FrightFest is the U.K.'s largest and brightest fantasy and horror film festival. From its first festival in 2000 at the Prince Charles cinema in central London, 23 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 by horror fans for horror fans. This hasn't 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 media grasps this too, and the festival is supported by many 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 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 one hundred lists and MovieMaker Magazine's top 50 genre festivals of 2022. 

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


Directed by John Berardo
Starring , Lochlyn Munro, Yancy Butler, Jon Huertas  (CERT 18), 97 mins, 2020.

One night, do no harm… for one junkie nurse that’s not an oath she’s willing to keep.

Sex, drugs and cyber-bullying collide in this edgy slasher about a cruel social media game that spins out of control. Initiation sees Whiton University unravel on the night a star-athlete is murdered in the wake of a buried assault allegation, kicking off a spree of social media-linked slayings. As a masked killer targets students across campus, a trio of sorority sisters races to uncover the truth behind the school’s hidden secrets — and the horrifying meaning of an exclamation point – before they become the next victims. A thought-provoking thrill ride. 

From May24 on DVD and Digital HD

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