Category: Film Fests

Abertoir 2015 Review: Bone Tomahawk (2015)

Posted on 11/27/15 by Ben

By Tristan Bishop The western and the horror film are two of the oldest genres in film – almost as old as film itself, in fact – and so it’s no surprise that there is a long history of cross pollination between the two. From creepy 1930’s pulps such as Riders Of The Whistling Skull […]

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Abertoir 2015 Review: Fatal Frame (2014)

Posted on 11/18/15 by Keri

By Keri O’Shea It’s so often the case that, when I sit down to watch a Japanese film, I find that it’s based on an extensive manga and/or gaming series of which I have no knowledge whatsoever. It’s been the case with filmmakers I know reasonably well – such as Takashi Miike (or at least […]

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Abertoir 2015 Review: Francesca (2015)

Posted on 11/17/15 by Ben

By Ben Bussey Welcome back to Wales! In a strange kind of way it seems fitting that the horror festival of England’s bilingual neighbour should play host to the UK premiere of a movie spoken in Italian though shot by Argentinians. Okay, maybe that’s a bit tenuous, but bear with me on this. To be […]

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Celluloid Screams 2015 Review: These Final Hours (2013)

Posted on 10/28/15 by Keri
poster final hours

By Keri O’Shea The question ‘what would you do if you only had hours to live?’ is one that we’ve probably all considered at some point; of course, the world ends for individuals all the time, but in terms of some grand event, whether it’s the four-minute warning (alright, that’s shorter still), the biblical apocalypse […]

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Celluloid Screams 2015 Review: The Witch (2015)

Posted on 10/27/15 by Ben
The Witch

By Ben Bussey Expectations are a tricky beast indeed. As I remarked in my earlier Celluloid Screams 2015 review of the wonderful He Never Died, very often the joy of the festival experience is going in with little to no prior knowledge or expectation and encountering something brilliant, and knowing you’re among the first to […]

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Celluloid Screams 2015 Review: He Never Died (2015)

Posted on 10/25/15 by Ben

By Ben Bussey Perhaps the greatest pleasure of the film festival experience is sitting down to watch a movie of which you have little to no advance knowledge, and wind up being taken totally unawares. Going into Sheffield’s Showroom Cinema for the Celluloid Screams screening of He Never Died, I basically knew nothing other than […]

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Toronto After Dark Review: The Interior (2015)

Posted on 10/22/15 by Ben
interior poster

By Keri O’Shea The first thing we find out about James (Patrick McFadden) is that he’s a guy who wears a cheap work suit like it’s doing horrible violence to him. He’s stressed, miserable, and what’s more, he’s not in good health either: suffering from double vision, numbness in his hands, and other symptoms which […]

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Full Line-Up Revealed For Abertoir 2015

Posted on 10/20/15 by Ben
Abertoir 2015

By Ben Bussey This time in three weeks, the tenth annual Abertoir Horror Festival will be underway at Aberystwyth Arts Centre – and now, at last, we have the full festival line-up. And it looks like it’s going to be a corker, with macabre treats old and new alike. Guests include Victoria Price, Steve Oram […]

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Toronto After Dark Preview: Synchronicity (2015)

Posted on 10/14/15 by Ben

By Dustin Hall I’m a fan of Jacob Gentry’s weird and wonderful film The Signal, one of my favorite random finds from a closing Blockbuster video, so when I found a chance to check out his new work, the unfortunately named Synchronicity (unfortunate in that there are nine other titles on IMDB with the same […]

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New Sizzle Reel For FrightFest Presents VOD Platform

Posted on 10/13/15 by Ben
Frightfest Presents

By Ben Bussey At the stroke of midnight on 19th October, will release its first six titles for VOD. In conjunction with Icon Home Entertainment, the biggest name on the British horror fest scene are now bringing some titles from their 2015 flagship event into the digital realm for all to see – and the […]

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Abertoir Horror Festival 2015 Poster Revealed

Posted on 09/25/15 by Ben
Abertoir 2015

By Ben Bussey The tenth anniversary Abertoir is now less than two months away – and while we still don’t know the full line-up of the six day long Aberystwyth horror love-in, we might be able to pick up a few hints of what’s in store from their newly released poster, once again the work of […]

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Toronto After Dark Announce First Wave of Movie Madness

Posted on 09/15/15 by Ben
Toronto After Dark 2015

By Ben Bussey We’re an odd little site; founded by a pair of Americans, both of whom have since flown the nest, BAH is now edited by an Englishman and a Welsh woman (sounds like the start of a joke, doesn’t it?) with a largely UK based writing team. As such, particularly when it comes […]

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Full Line-Up Announced for Celluloid Screams 2015

Posted on 09/14/15 by Ben
Celluloid Screams 2015

By Ben Bussey We’re a little late with this news – but, as you’re hopefully aware, we have good reason to be. Still, we’re not going anywhere and normal services must resume, so here’s the pretty amazing schedule for this year’s Celluloid Screams in Sheffield, boasting many of the most eagerly anticipated new movies on […]

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Festival Report: FrightFest 2015 (Part 2 of 2)

Posted on 09/08/15 by Ben
Frightfest 2015

By Stephanie Scaife Click here to read part one of Steph’s FrightFest 2015 report. Abner Pastoll’s Road Games was a pleasant surprise, an interesting UK/French production that is not (as I’d thought) a remake of the 1981 Jamie Lee Curtis film of the same name. Instead Road Games is about Jack (Andrew Simpson), an English […]

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Festival News: Full Line-Up for Mayhem 2015 Revealed

Posted on 09/07/15 by Ben

By Nia Edwards-Behi It sure is horror festival season here in the UK – we’ve got another line-up to reveal today, from the fine folks at Mayhem. We’ve already gawped at the amazing unmade Dracula script-reading that the Nottingham festival has planned, and now they’ve revealed their full schedule and cor, is it good. The […]

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Grimm Up North Announce Grimmfest 2015 Line-Up

Posted on 09/03/15 by Ben
Grimmfest 2015

By Ben Bussey September’s here, Frightfest has been and gone, and that means the autumn is drawing in – and with it, the UK horror fest season. One of the biggies on the British horror calendar is Manchester’s Grimmfest, flagship event of Grimm Up North, and they’ve just revealed what’s in store for festival goers […]

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Festival Report: FrightFest 2015 (Part 1 of 2)

Posted on 09/01/15 by Ben
Frightfest 2015

By Stephanie Scaife Since I started attending FrightFest all the way back in 2003, it’s always been a real mixed bag – for all the awful to middling films you sat through, you were always guaranteed at least a few gems. Over the years these have included such titles as Oldboy, Wolf Creek, Pan’s Labyrinth, […]

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