8th JULY - FrightFest announces 2023 line-up plus details of new headline sponsor
Joe Lynch’s SUITABLE FLESH is outlandish opener, with star and genre icon Barbara Crampton in attendance.
UK’s biggest, best and most beloved community-driven horror &
fantasy film festival, returns in a blaze of gory glory to the Cineworld
Leicester Square, London, for its 24th edition, this year with
pioneering technology & entertainment company Pigeon Shrine as its
headline sponsor. The company is the brainchild of Tom Paton, working
alongside industry finance veterans Jamie McLeod-Ross and Charley
Running from Thursday August 24 – Monday 28 August, Pigeon Shrine FrightFest is a joyful big screen celebration of genre cinema, offering a carnival of carnage, a smorgasbord of shock and a tableau of terror. This year, over five days, audiences can explore the magic of menace, mayhem and mischief with seventy films programmed across four screens. There are twenty-five world, twenty-three International / European and twelve UK premieres, with fourteen countries represented, spanning five continents.
Co-director Alan Jones comments: “FrightFesters will experience an amazing variety of films, in an eclectic line-up which serves as a powerful tool of democracy, activism, diversity, inclusivity and social awareness. As always, FrightFest is keen to show, through an open-minded philosophy, that the most unexpected and delightful discoveries happen when wide-ranging topics, different people and varied cultures come together in horror harmony”.