Labelled With Love

Saturday, October 17 2015
Labelled With Love

Perhaps the most surprising thing about the launch of the FrightFest Presents imprint, a boutique label bearing the horror film festival’s trusted name, is not that it’s happening, but more a case of why did it take so long? The FrightFest brand, expanded from an annual film festival through to more regular events not just […]

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Turbo Charged

Saturday, October 17 2015
Turbo Charged

The annual horrorthon (and genrethon, if you’re going to be pedantic) that is Film4 FrightFest offers up a taste not just of the best in forthcoming titles taking in the entire spectrum of the field, but it’s also a way of seeing what’s coming down the line to DVD and home entertainment formats in the […]

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Frighten Up

Sunday, September 7 2014
Frighten Up

Film4 FrightFest is not only the country’s first and foremost horror and genre film festival, pulling together fans from around the UK, but it’s a great industry event too. Marketeers, acquisitions executives, journalists, retailers, producers, label bosses, PR types and, er, The Raygun, turn out in force for the five day event. Rather than The […]

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Fested Interests

Thursday, July 4 2013
Fested Interests

It’s some five days since Film 4 FrightFest announced its line-up for its main 2013 event when we chat to one of its founding fathers, Paul McEvoy and four days since tickets went on sale and went like the proverbial hot cakes when he chats to The Raygun. McEvoy could probably afford to relax after […]

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The Week In Screenings Part LCII

Friday, August 31 2012
The Week In Screenings Part LCII

The last week has all been a bit of a blur, there’s been so much happening that it’s odd to stop and actually be back at work. Along with the launch of the Scala Beyond season, which I took part in as part of The Duke Mitchell Film Club, the fifth birthday night for The […]

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The Only Way Is… Horrible

Friday, March 2 2012
The Only Way Is… Horrible

The FrightFest seal of approval is, as we’ve oft noted before, all important for any horror film. Last year’s London Film 4 FrightFest event saw Anchor Bay screening a record number of films at the event, using the event as a launchpad for a strong slate of shockers. The last of the FrightFest Five, as […]

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The Week In Screenings – Glasgow Film 4 FrightFest

Friday, March 2 2012
The Week In Screenings – Glasgow Film 4 FrightFest

Our screening correspondent Alex Kidd decamped from London, headed north of the border for the latest horror and genre event from the wonderful people at Film 4 Frightfest. And there was a wealth of forthcoming theatrical and DTV fare on show. Here’s his take on the event and the films on offer… Like all Film […]

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The Week In Screenings: FrightFest All-Nighter Special

Wednesday, November 2 2011
The Week In Screenings: FrightFest All-Nighter Special

We’ve already had our correspondent Alex Kidd’s regular report of screenings and films he’s seen, but here’s his full report of the annual Film4 FrightFest Halloween all-nighter, including his thoughts on the year’s most controversial film, The Human Centipede 2… If it’s Halloween then it must be time for the FrightFest All-Nighter, that regular test […]

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The Week In Screenings Part XXIII – Film4 FrightFest Special

Wednesday, August 31 2011
The Week In Screenings Part XXIII – Film4 FrightFest Special

Film 4 FrightFest really is one of the highlights of my year; the chance to spend five days watching world class back to back films is just too good to miss. Now in its 12th year FrightFest continues to grow and grow, attracting filmmakers and film fans from all over the world. One of the […]

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The Fright Stuff

Thursday, August 4 2011
The Fright Stuff

It’s the Bank Holiday August weekend, the sun may be shining, Leicester Square and its environs will be packed full of tourists and holidaymakers, and in and around London there’ll be outdoor music events such as Reading and the world’s largest street party, Notting Hill Carnival, and all its surrounding brouhaha. But in one part […]

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Hobo Tramples The Competition

Friday, March 11 2011
Hobo Tramples The Competition

We’ve known former HMV staffer Alex Kidd for years, seeing him at almost every screening we’ve been done, there’s nothing he doesn’t know about the weird and wonderful (as well as mainstream too). So when he said he was going to Glasgow for its FrightFest event, we got him to pen a few words for […]

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Lucky 13

Friday, September 3 2010
Lucky 13

The obvious caption for this would, of course, be something like “don’t think much of your one”, but then that’d just cheapen the whole proceedings and we at The Raygun are not, of course, anywhere near that laddish. Here are some of the stars of High Fliers’ October release 13 Hrs appearing at this year’s […]

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