FrightFest and Signature Entertainment has announced a new venture - FrightFest Presents - to give a host of great terror movies on general release.
Among the titles in the first phase are: The Dark, directed by Justin P. Lange and Klemens Hufnagl, Secret Santa, directed by Adam Marcus (Texas Chainsaw 3D), Boar, directed by Chris Sun (Daddy’s Little Girl) and starring genre legends Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects) and John Jarratt (Wolf Creek), David Baker’s Pimped starring Benedict Samuel (The Walking Dead), Lifechanger, directed by Justin McConnell and Ante Novakovic’s appropriately named Fright Fest.
Alan Jones, journalist and co-director of the FrightFest event (which takes place in London’s Leicester Square every August) said: “FrightFest is thrilled to announce the premiere roster of titles on the FrightFest Presents label in partnership with Signature. We’ve got the right - and fright - mix together and are delighted by our exciting acquisitions with the UK’s brightest, best and most versatile distributor. We’ve known from our 19 years as the UK’s top genre festival that there has always been an appetite for the scream of the crop, carefully handpicked by the veteran FrightFest crew. Now, with the genre at an all-time prolific high, FrightFest together with Signature can supply the building demand for quality horror, sci-fi, thriller and fantasy.”
Claire Loewenthal, Head of Marketing at Signature Entertainment says “FrightFest Presents will be bringing the very best in genre cinema to UK homes. Our slate promises to be an exciting and eclectic roster of high-end, acclaimed and - above all - gore-filled entertaining movies that film goers will revel in for years to come. Working with the most talented and anticipated filmmakers in the game and the incredible exposure and pedigree that comes with having a FrightFest stamp of approval, along with the incredible expertise from the Signature team, means these wonderful films will be given the very best platform in the UK.”
The director of Secret Santa, Adam Marcus, says, “We searched for close to a year to find a distributor that was the right fit for our film. Someone with the same mad sense of humour and Grand Guignol vision to fit our brand of horror. Then along came Alan Jones and the lunatics at FrightFest. A gang so ready for straight-jackets that they were able to recognise just what we were up to. Soon after came Liz and Claire and the rest of the maniacs at Signature, who like the FrightFest lunatics, were ready to set our ship of fools afloat... while on fire! This became the right team to introduce our terrifying Christmas baby, Secret Santa, to the world. I feel so blessed to have found a distribution family as dysfunctional and twisted as my own. God bless us, everyone.”