Evie

Evie (2021)

Evie had its world première at FrightFest 2021 Evie begins and ends at the shoreline – that liminal zone where solid land and fluid sea meet and shape each other in waves and cycles of eternal change. There, under a grey sky, young, pre-pubescent Evie Halloran (the excellent Honey Lundy, in her first rôle) is…

Triangle

Triangle (2009)

Triangle first published by Film4 On-stage with writer/director Christopher Smith (Creep, Severance) at the Film4 FrightFest 2009 to introduce the world premiere of Triangle, lead actress Melissa George seemed to commit the near-criminal faux pas of revealing a major spoiler. In fact this apparent clanger, while certainly not a red herring, did not and could…

Fare

The Fare (2018)

Driving in desert well beyond the city limits during a storm at night, cab driver Harris (Gino Anthony Pesi) half-listens to different talk radio chatter about time-leaping aliens, the male urge to conquer, and the female desire for intimacy, before taking a sip from his water flask and picking up his fare right out in…

Hitler

The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot (2018)

The world première of The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot at Fantasia 2018 The title of Robert D. Krzykowski’s The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot both is, and is not, a spoiler unto itself. As amiably crotchety and ungainly as the elderly individual whom it describes, the title constitutes an entirely…

Father

My Father Die (2016)

“The world was not round, not from where I stood.” My Father Die opens with at least three different kinds of myth. First there is the voice-over narration, casting its flat-earth perspective “downstream into the mouth of the Mississippi, into the heart of what I call home.” Then there is the close-up detail of Rubens’…

Lucifer

Lucifer (2014)

“Every judgment is meaningless” declares a voice at the beginning of Belgian director Gust van den Berghe’s Lucifer, before launching into a mythic account of the perfect knowledge attained by ancient peoples, and of the eventual “downward path” (with which the speaker expressly identifies himself) that came with humanity’s developing awareness of the difference between good and…