10 Traumatic Treats from FrightFest 2022

10 Traumatic Treats from FrightFest 2022

10 Traumatic Treats from FrightFest 2022 first published by BFI, 23 Aug 2022 Includes capsules of: The Last Client, Sissy, New Religion, Control, Cerebrum, Hypochondriac, A Wounded Fawn, The Ones You Didn’t Burn, The Leech, The Harbinger Now, perhaps more than ever, we live in traumatic times. For as we see Roe v. Wade exploding…

A Wounded Fawn

A Wounded Fawn (2022)

A Wounded Fawn first published by SciFiNow A Wounded Fawn opens with a quote from Leonora Carrington about the sudden realisation of her embodied vulnerability – and later we will see a copy of Susan L. Aberth’s book Leonora Carrington: Surrealism, Alchemy and Art (2010), while a (long-dead) character (played by Katie Kuang) from the…

Jakob's Wife

Jakob’s Wife (2021)

Much as genre producer Travis Stevens’ feature debut, the haunted house movie Girl On The Third Floor (2019), exposed the toxic masculinity at the heart – and in the very architecture – of the American home, so too his follow-up Jakob’s Wife continues this gendered (and genre’d) preoccupation with domestic relations. The very title of…

Floor

Girl On The Third Floor (2019)

Girl On The Third Floor first published by SciFiNow “This house is a bitch,” pastor Ellie Mueller (Karen Woditsch) tells Don Koch (WWE legend Phil “CM Punk” Brooks) of the Victorian mansion opposite her church that he is fixing up so that he and his pregnant wife Liz (Trieste Kelly Dunn) can start a family…