Festivals: Frightfest

FrightFest 2021: CENSOR's Prano Bailey-Bond Wins FrightFest Screen Genre Rising Star Award

Prano Bailey-Bond and her film Censor have appreciated enormous success since its world premiere at Sundance at the beginning of the year. Last night, on home turf at FrightFest, Bond was awarded the 2021 Screen Genre Rising Star Award.   ...

Shudder Acquires SLAPFACE And THE ADVENT CALENDAR Ahead of FrightFest Premieres

Shudder remains hard at work, bringing subscribers some of the best the festival circuit has to offer this year. Today we get news that they have acquired Slapface and The Advent Calendar. Both films are set to play during Arrow...

CRABS!: An Ode to a Horror Classic And a Wee Bit of Blood in Our First Look

Our friends at Raven Banner Entertainment have given us the first look at Pierce Berolzheimer's debut feature film 'Crabs!'.   A horde of murderous crab monsters descend on a sleepy coastal town on Prom night, and only a ragtag group...

THE LAST RITE Trailer: Leroy Kincaide's Debut to Premiere at Arrow Video FrightFest

Leroy Kincaide's The Last Rite is set to have its world premiere at the famed Arrow Video FrightFest next month. This is the writing and directorial debut of the British ex-pro wrestler. Today the teaser trailer have come our way....

Arrow Video FrightFest 2021: Second Wave Hits With Fourteen World Premieres!

Oh boy! The second wave of Arrow Video FrightFest 2021 is here and it is chock full of so many good and promising genre treats for attendees this year.    As diverse and eclectic as the countries they come from...

FrightFest 2021: London Genre Fest's NEW BLOOD Screenwriter Initiative Returns

Never let anyone downplay the importance of the horror screenwriter. You could have the flashiest, prettiest, moodiest looking or goriest horror flick on the planet but without a good story then it’s all just window dressing, a grotesque Faberge egg...

Arrow Video FrightFest 2021: Blomkamp's DEMONIC to Open London Genre Fest

Apart from the reality that England is heading into the Euro final this Sunday and could win it all, the other exciting news this week coming from the island nation was the first twenty-five titles for this year's Arrow Video...

LUCKY: Watch The Trailer For Natasha Kermani's Awesome Slasher Thriller, See it on Shudder March 4th

Natasha Kermani's unique take on the slasher genre, Lucky, will be available on Shudder next week, March 4th. A trailer was released to lead into the release. Check it out below.    Kermani's terrific slasher thriller was written by her...

The Great Festival Rebound of 2020: Let The Anarchists Speak

We are not at Sundance right now. However, we do have Anarchists who are covering the festival lineup. IFF Rotterdam started today and we won't be there either. But, we do have an Anarchist all raring to go and cover...

The Great Festival Rebound of 2020: Chapter One - The Film Festivals

2020 was some kind of year.    There were more pressing matters, of course, but as a film site - any film site - we live and breathe by the beat of the film festival circuit. So as the year...

Arrow Video FrightFest 2020: Lineup Starts With SKY SHARKS And Looks Bloody Good

Some 25 films have been announced to celebrate the 21st bloody year of a beloved genre film festival. As we heard in June, Arrow Video FrightFest is going virtual for its next edition, which will be held, as is tradition,...

BENNY LOVES YOU Trailer: Check Out This Killer Doll Horror Comedy From The UK

Take a moment to watch this trailer for Karl Holt's killer doll horror comedy Benny Loves You which will be hitting the festival circuit this Summer. This is his feature film debut which he wrote and directed. Holt also takes...

HARPOON Trailer: Catch Rob Grant's Dark Comedy This October

Rob Grant's lost-at-sea love triangle thriller Harpoon sales into cinemas, bluray & VOD this October. Last week a new trailer was released. We are a bit tardy with the news but what is a week between friends?    Rivalries, dark...

A NIGHT OF HORROR: NIGHTMARE RADIO: A Very Pretty Poster For Horror Anthology

The new horror anthology A Night of Horror: Nightmare Radio will have its world premiere at the Nocturna Madrid Fantastic Film Festival in Spain.    The collection of short films comes with a new wrap around story created by the...

MARY: RLJE Films Acquires Sea-Faring Thriller Starring Gary Oldman And Emily Mortimer

RLJE Films have acquired Michael Goi's thriller Mary for theatrical and digital distribution this October. Mary will have its world premiere at FrightFest in August.      Michael Goi is returning to feature film making with this new thriller. Honing...

Arrow Video FrightFest Announces 20th Year Line-up

Big, bold, horror, fantasy, Dario Argento. What's not to love about the 20th year line-up of Arrow Video FrightFest? Sure, there are higher-profile titles that will open in the U.S. this year, including Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark...

AUTOMATA: Watch The New Trailer For The Arrow Video FrightFest Entry

Yesterday, Arrow Video FrightFest announced their lineup during the Glasgow Film Festival at the end of February. Among the titles announced was the world premiere of Lawrie Brewster's Automata.    Shortly after the announcement Brewster passed along the brand new...

Arrow Video FrightFest 2019: LORDS OF CHAOS and THE WITCH: PART 1 Lead Glasgow Film Festival Lineup

Arrow Video FrightFest returns to the Glasgow Film Festival at the end of February and they have just announced their lineup. Festvial circuit hot ticket Lords of Chaos will open their program. It is such a hot ticket with the...

Festival Diary: Arrow Video FrightFest Day 5 - CLIMAX, CRYSTAL EYES, THE DARK

The fifth and final day of FrightFest wrapped up a packed weekend of festivities in fine style. Monster Squad fans got their fill from the European Premiere of documentary Wolfman’s Got Nards from child star turned director Andre Gower. The...

Festival Diary: Arrow Video FrightFest Day 4 - THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT, HAMMER HORROR: THE WARNER BROS YEARS, TERRIFIED

It was the penultimate day of FrightFest and the incessant rain did nothing to deter horror fans and genre aficionados from swarming back to Leicester Square for a fourth helping of cinematic excess. Sunday witnessed the English Premiere of John...