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  • Frightfest round-up: day 4

    Frightfest round-up: day 4

    Perhaps the strongest day of the festival yet kicked off with The Pack, a superb little French shocker about a cafe owner who abducts her customers, force feeds them iron then drains their blood. Both tense and laced with a deliciously ghoulish sense of humour,...

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  • Frightfest round-up: day 3

    Frightfest round-up: day 3

    Day 3 of Frightfest opened with Cherry Tree Lane, a British thriller telling the story of a middle class couple who are held hostage in their own home by a gang of youths looking for their son. Boasting some decent performances and a hugely effective...

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  • Frightfest round-up: day 2

    Frightfest round-up: day 2

    Our first full day at Frightfest opened with a Total Film-curated retrospective of the weekend’s guest of honour, director Tobe Hooper. In truth this turned out to be a bit of a mixed bag. Hooper’s debut feature Eggshells received its first screening in decades; whilst...

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  • Frightfest round-up: day 1

    Frightfest round-up: day 1

    Three movies in and our first ever Frightfest is off to a blinding start! First up was Adam Green’s Hatchet II, introduced by the director himself. A worthy sequel to 2006′s terrific mutant-with-a-well-equipped-toolshed flick Hatchet, it boasts a brilliant, camp-as-tits lead performance from Tony Todd...

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  • Frightfest is nigh…

    Frightfest is nigh…

    We are literally hours away from the start of Frightfest! We’ll be covering the festival in a variety of ways. Keep checking this site blog for short reports and wrap-ups each day throughout the weekend. We’ll also be putting our thoughts about the various films...

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