The Bram Stoker International Film Festival runs from the 14th to the 17th of October this year. There wil be a world-first Hammer Horror Exhibition, which will be attended by Hammer Horror historian Marcus Hearn, Ingrid Pitt, and Caroline Munro.
August 26 this year sees the World Premier of HATCHET 2 at this this year’s Film4 FrightFest in London’s Empire Cinema. The opening night event will be attended by director Adam Green and cast members including Kane Hodder, Danielle Harris and Tony Todd.
HATCHET 2 promises even more gore and darker humour. Green says “Having the [...]
The FAB Fest horror and fantasy festival will run from 30th April to 2nd May inclusive. Screening more than 15 features at The Filmhouse Theatre in Edinburgh, the festival promises to be frighteningly entertaining. Announcing lost treasures and premieres, guest appearances, give-aways and Q & As, the organisers are promising three days of movie excess.
Lars Von Trier’s 2009 film ANTICHRIST is quite a work of art but after hearing so much about the film; I am surprised to say it isn’t at all what I’d expected. In fact I’m not sure this is a horror film at all – more a drama with some horror elements. Certainly a great [...]
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON has to be the most anticipated film of the year, at least by high-school girls. I’ve read the Stephanie Meyer books on which this film and its predecessor, TWILIGHT, were based, and thought they told a great story. The first film, however, left me disappointed:TWILIGHT was not gritty enough, and the actors [...]
Wow! This one very nearly slipped through my net! DAY OF THE UNDEAD scheduled for 28th November 2009 in Phoenix Square, Leicester, England is a 12-hour Zombie-fest, now in its third year. It promises Zombie films, make-up artists, computer games (with great prize for whoever kills the most virtual Zombies!), caricaturists, book signings, horror traders, and a [...]
We managed to survive our trip to Wales for the Abertoir Festival in spite of the all-consuming fog that threatened to swallow us up on what turned out to be a quite perilous journey home in the wee hours of Monday morning. As delighted as we were to return from Aberystwyth, and leave behind the [...]
A refreshingly lively, upbeat zombie-horror film, entertaining right to the final frame
I’d been looking forward to Jake West’s DOGHOUSE for some time, I’d been expecting something along the lines of LESBIAN VAMPIRE KILLERS, which had made me smile and kept me entertained. However, whilst the premise is similar to LVK, DOGHOUSE is far superior; it was [...]
Jon Wright’s 2009 British horror TORMENTED is not the scariest film I’ve ever seen, nor is it the funniest; however, there’s something about it that stopped me from switching off.
Preppy head girl Justine (Tuppence Middleton) speaks at the funeral of Darren Mullet. She doesn’t remember Mullet, of course; he was just the big fat kid [...]
With such a lot of great festivals to choose from this Halloween, it wasn’t an easy decision, but I had to choose – eventually I opted for the Mayhem Horror Festival in Nottingham, England, which ran from 29th October to 1st November. There was always a risk of regret, but I liked the look of [...]
Federico Zampaglione’s stunning genre debut SHADOW was well received at Frightfest in August, before moving on to the Sitges festival in October. He’s now being heralded as Italy’s next master of horror, following in the footsteps of genre greats such as Dario Argento and Lamberto Bava. I was lucky enough to catch up with him for [...]
On my recent visit to The Bram Stoker International Film Festival in Whitby, England, I was lucky enough to catch the American short subject KIRKSDALE. With classy direction, an interesting story, and a few real cringe-inducing moments, it’s a safe bet that the movie’s writer-director Ryan Spindell is going places.
Based in 1960’s rural Florida, Kirksdale [...]
I have just returned from THE BRAM STOKER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, which took place in Whitby, England from 16th to 19th October. This was the first year for the festival and I was pleasantly surprised at how well organised and professional it was. I had an amazing time and met some great people.
Let’s start with [...]