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On a day when we're all a bit shellshocked over the result of the EU referendum, there is at least a small ray of sunshine to cheer us up. Frightfest has revealed the Graham Humphreys artwork for its 2016 festival, which also welcomes Horror Channel as its headline sponsor. Thanks for the pick-me-up, guys, it's been an emotional day. Official info below:

Horror Channel FrightFest is delighted to present Graham Humphrey’s stunning artwork for this year’s annual Bank Holiday event, the UK’s largest celebration of genre cinema, taking place at the Vue Shepherd’s Bush, between Thursday, Aug 25th & Monday, August 29th.

The relocation to Shepherd’s Bush was the inspiration behind the concept.

As Graham explains: "This year’s relocation suggested the idea of a floating cinema that can move through the city. Going west, I took it all the way to Louisiana, as portrayed in the film ‘Southern Comfort’. reimagining London as a swampland.

I took my cues from a variety of sources; the ‘feu follet’ (will-o’-the-wisp) are mentioned in George Washington Cable’s short story ‘Jean-ah Poquelin’, the paddle steamer was inspired by the work of Mark Twain and the skulls from the script of Orson Welles’ unmade ‘Heart Of Darkness’. There’s also a nod to Hertzog’s ‘Fitzcarraldo’. The witch house I added for extra Scooby-Doo points!"

Graham’s large-format, hardcover, book Drawing Blood is currently available to buy from

The full festival line-up of films will be announced on Fri 1 July and all ticketing information can be found at




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