Category: Film Fests

Check Out the Bram Stoker International Film Festival this Halloween…

Posted on 07/27/16 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea We’re approaching that time of the year again when the horror fan’s autumn schedule becomes a going concern, so no doubt you can expect several posts of this nature to follow on the site whilst you decide where you’ll be going and what you’ll be doing when you get there. One of […]

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FrightFest Release 2016 Festival Trailer, Announce Guest List & Events

Posted on 07/22/16 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey Frightfest (or, to use its official new title, Horror Channel FrightFest) is only about a month away, and a newly released sizzle reel has given us some indication of what attendees can look forward to. And, believe it or not, it’s a whole lot of horror movies. Shocker, I know. In addition, […]

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FAB Press & FrightFest Unite For Exploitation Movie Guide

Posted on 07/05/16 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey The biggest brand name in UK horror teams up with the premier publisher of cult movie-related books; it’s certainly a tantalising prospect. In what promises to be the first in a series of FrightFest Guide books, FAB Press are set to release The FrightFest Guide To Exploitation Movies, penned by FrightFest’s own […]

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Line-Up Announced For Horror Channel FrightFest 2016

Posted on 07/01/16 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey It’s that time of year again, when here in the UK (I think we can still call it that for now) the horror festival season starts kicking into gear with London’s FrightFest, landing in Leicester Square over the August Bank Holiday weekend. 2016 marks the 17th consecutive year for the event, and […]

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Genre Highlights at London’s East End Film Festival

Posted on 06/15/16 by Ben
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By Nia Edwards-Behi London’s East End Film Festival is soon to kick off, bringing a whole host of exciting films and film events to the city from June 23rd to July 3rd. This year’s festival includes special strands on topics as diverse as Turkish cinema, refugees, the crime film and punk. For all the amazing […]

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Imagine Film Festival 2016 Review: Der Nachtmahr (2015)

Posted on 06/01/16 by Ben
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By Nia Edwards-Behi Remember Bad Milo, from a few years back? That film was about the manifestation of personal anxieties in the form a butt demon, and very good it was too. Well, the origin of the demon in Der Nachtmahr isn’t quite so scatological, but it might certainly be considered a generic family member; […]

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Imagine Film Festival 2016 Review: I Am A Hero (2015)

Posted on 05/04/16 by Ben
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By Tristan Bishop I’m pretty sure I’ve been guilty of claiming that the zombie film is dead myself on more than one occasion; but, much like their featured antagonists, they just don’t stay dead. Of course, the problem with this is they tend to not be so fresh after a while. I Am A Hero […]

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Imagine Film Festival Review: The Lure (2016)

Posted on 04/27/16 by Ben
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By Tristan Bishop Discounting the big 80’s comedy hit Splash (and its sequel Splash Too) and a certain Disney film, mermaids haven’t really made much of an impact on the cinematic world. Sure, there was the bit in Cabin In The Woods, but that amounted to little more than a throwaway joke (albeit still the […]

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Edinburgh: Dead By Dawn 2016 Is Coming!

Posted on 03/05/16 by Ben
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By Keri O’Shea It’s that time of year again when one of the lone film festivals to dodge the Halloween season altogether and bring us some springtime horrors has announced yet another intriguing line-up…yes indeed, Dead by Dawn returns to Edinburgh for a staggering 23rd year, with four days between 21st – 24th April pegged […]

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Abertoir 2015 Review: Attack on Titan, Parts 1 and 2 (2015)

Posted on 12/07/15 by Ben
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By Karolina Gruschka Released within just over a month of each other earlier this year in Japan, Attack on Titan Parts 1 and 2 are based on a popular Manga and Anime series of the same title. Originally unaware of this (I never have developed a thorough appetite for drawn formats of story telling), I […]

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Abertoir 2015 Review: Bone Tomahawk (2015)

Posted on 11/27/15 by Ben
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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