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FrightFest 2016 Announce Their Selection of Shocking Shorts!

We’re just a few weeks away from London’s Horror Channel FrightFest and the lineup has today been bolstered by a captivating selection of shorts. Over three days a total of 26 of these films will play to the horror loving...

XLrator Media Winds up North American Rights For THE WINDMILL

Ahead of its world premiere at FrightFest next month XLrator Media has gotten ahead of the pack and secured the North American rights for Nick Jongerius' horror flick The Windmill. The distributor plans to release the film in October.   ...

BEYOND THE WALLS Trailer: Space and Time Get Warped in Haunted French Mini-Series

The first trailer has appeared for Hereve Hadmar's mysterious French mini-series, Beyond the Walls ("Au-Dela des Murs" in its native country). It looks like a lush and spooky affair that aims to take the haunted house genre to a new place...

FrightFest 2016: New Films, Events and More!

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...

DOWNHILL: This New Trailer Grinds Out Twenty-One Gears of Crazy

Patricio Valladares' horror flick Downhill is fresh off of its world premiere at the Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival and is now gearing up for the next stop on its tour at FrightFest in late August. Valladares recently dropped a...

Horror Channel FrightFest 2016 Announces Full Lineup!

Now entering its 17th year, the UK's première international fantasy and horror film festival returns with another packed lineup of bone-chilling treats. The Horror Channel FrightFest has been keeping its finger on the pulse of the modern horror scene in...

Glasgow FrightFest 2016 Review: PANDEMIC, A Bleak If Derivative Viral Apocalypse

"Just try to think of it as a game. It'll help." This is the unnamed Gunner (Mekhi Phifer) speaking to his unit's new doctor Lauren Chase (Rachel Nichols), as he describes the best mental attitude to adopt while beating people from their moving...

Glasgow FrightFest 2016 Review: ANGUISH Is Two Films In One Body

A mother Sarah (Karina Logue) and her teenaged daughter Lucy (Amberley Gridley) are out driving. "It's not fair!" complains Lucy, upset about the boundaries being imposed on her adolescent conduct. This leads Sarah to cite the traditional saying amongst the...

Natalie Dormer's THE FOREST Leads Killer Lineup For Frightfest Glasgow

Attention Glasgow, Scotland. If you need something to get all that saccharin aftertaste of Valentine's Day out of your system then Frightfest has the solution. At the end of February they have put together a great lineup of current horror...

Watch Adorably Evil Kids In Horror Short PARTY 85

One of the highlights of being a programmer is bringing back filmmakers whose work you love, and love to see develop. Last year, for the FrightFest shorts, we screened Dan Auty's Aphelion Point, a trippy throwback to 70s sci fi,...

Film4 FrightFest Announces Their Halloween Event Lineup!

Hey London genre freaks! Do you need a jump start to the week leading up to Halloween? Well boy howdy do the folks at Film4 FrightFest have an event for you. The Film4 FrightFest Halloween Event happens on Friday, October 24th...

FrightFest 2015 Dispatch: FRANKENSTEIN, ROAD GAMES, SCHERZO DIABOLICO, And More

Four days in, and FrightFest has entered that bleary-eyed state of exhaustion where everything, on or off screen, seems hallucinatory, and conversations outside the cinema take on a rambling, incoherent trajectory. Everyone is starting to assume the muttered drawl and...

FrightFest 2015 Review: A FAVOR Engenders Favour

One of our own, the incorrigibly wicked Izzy Lee, is back with another macabrely mirthsome short film - A Favor - which just screened at no less a "dark heart of cinema" than FrightFest. Though I have only seen Lee's most...

FrightFest 2015 Dispatch: CHERRY TREE, THE UNFOLDING, NEVER LET GO, And More

So here we go again. FrightFest 2015 will present 76 features (and sundry shorts and special events) spread over six screens in four and a half days. It's the very best - and some of the worst - that (mostly...

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...

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:...

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...

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...

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...

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...