04th Mar2019

Glasgow Frightfest 2019: ‘The Witch: Part 1 – The Subversion’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Kim Da-mi, Cho Min-soo, Choi Woo-shik, Park Hee-soon, Kim Byung-ok, Choi Jung-woo, Go Min-si, Oh Min-hee, Da-eun | Written and Directed by Park Hoon-jung The first thing to say about The Witch is that it’s not actually about a witch. And the second thing to say is that it’s a hell of a lot […]

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04th Mar2019

Glasgow Frightfest 2019: ‘Finale’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Anne Bergfeld, Karin Michelsen, Damon Younger, Kristoffer Fabricius, Mads Koudal, Kim Sønderholm, Gustav Scavenius | Written by Søren Juul Petersen, Carsten Juul Bladt | Directed by Søren Juul Petersen Denmark is not really known for genre fare, even if it counts one of the hardest working independent genre actors today, Kim Sonderholm, who also […]

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04th Mar2019

Glasgow Frightfest 2019: ‘The Rusalka’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Margaret Ying Drake, MacLeod Andrews, Evan Dumouchel | Written and Directed by Perry Blackshear Writer-director Perry Blackshear reunites the cast of his debut feature They Look Like People (2015) for The Rusalka (aka The Siren), ahaunting tale of obsession, love and revenge. Evan Dumouchel plays Tom, a mute from a sheltered background who rents […]

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04th Mar2019

Glasgow Frightfest 2019: ‘Dead Ant’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Tom Arnold, Sean Astin, Martin Blasick, Natasha Blasick, Jake Busey, Rhys Coiro, Leisha Hailey, Michael Horse, Joi Liaye, David A. Lockhart, Nick Mason, Amber Martinez, Michelle Campbell, Angelica Cassidy, Ewart Chin | Written by Ron Carlson, Hank Braxtan, Dan Sinclair | Directed by Ron Carlson Ron Carlson, director of the 2009 lesbian vampire film […]

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04th Mar2019

Glasgow Frightfest 2019: ‘Here Comes Hell’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Margaret Clunie, Timothy Renouf, Tom Bailey, Jessica Webber, Charlie Robb, Robert Llewellyn, Nicholas Le Prevost, Jasper Britton, Maureen Bennett | Written by Jack McHenry, Alice Sidgwick | Directed by Jack McHenry Filmed in black and white, with cut-glass British accents and a dodgy American in the cocktail party mix, a sophisticated 1930s soiree at […]

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01st Mar2019

Glasgow Frightfest 2019: ‘Level 16′ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Katie Douglas, Celina Martin, Sara Canning, Peter Outerbridge, Amalia Williamson, Kate Vickery, Joelle Farrow, Josette Halpert, Shanice Johnson, Yasmin Lau, Kiana Madeira | Written and Directed by Danishka Esterhazy Sixteen-year-old Vivien feels trapped in The Vestalis Academy, a prison-like boarding school, keeping to herself and sticking her neck out for no one while being […]

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27th Feb2019

Glasgow Frightfest Interview: Perry Blackshear on ‘The Rusalka’

by Phil Wheat

Ahead of the UK premiere of The Rusalka at Arrow Video FrightFest Glasgow 2019, director Perry Blackshear tells us about the joys of collaboration, his love of fairy tales and finding romance in horror. Can you give us some fun facts about your background and why you wanted to direct? Our family got a little […]

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22nd Feb2019

Glasgow Frightfest Interview: Zach Lipovsky & Adam Stein talk ‘Freaks’

by Phil Wheat

Ahead of the UK premiere of their sensational directorial feature debut Freaks at Arrow Video FrightFest Glasgow 2019, Zach Lipovsky and Adam Stein talk about making impossible ideas believable, the challenges of fatherhood and casting Bruce Dern. This is your debut feature. How did the two of you meet and decide that this was the […]

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12th Feb2019

Glasgow Frightfest Interview: Swedish exploitation icon Christina Lindberg

by Phil Wheat

Ahead of the UK premiere of Adrián García Bogliano’s hypnotic Black Circle at Arrow Video FrightFest Glasgow 2019, star and Swedish exploitation icon Christina Lindberg reflects on memorable moments, meeting Tarantino and making a comeback. How did your modelling career start and did that inevitably lead to your career as an actress? I was discovered […]

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04th Feb2019

Glasgow Frightfest Interview: Jack McHenry talks ‘Here Comes Hell’

by Phil Wheat

Ahead of the World premiere of the stand-out period horror comedy Here Comes Hell at Arrow Video FrightFest Glasgow 2019, director Jack McHenry tells us about the challenges of a £22,000 budget. casting his mum and why nothing beats puppets and real blood. Here Comes Hell is to receive its world premiere at Arrow Video […]

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30th Jan2019

Glasgow Frightfest Interview: Lawrie Brewster talks ‘Automata’

by Phil Wheat

Ahead of the World premiere of the darkly erotic Automata at Arrow Video FrightFest Glasgow 2019, director Lawrie Brewster tells us about his record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, the growth of Hex Studios and his fascination with creepy dolls. Automata has earned its place in Kickstarter history as the UK’s most funded narrative film ever. Why do […]

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29th Jan2019

Glasgow Frightfest Interview: ‘Level 16′ director Danishka Esterhazy

by Phil Wheat

Ahead of the UK premiere of Level 16 at Arrow Video FrightFest Glasgow 2019, director Danishka Esterhazy tells us about the long journey to get her film made, the empowering nature of female friendship and her love for sci-fi. It has been 10 years since first draft to a world premiere at Fantastic Fest. Quite […]

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10th Jan2019

Line-up announced for Glasgow Frightfest 2019

by Phil Wheat

It’s full scream ahead as Arrow Video FrightFest, the UK’s favourite horror fantasy event, returns to Glasgow Film Festival for a 14th fearful year, from Thursday 28 February to Saturday 2 March, 2019. Presenting a stunning and resonating two days of trauma, terror and tantalising thrills, this year’s line-up, once again housed at the iconic […]

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