Central City Media are delighted to announce that the documentary FRIGHTFEST: BENEATH THE DARK HEART OF CINEMA is released on 4th March. It will be available digitally via iTunes, Amazon, Virgin Media, Google Play and YouTube.

Featuring a mix of newly recorded interviews, archive and behind the scenes footage, the critically-acclaimed documentary casts an unflinching eye over the history of one of the world’s leading genre festivals. Follow the trials and tribulations of four unlikely partners, thrown together into a high-pressure festival environment, forging horror history that’s been nineteen years in the making.

The organisers and fans chart the history of the festival and discuss the key films and events that have helped shape the event since its inception in 2000, and attempt to explain what’s been behind the festival’s ever growing success.

A host of filmmakers including Adam Green (HATCHET), Joe Lynch (MAYHEM) and Dominic Brunt (ATTACK OF THE ADULT BABIES) also talk about their relationship with the festival and the impact it’s had on their careers. Also features Gareth Edwards, Eli Roth, Robert Englund, Simon Rumley, Soska Sisters, Tom Six and Jake West.

We can’t wait for this one, especially after missing it at last year’s Frightfest – where it received a rapturous reception.

Here’s a trailer:

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

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