08th Sep2020

Frightfest 2020: ‘Dark Stories’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Kristanna Loken, Michelle Ryan, Dominique Pinon, Delphine Chaneac, John Robinson,Tiphaine Daviot, Sebastien Lalanne, Dorylia Calmel, Slimane Baptiste Berhoun, Loup Denis Elion, Julien Pestel, Florent Dorin, Thierry Fremont | Written and Directed by Guillaume Lubrano, François Descraques I’ve been a fan of horror anthology films for a long time, since the first time I laid […]

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04th Sep2020

Frightfest 2020: ‘Blinders’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Christine Ko, Michael Lee Joplin, Vincent Van Horn, Dusty Sorg, Carla Valentine, Scott Subiono, Landry Allbright, Paula Jai Parker, Chase Joliet, Stephanie Barkley, Steve Sobel, Alex Dobrenko | Written by Tyler Savage, Dash Hawkins | Directed by Tyler Savage Blinders is directed by Tyler Savage (Inheritance) and written by both Savage and Dash Hawkins. […]

03rd Sep2020

Frightfest 2020: ‘The Swerve’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Azura Skye, Bryce Pinkham, Ashley Bell, Zach Rand, Taen Phillips, Liam Seib, Deborah Hedwall, Dan Daily | Written and Directed by Dean Kapsalis Holly seems to have it all: two kids, a nice house, a good job as a teacher, and a husband with an upwardly mobile career. But there are troubling signs that […]

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03rd Sep2020

Frightfest 2020: ‘The Honeymoon Phase’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Jim Schubin, Chloe Carroll, François Chau, Tara Westwood, Ione Butler, Mike Sutton | Written and Directed by Phillip G. Carroll Jr. Phillip G. Carroll Jr. has written and directed a variety of short films in his career, and The Honeymoon Phase adds a notch to his resume as his first foray into feature films. […]

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02nd Sep2020

Frightfest 2020: ‘Dark Place’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Nelson Baker, Katherine Beckett, Shakira Clanton, Bernard Curry | Directed by Kodie Bedford, Liam Phillips, Robert Braslin, Perun Bonser, Bjorn Stewart Apparently commissioned to promote First Australian talent, Dark Place is a ground-breaking anthology feature telling a quintet of indigenous tales, each around 15 minutes in length, and using largely indigenous casts. All of […]

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02nd Sep2020

Frightfest 2020: ‘I Am Lisa’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Kristen Vaganos, Jennifer Seward, Manon Halliburton, Carmen Anello, Chris Bylsma, Cinnamon Schultz | Written by Eric Winkler | Directed by Patrick Rea Part werewolf movie, part female revenge flick, entertaining small town horror I Am Lisa does a decent job of genre blending, thanks to a smart script and savvy direction from Patrick Rea. […]

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01st Sep2020

Frightfest 2020: ‘AV The Hunt’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Billur Melis Koç, Ahmet Rifat Sungar, Baki Kaymaz, Yagizcan Konyah | Written by Emre Akay, Deniz Cuylan | Directed by Emre Akay On paper AV The Hunt sounds like yet another take on the theme of hunting humans, however co-writer/director Emre Akay’s film has a rather interesting concept up its sleeve, which elevates the […]

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01st Sep2020

Frightfest 2020: ‘Aquaslash’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Nicolas Fontaine, Brittany Drisdelle, Lanisa Dawn, Nick Walker, Madelline Harvey, Paul Zinno, Chip Chuipka, Howard Rosenstein, Ryan Ali, Cameron Geller, Ivan Ossa, Samantha Hodhod, Jeremy Lavigne Suzanna Lenir, Owen Bruemmer | Written and Directed by Renaud Gauthier The Wet Valley Water Park welcomes high school students celebrating their graduation in all their unleashed libido […]

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01st Sep2020

Frightfest 2020: ‘They’re Outside’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Emily Booth, Nicholas Vince, Tom Clayton-Wheatley, Chrissy Randall, Emma Burdon-Sutton, Nicole Miners, Brad Moore | Written by Airell Anthony Hayles | Directed by Airell Anthony Hayles, Sam Casserly As I’ve said a million times before (well it feels that often) I dislike found footage films. I often think that the use of the format […]

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31st Aug2020

Frightfest 2020: ‘Sky Sharks’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Barbara Nedeljakova, Eva Habermann, Thomas Morris, Tony Todd, Dave Sheridan, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Amanda Bearse, Naomi Grossman, Robert LaSardo, Mick Garris, Lar Park-Lincoln, Noush Skaugen, Lynn Lowry, Asami, J. LaRose, Nick Principe | Written by Marc Fehse, Carsten Fehse, A.D. Morel | Directed by Marc Fehse Deep in the ice of the antarctic, a team […]

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31st Aug2020

Frightfest 2020: ‘Blind’ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Sarah French, Caroline Williams, Jed Rowen, Tyler Gallant, Jessica Galetti | Written by Joe Knetter | Directed by Marcel Walz After botched laser eye surgery treatment, actress Faye completely loses her vsion and is trying to get used to life in the dark. We find Faye attending support groups and making visually impaired freinds […]

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31st Aug2020

Frightfest 2020: ‘The Horror Crowd’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Features: Russell Mulcahy, Lin Shaye, Darren Lynn Bousman, Ryan Turek, Greg Grunberg, Oren Peli, Mike Mendez, Sarah Nicklin | Directed by Ruben Pla I’ve always been fond of documentaries that explore the deeper echelon of horror, and especially those that sit down with a plethora of actors and filmmakers to discuss a variety of topics. […]

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28th Aug2020

Frightfest 2020 Interview: Director G-Hey Kim talks ‘Don’t Click’

by Phil Wheat

Ahead of the FrightFest World premiere of Don’t Click, director G-Hey Kim talks about the challenges of making her debut feature. Your 2017 DON’T CLICK short was hugely successful on the festival circuit. Is that when you decided to expand it, or was that always the plan? I never planned to extend my film because […]

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28th Aug2020

Frightfest 2020: Trailer & Poster for ‘The Swerve’

by Phil Wheat

With her riveting and acclaimed performance as Holly, Azura Skye effortlessly crafts a portrait of a struggling mother on the edge in writer/director Dean Kapsalis’s powerfully heart-wrenching feature debut The Swerve, which explores a week in the life of a woman on the verge in a haunting meditation on mental illness. Having celebrated its world […]

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18th Aug2020

Frightfest 2020 Interview: Jesse O’Brien talks ‘Two Heads Creek’

by Phil Wheat

Ahead of the UK premiere of Two Heads Creek, a playfully dark cannibal horror comedy, director Jesse O’Brien talks about the joys of cannibal karaoke, tackling immigration issues and filming in a haunted hotel. How did Jordan Waller’s TWO HEADS CREEK script end up in your hands and did you see it as more a […]

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12th Aug2020

Frightfest Interview: Alastair Orr talks ‘Triggered’

by Phil Wheat

Ahead of the UK premiere of Triggered, his cat-and-mouse slasher, Alastair Orr talks about being inspired by old console games and why he loves working in South Africa. We last saw you at FrightFest with FROM A HOUSE ON WILLLOW STREET, how’s life been treating you since that time? It’s been great. I got married, […]

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12th Aug2020

Documentary ‘The Horror Crowd’ to debut at Frightfest 2020

by Phil Wheat

Fear…the most primal of human emotions. Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolfman… The Exorcist, Jaws, Alien. What made the creators of these films dream up the nightmares that kept us up at night? Were they as strange and twisted as their creations? And what about today’s creators of horror? Who are the minds behind the macabre of […]

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11th Aug2020

Arrow Video FrightFest announces August 2020 Short Film Programme

by Phil Wheat

The films may be short, but there is no shortage of scares as Arrow Video FrightFest 2020 announces its showcase of the best new short films from the UK and around the world, with six countries representing three continents. From under-the-bed monsters to monsters in front of your eyes, from the sinister and the creepy […]

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07th Aug2020

Tyler Savage’s ‘Blinders’ to debut at this years Frightfest digital event!

by Phil Wheat

Genre veteran Tyler Savage (Inheritance) has announced the world premiere of his latest feature, Blinders, at Arrow Video FrightFest Digital Edition 2020. The increasingly creepy film follows a lonely transplant to the City of Angels who forms a dangerous friendship with a rideshare driver. Savage directed from a script he co-wrote with Dash Hawkins, and […]

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04th Aug2020

Frightfest Interview: ’12 Hour Shift’ director Brea Grant

by Phil Wheat

Ahead of the FrightFest UK premiere of 12 Hour Shift, director Brea Grant talks about her ‘Valentine to East Texas’, the heroism of nurses and being a child of the 90s. You’ve said 12 HOUR SHIFT is a valentine to East Texas and the hospital staff who looked after your elderly father, could you elaborate? […]

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29th Jul2020

Arrow Video Frightfest announces line-up for their August virtual event!

by Phil Wheat

The UK’s most popular horror and fantasy film festival celebrates its 21st bloody year with a special Digital edition, showcasing twenty-five films, from Thursday 27th August to Monday 31st August, including seven world premieres and sixteen UK premieres! Ten countries are represented from four continents in a deadly, daring and diverse programme exclusively presented to […]

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24th Jun2020

Arrow Video FrightFest to go virtual this August!

by Phil Wheat

Today the organisers of Arrow Video FrightFest have announced that the beloved UK horror festival will go virtual over the August Bank Holiday, presenting up to twenty-five films from Friday 28th August to Mon 31st August inclusive. There will also be additional online content including special guest intros, Q & A’s, and a short film […]

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