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Arrow FrightFest Delivers Scares Galore in Its 2022 Short Film Program

Arrow FrightFest has already announced its terrific feature films lineup for this year, and now the U.K.’s premiere fear-fare fest presents its scintillating slate of short shockers. Following is the official press announcement. Arrow FrightFest has showcased the best in genre short film from the UK and around the world since 2004, and this year […]

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Arrow Video FrightFest Announces Recruitment for New Blood Writers Initiative Class of 2022

With Arrow Video FrightFest unleashing the fearsome hordes into London’s West End cinemas in late August, the search resumes for new writers in the horror genre through its New Blood initiative. New Blood reunites FrightFest with Giles Edwards of Queensbury Pictures in its mission to find emerging UK-based writers dedicated to the genre and nurture […]

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Feeling “Mean Spirited?” Arrow Video FrightFest Premieres This New Horror Comedy

Arrow Video FrightFest may have announced its stellar lineup for this year a few days ago, but who knew they weren’t quite done yet? The U.K.’s premiere fear-fare festival gives us even more to look forward to, as it has added horror comedy Mean Spirited to its petrifying proceedings! Following is the official press announcement. […]

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UK’s Arrow Video FrightFest Announces Its Mammoth, Monstrous Lineup

Each summer, Arrow Video FrightFest brings a treasure trove of chillers and thrillers to London. This year’s lineup is absolutely huge, offering everything from the world premiere of renowned fear-fare director Neil Marshall’s latest feature to horror icon Dario Argento’s newest outing to premieres by new voices from around the world. Following is the festival’s […]

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[Review] Benny Loves You (Arrow Video FrightFest’s Digital Edition 2): U.K. Killer Doll Film Boasts Side-Splitting Comedy and Blood-Splattering Gore

No matter where you stand on killer doll movies, prepare to give your heart — or whatever piece of your anatomy the titular animated evil stuffed toy wishes to take — to Benny. Benny Loves You is a riotous, grue-heavy U.K. horror comedy that is the winning result of a five-year labor of love for […]

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[Review] Breakfast (Arrow Video FrightFest): A Sickly Woman Wakes Up with a Frightening Appetite

Breakfast is a gripping Australian shocker short blending body horror with another fright-fare aspect that would be criminal to spoil here. Written by Paul Beattie and codirected by Beattie and Melanie Rios, Breakfast delivers an eerie tale featuring differing character perspectives and a chilling atmosphere throughout.  Katherine (Rebecca Smee) has been sick and bedridden for […]

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“Train to Busan” Sequel “Peninsula” to Open Arrow Video FrightFest’s October Event

Four years ago, Train to Busan was voted the most popular FrightFest Closing Night film ever. This year, the hotly anticipated stand-alone sequel Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula will open this year’s Arrow Video FrightFest October event, courtesy of STUDIOCANAL. The film is scheduled to play on Thursday, October 22 at 6:00 p.m. across three screens […]

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[Review] Guest (Arrow Video FrightFest): A Fleeing Woman Has Every Reason to Be Terror-Stricken in Chilling Short Film

Writer/director Finn Callan’s U.K. short film Guest is rich in spine-tingling atmosphere, from the bandaged appearance of its protagonist Mary (Melania Crisan) to the heavy sense of dread throughout to the decidedly creepy reason why Mary is in her current state.  Mary has entered, uninvited, the home of a woman (Jessica Munna) after being pursued […]

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[Review] I Am Lisa (Arrow Video FrightFest): A Young Woman Uses Newfound Lycanthropic Powers to Exact Revenge

The latest entry in the subgenre of young women finding power as werewolves is I Am Lisa, a film that follows such entries as Canada’s Ginger Snaps (2000) and the Danish/French coproduction When Animals Dream (2014). Prolific director Patrick Rea’s (Arbor Demon [2016]; Nailbiter [2013]) latest feature, I Am Lisa combines a powerful revenge story […]

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[Review] Death Walks on Nitrate (Portland Horror Film Festival): Giallo and the Supernatural Meld in Hallucinatory Horror Short

Old-school film stock and classic giallo techniques combine in writer/director Kevin Fermini’s horror short Death Walks on Nitrate. The result is a trippy, beautiful looking slice of cinema with an eerie aesthetic. Katie Carpenter (Disengaged from Gruesome Magazine’s own Christopher G. Moore and The Haunting of Hill House are among her 20 horror film credits) […]

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Arrow Video FrightFest Digital Edition: 10 Questions with Alastair Orr

Gruesome Magazine previewed Arrow Video FrightFest’s Digital Edition, which runs August 27-31. One of the fest’s intriguing offerings is Triggered, which the festival site describes as “A sick, twisted, slasher variation on THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME from Alastair Orr, director of the FrightFest favourite FROM A HOUSE ON WILLOW STREET. Nine friends, all harbouring a […]

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Arrow Video FrightFest Digital Edition Presents 10 Questions with “Two Heads Creek” Director Jesse O’Brien

Gruesome Magazine reviewed the gore-splattered Australian horror comedy Two Heads Creek, and now the film is headed to Arrow Video FrightFest’s Digital Edition, which runs August 27-31. Here is the fest’s official interview with Two Heads Creek‘s director, Jesse O’Brien. Ahead of the UK premiere of TWO HEADS CREEK, a playfully dark cannibal horror comedy, director […]

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Arrow Video FrightFest’s 10 Questions with Brea Grant of “12 Hour Shift”

Brea Grant is an actress well known to horror film fans for her roles in such films as After Midnight, Beyond the Gates, and Dead Night. She is also an accomplished writer and director, as evidenced by her new horror comedy 12 Hour Shift, which is currently on the film festival circuit. It receives its […]

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The Rusalka (AKA The Siren), Freaks, and The Witch: Part 1 — The Subversion (Arrow Video FrightFest Glasgow): Female Monsters and Mutants Abound

Arrow Video FrightFest Glasgow featured three films highlighted by powerful, mysterious female characters for its March 2nd screenings. These films ranged from subtle and understated to violent and gory. The Rusalka (AKA The Siren) Writer/director Perry Blackshear’s The Rusalka (retitled The Siren for its U.K. release), his follow-up to his terrific debut They Look Like […]

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Dead Ant (AKA Giant Killer Ants) and Level 16 (Arrow Video FrightFest Glasgow): Film Festival Features Rampaging Ants and Boarding School Terror

Arrow Video FrightFest Glasgow offered up horror, comedy, and deadly serious dystopian drama with its Friday, March 1st screenings. Besides the world premiere of the terrific British indie shocker Here Comes Hell, this reviewer also had the opportunity to watch the American metalheads vs. giant ants movie Dead Ant (retitled Giant Killer Ants for its […]