Arrow Video FrightFest 2019 is delighted to present Graham Humphreys’ Aurora Monster-inspired artwork for this year’s annual Bank Holiday event, the UK’s largest celebration of genre cinema, taking place at Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema between Thurs Aug 22 & Mon Aug 26, 2019.
Graham revealed today: “Emerging each year from the charnal grounds, the monster tears open his own flesh to reveal the FrightFest numerical milestone, the 20th year! Inspired by the glow kits of the early 1970s, four ghastly apparitions flank the anti-hero, the Four Horror-men of the Annual-Gorefest! Each a-glow with sinister light”.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that Arrow Video FrightFest, in conjunction with UK distribution outfit Blue Finch Films and short film funding company Genera, has launched a new initiative to help finance genre short films. Called ‘Fresh Blood’, the partners will look to help finance short form projects in the latter stages of development in the bid to discover new voices in the world of genre filmmaking.
Submissions for the fund will start on the 5th June 2019 and filmmakers can apply at www.generafilms.com. The closing date is 31st July and the shortlisted finalists will be announced on 14th August. Shortlisted finalists will then have the opportunity to pitch their project in front of an industry panel during the festival, who will then decide the winning film.
This year will be the festival’s 20th edition, with their full line-up to be announced on Thurs 4th July.
FrightFest, running since 2000, is the most prestigious horror fantasy movie event in the UK. Run by Paul McEvoy, Ian Rattray, Alan Jones and Greg Day, the main FrightFest event takes place annually over the August Bank Holiday in London. They also have their own strand at the Glasgow Film Festival and run a distribution label, FrightFest Presents, in partnership with Signature Entertainment.