Any regular visitor to this site knows that the annual Film4 Frightfest five-day horrorthon is hands down our best time of the year.

Well, things look to get potentially bigger and better in 2014 with the news today that the festival is moving from London’s Empire Cinema to the Vue West End, offering more screens and therefore hopefully even more gory delights.

Frightfest co-director Alan Jones said: “Re-locating for this year’s event will allow us to be even more creative and ambitious, whilst still retaining our unique blend of inclusiveness and great value for money.

“The beauty of the horror fantasy genre is it consistently reinvents itself to stay a fresh and vital part of the cinema-going experience.

“Event festivals like ours that are now an acknowledged part of the global genre fabric must lead by example to stay relevant and ahead of the game.”

This year’s festival runs from August 21-25, with organisers revealing they plan a list of special functions in the run up to the festival itself.

This year’s extravaganza will be the 15th incarnation of the genre shindig, and we’re already counting down the days.



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Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle