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Rest of the fest(er): FrightFest 2018 Mop-Up

Rest of the fest(er): FrightFest 2018 Mop-Up first published by SciFiNow Now that 2018’s Arrow Video FrightFest is over, here is a round-up of eight more films (The Most Assassinated Woman In The World; Book Of Monsters; Heretiks; Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires; Life After Flash; Hell Is Where The Home Is; Anna And The…

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Howl (2015)

Howl first published by TheHorrorShow “It wasn’t an animal. It was more like a man.” This line, spoken by Jenny (Ania Marson) about the creature that has just viciously bitten her, cuts to the thematic heart of this second feature (after 2012’s The Seasoning House) to be directed by British FX/makeup guru Paul Hyett. Given that…

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The Seasoning House (2012)

The Seasoning House first appeared in Sight & Sound, July 2013 Synopsis: The Balkans, 1996. Abducted during the Bosnian War by Goran and his militiamen after witnessing them murder her mother, a deaf-mute girl is now captive in a brothel. Its owner Viktor calls her ‘Angel’, and protects her from having to service other men, but…

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The Seasoning House (2012)

Review first published as part of FrightFest 2012 coverage for LWLies. Not just the opening film of this year’s FrightFest, The Seasoning House also marks the debut (as both director and co-writer) of Paul Hyett, who has been furnishing prosthetics and SFX to British horror films for years – although here, unlike in his work on The Descent and…