Category: FrightFest UK

FrightFest 2013 Review: Willow Creek (2013)

Posted on 08/24/13 by Keri 2 Comments

Review: Frankenstein’s Army (2013)

Posted on 08/22/13 by Ben No Comments

The best & worst of FrightFest over the years

Posted on 08/21/13 by Ben No Comments
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By Stephanie Scaife Oftentimes when people ask me what I’m doing for the August bank holiday weekend and I say that I’m going to FrightFest, I get a puzzled look; then when I actually explain what it is, the look of bafflement is replaced with one of disdain. Essentially this is because most people would […]

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Review: You’re Next (2011)

Posted on 08/10/13 by Ben No Comments

FrightFest 2013 Preview: Bring Me The Head Of The Machine Gun Woman (2012)

Posted on 08/07/13 by Keri No Comments
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By Tristan Bishop Grindhouse. It seems to be becoming as reviled a term in horror/cult circles as ‘found footage’. Much has been written on the co-opting of the term from the original meaning (24 hour theatres showing everything from second-run commercial releases to kung fu to XXX films) to the current usage to denote 70s […]

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FrightFest Preview: The Dyatlov Pass Incident (2013)

Posted on 08/07/13 by Keri 2 Comments
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By Stephanie Scaife Yawn… yup, you’ve guessed it, here we have yet another straight to DVD found footage horror film. This alone should be good enough reason to avoid The Dyatlov Pass Incident (or Devil’s Pass, as it is now known) but for my sins, I’ve sat through it and can confirm that there are […]

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Review: No One Lives (2012)

Posted on 08/01/13 by Ben 1 Comment
No One Lives

Review by Tristan Bishop Ryuhei Kitamura is a talented chap. His breakthrough film Versus rocked international audiences back in 2000, blending Yakuza, zombies and breakneck action sequences, and a couple of years later he made Azumi, a wonderfully entertaining ‘female ninja’ story with quirky characters and breathtaking sword fighting. Unfortunately, when handed Godzilla : Final […]

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Full Line-up for FrightFest 2013 Announced

Posted on 06/28/13 by Ben No Comments
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By Ben Bussey The headline says it all. Read on for the rest, straight from the press release… *** Film4 FrightFest 2013, returning for its 4teenth year, is delighted to unveil its biggest line-up in history. From Thurs 22 August to Monday 26 August, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will be at the […]

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Graham Humphreys Artwork for FrightFest 2013 Revealed

Posted on 06/19/13 by Ben No Comments
Frightfest 2013

By Ben Bussey We’ve already learned that The Dead 2: India and Big Bad Wolves will be topping and tailing this year’s FrightFest, and it won’t be long until we get the full line-up of films screening at London’s Empire Leicester Square between Thursday 22nd August to Monday 26th August. Now, here’s another FrightFest annual […]

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FrightFest 2013 – Opening & Closing Films Announced

Posted on 06/14/13 by Ben No Comments
The Dead 2 India

By Ben Bussey It’s a little over two months until Leicester Square is overrun by sweaty miscreants in black, pit-stained Zombi 2 T-shirts… and alas, this writer will not be one of them this year. Never fear though, for while your intrepid UK editor has to miss FrightFest this year, Brutal As Hell will have representation in […]

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FrightFest announce line-up for Glasgow Weekender

Posted on 01/17/13 by Ben No Comments
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By Ben Bussey FrightFest’s February weekend event in Glasgow is typically the first major horror festival event of the year, and this year’s line-up has now been announced. And it’s pretty damn enticing. Scroll on down for the skinny, direct from the press release… *** From Friday Feb 22nd to Saturday Feb 23, the UK’s […]

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UK News: Line-up for FrightFest’s Halloween All-Nighter

Posted on 09/28/12 by Ben No Comments
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by Ben Bussey Stock up on your Pro-Plus, Red Bull and espresso, UK horror fans. No, Freddy isn’t back (as far as I know), but FrightFest have a Halloween all-nighter coming up, for which they’ve just announced the line-up. With the first movie starting at 6.30pm and the last at 5.45am, this one’s going to seperate the […]

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FrightFest 2012 Review: Chained

Posted on 08/30/12 by Ben No Comments

FrightFest 2012 Review: Cockneys vs Zombies

Posted on 08/30/12 by Ben No Comments
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Review by Tristan Bishop Cockneys vs Zombies screened as the second film of Frightfest 2012, following the grim but stunning The Seasoning House, and what a change of pace and mood that was. Cockneys vs Zombies is a film that very much sells itself on its title, and that which it promises it delivers, although […]

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FrightFest 2012 Review: The Seasoning House

Posted on 08/29/12 by Ben 1 Comment
The Seasoning House

Review by Tristan Bishop Special effects artists occupy a strange place in the world of film. Often all but ignored by the mainstream (especially in these days of overdone CGI), the best of them are lauded as heroes by the horror (and sci-fi) communities.  Witness, for example, Gregory Nicotero being (rightly) honoured at this years […]

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FrightFest 2012 Review: American Mary (Nia’s take)

Posted on 08/28/12 by Ben No Comments
American-Mary

Review by Nia Edwards-Behi Editor’s note: following on from Steph’s review, here’s another look at the film from Nia. Two reviews of the same film back-to-back might seem like overkill, but Nia has so much to say on the subject, how could we decline? Just call us the Soskas Appreciation Society – and beware of […]

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FrightFest 2012 Review: American Mary

Posted on 08/28/12 by Ben No Comments
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Review by Stephanie Scaife Although my time at FrightFest was brief this year, I did manage to catch Jen and Sylvia Soska’s eagerly anticipated follow up to their cult debut Dead Hooker in a Trunk (2009), American Mary. This time they’ve forgone the B-movie aesthetic and produced something altogether more polished and unusual: a surreal […]

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