Well, none of us saw that coming did we?

Even though 21 years of curating FrightFest, searching the world for the most surprising and unusual movies with left-field plot twists should have forewarned us, who’d have thought that Covid 19 would deal the biggest shock of them all?

It’s been like all the worst nightmares our beloved FrightFest friend George A. Romero dreamt up – with one major difference. Who knew living through a global apocalypse would mean still having to pay the bills!

First off Team FrightFest hopes that you and yours have kept safe and well through the past couple of unparalleled and extraordinary events. For anyone who has been touched by the illness, our deepest sympathies are with you.

We knew pretty much early on in the pandemic that it would be well nigh impossible to mount a socially distanced FrightFest, a streamlined one to keep everyone out of harm’s way. Yet we clung to the hope that the trajectory of the virus in the UK might improve enough to salvage something to celebrate our amazing 21st Anniversary. But then the sad key to that closed door meant we had to think out of the box and like many other film festivals this year, an online digital experience seemed to be the best solution.

While we know the FrightFest community thrives on the interactions that happen between, before and after films with their best friends, reserved seat neighbours and newbies welcomed with open arms, we also know that spirit, envied throughout the fantasy film festival circuit, will be captured with our ambitious programme of world and UK premieres, First Bloods, sneak previews and special events including panel discussions and podcasts.

So welcome to FrightFest 2020, where reality is virtual and our even closer reconnection is virtually guaranteed.

Team FrightFest.

 

WELCOME TO FRIGHTFEST Its August so it must be FrightFest time, but this year It's FrightFest with a difference. Welcome to Arrow Video FrightFest: Digital Edition.

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SHORT FILMS FrightFest wouldn’t be FrightFest without our world famous Short Film Showcases.  Shelagh Rowan-Legg the FrightFest short film programmer briefly runs us through the content the  August's 2020 showcases.



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HORROR CHANNEL is the number destination for horror on the  tele. Channel manager Stewart Bridle welcomes FrightFest into his home in August.


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JESSE O’BRIEN FrightFest is delighted to be hosting the UK premiere of TWO HEADS CREEK, a playfully dark cannibal horror comedy. Director Jesse O’Brien talks about the joys of cannibal karaoke, tackling immigration issues and filming in a haunted hotel.

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FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS The UK’s most popular horror and fantasy film festival celebrates its 21st year. Enjoy a quick run-down of the delights  in this perfectly formed festival.


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ALASTAIR ORR A cat-and-mouse slasher TRIGGERED is receiving it's UK premiere at FrightFest. Director Alastair Orr talks about being inspired by old console games and why he loves working in South Africa.



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WATT BROTHERS One of eight world premieres and one of two First Blood films featuring in the Digital Edition, PLAYHOUSE  directed by brothers Toby and Fionn Watts, reflect on their creative influences, and shooting in a Scottish castle.

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AIRELL HAYLES In the second of our Horror Channel sponsored First Blood choices sees long time  FrightFester Airell Hayles  tlaking to James Whittington about combining the best elements of the found footage genre with spellbinding pagan visuals.

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HAIL TO THE DEADITES  What would have been if Raimi had never made THE EVIL DEAD?  A silly hypothetical question film fans love to ask. It is also so hard to answer. Director Steve Villeneuve’s seven year journey culminates at this year’s Arrow Video FrightFest Digital .
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DOWNLOAD YOUR 2020 FESTIVAL BADGE It wouldn't be FrightFest without your Festival badge, so download yours from here.

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 12 HOUR SHIFT director Brea Grant talks about her valentine to East Texas and the heroism of nurses.


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HOW TO WATCH THE FRIGHTFEST: DIGITAL EDITION Read the how to guide plus the most   frequently ask questions.


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