No headline guest this year?

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No headline guest this year?

Post by DJBenz » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:04 pm

Just wondering on this one. I know the guest line-up is still to be announced, but looking at the schedule, there doesn't seem to be anywhere they could fit an on-stage interview of any significant duration.

I know Total Film usually sponsors the headline guest (or they did last year with Argento), but no mention of their involvement yet?

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Re: No headline guest this year?

Post by sherbetbizarre » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:45 pm

They usually sponsor one of the UK films too, right?

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Re: No headline guest this year?

Post by DJBenz » Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:07 pm

Yeah Berberian Sound Studio was the TF sponsored film last year (and just happened to receive the Film of the Festival award from them :s )

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Re: No headline guest this year?

Post by Wolfshade » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:13 pm

DJBenz wrote:Just wondering on this one. I know the guest line-up is still to be announced, but looking at the schedule, there doesn't seem to be anywhere they could fit an on-stage interview of any significant duration.
Early afternoon on Friday - Dementamania is 83 minutes long and starts at 12.45pm, so should finish about 2.15pm, and Hatchet 3 doesn't start until 4.15pm, that leaves a 90 minute slot from 2.30pm to 4pm for the interview.

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Re: No headline guest this year?

Post by DJBenz » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:24 pm

Wolfshade wrote:Early afternoon on Friday - Dementamania is 83 minutes long and starts at 12.45pm, so should finish about 2.15pm, and Hatchet 3 doesn't start until 4.15pm, that leaves a 90 minute slot from 2.30pm to 4pm for the interview.
Well spotted, I was scanning through looking for that kind of break. I wonder if all the Total Film involvement has been held back for the announcement of the headline guest?

Any guesses as to who it may be?

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Re: No headline guest this year?

Post by Rue-morgue Jay » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:34 pm

DJBenz wrote: Any guesses as to who it may be?
Alan Jones? and instead of a film he could sing show tunes. :D

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Re: No headline guest this year?

Post by Kris » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:37 pm

Kevin Bacon is my bet
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Re: No headline guest this year?

Post by ArghZombies » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:48 pm

DJBenz wrote: Any guesses as to who it may be?
Well, Hatchet is one of Adam Green's films. It's highly likely he's going to be hanging around, what with that film and the episodes of Holliston on D1 it's a safe bet that Adam will be there. Wouldn't surprise me if he takes up the interview spot here.

He's always good value at FrightFest, and - while not yet a horror 'icon' - he should at least be a good laugh.
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Re: No headline guest this year?

Post by Wulfster » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:06 pm

I did over-hear one of the admin team talking about some guests who were very nearly here as part of the Total Film interview spot, but the targeted guest(s) spoilt it by being tardy and non-committal and ... dare I say it ... a bit sniffy about the whole thing. Good genre names too apparently.
But then again it was in the sleepy queue, and it was a conversation that I wasn't actually part of, and I shouldn't have been listening ... much less using all that surveillance equipment and those bugging devices ... so shame on me for spreading unsubstantiated gossip. :twisted:
That's down to the Frightfest boys and the admin guys to confirm/share if they wish.

I'm willing to bet that there will be a last minute announcement near the weekend. After all they have some time-slots to play with.

BTW, how long has it been since we had a last minute replacement film? I miss the high drama of those and the old "surprise films". "Buried" was the last one wasn't it?

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Re: No headline guest this year?

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Re: No headline guest this year?

Post by iomega » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:24 am

patience

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Re: No headline guest this year?

Post by DJBenz » Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:50 pm

Dr Channard?

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Re: No headline guest this year?

Post by iomega » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:36 pm

If your going to smart!

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Re: No headline guest this year?

Post by halloweengirl » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:27 pm

iomega wrote:If your going to smart!
Ian, are you talking in tongues again??

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Re: No headline guest this year?

Post by sherbetbizarre » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:43 pm

S-mart? ;)

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