16th Jul2019

Interview: Graham Skipper on ‘Bliss’ and his Top 5 British Horrors!

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host Stuart Wright talks with filmmaker Graham Skipper (pictured above in the awesome The Mind’s Eye) about 5 Great British Horror Films and his latest cinematic and horror related offerings, including the eagerly anticipated Bliss, which sees Skipper re-team with his Almost Human and The Mind’s Eye director Joe Begos, and […]

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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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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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07th May2019

Frightfest Presents… Phase Three in Podcasts!

by Stuart Wright

Following the successful launch of Phase One and Two, the third wave of titles to be released under the FrightFest Presents banner are now officially confirmed. Which give us the opportunity to revisit a couple of Frightfest preview podcasts and get under the hood of these films before they’re available in the UK TERROR OF […]

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01st Nov2018

Frightfest Halloween Interview: ‘Parallel’ director Isaac Ezban

by Phil Wheat

Ahead of the UK premiere screening of Parallel at Arrow Video FrightFest Halloween – which takes place at Cineworld, Leicester Square on November 3rd 2018, director Isaac Ezban discusses the film, making his first English-language feature and directing from someone else’s script. Parallel is the first film you didn’t write yourself (Scott Blaszak did) but […]

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23rd Oct2018

Frightfest Halloween Interview: Julian Richards on ‘Reborn’ and more!

by Phil Wheat

Ahead of the World premiere screening of Reborn at Arrow Video FrightFest Halloween – which takes place at Cineworld, Leicester Square on November 3rd 2018, Julian Richards discusses the torturerous challenges of Daddy’s Girl, why he wishes every actress was like Barbara Crampton and future plans, including directing the English language remake of Rabies. After […]

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30th Apr2018

Frightfest and Signature team for rebirth of ‘Frightfest Presents’

by Phil Wheat

In 2015 it was announced that Frightfest were set to bring us, under a “Frightfest Presents” banner, some of the horrific delights of their Glasgow and London festivals on DVD and VOD thanks to a partnership with Icon Film Distribution. And whilst that partnership did garner a number of releases – including the likes of […]

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26th Jul2017

Official artwork for Frightfest 2017 unveiled

by Phil Wheat

Horror Channel FrightFest has today unveiled this years official artwork for the festival, once again from artist Graham Humphreys, which celebrates a return to one of FrightFest’s former homes (The Empire) and the revival of some familiar characters to the festival line up, such as Chucky, Victor Crowley & Leatherface – all of whom were […]

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30th Jun2017

Frightfest 2017 line-up announced – includes 64(!) films!

by Phil Wheat

Back in the heart of London’s West End for its 18th  ‘adults-only’ anniversary, the world renowned horror and fantasy film festival will take place at the Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema from Aug 24 – Aug 28 2017, taking over five screens to present 64 films including 20 World, 22 European and […]

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07th Apr2017

‘Raw’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella, Laurent Lucas, Joana Preiss, Bouli Lanners, Marion Vernoux, Thomas Mustin, Marouan Iddoub, Jean-Louis Sbille | Written and Directed by Julia Ducournau I’ve read the hype, I’ve heard of the faintings and walkouts. And I have no idea what film those “newsworthy” stories were based around. It’s certainly […]

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09th Mar2017

Glasgow Frightfest ’17: ‘It Stains the Sands Red’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Brittany Allen, Juan Riedinger, Merwin Mondesir, Kristopher Higgins, Andrew Supanz, Michael Filipowich, Nico David, Dylan Playfair | Written by Stuart Ortiz | Directed by Colin Minihan It Stains the Sands Red follows Las Vegas wild child Molly who finds herself stranded in the desert with a ravenously relentless zombie hot on her high heels, after […]

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02nd Mar2017

Frightfest & Fab Press announce ‘The Frightfest Guide to Monster Movies’

by Phil Wheat

Following the success of The FrightFest Guide to Exploitation Movies, FrightFest and FAB Press have once again joined forces to launch The Frightfest Guide to Monster Movies, which goes exclusively on sale during Horror Channel FrightFest 2017, Aug 24th – Aug 28th. This is the second in a planned series of wide appeal books for […]

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28th Feb2017

Glasgow Frightfest ’17: ‘Hounds of Love’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummings, Stephen Curry, Susie Porter, Damian de Montemas, Harrison Gilbertson | Written and Directed by Ben Young It’s 1987, it’s Perth in Western Australia, and seventeen year old Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted from a suburban street by John and Evelyn, a disturbed serial-killing couple. As she observes the dynamic between […]

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28th Feb2017

Glasgow Frightfest ’17: ‘Cage Dive’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Megan Peta Hill, Joel Hogan, Josh Potthoff, Pete Valley, Mark Fell, Tara Wraith | Written and Directed by Gerald Rascionato OK, so you want to know whether or not Cage Dive is for you… Let me get straight to the point before you read any further. Answer the following questions: 1) Do you love […]

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27th Feb2017

Glasgow Frightfest ’17: ‘Happy Hunting’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Martin Dingle Wall, Ken Lally, Kenny Wormald, Connor Williams, Gary Sturm, C.J. Baker, Jeremy Lawson, Michael Tipps, Liesel Hanson, Kenneth Billings | Written and Directed by Joe Dietsch, Louie Gibson Warren is an alcoholic, degenerate, drifter. On his way down to Mexico he finds himself stranded in Bedford Flats a one-horse town deep in […]

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27th Feb2017

Glasgow Frightfest ’17: ‘The Warrior’s Gate’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: David Bautista, Sienna Guillory, Uriah Shelton, Mark Chao, Francis Ng, Zha Ka, Kara Hui, Dakota Daulby | Written by Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen | Directed by Matthias Hoene Filmed in 2015, The Warrior’s Gate sees Jack (Shelton), a bullied teenager mistaken for the video game hero he plays in his favourite game, magically […]

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21st Feb2017

Glasgow Frightfest 2017: Simon Rumley Interview

by Phil Wheat

Ahead of the UK premiere of his latest film Fashionista at Horror Channel FrightFest Glasgow, Simon Rumley reveals why he’s a fan of drugs in film and his planned foray into London gangster land… Fashionista finds you back in Austin after Red White and Blue. What excites you about Austin so much? Could Fashionista have […]

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20th Feb2017

Glasgow Frightfest 2017: Chris Smith Interview

by Phil Wheat

Ahead of the UK premiere of his latest film Detour at Horror Channel FrightFest Glasgow, Chris Smith tells us the importance of FrightFest, his love of ‘film Noir’ and  his hatred of reality TV… FrightFest has premiered all your genre movies Creep, Severance, Triangle, Black Death, except Get Santa obviously. Is this positioning an important […]

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13th Jan2017

Frightfest announce Glasgow 2017 line-up of FOURTEEN films!

by Phil Wheat

Horror Channel FrightFest celebrates 12th year at Glasgow Film Festival with record-breaking fourteen titles – including TEN premieres and a screening of the 4K restoration of Phantasm! FrightFest Passes are £70 and available from noon on Mon January 16th 2016.  Passes cover all films on Fri 24 and Sat 25 Feb ONLY. Tickets for A […]

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03rd Nov2015

Interview: Liam Regan talks ‘Banjo’

by Phil Wheat

If Troma ever remade Drop Dead Fred it would be Liam Regan’s Banjo… so I guess he beat them to it! However, there’s no hard feelings because there’s a cameo from Troma CEO Lloyd Kaufman. In this podcast/interview Nerdly writer and host of the Britflicks podcast, Stuart Wright, talks to Liam about making his first feature […]

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15th Oct2015

‘Lazer Team’ joins Frightfest Halloween event

by Phil Wheat

Fans of Turbo Kid will love the Rooster Teeth collective’s first feature Lazer Team – a cocktail homage to blockbuster sci-fi nostalgia, weird creatures, crude humour and hilarious romance. Directed by Matt Hullum and starring Alan Ritchson, Colton Dunn, Bernie Burns, Gavin Free and Alexandria DeBerry, FrightFest have announced they will be hosting the European […]

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11th Sep2015

Icon announce 3 more ‘FrightFest Presents’ titles

by Phil Wheat

Icon Film Distribution and FrightFest have announced a further three films – all of which are personal faves of mine from this years festival – which will be released under the curated banner FrightFest Presents. The new titles are: Night of the Living Deb, directed by Kyle Rankin starring Maria Thayer (Forgetting Sarah Marshall), Michael […]

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