NEWS FROM FRIGHTFEST FOR 2016 | 2017
30TH SEPTEMBER 2016 - HORROR CHANNEL FRIGHTFEST ANNOUNCES FRIGHTFEST HALLOWEEN 2016
“It's Halloween, and everyone's is entitled to one good scare”, said Sheriff Leigh Brackett in John Carpenter’s 1978 terror classic. Well, ratchet that up to at least 100-plus good scares as FrightFest unleashes a six-pack of cracking horror for their much-beloved Halloween happening at the Prince Charles Cinema, off central London’s Leicester Square, on Saturday October 22nd.
5TH AUGUST 2016 - HORROR CHANNEL FRIGHTFEST ANNOUNCES 2016 SHORT FILM PROGRAMME
With twenty-six films over three days, including seven World, five European and nine UK premieres, Horror Channel FrightFest’s 2016 short film showcase shines a dazzling spotlight on the brave new wave of emerging genre talent, with UK films at its pulsating dark heart.
2ND AUGUST 2016 - HORROR CHANNEL PLANS HOME INVASION OF FRIGHTFEST MOVIES
Horror Channel celebrates FrightFest 2016 with 13 nights of double-bills from the 19th August.
22ND JULY 2016 - SPECIAL EVENTS, MORE MOVIES, GUEST LINE-UP AND REVEALS OFFICIAL PROMO TRAILER ANNOUNCED
Alice Lowe, Paul Hyett, The Ford Brothers, Kate Shenton and Shaun Robert Smith shortlisted for inaugural Screen International Horror rising star award.
13ND JULY 2016 - PROGRAMME CHANGE
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to screen THE WOODS at this year’s FrightFest. However, in association with Metrodome UK, we’re proud to announce that its replacement will be the UK premiere of Koji Shiraishi’s SADAKO VS. KAYAKO, the nerve-jangling Asian ghost busting epic.
We’re also pleased to reveal, that in partnership with Lionsgate UK, FrightFest we’ll be hosting a special preview screening of THE WOODS prior to its UK release.
1ST JULY 2016 - FRIGHTFEST 2016 PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED
From grind house to art-house, feel-good to squeal-good, blockbuster to ghost buster FrightFest returns in all its gory glory, now housed at the 12-screen Vue Cinema at Shepherd’s Bush, West London, from Aug 25 - Aug 29.
24TH JUNE 2016 - GRAHAM HUMPHREY’S STUNNING ARTWORK FOR THIS YEAR’S ANNUAL BANK HOLIDAY EVENT
Horror Channel FrightFest is delighted to present Graham Humphrey’s stunning artwork for this year’s annual Bank Holiday event, the UK’s largest celebration of genre cinema, taking place at the Vue Shepherd’s Bush, between Thurs Aug 25 & Mon Aug 29.
17TH JUNE 2016 - FIVE MORE FRIGHTFEST PRESENTS DVDS SCHEDULED FOR JULY AND AUGUST
Discover true terror from FrightFest Presents this summer as a brand new selection of titles are unleashed onto DVD. Sinister chills and killer thrills await, as FrightFest & Icon once again bring FrightFest home.
6TH JUNE 2016 - FRIGHTFEST AND POSTER SPY ANNOUNCE POSTER COMPETITION
Horror Channel FrightFest, the UK's leading horror & fantasy film festival is teaming up with Poster Spy. Poster Spy is the Internet’s primary source of alternative movie posters. This new collaboration is to launch a very special poster competition with a cash prize ahead of the festival’s annual five-day extravaganza in August at the events new home, the 12 screen Vue cinema in Shepherd’s Bush.
24TH MAY 2016 - FRIGHTFEST HAS A NEW HEADLINE SPONSOR
Horror Channel and FrightFest have agreed a three-year partnership deal, which sees the CBS Studios International / AMC Networks International – UK owned channel become headline sponsor for the UK’s biggest and most popular genre film festival.
11TH MARCH 2016 - FRIGHTFEST HAS A NEW HOME FOR 2016
FrightFest, the UK’s biggest and most popular genre film festival, will be relocating for the 2016 event. our much-loved hub for the past two years, is about to experience some extensive maintenance, so as a viable venue for FrightFest 2016.
11TH JANUARY 2016 - FRIGHTFEST GLASGOW 2016 FILM PROGRAMME AND GUESTS ANNOUNCED - UPDATED 22ND JANUARY
A forest of deepest fears, dark rituals, blood ceremonies epic forces of destructive nature turbo-charged, Hong Kong action, a road kill road show, documented true possession, explosive telekinetic violence, Satanic bedlam, rural American Gothic retro styled body parts, the most controversial remake ever and Stephen King! It’s time to journey to the dark side of your tormented soul as FrightFest goes beyond the pale once more in Glasgow for another screamtastic selection of the finest in contemporary genre cinema.
1ST JANUARY 2016 - FRIGHTFEST PRESENTS UNVEILS SIX NEW TITLES
Following the successful launch of the worlds foremost horror label in October this year the second wave of titles to be released under the FrightFest Presents banner are now officially confirmed.
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