Grimmfest; the horror and cult film festival in Manchester, North England, is fast becoming one of the most prominent genre festivals in the UK attracting premieres, special guests and plenty of media attention.
This year the festival kicked off with what may be two of the most talked about horror films of the year, Scott Derrickson’s unbearably creepy Sinister and American Mary; the ultra stylish sophomore effort from the immeasurably talented Twisted Twins (Dead Hooker In a Trunk) that both scared and impressed audiences in equal measure.
Bloody Disgusting joined in the fun on Saturday for a day full of independent gems, top rate shorts and a couple of pleasant surprises. Head inside for a round up of the best bits! READ MORE
This morning we announced the 13th annual Film4 FrightFest line up that will unload from Thursday, August 23 to Monday, August 27. The UK’s leading event for horror fantasy fans will be back at the Empire Cinema in London’s Leicester Square to present 48 films in three screens. (Check out the festivals official website for ticket info.)
Part of the announcement, the Best of British horror fantasy gets its usual FF fanfare with their already announced opening film Paul Hyett’s The Seasoning House and closer, James Nunn and Ronnie Thompson’s Tower Block. Also showcased are Peter Strickland’s extraordinary Italian horror deconstruction Berberian Sound Studio, Jon Wright’s creature feature Grabbers, the living dead romp Cockneys vs. Zombies, the human experiment warning Guinea Pigs, the killer clown comedy Stitches, the cannibal serial killer chiller Sawney, the psycho cop thriller May I Kill U?, the gory allegory Before Dawn (above), the fear of The Inside and the frightening Community.
Some new images have been released from a few of the aforementioned films. Dig on ‘em inside! READ MORE
Well, this is big news for horror fans everywhere. IDW has just announced that Bob Powell’s Terror, printed under their Yoe! Books imprint has been named as the number four graphic novel of the year by USA Today. Those well versed in classic horror comics know that Powell’s influence on the genre is monumental, offering some of the most terrifying illustrations in the genre. Bob Powell’s Terror collects the very best of his works in a single volume. You can check out more from IDW down below. Read on for the skinny…