‘So Much To See’ at Stage Fright: A Day of Theatrical Horror

Thrilled to announce that my short horror story ‘So Much To See’ will be performed by (Oxo ad Mum!) Morag McLean Peacock at Stage Fright: A Day of Theatrical Horror this Sunday Oct 29th, in Salford UK. My thanks to the event programmers and organisers for including my work in what looks set to be a goosebump-inducing day (& night!) out.

Find out more about Stage Fright & book tickets here!
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Win a copy of Remastered social network horror PANIC BUTTON – released on DVD & Digital today!

Panic Button DVD and download re-release 23 October 2017 - Frazer Lee

Don’t um Panic, but on October 23, 2017 (today!) – “Ground-breaking, hard-edged psycho-cyber horror thriller” PANIC BUTTON gets a remastered re-release on DVD & Download (from Trinity Films).

And you can WIN a copy thanks to the fine people over at Masters of Horror. Click here to enter, and hurry! The closing date for entries is October 30.

The Remaster includes all-new extras including audio commentary from yours truly, and a host of other cool features.

You can see the new trailer that PromoteHorror is calling “Hard-Core” here:

SYNOPSIS:
Four young people win a trip of a lifetime to New York, courtesy of their favourite social-networking website – All2gethr.com. On board the private jet, their mysterious host invites to take part in the in-flight entertainment – a new online gaming experience. But this is no ordinary game. Trapped at 30,000 feet, they are forced to play for their lives and the lives of their loved ones. They are about to learn that putting your life online can have deadly offline consequences and that there no ESC key…

Panic Button, made in 2011, was one of the first British horror films to explore the dark side of social networking and the perils of sharing too much information online. Played out in a claustrophobic, almost real-time situation, the film taps into pertinent social issues that now have a universal significance in the digital age. Themes such as social media crime, identity theft, cyber bullying, voyeurism, peer pressure, child safety and terrorism all come into play, at a time when iPads and smart phone apps were in their infancy.

DVD EXTRAS:
• Audio Commentary with writers Frazer Lee, John Shackleton & David Shillitoe
• Trailer Galler
• Gag reel
• Outtake/deleted scenes
• Making of, Gallery
• Guerrilla Filmmakers Masterclass
• Flight School – How to get a film off the ground

Available from –

Amazon

HMV

iTunes

CREDITS:
PANIC BUTTON is a MOVIE MOGUL PRODUCTION,
starring SCARLETT ALICE JOHNSON JACK GORDON MICHAEL JIBSON ELEN RHYS and JOSHUA RICHARDS.
Costume Designer: SIAN JENKINS, Hair and make up by VICTORIA NORTHBROOKE Production Designer: TIM DICKEL, Director of Photography: SIMON POULTER, Edited by JOHN GILLANDERS, music by MARK RUTHERFORD, Line Producer: GARETH I DAVIES, co-producer: DAVID SHILLITOE
Written by FRAZER LEE, JOHN SHACKLETON, DAVID SHILLITOE & CHRIS CROW
Produced by JOHN SHACKLETON & directed by CHRIS CROW
Read PANIC BUTTON the official movie novelisation by FRAZER LEE on Kindle

 “The Social Network of Shocks” ☆☆☆☆ (Alan Jones, Film4 Frightfest)
“British horror at its bloody best” ☆☆☆☆ (Sky Movies)
“Nail-bitingly terrifying” ☆☆☆☆☆ (Abertoir Film Festival)
“Just excellent” ☆☆☆☆ (Screenjabber)
“Totally terrifying!” (Billy Chainsaw, Shock Horror)


In Memoriam: Umberto Lenzi R.i.P.


Italian film legend Umberto Lenzi has passed away aged 86, leaving a lifetime legacy of genre pictures.

Though Lenzi was perhaps best known for Cannibal Ferox, my own introduction to the director was via Ghosthouse (released in his native Italy as La Casa 3, an indirect sequel to The Evil Dead series).

In 2006, I was hired to rewrite a horror feature film script for a European producer who had been impressed by one of my speculative scripts. My heart skipped a beat when I received the consultation copy and scanned the title page – ‘Impulso’ by Umberto Lenzi. 

I remember thinking that the title sounded too much like a deodorant brand(!), and instead suggested ’13 Souls’, which stuck. 

The producers flew me out to Rome for a meeting where I pitched my rewrite concepts, along with three different endings. I got the gig and, although I never had the pleasure of meeting Mr Lenzi in person, I based the character of ‘Click-clack’ on him in the script. 

As so often happens in Development Hell the movie never got made (at one point it almost became a J-horror franchise if i recall correctly) but I really enjoyed working on it all hours to get a draft ready for pitching & packaging at the Cannes Film Festival. Most of all, I remember the thrill of working on something originated by the man who made Ghosthouse.

R.i.P. Umberto Lenzi – may your name remain writ large on the great silver screen in the sky!


La legado vivo! Join me at author/filmmaker Ryan Lieske’s blog where i discuss my peculiar reading habits.

https://ryanlieske.blog/2017/10/06/la-legado-vivo-with-frazer-lee/


The Beauty of Death II Anthology – T.O.C. Revealed

Cover Art by World Fantasy Award Nominee Artist Zelda Devon


The Table of Contents for horror anthology The Beauty of Death 2 – Death by Water has been revealed, including my story ‘To Take The Water Down And Go To Sleep’.

Follow the link to see the full Table of Contents, which features Clive Barker, Ramsey Campbell, and many, many admirable authors. I’m honoured to be part of such a wonderful line up of writers and their tales.

The book is edited by Alessandro Manzetti and Jodi Renée Lester and published (in print and digital) in October 2017 by Independent Legions Publishing.

 


#TheStayMovie in Official Selection for #HalloweenFilmFestival 2017

Movie news: #TheStayMovie in Official Selection for #HalloweenFilmFestival 2017

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Excited to announce that #TheStayMovie is in Official Selection for #HalloweenFilmFestival Oct 26-28 in the enticingly named Kill Devil Hills, NC USA!

Check out the Festival’s Official Site for info, and keep updated at their Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/330574154002919/

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#TheStayMovie selected for Starburst International Film Festival 2017

UPDATE: The Starburst international  Film Festival has been rescheduled for 2018. More details when I get ’em!

#TheStayMovie Starburst International Film Festival

Thrilled that my award winning short film ‘The Stay’ is in official selection at Starburst International Film Festival 2017.

Starburst Magazine says, The Stay (Directed by Frazer Lee who wrote the screenplay for Panic Button), shows us a nightmarish holiday for one lone female. Broodingly creepy, this short is very much in the tradition of classic TV show Tales of the Unexpected.”

High praise indeed! And being selected by this festival has an extra buzz for me. Starburst was my first ever magazine subscription when I was a young monster kid, dreaming of making my own movies while poring over its full colour behind-the-scenes photo spreads.

The Starburst International Film Festival takes place in Manchester, UK across the Bank Holiday weekend August 25th-27th. Tickets are on sale now, and further details about the fantastic line-up are at the festival’s official site.

Check out a trailer for ‘The Stay’ starring Daniela Finley, below.