FrightFest 2008 Diary Day 1

The Film4 FrightFest 2008 Diary – Day 1 

The Film4 FrightFest 2008 Diary – Day 1 first published by Little White Lies, 21 Aug 2008 Includes capsules of: Eden Lake, I Know How Many Runs You Scored Last Summer, Scar FrightFest. Five days, 27 features, plus sundry shorts, trailers, Q&As. So yes, it is without question Britain’s most comprehensive and exciting annual genre festival…

Victor

Victor Crowley (2017)

Victor Crowley first published by SciFiNow When directors say that their film is ‘for the fans’, it is typically a defensive gesture: a counteractive response to critics who have not seen the merits in a work, and who, naturally, can themselves only be imagined as non-fans, or at most as disappointed ones. Yet Adam Green’s…

Hatchet III

Hatchet III (2013)

Hatchet III first published by Grolsch FilmWorks By now we know the score. When it came out in 2006, Adam Green’s Hatchet was billed as ‘old school American horror’, and its back-to-the-Eighties freedom from CGI and irony, though by no means original, seemed somewhat refreshing in the mid-Noughties context. Still, the middle part of its…

Hatchet

Hatchet (2006)

Hatchet first published by Film4 Summary: Adam Green’s horror comedy resurrects Reagan-era stalk and slash in the Louisiana swamps.  Review: Still sore at being dumped by his long-term girlfriend, Ben (Joel David Moore) has had enough of all the heavy drinking and casual sex at the New Orleans Mardi Gras, and is trying to persuade his pal…

Frozen

Frozen (2010)

Frozen first published by Sight & Sound, October 2010 Review: “Will do for skiing what Jaws did for swimming,” screams the pull quote (from Brad Miska’s review for Bloody-Disgusting.com) placed at the very centre of the US poster campaign for Adam Green’s Frozen. It is an association in fact overtly forged by Green’s film, which after…

The Film4 FrightFest 2011 Post Mortem

First published by EmpireOnline (no longer live) Year on year, the Film4 FrightFest seems to grow in size and scale, and this August bank holiday weekend’s was no exception, as the UK’s best genre festival boasted a staggering 37 new features, as well as trailers, short films, Q&As, a live directors’ commentary (on The Dead),…