15th Aug2018

Frightfest 2018: 10 Questions with ‘Heretiks’ director Paul Hyett

by Phil Wheat

What first attracted you to actor Gregory Blair’s script? When Templeheart gave me the script of HERETIKS (although it was a different title at the time), the one thing that really grabbed my interest was the opportunity to do a creepy period horror, set in 17th Century England. I’d already shot a war-set film, a […]

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01st Aug2018

Frightfest 2018 Interview: Paul Hyett talks ‘Heretiks’

by Stuart Wright

In the latest of his Frightfest pre-festival interviews, host Stuart Wright talks Heretiks with director Paul Hyett. Early in the seventeenth century, a young woman, Persephone, is falsely accused, arrested and put on trial for her life. Her fate seems sealed but for the timely intervention of a stranger, the mysterious Reverend Mother, who offers […]

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08th Dec2015

Principal photography begins on Paul Hyett’s ‘Heretiks’

by Phil Wheat

Paul Hyett, director of Howl and The Seasoning House, has begun principal photography on the chilling supernatural horror film Heretiks for Templeheart Films, EnMar Productions, Red Rock Entertainment and Sterling Pictures. Set during the 17th Century, Heretiks sees a young woman saved from execution and led to a priory to repent her sins… but discovers a […]

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06th Oct2015

Grimmfest 2015: ‘Howl’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ed Speleers, Holly Weston, Elliot Cowan, Amit Shah, Sam Gittins, Shauna Macdonald, Duncan Preston, Ania Marson, Rosie Day, Calvin Dean, Sean Pertwee, Brett Goldstein | Written by Mark Huckerby, Nick Ostler | Directed by Paul Hyett It’s hard to believe that it’s been three years since special effects man Paul Hyett exploded onto the […]

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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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05th Jun2013

‘The Seasoning House’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Rosie Day, Sean Pertwee, Kevin Howarth, David Lemberg, Dominique Provost-Chalkle | Written by Paul Hyett, Conal Palmer, Adrian Rigelsford | Directed by Paul Hyett Brutal, harrowing, unflinching and relentless. Just some of the words that will no doubt be used to describe the debut feature of SFX artist turned director Paul Hyett; and they’d […]

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