18th Aug2018

Frightfest 2018 Interview: Writer Corey Deshon talks ‘Hell Is Where The Home Is’

by Stuart Wright

In the latest installment of his Frightfest 2018 pre-festival preview series, host Stuart Wright talks Hell Is Where The Home Is with screenwriter Corey Deshon. Two dysfunctional couples rent a modern luxury desert home for the weekend hoping to sort out their messed-up lives. Just as they are about to settle in for a fun […]

17th Aug2018

Frightfest 2018 Interview: ‘Cult of Terror’ director Gustavo Mendoza

by Stuart Wright

In the latest installment of his Frightfest 2018 pre-festival preview series, host Stuart Wright talks Cult of Terror with the director Gustavo Leonel Mendoza. Fear is an art form, an adrenaline trip with a rock spirit. Why is it that our attraction for the morbid, the sinister and the horrific can create the greatest of […]

14th Aug2018

Frightfest 2018 Interview: ‘Puppet Master: The Little Reich’ FX artist Tate Steinsiek

by Stuart Wright

In the latest installment of his Frightfest 2018 pre-festival preview series, host Stuart Wright talks Puppet Master: The Little Reich with FX Artist Tate Steinsiek. Check out our review of the film right here. Recently divorced and reeling, Edgar returns to his childhood home to regroup his life. When Edgar finds a nefarious looking puppet […]

13th Aug2018

Frightfest 2018 Interview: ‘Terrified’ director Demian Rugna

by Stuart Wright

In the latest installment of his Frightfest 2018 pre-festival preview series, host Stuart Wright talks Terrified (aka Aterrados) with the writer/director Demian Rugna. A husband returns home to find his wife terrified to enter the bathroom because there are voices coming from the pipes. Voices promising to kill her… As she turns into a bloody […]

08th Aug2018

Frightfest 2018 Interview: ‘Ravers’ writer Luke Foster

by Stuart Wright

In the latest installment of his Frightfest 2018 pre-festival preview series, host Stuart Wright talks Ravers with the screenwriter Luke Foster. Ravers follows an illegal night-time rave, in a factory where contaminated energy drinks caused a worker to go fatally berserk, that turns into a nightmare. As a forgotten batch of the drink is found […]

03rd Aug2018

Frightfest 2018 Interview: ‘Videoman’ writer/director Kristian A Soderstrom

by Stuart Wright

In the latest of his Frightfest pre-festival interviews, host Stuart Wright talks Videoman (aka Videomannen) with the writer/director Kristian A Soderstrom. A Giallo obsessed VHS collector with a drinking problem finds a valuable video movie that could save him from eviction. When it gets stolen he starts a desperate hunt for the black-gloved perpetrator, meeting […]

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01st Aug2018

Frightfest 2018 Interview: Paul Hyett talks ‘Heretiks’

by Stuart Wright

In the latest of his Frightfest pre-festival interviews, host Stuart Wright talks Heretiks with director Paul Hyett. Early in the seventeenth century, a young woman, Persephone, is falsely accused, arrested and put on trial for her life. Her fate seems sealed but for the timely intervention of a stranger, the mysterious Reverend Mother, who offers […]

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27th Jul2018

Interview: Uga Lisa Carlini talks survival story doc ‘Alison’

by Stuart Wright

In a departure from the usual British cinema and Frightfest coverage, host Stuart Wright talks with South African filmmaker Uga Lisa Carlini about her experiences making a harrowing, yet inspiring documentary of one person’s survival: Alison In 1994 Alison Botha is raped then stabbed more than 60 times. Left for dead, she finds the will […]

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25th Jul2018

Frightfest 2018 Interview: Justin McConnell on ‘Lifechanger’

by Stuart Wright

In the first of his annual Frightfest interviews, host Stuart Wright talks Lifechanger with the writer/director Justin McConnell. Catch it at ARROW VIDEO FRIGHTFEST 23rd to 27th August 2018 LEICESTER SQUARE, LONDON, WC2H 7NA. Programme and tickets are available at http://www.frightfest.co.uk/2018Films/frightfest-schedule-2018.html www.frightfest.co.uk/tickets.html Justin is also CEO of UNSTABLE GROUND, Programmer at TORONTO AFTER DARK and […]

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06th Jul2018

Interview: Deborah Haywood talks ‘Pin Cushion’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host Stuart Wright talks with Deborah Haywood about her debut feature films Pin Cushion, which will be released in select cinemas across the UK from Friday 13th July. Super close Mother LYN and daughter IONA are excited for their new life in a new town. Determined to make a success of […]

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04th Jul2018

Interview: Bobby Lee Darby on “5 Great British Horror Films”

by Stuart Wright

In his latest podcast, host Stuart Wright talks with screenwriter Bobby Lee Darby (See No Evil 2) about his picks of 5 Great British Horror Films – which include: Night Of The Demon (1957) Repulsion (1965) The Devil Rides Out (1968) The Descent (2005) Metalhead About Bobby Lee Darby: Bobby Lee Darby is a writer […]

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29th Jun2018

Interview: Director Keith English on ‘The More You Ignore Me’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host Stuart Wright talks to director Keith English about the period, comedy/drama The More You Ignore Me. Written by Jo Brand and starring Sheridan Smith, Ella Hunt, Mark Addy, Sally Phillips and Sheila Hancock. Alice (Ella Hunt) and her family are far from conventional. Residing in a cottage in rural Hertfordshire, […]

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26th Jun2018

Interview: Writer/Director Simeon Halligan on ‘Habit’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host Stuart Wright talks to writer/director Simeon Halligan about his new film Habit, which is based on the cult novel by Stephen McGeagh and stars Jessica Barden, Elliot James Langridge, William Ash, Roxanne Pallett and Joanne Mitchell. The film follows Michael and his chance meeting with Lee that leads to a […]

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20th Jun2018

Interview: ‘Xtro’ producer Mark Forstater

by Stuart Wright

In his latest podcast, host Stuart Wright talks with Xtro producer Mark Forstater about the 35th anniversary of this cult classic sci-fi horror. Second Sight Films have this week released Xtro: Limited Edition Blu-ray (region free). Packaging will feature a rigid slipcase with both original UK theatrical and video artwork, each flipped vertically on either […]

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19th Jun2018

Interview: Director Brian O’Malley talks ‘The Lodgers’

by Stuart Wright

On his latest podacst/interview, host Stuart Wright talks to director Brian O’Malley about his period, gothic horror The Lodgers, which is released on Monday 25th June on DVD and VOD platforms, courtesy of Thunderbird Releasing. The Lodgers is a classic gothic ghost story telling the haunting story of orphaned teenage twins who reside on a […]

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18th Jun2018

Interview: ‘Who Killed British Cinema?’ directors Robin Dutta & Vinod Mahindru

by Stuart Wright

In his latest podcast/interview, host Stuart Wright talks with co-directors Robin Dutta and Vinod Mahindru about their documentary Who Killed British Cinema?, which features contributors such as Academy Award winner Sir David Lean (archive), Academy Award winner Sir Ben Kingsley, Academy Award winner Lord David Puttnam, Sir Alan Parker, Mike Hodges, Ken Loach, Stephen Frears, […]

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13th Jun2018

Interview: Joe Yanick on “5 Great British Horror Films”

by Stuart Wright

In his latest podcast, host Stuart Wright talks with Visit Films’ Joe Yanick about 5 Great British Horror Films – which include: Peeping Tom (1960) Repulsion (!965) The Abominable Dr Phibes (1971) Hardware (1990) We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011) About Joe Yanick: Joe was born and raised outside of Cleveland, OH, before relocating […]

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04th Jun2018

Interview: Maf Lewis on “5 Great British Horror Films”

by Stuart Wright

In his latest podcast, host Stuart Wright talks with the filmmaker half of I Speak Machine, Maf Lewis, about 5 Great British Horror Films – which include: Pogle’s Wood (1965) Whistle And I will Come (1968) The Spirit Of Dark And Lonely Water (1973) The Omen (1976) 28 Days Later (2002) With nods to Don’t […]

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29th May2018

Interview: Director Simon Hunter talks ‘Edie’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host Stuart Wright talks to Simon Hunter about directing Scottish highland drama Edie starring Sheila Hancock and Kevin Guthrie, which tells the story of the titular Edie, an 83 year old who believes that it is never too late – packing an old camping bag, leaving her life behind and embarking […]

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28th May2018

Interview: Movie Collective w/ Marcus Markou

by Stuart Wright

In his latest podcast, host Stuart Wright talks with filmmaker, internet entrepreneur and Aston Villa fan Marcus Markou (pictured above) about a new film investment opportunity in a production company called Movie Collective, how you become an investor in the company and how you can get a share of the equity for as little as […]

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11th May2018

Interview: Author Ian Cooper talks ‘The Manson Family on Film & TV’

by Stuart Wright

Host Stuart Wright talks to author and screenwriter Ian Cooper about his new book Family Values: The Manson Family on Film and TV (McFarland) – out August 2018. Ian Cooper will be speaking in more detail on this topic at his lecture “NO SENSE MAKES SENSE: GURUS, CULTS, MURDER AND MOVIES” on May 17th 2018 […]

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11th May2018

Interview: Writer/director Jane Foster talks ‘Gracie’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host Stuart Wright talks to writer/director Jane Foster about her directorial debut Gracie, which is out now and available via Amazon Instant Video: www.amazon.co.uk/gp/video/detail/B07BC3KPCN 2am. In the grip of despair, Gracie, (29) climbs the railings of Waterloo bridge, intending to jump, and kill herself, but desperate though she is, she just […]

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