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FrightFest And Icon To Pummel The UK With Genre Film

Genre fans living in the United Kingdom and Ireland are in for a real treat. In fact, I'm jealous. Icon Film Distribution (formerly owned by Mel Gibson) and FrightFest have teamed up in an exclusive partnership to bring genre films... More »
  

FrightFest Glasgow 2015 Review: 88, Two Women, One Body

In British bingo, if the number 88 comes up, the caller will shout, "Two fat ladies!", as a conventional code for the two figures' pictographic appearance. Similarly the title of April Mullen's 88 represents a conundrum in need of decoding:... More »
By Anton Bitel   
  

Frightfest Glasgow 2015 Review: THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE Examines A Harrowing Legacy

Straddling the grey area between found footage and faux documentary, The Atticus Institute purports to investigate the events leading to the sudden closure of an underfunded centre for parapsychological research in 1976, and the disappearance, maybe even demise, of its... More »
By Anton Bitel   
  

Hey, Glasgow! Get Ready For The FrightFest Invasion!

London's premiere horror festival will be making its way to its second home, to bring a weekend of chills and thrills to Glasgow! Celebrating its 10th year in the north in conjunction with the Glasgow Film Festival, this fabulous FrightFest... More »
  

Watch The Gloriously Trippy Sci-Fi Short APHELION POINT

Anyone in attendance at last month's Film4 FrightFest in London would have been treated to a bevvy of brilliant short films (programmed by our very own Shelagh Rowan-Legg no less) in addition to a fantastic array of international horror flicks. Not... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Film 4 FrightFest 2014: And The Winners Are...

Film 4 FrightFest has wrapped for another year and the winners of a multitude of awards were announced yesterday (Tuesday August 26). Everything starts off okay with The Babadook winning Best Film from the films shown on the Main Screen... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Film 4 FrightFest 2014: Watch The Day Five Video Diary

The final day of FrightFest has come and gone, and so those fine festival folk have this wrap up video to share.This time out there's coverage for Nymph: as festival director Alan Jones calls it "The Little Mermaid done as... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Film 4 FrightFest 2014: Day Four Video Diary, Featuring Nacho Vigalondo, Robert Englund, And DR. MOREAU

Day Four of Film 4 Frightfest has come and gone and we have another video to share with you.Nacho Vigalondo talks about his latest film Open Windows with our very own Shelagh Rowan-Legg. Other films include The Samurai, Doc Of The... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

FrightFest 2014 Review: ALLELUIA, A Fire-Charged Thriller

The madness and obsession of love is a recurring theme in Fabrice de Welz's first two films Calvaire and Vinyan, and his latest, Alleluia, continues this trend. Taking on the infamous tale of the Honeymoon Killers (an American couple who conned... More »
  

Film 4 FrightFest 2014: Watch The Day Three Video Diary

More goodies from FrightFest TV on all things gory, ghouly, ghostly and gangly. Yes, it's day three of FrightFest 2014, with coverage and interviews for The Harvest, The Babadook, The Sleeping Room, Starry Eyes, Digging Up The Marrow, plus a... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Film4 FrightFest 2014: Watch The Day Two Video Diary

Digging a bit deeper into the second day of the 2014 edition of Film4 FrightFest, erstwhile video bloggers Chris And Phil feature coverage of The Canal, Julia, The Forgotten, Late Phases, and The Last Showing. Chris And Phil are there chronicling... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Film4 FrightFest 2014 Is Under Way! Watch The Day One Video Diary!

UK genre fans are off to the races with the 2014 edition of the Film4 FrightFest under way and, once again, erstwhile video bloggers Chris And Phil are there chronicling the event with daily video diaries. Day One's subject? Most... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Check Out This Sweet Poster For LOST SOUL - THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY¹S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU

Check out this sweet poster for the upcoming documentary Lost Soul - The Doomed Journey Of Richard Stanley's Island Of Dr. Moreau! Designed by nasties artist Graham Humphreys. Humphreys popped up the other day when we share the posters he... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR, OPEN WINDOWS, THE SIGNAL And More At Film4 FrightFest 2014!

Attention UK genre film lovers! Film4 FrightFest has announced its feature film line-up for 2014, and by jove if it isn't pretty magnificent. Full disclosure, I am a shorts programmer for the festival, so I admit to a bit of... More »
  

Film4 FrightFest Opens With Adam Wingard's THE GUEST

UK horror fans should be getting all revved up for the 15th edition of the Film4 FrightFest right around now and with the festival just around the corner here's a bit of news to whet the appetite: The 2014 edition... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Film4 FrightFest Really, Really Wants You to Turn Your Bloody Phone Off!

So much so, that they've made a competition! While last year, a select group of filmmakers were invited to make short idents "encouraging" patrons to turn off their phones (and it was an amazing set of idents), this year they're... More »
  

Frightfest 2013 Review: ODD THOMAS Panders To The Geek Crowd

Odd Thomas is a film that thinks it's aimed at geeks, a target market who would enjoy a film that wants to be The Frighteners via way of Edgar Wright. Heck, I would enjoy that film. Sadly, Odd Thomas is... More »
  

Frightfest 2013 Review: THE LAST DAYS Presents A Beautiful But Flawed Take On The Apocalypse

Disaster / apocalypse films can be tricky. How much time do you spend on explaining the disaster? Do you investigate and examine the causes and symptoms? Do you give a cursory look at how the world got in trouble and... More »
  

Frightfest 2013 Review: DARK TOURIST Disturbs In All The Right Ways

Why do we slow down to look at car accidents? Why do we put our hands in the moulded handprints of dead celebrities in Hollywood? Why are we obsessed with the lives of serial killers? There are the questions... More »
  

Frightfest 2013 Review: THE DEMON'S ROOK is Trippy, Old-School-DIY Fun

On my way into last night's screening of The Demon's Rook, a friend who had seen it asked me if I was a marijuana smoker. When I said no, he told me it might help with watching the film. Within... More »
  
 
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