Back in the heart of London's West End for its 18th 'adult-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 critically 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 installment for one of the cinema's most terrifying and enduring franchises and will begin its worldwide rollout on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital in October.
Mancini said: "it's true pleasure to be hosting the world premiere of CULT OF CHUCKY at FrightFest. I have fond memories of unveiling CURSE OF CHUCKY there is 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."
Dubbed “the Woodstock of Gore” by director Guillermo Del Toro, FrightFest was created in 2000 by film producer Paul McEvoy, journalist and broadcaster Alan Jones and film distributor/booker Ian Rattray. Greg Day, the festival’s long standing PR, became a joint director in 2007. From its cult roots at the Prince Charles Cinema it has grown to become one of the genre’s most vibrant, credible and recognisable brands, helping to launch the careers of directors such as Simon Rumley, Christopher Smith, Eli Roth, Neil Marshall and Simon Hunter. Apart from the annual 5-day event in London, FrightFest has an ever-growing strand at the Glasgow Film Festival, hosts a nationwide Halloween horrorthon and showcases special screenings throughout the year. It has teamed up with Icon Films Distribution to release FrightFest curated films under the banner ‘FrightFest Presents’.
ABOUT HORROR CHANNEL
Horror Channel is the UK’s original channel dedicated to the dark side of cinema and television. With an eclectic mix of ground-breaking and genre-defining content including niche, cult and box office smash movies along with fantasy, sci-fi and supernatural series, you'll be entertained and terrified.
Available in over 26 million UK households, Horror Channel and timeshift channel Horror Channel +1 reach an average of 3.3 million adults every month. Popular shows include TV series “Star Trek: The Original Series”, “The 4400”, “Land Of The Giants” and “Tales From The Darkside”; and a movie portfolio spanning all horror genres featuring some of the most controversial films made in the history of horror.
Launched in November 2009, Horror Channel is part of the fastest growing portfolio of entertainment channels in the UK, a partnership between CBS Studios International and leading international broadcaster AMC Networks International - UK.
AMC Networks International - UK is a business unit of AMC Networks International, a leading producer and distributor of television channels distributed to more than 390 million households in 140 countries and spanning a range of genres, including movie, lifestyle, entertainment, sports, children’s and factual. AMC Networks International is an international programming division of AMC Networks.
ABOUT UNIVERSAL 1440 ENTERTAINMENT, LLC:
The Universal 1440 Entertainment banner develops and produces live-action and animated non-theatrical productions directly for distribution in all media worldwide. Since its formation in 2005, the group has assembled an exceptional roster of animated family fare, including the Daytime Emmy®-winning Curious George television series for PBS Kids and Hulu; as well as the latest installment of the beloved The Land Before Time film series, The Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave. The group also has successfully built upon some of Universal’s highly celebrated live-action, comedy and drama franchises, Scorpion King, Death Race, Jarhead, American Pie, Honey and Bring It On. Projects currently readying for release include the latest in the terrifying suspense saga Cult of Chucky, the newest installment of the epic sci-fi adventure hit Tremors, the all-new animated family film Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You and the next chapter of the cherished cheerleading comedy Bring it On: Worldwide #Cheersmack.
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