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Brains...brains...brains!
By James Whittington, Monday 27th August 2007
I’ve just returned from one of the most bizarre and hilarious events I’ve ever been invited to. The Zombie Walk, which was organised to coincide with the premier of the movie The Zombie Diaries, seems to have been a huge success. Hundreds of people got into the spirit of the event and were all made up to look like rotting members of the living dead. No one was safe from this marauding, brain hungry crowd, even people on buses and in diners soon found themselves face-to-face with a member of the undead. Everyone enjoyed the experience and I really can’t wait to see when the next The Zombie Walk will take place.

By the way, did you know that we’re having a Zombie Night in October? On Halloween evening you can tune in to see three of the very best Italian gut munchers made: Zombie Flesh Eaters Parts 2 and 3 plus Zombie Creeping Flesh so make a note in your diaries. Right, I‘m off to see The Zombie Diaries.

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Interview with legendary actress Barbara Crampton
Posted in Frightfest, Interviews, 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?

BC: The best movies reflect our inner world, our hopes, our good intentions, trials and our demons. Growing old and the fear of death is endemic to all, not just the movie industry. Just when you begin to figure it out your back aches, your skin starts to wrinkle and you gain weight...

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Exclusive: Brand new poster for superb thriller Freehold
Posted in Frightfest, 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 heads is a basic human need so why are we all fighting each other over it?

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Booth's Blog: FrightFest season is here!
Posted in Booth's Blog, Monday 14th August 2017

It's that time again!

I cannot believe it is nearly a year since I was presenting at FrightFest which moved to Shepherds Bush temporarily, but is now back at its true 'Dark Heart' the Cineworld and Prince Charles in Leicester Square and I am so excited to read about this years line up and returning FrightFest favourite guests Joe Lynch and Adam Green (cheeky boys those two!)

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For starters the festival organisers have decided to open the 5 day event with a real crowd-pleaser as everyone's favourite pott--mouthed demonic doll is back in Cult Of Chucky. This time the one and only star Jennifer Tilly is in attendance too alongside director Don Mancini and Fiona Douri...

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10 FrightFest flicks for 2017 - Part 1
Posted in Frightfest, Monday 14th August 2017

Heading to Horror Channel FrightFest 2017? Horror Channel Manager Stewart Bridle lists some of the fearful flicks to catch. Here's the first five from his list, the next five we'll post on Wednesday.

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 seems even harder but for what it's worth here's ten of the films that I recommend you treat your eyeballs to.

CULT OF CHUCKY
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Lucio Fulci's Touch Of Death coming to Blu-ray
Posted in News, Saturday 12th August 2017

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Coming to vinyl for the first time, The Hilarious House of Frightenstein.
Posted in News, Saturday 12th August 2017

Groove Vinyl Records has announced that they are to release (for the first time on vinyl) the classic original television show, The Hilarious House of Frightenstein.

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Containing gags, songs and even a bit of education, the show had a cult following and will be released onto vinyl coming in four different colours and covers thanks to Groove Vinyl Records who are working alongside the Vincent Price Estate on this title.

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Graham Humphreys' stunning artwork for Horror Channel FrightFest 2017
Posted in Frightfest, Tuesday 8th August 2017

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Creepshow 2 soundtrack is coming to vinyl.
Posted in News, Tuesday 8th August 2017
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Five new horror talents shortlisted for second FrightFest Screen Genre Rising Star Award
Posted in Frightfest, Tuesday 8th August 2017
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