26th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Night of the Living Deb’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Maria Thayer, Michael Cassidy, Ray Wise, Chris Marquette, Julie Brister, Syd Wilder, Brian Sacca, Grant Garry, Ned Donovan | Written by Kyle Rankin, Andy Selsor | Directed by Kyle Rankin There are some films that, upon viewing, you just can’t help but fall in love with (and Night of the Living Deb is not the […]

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26th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015 Podcasts: #20 – Stalk and Slash Preview!

by Phil Wheat

Phil Morrison and Haydn Watkins are the co-authors of the soon to be released Alone In The Dark: Over 80 Years Of Stalk and Slash. In this chat with Nerdly writer and host of the Britflicks podcast, Stuart Wright, they preview their book and give Frightfesters the heads up on all the stalk and slash […]

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26th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015 Podcasts: #19 – Some Kind of Hate

by Phil Wheat

What if your past came back for you as a fully formed, physical thing that was going to kill you? Tightly wound Lincoln is a favourite target for the local high school bullies. One day he violently snaps and is sent to the Mind’s Eye Academy, a remote desert reformatory. But the harassment doesn’t stop […]

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25th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015 Podcasts: #18 – Night of the Living Deb

by Phil Wheat

After a girls’ night out, endearingly awkward Deb wakes up in the apartment of the most attractive guy in Portland, Maine. She’s thrilled, but can’t remember how she got there. Pretty boy Ryan only knows it was a mistake and ushers her out the door… into a full-scale zombie apocalypse. Now, a walk of shame […]

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25th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015 Podcasts: #17 – Another Me

by Phil Wheat

British schoolgirl Fay’s father is dying, so getting the role of Lady Macbeth in the school play is a welcome diversion. Then she becomes aware that someone is following her every move. Who could be so cruel as to taunt her at this sad time? Soon evidence suggests she is being haunted by the dead […]

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25th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Sun Choke’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sarah Hagan, Barbara Crampton, Sara Malakul Lane, Evan Jones, Jim Boeven | Written and Directed by Ben Cresciman One of four films at this years Frightfest to feature 80s horror icon Barbara Crampton (the others being We Are Still Here, Road Games and Tales of Halloween), Sun Choke stars the wonderful Sarah Hagan, who […]

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24th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Hangman’ Review

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Kate Ashfield, Ryan Simpkins, Ty Simpkins, Eric Michael Cole | Written by Adam Mason, Simon Boyes | Directed by Adam Mason I can’t imagine what it must feel like to return home after a family holiday, only to find your house as well as your belongings trashed by an intruder. That’s exactly what happens to Aaron […]

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23rd Aug2015

Frightfest 2015 Podcasts: #16 – Estranged

by Phil Wheat

January is forced to return home after six wild years abroad. A road accident has left her wheelchair-bound with amnesia. Not only has she forgotten her family, but also her childhood and is surprised to discover her home is a stately country manor. Trying to settle in with boyfriend Callum at her attentive side, she […]

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23rd Aug2015

Frightfest 2015 Podcasts: #15 – Landmine Goes Click

by Phil Wheat

Three American tourists are crossing the desolate mountains in the formerly war-torn republic of Georgia. Daniel has just proposed to Alicia and has asked Chris to be his best man, so they stop to take a celebration photograph. Chris steps to the right, the step goes click and he finds himself standing on a landmine. […]

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21st Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Zombie Fight Club’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Andy On, Jessica Cambensy, Michael Wong, Terence Yin, Abby Fung, Jack Kao, Han Chang, Heng-yin Chou, Sharon Hsu, Philip Ng, Chi Zhang, Kwok Cheung Tsang, Candy Ka-Man Yuen | Written and Directed by Joe Chien A sequel to Joe Chien’s zombie horror-cum-torture porn flick, Zombie 108, Zombie Fight Club sees Andy (Andy On) and […]

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21st Aug2015

Frightfest Podcasts: #14 – They Look Like People

by Phil Wheat

Two once close friends meet up in New York after ten years. Christian is a hip marketer trying to increase his personal coolness. Wyatt has just left his job as a nunnery gardener. Wanting to reconnect, Christian asks Wyatt to stay over. But at 4 a.m. Wyatt receives a call telling him to prepare for […]

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21st Aug2015

Frightfest Podcasts: #13 – The Shelter

by Phil Wheat

On a star-filled night, homeless Thomas seeks warm shelter. Still grieving his late wife, ruined and desperate, he comes across a vast house with the lights on and an inviting open front door. But the next morning, the premises will not let him leave. Destiny has brought Thomas to this place and now he must […]

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19th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘The Lesson’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Robert Hands, Evan Bendall, Michaela Prchalová, Rory Coltart, Joshua Wedge | Written and Directed by Ruth Platt Very much a reflection of modern society, especially given the film was inspired by a real life event when a teacher, after 20 years of teaching – with no prior episodes of anger or violence – suddenly […]

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19th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015 Podcasts: #12 – Howl

by Phil Wheat

Young ambitious ticket collector Joe is overseeing the last train out of London on a dark and stormy night – the usual collection of passengers on board from the obnoxious teen to the workaholic businesswoman. Suddenly the train screeches to a halt in a forest after hitting something on the tracks, but the investigating driver […]

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18th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Final Girl’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Abigail Breslin, Wes Bentley, Alexander Ludwig, Logan Huffman, Cameron Bright | Written by Adam Prince, Stephen Scarlata, Alejandro Seri, Johnny Silver | Directed by Tyler Shields Each and every year a Frightfest there always seems to be an overriding theme that ties a lot of the films screeening there – be they in the […]

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17th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘These Final Hours’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Nathan Phillips, Angourie Rice, Jessica de Gouw, Kathryn Beck, Daniel Henshall, Sarah Snook, Lynette Curran | Written and Directed by Zak Hilditch Another “the end of the world is nigh” film – these things seem to crop up every few years or so – These Final Hours is literally that: a look at the […]

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16th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015 Podcasts: #11 – Farhope Tower

by Phil Wheat

Five paranormal investigators venture into the infamous Farhope Tower, known for its dark history of unexplained suicides, with dreams of landing a Reality TV deal. But they get more than they bargained for when they enter the strangely ever-changing layout, lair of the most powerful spirits they’ve ever faced. For once inside the derelict structure […]

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16th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015 Podcasts: #10 – Hangman

by Phil Wheat

FrightFest alumnus Adam Mason returns to the fold with Hangman, a found-footage Funny Games. Arriving back from a two-week holiday, the Miller family unwittingly play host to a cold-hearted malevolent intruder who has broken into their home – and stayed there. Feeling violated, they have no idea he’s still watching their every move on surveillance […]

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14th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015 Podcasts: #9 – Suspension

by Phil Wheat

Tormented at high school, Emily Hanson’s only escape is drawing graphic sketches depicting a crazed masked killer on a bloody rampage. Except the deranged maniac is her father who snapped eight years ago and is now locked away in a mental institution where Emily’s bullying classmates taunt she should be too. On the anniversary of […]

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14th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015 Podcasts: #8 – Afterdeath

by Phil Wheat

Five young people wake up on a beach washed up by the tide. Where are they? What brought them there, and what are the strange creatures that surround them? Nerdly writer and host of the Britflicks podcast, Stuart Wright, spoke to Afterdeath director Gez Medinger about his beautifully executed, award-winning first feature… Afterdeath has its […]

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12th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015 Podcasts: #7 – Curtain

by Phil Wheat

Danni moves into a New York apartment and starts sprucing the place up. She doesn’t know the previous tenant committed suicide in very strange circumstances. Nor does she know there’s a mysterious portal to another dimension in the bathroom that’s hungry for… shower curtains! But where does this unusual gateway hidden behind the white tiling […]

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12th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015 Podcasts: #6 – Wind Walkers

by Phil Wheat

A group of friends and family descend into the Everglades swamplands for their annual hunting trip only to discover that they are the ones being hunted. A malevolent entity is tracking them and they begin to realise one of their party may be possessed by something brought home from a tour of duty in the […]

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