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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27th Jul2015

Frightfest 2015 – Guest line-up announced

by Phil Wheat

What do Barbara Crampton, Rick Wakeman, James Cosmo, Toyah Willcox, Neil Marshall and Bernard Rose have in common? They’re all set to make an appearance at this years London Film4 Frightfest! Scream Queen legend Barbara Crampton (pictured above) is Film4 FrightFest’s special guest icon, appearing in no less than four films in this year’s line-up. […]

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04th Jun2015

Film4 FrightFest 2015 – Artwork & ticket details revealed

by Phil Wheat

If you’ve been reading Nerdly for some time you know that the UK’s premiere horror festival, Frightfest, is a major event for not only the site but me personally. You see London’s Frightfest is, for a horror fan like myself, like Christmas in August! Seeing the mix of new movies, big budget and not-so-big budget, […]

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13th Apr2015

Frightfest and Icon team for ‘FrightFest Presents’

by Phil Wheat

Nice to see we’re setting trends here on Nerdly. After announcing our own foray into VOD, and more importantly into the distribution of unseen, often independent, horror movies, with Nerdly Presents, Icon Film Distribution and FrightFest, the UK’s leading horror fantasy film festival, have announced that they’ve entered into an exclusive partnership that will see […]

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08th Mar2015

Frightfest Glasgow 2015: ‘Clown’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Andy Powers, Laura Allen, Peter Stormare, Elizabeth Whitmere, Christian Distefano, Chuck Shamata, Matthew Stefiuk, Sarah Scheffer, Allen Altman | Written by Christopher D. Ford, Jon Watts | Directed by Jon Watts There’s been a lot of hype surrounding Clown, no doubt because purveyor of gore and grue, Eli Roth (Hostel), has his name attached […]

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02nd Feb2015

Release date announced for Frightfest flick ‘The Sleeping Room’

by Phil Wheat

Following its UK premiere at FrightFest, Second Sight have announced the UK rights acquisition of acclaimed supernatural tale of Victorian revenge, The Sleeping Room. The directorial debut of John Shackleton (Writer/Producer Panic Button) the film will make its UK debut On-Demand and Download on 27th April 2015 and DVD on 11th May 2015. Produced by […]

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21st Jan2015

Line-up announced for Glasgow Frightfest 2015

by Phil Wheat

Kicking off with a special screening on Thursday 26th February and hosting eleven films on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th February, the UK’s favourite horror fantasy festival celebrates ten ‘gore-ious’ years at its second home at the Glasgow Film Festival with an all-exclusive slate of the freshest new horror films around – including three World, […]

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09th Oct2014

Shortcuts to Hell 2 winner announced

by Phil Wheat

At a special invitation-only event Horror Channel, FrightFest, Movie Mogul and Wildseed Studios announced – following a public vote – the winner of Shortcuts to Hell 2, their nationwide search for a talented filmmaker: Joe and Lloyd Staszkiewicz, the brothers behind short film Hubert’s Ghost which, as part of the winning prize, will be turned […]

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