Category: FrightFest UK

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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Line-Up Announced For Horror Channel FrightFest 2016

Posted on 07/01/16 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey It’s that time of year again, when here in the UK (I think we can still call it that for now) the horror festival season starts kicking into gear with London’s FrightFest, landing in Leicester Square over the August Bank Holiday weekend. 2016 marks the 17th consecutive year for the event, and […]

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New Sizzle Reel For FrightFest Presents VOD Platform

Posted on 10/13/15 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey At the stroke of midnight on 19th October, FrightFestPresents.com will release its first six titles for VOD. In conjunction with Icon Home Entertainment, the biggest name on the British horror fest scene are now bringing some titles from their 2015 flagship event into the digital realm for all to see – and the […]

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Festival Report: FrightFest 2015 (Part 2 of 2)

Posted on 09/08/15 by Ben
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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 Report: FrightFest 2015 (Part 1 of 2)

Posted on 09/01/15 by Ben
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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
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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
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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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FrightFest 2015: Nia’s Top Picks & Must-Sees

Posted on 07/30/15 by Ben
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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
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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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This could get messy – Landmine Goes Click trailer and poster

Posted on 07/08/15 by Ben
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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
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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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FrightFest and Icon Film Distribution join forces with FrightFest Presents

Posted on 04/13/15 by Ben
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    By Ben Bussey VOD in the UK potentially just got a bit more interesting, as Icon Film Distribution (responsible for bringing such notable recent titles as The Guest, The Babadook and It Follows to screens) and FrightFest (responsible for – well – FrightFest) have announced they will be collaborating on a new digital […]

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Festival Report: FrightFest 2014 Round-Up, Part 2

Posted on 08/28/14 by Ben
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By Stephanie Scaife If you missed the first part of Steph’s FrightFest 2014 report, click here; otherwise, read on… Life After Beth had received some fairly lacklustre reviews in the mainstream press so I went in with low expectations, only to find myself pleasantly surprised. Dane DeHaan stars as Zach, a young man who has […]

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Frightfest 2014 Review: The Green Inferno (2013)

Posted on 08/24/14 by Ben
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Review by Karolina Gruschka Every year I promise myself that I will attend the next FrightFest. But each time August approaches, I realise that I do not have the funds for it, yet again. This year, to make up for it, I decided to at least treat myself to one movie. Despite a few film […]

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Festival Report: Frightfest 2014 Round-up Part 1

Posted on 08/23/14 by Keri
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By Stephanie Scaife It’s that time of year again…yes, FrightFest is here and like Christmas, it seems to come around quicker each year. Having been a regular since 2003 I’ve seen the festival go through many changes and this year has seen some major ones. Firstly, you can say good bye to a single screen […]

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DVD Review: Hammer of the Gods (2013)

Posted on 09/03/13 by Ben No Comments
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Review by Ben Bussey Can’t you just picture the scene? Bunch of filmmakers sitting around, just watched an episode of Game of Thrones, opened a few beers, put Led Zeppelin III on… voila. Well, okay, perhaps a little more thought went into Hammer of the Gods then that. Presumably someone also threw the Cliff’s Notes […]

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