It’s a little over a month until Horror Channel FrightFest 2016 kicks off, and we absolutely cannot wait. As if the awesome line-up of previously announced films wasn’t enough, there have been some more additions to the already packed roster.
First up, some new films have been named. There’s Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton’s The Neighbor, which is the latest grisly chiller from the duo who brought us The Collector and The Collection (they also wrote several Saw sequels, including Official Best Saw Sequel Saw VI), and which stars their regular collaborator Josh Stewart and rising star Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes).
There’s also Siren, which is the feature length adaptation of that terrifying “I like you” ‘Amateur Night’ V/H/S segment by David Bruckner, directed by Gregg Bishop (Dance Of The Dead) and starring Hannah Fierman and Chase Williamson.
Plus, there’s the Arrow restoration of HG Lewis’ classic Blood Feast to go with the world premiere of the remake, which means there should be quite literally buckets of gore for everyone.
We’re also excited about the talks being given in the Discovery Screen, which will provide some fascinating insight from industry professionals. The excellent James Moran (Cockneys Vs Zombies, Tower Block) will be giving a horror writing masterclass, special effects wizard Dan Martin (who’s worked on everything from Nina Forever and High-Rise to The Human Centipede 2 and A Field In England) will be giving a demonstration, author/filmmaker Paul Davis will be on hand to talk about his new book on his expert subject and everyone’s favourite werewolf movie An American Werewolf In London (It’s called Beware The Moon and we need a copy), and Digital Spy’s Movies Editor and horror expert Rosie Fletcher will be hosting a “Women In Horror” symposium.
Alice Lowe, Paul Hyett, The Ford Brothers, Kate Shenton and Shaun Robert Smith will also be on hand for the inaugural Screen International Hororr Rising Star award.
The full guest list for the festival has also been announced and, as ever, we’ll be seeing a huge number of filmmakers, actors and writers on hand to introduce their films and answer audience questions, so get your tickets now!
Horror Channel FrightFest runs from 25-For more information, head to the Horror Channel FrightFest website.