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News Round-up Week Ending 17 July 2012

Horror Channel Horror channel announce short film showcase

Horror Channel have announced the line-up for the FrightFest 2012 International Short Film Showcase. The 90 minute showing of films starts at 1pm on Sunday 26 August at the Empire Cinema in London’s Leicester Square.

“It’s another fantastic line-up we’re proud to be sponsoring at FrightFest,” said  Chello Zone’s Chief Programming Officer Chris Sharp. “Supporting new talent is key to Horror Channel’s success. With most directors starting their careers with a short film, we’ll be keeping a beady-eye on this year’s showcase.  Our very own Emily Booth and team will be there capturing all the mayhem and interviewing the top talent for our viewers and website visitors.  We’ll also be broadcasting from the festival to our Horror Channel viewers in Italy and are especially impressed by the calibre of Italian film-makers attending this year. Get your autograph books ready!”

For the full programme visit the Horror Channel website. 

Trust by David MoodyDavid Moody releases Trust

Author of the Hater and Autumn horror novels, David Moody, has released a revised, re-written and expanded version of his novel Trust, a cult science-­fiction story of three hundred aliens stranded on another planet when their ship breaks down. Moody describes Trust as an anti­science-­fiction novel. “It’s the story of one man struggling to find his place in a rapidly changing world, which just happens to have recently been changed forever by the arrival of intelligent life from another planet. It’s exactly what War of the Worlds, Independence Day, V, and all the other alien invasion stories you remember isn’t.”

The book is now available from all good retailers, for more information visit the Trust website.

New Resident Evil 6 footage

San Diego Comic-Con featured a debut of a new playable version of Resident Evil 6, which features missions for the games protagonists. At Comic-Con the development team further showcased new content from this highly anticipated addition to the series.

Simon Ward passes away

Simon Ward died on 20 July aged 70 after a long-term illness. He played Karl in Hammer Horror’s Frankenstein must be Destroyed.

JO BALDWIN

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