13th Sep2018

Frightfest 2018: ‘He’s Out There’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Yvonne Strahovski, Anna Pniowsky, Abigail Pniowsky, Ryan McDonald, Justin Bruening, Julian Bailey, Stephanie Costa | Written by Mike Scannell | Directed by Quinn Lasher My last Frightfest 2018 review for Nerdly comes in the form of a home invasion/slasher style horror movie titled simply, He’s Out There. The set-up of which will feel very […]

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11th Sep2018

Frightfest 2018: ‘Upgrade’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Logan Marshall-Green, Richard Anastasios, Melanie Vallejo, Richard Cawthorne, Harrison Gilbertson | Written and Directed by Leigh Whannell Writer/director, and regular James Wan collaborator, Leigh Whannell puts the reigns of horror on hold and surprisingly turns his attention to the action genre with the effective, intellectual and engaging Upgrade. This fast-paced, inventive, sci-fi thrill-ride, swirling […]

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11th Sep2018

Frightfest 2018: ‘F.U.B.A.R’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Mark Heap, Sean Verey, Danny Kirrane, Perry Fitzpatrick, Ewen MacIntosh | Written and Directed by Ben Kent Us Brits do comedy horror pretty well. Of course, everyone around the world knows about Shaun of the Dead but there’s along list of other great films in the sub genre. From Lesbian Vampire Killers to Severance to […]

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10th Sep2018

Frightfest 2018: ‘Bodied’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Calum Worthy, Jackie Long, Rory Uphold, Jonathan Park, Walter Perez, Shoniqua Shandai, Charlamagne Tha God, Dizaste, Debra Wilson, Anthony Michael Hall, Lisa Maley, Eddie Perino, Eric Allen Smith, Candice Renee, Daniel Rashid | Written by Joseph Kahn, Alex Larsen | Directed by Joseph Kahn There have been plenty of movies featured at Frightfest that […]

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06th Sep2018

Frightfest 2018: ‘The Night Sitter’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Elyse Dufour, Jack Champion, Jermaine Rivers, Amber Neukum, J. Benedict Larmore, Ben Barlow, Bailey Campbell, Joe Walz, Deanna Meske, Manny Sandow, Luna Devika, Victoria Graham | Written and Directed by Abiel Bruhn, John Rocco This is somehow the third Christmas horror movie I have reviewed for Nerdly and watched this year. A fact that […]

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01st Sep2018

Frightfest 2018: ‘Climax’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub, Kiddy Smile, Claude Gajan Maull, Giselle Palmer, Taylor Kastle, Thea Carla Schott, Sharleen Temple, Lea Vlamos, Alaia Alsafir, Kendall Mugler, Lakdhar Dridi, Adrien, Sissoko, Mamadou Bathily, Alou Sidibe, Ashley Biscette, Vince Galliot Cumant | Written and Directed by Gaspar Noé The posters for Gaspar Noé’s Climax proudly trumpet […]

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31st Aug2018

Frightfest 2018: ‘Black Site’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Lauren Ashley Carter, Jessica-Jane Stafford, Sophia Del Pizzo, Angela Dixon, Jake Francis, Samantha Schnitzler, Bentley Kalu, Fredi ‘Kruga’ Nwaka, Phoebe Robinson-Galvin, Kris Johnson, Toby Osmond, Mike Beckingham, Alana Wallace | Written and Directed by Tom Paton One of this year’s Frightfest World Premieres, Black Site had people excited with only its description promising John […]

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31st Aug2018

Frightfest 2018: ‘Fright Fest’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Dylan Walsh, Madison McKinley, Romeo Miller, Mercy Malick, Ashley Blankenship, Luke Baines, Pancho Moler, Robert Scott Wilson, Heather Ann Davis, Jonathan Camp, Kresh Novakovic | Written by Robert Gillings | Directed by Anton Novakovic It was only a matter of time before someone named a horror movie after FrightFest. Unfortunately, this dismal effort (also […]

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30th Aug2018

Frightfest 2018: ‘Book of Monsters’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Lyndsey Craine, Michaela Longden, Lizzie Stanton, Rose Muirhead, Nicholas Vince, Daniel Thrace, Anna Dawson, Julia Munder | Written by Paul Butler | Directed by Stewart Sparke Director Stewart Sparke and writer Paul Butler follow up their low-budget debut The Creature Below with the Kickstarter-funded monster movie Book of Monsters. Combining a witty script and […]

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29th Aug2018

Frightfest 2018: ‘Summer of 84′ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Graham Verchere, Judah Lewis, Caleb Emery, Cory Gruter-Andrew, Tiera Skovbye, Rich Sommer, Jason Gray-Stanford, Shauna Johannesen | Written by Matt Leslie, Stephen J. Smith | Directed by Francois Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell The Turbo Kid directing trio (known collectively as RKSS) return with this ’80s teen adventure homage that taps into the same […]

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28th Aug2018

Frightfest 2018: ‘The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Aidan Turner, Sam Elliott, Sean Bridgers, Ron Livingston, Caitlin FitzGerald, Ellar Coltrane, Larry Miller, Rizwan Manji, Mark Steger, Anastasia Tsikhanava | Written and Directed by Robert D. Krzykowski With a title like The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot, people going to see this movie will probably be expecting something very strange. And […]

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27th Aug2018

Frightfest 2018: ‘Secret Santa’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Michael Rady, Drew Lynch, Debra Sullivan, A Leslie Kies, Ryan Leigh Seaton, John Gilbert, Pat Destro, Nathan Hedrick, Michelle Renee Allaire, Curtis Fortier, Freddy John James, Petra Areskoug, Tracy Drolet, William Dixon, Scott Burkett | Written by Adam Marcus, Debra Sullivan | Directed by Adam Marcus Just behind horror, believe it or not, my […]

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27th Aug2018

Frightfest 2018: ‘Cult of Terror’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Featuring: Alan Jones, Bruce Campbell, Robert Englund, Barbara Crampton, Mick Garris, Paul Naschy, Peter Bogdanovich, Dario Argento | Written and Directed by Gustavo Mendoza I love documentaries. I can watch anything if people are passionate and love something and it is put to film well. So a good horror documentary instantly has my attention. Whether it’s […]

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25th Aug2018

Frightfest 2018: ‘Seeds’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Trevor Long, Andrea Chen, Garr Long, Kevin Breznahan, Chris McGarry, Michelle Liu Coughlin, Adrian Enscoe, Shannon Hartman, John Emigh, Abby Mills, Lowry Marshall | Written by Owen Long, Steven Weisman | Directed by Owen Long When his increasingly depraved behaviour spirals out of control, Marcus retreats to his family home along the New England […]

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25th Aug2018

Frightfest 2018: ‘Chuck Steel – Night of the Trampires’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Features the voices of: Mike Mort, Jennifer Saunders, Paul Whitehouse, Dan Russell, Jonnie Fiori, Samantha Coughlan, Romano Marenghi, Geoff Robbins, Jonnie Price, Mark Richard Jones, Laura Tofarides | Written and Directed by Mike Mort It’s not 1985 anymore… it’s 1986! And Chuck Steel is the maverick, lone wolf cop on the edge, who doesn’t play […]

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24th Aug2018

Frightfest 2018 Interview: Gower & McComas on ‘Wolfman’s Got Nards’

by Stuart Wright

In the latest installment of his Frightfest 2018 pre-festival preview series, host Stuart Wright talks Wolfman’s Got Nards with Andre Gower and Henry Darrow McComas. A heartfelt love letter to the entire history of Fred Dekker’s 1987 cult classic THE MONSTER SQUAD, from the cast and crew members who brought the faux Universal creatures to […]

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24th Aug2018

Frightfest 2018: ‘The Cleaning Lady’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Alexis Kendra, Stelio Savante, Rachel Alig, Elizabeth Sandy, Mykayla Sohn, JoAnne McGrath, Keri Marrone | Written by Jon Knautz, Alexis Kendra | Directed by Jon Knautz Based on the 2016 short of the same name (also written and directed by Jon Knautz), The Cleaning Lady follows a floundering love addict who forms a dangerous […]

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24th Aug2018

Frightfest 2018 Interview: Andy Nyman on ‘Ghost Stories’

by Stuart Wright

In the latest installment of his Frightfest 2018 pre-festival preview series, host Stuart Wright talks Ghost Stories with co-writer/director Andy Nyman. Rent or buy Ghost Stories via VOD channels from Monday 20 August 2018 and the film will be available on DVD and packed Blu Ray (details below) from Monday 27 August 2018. The Blu-ray […]

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23rd Aug2018

Frightfest 2018: ‘The Ranger’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Chloe Levine, Jeremy Holm, Granit Lahu, Jeremy Pope, Bubba Weiler, Amanda Grace Benitez, Larry Fessenden, Nicholas Tucci | Written by Giaco Furino, Jenn Wexler | Directed by Jenn Wexler Having your debut feature play at London’s Frightfest is a huge honour. So for Jenn Wexler’s debut, The Ranger to also play on the festival’s […]

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23rd Aug2018

Frightfest 2018: 10 Questions with ‘Hell Is Where The Home Is’ director Orson Obolowitz

by Phil Wheat

You’ve done every film related job from producer and actor to cinematographer and editor. Was directing always the goal? Poverty dictates…I would just take any position I could and figure it out from there, especially when I made The Queen Of Hollywood Blvd. where I just didn’t have the budget and had to take on […]

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23rd Aug2018

Frightfest 2018 Interview: ‘Await Further Instructions’ writer and producer

by Stuart Wright

In the latest installment of his Frightfest 2018 pre-festival preview series, host Stuart Wright talks Await Further Instructions with the writer Gavin Williams and producer Jack Tarling (God’s Own Country). It’s Christmas Day and the dysfunctional Milgram family wake to find a mysterious black substance surrounding their house. Something monumental is clearly happening right outside […]

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23rd Aug2018

Frightfest 2018 Interview: Mike Mort on ‘Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires’

by Stuart Wright

In the latest installment of his Frightfest 2018 pre-festival preview series, host Stuart Wright talks Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires with the writer/director Mike Mort. When the brilliant but sexually inexperienced computer science student PIET is turned down by bright and beautiful KLARA, he is deeply hurt. He takes a dose of a sleep […]

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