2017 FrightFest News

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2017 FrightFest News

Post by iomega » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:37 pm

FrightFest has been listed by the New European magazine as one of the 15 essential film festivals for 2017 along with Cannes, Edinburgh, Locarno, Venice Film Festivals.

Read for yourself here.

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Post by Vice » Tue May 09, 2017 2:59 am

Wow, truly praise indeed when you look at the other festivals listed.

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Post by zappa fan » Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:56 pm

The Hollywood news - predictions for 2017

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Post by zappa fan » Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:39 pm

Horror festival’s 18th edition to close with Tyler McIntyre’s Tragedy Girls.

FrightFest, the London-based horror festival, will mark its return to the Cineworld Leicester Square (formerly the Empire Leicester Square) with the global premiere of Cult Of Chucky.

Director Don Mancini will be in attendance on the opening night, along with stars Jennifer Tilly and Fiona Dourif, which takes place on August 24.

Other world premieres at this year’s festival include an unseen version of Adam Green’s Hatchet, as well as Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo’s Leatherface, their prequel to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

FrightFest’s 18th edition runs until August 28 and will screen 64 films, including 20 world, 22 European and 18 UK premieres, across five screens at the Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema.

This year’s festival will close with the UK premiere of Tyler McIntyre’s Tragedy Girls, starring Alexandra Shipp and Brianna Hildebrand.

FrightFest perviously screened McIntyre’s Patchwork at its Glasgow event in February 2016.

The festival will also welcome back genre favourites Adam Wingard and Joe Lynch with the European premieres of Death Note and Mayhem, respectively, as well as Mickey Keating’s Psychopaths and Norbert Kell’s Replace, starring iconic scream queen Barbara Crampton.

Other films showing at this year’s festival include Cannes title The Villainess, Trent Haaga’s 68 Kill, Miguel Angel Vivas’ remake of French extreme thriller Inside, Alex de la Iglesia’s The Bar and Caroline Labrèche and Steeve Léonard’s Radius.

FrightFest’s British strand will feature the world premieres of Dominic Brunt’s Attack Of The Adult Babies, Christian James’ Fanged Up and Matthew Heaven’s Accountable, while its First Blood strand is back with Jason Flemyng’s directorial debut Eat Locals and Louis Melville’s Boots On The Ground.

Its popular retrospective strand includes Dream Demon, Return Of The Living Dead III, the longest version found of giallo Death Laid An Egg and two Hammer classics: Blood From The Mummy’s Tomb and Demons Of The Mind.

The festival will unveil its guest list, special events and the Short Film Showcase titles in the coming weeks.

FrightFest 2017 runs August 24-28.
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Post by zappa fan » Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:24 pm

The 150 plus guest-list this year is as vibrant and eclectic as ever, with nearly 40 of the films represented. It is a year when fan favourites are reunited and the new wave of genre talent is firmly embraced within the FrightFest fold.

It’s been five years since Don Mancini and Fiona Dourif raised the Empire roof with CURSE OF CHUCKY and this year they are joined by the irrepressible Jennifer Tilly for the opening World Premiere of CULT OF CHUCKY. Also attending five years after his previous appearance will be the one and only Kane Hodder, Together with director Derek Dennis Herbert, Kane will be launching his remarkably honest and moving documentary TO HELL AND BACK: THE KANE HODDER STORY as well as supporting another returning favourite, director Adam Green, who will be here to launch his HATCHET redux.

You can’t have Green without Lynch, and ten years since they first put FrightFest on the international map with their brilliant ‘Road to FrightFest’ shorts, they are in the building, with Joe Lynch in town to big up his uber-exciting MAYHEM. And the bad boys of horror have something special planned – a live edition of their famous Movie Crypt Podcast.

Hollywood horror royalty Barbara Crampton lit up FrightFest in 2015 when she presented a record four of her latest releases and the popular icon is back with REPLACE, alongside the film’s director Norbert Keil. Barbara is also one of the NEW BLOOD mentors, alongside prolific 68 KILL producer Travis Stevens and ATTACK OF THE ADULT BABIES director and TV star Dominic Brunt. He will be joined for the film’s World Premiere by producer and actress Joanne Mitchell, and lead actress Sally Dexter.

FrightFest has shown all of their previous movies, so it’s a special honour to welcome directors Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, who will be attending for the world premiere of their exceptional prequel LEATHERFACE, alongside cast members Vanessa Grasse, James Bloor and Jessica Madsen. Also welcome are director Tyler MacIntyre with his superb slasher satire TRAGEDY GIRLS and actor Graham Skipper with his directorial feature debut SEQUENCE BREAK. Another actor making his directorial debut is Jason Flemyng with his comedy horror EAT LOCALS, part of the ‘First Blood’ strand. Jason will introduce the film alongside the cast, including Annette Crosbie and Dexter Fletcher.

Homegrown talent will be present in abundance this year. Director Christian James will introduce the world premiere of FANGED UP with cast members including Stu Bennett, Dapper Laughs (aka Daniel O’Reilly), Steven Berkoff, Danielle Harold, Dan Palmer and Aaron Crascell, DOUBLE DATE has been making a real splash on the current festival circuit and we are delighted to say hello to director Benjamin Barfoot and stars Danny Morgan, Michael Socha, Georgia Groome, and Kelly Wenham. Director Simon Rumley will do the honours for FASHIONISTA, as will director Dominic Bridges and star Mim Shaikh for FREEHOLD, Director Matthew Heaven and lead actor Oliver Towner for ACCOUNTABLE and director Tom Paton with lead actor Mike Beckingham for REDWOOD. Plus, Jake West and Marc Morris will be introducing their lovingly restored version of proto-giallo DEATH LAID AN EGG.

The FIRST BLOOD strand goes from strength to strength and all the helmers will be around, supported by their cast and crews. Aside from Jason Flemyng, there will be Louis Melville for BOOTS ON THE GROUND, Peter Stray for CANARIES, Hendrik Faller for MOUNTAIN FEVER and Michaël Boucherie for WHERE THE SKIN LIES.

And the list goes on. Internationally, Horror Channel FrightFest welcomes DEAD SHACK director Peter Ricq, DIANE director Mike Mongillo, BAD MATCH director David Chirchirillo, GAME OF DEATH co-directors Sebastian Landry and Laurence Morais-Legace, IMITATION GIRL director Natasha Kermani and star Lauren Ashley Carter, KING COHEN; THE WILD WORLD OF FILMMAKER LARRY COHEN director Steve Mitchell, LOWLIFE director Ryan Prows, RUIN ME director Preston DeFrancis, RADIUS co-directors Caroline Labrèche and Steeve Léonard, THE TERROR OF HALLOWS EVE director Todd Tucker. 3RD NIGHT director Adam Graveley, THE END? director Daniele Misischia and producers the Manetti Brothers, THE GLASS COFFIN director Haritz Zubillaga, MINDHACK director Royce Gorsuch, FREDDY/EDDY director Tini Tüllmann, OUR EVIL director Samuel Galli and INCONTROL director Kurtis David Harder.

In addition, we will be welcoming many producers, writers, cinematographers, special/visual effects artists and composers who will also be supporting their screenings.

PLUS, we are pleased to announce that we will be showing JACKALS, Kevin Greutert’s potent blend of horror thriller, home invasion terror and murder cult chiller. Starring Stephen Dorff and Deborah Kara Unger, this is a tense and claustrophobic experience that will shatter your nerves to the bone. Thanks goes to Tommy Alastra Productions. The film is scheduled for Saturday 25th August, 4pm and 4.30pm in the main screens at the Cineworld Leicester Square.

And there’s more! Who will follow in the bloody footsteps of last year’s inaugural winner Alice Lowe? In its second year, The Screen International genre rising star award once again celebrates the work of an emerging UK genre talent, Hosted by film writer and Screen International contributing editor Nikki Baughan, this year’s five shortlisted nominees will be announced soon.

There’s also the launch of ‘The FrightFest Guide to Monster Movies’ by celebrated writer, editor & critic Michael Gingold, who will be present to sign copies of the book. The book is exclusively on sale during the festival.

Horror Channel FrightFest runs from 24th -28th August 2016 at Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema.
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