Trauma Therapy Psychosis

Trauma Therapy: Psychosis (2023)

The opening sequence of Trauma Therapy: Psychosis shows a mannequin bound to a wheelchair in a giallo-lit basement room whose walls are graffitied with swastikas. A man enters and smashes the dummy’s head off with a baseball bat – only for real blood to be revealed pouring from the body. It is an apt introduction…

Ghost Crew

Ghost Crew (2023)

In Lawrie Brewster’s Ghost Crew, bumbling paranormal investigator Tom Hughes (played by the film’s writer Tom Staunton) and his cameraman Michael (Michael Brewster) report on local supernatural phenomena for a show which shares its title with the feature. Yet Tom’s failure to capture on film an actual ghost – or even anything remotely interesting –…

Many

For We Are Many (2019)

The title of For We Are Many is a quote from Mark 5.9, where a man said to be possessed by multiple demons tells Jesus: “My name is Legion, for we are many” (text at the beginning of the film ascribes the quote to the equivalent episode from Matthew 8.28-34, in which version curiously those…

Automata

Automata (aka The Devil’s Machine) (2019)

Automata (aka The Devil’s Machine) first published by SciFiNow “She wants to be let out,” says a soldier, drawn, as if by a whispering siren call, to the wooden chest that his troop is transporting across the border to destroy. They are intercepted by another squadron, and the bloody skirmish that ensues – in which…

Halloween

FrightFest Halloween All-Dayer 2017

FrightFest Halloween All-Dayer first published by Sight & Sound For this year’s Halloween All-Dayer event, FrightFest has moved into new, bigger digs – the Empire on Haymarket – and treated those attending to an eclectic mix of seven features whose very variety (from making-of documentary to crazy genre potpourries to self-conscious slashers to post-apocalyptic romance to…

UK Horror

FrightFest 2016: World Premières of UK Horror

FrightFest is an international festival, opening its doors to horror of any accent – but it is has also always been a keen supporter of local product. You can already find full reviews of Wyndham Price’s Crow, Kate Shenton’s Egomaniac, Phillip Escott and Craig Newman’s Cruel Summer, Steve Barker’s The ReZort, Ben Parker’s Chamber and Andy…