23rd Dec2016

Interview: Dr. Keith Bound, Suspense & Fear Designer for Horror Films

by Stuart Wright

In this interview/podcast ee talk to Dr. Keith Bound, Suspense and Fear Designer for Horror and Thriller Films. He is a leading scholar in the science of storytelling, in particular suspense and how it’s constructed. He talks to us about his ‘Scientific Approach to Making Scarier Horror Films and Maximising Return-on-Investment’. Addressing the following questions: […]

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17th Nov2016

Interview: Andy Stewart talks body horror

by Stuart Wright

Writer/director/tattooist Andy Stewart talks through the body horror short films he’s produced with Remo Catani: Split, Ink, Remnant, Sanguinis Domini (for the Soska Sisters Women in Horror Blood Drive compilation) and Dysmorphia and She Lay At His Feet (for Crypt TV.) Dare to watch a couple of his short films: Dysmorphia (2012) (80k views on […]

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10th Nov2016

Interview: Marcus Dunstan talks ‘The Neighbour’

by Stuart Wright

We speak to Marcus Dunstan, the writer/director of hit horror films The Collector and The Collection. His new film is called The Neighbour. This action-packed horror thriller that premiered at London’s Frightfest in August and is OUT NOW on DVD and VOD. Synopsis: In the small town of Cutter, Mississippi, army veteran John and his […]

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07th Jun2016

East London Film Festival: European Premiere of British sci-fi ‘Native’

by Stuart Wright

Following February’s successful World Premiere at the Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival, Native, starring Rupert Graves (DI Lestrade in BBC’s Sherlock TV series) and Ellie Kendrick (Game Of Thrones and iFeatures backed ‘The Levelling’), gets its European Premiere at the East London Film Festival. Native is the debut feature film for Liverpool born director and co-writer […]

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18th Apr2016

Interview: Eugene McGing talks ‘The Unfolding’

by Stuart Wright

A fearful world stands on the brink of nuclear catastrophe. A young researcher in psychical events, together with his girlfriend, travel to the legendary wilds of Dartmoor, England, to investigate a rambling, centuries old building – here they find themselves drawn into a murder mystery from the past, a mortal confrontation with pure evil, and […]

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05th Apr2016

Interview: Scottish cyclist Graeme Obree talks ‘Battle Mountain’

by Stuart Wright

Proud to announce a podcast with a difference. Whereas usually we speak to the writer or director or actor, this time we speak to the subject of a documentary – the world famous, record breaking, Scottish cyclist Graeme Obree. Addicted to breaking records, the former world champion puts his mind and body on the line […]

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18th Feb2016

Overnight Film Festival in Eastbourne, 26-28 February 2016

by Stuart Wright

Eastbourne is the place to be for a weekend of film with @overnightff from February 26th – 28th. Get your ticket now http://bit.ly/1MN2MNG Escape to the Overnight Film Festival, a new communal cinema experience where your ticket includes accommodation at the legendary Queens Hotel in Eastbourne over the weekend of February 26, 27, 28. Three […]

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18th Feb2016

Interview: ‘Orthodox’ writer/director David Leon

by Stuart Wright

Orthodox writer/director David Leon is a 2012 Screen International Star Of Tomorrow. His debut film Orthodox, starring Stephen Graham and Michael Smiley, is released in cinemas Feb 19th 2016 and VOD/DVD release follows in May Benjamin, a boy bullied for his Jewish faith, takes up boxing as a means of self-defense, alienating himself from his […]

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15th Feb2016

Interview: Directors Ben & Chris Blaine talk ‘Nina Forever’

by Stuart Wright

After his girlfriend Nina dies in a car crash, Rob unsuccessfully attempts suicide. As he begins to overcome his grief, he falls in love with a coworker, Holly. Their relationship is complicated when Nina, unable to find rest in the afterlife, comes back to life to sarcastically torment them whenever they have sex. With the […]

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09th Feb2016

Interview: Phil Hawkins & Alexandra Bentley talk ‘UKTI Talent Goes To Hollywood’ win

by Stuart Wright

Director Phil Hawkins and producer Alexandra Bentley talk to us about their UKTI Talent Goes To Hollywood win and the experiences of the subsequent trip to Los Angeles to meet key figures to pitch their film Baptism – an adaptation of the Max Kinnings novel of the same name. An armed group take control of […]

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26th Jan2016

‘Bone Tomahawk’ Review

by Stuart Wright

Stars: Matthew Fox, Kurt Russell, Richard Jenkins, Patrick Wilson, Lili Simmons, David Arquette, Evan Jonigkeit, Fred Melamed, Sid Haig, Maestro Harrell, James Tolkan, Kathryn Morris | Written and Directed by S. Craig Zahler Shot in just 21 days Bone Tomahawk is a slow burning western/horror hybrid. It stars Lost’s Matthew Fox, Hateful Eight’s man of the […]

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26th Jan2016

‘The Revenant’ Review

by Stuart Wright

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, Forrest Goodluck, Paul Anderson, Kristoffer Joner, Joshua Burge, Duane Howard, Melaw Nakehk’o, Fabrice Adde, Arthur RedCloud | Written by Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mark L. Smith | Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu The Revenant a simple story of revenge, but the arduous journey from aggrieved to exacting […]

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21st Jan2016

‘Sicario’ Review

by Stuart Wright

Stars: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Victor Garber, Jon Bernthal, Daniel Kaluuya, Jeffrey Donovan, Raoul Max Trujillo, Julio Cedillo, Hank Rogerson | Written by Taylor Sheridan | Directed by Denis Villeneuve Canadian director Denis Villenueve follows up his 2013/14, critically acclaimed dark duo: Prisoners and Enemy with a film that delves into the […]

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12th Jan2016

‘Chancers’ – The Great Gangster Film Fraud

by Stuart Wright

Bashar Al Issa, a bankrupt Middle Eastern entrepreneur and Aoife Madden, an unemployed Irish actress join up to make feature films. Their first movie will have an almost unheard-of budget for a British film of £20m. But there’s a problem – the money never actually comes in. Undeterred, Bashar and Aoife submit £8m of production […]

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07th Jan2016

Interview: Bruce Webb talks ‘Social Suicide’

by Stuart Wright

Social Suicide is an investigative thriller examining what it really takes to get noticed on the Internet today. Loosely based on Romeo and Juliet, the police investigate what happened to these two teenagers before it’s too late by trolling through their relationship history through social media. We talk to the director of Social Suicide, Bruce […]

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05th Jan2016

‘The Diary Of A Teenage Girl’ VOD Review

by Stuart Wright

Stars: Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgard, Kristen Wiig, Abby Wait, Miranda Bailey, Carson D. Mell, John Parsons, Madeleine Waters, Austin Lyon, Quinn Nagle | Written and Directed by Marielle Heller Adapted from American comic artist/novelist Phoebe Gloeckner’s edgy ‘graphic’ graphic novel of the same name, The Diary Of A Teenage Girl is a dark, often comedic, […]

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25th Dec2015

Stuart’s Top 10 films & other treats from 2015

by Stuart Wright

Here’s my Top Ten films and other treats from 2015 (in no particular order): Best Movies 1) Fury Road After 15 minutes I turned to my wife and said I was exhausted… Thankfully I got my breath back and Fury Road refused to let up. True to the originals, Tom Hardy’s Max says very little […]

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28th Oct2015

‘Kill Your Friends’ Review

by Stuart Wright

Stars: Nicolas Hoult, Craig Roberts, James Corden, Tom Riley, Joseph Mawle, Georgia King, Ed Skrein, Jim Piddock | Written by John Niven | Directed by Owen Harris Kill Your Friends is adapted from John Niven’s 2009 novel. It’s a late Nineties black comedy about the last hurrahs of post-Britpop record labels before the internet came […]

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25th Sep2015

Interview: Director Iain Softley talks Curve, Hackers and Skeleton Key

by Stuart Wright

We talk to British director Iain Softley about his newest film Curve and a couple of his previous productions – Hackers (1995) and Skeleton Key (2005). Curve, which played at Frightfest 2015, tells the story of a young woman who becomes trapped in her car after a hitchhiker causes her to crash off the road. The […]

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24th Sep2015

Grimmfest 2015 Preview

by Stuart Wright

Grimmfest, the North Of England’s premier horror, cult and fantastic film festival opens its pre-Halloween doors for the 7th time on Thursday 1st October with a gala screening of The Hallow, starring Oxford born Joseph Mawle (Game Of Thrones). It promises to be a packed four days with more than 20 feature length presentations to choose […]

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17th Sep2015

Interview: Jeremy Wooding director of ‘Blood Moon’

by Stuart Wright

NB. This podcast was originally record in August 2014 ahead of Film4Frightfest 2014. Jeremy Wooding, director/producer of Blood Moon talks us through the making of his ambitious gothic western horror movie, which we reviewed last year: Blood Moon Review. Shaun Dooley (The Women In Black), George Blagden (Vikings), Anna Skellern (The Descent II) and Corey […]

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13th Sep2015

‘The Treatment’ Blu-ray Review

by Stuart Wright

Stars: Geert Van Rampelberg, Ina Geerts, Johan van Assche, Laura Verlinden, Dominique Van Malder, Roel Swanenberg, Kyan Steverlynck, Ingrid De Vos, Michael Vergauwen, Circé Lethem, Brit Van Hoof, Tibo Vandenborre, Stan Puynen, Roy Aernouts, Jan Hammenecker | Written by Carl Joos | Directed by Hans Herbots Detective Inspector Nick Cafmeyer (Geert Van Rampelberg) is an […]

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