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Thursday, July 04, 2019

Arrow Video FrightFest Brings a Feast of Terror


Arrow Video FrightFest 2019 announces 20th year record-breaking line-up


Dario Argento, The Soska Sisters and Matt Adcock to attend...


The UK’s biggest and boldest horror and fantasy film festival is celebrating its 20th bloody year.

Since 2000 it has made its indelible mark, not only on the ever-burgeoning horror community but also on the UK genre landscape as a whole. The internationally renowned event leads the way in attesting to the versatility of the genre, its reinvention and its growing importance in the cultural landscape and this year is no exception.

'A Good Woman Is Hard To Find"

Arrow Video FrightFest 2019 is back at two of the funkiest cinemas in London - the Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema from Aug 22 - Aug 26. Hosting a record-breaking seventy-eight films, embracing fourteen countries and spanning six continents, this year’s five-day fear-a-thon includes 20 World, 20 International / European and 28 UK Premieres.

This year’s festivities begin with the UK premiere of Ant Timpson’s deviously edgy stunner COME TO DADDY, starring Elijah Wood and reaches its bloody conclusion with the World premiere of Abner Pastoll’s superbly crafted crime story, A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND. Other main screen international attractions include producer Guillermo del Toro and director André Øvredal’s SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK, producer Sam Raimi and director Alexandre Aja’s gruesome ‘gator yarn CRAWL


GAMING FEAR

In a first for FrightFest, there will be a special preview of MAN OF MEDAN, the first game in The Dark Pictures anthology. This will be followed by a Q&A session with the key development talent behind the game. The much anticipated interactive narrative horror adventure, developed by Supermassive Games and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe, brings supernatural horror on board a ghost-ship adrift in the South Pacific. It is set to be released for PlayStation 4 and other platforms Aug 30, 2019.

'Interactive death'

Festival co-director Alan Jones, said today: “Over the last two decades we have tirelessly introduced our committed audiences to every trend, every new talent and every innovation that has put horror back in the collective cinephile conscious. Even after 20 years. FrightFest’s August event remains a key destination to see the latest genre movies in the manner for which they were made - on the Big Screen surrounded by fellow fear-mongers. Remember, it’s our party and we’ll scream if we want to!”

This year’s guest list, special events and the Short Film Showcase entries will all be announced in the coming weeks.

'Sneak peek - one of the possible collectable cards'

Those who attend will also get a one of a limited edition art card range inspired by the forthcoming dark-edged novel COMPLETE DARKNESS by Matt Adcock... More on that soon!?

Festival passes will go on sale Sat 6 July at noon and will only be available to buy online: http://www.frightfest.co.uk/tickets.html


Single tickets will go on sale on Sat 20 July from 9 am.


For full programme details: http://www.frightfest.co.uk/

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