07th Oct2019

Interview: Sergio Uguet de Resayre on his “5 Great British Horror Films”

by Stuart Wright

In his latest podcast, host Stuart Wright talks with Spanish filmmaker Sergio Uguet de Resayre about his picks for 5 Great British Horror Films and the latest cinematic offering – the amazingly titled Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway, an Audience Award winner at Fantasia 2019. Spanish, Estonian, Ethiopian, Latvian, Romanian and UK […]

04th Oct2019

Grimmfest 2019 Preview: ‘Little Monsters’ Podcast

by Stuart Wright

In his latest Grimmfest preview podcast, host Stuart Wright talks the eagerly-awaited Little Monsters, which stars Lupita Nyong’o and Josh Gad, with the films writer/director Abe Forsythe. Dave has decided to get over his recent breakup by seeking refuge in his nephew Felix, accompanying him on a school trip, among other things, to be able […]

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03rd Oct2019

‘Joker’ Review

by Stuart Wright

Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Shea Whigham, Bill Camp, Marc Maron | Written by Todd Phillips, Scott Silver | Directed by Todd Phillips IMDB’s one line description of Joker is almost misleading, while also being to the point: “A gritty character study of Arthur Fleck, a man disregarded […]

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02nd Oct2019

Grimmfest 2019 Preview: ‘Satanic Panic’ Podcast

by Stuart Wright

In the latest of his Grimmfest preview podcasts, host Stuart Wright talks Satanic Panic with the films director Chelsea Stardust. A pizza delivery girl at the end of her financial rope has to fight for her life – and her tips – when her last order of the night turns out to be high society […]

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01st Oct2019

Grimmfest 2019 Preview: ‘Darlin’ Podcast

by Stuart Wright

In the first of his Grimmfest preview podcasts, host Stuart Wright talks Darlin’ with the films writer/director Pollyanna McIntosh. Found at a Catholic hospital filthy and ferocious, feral teenager Darlin’ is whisked off to a care home run by The Bishop and his obedient nuns, where she’s to be rehabilitated into a “good girl” as […]

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30th Sep2019

Interview: Director Marc Collin on ‘The Shock of the Future’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest podcast/interview, host Stuart Wright talks with writer and director Marc Collin about his debut feature The Shock of the Future, which stars Alma Jodorowsky, Philippe Rebbot and Geoffrey Carey. The film is out now from 606 Distribution. About 606 Distribution: Our plan is to distribute films with potential that have been successful at […]

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26th Sep2019

Best of Frightfest 2019: The Fan’s POV Podcast

by Stuart Wright

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 […]

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23rd Sep2019

Interview: Director Alexandre Franchi talks ‘Happy Face’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host Stuart Wright talks Happy Face with co-writer/director Alexandre Franchi. In a therapy workshop for those with facial differences, there is an imposter. Whereas all the other members in the group — including its body-conscious and confidence-lacking leader — must return to a world that rejects them for lack of beauty, […]

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05th Sep2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Freaks’ Podcast

by Stuart Wright

In the latest of his Frightfest podcasts host Stuart Wright talks Freaks, with co-writers/directors Adam Stein and Zach Lipovsky. Freaks played at ARROW VIDEO FRIGHTFEST 2019 and gets a US release from Friday 13th September. Seven-year-old Chloe never leaves her ramshackle suburban home unless under the watchful eye of her paranoid father. Training his daughter to […]

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03rd Sep2019

Interview: Nick James on his “5 Great British Films”

by Stuart Wright

In his latest podcast/interview, host and screenwriter Stuart Wright talks with Nick James as he looks back on 21 Years as the Sight and Sound editor and highlights 5 Great British Films that were released during that time period. Nick James’ choices include: Nil By Mouth (Gary Oldman, 1997) Hunger (Steve McQueen, 2008) The Arbor […]

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29th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Daughter of Dismay’ Podcast

by Stuart Wright

In the latest of his Frightfest podcasts host Stuart Wright talks Daughter of Dismay, the first narrative short shot in 70mm IMAX format, with writer/director James Quinn. The plot of ‘Daughter of Dismay’ tells the surreal and mystical tale of a witch, an emotionally broken woman who enters the deep of the woods to fulfill […]

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28th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘The Wretched’ Podcast

by Stuart Wright

In the latest of his Frightfest podcasts host Stuart Wright talks The Wretched with co-writer/director Brett Pierce. The Pierce Brothers made a massive FrightFest impact in 2011 with DEADHEADS, their anarchic zombie adventure. Now the dynamic duo dive into creepy Blair Witch Land with a clever chiller about an ancient evil wood spirit who makes […]

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27th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Daniel Isn’t Real’ Podcast

by Stuart Wright

In the latest of his Frightfest podcasts host Stuart Wright talks Daniel Isn’t Real with co-writer/director Adam Egypt Mortimer. From SOME KIND OF HATE director Adam Egypt Mortimer, an unflinching examination of what can happen when the id, the ego, and the super-ego are all at war with each other. In this MANDY-esque slice of […]

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23rd Aug2019

Frightfest 2019 Preview: ‘Cut Off’ Podcast

by Stuart Wright

In his latest Arrow Video Frightfest preview podcasts, host Stuart Wright talks Cut Off (aka Abgeschnitten) with director Christian Alvart. A massive success at FrightFest 2005 was the serial killer thriller Antibodies which put director Christian Alvart firmly on the rising star map. Since then Alvart has become one of Germany’s most commercially viable directors […]

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22nd Aug2019

Frightfest 2019 Preview: ‘I Trapped the Devil’ Podcast

by Stuart Wright

In the second of todays Arrow Video Frightfest preview podcasts, host Stuart Wright talks I Trapped the Devil with director Josh Lobo. Deck the halls with fire and brimstone. Christmas is supposed to be a time for peace and joyful family reunions. But when Matt (YOU’RE NEXT icon AJ Bowen) and his wife Karen (SOUTHBOUND’s […]

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22nd Aug2019

Frightfest 2019 Preview: ‘The Barge People’ Podcast

by Stuart Wright

In his latest Arrow Video Frightfest preview podcast, host Stuart Wright talks The Barge People with the films director Charlie Steeds. Sisters Kat and Sophie, and their boyfriends Mark and Ben, are looking forward to a relaxing weekend cruising through the glorious British countryside canals on a luxury barge. Tension arises when businessman Ben refuses […]

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21st Aug2019

Frightfest 2019 Preview: ‘To Your Last Death’ Podcast

by Stuart Wright

In his latest Arrow Viedo Frightfest preview podcast, host Stuart Wright talks animated horror To Your Last Death with Jim Cirile and Tanya C. Klein. Narrated by STAR TREK icon William Shatner, it’s the animated horror epic of the year! After emerging as the sole survivor in a deadly revenge game set up by her […]

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20th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019 Preview: ‘Fingers’ Podcast

by Stuart Wright

In the latest of his Arrow Video Frightfest preview podcasts, host Stuart Wright talks Fingers with the films writer/director Juan Ortiz. Amanda has a finger-phobia and an abject loathing of all human strangeness. So she decides to read and take pointers from a recommended self-help book, Dr. Scotty’s ‘Follow Me: I Know The Way’. Meanwhile […]

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20th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019 Preview: ‘Criminal Audition’ Podcast

by Stuart Wright

In the second of today’s Arrow Video Frightfest preview podcast, host Stuart Wright talks Criminal Audition with writer/actor Luke Kaile and director Samuel Gridley. A darkly funny, claustrophobic Midnight Movie to laugh, wince and gasp at. An ex-lawyer and his crack team run an underworld service; they seek the most desperate and greedy to become […]

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20th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019 Preview: ‘Red Letter Day’ Podcast

by Stuart Wright

In today’s Arrow Video Frightfest preview podcast, host Stuart Wright talks Red Letter Day with the films writer/director Cameron MacGowan. Adjusting to a new life in suburban Aspen Ridge, a recently divorced mother receives mysterious letters instructing her and her teenage children to slaughter the people pictured in their correspondence before they can kill them. […]

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19th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019 Preview: ‘Knives and Skin’ Podcast

by Stuart Wright

In another of his Frightfest preview podcasts, host Stuart Wright talks Knives and Skin with the films writer/director Jennifer Reeder. Filtered through the DNA of HEATHERS, MEAN GIRLS and DAZED AND CONFUSED, director Jennifer Reeder’s tender, feminist teen noir fantasy redefines the High School movie with visionary élan. In rural Illinois, a drum majorette’s disappearance […]

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19th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019 Preview: ‘The Magnificent Obsession of Michael Reeves’ Podcast

by Stuart Wright

In the first of this weeks Arrow Video Frightfest preview podcasts, host Stuart Wright talks The Magnificent Obsession of Michael Reeves with the films director Dima Ballin. The early death of director Michael Reeves at 25 from an accidental overdose robbed the cinema of a potential major talent. He only made three 1960s shockers – […]

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