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Interview with Sean Nichols Lynch writer and director of Red Snow
Posted on Sunday 5th September 2021
RedSnow-posterFinal film of Arrow Films FrightFest Online Edition 2021 is a fangtastic (sorry) twist on the vampire movie, Sean Nichols Lynch's Red Snow. We had a quick chat about this blood-splattered shocker which has a deep vein of humour running through it. HC: Where did the idea for Red Snow come from? SL: I was trying to get a different horror feature financed and was struggling to get it off the ground. It ...

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Interview with Alex Kahuam writer and director of Forgiveness
Posted on Sunday 5th September 2021
Alex Kahuam 1 ForgivenessDirector Alex Kahuam has brought to Arrow Films FrightFest Online Edition a brutal and intelligent film, Forgiveness. Almost devoid of dialogue, it's an excursion into the raw side of reality. Here he chats about this movie and his plans for the future. HC: Was there one movie you saw when growing up which made you want to go into filmmaking? AK: When we were kids my brother and...

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Interview with Sarah Appleton co-writer and co-director of The Found Footage Phenomenon
Posted on Sunday 5th September 2021
Sarah AppletonThe final documentary of FrightFest Online Edition looks to one of the most misunderstood genres out there. The Found Footage Phenomenon dissects this often over-looked type of movie with interviews from many key players. We chatted to co-writer and co-director Sarah Appleton about this very informative piece. HC: Have you always been a fan of horror movies? SA: Yes, I grew up watching Hammer horror ...

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Taxi rides and crumbling hotels - Day 5 of Arrow Video FrightFest Online Edition: Part 2
Posted on Sunday 5th September 2021
NightDrive-posterAs we enter the final evening of Arrow Films FrightFest Online Edition 2021 there's still plenty to look forward to starting with a belter from directors Brad Baruh and Meghan Leon, Night Drive. Ride-share app driver Russell picks up his Hollywood fare Charlotte... and his whole life turns upside down. Slipping him a wad of cash, she hires him for the rest of the evening. Their first stop at her ex's ...

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Interview with Josh Stifter director of Greywood's Plot
Posted on Sunday 5th September 2021
GreywoodsPlot-1There are a number of monochrome movies at FrightFest this year and one of the stand out ones is Josh Stifter's Greywood's Plot so we had a quick chat with him about it. HC: Was there one movie you saw when you were younger that made you want to be in the filmmaking business? JS: Beetlejuice. I saw it when I was 5 years old. My family all got the flu and my mom went and rented it. This was back in th...

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Interview with Conor Stechschulte writer of Ultrasound
Posted on Sunday 5th September 2021
Ultrasound-1Based on his own graphic novel 'Generous Bosom', Conor Stechschulte has written a tight and tense script for Ultrasound which is showing today at Arrow Films Fright Online Edition. We chatted to him about the process of bringing his original idea to the big screen. HC: Did you know from a young age that you wanted to become a writer? CS: I did! At about 7 or 8 I went from wanting to be a fighter pilot to w...

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Interview with Rob Schroeder director of Ultrasound
Posted on Sunday 5th September 2021
Ultrasound-1The feature debut of Rob Schroeder, producer of Sun Choke and Beyond The Gates, Ultrasound is a startling puzzle box Sci-Fi mystery and playing today at Arrow Films FrightFest Online Event. We chatted to Rob about this chilling movie. HC: Did you know from a young age that you wanted to be in filmmaking? RS: Not really. When I was young, I loved going to the movie theatre every week, but I didn't see filmm...

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Interview with Peter Daskaloff director and co-writer of Antidote
Posted on Sunday 5th September 2021
Peter Daskaloff AnitdotePeter Daskaloff has brought his nerve-jangling movie Antidote to FrightFest Online Eidtion 2021 so we chatted to him about this complex and intriguing movie. HC: What is your writing method when working alongside someone else? PD: I usually write alone. But for Antidote, I had to hire a co-writer because the subject was complex. I needed another set of eyes to look at it from outsid...

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Interview with Francesco Erba writer and director of As in Heaven, So on Earth
Posted on Sunday 5th September 2021
Francesco Erba As In Heaven directorAs In Heaven, So On Earth mixes the found footage genre with incredible animation to deliver a truly unique take on the format. The movie effortlessly moves from its gothic animation to cutting edge technology footage and brings together a tale which is emotional and utterly heart breaking in equal measure. We chatted to its writer and director Francesco E...

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Interview with Casey Dillard actor and writer of Killer Concept
Posted on Sunday 5th September 2021
KillerConcept-2If you managed to catch Driven the other year at FrightFest then you'll need to catch Killer Concept today. Writer Casey Dillard is back alongside director Glenn Payne but this time serial killers are the target. We chatted to Casey about this movie. HC: It's been a couple of years since we last chatted, apart from Killer Concept, what have you been up to? CD: Mostly avoiding Covid and trying to find...

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Interview with Glenn Payne director and actor from Killer Concept
Posted on Sunday 5th September 2021
KillerConcept-posterIf you managed to catch Driven the other year at FrightFest then you'll need to catch Killer Concept today. Director Glenn Payne is back alongside writer Casey Dillard but this time serial killers are the target. We chatted to him about this movie. HC: It's been a couple of years since you brought the superb movie Driven to FrightFest, how was that movie received across the world? GP: Than...

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Interview with Chad Crawford Kinkle writer and director of Dementer
Posted on Sunday 5th September 2021
Chad Crawford Kinkle Dementer Image 2A movie which is bold not only with its storytelling but its casting is playing today at FrightFest. Dementer from Chad Crawford Kinkle, is an emotional, raw and very real feeling movie built around a care home which delivers some of the most effective acting you'll see at the event this year. Here he chats about this superb film. HC: Where did the idea for D...

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Murderous ideas and hypnotic nightmares - Day 5 of Arrow Video FrightFest Online Edition: Part 1
Posted on Sunday 5th September 2021
AsInHeavensoonEarth-posterThe final day of the FrightFest online edition 2021 brings with it a huge range of genres which should cater for everyone's taste in movies. Dementer from Chad Crawford Kinkle is a movie that brings in a realism and rawness that makes it utterly compelling. After fleeing a backwoods cult, a woman tries to turn her life around by taking a job in a care home for special needs adults...

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Interview with Gonzalo Calzada writer and director of Nocturna: Side A - The Great Old Man's Night
Posted on Saturday 4th September 2021
Gonzalo Calzada2One of the best things about FrightFest is the diversity of programming and this year a real gem was to be found. Gonzalo Calzada's emotional movie, Nocturna: Side A - The Great Old Man's Night is a genuinely moving piece of cinema packed with raw heart and pathos as well as a dreamlike narrative. We chatted to Gonzalo about this superb film. HC: Where did the idea for the movie come from? GC: I...

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Interview with Conor Boru, director and co-writer of When The Screaming Starts
Posted on Saturday 4th September 2021
Conor Boru when the screaming startsComedy and horror are two genres many try to meld together and with varying results. Conor Boru's first feature, When The Screaming Starts gets the balance perfect from the very first scene. Here he chats about the movie which is showing as part of the First Blood strand on the Horror Channel Screen at FrightFest Online Event. HC: Are you a big fan of horror mov...

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Interview with Adam Ethan Crow, director and writer of Lair
Posted on Saturday 4th September 2021
Adam CrowThe First Blood strand continues on the Horror Channel Screen at FrightFest with the paranormal picture, Lair. We chatted to its writer and director Adam Ethan Crow about this chilling movie. HC: Why did you choose Lair as your first feature? AC: Moving from making shorts to a feature film is a big deal, so I wanted to tell a relatively contained story that I knew I could tell within the budget and time c...

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First Blood frights and brand new talent - Day 4 of Arrow Video FrightFest Online Edition
Posted on Saturday 4th September 2021
Boy5-posterToday on the Horror Channel screen at Arrow Video FrightFest Online Edition is all about fresh talent as we once again support the First Blood strand. In no particular order here's a quick look at the incredible movies showing during this event. Boy #5 is a raw and emotional combination of urban horror mixed with social commentary from director Eric Ian Steele. a burned-out social worker who has reached the...

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Interview with Mel House, writer and director of Mystery Spot
Posted on Friday 3rd September 2021
Mel House 1In the reality-shattering movie Mystery Spot (showing now at Arrow Films FrightFest on the Horror Channel Screen), writer and director Mel House takes us through every emotional you can think of. We chatted to him about this effective movie. HC: Did you know from a young age that you wanted to work in the industry? MH: Definitely. When I was 8, I saw the original Nightmare on Elm Street in the theater, and...

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Euro thrills and very strange fun parks - Day 3 of Arrow Video FrightFest Online Edition
Posted on Friday 3rd September 2021
Mystery-Spot-posterIt's a bigger slate of movies showing today at the online edition of FrightFest with a larger mix of genres being covered. Here's the pick from the three screens. If you want retro gothic thrills, then Dawn Breaks Behind Her Eyes is the movie you need to see today. A melancholic woman and her bad-tempered husband have just inherited a rundown castle and choose to spend the night before deciding...

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Interview with Kevin Kopacka director and co-writer of Dawn Breaks Behind the Eyes
Posted on Friday 3rd September 2021
Kevin Kopacka Dawn Breaks Behind her Eyes 1Fans of classic 60s and 70s Euro Horror are in for a treat today at Arrow Films FrightFest Online Edition with the showing of Kevin Kopacka's sumptuous movie Dawn Breaks Behind the Eyes. Here he talks about this stylish movie. HC: Did Dawn Breaks Behind the Eyes take long to write? KK: I wrote the script together with Lili Villanyi. It took arou...

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Interview with Graham Skipper actor from Mystery Spot
Posted on Friday 3rd September 2021
GRaham SkipperMulti-talented creative Graham Skipper is a favourite of FrightFest. His work has graced the screens over the last 5 years or so and this year he's starring in another cool movie at the event, Mystery Spot. Here he chats about his part in the movie and his plans for the future. HC: It's been a couple of years since we last chatted, possibly for the movie Bliss, what have you been up to since then? GS: ...

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Interview with Paul Papadeas writer and producer of Laguna Ave
Posted on Thursday 2nd September 2021
Paul PapadeasIf you like your films to be off-the-wall, unpredictable and a bit mad then Laguna Ave is the movie for you. We had a quick chat with writer and producer Paul Papadeas about this monochrome masterpiece. HC: First question I have to ask is where the hell did this idea come from?! PP: Laguna Ave is the first part of a trilogy of "new dark age" scripts that I've written lamenting multiple lost futures tha...

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Interview with Savvas Christou director of Captive
Posted on Thursday 2nd September 2021
Saavos Captive 1When it comes to suburban horror, FrightFest has one of the best ones we've seen in a long time, Savvas Christou's superb movie Captive. We chatted to Savvas about this incredibly intense movie. HC: Where did the idea for Captive come from? SC: It all started back in 2014 in Thessaloniki, Greece - on my way home after a long night-out with friends, I shared a piece of pizza with a delusional hom...

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Twisted reunions and monochrome madness - Day 2 of Arrow Video FrightFest Online Edition
Posted on Thursday 2nd September 2021
Captive-PosterTeam FrightFest have another evening of new genre fun planned for those with a pass with four movies that showcase some incredible creative talents. Over on the Horror Channel screen the evening kicks off with Captive from Savvas Christou. Lily runs away from her abusive father. Just when she thinks she has found help, she ends up locked in a basement by the mysterious Evan. While clearly delusional, Eva...

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Grassroots gore and a crustacean invasion - Day 1 of Arrow Video FrightFest Online Edition
Posted on Wednesday 1st September 2021
The Show-poster2021's "Best of the Fest" celebration starts today at 6pm. Over the next 5 days and across the Horror Channel, Arrow Video Screens and Discover Screens, Team FrightFest are giving us a sublime selection of top-notch genre movies from across the globe. The day kicks off with The Show, where a man of many talents discovers that dreams and reality merge in the strangely haunted town of Northampton, a place...

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Interview with Pierce Berolzheimer writer and director of Crabs!
Posted on Wednesday 1st September 2021
Crabs-posterCreature features are always great fun and Crabs! from director Pierce Berolzheimer, which is showing today at Arrow Video FrightFest Online Event, is one of the best from recent years. We chatted to this very talented guy about this cracking movie. HC: What inspired you to write Crabs!? PB: As a kid I visited Little St. Simons Island in George every summer and the beaches were always littered with Horses...

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Interview with Paul Hunt and Julie Kauffman directors of The Brilliant Terror
Posted on Wednesday 1st September 2021
THE-BRILLIANT-TERRORThe filmmaking process is a long difficult one, but even harder for those working at grassroots level. Paul Hunt and Julie Kauffman's superb documentary, The Brilliant Terror is showing on the Horror Channel Screen today at Arrow Video FrightFest Online Edition today and it takes an in-depth look at this micro-budget genre and the people whose dedication has created some memorable movie moments...

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Interview with Craig David Wallace director of Motherly
Posted on Wednesday 1st September 2021
Craig David WallaceFamily secrets always make for cool movies, especially horror ones. Showing today on the Horror Channel Screen at Arrow Video FrightFest Online Edition is the superb Motherly from Craig David Wallace. Here he chats about this chilling movie. HC: Have you always been a fan of the horror genre? CDW: No! When I was a kid I was totally terrified of them. I was that kid at the sleepover who had t...

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Horror Channel to be Digital sponsor for on-line edition of Arrow FrightFest 2021
Posted on Friday 13th August 2021
FRIGHTFEST ONLINE BANNERFollowing hot on the heels of the physical event at the Cineworld Leicester Square, Arrow Video FrightFest is presenting a five-day online edition, which will take place between September 1 and September 5. This 'Best of the Fest' gives audiences the opportunity to experience this year's genre celebrations at home, while giving others the chance to catch up with the titles they might hav...

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See how music can kill in Sound of Violence
Posted on Friday 23rd July 2021
Sound of Violence CoverIn thrilling new horror Sound of Violence, a young girl recovers her hearing and gains synthetic abilities during the brutal murder of her family. Finding solace in the sounds of bodily harm, as an adult she pursues a career in music composing her masterpieces through gruesome murders. From the mind of talented new writer-director Alex Noyer and featuring a stunning...

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Arrow Video FrightFest 2021 announces second wave of films for August Cineworld event
Posted on Thursday 22nd July 2021
Bloodthirsty-WEB3It's full scream ahead as Arrow Video FrightFest 2021 announces its second wave of hugely anticipated Discovery Screen and First Blood titles - a summer collection of provocative, edgy and transgressive entertainment to die for. There are fourteen World and ten European/International premieres amongst the thirty-four films on offer. Eleven countries are represented, with titles ranging from Canadia...

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FrightFest resurrects its New Blood quest for new writers
Posted on Tuesday 13th July 2021
New Blood 2021 - logoAs Arrow Video FrightFest stalks the dark recesses of the big screen again, the search resumes for new writers in the horror genre through its New Blood initiative. 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 ...

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Arrow Video FrightFest unveils first wave of twenty-five films for August 2021 Cineworld event
Posted on Thursday 8th July 2021
FrightFest 2021 - Poster art-1Arrow Video FrightFest, the UK's biggest horror and fantasy film festival, is back at the Cineworld Leicester Square from Thursday August 26 - Monday 30 August for five days of the very best of global genre cinema. The internationally renowned event leads the way in attesting to the versatility of the genre and, despite the interruptions caused by the pandemic, this year is...

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Graham Humphreys' stunning artwork for Arrow Video FrightFest 2021 celebrates the festival's cinematic return.
Posted on Friday 2nd July 2021
FrightFest 2021 - Poster art-1Arrow Video FrightFest is proud to present Graham Humphreys' stand-out poster design for 2021, which marks the 13th appearance for his iconic Monster. Graham revealed today: "We have a happy monster this year. Though how happy a monster should be in a horror film festival raised the question, what would make the monster happy? Last year's event was not 'live'. This year, w...

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