Monday, 22 July 2013

FrightFest and Horror Channel announce nine world premieres for short film programme

FrightFest in association with Horror Channel, will be screening nine specially selected short films, all World Premieres, at this year’s August event at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Sq. From James Moran’s sickly slick serial killer tale and Dominic Brunt’s ghastly vision of war time Hell, to Will Gilbey’s hard-boiled noir cop thriller and Mike Mort’s even harder puppet cop hero Chuck Steel, the line-up represents a rich tapestry of talent, with casts that include Hannah Tointon, Neil Maskell, Ed Speleers, Alfie Allen & Jack Gordon.

Paul McEvoy, Co-director of FrightFest & Horror Channel programme co-ordinater said today: “This year’s brilliant and insane mix of shorts includes outstanding World Premieres from some FrightFest favourites and some exciting new cinematic blood. Behold and enjoy!”


16:15 CRAZY FOR YOU (World Premiere)

Director: James Moran. Cast: Arthur Darvill, Hannah Tointon. UK . 2013. 10 mins

It's difficult to find love when you're a serial killer - when Charlie meets the girl of his dreams, he has to keep that slight flaw a secret from her. Will true love win the day? Or will she become another of his unwitting victims?


13:15 TURNCOAT (World Premiere)

Director: Will Gilbey. Cast: Neil Maskell, Stephen McCole, Ed Speleers. UK . 2013. 14min

Two cops break into a criminal's home, drag him out of bed and start conducting an illegal search of the premises. Cuffed to a chair, and seemingly helpless, the criminal's only chance is to play the two cops off against each other.


Written, directed and voiced by Mike Mort. UK 2013 13min

It’s 1986, and maverick cop Chuck Steel has his work cut out when the city’s most influential banker is kidnapped by a group of escaped convicts. With the aid of his sex obsessed robot partner, Chuck must fight a desperate battle against overwhelming odds to save the hostage.


15.35 THE BODY (World Premiere)

Director: Paul Davis. Cast:  Alfie Allen, Hannah Tointon, Christian Brassington, Jack Gordon. UK. 2013. 18min

The tale of a murderer who uses the cover of Halloween night to causally transport his latest victim from the scene of the crime to his final resting place.


18:00  IF I HAD A HEART (World Premiere)

Director’s The Halsall Brothers. Cast: Min-Joong Kim UK . 2013. 12 min

A neon-noir set in the underbelly of Seoul . Sam IL is a street fighter who was abandoned at birth by his Mother in a coin locker. His life has been one of extreme violence and isolation.


15:15  SHELL SHOCKED (World Premiere)

Director: Dominic Brunt. Cast:  Geoffrey Newland, Anthony Streeter  UK . 2013. 12 min

Two soldiers from opposing sides seek temporary salvation from the battle field. A tense, life or death stand off at gun point ensues with a growing realisation...they were safer where they were...

18:15 SAMUEL AND EMILY VS. THE WORLD (World Premiere)

Director: Nick Gillespie  Cast: Steve Garry, Phoebe Jones & Alex Rose March.  UK . 2013. 9 min

An eerie and gruesome tale about a couple who have found a new way to survive the zombie apocalypse.


12:50 THE GUEST (World Premiere)

Director:  Jovanka Vuckovic Cast: Tara Elliot, Jordan Gray & Isabella Vuckovic Canada 2013. 4 min

A man must face his personal demons as a consequence of a mysterious bargain he has made.

15:15  BREATHE (World Premiere)

Directed by Toby Meakins  Cast: Jack North, Josef Altin & Orion Ben. UK . 2013. 5 min

A ghost story about a girl who only appears when you hold your breath.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013


Horror Channel is giving Italian horror maestro Lucio Fulci a much deserved season – comprising of four of his most memorable films – genre classics that were either banned or heavily censored in the UK during the late seventies, early eighties.

Fulci, the forerunner of Italian splatter, once said that violence IS Italian art, and who would disagree with him when you look at the line-up, which comprises such ground-breaking master-pieces as the 1979 iconic ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS (TX: Sat Aug 3, 22:55) and the 1981 zombie shocker THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY (TX: Sat Aug 24, 22:55). Both are network premieres. The other two titles are Channel favourites CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD (TX: Sat Aug 10, 22:55) and THE BEYOND (TX: Sat Aug 17, 22:55)

The season will be exclusively hosted and introduced by Fulci’s music maestro Fabio Frizzi and Spencer Hickman from Death Waltz Records.

TV: Sky 319 / Virgin 149 / Freesat 138 |

Frankenstein's Army Movie Trailer

Toward the end of World War II, Russian soldiers pushing into eastern Germany stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has unearthed and begun experimenting with the journal of one Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The scientists have used the legendary Frankenstein's work to assemble an army of super-soldiers stitched together from the body parts of their fallen comrades -- a desperate Hitler's last ghastly ploy to escape defeat.