FrightFest 2008 Diary Day 5

The Film4 FrightFest 2008 Diary – Day 5

The Film4 FrightFest 2008 Diary – Day 5 first published by Little White Lies, 25 Aug 2008 Includes capsules of: The Dead Outside, The Disappeared, Mirrors, Death Race Made for what first-time Scottish director Kerry Anne Mullaney describes as “lower than microbudget”, The Dead Outside turns this lack of resources into something of a virtue, offering a…

Crawl

Crawl (2019)

Crawl first published by Little White Lies If you are the kind of person who, upon hearing that Crawl is about a daughter trapped with her gravely injured father and giant aggressive alligators in a house’s basement crawlspace during a Category Five hurricane, can barely stifle a yawn, then it is probably fair to say…

Horns

Horns (2013)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks “Are you horny?”, asks Merrin (Juno Temple), the longterm sweetheart of Ig (Daniel Radcliffe), her first words spoken in this film as they lie together, kissing on a blanket under a tree in the woods. “I’m getting warmer,” he replies. Verdant and sunlit, this is an Edenic setting –…

Maniac

Maniac (2012)

Maniac first published in Sight & Sound, April 2013 Review: “You are totally not what I imagined,” says Lucie (Megan Duffy), the young date whom Frank has picked up on a website called ‘Cupid’s Rejects’. She had been expecting somebody “fat, with long dark hair and greasy skin full of acne” – in other words, somebody just…