London After Midnight

Keep up to date on horror happenings in merry old England – home of Hammer Films, Jack the Ripper, Count Dracula, Baron Frankenstein, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. News of film festivals, Region 2 DVDs, and movies that do not make it to the U.S. side of the Atlantic.

London After Midnight: Film4 FrightFest to screen Hatchet 2 and Last Exorcism

London After Midnight: Film4 FrightFest to screen Hatchet 2 and Last Exorcism

August 26 this year sees the World Premier of HATCHET 2 at this this year’s Film4 FrightFest in London’s Empire Cinema. The opening night event will be attended by director Adam Green and cast members including Kane Hodder, Danielle Harris and Tony Todd.
HATCHET 2 promises even more gore and darker humour. Green says “Having the [...]

London After Midnight: Edinburgh's FAB Fest Films Announced

London After Midnight: Edinburgh’s FAB Fest Films Announced

The FAB Fest horror and fantasy festival will run from 30th April to 2nd May inclusive. Screening more than 15 features at The Filmhouse Theatre in Edinburgh, the festival promises to be frighteningly entertaining. Announcing lost treasures and premieres, guest appearances, give-aways and Q & As, the organisers are promising three days of movie excess.
Premieres [...]

London After Midnight - Day of the Undead Festival

London After Midnight – Day of the Undead Festival

Wow! This one very nearly slipped through my net! DAY OF THE UNDEAD scheduled for 28th November 2009 in Phoenix Square, Leicester, England is a 12-hour Zombie-fest,  now in its third year. It promises Zombie films, make-up artists, computer games (with great prize for whoever kills the most virtual Zombies!), caricaturists, book signings, horror traders, and a [...]

London After Midnight: Abertoir Horror Festival Review

London After Midnight: Abertoir Horror Festival Review

We managed to survive our trip to Wales for the Abertoir Festival in spite of the all-consuming fog that threatened to swallow us up on what turned out to be a quite perilous journey home in the wee hours of Monday morning. As delighted as we were to return from Aberystwyth, and leave behind the [...]

London After Midnight: Mayhem Horror Festival Review

London After Midnight: Mayhem Horror Festival Review

With such a lot of great festivals to choose from this Halloween, it wasn’t an easy decision, but I had to choose – eventually I opted for the Mayhem Horror Festival in Nottingham, England, which ran from 29th October to 1st November. There was always a risk of regret, but I liked the look of [...]

Shadow Writer-Director Federico Zampaglione - Interview

Shadow Writer-Director Federico Zampaglione – Interview

Federico Zampaglione’s stunning genre debut SHADOW was well received at Frightfest in August, before moving on to the Sitges festival in October. He’s now being heralded as Italy’s next master of horror, following in the footsteps of genre greats such as Dario Argento and Lamberto Bava. I was lucky enough to catch up with him for [...]

London After Midnight: The Bram Stoker International Film Festival Review

London After Midnight: The Bram Stoker International Film Festival Review

I have just returned from THE BRAM STOKER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, which took place in Whitby, England from 16th to 19th October. This was the first year for the festival and I was pleasantly surprised at how well organised and professional it was. I had an amazing time and met some great people.
Let’s start with [...]

London After Midnight: It's Grimm Up North

London After Midnight: It’s Grimm Up North

Declaring that “nothing before has been as big, as bold and as bloody” GRIMM UP NORTH is a brand new horror festival that takes place at The Odeon Printworks in Manchester, England from 30th October to 1st of November. This festival will screen over 30 films and is advertising red carpet premieres with special guest appearances, and previews of the gaming industry’s hottest unreleased titles. There’ll also be a Zombie Ball where you can kill some time with the Halloween Horror Hunt and other bloodcurdling entertainment.

London After Midnight: Mayhem Festival Line-up Confirmed

London After Midnight: Mayhem Festival Line-up Confirmed

As the Mayhem Horror Festival draws ever closer, the line-up of brilliant movies is now locked in place. Unfortunately due to conflicting schedules, they’ve had to drop I SELL THE DEAD. Not that this should impact them too much, as there is still plenty for the discerning horror fan to get his/her fangs into.
In addition [...]

London After Midnight: British Horror Festivals, So Good They're Scary!

London After Midnight: British Horror Festivals, So Good They’re Scary!

One of the organisers of  THE MAYHEM HORROR FESTIVAL has very kindly given me a few updates. Firstly, and most importantly for anyone wishing to attend, the website to purchase tickets is www.broadway.org.uk  (not “co.uk” as previously stated), and tickets will be on sale in the very near future. The festival’s official site, where you can [...]