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Mark H. Harris

Fangoria FrightFest: 8 Different Films to Die For

By June 7, 2010

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It's debatable how successful the After Dark Horrorfest has been as a theatrical endeavor since it began in 2006, but its performance on home video has helped pave the way for other "branded" horror movie series, from After Dark's own "Originals" to Ghost House Underground to the latest, Fangoria FrightFest.

A collaboration between horror magazine Fangoria and film distributor Lightning Media, FrightFest gathers eight movies -- Fragile, The Tomb, Grimm Love, Road Kill, Dark House (pictured), Hunger, Pig Hunt and The Haunting -- featuring an impressive array of talent, including stars Calista Flockhart, Keri Russell, Wes Bentley, Michael Madsen, Eric Roberts, Christa Campbell and Jeffrey Combs and the directors of REC, Jason X and The Hills Have Eyes II.

Unlike the Horrorfest, only one of the eight will receive a theatrical run -- to be determined by YOUR votes from June 22 through July 19 at www.FangoriaFrightFest.com. The winner will get a limited release in late July, and then all eight will hit DVD on September 28 (although Blockbuster will get them on August 6). They will air on basic cable (SyFy?) sometime after Halloween.

Sources: Fangoria, Home Media Magazine


June 8, 2010 at 4:30 pm
(1) revol44 says:

Is The Tomb really based off Edgar Allen Poe’s story The Tomb of Ligeia? The cast looks pretty appealing. Eric Roberts, Michael Madsen and Wes Bentley. Can’t go wrong with this one.

July 14, 2010 at 5:38 pm
(2) immovienut says:

I saw this Dark House at Shriekfest (where it won best picture BTW) and it was a very scary, fun, joyride. The movie had me scared, laughing, then scared and laughing again. I left the small theater having truly had a good time, as did the other members of the audience. I highly recommend this movie if you can see it

July 26, 2010 at 12:35 pm
(3) Jonesin says:

Dark House ended up winning! I was rooting for it throughout the competition… but I have already added all the movies to my Blockbuster que, they’re all going to be available August 6.

September 23, 2010 at 6:11 pm
(4) HeyBullfrog says:

Forget Dark House & The Tomb. When I get my copy of Hunger in 5 days from Best Buy, people will know which movie reigns supreme. The cannibals will eat out the losers.

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