Creeping Death

Creeping Death (2023)

Creeping Death had its world première on Fri 25th Aug at FrightFest It is Halloween in small-town Ashville, New York, and teenaged Tim Garner (Matt Sampere, also writer/director/editor/composer of The Creeping Death) is conflicted. He wants to go out that night with his friends Nate (Hunter Kohl), Tramer (Ian Brown), Isaac (K Cody Hunt), Isaac’s…

Saint Maud

Saint Maud (2019)

Saint Maud first published by Little White Lies There is a paradox in Saint Maud, the first feature of writer/director Rose Glass. Although it constantly, closely tracks its central character Maud (Morfydd Clark), and restricts itself to her point of view right up until its very final image, the film is dominated by dialectics. Young…

Without

My Life Without Me (2003)

My Life Without Me first published by Movie Gazette in 2003 Most films about terminal illness resort to a predictable set of clichés – melodramatic confrontations with friends and family, deathbed pathos, tears and joy at the wake, or, worst of all, the miracle cure at the eleventh hour. Isabel Coixet’s My Life Without Me…

Redwood

Redwood (2017)

Redwood first published by SciFiNow As British musician Josh (Mike Beckingham) and his girlfriend Beth (Tatjana Nardone) drive into the Redwood National Park for some time together away from it all, several dark shadows are being cast over their trip. Firstly there is Josh’s recent diagnosis of terminal leukaemia, meaning that, despite all Beth’s desperate…

Ebbing

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri first published by RealCrime Magazine Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) is fearless and angry. It has been seven months since her daughter Angela was ‘raped while dying’ in the (fictional) town of Ebbing, and now Mildred has decided to rent three billboards to advertise the lack of progress in the police investigation,…

Mohican

The Mohican Comes Home (2016)

“Get sick and die!” yells mohican-sporting Eikichi Tamura (Ryuhei Matsuda) into the mic as he sings onstage before a club full of headbangers. Despite the energy and vitality of the performance, there is a strong sense of mortality clinging to this opening scene from Shuichi Okita’s The Mohican Comes Home (Mohican Kokyo ni Kaeru). Eikichi fronts…