13th Aug2020

Grimmfest release official poster for their 2020 online event!

by Phil Wheat

This year has seen every film festival struggling to find ways to present new films to their audience safely, without risk of infection, in the midst of a global pandemic. And after long and serious discussion, Grimmfest will be going ahead in a new format for 2020 – offering a roster of feature film premieres […]

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11th Aug2020

Arrow Video FrightFest announces August 2020 Short Film Programme

by Phil Wheat

The films may be short, but there is no shortage of scares as Arrow Video FrightFest 2020 announces its showcase of the best new short films from the UK and around the world, with six countries representing three continents. From under-the-bed monsters to monsters in front of your eyes, from the sinister and the creepy […]

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29th Jul2020

Arrow Video Frightfest announces line-up for their August virtual event!

by Phil Wheat

The UK’s most popular horror and fantasy film festival celebrates its 21st bloody year with a special Digital edition, showcasing twenty-five films, from Thursday 27th August to Monday 31st August, including seven world premieres and sixteen UK premieres! Ten countries are represented from four continents in a deadly, daring and diverse programme exclusively presented to […]

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14th Jul2020

Grimmfest announce first films for their 2020 virtual festival

by Phil Wheat

This year has seen every film festival struggling to find ways to present new films to their audience safely, without risk of infection, in the midst of a global pandemic. And after long and serious discussion, Grimmfest will be going ahead in a new format for 2020 – offering a roster of feature film premieres […]

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24th Jun2020

Arrow Video FrightFest to go virtual this August!

by Phil Wheat

Today the organisers of Arrow Video FrightFest have announced that the beloved UK horror festival will go virtual over the August Bank Holiday, presenting up to twenty-five films from Friday 28th August to Mon 31st August inclusive. There will also be additional online content including special guest intros, Q & A’s, and a short film […]

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02nd Jun2020

Arrow Frightfest’s August event postponed!

by Phil Wheat

Due to the continuing COVID-19 restrictions on social distancing, Arrow FrightFest’s traditional five day event in August has been regretfully put on hold. Instead, the organisers are planning to expand their traditional all-day Halloween event at the end of October. Alan Jones, co-director, said today: Sadly, we won’t be able to come together and celebrate […]

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20th May2020

Digital Showcase ‘New Game+ Expo’ Announced for June 2020

by Phil Wheat

New Game+ Expo (NGPX), a collaborative initiative of 14 video game publishers based in North America and Japan, will host a digital presentation featuring a lineup of over 40 games that includes new title announcements and live gameplay demos. The showcase will feature on Twitch’s front page on June 23rd 2020 at 8am PDT (5pm […]

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27th Nov2019

First details & guest revealed for Grimmfest 2020

by Phil Wheat

2020 sees Grimmfest reaching the dirty dozen: Twelve years at the cutting edge of genre film. And to celebrate the Grimmfest team have announed that next year’s festival will be bigger, bolder, and bloodier than ever – running from the evening of Wed 7th Oct through to the evening of Sunday 11th Oct at Odeon […]

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14th Oct2019

Grimmfest announce 2019 award winners

by Phil Wheat

This October, Grimmfest, Manchester’s International Festival of Fantastic Film, celebrated its eleventh anniversary with its biggest line-up of film premieres ever, along with audiences to match. Now the Festival Jury’s votes are all in, and the audience ballots all tallied up, Grimmfest have revealed this year’s award-winners: Horror Channel Achievement in Horror Award JEN AND […]

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02nd Oct2019

PLAY Expo Blackpool is turning Japanese in 2019!

by Phil Wheat

PLAY Expo Blackpool, the much-loved retro gaming event born in the resort eight years ago, is returning on October 12 and 13 and rewarding the loyal support of its local visitors, by including wow-factor, never-before-seen Japanese arcade cabinets – a show-first to the Norcalympia Exhibition Centre, whilst evoking memories of the seaside arcade game’s heyday […]

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19th Sep2019

Hero Collector & IDW to debut ‘Star Trek: Year Five’ variant at NYCC

by Phil Wheat

Eaglemoss Hero Collector, the designers, manufacturers and publishers of high-quality collectibles from across the many worlds of pop culture, has partnered with comics and graphic novel publisher IDW to issue the company’s first-ever variant comic cover, one that celebrates the line of highly detailed, precision crafted replicas for which they are best known under the […]

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16th Sep2019

Guest line-up announced for Grimmfest 2019

by Phil Wheat

Grimmfest, Manchester’s festival of fantastic films, will take place at the Odeon Great Northern warehouse from the 3rd – 6th October 2019. Now in its eleventh year, the festival prides itself on bringing the best new genre movies to Manchester, focusing on horror and premiering films that contain shocks, suspense, terror, mystery… and a fair […]

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06th Sep2019

2019 FilmFear lineup announced!

by Phil Wheat

HOME and Film4 have announce the programme for the fourth annual FilmFear season – the biggest programme yet will comprise six days of horror, extreme cinema, cult favourites and special guests coming to Manchester this October. Kicking off the season on Tuesday 29 October will be a special preview of The Lighthouse, director Robert Eggers’ […]

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09th Aug2019

7th Annual Los Angeles Nollywood Film Awards – The Winners

by Phil Wheat

On Sunday, August 4th, the Los Angeles Nollywood Film Association (LANFA) had their film awards ceremony at the historic Miracle Theater at 226 S Market St in Inglewood. Multi-talented and acclaimed filmmaker, King Bassey, is the founder of this international film festival. Celebrities honorees were Kate Linder (The Young and the Restless), Isaac C. Singleton […]

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08th Jul2019

Line-up for Fantasia International Film Festival 2019 revealed

by Phil Wheat

Long-running Montreal genre Fantasia International Film Festival is set to host World Premieres of MYSTERY OF THE NIGHT, BLOOD ON HER NAME, STARE, 1BR, and THE DEEPER YOU DIG; as well as special live appearances from producer Edward R. Pressman, director Ted Kotcheff, and horror host Joe Bob Briggs… Highlights for me include: BLISS. USA […]

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04th Jul2019

Arrow Video FrightFest 2019 announces MASSIVE film line-up!

by Phil Wheat

The UK’s biggest and boldest horror and fantasy film festival, Frightfest, is celebrating its 20th bloody year. This year Arrow Video FrightFest 2019 is back at the Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema from August 22 – August 26; and will be hosting a record-breaking SEVENTY-EIGHT(!) films, embracing fourteen countries and spanning six […]

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02nd Jul2019

Grimmfest announce ‘The Blair Witch Project’ 20th Anniversary Screening

by Phil Wheat

Grimmfest have announced they are to host a special 20th Anniversary screening event to celebrate the release of The Blair Witch Project (1999) at Stockport Plaza, Greater Manchester Twenty years ago, when the internet was in its infancy, the world was held captive by this ‘real-life’ documentary style film which projected the ‘found-footage’ sub-genre into […]

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01st Jul2019

Arrow Video FrightFest 2019 announces opening & closing night films

by Phil Wheat

This year’s Arrow Video FrightFest opens with the UK premiere of Ant Timpson’s deviously edgy stunner Come to Daddy, starring Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie, Martin Donovan and Michael Smiley. Written by The Greasy Strangler co-writer Toby Harvard (based on an idea by Timpson), Elijah Wood puts in a career best performance as thirty-something Norval, who […]

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18th Jun2019

Grimmfest announce first film and guest for 2019 festival

by Phil Wheat

Grimmfest have announced the festival will return on 3rd October 2019 for four days of horror, cult and fantastic films at the Odeon Great Northern, Manchester, UK. As full festival passes go on sale, Grimmfest have revealed their first movie premiere and special guest. Darlin’, the much anticipated follow up to Lucky McKee’s modern horror […]

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14th Jun2019

Werewolf guide to launch at London Frightfest 2019

by Phil Wheat

FrightFest and FAB Press once again join forces to launch The Frightfest Guide to Werewolf Movies, which goes exclusively on sale during Arrow Video FrightFest 2019, Aug 22 – Aug 27. Both the author Gavin Baddeley and filmmaker Neil Marshall, who wrote the foreword, will be present to sign copies. Following the success of the […]

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14th Jun2019

Graham Humphreys’ artwork for Arrow Video FrightFest 2019 revealed

by Phil Wheat

Arrow Video FrightFest 2019 is delighted to present Graham Humphreys’ Aurora Monster-inspired artwork for this year’s annual Bank Holiday event, the UK’s largest celebration of genre cinema, taking place at Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema between Thursday August 22nd & Monday August 26th 2019. Said Humphreys: Emerging each year from the charnal […]

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06th Jun2019

UK’s Frightfest looking for “Fresh Blood”

by Phil Wheat

Arrow Video FrightFest, in conjunction with UK distribution outfit Blue Finch Films and short film funding company Genera, has launched a new initiative to help finance genre short films. Called Fresh Blood, the partners will look to help finance short form projects in the latter stages of development in the bid to discover new voices […]

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