March 23, 2023

Arrow Video FrightFest Announce It’s ‘Going Digital’


With life slowly getting back to some form of normality, we desire the big screen once again. The Dark Heart of cinema Arrow Video FrightFest will be going virtual!

The festival recently announced the traditional August Bank Holiday was postponed due to Covid-19. Moving the annual event to it’s Halloween spot in October, however it’s left a dark void, not now. As they’ll be presenting up to twenty-five films from Friday 28th August to Monday 31st August inclusive.

This online festival is an addition to the Halloween event with Frightfest delivering a mammoth year for genre fans. This Digital version will still have all those extra we expect from a festival including special guest intros, Q & A’s, short film showcase. They are hoping to include some free Live events, what they’ll be we don’t know as things are still at the planning stage.

Related: Arrow Video Frightfest Postponed Until October

Ian Rattray, FrightFest co-director said today: “Although we can’t recreate the special atmosphere of our public gatherings, we hope our online event will go some way to bringing the fans and filmmakers back together, not just to watch some great new films but also to carry on the community spirit that FrightFest is famous for. And, of course, we welcome genre fans who have been unable to attend in person before and who will be joining us for the first time”.

Arrow Video will continue as headline sponsor and Mike Hewitt, Head of Sales & Marketing commented: “We’re incredibly proud to be acting as headline sponsor of the UK’s premiere genre event, FrightFest, for a third year running. In these changing and challenging times, we need to adapt to new ways, and although we are clearly sad that this year’s August event will not be in a physical form, we are really pleased and excited that the team have decided to retain the summer genre festival spirit in a new online format. We hugely look forward to working with the team in making Arrow Video FrightFest Digital Edition a hugely engaging and successful experience this August Bank Holiday.

Other partners confirmed at this stage include global entertainment outlet Den of Geek and online pop culture retailer Zavvi.

2020 has been a devastating year for everyone. Only Arrow Video FrightFest Glasgow which happened in March went ahead successfully. Now Frightfesters may just get their Triple dose of genre!

Passes and individual tickets will be available and go on sale early August. The films will be geo-blocked for viewers in the UK. More details will be announced in the coming weeks, alongside the line-up of films.