THE DARK HEART OF CINEMA

FrightFest is the U.K.’s most significant and brightest fantasy and horror film festival. From its first festival in 2000 at the Prince Charles cinema in central London, 22 years later, the festival has evolved into a vibrant community where audiences and guests alike travel from all over the world to be part of the event’s unique atmosphere.

When FrightFest was first created, the mission statement was simple: A film festival run by horror fans for horror fans, and all these years later, this has not changed. Filmmakers and distributors see this and understand the unique opportunity it gives them to showcase their films to a passionate, vocal, like-minded crowd that keeps growing. The press grasps this too, and the festival is supported by many media partners eager to discover the latest talent.

As the title of our event suggests, we feature horror films, but not exclusively. Our audience also likes to see fantasy and sci-fi films and are particular to the odd bloody thriller. We have four strands. Main, Discovery, First Blood and Short Films.

As well as many one-off screenings, the festival holds three events each year. Our Scottish Glasgow based mini-festival each March, our five-day 70 + film extravaganza in central London over the late August bank holiday and a two-day event on the nearest weekend to Halloween.

The festival is recognised as one of the top genre film festivals worldwide. The festival features in the Film Freeway and Dread Central top hundred lists and MovieMaker Magazine’s top 50 genre festivals of 2021. 

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FRIGHTFEST PRESENTS

Signature Entertainment and FrightFest team up to bring curated festival hits to UK audiences.

LATEST RELEASE - BROIL - From the Producer of IT FOLLOWS comes a killer family reunion not to be missed.  

Chance (Avery Konrad) is looking to sever ties with family for good. Easier said than done when your family is a clan of immortals run by a bloodthirsty patriarch (Timothy V. Murphy). With a reunion on the cards, head of the family August finds himself in the crosshairs as his scheming wife and relatives attempt to dethrone him.

A meal 5,000 years in the making and the most dangerous person in the house may be the one everyone least suspects.

DVD Release: February 15, 2021 | Digital Release: February 15, 2021.

COMING SOON - FOR THE SAKE OF VICIOUS - DVD Release: April 19, 2021 | Digital Release: April 19, 2021.

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