Mystery Spot

Mystery Spot (2020)

Mystery Spot first published by VODzilla.co There is a motel in the middle of nowhere. It once boasted the ‘Mystery Spot’, drawing visitors from all around with its array of optical illusions and “funhouse tricks to lighten people’s wallets”, but ever since a fire left this roadside attraction in disrepair, the guests have stopped coming,…

Exhume

Exhume (2017)

Exhume first published by SciFiNow Exhumation is one of the key functions of the horror genre: digging up those dark, hidden parts of the unconscious and exposing them, in all their unsettling ugliness, to the light. it is a process which is literalised in Exhume, the feature debut, as writer/director, of Scott Poiley, who in…

Woodland Grey

Woodland Grey (2021)

Woodland Grey screens at Grimmfest Easter 2022 A man heads from his rusty caravan into the rainy night, holding up a hurricane lamp to the shadowy tree-line beyond, from which a four-note lilt is repeatedly whistled by someone – or something – unseen. This opening scene from Woodland Grey – Adam Reider’s feature debut which…

The Long Walk

The Long Walk (Bor Mi Vanh Chark) (2019)

The Long Walk (Bor Mi Vanh Chark) opens with the sound of the past being disinterred. An Old Man (Yannawoutthi Chanthalungsy) is in the jungle digging up a moped which, covered in rust, dirt and leafy undergrowth, has clearly been there for decades – as has the human skeleton, overlooked or at least ignored by…

Night

The Night (2020)

The Night first published by VODzilla.co Some way into Kourosh Ahari’s The Night, a painting in the lobby of the Hotel Normandie catches the attention of Babak Naderi (Shahab Hosseini) as he waits for the elevator with his wife Neda (Niousha Noor) and their baby daughter Shabnam (Leah Oganyan). The painting is, paradoxically, an approximate…

His House

His House (2020)

His House first published by Little White Lies Bol Majur (Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù) walks, zombie-like with exhaustion, carrying his little girl Nyagak (Malaika Wakoli-Abigaba) down a dusty road in war-town South Sudan. Then Bol, his wife Rial (Wunmi Mosaku) and Nyagak cram onto the  back of a pick-up truck (“I’ll protect you,” Rial promises the girl)….

Post Mortem

Post Mortem (2020)

Post Mortem has its UK première at FrightFest, and is sold internationally by NFI World Sales Tomás (Viktor Klem) has died. Caught in an explosive blast on a battlefield in the final year of the Great War, he had a vision of a young girl (Fruzsina Hais) leaning over him, calling his name – and…

Sweet River

Sweet River (2020)

Justin McMillan’s Sweet River takes place in Billins, a small rural town in the north of New South Wales that has experienced more than its fair share of tragedy. A school bus swerved off the road into the river there, drowning all inside but the driver (played by Eddie Baroo, who also co-wrote the film…