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Thursday, 21 May 2020 14:03

Fridays become Fright Days as new TVOD platform launches

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Frightfan.tv promises fear on demand

If you’re a fan of the dark side and the thought of films filled with horror, sci-fi, werewolves, zombies, the paranormal or the supernatural gets your blood flowing, you can finally watch all of the best films in these genres in one place. Announcing Frightfan.tv, Africa's first curated transactional video on demand service dedicated to horror, thriller, sci-fi and everything in-between. It’s fear on demand.  

Frightfan.tv is a brand-new TVOD platform, operating purely online, independent from any network or studio directive, dedicated to the screening the best horror films for the first time in Africa. The service is now live with eighteen films and will be updated with new content every Tuesday and Friday. Frightfan.tv curates films from the best horror producers both locally and around the world including Magnolia, Magnet Releasing, Black Mandala, Jinga Films, Kaleidoscope Distribution, Signature Entertainment, MPI and Film Seekers.   

Films that are currently available include The Last Ones starring popular local actors Christia Visser and Greg Kriek, in which a skeptical American is stranded in the middle of a zombie-infected Africa and must rely on the help of three mysterious strangers to make it out alive. In the horrific #Screamers, when an internet company decides to investigate a series of 'Screamer' videos, they are confronted with havoc and hell they could never expect. Watch what happens when a heavy metal band inadvertently opens the gates to hell by playing a forbidden piece of music in the award winning Deathgasm

The site has several award-winning titles. In The Eyes of my Mother, set in a secluded farmhouse, a mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, teaches her daughter to understand anatomy and be unfazed by death. A mysterious visitor horrifyingly shatters the idyll of Francisca’s family life, deeply traumatizing her but also awakening some unique curiosities. In The Witch in the Window, when Simon brings his twelve year-old son, Finn, to rural Vermont to help flip an old farmhouse, they encounter the malicious spirit of Lydia, a previous owner. And now with every repair they make - she's getting stronger. 

The local short film Catch Up in which Anita Naidu, sets up a chat with some friends during a global pandemic, while on lockdown and strange things start happening, is available to view exclusively on Frightfan.tv and is sure to scare the $%^&* out of you. There are no subscription or membership fees for Frightfan.tv. Feature films cost R 25 each with short films costing R 15 to rent. Films are available to watch for 48 hours from the time of purchase. Fans are encouraged to follow Frightfan.tv on social media for regular updates, teasers and the occasional spoiler. There is an opening week special between Friday 22 May at 20h00 and Saturday 23 May at 23h59, with all movies costing only R9,99 or US$0,66 (rest of Africa). 

“For too long, audiences haven’t been able to access good films in this genre in South Africa” said Benjamin Cowley, CEO of Gravel Road Distribution Group, and the one of the minds behind Frightfan.tv. “We’re working to source the best films across the horror, thriller and sci-fi genres. Fans are also encouraged to request or suggest films, and we’ll do our best to secure them” he concluded.   Frightfan.tv is a partnership between Contech Media and Gravel Road Distribution Group whereby Contech brings the tech, and Gravel Road the entertainment.  

Visit https://frightfan.tv/FrightFanTv/ for your dose of fear today.

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