Film4 FrightFest 2013 announces full line up; record 51 films, and more.

From the press release:

Are you ready for a spine-chilling global avalanche of Indian zombies, Israeli oldboys, vengeance-crazed Vikings, Swedish mesmerists, Irish telekinesis, Argentine undead, Aussie bone-crushers, murderous Mormons and Chilean assassins?

Film4 FrightFest 2013, returning for its 4teenth year, has unveiled its biggest line-up in history. From Thurs 22 August to Monday 26 August, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will be at the Empire Cinema in London’s Leicester Square to present 51 films on three screens. Empire 1 will house the main event while the Discovery strands will play in Empires 2 & 4. The new FrightFest Xtra strand, also in Screen 2, will allow fans to catch up with sold-out performances of the most popular attractions.

This year there are eleven countries representing five continents with a record-breaking thirty-three UK or European premieres and ten world premieres.

The world premieres include our opening night attraction The Dead 2: India from the Ford Brothers,
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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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Exclusive: Michael Stephenson Talks The American Scream

Exclusive: Michael Stephenson Talks The American Scream
Documentary filmmaker Michael Stephenson discusses The American Scream, airing on Chiller TV Sunday, October 28 at 8 Pm Et

Michael Stephenson made the world remember Troll 2 all over again with his hit documentary Best Worst Movie back in 2010. The filmmaker is staying in the 'horror documentary' genre, so to speak, with his latest film The American Scream, debuting on Chiller TV Sunday, October 28 at 8 Pm Et. It will also be screened in limited release through the Tugg platform, where fans can request screenings in their hometown.

This film takes us inside the world of "home haunters," those people who are incredibly obsessed with turning their homes in spooky spectacles for Halloween, spending thousands upon thousands of dollars on just one single night of the year. The American Scream explores three households with the same passion who all live in the same town, Fairhaven, Massachussets. I recently had the chance to speak
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The American Scream (2012)

Directed by: Michael Stephenson

Featuring: Victor Bariteau, Matthew Brodeur, Manny Souza, Richard Brodeur

Let's get one universal truth out of the way up front: When you're a kid, Halloween is the best night of the year. Yeah, Christmas runs a close second, but Halloween is like Christmas with monsters and nothing beats that.

One of the things that makes Halloween so special is that crazy neighbor who, one night a year, goes out of his way to turn his suburban three-bedroom ranch house into a supremely scary, if somewhat tacky, haunted house. If you've ever wondered what motivates that guy, you need to see The American Scream, a wonderful new documentary that premiered at Fantastic Fest last night.

With The American Scream, drector Michael Stephenson, who previously gave us the fun Troll 2 doc Best Worst Movie, focuses his gaze on the hamlet of Fairview, Massachusetts, where he has discovered
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