01st Sep2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Curve’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Julianne Hough, Teddy Sears, Madalyn Horcher, Penelope Mitchell, Drew Rausch | Written by Kimberly Lofstrom Johnson, Lee Patterson | Directed by Iain Softley If I wanted to watch The Hitcher, I’d watch The Hitcher. If I wanted to watch 127 Hours, I’d watch 127 Hours. If I wanted to watch Buried, I’d watch Buried. […]

31st Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Last Girl Standing’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Akasha Villalobos, Danielle Evon Ploeger, Brian Villalobos, JD Carrera, Ryan Hamilton, Kelsey Pribilski, Laura Ray, Chris J. Knight | Written and Directed by Benjamin R. Moody Five years ago, a masked killer brutally murdered a group of friends. Since then, Camryn, the lone survivor, has tried to make sense of the homicidal events and […]

31st Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Emelie’ Review

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Sarah Bolger, Joshua Rush, Carly Adams, Carl Bailey, Thomas Bair | Written by Richard Raymond Harry Herbeck | Directed by Michael Thelin Whether it’s trashing the house, raiding the fridge or having guests over partaking in substances and acts that they shouldn’t really be doing, we have all heard those babysitter horror stories. Well, this […]

31st Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Awaiting’ Review

by Mark Allen

Starring: Tony Curran, Diana Vickers, Rupert Hill, Sophie Lovell Anderson, Peter Woodward, Adrian Bouchet, Charley McDougal | Written and Directed by Mark Murphy   It’s grim up north. Or so many British horror films would have you believe. If you’re travelling across the Yorkshire Moors you damn well better not be travelling alone or – heaven forbid […]

31st Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Bite’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Elma Begovic, Jordan Gray, Annette Wozniak, Denise Yuen, Lawrene Denkers | Written by Chad Archibald, Jayme Laforest | Directed by Chad Archibald Chad Archibald has been making quiet a name for himself in genre cinema (and in my movie collection) over the past few years, whether it’s producing awesome action movies like Bounty Hunters, starring […]

31st Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Night Fare’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Fanny Valette, Jonathan Howard, Jonathan Demurger, Jess Liaudin | Written by Cyril Ferment, Julien Seri, Pascal Sid | Directed by Julien Seri I love it when a movie subverts your expectations… Following the traditional slasher movie framework, Night Fare sees two best friends, Luc and Chris, reunited after a year. A year they’ve spent […]

31st Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Banjo’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: James Hamer-Morton, Damian Morter, Laurence R. Harvey, Dan Palmer, Dani Thompson, Vito Trigo, David Curtis, Eloise Daye | Written and Directed by Liam Regan It’s a credit to a film festival like Frightfest that so many of its attendees not only are wannabe filmmakers, but actually put their proverbial money where their mouth is […]

31st Aug2015

‘Rick and Morty 2×06: The Ricks Must Be Crazy’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“So he made a universe, and that guy is from that universe, and that guy made a universe, and that’s the universe where I was born? Where my father died? Where I couldn’t make time for his funeral because I was working…on my universe.” ‘The Ricks Must Be Crazy’ is an object lesson in the […]

30th Aug2015

‘Hannibal 3×13: The Wrath of the Lamb’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Soon all of this will be lost to the sea.” Hannibal’s final hour has come and gone, crumbling into the ocean like the bluff outside the title character’s seaside retreat and taking with it one of the most horrific and visually audacious shows ever to air. ‘The Wrath of the Lamb’ is not without its […]

30th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Inner Demon’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sarah Jeavons, Kerry Ann Reid, Andreas Sobik | Written and Directed by Ursula Dabrowsky Inner Demon is nothing if not unpredictable… in the most predictable way possible. You see the story revolves around teenager Sam (Jeavons), who is abducted one night along with her younger sister by a feral serial-killing couple. Escaping from the […]

30th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘They Look Like People’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: MacLeod Andrews, Evan Dumouchel, Margaret Ying, Mick Casale, Elena Greenlee | Written and Directed by Perry Blackshear The opening scene of They Look Like People sets the tone for the rest of the film to follow: it’s minimalist, thought-provoking and creepy as hell. We see nothing more than a man lying in bed staring […]

30th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Jeruzalem’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Danielle Jadelyn, Yael Grobglas, Yon Tumarkin, Tom Graziani, Fares Hananya, Steven Hilder | Written and Directed by Doron Paz, Yoav Paz Falling firmly in the goofy camp of horror gimmicks is Jeruzalem, an Israel-set shocker that uses the holy city as its canvas and Google Glass as its brush. We’ve seen POV films before (REC 2, Enter the Void), […]

30th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Shut In’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Beth Riesgraf, Martin Starr, Jack Kesy, Rory Culkin, Leticia Jimenez | Written by T.J. Cimfel, David White | Directed by Adam Schindler Anna Rook is isolated from human contact in nearly every way, which is exactly how she likes it. Suffering from crippling agoraphobia and holed up in an old Victorian mansion on the […]

30th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Slumlord’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: PJ McCabe, Sean Carrigan, Sarah Baldwin, Brianne Moncrief, Neville Archambault | Written and Directed by Victor Zarcoff Every year at Frightfest it seems as if there has to be one or two surprises in the film line-up, be they good or bad; this year it looks like the big surprise of the festival is […]

30th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Most Likely to Die’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Heather Morris, Ryan Doom, Perez Hilton, Chad Addison, Tess Christiansen, Tatum Miranda, Skyler Vallo, Jason Tobias, Marci Miller, Johnny Ramey | Written by Laura Brennan | Directed by Anthony DiBlasi I thought that writer/director Anthony DiBlasi had given up on the horror genre after he chose to helm Wuthering High School – a teen […]

30th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Road Games’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Barbara Crampton, Andrew Simpson, Joséphine de La Baume, Frédéric Pierrot, Lou Castel | Written and Directed by Abner Pastoll Set in rural France (but shot for the most part here in the UK) Road Games sees hitchhiker Jack rescues Véronique from a road rage altercation. Alone on the road the twosome decide to travel together […]

30th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Rabid Dogs’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: François Arnaud, Franck Gastambide, Guillaume Gouix, Lambert Wilson, Gabrielle Lazure, Pierre Lebeau, Virginie Ledoyen, Nicolas Paquin, Hedi Rian, Nathaly Thibault, Gisèle Trépanier, Christopher Tyson | Written by Yannick Dahan, Éric Hannezo, Benjamin Rataud | Directed by Éric Hannezo I’m not ashamed to admit that, as a die-hard horror fan, there are still some gaps […]

29th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Frankenstein’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Xavier Samuel, Danny Huston, Carrie-Anne Moss, Tony Todd, Maya Erskine, Mckenna Grace, Carol Anne Watts, James Lew, John Lacy | Written and Directed by Bernard Rose Helmed by Bernard Rose, still best known for Candyman, this new take on Frankenstein explores the classic tale from the perspective of the monster rather than the scientist […]

29th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Some Kind of Hate’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Grace Phipps, Spencer Breslin, Lexi Atkins, Sierra McCormick, Ronen Rubinstein, Brando Eaton, Andrew Bryniarski, Noah Segan, Michael Polish, Maestro Harrell, Justin Prentice, Audrey Ellis Fox, Jasper Polish, Josh Ethier | Written by Adam Egypt Mortimer, Brian DeLeeuw | Directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer If there’s one thing I will take away from this years […]

29th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘The Hallow’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Joseph Mawle, Bojana Novakovic, Michael McElhatton, Gary Lydon, Stuart Graham, Conor Craig Stephens, Joss Wyre, Sean Tyrell, James Meryk, Billie Traynor, Alan Archbold, Luc Walsh, Gerard Flatherty, Padraig Mac Cathmhaoil, Seamus Mac Cathmhaoil | Written by Corin Hardy, Felipe Marino | Directed by Corin Hardy Review by Andrew McArthur In what has been a […]

29th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Future Shock!’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Featuring: Pat Mills, Grant Morrison, Neil Gaiman, Kevin O’Neill, David Bishop, John Wagner, Dave Gibbons, Dan Abnett, Alan Grant | Directed by Paul Goodwin The latest in a long-line of pop-culture documentaries that capture the zeitgeist of their particular subject matter, Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD tells the story of the UK science-fiction comic […]

29th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘The Diabolical’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ali Larter, Patrick Fischler, Arjun Gupta, Tom Wright, Chloe Perrin | Written by Alistair Legrand, Luke Harvis | Directed by Alistair Legrand Single mother Madison and her two children keep being awoken nightly by an increasingly strange and intense presence. Seeking help from her scientist boyfriend, they embark on a hunt to destroy the […]

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