Frightfest20

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 …

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 …

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 …

Arrow FrightFest celebrates 21 years of scares with Digital Edition line-up

The UK’s most popular horror and fantasy film festival celebrates its 21st bloody year with a special Digital edition, showcasing twenty-five films, from Thurs 27th August to Mon 31st August, including seven world premieres and sixteen UK premieres. Ten countries are represented from four continents in a deadly, daring and diverse programme exclusively presented to UK audiences. Passes and tickets will …