28th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Demonic’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Maria Bello, Frank Grillo, Cody Horn, Dustin Milligan, Megan Park, Scott Mechlowicz, Aaron Yoo, Alex Goode, Ashton Leigh, Terence Rosemore, Griff Furst, Jesse Steccato, Meyer DeLeeuw | Written by Max La Bella | Directed by Will Canon James Wan, the man behind Saw, Dead Silence (a personal favourite), Insidious and The Conjuring, dons producer […]

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27th Jul2015

Frightfest 2015 – Guest line-up announced

by Phil Wheat

What do Barbara Crampton, Rick Wakeman, James Cosmo, Toyah Willcox, Neil Marshall and Bernard Rose have in common? They’re all set to make an appearance at this years London Film4 Frightfest! Scream Queen legend Barbara Crampton (pictured above) is Film4 FrightFest’s special guest icon, appearing in no less than four films in this year’s line-up. […]

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02nd Jul2015

Film 4 Frightfest – Awesome 2015 line-up announced

by Phil Wheat

After the announcement of the Fightfest’s opening and closing films a week ago, the UK’s premiere horror festival has announced its complete line-up… And they’re not making it easy for us to bring you reviews of the majority of the films screening this year! Yes, not only is Frightfest taking over the Vue cinema on […]

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04th Jun2015

Film4 FrightFest 2015 – Artwork & ticket details revealed

by Phil Wheat

If you’ve been reading Nerdly for some time you know that the UK’s premiere horror festival, Frightfest, is a major event for not only the site but me personally. You see London’s Frightfest is, for a horror fan like myself, like Christmas in August! Seeing the mix of new movies, big budget and not-so-big budget, […]

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06th Oct2014

Line-up announced for Frightfest’s 2014 All-Nighter

by Phil Wheat

The FrightFest All-Nighter 14 returns to its spiritual home, The Prince Charles Cinema, on Saturday October 25th, with five killer titles, including the world premiere of Anthony DiBlasi’s Last Shift. The evening kicks off with a special preview of The Vicious Brothers Extraterrestrial, a fine blend of Close Encounters and Communion with “some of the […]

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17th Sep2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘The Sleeping Room’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Leila Mimmack, Joseph Beattie, David Sibley, Julie Graham, Chris Waller, Christopher Adamson, Lucy Clements, Billy Chainsaw, Mike Altmann | Written by John Shackleton, Alex Chandon, Ross Jameson | Directed by John Shackleton The feature-film directorial debut of John Shackleton, one of the producers at Movie Mogul, the company behind 2011′s fantastic Panic Button (which also […]

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13th Sep2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘The Mirror’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jemma Dallender, Joshua Dickinson, Nate Fallows | Written and Directed by Edward Boase There is a long-held belief that mirrors act as gateways to another dimension. Some also believe the looking glass plays host to a world filled with evil spirits. Such superstition has been the basis for ancient folklore legends about haunting and […]

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13th Sep2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘Show Pieces’ Review

by Nicky Johnson

Stars: Siobhan Hewlett, Darrell D’Silva, Robert Goodman, Alan Moore, Andrew Buckley, Khandie Khisses  | Written by Alan Moore | Directed by Mitch Jenkins, Paul Chessell If you’re like me and you’re the type of person who likes to IMDB films before you watch them so you have a good idea what to expect, you’ll find it useful to know […]

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31st Aug2014

Ten Best: Frightfest 2014 Movies

by Phil Wheat

Well this years Frightfest is over and I’ve had a week to digest everything – it’s safe to say this year was… interesting. The move from the Empire to VUE West End, whilst not without the odd teething problem, was a success. Yes, the atmosphere had changed a little, at least in terms of experiencing […]

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31st Aug2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘Home’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Naya Rivera, Ashley Ricklands, Ava Acres, Wyatt Russell | Written and Directed by Nicolas McCarthy Home tells the story of Leigh, an estate agent, who goes to asses a new property in the highly sought after Greenville area for her portfolio. Little does she know the appalling impact it will have on […]

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28th Aug2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘Open Windows’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Elijah Wood, Neil Maskell, Sasha Grey, Ivan Gonzalez, Nacho Vigalondo | Written by Nacho Vigalondo, Daniel Mas | Directed by Nacho Vigalondo A hi-tech thriller in the vein of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, Nacho Vigalondo’s Open Windows is played out via webcams, computer screens and phone cameras. The film sees Elijah Wood star Nick Chambers, […]

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27th Aug2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘Among the Living’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Beatrice Dalle, Théo Fernandez, Damien Ferdel, Zacharie Chasseriaud, Anne Marivin, Francis Renaud, Fabien Jegoudez, Nicolas Giraud, Chloé Coulloud, Dominique Frot | Written and Directed by Julien Maury, Alexandre Bustillo French directors Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, the driving force behind the notorious L’interieur (aka Inside) and the stylish Livid, turn their gallic focus to a […]

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27th Aug2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘The Babadook’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Noah Wiseman, Hayley McElhinny, Benjamin Winspear | Written and Directed by Jennifer Kent Amelia (Davis) and her son, Sam, have had a raw deal in life. Her husband Oskar died six years prior while driving her to the hospital pregnant with Sam and his birthday is a particularly painful reminder. But […]

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26th Aug2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘Drew The Man Behind the Poster’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Featuring: Drew Struzan, Frank Darabont, George Lucas, Thomas Jane, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Guillermo Del Toro, Michael J. Fox | Directed by Erik Sharkey Opening with archival footage of Drew Struzan painting the original poster for Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace, Drew: The Man Behind the Poster, tells the life-story of an […]

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26th Aug2014

FrightFest 2014: ‘Late Phases’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Nick Damici, Ethan Embry, Tom Noonan, Tina Louise, Rutanya Alda, Caitlin O’Heaney, Lance Guest, Erin Cummings, Larry Fessenden | Written by Eric Stolze | Directed by Adrián García Bogliano Nick Damici has been a familiar face in the horror genre for a few years now. Primarily working with writer/director Jim Mickle, on whose films he […]

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26th Aug2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘Creep’ Review

by Jack Kirby

 Stars: Patrick Brice, Mark Duplass | Written by Patrick Brice, Mark Duplass | Directed by Patrick Brice In selecting my films for Frightfest this year, I employed a special strategic choosing system that I think worked very well indeed. I would take the festival’s programme a read out one word at random from each line of the film’s […]

25th Aug2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘Truth or Dare’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jessica Cameron, Ryan Kiser, Heather Dorff, Shelby Stehlin, Devanny Pinn, Brandon Van Vliet, Ryan Kiser, Jesse Wilson, Buz Wallick, Grae Drake, Brett Wagner | Written by Jessica Cameron, Jonathan Scott Higgins | Directed by Jessica Cameron Uber-prolific scream queen Jessica Cameron turns director for this, her feature-film debut, Truth or Dare. which sees six […]

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25th Aug2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘Extraterrestrial’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Julián Villagrán, Michelle Jenner, Carlos Areces, Raúl Cimas, Miguel Noguera | Written and Directed by Nacho Vigalondo Nacho Vigalondo made quite the splash with 2007’s Timecrimes, a dark and rather uncompromising time-travel thriller which impressed many. To British eyes it would seem like all had gone quiet on the Nacho front but this was […]

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25th Aug2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘Blood Moon’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ian Whyte, George Blagden, Anna Skellern, Corey Johnson, Shaun Dooley, Jack Fox, Eleanor Matsuura, David Sterne, Amber Jean Rowan | Written by Alan Wightman | Directed by Jeremy Wooding It’s safe to say horror westerns don’t have the best track record. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a good amount of decent examples out there […]

24th Aug2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘Another’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Ana Paula Redding, David Landry, Lillian Pennypacker, Michael St. Michaels, Nancy Wolfe | Written and Directed by Jason Bognacki There’s a joke in Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, the under-seen but superlative comedy about the making of a fictional eighties horror programme, that is too good not to repeat at any given opportunity. In it, the show’s […]

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24th Aug2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘The Samurai’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michel Diercks, Pit Bukowski, Uwe Preuss, Kaja Blachnik, Christopher Kane | Written and Directed by Till Kleinert The Samurai is the latest horror film to come out of Germany, and unlike it’s splatter brethren to which I am more accustomed, this is less of a typical plot-led story and more a fantastical, metaphorical fairytale that […]

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24th Aug2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘Lost Soul’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Featuring: Richard Stanley, Fairuza Balk, Marco Hofschneider, Robert Shaye, Graham Humphreys | Directed by David Gregory We’ve heard all the insane rumours and scandals attached to the ill-fated 1996 remake of H.G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau. How director Richard Stanley spent four years developing the project only to be fired after four days […]

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