FrightFest Halloween 2022

FrightFest Halloween 2022

FrightFest Halloween 2022 is a post-mortem round-up of the films featured at this all-day event. 29 October, 2022 Includes: Tripping The Dark Fantastic, Freeze, Gnomes, Mad Heidi, Outpost, On The Edge, The Offering Tripping The Dark Fantastic (2022) World première While films are there, front and centre, to be seen, composers tend to exist in…

Rabid

Rabid (2019)

Rabid is up front about what it is. Before we have seen the first frame of narrative, plain yellow text on a black background reveals that what we are watching is “Based on the Original Film by David Cronenberg.” Yet remakes are a complicated business. They can be painstakingly faithful to their model, like Gus…

Hooker

Dead Hooker In A Trunk (2009)

Dead Hooker In A Trunk first published by Little White Lies See a film with a title like Dead Hooker in a Trunk, and you know you are in for some wilfully sleazy exploitation – and in this respect at least, the feature debut from identical twins Jen and Sylvia Soska (who act, write, direct, produce, and…

American Mary (2013)

American Mary first published by Little White Lies American Mary opens with fragmented images of a turkey. If this is a selfconscious expression of anxiety from writers/directors Jen and Sylvia Soska – whose amiably grindhouse-aping debut Dead Hooker In A Trunk might easily have been overlooked for plucking and stuffing – the twin sisters can put their worries to rest. For American Mary, though similarly transgressive in spirit, is miles ahead in…