It’s been announced that due to the restrictions on social distancing brought in by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Arrow Video FrightFest has been cancelled,
One of the highlights of the horror calendar, it would have been its 21st year this August. However, the team plan to be back for their traditional Halloween evet, which will be expanded this year.
Co-director Alan Jones said: “Sadly, we won’t be able to come together and celebrate our 21st year in the summer but rest assured, we will make our London Halloween event one to remember. FrightFest has always been about the genre community joining together, not just to embrace films but to demonstrate our unique spirit of supportive closeness”.
Artist Graham Humphreys has created a poster for the Halloween event, adding: “The image presented a huge challenge. Not only had the pandemic erased any hope of a regular FrightFest schedule, but the possibility of a Halloween event needed to be addressed. This year's monster needed to consider his Covid-19 response with a mask and goggles. The poster for 'Halloween II' inspired a way to present the full face without risking infection! Is the bat his friendly familiar - or the bringer of pestilence? You decide!”
Ticket details for the Halloween event will be announced soon.