The Hobbit: 3 parts in the making.

So as we now know, The Hobbit will be in 3 parts. It’s a shame they are milking it for everything but there you go, it’ll be like the Lord of the Rings trilogy all over again, which is to say long films and long endings. I’m not hating the Lord of the Rings but surely they could have left this as 2 films and have that be that. But now they will be in a position to, once all the films have had their time in the cinema, to sell the 2 trilogies together.

We also now have new names for the films which have been oddly swapped over, renamed and jiggled about! Now it’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey which arrives on Dec 14 this year as planned and The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug still hits screens on December 13, 2013. But then the freshly retitled The Hobbit: There And Back Again will be in cinemas on July 18, 2014. So plenty of Hobbit action on it’s way over the next 2 years. Whilst I don’t want it to be 3 films, I still think, thanks to Peter Jackson, these will be very good films indeed. Time will tell. Keep It Reel.

The FrightFest line-up is here.

The line-up for the FrightFest has been announced and it’s a rather gruesome and gory list of all that is scary! This year at Empire Cinema in Leicester Square, the legendary master of gore Dario Argento will be joining Total Film on stage during the festival, so it sounds like it will be one hell of a long weekend. FrightFest is on from August 24th to 27th and will feature several new horror films including 15 world premiers. See below for the terrifying image and full line-up!

FRIDAY 24 AUGUST

Main Screen

The Seasoning House
Cockneys vs Zombies
Grabbers
Nightbreed: The Cabal Cult
Hidden In The Woods
V/H/S
[REC] Genesis
Stitches

Discovery Screen

Guinea Pigs
The Victim
Elevator
A Night Of Nightmares
Sawney: Flesh Of Man
Errors Of The Human Body

SATURDAY 25 AUGUST

Main Screen

Eurocrime! The Italian Cop And Gangster Film That Ruled The ’70s
Outpost 2: Black Sun
Paura 3D
Under The Bed
Tulpa
Maniac

Re-Discovery Screen

Inbred
The Arrival Of Wang
Crawl
Sawney: Flesh Of Man

Discovery Screen

May I Kill U?
Kill Zombie!
Nightmare Factory
Before Dawn
Remnants
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings

SUNDAY 26 AUGUST

Main Screen

The Thompsons
International Short Film Showcase
Sleep Tight
Berberian Sound Studio
Sinister
Dead Sushi

Re-Discovery Screen

The Mummy’s Shroud
Rasputin, The Mad Monk
The Devil Rides Out
The Bride Of Frankenstein

Discovery Screen

We Are The Night
The Inside
Community
Guinea Pigs
The Victim

MONDAY 27 AUGUST

Main Screen

American Mary
After
Chained
The Possession
Tower Block

Re-Discovery Screen

We Are The Night
Errors Of The Human Body
May I Kill U?
The Inside

Discovery Screen

Remnants
Before Dawn
A Night Of Nightmares
Elevator