21st Aug2019

Frightfest 2019 Preview: ‘Harpoon’ Podcast

by Phil Wheat

In the last of today’s Arrow Video Frightfest preview podcasts, host Stuart Wright talks Harpoon with the writer/director Rob Grant. And you can check out our review of the film, from its Fantasia 2019 screening, right here. Three is definitely a crowd in an enjoyably tense and gory comedy thriller. Richard, Sasha and Jonah are […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 – […]

16th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019 Preview: ‘Porno’ Podcast

by Stuart Wright

In the last of this weeks Arrow Video Frightfest preview podcasts, host Stuart Wright discusses retro-horror Porno with co-writers Matt Black and Laurence Vannicelli – and check out review of the film from its Fantasia screening right here. Abe is a burgeoning pervert with a guilty conscience. Todd is his spaced out BFF and partner […]

15th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019 Preview: ‘A Good Woman is Hard to Find’ Podcast

by Stuart Wright

In the latest edition of his Arrow Video Frightfest preview podcasts, host Stuart Wright talks A Good Woman is Hard to Find with the films director Abner Pastoll. A dynamic killer thriller with its finger firmly on the pulses of stark social commentary and shattering suspense, ROAD GAMES director Abner Pastoll crafts a dazzling, dark […]

14th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019 Preview: ‘Sadistic Intentions’ Podcast

by Stuart Wright

In the latest in his Arrow Video Frightfest 2019 preview podcasts, host Stuart Wright talks Sadistic Intentions with the films writer/director Eric Pennycoff. A brooding and vicious portrayal of grand ambitions gone awry, delve deep into the fragmented psyche of two band mates hellbent on achieving greatness. Desperate for success and quickly losing their mental […]

13th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019 Preview: ‘Dark Light’ Podcast

by Stuart Wright

In his latest Arrow Video Frightfest 2019 preview podcast, host Stuart Wright talks Dark Light with the films writer/director – and firm Nerdly filmmaking favourite – Padraig Reynolds. Annie Knox returns to her remote family home after a divorce, the death of her mother and a nervous breakdown. But something lurks in the walls and […]

13th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019 Preview: ‘ Witches in the Woods’ Podcast

by Stuart Wright

In the latest edition of his Arrow Video Frightfest 2019 preview podcasts, host Stuart Wright talks Witches in the Woods with the films director Jordan Barker. From the writer of THE VATICAN TAPES and Jordan Barker, director of past FrightFest entries TORMENT and THE MARSH, comes an unrelenting assault of pure terror. A group of […]

12th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019 Preview: ‘True Fiction’ Podcast

by Stuart Wright

In the second of this weeks Arrow Video Frightfest 2019 preview podcasts, host Stuart Wright talks True Fiction with the films writer/director Braden Croft. Withdrawn Avery Malone, a wannabe writer and lonely librarian, gets her big break when she’s hand-selected to assist her hero, reclusive author, Caleb Conrad. Whisked away to Caleb’s remote country estate, […]

12th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019 Preview: ‘Stalked’ Podcast

by Stuart Wright

In the first of this weeks Arrow Video Frightfest preview podcasts, host Stuart Wright talks Stalked with the films writer/director Justin Edgar. Former Royal Marine Commando and single mother Sam is brutally kidnapped and wakes up disorientated in what seems to be a deserted military factory. Worried about her baby at home, she finds all […]

09th Aug2019

Arrow Video FrightFest announces 2019 Short Film Programme

by Phil Wheat

From unseen forces to dangerous desires, from the remorseful living to the remorseless dead, from under the earth to creepy closed doors, Arrow Video FrightFest 2019 continues the festival’s fine tradition of showcasing the best in global genre short filmmaking. This year’s five continent selection unleashes the newest creations from both upcoming and established filmmakers […]

09th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019 Preview: ‘Stairs’ Podcast

by Stuart Wright

In the last of his his Arrow Video Frightfest 2019 preview podcasts for this week, host Stuart Wright talks Stairs with the films writer/director Tom Paton. Special ops squad “Hell’s Bastards” are sent to infiltrate a civil war to retrieve intel. The unit soon find themselves trapped on a never-ending stairwell forced to climb or […]

08th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019 Preview: ‘Mutant Blast’ Podcast

by Stuart Wright

In the latest edition of his Arrow Video Frightfest 2019 preview podcasts, host Stuart Wright talks Mutant Blast with the films writer/director Fernando Alle. Maria, a fearless soldier, and TS-347, a man with superhuman strength, are being pursued by a military cell responsible for scientific experiments that have resulted in a zombie apocalypse. On the […]

07th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019 Preview: ‘The Deeper You Dig’ Podcast

by Stuart Wright

In today’s Arrow Video Frightfest 2019 preview podcasts, host Stuart Wright talks The Deeper You Dig with the co-writers/co-directors/co-stars Toby Poser and John Adams; and you can also check out our review of the film from its Fantasia Fest screening right here. Ivy and Echo are not your typical mother-daughter team. Ivy, once an intuitive […]

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06th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019 Preview: ‘The Perished’ Podcast

by Stuart Wright

In the latest of this years Arrow Video Frightfest 2019 preview podcasts, host Stuart Wright talks The Perished with the films writer/director Paddy Murphy. Dealing with a pregnancy termination in Ireland has been hard for Sarah Dekker. Shunned by her religious zealot family and after also breaking up with her unforgiving boyfriend, she travels to […]

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05th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019 Preview: ‘Death of a Vlogger’ Podcast

by Stuart Wright

In the first of this years Arrow Video Frightfest 2019 preview podcasts, host Stuart Wright talks Death of a Vlogger with thefilms writer/director Graham Hughes. Prepare for a genre-bending horror mockumentary when a vlogger gains viral fame after one of his eerie videos contains an alleged out-of-this-world haunting. Following YouTuber Graham as he investigates the […]

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02nd Aug2019

Frightfest – A Film Festival’s Sense of Community is All

by Stuart Wright

[Editors Note: Ahead of the start of his annual Frightfest preview podcast series, which starts right here on Nerdly this Monday, Stuart Wright gives you his thoughts on the festival, which is now in its 20th year] Here’s a salutary lesson for all frustrated filmmakers out there. In addition, there are implicit words of advice to […]

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30th Jul2019

Frightfest 2019 Interview: Abigail Blackmore talks ‘Tales From the Lodge’

by Stuart Wright

In the first of his Frightfest 2019 interviews/podcasts, host Stuart Wright talks Tales From the Lodge with the writer/director Abigail Blackmore. Tales From The Lodge is a fresh take on the portmanteau horror-comedy genre. An isolated lodge somewhere in England. Five old university pals, now nudging 40, gather for a weekend to scatter the ashes […]

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