FrightFest was born bloody in a dark corner of Leicester Square in August 2000.
Hosted at the pokey Prince Charles Cinema, it offered gore and more with a line-up that included Dario Argento's
The Phantom Of The Opera
and docs on Mario Bava and Argento.
It was a screaming success.
, Takashi Miike's slow-burning torture horror.
Several unexpecting audience members felt faint after
's piano-wire conclusion.