Wednesday 17 April 2024

Pigeon Shrine FrightFest Unveils 25th Anniversary Celebrations at ODEON Luxe Leicester Square

Pigeon Shrine FrightFest, the UK's premier horror genre festival, has announced its 25th-anniversary celebrations with a move to the prestigious ODEON Luxe Leicester Square. Alongside this exciting transition, the festival revealed the stunning poster art by renowned artist Graham Humphreys, promising an unforgettable experience for horror enthusiasts.

Graham Humphreys, the mastermind behind this year's poster, expressed his enthusiasm, emphasizing the significance of the venue change. He drew parallels between the iconic ODEON Luxe Leicester Square and the legendary Art Deco Empire State Building in New York, highlighting the historical and architectural significance of the new location.

"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," remarked Humphreys, capturing the essence of FrightFest's milestone year.

Co-director Ian Rattray echoed Humphreys' sentiments, acknowledging the bittersweet nature of leaving behind past successes while embracing the fresh opportunities afforded by the new venue. "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," Rattray affirmed.

Rattray also commended Humphreys for his exceptional artwork, noting the artist's consistent ability to captivate and surprise audiences year after year. Humphreys' poster art has become synonymous with FrightFest, embodying the spirit of the festival with each new creation.

Bill Brock, Event Manager at ODEON Cinemas Group, expressed delight in hosting FrightFest's 25th-anniversary event at the iconic ODEON Luxe Leicester Square. "We share FrightFest’s passion for this genre and are honored to be hosting the event," Brock stated, emphasizing the venue's status as the home of UK premieres and its renowned luxury cinema experience.

The highly anticipated event is scheduled to take place at ODEON Luxe Leicester Square from Thursday, August 22, to Monday, August 26, 2024, coinciding with the annual Bank Holiday weekend. Attendees can expect five days filled with thrilling screenings, exclusive premieres, and immersive experiences, solidifying FrightFest's reputation as the UK's largest celebration of genre cinema.

The official lineup of films will be unveiled on Thursday, July 11, promising an eclectic mix of horror, fantasy, and suspense to enthrall audiences and commemorate FrightFest's remarkable journey over the past quarter-century. As horror finds its new home at ODEON Luxe Leicester Square, fans eagerly anticipate an unforgettable celebration of the genre's most iconic moments and emerging talents. | FB: /FrightFestreal | Twitter: @frightfest | IG: @frightfestUK