16th Oct2018

Grimmfest 2018: Exclusive Interview with Barbara Crampton – Part 1

by Matthew Turner

This years Grimmfest special guest was actress and horror genre icon Barbara Crampton. Renowned for her roles in cult classics such as Re-Animator and From Beyond, Barbara continues to be a major figure in contemporary genre cinema, appearing in such acclaimed recent releases as You’re Next, Beyond the Gates, Sun Choke, We Are Still Here […]

12th Oct2018

Interview: Writer/director Mark Brown talks ‘Guardians’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host Stuart Wright talks with writer/director Mark Brown about his latest film Guardians. You can also read our interview with Mark Brown from the Southend Film Festival right here. Two highly unqualified men are thrown together as Live-in Guardians of a 200 year old house. What at first seems like a […]

05th Oct2018

Interview: Bob Krzykowski talks ‘The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest podcast/interview, host Stuart Wright talks to Bob Krzykowski about writing and directing his debut feature film, The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot. Decades after ending World War II by assassinating Adolf Hitler in an undercover operation so covert it never existed, unsung American hero Calvin Barr is called upon by […]

28th Sep2018

Interview: David Wilkinson on Brexit doc ‘Postcards From the 48%’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host Stuart Wright talks with David Nicholas Wilkinson, the writer, producer and director of documentary Postcards From the 48% – a documentary film made by and featuring those who voted Remain, the 48%, to show the other 27 EU Member States that it was far from a landslide victory and just […]

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25th Sep2018

Interview: Mayhem co-founder Chris Cooke on “5 Great British Horror Films”

by Stuart Wright

In his latest podcast, host Stuart Wright talks with Mayhem Film Festival co-founder Chris Cooke about his picks for 5 Great British Horror Films, which include: Three Cases Of Murder (1955) The Satanic Rites Of Dracula (1972) Frightmare (1974) Symptoms (1974) Full Circle (1977) Follow Chris Cooke on twitter @Cooke_Mayhem. This years Mayhem Film Festival […]

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21st Sep2018

Interview: ‘The Awakening’ screenwriter Stephen Volk

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host Stuart Wright talks to BAFTA winning screenwriter Stephen Volk about writing his period ghost story screenplay The Awakening (2011). Directed by Nick Murphy and stars Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton and Shaun Dooley, The Awakening is available to watch on Netflix UK at www.netflix.com/gb/title/70208816 In 1921, in London, the […]

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14th Sep2018

Interview: Director John Goldschmidt talks ‘Dough’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast host Stuart Wright talks Dough with the producer and director John Goldschmidt. In a London suburb, a family owned Jewish bakery is on its uppers, losing customers and under pressure to sell up to developers. Then baker Nat (Jonathan Pryce) loses his assistant, who goes to work for the nearby supermarket […]

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12th Sep2018

Interview: The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot composer Joe Kraemer

by Stuart Wright

In his latest podcast/interview, host Stuart Wright talks with Joe Kraemer the composer of the score for The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot. Decades after ending World War II by assassinating Adolf Hitler in an undercover operation so covert it never existed, unsung American hero Calvin Barr is called upon by the […]

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06th Sep2018

Interview: Nick Savvides on “5 Great British Horror Films”

by Stuart Wright

In his latest podcast, host Stuart Wright talks with the screenwriter of Blumhouse’s Family Blood, Nick Savvides, about his choices of 5 Great British Horror Films: Horror Of Dracula (1958) Curse Of The Werewolf (1961) The Haunting (1963) Dog Soldiers (2002) 28 Days Later (2002) Follow Nick Savvides on twitter @nicksav and you can watch […]

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05th Sep2018

Interview: Director Dom Lenoir talks ‘Winter Ridge’

by Stuart Wright

In the second of this weeks podcasts/interviews, host Stuart Wright talks Winter Ridge with director/producer Dom Lenoir. The film, which stars Matt Hookings, Olwen Catherine Kelly and Hannah Waddingham, tells the story of a young detective whose life is torn apart after his wife ends up in a coma while hunting a serial-killer at the […]

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04th Sep2018

Interview: Screenwriter Lee Apsey talks horror thriller ‘Dark Beacon’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest podcast/interview, host Stuart Wright talks to Dark Beacon screenwriter Lee Apsey. Directed by Coz Greenop, the film stars April Pearson, Lynne Anne Rogers, Toby Osmond, Jon Campling and Kendra Mei. In intense new horror thriller Dark Beacon we follow Amy Wilcock (April Pearson, Skins) who loves the married Beth Gadbsy (Lynne Anne […]

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01st Sep2018

Interview: Matthew Jones talks ‘The Man From Mo’Wax’

by Phil Wheat

In his latest podcast/interview, hos Stuart Wright talks The Man From Mo’Wax with the films director Matthew Jones. James Lavelle played his first DJ set at 14, launched pioneering record label Mo’Wax at 18 and released the genre defining UNKLE album Psyence Fiction at 22. His phenomenally rapid rise seemed limitless, but it’s only when […]

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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 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: 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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22nd Aug2018

Frightfest 2018: 10 Questions with ‘Videoman’ director Kristian A. Söderström

by Phil Wheat

So Kristian A. Söderström, who are you, where do you come from and what’s your creative arts background? I grew up in Gothenburg Sweden and was a film fanatic from the start. I got me an education in film directing from UCLA in Los Angeles, but I’ve studied film theory and psychology as well. For […]

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22nd Aug2018

Frightfest 2018 Interview: ‘The Devil’s Doorway’ writer/director Aislinn Clarke

by Stuart Wright

In the latest installment of his Frightfest 2018 pre-festival preview series, host Stuart Wright talks The Devil’s Doorway with the writer/director Aislinn Clarke. In the fall of 1960, Father Thomas Riley and Father John Thornton were sent by the Vatican to investigate a miraculous event in an Irish home for ‘fallen women’, only to uncover […]

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22nd Aug2018

Frightfest 2018 Interview: Linus De Paoli on ‘A Young Man With High Potential’

by Stuart Wright

In the latest installment of his Frightfest 2018 pre-festival preview series, host Stuart Wright talks A Young Man With High Potential with the writer/director Linus De Paoli. 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 […]

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21st Aug2018

Frightfest 2018: 10 Questions with Johnny Kevorkian of ‘Await Further Instructions’

by Phil Wheat

What was it about Gavin Williams’s script for AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS you liked so much, and what did you add to make it more personal to you? Well, when I first read the script I thought: “How the hell am I going to make this!” It was like nothing I had ever seen before. I […]

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21st Aug2018

Frightfest 2018 Interview: Jerome Pikwane talks ‘The Tokoloshe’

by Stuart Wright

In the latest installment of his Frightfest 2018 pre-festival preview series, host Stuart Wright talks The Tokoloshe with the director Jerome Pikwane. Busi, a young destitute woman with dangerously repressed emotions, lands a job as a cleaner at a rundown hospital in the heart of Johannesburg. Desperate for the money so she can bring her […]

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