Everyone Will Burn

Everyone Will Burn (Y todos arderán) (2021)

Everyone Will Burn (Y todos arderán) had its UK première at FrightFest 2022 Like David Hebrero’s debut feature Dulcinea (2019), his follow-up Everyone Will Burn (Y todos arderán), co-written with Javier Kiran, concerns a would-be suicide, and uses genre to explore the ramifications of this damning desire. A brief text introduces us to the small…

Super Z

Super Z (2021)

Super Z had its UK première at FrightFest 2022 If the zombies in Super Z are, as its very title suggests, not quite like the others, then that just places Julien de Volte and Arnaud Tabarly’s feature in a long tradition of zombies who have never stopped changing and evolving. Their ‘classic’ form as slow-shuffling,…

The Last Client

The Last Client (Klienten) (2022)

The Last Client (Klienten) had its UK première at FrightFest 2022 Written by Anders Rønnow Klarlund and Jacob Weinrich (who together pen crime novels under the collective pseudonym A.J. Kazinski), The Last Client (Klienten) is a psychological thriller, unfolding mostly within the confines of a consulting room, as a therapist finds her connections to her…

Raven's Hollow

Raven’s Hollow (2022)

Raven’s Hollow had its world première at FrightFest 2022 A young woman walks alone through the autumnal woods with a food basket. As a raven caws overhead and the leaves stir strangely behind her in the breeze, the spooked girl strays from the path and runs terrified to her home, only for leaves to pour…

The Group

The Group (2022)

The Group had its world première at FrightFest 2022 Drug dependency is a problem not just because of the addiction itself, but because of the pre-existing trauma and dysfunction that so often lead to the addiction in the first place, and also the way that addicts negatively affect not just themselves but others while seeking their…

They Wait in the Dark

They Wait in the Dark (2022)

They Wait in the Dark had its International première at FrightFest 2022 Patrick Rea’s They Wait in the Dark opens with a primal scene, as little Amy (Brinklee Wynn) stands staring in horror at the foot of a bed as her mother (Meagan Flynn) lies dying in a pool of blood, her throat slashed. The…

The Ones You Didn't Burn

The Ones You Didn’t Burn (2022)

The Ones You Didn’t Burn had its international première at FrightFest 2022 “I believe that men are generally still a little afraid of the dark, though the witches are all hung.” These words, expressly cited from Henry David Thoreau, appear as text at the beginning of writer/director Elise Finnerty’s feature debut The Ones You Didn’t…

Cerebrum

Cerebrum (2022)

Cerebrum had its world première in the First Blood strand at FrightFest 2022 Writer/director Sébastien Blanc’s feature debut Cerebrum opens with a quote from Goethe (“Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes”) and with a creepy dream sequence about the ties that bind. For young William Blackwell (Tobi…

Midnight Peepshow

Midnight Peepshow (2022)

Midnight Peepshow had its world première at FrightFest 2022 The title Midnight Peepshow not only offers a titillating promise of after-hours voyeuristic smut, but also advertises the film’s status as a ‘midnight movie’. It will deliver both. Set late at night in Soho, London’s one-time centre of sex, sleaze and sin, and taking place on…

Eating Miss Campbell

Eating Miss Campbell (2022)

Eating Miss Campbell had its world première at FrightFest 2022 Eating Miss Campbell begins with a mixture of signals. First there is the Troma Team Release ident, setting a certain tone of trashy tastelessness (Lloyd Kaufman will later cameo with a two-word joke that practically defines ‘too soon’). Then Joe Renzetti’s jaunty upbeat score kicks…

Tiny Cinema

Tiny Cinema (2022)

Tiny Cinema had its international première at FrightFest 2022 Tyler Cornack knows his way around a short film more than most. For since 2016 he has directed, co-written and starred in three seasons (and some 84 episodes) of the web series Tiny Cinema which he created with Ryan Koch. These comic vignettes are ‘tiny’ not…