The Well

The Well (2023)

The Well had its UK première at the Glasgow FrightFest 2024. When shown in horror films like Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now (1973), Pupi Avati’s The House With Laughing Windows (La casa dalle finestre che ridono, 1976), Adam Rehmeier and Domiziano Christopharo’s H. P. Lovecraft: Two Left Arms (2013) and indeed now Federico Zampaglione’s latest…

The Wyrm of Bwlch Pen Barras

The Wyrm of Bwlch Pen Barras (2023)

At the beginning of first-time writer/director Craig Williams’ Welsh-language short film The Wyrm of Bwlch Pen Barras, Gwyn (Bryn Fôn) is woken early in bed by a phone call. “It’s happening again – today,” he tells his wife Anwen (Victoria Pugh). “It’s not that long since last time,” she replies, clearly anxious. Later, after Gwyn…

Dark Nature

Dark Nature (2022) at Fantasia 2022

Dark Nature has its world première at Fantasia 2022 “There’s no coming to consciousness without pain and discomfort,” Dr Carol Dunnley (Kyra Harper) tells Joy (Hannah Anderson) some way into Dark Nature, as she leads Joy and three other damaged women on a therapeutic weekend trek through Little Deer Lake in the Canadian Rockies. “People…

Hatching

Hatching (Pahanhautoja) (2022)

Menarche is the transitional rite of passage in a young woman’s life when she first starts to ovulate and to bleed. An egg, and a lot of blood, will also play prominent parts in Hanna Bergholm’s feature debut Hatching (Pahanhautoja), as Tinja (Siiri Solalinna) emerges from childhood into adolescence and from innocence into experience, along…

Superdeep

Superdeep (Kolskaya sverhglubokaya) (2020) 

Superdeep (Kolskaya sverhglubokaya) first published by VODzilla.co Anna (Milena Radulovic) is an epidemiologist whose colleague haemorrhaged to death before her eyes after volunteering himself as a human guinea pig for a vaccine that had not yet been properly tested even on animals. It is an event which has left Anna distrustful both of the authorities…

Shortcut

Shortcut (2020)

“Nolan Parker? Sounds like something out of a comic book.” The speaker of these words, Pedro Minghella (David Keyes), is an armed-and-dangerous thief on the run who, according to rumour, has a taste for human tongues – and the school bus that he has hijacked has strayed into a military zone and is about to…

Dumpster

Hospital Dumpster Divers (2020)

“There are only three things you must never, and I mean never, forget. I call it The Commandments of Waste Recycling. The first commandment: thou shalt never be sloppy with the recycling. The second commandment: be progressive, be effective. The third commandment: sloppiness in recycling shall never occur!”   The speaker is a hospital’s Cleaning…