A Life in Blood: Tales of a Horror Queen October 2017

A Life in Blood: Tales of a Horror Queen October 2017

This horror queen recently went to Las Vegas and Los Angeles for film business! In Vegas I attended both Action on Film and Hollywood Dreamz International Film Festivals! Then it was off to Los Angeles to shoot a cameo and do a photo shoot!

My directorial debut, Attack of The Killer Chickens walked away with Best Spoof at Action on Film International Film Festival and came in 2nd place for Best Art Direction at Hollywood Dreamz International Film Festival and Writer’s Celebration. A huge surprise for me and a great honor as a first-time director.

Attack of the Killer Chickens is a short film and my directorial debut. So far it has been accepted to over 20 film festivals and been nominated for numerous awards including Best Actress: Genoveva Rossi in a Short Film, Best Supporting Actress: Pamela Martin in a Short Film, Best Comedy Film, Best Short Film, Best Visual Effects, Best Screenplay, Best Spoof, and Best Concept. I wrote this film, directed it, produced it, and acted in it.

I am incredibly thankful to an amazing cast and crew. But perhaps the real stars of the film are the chicken puppets created by Rocco George. Rocco and I are huge fans of Jim Henson and his puppet creations for the film pay homage to Henson’s vision.

Synopsis: It’s the dawn of a new age, a chicken age. Attack of the Killer Chickens! Running time: 6 minutes 30 seconds Director, writer, producer, and actress of Attack of the Killer Chickens: Genoveva Rossi. Starring: Genoveva Rossi, Edward X. Young, Rocco George, Nick Petito and with Pamela Martin as Jill. Music by James Hostomsky.

IMDb: http://m.imdb.com/title/tt4942096/?ref_=m_fn_al_1 Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Attackofthekillerchickens/

How did I hatch the idea for this of the wall chicken film? It all started with me learning that there were actually more chickens in the world presently than humans. My NYC acting pal Pamela Martin asked me if I had any ideas for a short film and I told her of my chicken horror idea. I like to this of Attack of the Killer Chickens as the Citizen Kane of crazy chicken film.

What inspired me to create this film? The films that inspired me the most were Pink Flamingos, The Birds, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, Planet of the Apes, Plan 9 From Outer Space, and Night of the Living Dead. For the first film I directed I wanted to go back to the beginning and explore some of the early low budget films that inspired me as a kid. Films so bad they’re good! So of course it was so fitting to have Attack of the Killer Chickens screen at a Troma event!

What are the future plans for Attack of the Killer Chickens? The short film will be continuing its epic run at more film festivals all over the world. Preproduction has begun on the feature film! If anyone is interested in getting involved or investing in the film they can email me at Genovevarossi@outlook.com.

Then it was off to Los Angeles to shoot a cameo in James Balsamo’s long anticipated Cool As Hell 2, which is a sequel to the cult horror film Cool As Hell. I am truly honored to appear in both films and so many entertaining films by Acid Bath Productions including I Spill Yours Guts, Bite School, Killer Waves, and The Litch! Check them all out.

Then I had a glamourous photoshoot and interview with Michael Bezjian for The Artists Project, The TAProject, Moon Star Beauty Official, and Makeup by Luar. Photographer Michael Bezjian has photographed some of the most well-known actors and models in Los Angeles and New York City. He photographs for Getty Images, which is a huge deal.

While in Los Angeles, I was asked to attend and donate some items to a celebrity charity auction for the victims of Hurricane Harvey called Houston Strong, which was hosted by Dark Delicacies. This was a tremendous honor and I am thankful for the opportunity to help others in any meaningful way. It was an amazing evening with so many good vibes. It was wonderful to meet and chat with Lance Henriksen and Amanda Wyss.

Thank you for reading another gooey and fun installment of my A Life in Blood; Tales of a Horror Queen for UKhorrorscene.com.

Yours in screams,
Genoveva Rossi

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Mayhem Film Festival reveals full line-up for 13th edition – October 2017

Mayhem Film Festival reveals full line-up for 13th edition

Mayhem Film Festival is proud to announce the full line-up of its 2017 edition, which will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 12-15 October. The festival showcases the best features and short films in horror, sci-fi and cult cinema, through premieres, previews, guested screenings and special events each year.

As previously announced, Benjamin Barfoot’s Double Date will open the festival on Thursday 12 October and will be followed by a Q&A with guests yet to be revealed. Director Simeon Halligan will present his film Habit and will be joined on stage by producer Rachel Richardson-Jones and lead actor Elliot Langridge. Dick Maas (Amsterdamned, Saint) will also attend the festival to present the UK Premiere of Prey, the ferociously funny tale of a man-eating lion terrorising Amsterdam. The cast for the live stage reading of unmade Hammer script, Zeppelin v Pterodactyls, the centrepiece of the festival’s last day, will be announced at a later stage.

Mayhem’s 13th edition also includes screenings of Top Knot Detective and Mayhem – both previously announced – as well as the UK Premiere of tragic Groundhog Daylike South Korean sci-fi thriller, A Day, and preview screenings of Natalia Leite’s revenge thriller M.F.A. starring Francesca Eastwood, riotous comedy-thriller 68 Kill which plays like a gender-reversed True Romance, Ana Asensio’s spellbinding and award-winning debut Most Beautiful Island, and the darkly comic zombie flick Dead Shack which will close the festival.

With a total of 17 screenings and events, the 2017 edition will also see a screening of Dario Argento’s Suspiria, in a glorious restoration on its 40th anniversary, as part of The CultFilms Tour of SUSPIRIA-4k. The short film programme and the fiendish Mayhem quiz, The Flinterrogation, hosted by author David Flint, will return to round up the festival’s line-up.

Early Bird passes will remain on sale at the discounted price of £65 until 10AM on Tuesday 12 September at which time individual tickets, day passes and full festival passes at the regular price of £75 will be made available. For more information, please visit www.mayhemfilmfestival.com

The live stage reading of Hammer Films Zeppelin v Pterodactyls is made possible with thanks to Hammer Films and CATH (Cinema and Television History) Research Centre at DeMontfort University.

Mayhem Film Festival takes place on 12-15 October 2017 at Broadway, Nottingham.

The full line-up and schedule for Mayhem 2017 is available below:

THURSDAY 12 OCTOBER

7.30PM DOUBLE DATE + Special Guests Dir. Benjamin Barfoot, 2017 (UK) with Danny Morgan & Michael Socha

10PM M.F.A. Dir. Natalia Leite, 2017 (US) with Francesca Eastwood & Clifton Collins Jr.

FRIDAY 13 OCTOBER

3.30PM BITCH Dir. Marianna Palka, 2017 (US) with Jaime King & Jason Ritter

5.30PM 68 KILL Dir. Trent Haaga, 2017 (US) with Matthew Gray Gubler & AnnaLynne McCord

7.30PM HABIT + Special Guests Simeon Halligan, Rachel Richardson-Jones & Elliot Langridge Dir. Simeon Halligan, 2017 (UK) with Elliot Langridge & Jessica Barden

10PM FRIDAY THE 13TH PART III: 3D Dir. Steve Miner, 1982 (US) with Dana Kimmell & Tracie Savage

SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER

12PM TAG Dir. Sion Sono, 2015 (JAP) with Reina Triendl & Mariko Shinoda

1.45PM A DAY – UK PREMIERE Dir. Sun-ho Cho, 2017 (ROK) with Myung-min Kim & Eun-hyung Jo

3.30PM MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND Dir. Ana Asensio, 2017 (US) with Ana Asensio & Natasha Romanova

6PM MAYHEM SHORT FILM SHOWCASE Dir. Various, 2017 (International)

8.30PM PREY + Special Guest Dick Maas Dir. Dick Maas, 2016 (NL) with Mark Frost & Sophie Van Winden

11PM SUSPIRIA The CultFilms Tour of SUSPIRIA-4k (shown in 2k) Dir. Dario Argento, 1977 (ITA) with Jessica Harper & Stefania Casini

SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER

12PM TOP KNOT DETECTIVE Dirs. Aaron McCann & Dominic Pearce, 2017 (AUS/JAP) with Toshi Okuzaki & Mayu Iwasaki

1.45PM RIFT Dir. Erlingur Thoroddsen, 2017 (ICE) with Björn Stefánsson & Sigurður Þór Óskarsson

4PM The Flinterrogation Hosted by author David Flint

5PM ZEPPELIN V PTERODACTYLS – A live stage reading of a legendary lost Hammer production

7.45PM MAYHEM Dir. Joe Lynch, 2017 (US) with Steven Yeun & Samara Weaving

9.30PM DEAD SHACK Dir. Peter Ricq, 2017 (CAN) with Lizzie Boys & Cameron Andres

Short Film ‘The Promised Land’ launches Indiegogo Page!  

Short Film ‘The Promised Land’ launches Indiegogo Page!

The Indiegogo page for new short film The Promised Land is up now from UKHS friend and filmmaker Scott Lyus, check the details below and check the Indiegogo page , plus if possible spread the word!!

The Promised Land is a short film from London Film School student Johan Eskew and Produced by UK Filmmaker Scott Lyus. Taking a deep look into the worlds past and current issues with race and class, The Promised Land is set in a nightmarish future and ask the question of how far will we go if we let hate consume us, within a drama/horror/scifi epic.

Living in an America scarred by a civil war, Ross a 23-year-old Afro-Latin woman, scavenges for food and supplies to take to her safe house, all while on the run from the Enforcers. Along the way Ross is discovered by a young 11-year-old Caucasian girl, Lina, who is simply trying to get back home.

Looking out for herself, Ross attempts to distance herself from the young girl as she presents an immediate danger by association. In this world, Race does not mix. But leaving the girl behind is not an option and Ross soon finds herself on a journey to help Lina find her way home, all while trying to stay out of reach of the Enforcers.

Check the Indiegogo here – https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-promised-land-drama-horror-scifi-short-film#/

 

A Life in Blood – Tales Of A Horror Queen Sept 2017

A Life in Blood – Tales Of A Horror Queen Sept 2017

Attack of the Killer Chickens had it’s only NYC screening at TromaDance! We celebrated this Horror Queen’s birthday in full b-rated style! This is a FREE event hosted by the king of B himself Lloyd Kaufman and located at The People’s Improv Theater in NYC. It was a huge honor to recently have my directorial debut, Attack of the Killer Chickens screen at TromaDance! It was really awesome to have my film open the film festival!

“Congrats Genoveva! Your film is a fowl masterpiece!” -Lloyd Kaufman

What is TromaDance? The TromaDance Film Festival is a free annual independent film festival organized by Troma Entertainment. Founded in 1999, TromaDance was originally held in Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah, operating concurrently alongside the Sundance Film Festival in order to showcase an independent alternative to Sundance’s perceived mainstream offerings. Between 2010 and 2013, the festival had been relocated to various locations throughout New Jersey. Since 2014, TromaDance has relocated to New York City. (from Wikipedia)

Attack of the Killer Chickens is a short film and my directorial debut. So far it has been accepted to 20 film festivals and been nominated for five awards including Best Visual Effects, Best Screenplay, Best Spoof, and Best Concept. I wrote this film, directed it, produced it, and acted in it.

I am incredibly thankful to an amazing cast and crew. But perhaps the real stars of the film are the chicken puppets created by Rocco George. Rocco and I are huge fans of Jim Henson and his puppet creations for the film pay homage to Henson’s vision.

Synopsis: It’s the dawn of a new age, a chicken age. Attack of the Killer Chickens! Running time: 6 minutes 30 seconds Director, writer, producer, and actress of Attack of the Killer Chickens: Genoveva Rossi. Starring: Genoveva Rossi, Edward X. Young, Rocco George, Nick Petito and with Pamela Martin as Jill. Music by James Hostomsky.

IMDb: http://m.imdb.com/title/tt4942096/?ref_=m_fn_al_1

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Attackofthekillerchickens/

How did I hatch the idea for this of the wall chicken film? It all started with me learning that there were actually more chickens in the world presently than humans. My NYC acting pal Pamela Martin asked me if I had any ideas for a short film and I told her of my chicken horror idea. I like to this of Attack of the Killer Chickens as the Citizen Kane of crazy chicken film.

What inspired me to create this film? The films that inspired me the most were Pink Flamingos, The Birds, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, Planet of the Apes, Plan 9 From Outer Space, and Night of the Living Dead. For the first film I directed I wanted to go back to the beginning and explore some of the early low budget films that inspired me as a kid. Films so bad they’re good! So of course it was so fitting to have Attack of the Killer Chickens screen at a Troma event!

What are the future plans for Attack of the Killer Chickens? The short film will be continuing it’s epic run at more film festivals all over the world. Preproduction has begun on the feature film! If anyone is interested in getting involved or investing in the film they can email m at Genovevarossi@outlook.com.

From Troma and Lloyd Kaufman please check out:
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                                                                                   Yours in screams,
Genoveva Rossi

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Check out Troma’s latest feature Return to Nuke ‘Em High Vol. 2 coming soon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3TRIFJw384

A Life in Blood: Tales of a Horror Queen August 2017 – Mr Bones

A Life in Blood: Tales of a Horror Queen August 2017 – Mr Bones

This horror queen recently had the pleasure of starring in a dramatic short horror film, Mr. Bones. This film was filmed in New Jersey with some talented newcomers to the horror genre. In this film, I play a mother taking her young daughter to a garage sale where they encounter a mysterious doll. It was really spectacular to be involved with a film that had such an interesting script and storyline. My character was unique and challenging.

Directed by Joseph Meli with cinematographer John Piekos. Starring: Genoveva Rossi, K.J. Hopkins, Albert Moschetti Sr., Alexa Diaz, Yossef Seddiki, Justin Diaz, Alyssa Taylor, Hugh Macleod, Joseph Meli, Ivette Cardenes, Jennifer Rasbold, and Tina Dellorusso.

It was a pleasure to work with K.J. Hopkins on another film. Hopkins is both known for his acting and special effects makeup in a variety of horror films including my short film, Attack of the Killer Chickens which has been accepted to 16 film festivals so far. He is a great horror friend and collaborator.

It was a lot of fun working on Mr. Bones. I especially enjoyed my dramatic scenes with my on-screen boyfriend Albert Moschetti. We had great chemistry and intensity in our scenes, which definitely translates well in the film.

Alexa Diaz, a very young actress who is very new to the acting world, did a surprisingly amazing job as my troubled daughter. We had a great relationship on and off screen. It was fun helping her through her scenes. As an experienced actress, it can be really inspiring to work with a beginner and see the world of filmmaking through her eyes. It takes you back to you own first few films and shows you your past and what it took to get you to where you are today. Really inspiring.

with director Joseph Meli and cinematographer Jon Piekos

with director Meli and actor Albert Moschetti Sr. from Mr Bones

Mr. Bones was recently completed. I was heavily involved with this film not just an as an actress, but I also coached the other actors on their scenes, especially their diction and body language. I also met with our editor and gave a lot of input on how the film should be edited, and many of my suggestions ended up in the final film.

It has had its packed premiere party and was just screened at its first film festival The Brightside Tavern Shorts Fest in a horror shorts block that sold out a week before the film festival. It received two nominations; Best Actress Alexa Diaz and Best Horror Film. In the end, we walked away as the runner up for Best Horror Film! Stay tuned for more updates on Mr. Bones!

While at the film festival I ran into fellow Italian actor, Joseph Donofrio from A Bronx Tale and Goodfellas. Such an honor to have a film of mine screen at the same film fest with such a talented actor who won an acting award at the event. An amazing actor and a great guy.

Thanks for reading this month’s A Life In Blood: Tales of a Horror Queen! See you ghouls next month for more tales of horror.

Running  into Joseph Donofrio from A Bronx Tale and Goodfellas at film festival.

Yours in screams,
Genoveva Rossi
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Torso Hacks It’s Way Onto Blu-Ray from Shameless Screen Entertainment – August 28th

rsz_torsoTORSO HACKS ITS WAY ONTO BLU-RAY!

From Sergio Martino, director of the stylish ALL THE COLOURS OF THE DARK and the truly disturbing MOUNTAIN OF THE CANNIBAL GOD, comes this fine gem of a slasher giallo that sits well up there with the best of Mario Bava and Dario Argento.

Delicious students, who we can only assume are studying for a masters degree in stripping, head off for a vacation in a mansion remote enough to ensure undisturbed carnage, should a killer be lurking nearby…

Luckily for fans of psychosexual thrillers, a black-gloved, saw-wielding nutter has followed them to their bordello of nudity and soon starts mutilating his way through a cast of fine beauties, including the ever delicious Suzy Kendall.

Now for the first time in the UK, sink your teeth into Sergio Martino’s sadistic giallo classic, restored on limb-slicingly glorious Yell-O-Ray!

Please note this is the reverse artwork – the main artwork will be revealed closer to the release date.

Release date: 28 August 2017

EXTRAS
Brand new interview with director Sergio Martino
Shameless trailer park
Collector’s reversible sleeve with new and original artwork

SPECS
Shameless numbered edition
Fully uncut
All region

Distributor: Shameless Screen Entertainment
Format: Blu-ray
Certificate: 18
Catalogue number: SHAM209
Release date: 28 August 2017
Year: 1973
Stars: Suzy Kendall, Tina Aumont, Luc Merenda

Michael O’Shea’s Amazing Vampire Feature Debut ‘The Transfiguration’ hits UK DVD & Blu on August 14th

rsz_transfigurationTHE TRANSFIGURATION | UK DVD and Blu-ray release 14th August 2017 Dir: Michael O’Shea Starring: Eric Ruffin, Chloe Levine

“A defining vampire film of the mid-2010’s” ★★★★ Empire
“Cleverly written coming-ofage horror” ★★★★ i Newspaper

“A strange, haunting film that sticks with you for days” Shortlist

An atmospheric, intricate study of a troubled young mind, THE TRANSFIGURATION follows orphaned teen Milo (Eric Ruffin) as he immerses himself in vampire lore to escape his troubled life.

In Queens, New York, 14 year-old Milo is a total outsider. Ignored by his schoolmates and bullied by older children, he takes refuge in the apartment he shares with his older brother. To escape his solitude, he studies vampire mythology, to the point of obsession. Milo hides a terrible secret, but a chance encounter with neighbor Sophie (Chloe Levine) leads him to develop new feelings. But will it be enough to quash his dark urges?

This first feature from writer/director Michael O’Shea took Cannes 2016 by storm, where it competed in Un Certain Regard, and received widespread praise for it’s bold, unusual take on the classic coming of age tale… with added bite.

Special features: Filmmakers’ commentary / Making of / Deleted and extended scenes / trailer Genre: Horror / Drama Language: English with English subtitles Runtime: 93 minutes RRP: £17.99 / £21.99 Cat no: TRL356 / TRL356BD

Fractured Visions Present Bloody Moon & Pieces at The Tramshed , Cardiff July 30th!!

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First there were the Drive-Ins… Then the Grindhouses… Now there’s the Tramshed!

FRACTURED VISIONS present… TERROR AT THE TRAMSHED!

FRACTURED VISIONS are proud to present a double-helping of cult movie madness at Tramshed Cinema. Buckle-up, in first class no-less(!), as we bring you the most depraved, frightening and downright insane slices of genre cinema to the BIG SCREEN!

From the erotic and lacerating Gialli of Italy, to the slice and dice of American Slashers and all the way to the gung-ho and slap happy cinema of the East. Each month, FRACTURED VISIONS are giving movie lovers the opportunity to see the wildest examples of cult film in the comfort of Tramshed’s incredible cinema.

Settle in… Grab a beer… And prepare for the onslaught!

The inaugural event will take fans to the exotic delights of Alicante, Spain and then on to America… via Spain again! With two Spanish Slasher films that lovingly tried their best to ape the films coming from America in the wake of John Carpenter’s Halloween. Needless to say, the results are as frenzied and outrageous as you could possible imagine.

First up is legendary Spanish filmmaker Jesús Franco’s only entry into the demented world of Slasher cinema…

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Lovingly nicknamed Uncle Jess by his many fans, 1981’s Bloody Moon marked a radical shift in tone for its prolific director. Known for his ability to adapt and work within any genre, and we mean any; he dabbled in everything from comedic Spy films to Hardcore porn, Uncle Jess blessed his fans with this lone entry in the Slasher cannon; but what an entry!

The buxom young women of language school in Spain are falling prey to a maniacal psychopath with a penchant for sharp objects. All signs point to the disfigured Miguel, an ex-mental patient with a fondness for his own sister, Manuela. Banned in Britain upon its initial release, Bloody Moon is now once again available, and uncut, for the first time since the British government prosecuted it!

They’ll be finishing the night with Juan Piquer Simón’s outrageous Giallo/Slasher hybrid…

PIECES!

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It’s exactly what you think it is…

You don’t have to go to Texas for a chainsaw massacre!” mocked the tagline, and they were right! Shot mostly in Madrid, while trying their damnedest to pass it off as Boston, Pieces is a loveable attempt to cash-in and follow in the footsteps of Friday the 13th ’s violent excess. Once seen, this film is NEVER forgotten.

A chainsaw-wielding madman is on the loose, terrorising the students of a Boston University. The red herrings pile up as quickly as the corpses, everyone’s a suspect… and everyone is a target!

Juan Piquer Simón is no stranger to dedicated horror fans, having provided us with such titles as Slugs and The Rift ,but with Pieces he delivered his masterpiece in splatter carnage. A global cult phenomenon, Pieces is unlike anything you will have seen before…

Cult film fans are not going to want to miss out on this incredible double-bill; seats will be limited so get your tickets early to avoid disappointment!

FRACTURED VISIONS is headed-up by Phillip Escott and Craig Newman, two Cardiff filmmakers with a life-long passion for genre cinema. Their debut film, CRUEL SUMMER,stars Emmerdale’s Danny Miller and was released in February 2017 following its World Premiere at the biggest, and most prestigious, genre film festival in the UK – FrightFest.

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First Trailer released for Gregory Lamberson’s Johnny Gruesome!! Watch it here.

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Red Hell Movies LLC, in association with Slaughtered Lamb Productions and JFR Productions, has released the first trailer for Johnny Gruesome, written and directed by Gregory Lamberson (Slime City, Killer Rack). The supernatural horror thriller is based on Lamberson’s award-winning 2007 novel, which in turn was based on a screenplay he wrote in 1984, at the age of 19.

Erin Elizabeth Heald is the executive producer of Johnny Gruesome, which Lamberson produced with John Renna and Tamar Lamberson. Anthony De La Torre (“Young Jack Sparrow” in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) plays the title role, his first starring vehicle, and served as associate producer.

Michael DeLorenzo (New York Undercover, Resurrection Boulevard) co-stars with a diverse young cast that includes Byron Brown II (The Romans), newcomer Aprilann, Chris Modrzynski (Rainbow Bridge Motel) and Madison Amey. Kim Piazza (Dry Bones) and Richard Lounello (A Mother’s Revenge) are featured as well.

Robby Takac from the Goo Goo Dolls performs the theme song, “Dyin’ Tonight,” which he co-wrote with the film’s composers, Armand John Petri and Joe Rozler. Additional songs were performed by Dean Italiano, Giasone Italiano and Aprilann.

Johnny Gruesome tells the story of Johnny Grissom, a rebellious high school student who is murdered while on a drunken joyride. After his friends conspire to make his death appear accidental, Johnny rises from the grave to exact revenge as a supernatural creature. Lamberson shot the film around Buffalo last year and is now seeking distribution.

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Horror Channel FrightFest 2017 announces monstrous 18th year line-up!!

FrightFest_HorrorChannel_logo1Horror Channel FrightFest 2017 announces monstrous 18th year line-up.

Back in the heart of London’s West End for its 18th ‘adults-only’ anniversary, the world renowned horror and fantasy film festival will take place at the Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema from Aug 24 – Aug 28 2017, taking over five screens to present 64 films including 20 World, 22 European and 18 UK Premieres. Fourteen countries are represented spanning five continents, reflecting the current global popularity of the genre.

The opening night attraction is the global premiere of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s criminally entertaining CULT OF CHUCKY, with writer and director Don Mancini and stars Jennifer Tilly and Fiona Dourif in attendance, alongside the iconic deadly doll of destruction himself. This is the seventh instalment for one of cinema’s most terrifying and enduring franchises and will begin its worldwide rollout on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital in October.

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Cult of Chucky

Mancini said today: “It’s a true pleasure to be hosting the world premiere of CULT OF CHUCKY at FrightFest. I have fond memories of unveiling CURSE OF CHUCKY there in 2013 so it’s great to be returning to the UK’s acknowledged home of horror – especially as this film picks up from where CURSE…left off”.

Two more of the horror genre’s most popular and beloved franchises are given their World Premieres: To celebrate a decade of his cursed Victor Crowley creation, writer/director Adam Green is returning to FrightFest with a version of HATCHET never seen before. Plus, there is a presentation of Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo’s LEATHERFACE, the stunning prequel to the terror classic THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE

FrightFest unveiled a bright new directorial talent when it screened Tyler McIntyre’s PATCHWORK at the Glasgow Film Festival and the closing night film is the UK Premiere of his amazing TRAGEDY GIRLS, where HEATHERS meets SCREAM in a dream combo. It stars super-powered heroines Alexandra Shipp and Brianna Hildebrand.

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Tragedy Girls

FrightFest also welcomes back Adam Wingard with the European Premiere of his supernatural manga DEATH NOTE, Joe Lynch with the European Premiere of his highly infectious action thriller MAYHEM, Mickey Keating with the European Premiere of his eye-shattering PSYCHOPATHS, Graham Skipper with the European Premiere of his surreal sci-fi romance SEQUENCE BREAK and genre favourite Barbara Crampton, who stars in Norbert Kell’s skin-crawler REPLACE, receiving its UK Premiere.

In a programme packed with innovation, uniqueness and individuality, other tips of the ice-pick are Ryan Prows’ powerful cult-in-waiting LOWLIFE, Trent Haaga’s stunning 68 KILL, high voltage THE VILLAINESS hot from Cannes, Alex de la Iglesia’s bleakly comic THE BAR, Miguel Angel Vivas’ remake of the French extreme thriller INSIDE, Daniele Misischia’s undead Romageddon THE END? Todd Tuckers’ affectionately creepy THE TERROR OF HALLOWS EVE, Brandon Christensen’s terrifying STILL/BORN, Sebastien Landry & Laurence Morais-Lagace’s head-exploding GAME OF DEATH, Kurtis David Harder’s provocative sci-fi horror INCONTROL and Royce Gorsuch’s kaleidoscopic mindbender MINDHACK.

Continuing the festival’s important and vital commitment to highlighting the cream of the homegrown crop, our British strand is well-populated with World Premieres for Dominic Brunt’s perverted shocker ATTACK OF THE ADULT BABIES, Christian James’ prison-set vampire comedy FANGED UP and Matthew Heaven’s scorching revenge study ACCOUNTABLE. There are also European Premieres for Dominic Bridge’s debut dark morality tale FREEHOLD, Tom Paton’s nerve-shredding REDWOOD and Benjamin Barfoot’s hilariously blood-soaked DOUBLE DATE. And the ‘First Blood’ strand Is back on the menu with five tasty titles: actor Jason Flemyng’s blood-sucking feature debut EAT LOCALS, Louis Melville’s squaddie shocker BOOTS ON THE GROUND, Hendrik Faller’s ice-cold thriller MOUNTAIN FEVER, Michaël Boucherie’s tattoo-terror WHERE THE SKIN LIES and Peter Stray’s alien-invading black comedy CANARIES.

rsz_babiesThe festival’s accent on rising talent is further enriched with Preston DeFrancis’ extreme slasher RUIN ME, Natasha Kermani’s sci-fi fantasy IMITATION GIRL, Clay Staub’s supernatural detective thriller DEVIL’S GATE, Caroline Labrèche and Steeve Léonard’s mesmerising RADIUS, Samuel Galli’s devilishly shocking OUR EVIL, Andrés Goteira’s dazzling DHOGS, David Chirchirillo’s Tinder Terror GOOD MATCH, Tini Tuellman’s spine-chilling psycho suspense thriller FREDDY/EDDY, Haritz Zubillaga’s car-killing giallo THE GLASS COFFIN, Scott Poiley’s hard-edged chiller EXHUME, Adam Graveley’s Aussie outback shocker 3RD NIGHT, Michael Mongillo’s audacious and haunting DIANE, Peter Ricq’s stark comedy DEAD SHACK and Carlos Algara and Alejandro Martinez-Beltran’s gripping psychological twister VERONICA.

Three documentaries will receive their eagerly awaited premieres at FrightFest this year. KING COHEN: THE WILD WORLD OF FILMMAKER LARRY COHEN is a dazzling career overview of the maverick director behind such classic horrors as IT’S ALIVE, Q THE WINGED SERPENT, fantasy television series like ‘The Invaders’, HELL UP IN HARLEM Blaxploitation, recent releases CELLULAR and soon the MANIAC COP remake. We welcome back on screen Kane Hodder, everyone’s favourite Jason Voorhees in the FRIDAY THE 13th series, with his moving and eye-opening TO HELL AND BACK: THE KANE HODDER STORY. Finally there’s the extraordinary MANSFIELD 66/67, a super Hollywood Babylon-style whisk through the final years of movie goddess Jayne Mansfield’s life and untimely, possibly Satanic, death.

Other attractions include Emilia Clarke in VOICE FROM THE STONE, Robert Englund in NIGHTWORLD, the French graphic novel adaptation ALONE, the outrageous gore-fest MEATBALL MACHINE KODOKU, the Aussie chiller KILLING GROUND, the hilarious TOP KNOT DETECTIVE and Episodes 1 & 2 of the amazing Japanese TV series CROW‘S BLOOD. Plus two FrightFest Glasgow hits are being rescreened: Simon Rumley’s FASHIONISTA and Colin Minihan’s IT STAINS THE SANDS RED.

This year’s retrospective restoration strand highlights the underrated British horror DREAM DEMON, RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD III, two classic Hammers, BLOOD FROM THE MUMMY’S TOMB and DEMONS OF THE MIND, plus the longest version found of the seminal proto-giallo DEATH LAID AN EGG, lovingly restored by Nucleus Films’ Jake West and Marc Morris.

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The Duke Mitchell Film Club is back with a hosted presentation of the UK premiere of Stefan Ruzowsky’s COLD HELL, a gripping serial killer thriller. This is followed by the not-to-be missed DUKE MITCHELL PARTY, where the audience and invited special guests can expect all manner of madness guaranteed to kick off your Saturday late night in style.

Alan Jones, co-director of FrightFest, said today: “The whole cinema landscape is changing and Horror Channel FrightFest is listening. We know the fans want to see the films first, see them fast and see them in an environment that is second to none. That’s why we have what we believe is the finest line-up ever assembled and are showcasing the superlative selection in premium surroundings. So, the West End becomes the Dark Heart of London once again. And we’ve made it to our 18th birthday. It’s going to be quite some party”.

This year’s guest list, special events and the Short Film Showcase entries will all be announced in the coming weeks.

Festival passes will go on sale Sat 1 July at noon and will only be available to buy online: http://www.frightfest.co.uk/tickets.html

Single tickets will go on sale on Sat 29 July from 9am.

For full programme details: http://www.frightfest.co.uk/tickets.html