Film4 Frightfest

FrightFest Interview: Kate Shenton, Director of On Tender Hooks

by Martyn Conterio 20 August 2013

Filmmaker Kate Shenton’s documentary feature, On Tender Hooks, peers into subculture and world of body suspension and body modification. It is an intense work with a bold, non-judgemental slant. New Empress met up with the director in central London very recently to discuss her film. On Tender Hooks screens at Film4 FrightFest on Saturday 24th […]

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In Interview: Alan Jones on Film4 FrightFest 2013

by Helen Cox 19 August 2013

The Film4 FrightFest kicks off at the end of this week and consequently we caught up with the co-founder and director of FrightFest, Alan Jones. Organising and coordinating such an event is no easy task and in our latest video blog, Jones talks openly about how he has worked hard to make this the strongest […]

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Film4 FrightFest 2013: A Preview Guide

by Martyn Conterio 14 August 2013

Film4 FrightFest runs from 22nd – 26th August. It’s five glorious days of horror movie heaven. Movie maestro Guillermo del Toro labelled the event as the “Woodstock of Gore”. This year sees the festival get super ambitious with more titles than ever before (there’s 51) and the addition of an extra screen and repeat showings […]

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FrightFest Announce Short Films Programme & Special Guests

by Martyn Conterio 26 July 2013

Horror fans are starting to get giddy with excitement as Film4 FrightFest’s 2013 festival is just around the corner (T-minus 29 days and counting). The full line-up was announced a few weeks ago and you can read it here . This week, the short film programme was unveiled along with a list of directors, actors […]

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Horror Channel Celebrates Lucio Fulci in August

by Martyn Conterio 17 July 2013

A quartet of Italian gore masterpieces directed by Lucio Fulci will screen on the Horror Channel in August. The notorious filmmaker passed away in 1996 but has been a firm favourite of both gorehounds and horror critics ever since his lurid and nightmarish works of grotesquery burst onto the movie scene.

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Film4 FrightFest Announce Opening and Closing Films

by Martyn Conterio 14 June 2013

Film4 FrightFest have announced their opening and closing films at this year’s festival, which shall take place at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square, from 22nd to 26th August. Kicking things off will be the Howard and Jonathan Ford’s zombie saga sequel, The Dead 2: India. The closing feature is Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado’s revenge […]

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