31st Oct2013

Frightfest 2013: ‘Nothing Left to Fear’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Clancy Brown, Anne Heche, Rebekah Brandes, Ethan Peck, James Tupper, Jennifer Stone | Written by Jonathan W.C. Mills | Directed by Anthony Leonardi III Nothing Left to Fear is the first terrific terror tale from Slasher Films (founded by Guns N’ Roses rock legend/horror nut Slash), directed by Gore Verbinski’s visionary protégé Anthony Leonardi III. […]

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29th Oct2013

Frightfest 2013: ‘The Station’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Gerhard Liebmann, Edita Malovcic, Hille Beseler, Brigitte Kren, Peter Knaac | Written by Benjamin Hessler | Directed by Marvin Kren Rammbock director Marvin Kren turns his hand to an ecological themed monster-movie that sees a group of technicians and scientists at an alpine research station discover a glacier of blood high in the mountains. Testing […]

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27th Oct2013

Frightfest 2013: ‘Discopath’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jeremie Earp-Lavergne, Katharine Cleland, Ingrid Falaise, Pierre Lenoir, Ivan Freud | Written and Directed by Renaud Gauthier I’ve said it many times before and I’ve no doubt I’ll say it many times again, but Canadians know how to make damn good horror flicks and guess what? They also know how to do great retro-grindhouse flicks […]

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27th Oct2013

Frightfest 2013: ‘Patrick’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Charles Dance, Rachel Griffiths, Sharni Vinson, Martin Crewes, Peta Sergeant | Written by Justin King | Directed by Mark Hartley Former music video director Mark Hartley came to prominence, at least to me, in 2008 when his wonderful documentary Not Quite Hollywood, which detailed the “Ozploitation” genre, exploded on film blogs and movie sites across […]

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26th Oct2013

Frightfest 2013: ‘Soulmate’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Anna Walton, Tom Wisdom, Tanya Myers, Nick Brimble, Emma Cleasby | Written and Directed by Axelle Carolyn Actress Axelle Carolyn first turned her hand to directing with the well-received short The Last Post in 2011, she followed it up with the short The Halloween Kid, which screened as part of the International Short Film […]

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28th Sep2013

Frightfest announce Halloween All-Nighter line-up

by Phil Wheat

If there’s one thing you can say about the Frightfest Halloween All-Nighter it’s that the one-night only event has provided some of the most diverse horror line-ups to be screened theatrically in its meagre seven year existence – and 2013′s line-up is no different, with screenings of the eagerly awaited remake of Aussie horror Patrick, […]

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04th Sep2013

Film4 Frightfest 2013 in Review – Part 3

by Jack Kirby

Monday The fifth and final day of Frightfest mercifully began a little later than the preceding days, a boon to many now slightly flagging and delirious film fans. Unfortunately, the first film on the main screen was the single worst feature I caught at the festival. Dark Touch (Marina De Van) features a French crew […]

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02nd Sep2013

Film4 Frightfest 2013 in Review – Part 2

by Jack Kirby

Sunday Despite a late night, I rolled up to the Empire at early o clock in order to make sure I got a seat for the midnight movie Willow Creek, which had sold out the day before. Fortunately, the organisers had the wherewithal to move the film into a bigger auditorium for Sunday. Being there […]

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30th Aug2013

Film4 Frightfest 2013 in Review – Part 1

by Jack Kirby

Opening Night and Saturday Frightfest 2013 opened on Thursday evening with Howard and John Ford’s The Dead 2: India, a sequel to their previous Africa-set zombie flick. To be honest, it wasn’t the most auspicious start to the weekend. A zombie epidemic reaches the Asian subcontinent and American engineer Nicholas (Joseph Millson) attempts to cross […]

14th Aug2013

‘Odd Thomas’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Anton Yelchin, Ashley Sommers, Leonor Varela, Matthew Page, Casey Messer, Nico Tortorella, Willem Dafoe, Addison Timlin | Written and Directed by Stephen Sommers Stephen Sommers, yes he of The Mummy, Van Helsing and G.I. Joe fame, abandons the big-budget blockbusters for a much smaller – yet just as high concept – film adapted from the […]

14th Aug2013

‘For Elisa’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ana Turpin, Ona Casamiquela, Luisa Gavasa, Jesus Caba, Sheila Ponce | Written and Directed by Juanra Fernandez Desperate to earn some money student Ana answers a job advert asking for occasional nanny duties. Arriving at apartment 3B in the town square for the job interview, things couldn’t have gone better either… tea, biscuits, nursery […]

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27th Jul2013

‘The Banshee Chapter’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Katia Winder, Michael McMillian, Ted Levine | Written and Directed by Blair Erickson Much like the recently reviewed The Dyatlov Pass Incident, The Banshee Chapter (though the title is just Banshee Chapter on screen)is a blend of fact and fiction – this time based on real documents, actual test subject testimony and uncovered secrets […]

27th Jul2013

‘Antisocial’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michelle Mylett, Cody Thompson, Adam Christie, Ana Alic, Romaine Waite | Written by Cody Calahan, Chad Archibald | Directed by Cody Calahan It’s often been said that people today wander about the streets in a zombie-like state – with their faces buried in their phones texting their friends, tweeting and checking out who likes what on Facebook […]

21st Jul2013

‘The Dyatlov Pass Incident’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Richard Reid, Gemma Atkinson, Matt Stokoe, Luke Albright, Holly Goss | Written by Vikram Weet | Directed by Renny Harlin Based on a true story: In February, 1959, nine Russians hikers ventured into the Ural Mountains on a trip that should have been manageable for a group with their vast experience. Two weeks later, […]

29th Jun2013

Trailer Park Vol.2 – Frightfest 2013 Main Screen Edition

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to the second installment of Trailer Park, our regular look at the latest trailers to hit the interwebs. This second “volume” features trailers for the films showing on the Main Screen at this years Film4 Frightfest (with thanks to filmmaker, and Frightfest fan, Simon Aitken for putting the play list together). Thursday 22nd August […]

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