Horror Channel FrightFest 2016 is a little over a month away and excitement is rising as news of events, guests, movies and more continues to emerge.
First up in the latest batch of event announcements is a fantastic lineup of special master classes, demonstrations and panel discussions. UK horror fans will treated to a symposium on ‘Women in Horror’, a ‘Horror Writing Master Class’, and a special effects demonstration from Dan Martin, who worked on Ibiza Undead, which is set to play at the festival.
Beware the Moon filmmaker Paul Davis will celebrate the 35th anniversary of An American Werewolf in London by discussing his new book documenting the making of the film. There’ll also be a Screen International fronted panel discussion on the future of the UK Horror Film Industry, along with the announcement of their ‘Rising Star’ Award.
In addition, three more films have been added to the already packed lineup. Gregg Bishop (Dance of the Dead) brings his latest, Siren, to FrightFest for the European premiere. Bishop has taken the Amateur Night segment from V/H/S and blown it up into a full feature taking us further into the chilling world of occultist Mr. Nyx.
Director Marcus Dunstan follows up The Collection with Neighbour, playing in the UK for the first time here. Dunstan brings back the star of his previous feature, Josh Stewart, along with Starry Eyes lead Alex Essoe for a thriller involving a neighbour and the dark secrets hidden in his basement.
There’ll also be a 4K Arrow restored retrospective screening of HG Lewis' horror classic Blood Feast, while the festival is also showing the world premiere of Marcel Walz’s remake of the film.
FrightFest takes place August 25th – 29th. Check out the website for a full lineup and further details.