The poster for this year’s Arrow Video FrightFest has been unleashed. Painted by the legendary Graham Humphreys, it depicts some of the iconic films that have been screened in the past at the festival of fear.

Talking about the design, Graham revealed: “The predominant theme is a celebration of past ‘trophy’ films. I took my inspiration references from an old paperback cover ‘Vincent Price presents: The Price of Fear’, in which Vincent’s head is depicted mounted on a wooden shield. It seemed the perfect way to represent the films, with key portraiture represented as mounted heads. Rather than mount the head of the regular FrightFest monster, I thought it would be fun to turn him into the roaring lion of MGM’s familiar mascot!

frightfest poster trophy

This year’s annual Bank Holiday event, the UK’s largest celebration of genre cinema, takes place at Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema between Thurs Aug 25th and Mon Aug 29th.

This year’s line-up of films will be announced on Thursday 14th July at 2pm BST, so check back here for more details!

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