THE DARK HEART OF CINEMA
26 - 30 August - London

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

LATEST RELEASE - FOR THE SAKE OF VICIOUS - One night of violence she’ll never forget.

An unsuspecting nurse returns home for a night of relaxation after a hard day, only to discover that this is far from the reality which will unfold. It’s Halloween night and her one game of trick or treat is about to get out of hand, as the arrival of a criminal and the man holding him hostage force their way into her home.Pulled into the drama, she must choose a side before it’s too late. But things turn nuclear when the house comes under siege as wave after wave of violent mercenaries descend to free their captive boss.

DVD Release April 19, 2021 | Digital Release: April 19, 2021. Buy the DVD HERE -  Digital Download  HERE

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NEXT RELEASE | INITIATION May 24, 2021 |  Digital HD and DVD.