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More horror to shake a pointy stick at

By sizemore Last edited 126 months ago
More horror to shake a pointy stick at
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FrightFest is dead, long live The Zone Horror FrightFest 2006 - yeah it's a bit of a mouthful, but it's also business as usual and to paraphrase Jack Black the business is shocking your socks off:

Over four days (Friday 25 Aug – Monday 28th Aug inclusive) the UK’s top event for horror fans exclusively previews over twenty new films from across the world. From unknown first-timers to the popcorn big-hitters, this year’s Zone Horror FrightFest discovers and showcases the best talent the genre has to offer. There will also be special guest appearances, Q & A’s, sneak previews, a short film strand, signings and competition prizes...

Down to the nitty gritty then. This year you get to see Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro’s eagerly-awaited companion piece to The Devil’s Backbone) Hatchet, Sheitan, Frostbite (Sweden’s first vampire movie features "top range Blade style special effects and a whole avalanche of imaginative ideas and inventive jokes".... garden gnomes instead of stakes!), Isolation, , Earthlings: Ugly Bags of Mostly Water, (a documentary about the Klingon language!), The Marsh, See No Evil, Adrift, Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horror (not an Airport style documentary about Heathrow), Broken, The Living and the Dead, Them, Grimm Love (banned in Germany!), The Lost, H6: Diary os a Serial Killer (the only film in the line up we've already seen - chainsaws, girls and plastic sheets a plenty), Re-Cycle (latest from The Pang Brothers), Puritan (Nick Moran and David Soul!), Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (Spinal Tapesque horror with Robert Englund) and The Host (Korea's answer to the Japanese monster movie)

More stuff to be confirmed and a LOT of special guests. Full details over on the official website. First teaser for The Host is here.

Last Updated 13 July 2006