Monthly Archives: August 2020

Blinders – We talk to Tyler Savage about his new thriller and the darker side of inner-city life

Every year millions of people pack their bags and head to major cities across the world, seeking a fresh start, leaving behind the problems, memories, and ghosts of their past. However, for many, the reality of leaving behind the security of their old life only increases their vulnerability. Their new lives snared in a trap of needing companionship and belonging …

Bloody Monday: Back to School Special – The Faculty / Slaughterhouse Rulz / Tormented

September 2020 Bloody Monday is back with a ‘Back to School’ special. Celebrating the end of summer and the return to desks, smartboards, hormonal tantrums and excitement. So grab a desk as we look back at three great school-based horrors to start the new term. From The Faculty (15) to Slaughterhouse Rulz (15) and Tormented (15). The Faculty (1998) What …

A Ghost Waits – Love transcends death in a delightful debut feature

Romance, belonging and ghosts are a staple of the supernatural genre, from A Ghost Story (2017) to Beetlejuice (1988) and The Ghost and Mrs Muir (1947). The relationship between love, life and death central to our reflections on mortality. With film offering a glimmer of hope that death neither separates nor ends our eternal need for love and belonging. The …

Two Heads Creek – We talk all things horror, comedy and the macabre with writer and actor Jordan Waller

Now and again a horror/comedy comes along that is both intelligent and creative, while equally gore-filled and fun. These movies are quite rare, many struggling to manage the interface between gore, comedy, and social discussion; never quite balancing all three. However, Two Heads Creek is one of those rare gems that shines within the genre. Its gloriously dark script, energetic …

Don’t Click – A terrifying reflection on individual culpability and guilt

We live in a world of instant entertainment, gratification and communication. Our lives wrapped in a digital world of likes, shares, comments and viral videos. The ability to distinguish between reality, fiction, pain and pleasure caught in a trap of instant access. The doors to information, both written and visual, flung wide open. With the internet of things consuming our …

They’re Outside: Psychology meets folklore in the woods of East Sussex

One of the fantastic things about FrightFest over the years has been the festival’s commitment to new talent. This year, just as in previous years, the festival had no shortage of new and exciting ideas. Including They’re Outside from British directors Airell Anthony Hayles and Sam Casserly. A film that combines the classic ‘found footage’ format of ‘The Blair Witch …

Get Duked! – A wild, mad, rabbit poo-fuelled escapade filled with devilish glee

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a staple of British school life, encouraging kids to experience nature in all its glory. At the same time building individual resilience in sweaty, mud lined tents with a secret stash of alcohol. As awards go, its the epitome of Britishness; dumping a group of hormonal teens in the middle of nowhere, while expecting …

There’s No Such Thing as Vampires: Stylistically rich but lacking bite

Vampires have had a torrid time in movies over the past few years. With no films managing to emulate the success of classic movies from Near Dark to Only Lovers Left Alive. The vampire finding itself relegated to the sidelines of modern horror in favour of zombies, demons and serial killers. Therefore, Logan Thomas’ new feature ‘There’s No Such Thing …

Matthias and Maxime – Now available to stream on MUBI

Friendships change over time, especially the ones born of childhood and adolescence. Sometimes those friendships hide the true feelings of the journey from boy to man (or girl to woman). While sometimes, they hide, repressed desires that surface on the road to adult life. These are all themes that Xavier Dolan’s latest film explores with tenderness and ease. Bound together …

DC FanDome: Highlights

I think we can all agree that the first outing of DC FanDome was nothing short of super-charged. In fact, it generated a massive 22 million global views across 220 countries and territories in a mere 24 hours. While also dominating our Cinerama Film Online coverage for a whole day as our DC Takeover ensured you received every last drop …