Foam

Foam At The Mouth (Ar Putam uz Lupam) (2017)

Foam At The Mouth (Ar Putam uz Lupam) first publsihed by EyeforFilm Opening with a disturbing shot of a giant boar not so much wallowing as writhing in the forest mud, this third feature from Latvian writer/director Janis Nords sets the animal and human worlds into collision. Still recovering from an unspecified accident that has…

Kidnapped

FrightFest 2011 – Discovery Programme

First published by Little White Lies The Film4 FrightFest 2011 Discovery Programme Featuring: The Man Who Saw Frankenstein Cry, A Horrible Way To Die, Midnight Son, Rabies, Blood Runs Cold, Kidnapped (Secuestrados), Stormhouse, The Dead (live commentary), Atrocious, My Sucky Teen Romance, The Caller, The Devil’s Business While the Main Programme of FrightFest unspools in Empire 1, there is another place where the more committed fans…

Wolves

Big Bad Wolves (2013)

  In World War Z a zombie apocalypse was required to motor a globe-trotting trip from South Korea to Israel, whereas all it takes for Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado’s Big Bad Wolves to make the same journey is the filmmakers’ genre savviness and a wily renationalisation of ideas. For much as Keshales and Papushado’s…

Rabies

Rabies (Kalevet) (2010)

Rabies (Kalevet) first published as part of my FrightFest 2011 coverage for Little White Lies. “What kind of psychopath builds a trap you can’t open?” asks Ofer (Henry David) at the beginning of Rabies, after Tali (Liat Harley) has stumbled into a lockless chamber dug into the earth. There are woods, young lovers a-camping, nocturnal darkness, and…