful at the same time, it left an indelible mark on this reviewer's mind. It's nearly closing time at a struggling restaurant. Staff want to go home while the boss struggles with money troubles and a desire for more power in his life....

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Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil - FrightFest review
Posted on Tuesday 6th March 2018
Ever wished that Terry Gilliam made more movies? The man who gave us Jabberwocky, The Fisher King and Brazil gave the world a new perspective and encouraged budding movie makers around the world to make their own visions and to stick by what they wanted to create. Step forward Paul Urkijo whose demonic movie Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil just had its UK premiere at Horror Channel FrightFest Glasgow. This film is...

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Book of Monsters - Exclusive look at new poster
Posted on Monday 5th March 2018
Those of you lucky enough to make it through the snow to Horror Channel FrightFest Glasgow at the weekend were treated to a quick look at Book of Monsters. From the team that brought us The Creature Below a couple of years back, this female lead, action-packed monster movie draws inspiration from the cult horror cinema of the 80s and 90s including such classics as Scream, Gremlins and Buffy The Vampire Slayer. With sick, gory pra...

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Pyewacket - Frightfest Review
Posted on Monday 5th March 2018
You know the feeling you get when you see a film that you know nothing about, not even the title gives anything away and you view with an open mind and then it blows your proverbial socks off? Well this is exactly what happened to me with Pyewacket. Confused and infuriated for being forced to move away from friends after the death of her father, Leah (Nicole Munoz) performs a blood incantation calling on an ...

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Attack of the Bat Monsters - FrightFest Review
Posted on Saturday 3rd March 2018
For a movie that's had a longer gestation period than any project I've known of, Attack of the Bat Monsters looks as if it could have been made yesterday, or the 1950s where its set! More on this later, here's what the film is about: The movie follows schlock impresario Francis Gordon as he and his intrepid crew attempt to shoot an impromptu monster movie in the three days left over from the film th...

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Interview with Paul Urkijo, director of Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil
Posted on Thursday 1st March 2018
One thing that Horror Channel FrightFest prides itself in is by championing new talent. This year's Glasgow event is no different with a whole host of newbies bringing their first features. A real highlight is Paul Urkijo's Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil which is a sumptuous piece that Terry Gilliam would be proud of. Here he chats to us about this stunning movie. HC: Where did the idea for Errementari: The Black...

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Interview with Adam MacDonald, writer and director of Pyewacket.
Posted on Wednesday 28th February 2018
There have been a number of occult and demonic movies over the last few years but none have come close to the tension and terror of Adam MacDonald's Pyewacket. The superb piece of cinema is showing at Horror Channel FrightFest Glasgow this week so I had a quick chat with Adam about this superior shocker. HC: Have you always been a horror fan? AM: It really started when I was about 7 years old when my older brother show...

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Interview with Kelly Greene, writer and director of Attack of the Bat Monsters
Posted on Tuesday 27th February 2018
Making movies can be a tough business but to have to wait almost two decades to release your work takes true dedication. At Horror Channel FrightFest Glasgow this weekend Kelly Greene's Attack of the Bat Monsters is finally unleashed. Here he tells us the story behind this celebration of 1950s creature features. HC: You were inspired to write Attack of the Bat Monsters when you were researching 50s movies, did ...

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Interview with Patrick Magee, writer and director of Primal Rage
Posted on Monday 26th February 2018
There's been a spate of "bigfoot-style, beast in the woods" types of movies recently but none have come anywhere near Primal Rage. This superior creature feature from Patrick Magee will be having its European Premiere at Horror Channel FrightFest Glasgow this Friday so I decided to have a chat with this very talented and creative person. HC: Did you know from a young age you wanted to work in the film industry? ...

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Interview with Gabriela Amaral, writer and director of Friendly Beast
Posted on Sunday 25th February 2018
As we get ready for the trip to Scotland for this year's Horror Channel FrightFest Glasgow I've been lucky enough to chat to Gabriela Amaral about her powerful movie Friendly Beast which is getting its UK Premiere at the event. HC: Was there a certain piece of work or person that inspired you to work in the industry? GA: Yes, there was. I am a huge fan of Alfred Hitchcock and I decided to study cinema because of him. ...

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Horror Channel FrightFest announces Glasgow Film Festival 2018 line-up
Posted on Thursday 11th January 2018
Be prepared to feast on a chilling cornucopia of savage shocks, unsettling surprises and devilish delights as the UK's favourite horror fantasy event returns to the Glasgow Film Festival for its 13th year, from Thursday 1 March to Saturday 3 March 2018. This year's bold line-up, once again housed at the iconic Glasgow Film Theatre, embraces the latest horror, fantasy and sci-fi discoveries from ten countries, spanning f...

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Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson join judges panel for FrightFest and Glasgow Film Festival's 90 Second Film Challenge
Posted on Tuesday 9th January 2018
Ghost Stories writer and director team Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson will join Hex Studio's Lawrie Brewster, FrightFest's Paul McEvoy and Glasgow Film Festival head honcho Allison Gardner on the judge's panel for the FrightFest Glasgow 90 Second Challenge. Aspiring filmmakers living in Scotland are invited to create an entertaining Horror, Sci-Fi or Fantasy film within just 90 seconds. Films must be shot in Scotland by Scottis...

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The Possession
THE POSSESSION
Tuesday 21st August
9.00 PM
Captain America 1979
CAPTAIN AMERICA 1979
Sunday 19th August
6.35 PM
Turbo Kid
TURBO KID
Wednesday 22nd August
10.55 PM