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Interview With Navot Papushado Co-Director Of Rabies
Posted on Wednesday 18th December 2013
Navot POn December 28th Horror Channel is proudly showing the very first slasher to come out of Israel, Rabies. One of its directors, Navot Papushado took time out to chat to us about this movie and the equally horrifying shocker Big Bad Wolves. HC: Have you always been a big horror fan? NP: Oh yes! We grew up in the 80s and watched everything that came out of the US. We grew up on Steven Spielberg and George Luca...

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Brand New Interview With Actress And Star Of Before Dawn, Joanne Mitchell
Posted on Monday 18th November 2013
Jo MitchellOn November 23rd Horror Channel is giving Dominic Brunt’s superb zombie shocker Before Dawn its UK TV premiere. The film stars his wife Joanne Mitchell so we decided to chat to her about the making of this acclaimed movie and what projects these two talented people are working on at the moment. HC: How did you get your big break into show business? JM: Well, to be honest I don't feel I have ha...

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Interview With John Penney Writer Of Return Of The Living Dead 3
Posted on Saturday 2nd November 2013
John PenneyTonight at 10.40pm catch the channel premiere of the cult classic Return Of The Living Dead 3, the superb shocker written by the multi-talented John Penney. Here John chats about this movie and the plans he has lined up including a new project with director Brian Yuzna. HC: You started off as a film editor, what was the first film you worked on? JP: The first feature film I worked on as an assis...

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Interview With Acclaimed Director Brian Yuzna
Posted on Wednesday 30th October 2013
Brian YuznaBrian Yuzna is one of the most talented people working in the industry. His CV contains such celebrated classics as Bride Of Re-Animator and the exceptional Society and Horror Channel is proudly showing his acclaimed classic Return Of The Living Dead 3 on Saturday 2nd November. Here Brian discusses this superb shocker as well as his plans for the future and look out for an interview with the Joh...

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Interview With Paul China Director Of Crawl
Posted on Saturday 28th September 2013
The China Brothers-MR1Australian brothers Paul China (left) and his Benjamin, received rave reviews for their debut feature film, Crawl for which they have been compared to the Cohen Brothers. On the eve of the film receiving its much deserved UK TV premiere on the Horror Channel, Paul China gives us some insight into the making of the film. Crawl is broadcast on Saturday October 5...

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Interview With Weronika Tofilska Winner Of The 666 Short Cuts To Hell Competition
Posted on Tuesday 10th September 2013
Picture Of WTWeronika Tofilska, director of 6 Feet Under was the winner of the Horror Channel, Movie Mogul sponsored 666 Short Cuts To Hell Competition bagging £6,666 courtesy of Horror Channel and the opportunity to develop a feature film under mentorship from Movie Mogul. Apart from the honour of being showcased at the UK’s biggest genre festival, all six finalists will also have their films screene...

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Interview With Joanne Mitchell Writer Of Shell Shocked
Posted on Wednesday 28th August 2013
Joanne MitchellFrightFest 2013 gave us some incredible horror movie shorts. A real stand-out was Shell Shocked which was written by Joanne Mitchell. Here she chats about this and another piece she was involved with, the superb Before Dawn which is coming to the Horror Channel in November. HC: How nervous were you when Before Dawn was shown at Frightfest 2012? JM: I felt a mixture of overwhelming n...

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Interview With Jovanka Vuckovic Director Of The Guest
Posted on Monday 26th August 2013
JV 1Last year at FrightFest we were treated to an astonishing short from Jovanka Vuckovic called The Captured Bird. This year she has delivered the equally impressive but totally different piece The Guest. Here this talented artist chats about her work and future plans. HC: We first chatted last year when your beautiful short The Captured Bird was shown at FrightFest 2012. You must be pleased how this piece has been rece...

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Interview With Paul Davis Director Of The Body
Posted on Monday 26th August 2013
Paul Davis HeadshotThe world premiere of The Body has just finished at the Empire. We spoke to Paul Davis about this fabulous short and his plans for the future. HC: Where did the idea for The Body come from? PD: The Body was originally a screenplay written by my Producer Paul Fischer, based on an idea by film maker Mary Kerr (director of acclaimed documentary Radioman – also produced by ...

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Interview With Dominic Brunt Director Of Shell Shocked
Posted on Monday 26th August 2013
dominic_bruntAn integral part of FrightFest is the showing of horror movie shorts. These expose the audience quickly to the mega talents of those involved. One of the best this year is Shell Shocked, directed by Dominc Brunt and written by Joannne Mitchell. Here Dominic chats about this and his other horror hit, Before Dawn. HC: It’s been a year since Before Dawn, looking back did its success surpri...

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Interview With David Tillman Writer Of Hansel And Gretel And The 420 Witch
Posted on Sunday 25th August 2013
David TillmanStoner comedy movies are usually designed for a specific audience but Hansel And Gretel And The 420 Witch takes the genre to the horror audience thanks to an inventive script from David Tillman. Here he chats about this movie, which is showing this week at FrightFest and what else he is working on at the moment. HC: Are you a big horror movie fan? DT: Yes and No. I love horror movies that ...

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Interview With Suri Krishnamma Director Of The Dark Tourist
Posted on Sunday 25th August 2013
Dark Tourist ImageThe Dark Tourist (pictured) is a challenging, bleak and emotionally charged film that is getting a special preview today at FrightFest. It boasts an incredible script, bold performances and superb direction from Suri Krishnamma. Here Suri chats about this incredible movie. HC: What attracted you to The Dark Tourist? SK: What attracted me? When I read the script I ‘saw’ ...

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Interview With Farren Blackburn Director Of Hammer Of The Gods
Posted on Saturday 24th August 2013
Hammer Of The GodsThe best thing about FrightFest is the varied programme of movies the four guys create. This year has an exceptionally wide-ranging selection and one that stands out is Hammer Of The Gods (pictured). Here its director, Farren Blackburn chats about this and other areas of his career. HC: How different is directing a movie to TV? FB: At the lower budget end its not much differ...

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Interview With Eitan Gafny Writer, Producer And Director Of Cannon Fodder
Posted on Saturday 24th August 2013
Eitan GafnyCannon Fodder is a powerful new zombie movie from Isreal. It deals not only with the horrors of a zombie outbreak but the emotional consequences of loyalty and politics. Here the multi-talented Eitan Gafney chats about this superb film which is showing at FrightFest today. HC: Have you always been a big fan of horror movies? EG: Yes, although I'm a "spoilt" horror fan - I give a lot of attention...

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Interview With Robin Entreinger Director Of Sadik 2
Posted on Friday 23rd August 2013
RobinEntreingerSadik 2 is a smart slasher that takes themes first seen in Scream and runs away with them. Smart and funny it’s showing today on the Discovery Screen at FrightFest. Here director Robin Entreinger chats about this inspired shocker. HC: Who came up with the plot of Sadik 2? RE: First, you have to know that the original idea was to do a fun slasher, old school style. I got the idea th...

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Interview With Chillerama Co-Director Adam Green
Posted on Monday 8th July 2013
Adam Green On Set Of Hatchet IIThe superb shocker Chillerama was given its UK Television premiere in March on the Horror Channel and can be seen tonight at 10.55pm. This comic horror anthology was directed by four of the most talented directors around at the moment; Adam Rifkin, Joe Lynch, Adam Green and Tim Sullivan. Here Adam Green talks about this and what he thin...

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Interviste Esclusiva a Jonathan Zarantonello
Posted on Tuesday 18th June 2013
zarantonello Horror: Sin dagli esordi ti sei cimentato col cinema horror. Quando è nata questa passione? E' nata da piccolo, quando i film horror passavano in tv in prima serata, ricordo ancora la trepidazione per le Notti Horror di Italia 1 e gli appuntamenti estivi con Zio Tibia! Purtroppo adesso in prima serata gli horror sono vietati e passa solo la pornografia del dolore e del successo per tutti....

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Interview With Ryan Andrews Director Of Elfie Hopkins
Posted on Monday 10th June 2013
Ryan AndrewsRyan Andrews is an up and coming director of note who gave the world the superb shocker Elfie Hopkins. The film stars father and daughter Ray and Jaime Winstone in their first movie together and its getting its UK TV premiere on June 22nd on the Horror Channel. We spoke to Ryan about this movie and his plans for the future. HC: Did you know from a young age that you wanted to be a director? R...

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Interview With Rosie Fletcher Associate Editor Of Total Film And Judge On 666 Short Cuts To Hell Competition
Posted on Thursday 30th May 2013
Rosie FletcherFrightFest and Movie Mogul, in association with Horror Channel, are challenging aspiring filmmakers to make a short horror film - the best six of which will be shown on Horror Channel and at the 2013 Film4 FrightFest event. Its called 666 Short Cuts To Hell Competition and the overall winner will receive a prize fund of £6,666 and the opportunity to develop a horror short or feature idea...

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Interview With John Shackleton, Managing Director Of Movie Mogul And Judge On 666 Short Cuts To Hell Competition
Posted on Thursday 23rd May 2013
John ShackletonFrightFest and Movie Mogul, in association with Horror Channel, are challenging aspiring filmmakers to make a short horror film - the best six of which will be shown on Horror Channel and at the 2013 Film4 FrightFest event. Its called 666 Short Cuts To Hell Competition and the overall winner will receive a prize fund of £6,666 and the opportunity to develop a horror short or feature i...

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New Interview With Paul Andrew Williams Director Of Cherry Tree Lane
Posted on Sunday 19th May 2013
Cherry Tree Lane CoupleThe gripping and truly brutal Brit-shocker Cherry Tree Lane (pictured) is getting its UK television premiere on May 25th on the Horror Channel. We decided to catch up its Director, Paul Andrew Williams about this film and his future projects. HC: Where did the idea for Cherry Tree Lane come from? PAW: You would read things in the news about tragic events suc...

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Brand New Interview With Paul Hyett Director Of The Seasoning House And Judge on 666 Short Cuts To Hell Competition
Posted on Sunday 12th May 2013
PAUL HYETT PICTUREFrightFest and Movie Mogul, in association with Horror Channel, are challenging aspiring filmmakers to make a short horror film - the best six of which will be shown on Horror Channel and at the 2013 Film4 FrightFest event. Its called 666 Short Cuts To Hell Competition and the overall winner will receive a prize fund of £6,666 and the opportunity to develop a horror short or ...

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Brand New Interview With Sean Hogan Director Of The Devil's Business
Posted on Sunday 5th May 2013
Sean Hogan 2Sean Hogan is a multi-talented guy who is proving to be one of the true creatives working in the UK today. Horror Channel is proudly giving his acclaimed shocker The Devil's Business its UK TV premiere on May 11th. Here he chats about his career so far and what plans he has for the future. HC: We last spoke in Feb 2011 when you were working on The Devil's Business, how did the project come tog...

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Exclusive Interview With Keith Wright Director Of Harold's Going Stiff
Posted on Tuesday 30th April 2013
Keith WrightDuring May the Horror Channel is proudly giving four fright flicks their UK TV premiere. The first is on this Saturday at 10.55pm, Keith Wright's superb shocker Harold's Going Stiff. We spoke to Keith about this acclaimed movie as well as his plans for the future. HC: Did you know from a young age that you wanted to be a director? KW: I was in my early teens when my parents hired a VHS machin...

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Exclusive Interview With Journalist, Producer And Director Calum Waddell
Posted on Sunday 21st April 2013
Calum WaddellWay back in 2008 we spoke to journalist Calum Waddell about his work reporting on the horror entertainment world. Since then Calum has begun to work on creating acclaimed extras for DVD and Blu-ray releases of cult movies. More recently Calum has produced and directed the cracking documentary Slice And Dice: The Slasher Film Forever so we decided it was time to catch up with this talented fe...

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Brand New Interview With Adam Rifkin Co-Director Of Chillerama
Posted on Thursday 11th April 2013
Adam RifkinThe superb shocker Chillerama was given its UK Television premiere last month on the Horror Channel and can be seen on April 11th. This comic horror anthology was directed by four of the most talented directors around at the moment; Adam Rifkin, Joe Lynch, Adam Green and Tim Sullivan. Over four nights we're posting interviews with these fine fellows about this movie and what other projects they'r...

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Brand New Interview With Joe Lynch Co-Director Of Chillerama
Posted on Wednesday 10th April 2013
Joe Lynch CHillerama PicThe superb shocker Chillerama was given its UK Television premiere last month on the Horror Channel and can be seen on April 11th. This comic horror anthology was directed by four of the most talented directors around at the moment; Adam Rifkin, Joe Lynch, Adam Green and Tim Sullivan. Over four nights we're posting interviews with these fine fellows about t...

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Brand New Interview With Tim Sullivan Co-Director Of Chillerama
Posted on Tuesday 9th April 2013
Tim SullivanThe superb shocker Chillerama was given its UK Television premiere last month on the Horror Channel and can be seen on April 11th. This comic horror anthology was directed by four of the most talented directors around at the moment; Adam Rifkin, Joe Lynch, Adam Green and Tim Sullivan. Over the next four nights we're posting brand new interviews with these fine fellows about this movie and wha...

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Exclusive Interview With Artist Matt Dixon
Posted on Tuesday 12th March 2013
Matt DixonMatt Dixon is one of the most in demand concept artists and illustrators around. His work has graced some of the most popular gaming titles around as well as specially commissioned poster art and comic strip covers. His latest book, Girls On Top 2: More Pin Up Art has just been released with a foreword by legendary scream queen Caroline Munro and is a collection of pieces inspired by different sci...

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Interview With Actress And Producer Joanne Mitchell
Posted on Sunday 24th February 2013
jo_mitchellJoanne Mitchell is an accomplished actress who has appeared in countless TV shows. She's also an established writer and Producer but at the moment she's battling zombies in the stunning gut-munching shocker Before Dawn which has been directed by her husband Dominic Brunt. Here, Joanne chats about the movie, how she came up with the initial idea for it and her plans for the future. HC: Before Da...

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Interview With Dominic Brunt Director And Star Of Before Dawn
Posted on Sunday 17th February 2013
dominic_bruntDominic Brunt is known to millions as Paddy from the hit ITV soap Emmerdale. Last year he brought his stunning directorial debut Before Dawn to FrightFest and gained a new legion of fans. This superb zombie shocker was a real highlight and is due for release onto DVD on February 25th. We caught up with Dom to talk about making his first feature, of showing the movie at festivals and what ...

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Tuesday 19th December
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Thursday 21st December
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Sunday 24th December
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