Belfast Horror Debuts at Leading International Festival

  • A new horror film set in Belfast will have its international premier at Frightfest in Leicester Sq, London this summer. Now in its 23rd year, the UK’s largest horror festival has launched films by horror masters Guillermo Del Toro, George Romero and Sam Raimi.

    Writer and Director Dominic O’Neill says: “We’re so excited to be showcasing our film at Frightfest. It’s one of the biggest genre film festivals in the world and is a huge platform for us to launch our wee film.’

    Haunted Ulster Live is an offbeat comedy horror set in Belfast in 1998. Two local TV presenters investigate a reputedly haunted house live on air. Initially dubious of the claims that the house is haunted, they soon change their minds when spooky goings-on begin to disrupt the broadcast.

    It is the first feature length film by award-winning Belfast based filmmakers Dominic O’Neill and Will McConnell, who have earned recent success on the international film circuit for the period horror short ‘Belfast 1912’.

    Haunted Ulster Live hosts an ensemble of well known local actors, with Mark Claney and Aimee Richardson of Game of Thrones leading the cast.

    Producer Will McConnell says “Feedback so far has been really positive. We all love a good ghost story, and the mix of local humour and nostalgia for 90’s TV really strikes a chord. We can’t wait to bring the film to a worldwide audience. Frightfest will help us achieve that. The international premier will take place on Saturday 26th August in Cineplex Leicester Sq.’’

    Source: Written from press release


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