The Rough Guide to FrightFest

Have your say on what you would like to see new, changed or just kept the same at the next FrightFest.
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Re: The Rough Guide to FrightFest

Post by Pukka » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:30 am

streetrw wrote:For a single room, the Holborn Halls are £30 a night, not £50.
That's more like it :) Can't make a booking until the weekend though (hope there's rooms left)
Need to check I can get a few days off work too.

Can someone please confirm which day and approx time the films kick off...last film ends on & at..
with working nights, I need to work out how many holidays to take from work and also will be wanting a night off work when I get home.

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Re: The Rough Guide to FrightFest

Post by xLeft For Deadx » Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:20 am

Pukka wrote:
streetrw wrote:For a single room, the Holborn Halls are £30 a night, not £50.
That's more like it :) Can't make a booking until the weekend though (hope there's rooms left)
Need to check I can get a few days off work too.

Can someone please confirm which day and approx time the films kick off...last film ends on & at..
with working nights, I need to work out how many holidays to take from work and also will be wanting a night off work when I get home.

:)
Starts on Thursday 26th August. It usually starts in the early evening, say 6pm ish. Finishes on Monday 30th August, last film usually ending around 11-11:30pm.
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Re: The Rough Guide to FrightFest

Post by zappa fan » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:36 am

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zappa fan wrote:Strange, just looked at HHH and for 5 nights it came to £150. Discount rate. Fingers crossed I can book it next pay day....
Was that for a single?
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Re: The Rough Guide to FrightFest

Post by Satans Puppy » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:44 am

For some reason the prices have dropped for some people... grrrrrrr
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Re: The Rough Guide to FrightFest

Post by xLeft For Deadx » Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:30 pm

Satans Puppy wrote:For some reason the prices have dropped for some people... grrrrrrr
I think its depends upon the site you use to book it. Some offer a 25% discount, others don't.
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Re: The Rough Guide to FrightFest

Post by Pukka » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:35 am

Cheers for that xLeft for Deadx :)
Managed to get Wed - Tues off work so that's a start :)

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Re: The Rough Guide to FrightFest

Post by zombegirl » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:25 pm

Can i just ask, if you do the sleepy queue and get your w/e ticket, is there a booking fee on top?
Also what time is recommended to get to the queue that morning? :)

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Re: The Rough Guide to FrightFest

Post by xLeft For Deadx » Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:58 pm

zombegirl wrote:Can i just ask, if you do the sleepy queue and get your w/e ticket, is there a booking fee on top?
Also what time is recommended to get to the queue that morning? :)
As far as I remember, you just pay the flat fee for the ticket if you pay in person.

Starting times for the sleepy queue vary dramatically. Some people are adamant about sitting in the front row, and are willing to queue up from sometime around 24 hours before the tickets go on sale, others turn up 30-60 minutes before they go on sale. Personally, I get there around 8-9 am and have always got the seats I wanted, but I only care that I'm near the middle of a row and quite far back. If you want something specific (front few rows or end of a row), then it may be better to arrive early. The queue last year was huge in comparison to previous years, and I can only imagine it being even longer this year.
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Re: The Rough Guide to FrightFest

Post by krispyg » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:54 pm

I got there about 10.30am after getting lost and got a lovely seat in row J next to the very nice Richard, Phil, Giz and Airdog for company.

I suppose if you really had more of a preference or you want group seats, the earlier the better is my advice.
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Re: The Rough Guide to FrightFest

Post by Pukka » Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:30 am

Hi guys/gals :)

Just check for me High Holborn, 178 High Holborn.... This is the same Holborn Halls everyone mentions?

And also, what's a sleepyqueue? Please don't tell me people have got to queue up outside the cinema 3 days just to get a good seat :(...put me down for front centre! :D

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Re: The Rough Guide to FrightFest

Post by zombegirl » Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:28 pm

Hi Pukka! :) I,m a newbie to the forum and after many times scouring the forums, I,m pretty sure that 178 High Holborn is the place because that,s where i,ve booked to stay(at least i hope so!) It,s in Covent Garden isn,t it? I,m planning on coming up to London early-ish on 3rd July to join the sleepy queue.

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Re: The Rough Guide to FrightFest

Post by feggie » Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:21 pm

Yes Pukka and Zombegirl that is the same High Holburn Halls that a lot of us will be staying at. Only tip would be to avoid puppy, everyone else is lovely.

Starting to get excited about August already. It's ten times worse when the postcards from Cannes start and you know we're only around the corner from the full line up being revealed.

Anyways, hello new frightfesters welcome to the frightfest family.

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Re: The Rough Guide to FrightFest

Post by zombegirl » Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:42 pm

Hello Feggie. :) Seeing as i,m coming to FF on my own for my very first one, I was quite worried that it would be difficult talking to people, but you all seem like a friendly bunch. :lol:

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Re: The Rough Guide to FrightFest

Post by krispyg » Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:43 pm

Never be afraid to speak to anyone, when people say it is a friendly festival, I will vouch for that being true.

If you doing the full 5 days you will get well aquainted with those around you, let's be honest 5 days of strangers company and you will inevitably get chatting and get to know more people.

People say to me why is it that I rave on about how good FF is but it is an atmosphere like no other, that's why i'm gutted to be missing this summer.
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Re: The Rough Guide to FrightFest

Post by Pukka » Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:48 pm

Just booked my HHH stay at £180 for 6 nights, arriving Wednesday....maybe there's something to do in London that extra day?

I never actually use trains, can't remember the last time I was on one. Train fare from Wakefield to London is bizarre - Single is £82. Return £83 :? I am checking out moneysavingexpert.com for ways to cut this down and advise other 'Savers' do so too. One link I ended up on (transportdirect.info) quoated me £21(!) for an example single journey in June but there's no details for Augusts schedule yet so will have to check back..

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