Jan 16, 2017

CONTEST: Win Roger Corman's Death Race 2050 on Blu-Ray


ENTER TO WIN:

DEATH RACE 2050 on BLU-RAY!

"Legendary filmmaking icon, Roger Corman, is back with his most outrageous film yet in this sensational, action-packed and darkly humourous reboot of the original Death Race 2000! It’s the year 2050 and America is controlled by an all-powerful corporate government ruled by The Chairman (Malcolm McDowell). The masses have been brainwashed with violent virtual-reality entertainment. The event of the year is the Death Race, in which a motley crew of violent drivers compete in a cross-country road race, scoring points for shamelessly running people over and driving each other off the road. The reigning champion and fan favourite, Frankenstein (Manu Bennett), who’s half-man half-machine, wants to take the crown, but his rebel spy co-pilot threatens his legacy."

Roger Corman's DEATH RACE 2050 comes to Bluray Tuesday, January 17! We have two copies to giveaway courtesy of Universal Home Media.



HOW TO WIN:

Email aaron@frightnighttheatre.com with the subject-line DEATH RACE CONTEST. Please include your full name and mailing address in Ontario.

Contest closes at 11:59PM, Wednesday, January 18, 2017. This contest is open to residents of Ontario, Canada, eighteen years and older. Only winners will be notified.

Jan 11, 2017

Regular Submissions Close February 1st



Our regular call for submissions to be considered for the March 2017  Fright Night Theatre Film Festival close at the beginning of February. Our fun, freaky, and frightful indie film festival is seeking feature length and short films in the horror, cult, and exploitation genre that thrill, chill, and kill. Join us for our blockbuster 9th year as Hamilton, Ontario's only dedicated genre film festival event by fans, for fans.

All of our submissions are handled through Filmfreeway.com

For detailed entry rules and/or entry category descriptions, please visit our Submissions Page.

Nov 17, 2016

CALL FOR ENTRIES - FNTFF 2017

DON'T BE SCARED. ANSWER THE CALL


SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN

Our 2017 call for submissions are now open! Our fun, freaky, and frightful indie film festival is seeking feature length and short films in the horror, cult, and exploitation genre that thrill, chill, and kill. Join us for our blockbuster 9th year as Hamilton, Ontario's only dedicated genre film festival event by fans, for fans.

NEXT FESTIVAL DATE: MARCH 24 - 26, 2017


All of our submissions are handled through Filmfreeway.com

Our super early bird entry rate is $10 for features, $5 for shorts, and student entries are free (with proof of student status) before December 1st.

For detailed entry rules and/or entry category descriptions, please visit our Submissions Page.

Oct 7, 2016

FNTFF Fall 2016 Award Winners Announced


Last weekend, the Fall edition of the Fright Night Theatre Film Festival wrapped in Hamilton, ON after two days of thrills, chills, and kills! We are thrilled to announce today our award-winning films and filmmakers.

FRIGHT NIGHT THEATRE AWARDS 
- Fall 2016 -

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS
As voted by the in-attendance audience

BEST FILM

Nova Seed
(Director - Nick DiLiberto / Producers - Ricardo Curtis, Adele DiLiberto, John DiLiberto, Wes Lui)



BEST SHORT

Kookie
(Director - Justin Harding)



SELECTION COMMITTEE AWARDS
As voted by the Fright Night Theatre programming team

== FEATURE FILMS ==


SCARIEST FILM
The Dark Tapes (dir. Michael McQuown)



MOST SHOCKING FILM
Plank Face (dir. Scott Schirmer)



FUNNIEST FILM
Night of Something Strange (dir. Jonathan Straiton)


BEST DIRECTOR
Chris Kemble & J.P. Davidson (Brackenmore)


BEST ACTOR
Nathan Barrett (Plank Face)


BEST ACTRESS
Sophie Hopkins (Brackenmore)


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jamie Scott Gordon (Bonejangles)


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Ellie Church (Plank Face)


BEST WRITING
Brackenmore -  Chris Kemble & Brian Teles


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Brian K. Williams (Plank Face)



BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
Attack of the Lederhosenzombies





BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
The Dark Tapes



BEST MUSICAL SCORE
Plank Face- Brian K. Williams



BEST VILLAIN
Nova Seed- Doctor Mindskull



ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP FX
Attack of the Lederhosenzombies



BEST MONSTER
The Dark Tapes





 == SHORT FILMS ==


BEST HORROR SHORT
Monsters (dir. Steve Desmond)


MOST SHOCKING SHORT
The Stylist (dir. Jill Gevargizian)



BEST COMEDIC SHORT
Kookie (dir. Justin Harding)


BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Graveyard Shift (dir. Carlos Schvepper)


BEST FANTASY SHORT
The Birch (dir. Ben Franklin & Anthony Melton)


BEST CANADIAN SHORT
Kookie (dir. Justin Harding)




Oct 4, 2016

That's a Wrap: Fall FNTFF 2016



That's a wrap on the Fall 2016 edition of Hamilton's Fright Night Theatre Film Festival!


After two days of horror, cult, and exploitation film celebration, the Fall edition of the Fright Night Theatre Film Festival in Hamilton, ON has officially concluded on the evening of October 1st. With seven fiendish feature films and 21 shocking shorts, the Fall 2016 edition of the Fright Night Theatre Film Festival offered something for every fan of fringe film-making -- from gut-wrenching horror dramas to outrageous horror-comedies. Highlights from this season's fest included the World Premiere of UK horror-drama Brackenmore, the North American Premiere of Attack of the Lederhosenzombies, the Hamilton Premiere of hand-drawn animated feature Nova Seed, and the Canadian Premiere of the gross-out Night of Something Strange, which whipped our audience up into a frenzy of stomach-churning hilarity.

To set the tone within the Staircase Theatre, SUBTLE IMPERFECTIONS provided some deadly decor from hand-crafted horror signs to a fan-favorite mock guillotine and a Jason meets Chucky "Your Face Here" carnival photo-op.

TIK-TIK director Larica Perera about to lose her head in front of her cast and crew
The Fright Night Theatre Film Festival would like to thank its community sponsors The Hamilton Film Festival, Black Fawn Distribution, Trash Palace, The Gifted, Haunted Hamilton, and Grim Details. We'd also like to thank all our Fall 2016 programmers and volunteers, especially Laurel Goertz , Riley Cranston, Jesse Gordon, and Jeff Watson.

Stay tuned for the announcement of the Fright Night Theatre Film Festival Awards later this week.


Sep 12, 2016

FULL SCHEDULE AND TICKETS NOW LIVE

FALL 2016 FILM SCHEDULE



SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 01
The Staircase Theatre (27 Dundurn St. N, Hamilton, ON)
Admittance restricted to people 18 years of age or older unless otherwise noted


Fright fans, behold our full schedule for the Fall 2016 edition of the Fright Night Theatre Film Festival. With 7 features and 21 shorts over the course of two days of horror, cult, exploitation, and genre mayhem, the FNTFF offers thrills, chills, and kills for all tastes. Order your festival passes or advance tickets now before they sell out.

Be the first in Canada to experience this spine-tingling thriller from the UK that's Wicker Man meets Roesemary's Baby. After the untimely death of a relative, a young woman must return to her ancestral home in Ireland where she soon discovers that the suspicious townsfolk are harboring a dark and ancient secret. Trailer 
Screens with short film THE BIRCH
 







A program of six acclaimed horror shorts that showcase the monsters that haunt our nightmares, stalk our streets, and lurk deep within the hearts of all of us.
  

A man is captured by a family of feral, wood-dwelling cannibals who want to make him one of their tribe.
Screens with short film NEVER TEAR US APART
 



A rag-tag group of cops tasked with transporting an unstoppable killing machine must survive a hellish pit stop: a cursed town where the dead rise from their graves!
Screens with short film NIGHTTIME IS COLD AND  LONELY LIKE A MOTEL ALONGSIDE A DESOLATE ROAD
 
SAT, OCTOBER 01

Beneath the decay of a dying world lives the Mad Doctor Mindskull. Using the planet’s power of creation he has created the ultimate Weapon. Can mankind find a way to stop this Evil before time runs out? The only answer lies within the Nova Seed. 
Screens with short film GRAVEYARD SHIFT
 
A second block of unique horror shorts that will thrill you, chill you, and perhaps even kill you with nightmare creatures, creepy kids, gangster ghosts, and ultra violence.
 











5:15 PM || THE DARK TAPES (Canadian Premiere)
A genre-defying mixture of horror, sci-fi, myth, mystery and thrills told through a collection of found footage videos that document the existence of ghosts, spirits, demons and more from the paranormal world.
Screens with short film NASTY











7:30 PM || ATTACK OF THE LEDERHOSENZOMBIES (North American Premiere)
Zombie action in the Alps: a group of young snowboarders is stuck at a remote mountain ski resort where an all-night apr├ęs-ski party soon turns into a hellish nightmare of undead mayhem.
Screens with short film CARTAPHILUS
 










9:45 PM || NIGHT OF SOMETHING STRANGE (Canadian Premiere)
Teenage friends out for Spring Break get unexpectedly detoured to an isolated motel where a deadly STD virus now runs rampant, turning those infected into the living dead.
Screens with short film INTO THE MUD