26th Sep2019

Best of Frightfest 2019: The Fan’s POV Podcast

by Stuart Wright

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It’s take over time for host Stuart Wright’s podcast as veteran frightfesters and filmmakers in their own right, Keith Eyles and Clive Ashenden, talk to the Best Of Frightfest 2019, and about their favourite films of the fest, but against the clock… Including:

BEST OF THE FEST

Clive – 1) HAPPY FACE 2) THE DEEPER YOU DIG 3) TALES FROM THE LODGE
Keith – 1) READY OR NOT 2) A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND 3) CUT OFF Honourable mentions – THE DRONE & HARPOON

BEST OF BRITISH

Clive – TALES FROM THE LODGE Runner up/honorable mention: A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND
Keith – Obviously A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND, however I rated TALES FROM THE LODGE

DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING… FAVOURITE TWIST

Clive – The ending of THE DEEPER YOU DIG
Keith – COME TO DADDY

THAT SOUNDS GREAT… BEST MUSIC

Clive – No music really stood out to me. So I want to highlight the sound design in THE DEEPER YOU DIG. Runner up/honorable mention: sound design in FEEDBACK
Keith – CRAWL by Max Anj & Steffan Thum

YOU NASTY BASTARD… BEST VILLAINS

Clive – Sadie (Catlin Stasey) in KINDRED SPIRITS
Keith – Edward Hogg as Leo Miller in A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND Honourable mention – Patrick Swartzenegger as Daniel in DANIEL ISN’T REAL

OMG… SCARIEST MOMENT

Clive – ’Please Speak Continuously And Describe Your Experiences As They Come To You’ – Brandon Cronenberg short.
Keith – RABID – bandage removal scene

I DON’T WANT TO DIE… BEST IMPROVISED KILL

Clive – Bonus points for irony: The Woman grabs a dove-of-peace flag to spear paedophile priest to death in DARLIN’
Keith – COME TO DADDY – toilet kill scene

CHEER UP MATE, IT MIGHT NEVER HAPPEN… BIGGEST LAUGH

Clive – Character trying to open up a bag for five straight minutes in BULLETS OF JUSTICE. Runner up/honorable mention: Johnny Vegas as Kiefer Sutherland in TALES FROM THE LODGE
Keith – COME TO DADDY – Michael Smiley line. Honourable mention – Johnny Vegas in TALES FROM THE LODGE

BEST CREATURE

Clive – SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK – ‘Harold’ & ‘The Pale Lady’
Keith – SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK – Scarecrow and Hallway demon

DID THAT REALLY JUST HAPPEN… FAVOURITE SCENE

Clive – Favourite scene: Swimming pool scene where Stan (Robin L’Houmeau) sticks it to the bullies verbally abusing Vanessa (Debbie Lynch-White), in HAPPY FACE
Keith – WHY DON’T YOU JUST DIE – leg scene

THAT WAS SOME PERFORMANCE… BEST ACTING Male and a Female

Clive – Best acting female: Sarah Bolger as Sarah in A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND / Best acting male: Eddie Marsan as Jarvis Dolan in FEEDBACK
Keith – MARY leads Gary Oldman and Emily Mortimer Honourable mention – Sarah Bolger for A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Clive – CUT OFF… Had some really creative twists and turns; DANIEL ISN’T REAL… I liked how the body horror elements crept in
Keith – BULLETS OF JUSTICE, FEEDBACK, THE DRONE & KINDRED SPIRITS

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