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…

FrightFest 2008 Diary Day 4

The Film4 FrightFest 2008 Diary – Day 4 

The Film4 FrightFest 2008 Diary – Day 4 first published by Little White Lies, 24 Aug 2008 Includes capsules of: From Within, Let The Right One In, The Brøken, Autopsy, Martyrs, Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer Fundamentalism versus paganism, faith versus guilt, outer respectability versus inner darkness. Yep, all manner of spooky confrontations are engineered through the device of…

FrightFest 2008 Diary Day 3

The Film4 FrightFest 2008 Diary – Day 3

The Film4 FrightFest 2008 Diary – Day 3 first published by Little White Lies, 23 Aug 2008 Includes capsules of: Fear(s) of the Dark, Dance of the Dead, Manhunt, The Chaser, Bubba’s Chili Parlor, The Midnight Meat Train, Tokyo Gore Police Fear(s) of the Dark showcases some of the world’s most talented animators in a pithy, feature-length anthology…

FrightFest 2008 Diary Day 2

The Film4 FrightFest 2008 Diary – Day 2

The Film4 FrightFest 2008 Diary – Day 2 first published by Little White Lies, 22 Aug 2008 Includes capsules of: TimeCrimes, King of the Hill, Trailer Park of Terror, Mum & Dad, The Strangers, Freakdog, Bad Biology An SF brainteaser with a noirish morality at its heart, Nacho Vigalondo‘s  TimeCrimes sees its errant protagonist accidentally sent back several…

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…

Mum & Dad (2008)

Mum & Dad first published by Film4 Summary: Steven Sheil’s feature debut is a Heathrow-set riff on The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, bringing some peculiarly English cuts to the butcher’s table.  Review: “I grew up in the shadow of Heathrow airport,” writer/director Steven Sheil tells the audience of Film4 FrightFest 2008 by way of an introduction to…