frightfest Archive

  • Things we learned at Frightfest 2010

    Things we learned at Frightfest 2010

    Now that the dust has settled, here’s a little roundup of the highlights and lowlights of Frightfest 2010. Overall, we had a fantastic time at our first FF – and the tickets are already booked for the Halloween all-nighter later this month. See you there!...

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  • Frightfest round-up: day 5

    Frightfest round-up: day 5

    The final day of Frightfest opened with Jake West’s hour long documentary Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape. A passionate but fairly even handed look at the censorship of horror movies in the mid 80s, the film assembled pretty much all the key figures...

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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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