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FrightFest fave Big Bad Wolves finally coming to HD
Posted on Wednesday 17th July 2019
Big Bad Wolves cover101 Films presents Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado's Big Bad Wolves (2013), a brutal and unpredictable thriller that addresses the perils of victimhood and the consequences of vengeance. A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and t...

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FrightFest reanimates its "New Blood" search for new writers
Posted on Wednesday 10th July 2019
With FrightFest entering its 20th year, the search is set to resume for new writers in the horror genre. For the third year running, New Blood reunites FrightFest with Giles Edwards of Queensbury Pictures with its mission to find emerging UK-based writers dedicated to the genre and nurture their projects from script to screen. Queensbury is ultimately interested in buying the finished script rather than the idea, and so...

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Arrow Video FrightFest 2019 announces 20th year record-breaking line-up
Posted on Thursday 4th July 2019
FrightFest 2019 BannerThe UK's biggest and boldest horror and fantasy film festival is celebrating its 20th bloody year. Since 2000 it has made its indelible mark, not only on the ever-burgeoning horror community but also on the UK genre landscape as a whole. The internationally renowned event leads the way in attesting to the versatility of the genre, its reinvention and its growing importance in the cultural lan...

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Arrow Video FrightFest 2019 announces opening and closing night films
Posted on Thursday 20th June 2019
This year's festival opens with the UK premiere of Ant Timpson's deviously edgy stunner Come To Daddy, starring Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie, Martin Donovan and Michael Smiley. Written by The Greasy Strangler co-writer Toby Harvard (based on an idea by Timpson), Elijah Wood puts in a career best performance as thirty-something Norval, who receives an out-of-the-blue invitation to visit his perpetually uncaring dad, As h...

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Graham Humphreys' stunning artwork for Arrow Video FrightFest 2019 celebrates the festival's 20th year milestone
Posted on Saturday 15th June 2019
FrightFest poster art by Graham HumphreysArrow Video FrightFest 2019 is delighted to present Graham Humphreys' Aurora Monster-inspired 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 22 and Monday August 26 2019. Graham revealed: "Emerging each year ...

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FrightFest and Fab Press launch The Frightfest Guide to Werewolf Movies
Posted on Tuesday 11th June 2019
FrightFest and FAB Press once again join forces to launch The Frightfest Guide to Werewolf Movies, which goes exclusively on sale during Arrow Video FrightFest 2019, August 22 till August 27. Both the author Gavin Baddeley and filmmaker Neil Marshall, who wrote the foreword, will be present to sign copies. Following the success of the three previous editions: The FrightFest Guide to Exploitation Movi...

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FrightFest are after Fresh Blood!
Posted on Wednesday 5th June 2019
Arrow Video FrightFest, in conjunction with UK distribution outfit Blue Finch Films and short film funding company Genera, has launched a new initiative to help finance genre short films. Called Fresh Blood, the partners will look to help finance short form projects in the latter stages of development in the bid to discover new voices in the world of genre filmmaking. Submissions for the fund will s...

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Everything you ever wanted to know about FrightFest... but were afraid to ask!
Posted on Tuesday 19th February 2019
FrightFest Beneath the Dark Heart of CinemaCentral City Media have announced that the documentary FrightFest: Beneath the Dark Heart of Cinema will be released on 4th March. It will be available digitally via iTunes, Amazon, Virgin Media, Google Play and YouTube. Featuring a mix of newly recorded interviews, archive and behind the scenes footage, the critically-acclaimed documentary casts ...

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A title you'll want to rent out, Videoman
Posted on Sunday 27th January 2019
Videoman coverThe feature film debut from award-winning Swedish director Kristian A. Sooderstroom, and one of Time Out's top picks to see at FrightFest 2018, Videoman celebrates the golden days of VHS, the Italian giallo and the films of Mike Leigh. Ennio (Stefan Sauk), a giallo-obsessed VHS collector with a drinking problem finds a highly collectable video tape that could solve his money problems and save him from evic...

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FrightFest announces Glasgow Film Festival 2019 line-up
Posted on Thursday 10th January 2019
FinaleIt's full scream ahead as Arrow Video FrightFest, the UK's favourite horror fantasy event, returns to Glasgow Film Festival for a 14th fearful year, from Thursday 28 February to Saturday 2 March. Presenting a stunning and resonating two days of trauma, terror and tantalising thrills, this year's line-up, once again housed at the iconic Glasgow Film Theatre, embraces the latest genre discoveries from around the world, spa...

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PICK OF THE WEEK
Tales From The Darkside
TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE
Sunday 28th July
8.30 PM
Quarries
QUARRIES
Saturday 27th July
10.50 PM
Beneath
BENEATH
Saturday 27th July
9.00 PM