Pigeon Shrine FrightFest Reveals Poster and Announces Change of Venue for Its 25th Anniversary

London’s Pigeon Shrine FrightFest, the U.K.’s premiere horror and genre-film festival destination, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year from August 22-26. It does so stylishly, moving to the ODEON Luxe Leicester Square, and today revealing its terrific poster for this year. Following is the official press announcement.

Pigeon Shrine FrightFest is proud to unveil Graham Humphreys’ stand-out poster design for 2024 which marks the 25th anniversary of the UK’s most popular genre festival and the festival’s move to the ODEON Luxe Leicester Sq.

Graham said today: “Although FrightFest marks its first quarter century, the significant change of venue is this year’s focus. The soaring black Art Deco tower of the ODEON Luxe Leicester Square (completed in 1937) is as iconic to London as the Art Deco Empire State Building in New York (completed six years earlier, in 1931).

In the 1933 movie King Kong, the giant primate scaled the Empire State Building. It seems a fitting homage to have our own monster scale the Leicester Square landmark . . . the top of the world for the king of horror festivals.”

FrightFest Co-director Ian Rattray observed: “The move to our new venue after many successful years is bittersweet, but we are excited about the fresh opportunities and experiences it will bring. As we celebrate 25 years, we look forward to welcoming FrightFesters to this exciting new chapter for the UK’s biggest, brightest, and most successful genre event”.

He added: “Graham’s poster art Is inspired, and it amazes all of us that year after year his FrightFest creations continue to thrill and surprise.  He is a truly talented artist”.

Bill Brock, Event manager, ODEON Cinemas Group commented: “We’re thrilled to be hosting FrightFest at the iconic ODEON Luxe Leicester Square for its 25th anniversary event.  We share FrightFest’s passion for this genre and are honoured to be hosting the event. As our most famous cinema location and the home of UK premieres, we can’t wait for guests to brave and enjoy five days of fantasy and horror stories in our luxurious OLLS screens.”

This year’s annual Bank Holiday event, the UK’s largest celebration of genre cinema, takes place at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square between Thurs Aug 22 & Mon Aug 26, 2024.

The line-up of films will be announced on Thursday 11th July.

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Joseph Perry
Joseph Perry fell in love with horror films as a preschooler when he first saw the Gill-Man swim across the TV screen in "The Creature from The Black Lagoon" and Mothra battle Godzilla in "Godzilla Vs. The Thing.” His education in fright fare continued with TV series such as "The Twilight Zone" and "Outer Limits," along with legendary northern California horror host Bob Wilkins’ "Creature Features." His love for silver age and golden age comic books, including horror titles from Gold Key, Dell, and Marvel started around age 5.

He is a contributing writer for the "Phantom of the Movies VideoScope" and “Drive-In Asylum” print magazines and the websites Horror Fuel, Diabolique Magazine, The Scariest Things, B&S About Movies, and When It Was Cool. He is a co-host of the "Uphill Both Ways" pop culture nostalgia podcast and also writes for its website. Joseph occasionally proudly co-writes articles with his son Cohen Perry, who is a film critic in his own right.

A former northern Californian and Oregonian, Joseph has been teaching, writing, and living in South Korea since 2008.