26th Sep2019

Best of Frightfest 2019: The Fan’s POV Podcast

by Stuart Wright

It’s take over time for host Stuart Wright’s podcast as veteran frightfesters and filmmakers in their own right, Keith Eyles and Clive Ashenden, talk to the Best Of Frightfest 2019, and about their favourite films of the fest, but against the clock… Including: BEST OF THE FEST Clive – 1) HAPPY FACE 2) THE DEEPER […]

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05th Sep2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Ready or Not’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O’Brien, Henry Czerny, Andie MacDowell, Melanie Scrofano, Kristian Bruun, Nicky Guadagni, Elyse Levesque, John Ralston | Written by Guy Busick, Ryan Murphy | Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett We all know that, for some, weddings can be a tricky experience – the happiest day of your life seemingly […]

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05th Sep2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Freaks’ Podcast

by Stuart Wright

In the latest of his Frightfest podcasts host Stuart Wright talks Freaks, with co-writers/directors Adam Stein and Zach Lipovsky. Freaks played at ARROW VIDEO FRIGHTFEST 2019 and gets a US release from Friday 13th September. Seven-year-old Chloe never leaves her ramshackle suburban home unless under the watchful eye of her paranoid father. Training his daughter to […]

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03rd Sep2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Satanic Panic’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Hayley Griffith, Ruby Modine, Rebecca Romijn, Jerry O’Connell, Jordan Ladd, Arden Myrin, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Michael Polish, Mike E. Winfield, Clarke Wolfe, AJ Bowen, Hannah Stocking, Gina Marie Hughes | Written by Grady Hendrix, Ted Geoghegan | Directed by Chelsea Stardust For those of you out there that grew up in the 80s, the phrase […]

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30th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Tales From the Lodge’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Mackenzie Crook, Laura Fraser, Sophie Thompson, Johnny Vegas, Kelly Wenham, Dustin Demri-Burns | Written and Directed by Abigail Blackmore A group of middle-aged friends gather at a remote lodge to honour a friend who recently drowned in a nearby lake. With emotions running high, everyone makes the most of a gloomy situation by celebrating […]

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30th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Daniel Isn’t Real’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Miles Robbins, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sasha Lane, Mary Stuart Masterson, Hannah Marks, Chukwudi Iwuji, Griffin Robert Faulkner, Nathan Reid, Chase Sui Wonders, Andrew Bridges, Peter McRobbie | Written by Adam Egypt Mortimer, Brian DeLeeuw | Directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer Based on co-writer Brian DeLeeuw’s novel In This Way I Was Saved, Daniel Isn’t Real is […]

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30th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘The Black String’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Frankie Muniz, Jackie Moore, Chelsea Edmundson, Ravi Patel, Blake Webb, Alexander Ward, Colby French, Cullen Douglas, Laura Richardson, Mary K. DeVault | Written by Richard Handley, Brian Hanson | Directed by Brian Hanson Lonely slacker Jonathan is stuck working night shifts at a convenience store. When he goes on a blind date with a […]

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29th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Rabid’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Laura Vandervoort, Benjamin Hollingsworth, Mackenzie Gray, Hanneke Talbot, Ted Atherton, Stephen Huszar | Written by John Serge, Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska | Directed by The Soska Sisters After their second feature, American Mary, exploded on to the horror scene, Canadians writer/directors Jen and Sylvia Soska were crowned the queens of body horror. Now, some […]

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29th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Daughter of Dismay’ Podcast

by Stuart Wright

In the latest of his Frightfest podcasts host Stuart Wright talks Daughter of Dismay, the first narrative short shot in 70mm IMAX format, with writer/director James Quinn. The plot of ‘Daughter of Dismay’ tells the surreal and mystical tale of a witch, an emotionally broken woman who enters the deep of the woods to fulfill […]

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29th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Mary’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Gary Oldman, Emily Mortimer, Stefanie Scott, Chloe Perrin, Jennifer Esposito, Owen Teague, Manuel Garcia-Ruffalo | Written by Anthony Jaswinski | Directed by Michael Goi Directed by Michael Goi, this aquatic chiller is a scary boat movie about a spooky yacht named Mary. As such, it has a decent cast and an intriguing set-up. However, […]

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28th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Stairs’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Shayne Ward, Bentley Kalu, Piotr Baumann, Simon Meacock, Toby Osmond, Samantha Schnitzler, Matt Malecki, Spencer Collings, Phoebe Robinson-Galvin, Alana Wallace, Sophie Austin | Written and Directed by Tom Paton As someone who reviews a LOT of movies, who grew up in the era of the video shop, its fun to see people clearly raised […]

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28th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Kindred Spirits’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Thora Birch, Caitlin Stasey, Macon Blair, Sasha Frolova, Shonagh Smith, Isai Torres | Written by Chris Sivertson | Directed by Lucky McKee Directed by Lucky McKee (The Woman) and co-written by Chris Sivertson, Kindred Spirits is an enjoyable throwback to the sort of Fill-in-the-blank From Hell thrillers that were all the rage in the […]

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27th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘The Drone’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Alex Essoe, John Brotherton, Christopher Matthew Cook, Rex Linn, Anita Briem, Harvey B. Jackson, Gonzalo Menendez, Neil Sandilands | Written by Al Kaplan, Jon Kaplan, Jordan Rubin | Directed by Jordan Rubin Right so we’ve got a serial killer into black magic. Child’s Play anyone? Then we’ve got director Jordan Rubin, the man behind […]

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27th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Daniel Isn’t Real’ Podcast

by Stuart Wright

In the latest of his Frightfest podcasts host Stuart Wright talks Daniel Isn’t Real with co-writer/director Adam Egypt Mortimer. From SOME KIND OF HATE director Adam Egypt Mortimer, an unflinching examination of what can happen when the id, the ego, and the super-ego are all at war with each other. In this MANDY-esque slice of […]

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27th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Eat Brains Love’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jake Cannavale, Angelique Rivera, Sarah Yarkin, Jim Titus, Ty Headlee, Kristin Daniel, Patrick Fabian | Written by Mike Herro, David Strauss | Directed by Rodman Flender Back in 1999 I fell in love with the teen horror comedy Idle Hands, with its mix of gore, laughs and a teen cast that felt totally beliveable […]

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27th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Spiral’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Lochlyn Munro, Ari Cohen, Chandra West, Jennifer Laporte, David LeReaney | Written by Colin Minihan, John Poliquin | Directed by Kurtis David Harder It’s 1995 and a same-sex couple move to a small town so they can enjoy a better quality of life and raise their 16 year-old daughter with the best […]

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27th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘A Good Woman is Hard to Find’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Sarah Bolger, Edward Hogg, Andrew Simpson, Jane Brennan, Caolan Byrne, Packy Lee, Rudy Doherty, Macie McCauley, Susan Ateh | Written by Ronan Blaney | Directed by Abner Pastoll A Good Woman Is Hard to Find is a Northern Irish film about a young Mum who has been recently widowed, and with a willingness to […]

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27th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Dark Light’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jessica Madsen, Opal Littleton, Ed Brody, Kristina Clifford | Written and Directed by Padraig Reynolds Back in 2012 I saw Padraig Reynolds’ debut feature Rites of Spring at Glasgow Frightfest, then in 2015 I caught his film Worry Dolls – again at Frightfest. Unfortunately I missed last years Open 24 Hours, however I was […]

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26th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘The Barge People’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kate Davies-Speak, Mark McKirdy, Makenna Guyler, Natalie Martins, Matt Swales, Kane Surry, Emma Spurgin Hussey, Tim Cartwright, Carl Andersson, David Lenik, Barrington De La Roche, Sam Lane, Harrison Nash | Written by Christopher Lombard | Directed by Charlie Steeds Sisters Kat and Sophie, and their boyfriends Mark and Ben, are looking forward to a […]

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26th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘The Perished’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Courtney McKeon, Fiach Kunz, Paul Fitzgerald, Noelle Clarke | Written and Directed by Paddy Murphy Paddy Murphy (The Three Don’ts) writes and directs The Perished, an Irish supernatural horror flick with a dark and shiver-inducing synopsis which see’s a young woman named Sarah, struggling with the trauma of having an abortion and being broken up […]

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26th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘The Banana Splits Movie’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Dani Kind, Finlay Wojtak-Hissong, Romeo Carere, Steve Lund, Maria Nash, Naledi Majola, Richard White, Sara Canning, Celina Martin, Kiroshan Naidoo | Written by Jed Elinoff, Scott Thomas | Directed by Danishka Esterhazy One banana, two banana, three banana, GORE! The cult-favorite animal rock-band from Hanna-Barbera’s 1968 The Banana Splits Adventure Hour variety program is […]

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26th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘The Wretched’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: John-Paul Howard, Kevin Bigley, Gabriela Quezada Bloomgarden, Piper Curda, Jamison Jones, Azie Tesfai, Zarah Mahler, Richard Ellis, Blane Crockarell, Judah Abner Paul, Ja’layah Washington, Amy Waller | Written and Directed by Brett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce A film by the brothers Pierce (Bret and Drew), The Wretched is a horror flick about a teenage […]

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