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 […]

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16th Aug2018

Frightfest 2018: 10 Questions with ‘Mega Time Squad’ director Tim Van Dammen

by Phil Wheat

You played a Street Demon in director Jason Lei Howden’s FrightFest favourite DEATHGASM. Is the New Zealand film community that small? I didn’t play a street demon; I am a street demon. The film community in NZ is small enough for most active people to know most other active people – but the genre scene […]

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15th Aug2018

Frightfest 2018: 10 Questions with ‘Heretiks’ director Paul Hyett

by Phil Wheat

What first attracted you to actor Gregory Blair’s script? When Templeheart gave me the script of HERETIKS (although it was a different title at the time), the one thing that really grabbed my interest was the opportunity to do a creepy period horror, set in 17th Century England. I’d already shot a war-set film, a […]

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15th Aug2018

Interview: Harley Wallen talks ‘Bennett’s Song’

by Phil Wheat

Bennett’s Song is a heart-warming new film about love, acceptance and inclusion. Directed by Harley Wallen and written by Nancy Oeswein, and starring Tara Reid (American Pie, Sharknado), Harley Wallen (Into A Dark Mind, Betrayed), Aphrodite Nikolovski (Cut/Print, Answer This!), Dennis Haskins (Saved By The Bell, A Million Ways To Die In The West), Calhoun […]

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14th Aug2018

Frightfest 2018: 10 Questions with ‘Open 24 Hours’ director Padraig Reynolds

by Phil Wheat

OPEN 24 HOURS is your third time being represented at Frightfest Why is it important you show your movies at the UK’s premier festival? FrightFest is the best horror festival in the world. It has the best fans and the best organisers a genre director could hope for. There is so much love and care […]

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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 […]

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13th Aug2018

Frightfest 2018: 10 Questions with ‘The Ranger’ director Jenn Wexler

by Phil Wheat

What is it about the Punk movement you like so much? It informs so much of THE RANGER… I’m incredibly drawn to punk’s spirit of rebellion and its embracing of individuality. Growing up in the suburbs, there was so much pressure to fit in, to be seen as “normal,” and going to punk shows was […]

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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 […]

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13th Aug2018

The Filmmakers Podcast #67: Action superstar Scott Adkins

by Phil Wheat

Here’s the latest episode of the The Filmmakers Podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes on the official podcast site, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres. For those unfamiliar, with the series, The […]

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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 […]

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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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02nd Aug2018

Interview: ‘Dead Celebrities’ director Michael Fausti

by Philip Rogers

With the short Dead Celebrities now playing at the film festivals and his debut feature film Exit now in post-production, I got a chance to chat with director Michael Fausti about what we can expect from the two films, blurring the line between fiction and reality and some of the future projects we can expect […]

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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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20th Jul2018

Interview: David Lemon on “5 Great British Horror Films”

by Phil Wheat

In his latest podcast/interview, host Stuart Wright talks with screenwriter David Lemon about his choices of 5 Great British Horror Films – which include: Dead Of Night (1945) Village Of The Damned (1960) Don’t Look Now (1973) The Omen (1976) Dead Man’s Shoes (2004) Follow David on twitter @davidlemon777. For more on a film he […]

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10th Jul2018

Interview: Rahel Kapsaski talks ‘Spidarlings’

by Philip Rogers

Spidarlings is a new body-horror punk rock musical which makes its Blu-ray release on July 10th, 2018. I got a chance to the actress, producer and make-up/effects artist Rahel Kapsaski a few questions about what attracted her to the film, what makes the film connect so well with the audience and her character Matilda. How […]

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09th Jul2018

Interview: Jeff Kristian on ‘Spidarlings’

by Philip Rogers

Spidarlings is a new body-horror punk rock musical which makes its Blu-ray release on July 10th, 2018. I got a chance to the film music composer and actor Jeff Kristian a few questions about how he got involved with the film, why he thinks it has connected so well with the audience and his favourite […]

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06th Jul2018

Interview: Author Mike Vaughn talks ‘The Ultimate Guide to Strange Cinema’

by Philip Rogers

How did the idea for ‘The Ultimate Guide to Strange Cinema’ come about originally? Well like I explain in my foreword I gained a lot of inspiration from fanzines which was where you had to get film education pre-Internet age. Also, this book is sort of a love letter to my VHS renting days at […]

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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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05th Jul2018

EXCLUSIVE Interview: Joe Dante on Trailers From Hell, directing for TV and more..!

by Matthew Turner

We caught up with legendary director Joe Dante at the Edinburgh Film Festival for a chat about Trailers From Hell, directing for TV and his least favourite horror clichés. Can we talk a little about Trailers From Hell? The love for that project is overwhelming, the critical love in particular… Well, it took a long […]

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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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