Antibodies

Antibodies (Antikörper) (2005)

Antibodies (Antikörper) first published by Film4 summary: The Hollywood psychothriller meets the German morality play in Christian Alvart‘s intelligent twister. Review: There is a long tradition of police dramas (or Krimis) on German television, and sometimes on the big screen. In 2002, Robert Schwentke’s Tattoo gave the genre a Seven-inflected overhaul. Christian Alvart‘s Antibodies also draws inspiration…

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…

Wrong Turn 2

Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007)

Wrong Turn 2: Dead End first published by Film4, 4 Dec, 2007 Summary: Redneck cannibals and reality TV make for a bloody hybrid in this sequel, cooked up with outrageous élan by first-timer Joe Lynch. Review: Introducing his feature debut Wrong Turn 2: Dead End to the Film4 FrightFest 2007 audience, director Joe Lynch expressed his…

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…

FrightFest 2023 Documentaries

Four FrightFest 2023 Documentaries

Four FrightFest 2023 Documentaries includes capsule reviews of: 1982: Greatest Geek Year Ever!, Enter the Clones of Bruce Lee, I Am Monsters!, The Darkside of Society Full reviews of The J-Horror Virus and Otto Baxter: Not A Fucking Horror Movie + The Puppet Asylum can be found elsewhere 1982 Greatest Geek Year Ever! (2022-23) UK…

Departing Seniors

Departing Seniors (2023)

Departing Seniors had its world première on Mon 28th Aug at FrightFest “You wish that all those fucking assholes would die horrifically gruesome deaths via telekinetic vengeance,” Bianca (Ireon Roach) tells her BFF Javier (Ignacio Diaz-Silveiro). “At least in Carrie all the high school assholes get what they deserve, right?”  Bianca’s words carefully situate Clare…

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home: Where Evil Lives (2023)

Home Sweet Home: Where Evil Lives had its world première on Mon 28th Aug at FrightFest Home Sweet Home: Where Evil Lives (Home Sweet Home – Wo das Böse wohnt) opens with a scene from near its end, as a woman runs outside in the dark, begging on her smart phone for an ambulance. The fact…

Founders Day

Founders Day (2023)

Founders Day had its international première on Mon 28th Aug at FrightFest There is a scene in Founders Day where high schoolers Lilly (Emilia McCarthy) and Adam (Devin Druid) are called to the font of the class by their old history and civics teacher Mr Len Jackson (William Russ) to debate the thesis “Better a…