28th Sep2017

FrightFest Halloween 2017 line-up announced

by Phil Wheat

The line-up for this years Horror Channel FrightFest Halloween 2017 event has just been announced and features seven choice shockers for the 7th annual West End Halloween event. This year, the all-day shocktoberfest is at the Empire Haymarket on Saturday October 28th and embraces one world, one European and five UK premieres, spanning three continents… […]

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15th Sep2017

Frightfest 2017: Podcast Round-Up Pt.2

by Stuart Wright

In his latest podcast, host Stuart Wright welcomes Arrow Video Podcast co-host Sam Ashurst, fresh from introducing The Villainess, to round up highlights from Horror Channel Frightfest 2017. Part 2 of 2 of their waffly versatile chit chat turns its attention to: Meatball Machine Kodoku, Mountain Fever, Freehold, Double Date, Leatherface, Ruin Me, Radius, Our […]

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11th Sep2017

Frightfest 2017: Podcast Round-Up Pt.1

by Stuart Wright

In his latest podcast, host Stuart Wright welcomes Arrow Video Podcast co-host Sam Ashurst, fresh from introducing The Villainess, to round up highlights from Horror Channel Frightfest 2017. Part 1 of 2 of their waffly versatile chit chat turns its attention to: Cold Hell, Killing Ground, The Villainess, 68 Kill, Lowlife, The Bar and Sequence […]

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07th Sep2017

Interview: ‘Imitation Girl’ writer/director Natasha Kermani

by Stuart Wright

Host Stuart Wright talks Imitation Girl with writer/director Natasha Kermani. This podcast was recorded post-FF because host Stuart Wright loved the film so much. The Girl Who Fell To Earth! A mysterious being appears in the desert and assumes the identity of the first person she sees – a magazine cover girl. Taken in by […]

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29th Aug2017

Frightfest 2017: ‘Devil’s Gate’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Milo Ventimiglia, Bridget Regan, Amanda Schull, Javier Botet, Shawn Ashmore | Written and Directed by Clay Staub A wife and child have gone missing in the small town of Devil’s Gate, North Dakota. While all indicators point to husband Jackson Pritchard as the prime suspect, pushy outsider FBI agent Daria Francis instinctively feels something else […]

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28th Aug2017

Frightfest 2017: ‘The Terror of Hallow’s Eve’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Caleb Thomas, JT Neal, Annie Read, Juliet Landau, Eric Roberts, Doug Jones, Sarah Lancaster, Christian Kane | Written by Ronald L. Halvas, Todd Tucker, Zack Ward | Directed by Todd Tucker Growing up is hard and for fifteen-year-old Timmy Stevens it’s no exception. Scrawny and nerdy, he’s relentlessly tormented by the town bullies. His only […]

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28th Aug2017

Frightfest 2017: ‘Kodoku Meatball Machine’ Review

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Tomori Abe, Kensuke Ashihara, Satoshi Eishima, Goki, Yôta Kawase, Riri Kôda, Rima Matsuda, Masanori Mimoto, Maki Mizui, Seminosuke Murasugi | Written by Yoshihiro Nishimura, Sakichi Satô | Directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura Asian extreme horror is noted and adored for its absurdity and graphic content. For me, it can either be “OH MY GOD! THIS […]

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28th Aug2017

Frightfest 2017: ‘Still/Born’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Christie Burke, Jesse Moss, Rebecca Olson, Michael Ironside, Jenn Griffin | Written by Brandon Christensen, Colin Minihan | Directed by Brandon Christensen For Mary, the joy of her infant son Adam’s birth is overshadowed by the devastating stillborn death of his twin brother Thomas. Concerned husband Jack relocates them to a spacious new home […]

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28th Aug2017

Frightfest 2017 Interview: Kurtis Harder discusses ‘Incontrol’

by Stuart Wright

Time for another Frightfest 2017 as our host Stuart Wright talks to writer/director Kurtis Harder about his film Incontrol, which just had it’s European Premiere as part of this years festival. You can check out our Incontrol review right here. You can be anyone you want to be! A group of university students discover a […]

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28th Aug2017

Frightfest 2017: ’3rd Night’ Review

by Nik Holman

Stars: Jesse McGinn, Robert Hartburn, Bruce Denny | Written and Directed by Adam Graveley By the end, I wasn’t sure what to make of this movie. I knew the production was very good. The director was skilled. The actors were strong from start to finish. Yet, I was never scared, and even a little angry. […]

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28th Aug2017

Frightfest 2017: ‘The Villainess’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ok-bin Kim, Seo-hyung Kim, Ha-kyun Shin, Jun Sung Bang | Written and Directed by Byung-gil Jung Sook-Hee is a trained assassin who was born to kill. She was just a little girl when the training started in China. And after the death of her mentor, when the chance of starting a new life was […]

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27th Aug2017

Frightfest 2017: ‘The End?’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Alessandro Roja, Euridice Axen, Claudio Camilli, Benedetta Cimatti, Bianca Friscelli | Written by Cristiano Ciccotti, Daniele Misischia | Directed by Daniele Misischia Claudio Verona is a young and cynical businessman. One day he gets locked in his Roman office elevator before an important meeting with a client. Soon this annoying obstacle will turn into […]

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27th Aug2017

Frightfest 2017: ‘Imitation Girl’ Review

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Lauren Ashley Carter, Neimah Djourabchi, Adam David Thompson, Catherine Mary Stewart, Stefanie Woodburn, Sanam Erfani, Kevin O’Rourke, William Wakeland, Taylor Warden, Kevin Metz | Written and Directed by Natasha Kermani Julianna (Lauren Ashley Carter) is a young twenty-something adult performer living in New York who – although somewhat successful – is far from happy. […]

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27th Aug2017

Frightfest 2017: ‘Incontrol’ Review

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Brittany Allen, Levi Meaden, Rory J. Saper, Ajna Savcic, Sarah Troyer, Christopher Rosamond, Valerie Planche, David LeReaney, Maddie Dixon-Poirier, Griffin Cork | Written and Directed by Kurtis David Harder Samantha (Anja Savcic) is a young girl who juggles her life around looking after her mother, her job at a cafe and her Sociology studies […]

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27th Aug2017

Frightfest 2017: ‘Jackals’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Stephen Dorff, Deborah Kara Unger, Jonathon Schaech, Nick Roux, Chelsea Ricketts | Written by Jared Rivet | Directed by Kevin Greutert They knew it would take steely resolve and iron daring to go up against the violent sect who have brainwashed their teenage son, Justin. But the estranged Powell family and the cult deprogrammer […]

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27th Aug2017

Frightfest 2017: ‘Alone’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sofia Lesaffre, Stéphane Bak, Jean-Stan Du Pac, Paul Scarfoglio, Kim Lockhart | Written by David Moreau, Guillaume Moulin | Directed by David Moreau David Moreau, co-director of ILS/THEM, turns artist Bruno Gazzotti’s best-selling French/Belgian comic book Seuls into a sci-fi thriller of gaelic proportions… Sounds like a match-made in [French] heaven right? Well a […]

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26th Aug2017

Frightfest 2017: ‘Nightworld’ Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Jason London, Lorina Kamburova, Robert Englund, Gianni Capaldi, Diana Lyubenova | Written by Loris Curci, Dimitar Hristov, Barry Keating, Milan Konjevic | Directed by Patricio Valadares As the camera swoops over a chilly boreal wilderness, and Luc Suarez’s brooding music evokes an air of intrigue and menace, it seems like we’re onto a winner. And look, […]

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26th Aug2017

Frightfest 2017: ‘Ruin Me’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Marcienne Dwyer, Matt Dellapina, Eva Hamilton, John Odom, Chris Hill, Sam Ashdown, Cameron Gordon, Rocky Rector, Tom Harryman, Alex Galick | Written by Trysta A. Bissett, Preston DeFrancis | Directed by Preston DeFrancis It’s been over a twenty years since Scream reinvented the slasher genre, heralding a new age of post-modern, self-referential horror. In […]

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26th Aug2017

Frightfest 2017: ‘Death Note’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Nat Wolff, Willem Dafoe, Lakeith Stanfield, Margaret Qualley, Shea Whigham, Jason Liles, Paul Nakauchi, Jack Ettlinger, Matthew Kevin Anderson, Chris Britton | Written by Charley Parlapanides, Vlas Parlapanides, Jeremy Slater | Directed by Adam Wingard When Light Turner (Nat Wolff) comes in possession of the Death Note, Ryuk (Willem Dafoe) entices him to use it […]

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26th Aug2017

Frightfest 2017: ‘Boots On The Ground’ Review

by Nik Holman

Stars: Tom Ainsley, Ian Virgo, Ryan McParland, Valmike Rampersad, Sally Day | Written and Directed by Louis Melville On the last night of the Afghan War, five British soldiers must stay alive until midnight. After a fight with Taliban forces, they bunk down in the ruins of an old fort dating back to the first […]

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26th Aug2017

Frightfest 2017: ‘Inside’ Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Rachel Nichols, Laura Harring, Stany Coppet, Andrea Tivadar, Richard Felix, Craig Stevenson, Maarten Swaan, Steve Howard, David Chevers | Written by Jaume Balagueró, Alexandre Bustillo , Manu Díez | Directed by Miguel Ángel Vivas After surviving a car crash in which her husband was killed months earlier, Alysson Paradis (Rachel Nichols) is living at […]

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26th Aug2017

Frightfest 2017: ‘Leatherface’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Stephen Dorff, James Bloor, Vanessa Grasse, Sam Coleman, Sam Strike, Jessica Madsen, Finn Jones, Lili Taylor, Nicole Andrews | Written by Seth M. Sherwood | Directed by Julien Maury, Alexandre Bustillo Want to know the shocking incidents, twisted psychology and outrageous bloodshed that led up to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the classic 1974 horror? […]

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