From the beginning

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From the beginning

Post by iomega » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:30 pm

We are trying to gauge how long many FrightFesters have been attending the festival. Anecdotal evidence seems to suggest, we see the same faces each year, that quite a few folks have been around since the very beginning and and even more from the early 2000's.

Reply to this post and let us know so we can get a handle on this.

Thanking you in advance

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Re: From the beginning

Post by sherbetbizarre » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:24 pm

At least one or two films from the beginning.

Then a weekend pass from 2002 onwards.

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Re: From the beginning

Post by iomega » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:30 am

What prompted me to look into this was I found some pictures from the early days and was surprised that I recognised so many of the faces from attendies of recent years.

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Re: From the beginning

Post by zappa fan » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:36 am

Hello Ian and The FrightFest chaps.

I've been going since the beginning in 2000 (skipped 2001) and attending with my girlfriend (now wife) Sophie from 2002 - 2006. So been going every year since 2002. Did two all nighters in London (2006 and 2007) and one in Bristol (2011).

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Re: From the beginning

Post by AndyJWS » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:09 pm

I was there annoying you guys every year from 2000 - 2016 except for 2006, though may not be in many pictures on account of breaking cameras/unable to fit in the frame ;)
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Re: From the beginning

Post by zappa fan » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:28 pm

Back in 2018 I hope Andy?!

We hope to see you back in August as well
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Re: From the beginning

Post by DJBenz » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:50 pm

I'm a relative noob, my first was in 2011.

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Re: From the beginning

Post by zappa fan » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:31 am

2011 not a bad year. You had The Woman, The Innkeepers, Detention and Kill List. Plus my favourite of that year's fest Kidnapped.
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Re: From the beginning

Post by Alex J » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:26 pm

2008 for the main festival, the year of Martyrs!

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Re: From the beginning

Post by WraithApe » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:41 pm

Didn't take the plunge with a full festival pass till 2012 - been every year since!

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Re: From the beginning

Post by ChrisReynolds » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:56 pm

I first did a couple of films in 2001 (that was when I turned 18), and 2002. Then I moved away from London and didn't return till 2008. My first weekend pass was in 2012 and I've been doing the full weekend ever since.

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Re: From the beginning

Post by PaulB » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:30 pm

My mate James and I came for the Friday and Saturday in 2000, and have attended the full weekend since 2001. It's the highlight of my year :D

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Re: From the beginning

Post by VictorCrowley82 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:39 am

I have been attending FF for the last 6 years and my wife has joined me for the last 3. We have attended last 2 Halloween events too.

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Re: From the beginning

Post by steve806 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:59 pm

I began at the beginning in 2000 and attended every year until 2014.

I have been bringing up my 9 (then) year old son on my own since then (12 now) so have been unable to attend.

Really missed the festival but hope to dip my toe back in with a day pass this year or next.

If anyone is interested my best days were:

Friday 2004 - Oldboy, Haute Tension (incredible 120 minutes until the dreadful twist) and the so bad it was brilliant Toolbox Murders

Sunday 2008 - Let the right one in and Martyrs on the same day!!! 2 of the best horror films of the last 20 years (add Time Crimes, The Chaser, Dance of the Dead, Eden Lake, The Strangers, Jack Brooks Monster Slayer and I am tempted to rate 2008 as the best year ever - and yes I remember it was the year of Bubbas Chili Parlour)

Worst film ever - Zombie Women of Satan

Saddest moment - Saturday 2009 - the day a legend died - 1000 people laughing at (not with) Argento's Giallo

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Re: From the beginning

Post by jonbly » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:42 pm

Donnie Darko in 2002, then weekend passes from 2004 on.

Three Halloweens, I think... one London, two Bristol.

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