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Horror Channel FrightFest announces Short Film Showcase

Simon Brew Aug 10, 2017

26 short genre films are heading to London at the end of the month - and we've got the full list here...

One of the many treats – well, 26 of the many treats – awaiting attendees of Horror Channel FrightFest in London at the end of the month is the short film showcase, that’s just been announced.

Across three days, 26 short genre movies will be screened, including 12 from the UK. Den Of Geek alumnus James Moran’s Blood Shed, starring Shaun Dooley, Sally Phillips and a garden shed, is screening. As is Katie Bonham’s Mab, Sean Healy’s Judgement and Stefano Nurro’s Hum.

The full line up is at the bottom of this post. Meanwhile, if you’re after tickets, Horror Channel FrightFest runs from 24th to the 28th of August in London. You can buy single tickets and passes here: http://www.frightfest.co.uk/tickets.
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Horror Channel FrightFest’s short film line-up announced

With twenty-six films over three days, including ten World, four European and seven UK premieres, Horror Channel FrightFest’s short film showcase unleashes this year’s eclectic mix of the bold, brave, bloody and barmy with films programmed to entertain, frighten, enlighten and simply amaze.

From the press release:

There are twelve films from the United Kingdom, forming the centerpiece of this year’s line-up. These include James Moran’s Blood Shed, starring Shaun Dooley and Sally Phillips, where a man’s love of his garden shed takes a rather murderous turn. In Judgement, Neil Maskell stars as a single man looking for love in all the wrong places and Laurence R. Harvey shines as a mutated children’s’ toy in Teddy Bear’S Picnic. Then there’s Katie Bonham’s Mab, about a girl who turns to witchcraft to teach someone a lesson.

The other home-grown offerings see people
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‘The Search for Simon’ Review

Stars: Martin Gooch, Noeleen Comiskey, Sophie Aldred, Julian Bastida, Simon Birks, Jen Brown, Brooke Burfitt, Lucy Clements, Carol Cleveland, Emma Cornell, Joe Dutch | Written by Martin Gooch, Simon Birks | Directed by Martin Gooch

David Jones (Martin Gooch) is a man with a mission; to find his brother, Simon, who was abducted by aliens nearly 30 years ago. Fed tips about UFOs by an American ‘ufologist’ AlienFromArcturas in exchange for cash, David travels in search of UFOs to places like Denmark and Utah, or wherever his tips take him. Unfortunately, they tend not to lead to anything, and while his obsession alienates his friends at home, he meets and befriends psychiatrist/author Eloise Eldritch (Noeleen Comiskey) and Angela (Sophie Aldred) and soon remembers more about Simon’s disappearance than what his dad told him as a child.

I’ll be honest, the opening 5 minutes of The Search For Simon made me audibly groan.
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Frightfest 2014: ‘The Sleeping Room’ Review

Stars: Leila Mimmack, Joseph Beattie, David Sibley, Julie Graham, Chris Waller, Christopher Adamson, Lucy Clements, Billy Chainsaw, Mike Altmann | Written by John Shackleton, Alex Chandon, Ross Jameson | Directed by John Shackleton

The feature-film directorial debut of John Shackleton, one of the producers at Movie Mogul, the company behind 2011′s fantastic Panic Button (which also debuted at Frightfest the same year), if there’s one film I was looking forward to seeing at this years Frightfest it was The Sleeping Room. I was one of the few the extolled the virtues of Media Mogul’s first foray into filmmaking and I was eager to see what they’d bring to the table with this film.

And I wasn’t disappointed.

The polar opposite of Panic Button’s “Social Network meets Saw” story, The Sleeping Room is the type of film Britain used to be known for, the type of film that,
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F Is for Fart: Exclusive The ABCs of Death Interview with Noboru Iguchi

F is for Fart: Noboru Iguchi Talks The ABCs of Death, on VOD now and in theaters this March

Twenty-six directors. Twenty-six ways to die. The ABCs of Death is perhaps the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning fifteen countries and featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world's leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children's educational books, the motion picture is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free reign in choosing a word to create a story involving death.

26 different sites spoke to the 26 The ABCs of Death filmmakers (check it out: clickHere), and all the interviews are posting today. We were fortunate enough to get one of our favorite contemporary horror directors, Japan's very own Noboru Iguchi! If you've seen some of his mind-blowing gore-blast horror comedies,
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Glasgow FrightFest 2013 – The line-up (and a few thoughts)

Ah FrightFest how I love thee. Yes, my annual excursion to Scotland for Glasgow FrightFest continues this year, and I couldn’t be happier! This years line-up is strong, Very strong, with plenty of variety and some great film picks by Alan, Ian, Paul and Greg. Plus the appearance of Norwegian drama Hellsfjord! Of all the films showing this year there’s one that I most excited to see – Detention of the Dead… I’ve tried my hardest to cover the film as much as possible over the past year as it looks like my “cup of tea”, so for it to show at FrightFest is awesome (although to be fair I already knew that was in the line-up). However the real big surprise is the appearance of Neil Jordan’s Byzantium in the line-up – the Scottish crowd is notoriously “blood-thirtsy” so I hope Jordan’s film isn’t too sedate for the Glasgow crowd.
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The ABCs of Death Trailer

The ABCs of Death Trailer
There are 26 letters in the English alphabet. Each of those letters gets their own gory death scene in the mammoth anthology thriller The ABCs of Death, which brings together 26 directors for 26 short films about the 26 different ways a human soul can perish. The first green band trailer has arrived. It's a fun, gruesome way to learn your ABCs, and this latest look at the movie is kid friendly! Sort of (not really).

The ABCs Of Death - Trailer

The ABCs of Death was released March 8th, 2012 and stars Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Kyra Zagorsky, Erik Aude, Iván González, Dallas Malloy, Lee Hardcastle, Lucy Clements, Peter Pedrero. The film is directed by Kaare Andrews, Ernesto Díaz Espinoza, Thomas Cappelen Malling, Jorge Michel Grau, Anders Morgenthaler, Banjong Pisanthanakun, Timo Tjahjanto, Andrew Traucki.
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The ABCs of Death Red Band Trailer

The ABCs of Death Red Band Trailer
Magnet Releasing has unveiled a red band trailer for The ABCs of Death, which will be available on demand January 31, 2013 before hitting theaters March 8, 2013. This immense project takes the anthology genre to a whole new level, with 26 directors making short films about a gruesome death that represents each letter of the alphabet. Take a look as filmmakers such as Ti West, Jason Eisener, and Nacho Vigalondo explore 26 sadistic ways to die, one letter at a time.

clickHere to watch this age-restricted trailer, which features nudity and plenty of violence.

The ABCs of Death was released March 8th, 2012 and stars Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Kyra Zagorsky, Erik Aude, Iván González, Dallas Malloy, Lee Hardcastle, Lucy Clements, Peter Pedrero. The film is directed by Kaare Andrews, Ernesto Díaz Espinoza, Thomas Cappelen Malling, Jorge Michel Grau, Anders Morgenthaler, Banjong Pisanthanakun, Timo Tjahjanto, Andrew Traucki.
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