SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR, OPEN WINDOWS, THE SIGNAL And More At Film4 FrightFest 2014!

Attention UK genre film lovers! Film4 FrightFest has announced its feature film line-up for 2014, and by jove if it isn't pretty magnificent. Full disclosure, I am a shorts programmer for the festival, so I admit to a bit of... More »
  

Film4 FrightFest Opens With Adam Wingard's THE GUEST

UK horror fans should be getting all revved up for the 15th edition of the Film4 FrightFest right around now and with the festival just around the corner here's a bit of news to whet the appetite: The 2014 edition... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Film4 FrightFest Really, Really Wants You to Turn Your Bloody Phone Off!

So much so, that they've made a competition! While last year, a select group of filmmakers were invited to make short idents "encouraging" patrons to turn off their phones (and it was an amazing set of idents), this year they're... More »
  

Frightfest 2013 Review: ODD THOMAS Panders To The Geek Crowd

Odd Thomas is a film that thinks it's aimed at geeks, a target market who would enjoy a film that wants to be The Frighteners via way of Edgar Wright. Heck, I would enjoy that film. Sadly, Odd Thomas is... More »
  

Frightfest 2013 Review: THE LAST DAYS Presents A Beautiful But Flawed Take On The Apocalypse

Disaster / apocalypse films can be tricky. How much time do you spend on explaining the disaster? Do you investigate and examine the causes and symptoms? Do you give a cursory look at how the world got in trouble and... More »
  

Frightfest 2013 Review: DARK TOURIST Disturbs In All The Right Ways

Why do we slow down to look at car accidents? Why do we put our hands in the moulded handprints of dead celebrities in Hollywood? Why are we obsessed with the lives of serial killers? There are the questions... More »
  

Frightfest 2013 Review: THE DEMON'S ROOK is Trippy, Old-School-DIY Fun

On my way into last night's screening of The Demon's Rook, a friend who had seen it asked me if I was a marijuana smoker. When I said no, he told me it might help with watching the film. Within... More »
  

Frightfest 2013 Review: THE DESERT is an Intense Post-Apocalypse Love Story

To paraphrase Jean-Paul Sartre, post-zombie-apocalypse hell is other people. This is the situation that three people find themselves in Christoph Behl's fiction feature debut The Desert. But unlike most horror film, the zombies rarely make an appearance. This is about... More »
  

Frightfest 2013 Review: THE HYPNOTIST, Cold Crime And Heated Tempers Collide

Swedish thiller The Hypnotist has some good pedigree behind it. It is based on a novel by Lars Kepler, one of the stars of the new wave of Scandinavian crime fiction; it's directed by Lasse Hallström, whose previous films include... More »
  

I Have Seen Footage From THE RAID 2. And It Is Awesome.

The audience at last night's Frightfest screening of V/H/S 2 got a special surprise. Gareth Huw Evans (as co-director of one of the segments) came in for the screening, and he brought with him a world exclusive clip from The... More »
  

Frightfest 2013 Review: DEMENTAMANIA Brings Good Laughs And Scares

Poor Ed Arkham is not having a good day. He steps on a strange wasp that somehow found its way into his flat, causing Ed to bleed. His neighbour, with whom he has sex occassionally, doesn't seem to understand that... More »
  

Frightfest 2013 Review: Renny Harlin's THE DYATLOV PASS INCIDENT Is A Pass

I want to declare a moratorium on found footage films. Ever since The Blair Witch Project (the success of which had as much to do with marketing as its format), everyone thinks that all they have to do is have... More »
  

Frighfest 2013 Review: THE DEAD 2: INDIA Is A Visually Stunning Zombie Road Movie That Goes Nowhere New

I have not seen Howard Ford and Jon Ford's The Dead, and I wasn't sure going in to the sequel if that would hinder my understanding or enjoyment of it. I was informed that The Dead 2: India bears no... More »
  

Frightfest 2013 Preview: BIG BAD WOLVES, THE AMERICAN SCREAM, Ident Competition Winners & More!

The August bank holiday is almost upon us here in old London town, which of course means that Film4 Frightfest is almost here as well! At the Empire Cinema in Leicester Square, from Thursday August 22nd to Monday August 26th,... More »
  

FrightFest 2013 Announces Opening and Closing Films

Ahead of the full programme announcement on 28 June, Film4 FrightFest has announced its opening and closing night films. Following its tradition to put a British film front and centre on opening night, FrightFest has announced that Howard and Jon... More »
  

Film4 FrightFest Invites New Filmmakers to TURN OFF YOUR BLOODY PHONE!

Last year's Film4 FrightFest, the UK's biggest genre film festival, caused something of a frenzy with a series of idents produced by a select group of young, upcoming filmmakers. Over the course of the weekend, festival-goers were repeatedly reminded to... More »
  

Film4 FrightFest 2013 Glasgow Announces Line-Up

FrightFest returns to Glasgow this February with another weekend of scares, including UK premieres of Neil Jordan's Byzantium, Eli Roth's Aftershock and much talked of anthology The ABCs Of Death. There's also a retrospective screening of a restored edition of... More »
  

Grimmfest 2012 Review: You'll Be Dozing Off Long BEFORE DAWN

Very few zombie movies are actually about the zombies. Whatever their scope and scale, these are generally stories about troubled people trying to keep on doing what they do even while the world's coming to an end. And the idea... More »
  

Frightfest Halloween All-Nighter Line-Up Revealed

Hot on the heels of Frightfest 13th comes the full line-up announcement for the Frightfest Halloween all-nighter, taking place on 27 October in central London. It's a typically juicy line-up, as anyone who has checked out James Marsh's fantastic coverage will have... More »
  

FrightFest 2012: The Whole Bloody Affair - Part Two

And so continues my blow-by-blow account of Film4 FrightFest the 13th at the Empire Leicester Square (23-27 August, 2012). Click here to read Part One.Day 3 - Saturday, 25th August Eurocrime! The Italian Cop And Gangster Films That Ruled The... More »
  
 
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