Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide Part 2 Release News

by Martyn Conterio 23 May 2014

Horror fans will certainly be looking forward to Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide Part 2, a follow-up to the excellent documentary Moral Panic, Video Nasties and Videotape, which formed Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide. To celebrate the forthcoming release – and mark the 30th anniversary of the Video Recordings Act 1984 – Film4 FrightFest will […]

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Horror Masterpiece Livid To Make UK TV Premiere on Horror Channel

by Martyn Conterio 19 May 2014

Once in a while, a horror movie comes along that you properly fall in love with. Like, head-over-heels-let’s-get-married-immediately kind of love. Epic and true love! Livid is such a movie that made this critic swoon and turned blind opinion into what felt like axiomatic truth. The second feature film by Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo […]

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Shortcuts To Hell Competition Returns

by Martyn Conterio 14 May 2014

Horror Channel, FrightFest and Movie Mogul have teamed up again, with new partner Wildseed Studios to run once more, with feeling their Shortcuts To Hell competition. The winning entrant will have their movie made by Movie Mogul and Wildseed Studios ‘with a minimum cash production fund of £20,000′. Not too shabby. The movie will also […]

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Film4 FrightFest 2013 Video Blog #1

by Martyn Conterio 3 September 2013

For those in a post-FrightFest funk, we can bring to you the first of two video blogs we made over the course of the festival. We interviewed various talented movie folk on the media wall and got to ask them all sorts of questions.

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FrightFest 2013 Review: Curse Of Chucky

by Martyn Conterio 23 August 2013

As tradition stands in the horror genre, when a movie has reached its sixth entry, audiences have little expectation left and the well of creativity is often found to be bone dry. Curse of Chucky bucks the trend with an inventive outing for the little monster.

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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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666 Short Cuts To Hell Short List Announced By FrightFest

by Martyn Conterio 7 August 2013

Film4 FrightFest, Horror Channel and Movie Mogul joined forces this year to launch a film-making competition. 666 Short Cuts To Hell had winningly strict rules: “a maximum of 6 lines of dialogue, a maximum of 6 cast and crew members and a maximum budget of £666″.

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Film4 FrightFest 2013 Programme Announced

by Martyn Conterio 28 June 2013

Film4 FrightFest today announced the Main Screen and Discovery Screen line-ups for their 2013 festival. There will be 51 movies from 11 countries across the globe and a whopping 33 UK or European premieres and 10 world premieres. Kicking off five days of horror cinema celebration, that Guillermo Del Toro dubbed ‘the Woodstock of Gore’, […]

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FrightFest The 13th Review: Chained

by Vicki Cole 29 August 2012

Chained is very much grounded in exploring the darker side of human nature, and most notably, the idea of how monsters are made.

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Film4 Frightfest The 13th: A preview guide

by Mark Searby 6 August 2012

The August Bank Holiday weekend can only mean one thing, Film4 Frightfest returns to the Empire Cinema in London’s Leicester Square. Opening and closing films, The Seasoning House and Tower Block respectively, are both looking to fit into that British horror category that has given us Eden Lake, Triangle and Colin in recent years.

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