Category: Film Fests

Abertoir Horror Festival 2015 Poster Revealed

Posted on 09/25/15 by Ben
Abertoir 2015

By Ben Bussey The tenth anniversary Abertoir is now less than two months away – and while we still don’t know the full line-up of the six day long Aberystwyth horror love-in, we might be able to pick up a few hints of what’s in store from their newly released poster, once again the work of […]

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Toronto After Dark Announce First Wave of Movie Madness

Posted on 09/15/15 by Ben
Toronto After Dark 2015

By Ben Bussey We’re an odd little site; founded by a pair of Americans, both of whom have since flown the nest, BAH is now edited by an Englishman and a Welsh woman (sounds like the start of a joke, doesn’t it?) with a largely UK based writing team. As such, particularly when it comes […]

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Full Line-Up Announced for Celluloid Screams 2015

Posted on 09/14/15 by Ben
Celluloid Screams 2015

By Ben Bussey We’re a little late with this news – but, as you’re hopefully aware, we have good reason to be. Still, we’re not going anywhere and normal services must resume, so here’s the pretty amazing schedule for this year’s Celluloid Screams in Sheffield, boasting many of the most eagerly anticipated new movies on […]

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Festival Report: FrightFest 2015 (Part 2 of 2)

Posted on 09/08/15 by Ben
Frightfest 2015

By Stephanie Scaife Click here to read part one of Steph’s FrightFest 2015 report. Abner Pastoll’s Road Games was a pleasant surprise, an interesting UK/French production that is not (as I’d thought) a remake of the 1981 Jamie Lee Curtis film of the same name. Instead Road Games is about Jack (Andrew Simpson), an English […]

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Festival News: Full Line-Up for Mayhem 2015 Revealed

Posted on 09/07/15 by Ben

By Nia Edwards-Behi It sure is horror festival season here in the UK – we’ve got another line-up to reveal today, from the fine folks at Mayhem. We’ve already gawped at the amazing unmade Dracula script-reading that the Nottingham festival has planned, and now they’ve revealed their full schedule and cor, is it good. The […]

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Grimm Up North Announce Grimmfest 2015 Line-Up

Posted on 09/03/15 by Ben
Grimmfest 2015

By Ben Bussey September’s here, Frightfest has been and gone, and that means the autumn is drawing in – and with it, the UK horror fest season. One of the biggies on the British horror calendar is Manchester’s Grimmfest, flagship event of Grimm Up North, and they’ve just revealed what’s in store for festival goers […]

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Festival Report: FrightFest 2015 (Part 1 of 2)

Posted on 09/01/15 by Ben
Frightfest 2015

By Stephanie Scaife Since I started attending FrightFest all the way back in 2003, it’s always been a real mixed bag – for all the awful to middling films you sat through, you were always guaranteed at least a few gems. Over the years these have included such titles as Oldboy, Wolf Creek, Pan’s Labyrinth, […]

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Turbo Kid speeding onto UK DVD, Blu-Ray & Download

Posted on 08/26/15 by Ben

By Ben Bussey One of the most talked-about, eagerly anticipated films of the upcoming Film4 FrightFest has been Turbo Kid, a cartoonish 80s-style post-apocalyptic adventure that reportedly blows the roof off with its gore quota, from directorial trio François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell. On the one hand, I do wonder if we’ve had […]

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First Titles Announced for FrightFest Presents VOD Imprint

Posted on 08/25/15 by Ben

By Ben Bussey It’s been just over four months since we first heard the promising news that FrightFest were teaming up with Icon Entertainment to launch FrightFest Presents, a new digital imprint dedicated to… well, you know what genre it’s going to be dedicated to. And now we know what the first titles released under […]

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Abertoir Festival to screen The Descent – in a MINE!

Posted on 08/21/15 by Ben
The Descent - Natalie Mendoza, Shauna MacDonald

By Ben Bussey Stuff your Secret Cinema up your arse. If this doesn’t sound like the most badass cinema experience of the year, I’d like to know what does.* Our friends at Abertoir Horror Festival in Wales are not only celebrating their own tenth anniversary, but also the tenth anniversary of Neil Marshall’s magnificent sophomore […]

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Victoria Price returning to Abertoir Horror Festival

Posted on 08/19/15 by Ben

By Ben Bussey Our good friends at Welsh horror festival Abertoir have long been known for their devotion to all things Vincent Price, so it’s little surprise they’d want to celebrate the late, great master once again for their tenth anniversary bash this year. So it is that his daughter Victoria Price has been summoned back […]

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Jonathan Rigby to narrate long-lost Hammer Dracula script at Mayhem Film Festival

Posted on 08/13/15 by Ben
Dracula Christopher Lee Hammer

By Nia Edwards-Behi WOW. How’s this for an amazing festival event? Nottingham’s Mayhem Festival has just announced a live-reading of an unmade Hammer Dracula script, written by Anthony Hinds. The reading will be performed by the Hammer expert, author and actor Johnathan Rigby. The event is a collaboration between Mayhem and Hammer Films, CATH (Cinema […]

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FrightFest 2015: Nia’s Top Picks & Must-Sees

Posted on 07/30/15 by Ben

By Nia Edwards-Behi FrightFest is the place to see the largest array of horror and genre films on the big screen in the UK. Any film festival can be a marathon feat of endurance, but it’s always even more painful when you’re trying to decide between films and squeezing as much as you can between […]

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Barbara Crampton heads up guest list of Frightfest 2015

Posted on 07/24/15 by Ben

By Ben Bussey There are scream queens, then there are scream queens, and then there’s Barbara Crampton. From her signature work as Stuart Gordon’s leading lady of choice, to her contemporary roles in the likes of You’re Next, she remains one of the iconic horror actresses ever – and, given she stars in, count ’em, […]

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Abertoir Announce Opening Night Concert Frizzi 2 Fulci

Posted on 07/23/15 by Ben
Abertoir - Frizzi 2 Fulci

By Ben Bussey If there’s one thing even more memorable about Lucio Fulci movies than the gore, it’s those gloriously eerie electronic soundtracks from the musical master Fabio Frizzi. If you’re a fan, there’s quite the treat in store on the opening night of this year’s Abertoir – and it’s a suitably epic opener for […]

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This could get messy – Landmine Goes Click trailer and poster

Posted on 07/08/15 by Ben
Landmine Goes Click

By Ben Bussey On the bill at this year’s Film4 Frightfest is Landmine Goes Click. It’s the debut solo film from Levan Bakhia, co-writer and director of 2011’s 247°F, and in common with that movie we have another tale of individuals trapped in a very real life-or-death scenario: where 247°F had a bunch of carefree […]

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Full line-up announced for Film4 Frightfest 2015

Posted on 07/02/15 by Ben
FF 2015 - poster artwork - WEB-1

By Ben Bussey That’s right, it’s here. All you boppers planning to head down to Leicester Square this August Bank Holiday Weekend, now you learn what’s waiting for you. Pardon me while I cut and paste the press release… Bigger, bolder, bloodier…Film4 FrightFest 2015 marks its 16th year with its largest line-up ever. From Thurs […]

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