Category: Film Fests

Manchester Triple Six Horror Festival 2017 announces Richard Stanley as special guest

Posted on 12/01/16 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey The last couple of years have seen a most welcome resurgence of interest in Richard Stanley, the writer-director who was poised to be one of the leading lights of 1990s horror before the spectacular crash-and-burn that was The Island of Doctor Moreau, all of which is chronicled in the excellent 2014 documentary […]

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Celluloid Screams 2016 Review: I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)

Posted on 10/27/16 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey Anonymous small-town middle America: always the last place anyone anticipates crazy things happening, yet more often than not the first place crazy things happen in horror fiction. Stephen King’s main stock-in-trade for much of his career has been presenting us with an average, humdrum little place, going to lengths to ensure we’re […]

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Full line-up for Abertoir Horror Festival 2016 revealed

Posted on 10/26/16 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey It’s less than three weeks until BAH’s favourite horror festival Abertoir takes over the Aberystwyth Arts Centre in Wales – and now, we’re delighted to able to share the full festival line-up with you, which was made official just this evening. Some of it we already knew about, such as the presence of […]

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Celluloid Screams 2016 Review: Creepy (2016)

Posted on 10/26/16 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey Just when you thought ‘Sinister’ was the most generic horror title you’d ever heard… but, much as was the case with Scott Derrickson’s 2012 film, this may belie a film which sports more surprises than you might initially expect. That’s pretty much where the similarities with Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s latest film end, however; […]

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Celluloid Screams 2016: Ben and Keri talk aboot Yoga Hosers (2016)

Posted on 10/25/16 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey and Keri O’Shea Sheffield horror festival Celluloid Screams hosted a screening of Kevin Smith’s (how to put this generously) somewhat divisive latest movie Yoga Hosers, starring the writer-director’s daughter Harley Quinn Smith and Lily-Rose Depp (daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, who also co-star) in a reprise of their roles from […]

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Abertoir hosting UK premiere of Kurando Mitsutake’s Karate Kill

Posted on 10/20/16 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey At last, some news we’ve been busting to tell for a while now. Our good friends at Abertoir Horror Festival in Aberystwyth have been revealing their 2016 schedule a bit at a time, and have now made it public that their November flagship event will include the UK premiere of one of […]

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Luigi Cozzi’s FantastiCozzi & Blood on Méliès’ Moon coming to Abertoir

Posted on 09/28/16 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey Some pretty cool news from our friends at Abertoir today: the Welsh horror festival is set to host a double bill of new movies from Luigi Cozzi, AKA Lewis Coates. In his heyday he was responsible for such barking mad Italian exploitation epics as Contamination, Starcrash and Hercules (the one with Lou […]

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The first London East Asian Film Festival boasts impressive genre highlights

Posted on 09/21/16 by Ben
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By Nia Edwards-Behi The first full edition of the London East Asian Film Festival has just announced its line-up, following previous revelations of a Park Chan-wook retrospective and its opening gala, Kim Jee-woon’s The Age of Shadows, taking place at the Odeon, Leicester Square, on October 20th. The programme boasts films from across a diverse […]

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Line-Up Announced For Abertoir Cardiff Halloween Event

Posted on 09/18/16 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey Longtime readers of BAH will know we’re good friends with Abertoir, the Welsh horror festival which takes over Aberystwyth Arts Centre every October. But on top of this, the team also have an annual event in Cardiff around Halloween, for which they’ve just revealed the line-up for the 30th October all-dayer at […]

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Celluloid Screams Sheffield Reveal 2016 Festival Line-Up & Poster Art

Posted on 09/09/16 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey That’s right, we’ve got some more awesome UK horror fest news coming at you, as Sheffield’s Celluloid Screams have revealed what attendees can look forward to at the Showroom Cinema from Friday the 21st to Sunday the 23rd of October. Individual showtimes have not yet been announced, nor are individual tickets on […]

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Passes On Sale For Mayhem, Nottingham – Full Line-Up Revealed

Posted on 09/08/16 by Ben
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By Nia Edwards-Behi News on the UK genre festival season continues with the announcement of Mayhem Film Festival’s full line-up. Taking place each year at Nottingham’s Broadway cinema, Mayhem offers 4 days of, well, exactly that – cinematic mayhem, taking in horror, sci-fi, action and all sorts in between. Early bird passes are currently on-sale […]

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Full Line-Up Announced For Grimmfest 2016; Passes Now On Sale

Posted on 09/02/16 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey It’s UK festival season alright. We’ve already had our first hints of what Wales’ Abertoir has in store, as well as the genre highlights of the BFI London Film Festival; and now we’ve got the complete line-up for Manchester’s Grimmfest, flagship event of Grimm Up North. And as you might expect, there […]

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Genre Highlights at BFI London Film Festival Include Dearest Sister & The Void

Posted on 09/01/16 by Ben
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By Nia Edwards-Behi Just this morning the full line-up for the BFI London Film Festival was announced, and it is a cracking year for genre fare at the prestigious fest. You can head on over for a scour through the programme yourself on the BFI’s website, but below are a hand-picked selection of highlights to […]

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Abertoir 2016 To Host The Beyond Live With Fabio Frizzi

Posted on 08/31/16 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey With London’s FrightFest now behind us, UK horror fans can now look forward to the horror film festival season starting in earnest in the coming autumn – and as longtime BAH readers will now, we’re particularly well-acquainted with Abertoir, the annual Welsh festival co-directed by our own Nia Edwards-Behi, which takes over […]

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Check Out the Bram Stoker International Film Festival this Halloween…

Posted on 07/27/16 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea We’re approaching that time of the year again when the horror fan’s autumn schedule becomes a going concern, so no doubt you can expect several posts of this nature to follow on the site whilst you decide where you’ll be going and what you’ll be doing when you get there. One of […]

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FrightFest Release 2016 Festival Trailer, Announce Guest List & Events

Posted on 07/22/16 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey Frightfest (or, to use its official new title, Horror Channel FrightFest) is only about a month away, and a newly released sizzle reel has given us some indication of what attendees can look forward to. And, believe it or not, it’s a whole lot of horror movies. Shocker, I know. In addition, […]

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FAB Press & FrightFest Unite For Exploitation Movie Guide

Posted on 07/05/16 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey The biggest brand name in UK horror teams up with the premier publisher of cult movie-related books; it’s certainly a tantalising prospect. In what promises to be the first in a series of FrightFest Guide books, FAB Press are set to release The FrightFest Guide To Exploitation Movies, penned by FrightFest’s own […]

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