Film4 FrightFest 2013: A Preview Guide

by Martyn Conterio 14 August 2013

Film4 FrightFest runs from 22nd – 26th August. It’s five glorious days of horror movie heaven. Movie maestro Guillermo del Toro labelled the event as the “Woodstock of Gore”. This year sees the festival get super ambitious with more titles than ever before (there’s 51) and the addition of an extra screen and repeat showings […]

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In Review: You’re Next

by Alan Simmons 13 August 2013

You’re Next is horror movie perfection. Directed by Adam Wingard (V/H/S, A Horrible Way to Die) and knocking about on the festival circuit since 2011, it’s earned a huge amount of positive buzz and there’s a very good reason for that – it’s flipping excellent.

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In Review: Deranged (1974) on Blu-ray

by Martyn Conterio 12 August 2013

Some mothers do ‘ave ‘em. Maniacs for sons, that is. Farmer, body snatcher, murderer and avant-garde fashion designer, Ed Gein’s after dark activities and morbid proclivities inspired such iconic horror pictures as Psycho (1960), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) and The Silence of the Lambs (1991).

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In Review: The ABCs of Death on Blu-ray

by J P Wooding 9 August 2013

Twenty six directors each had $5000 to make a film with at least one death in it. Their choice of short was also dictated by a letter of the alphabet, hence the movie’s title.

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In Review: 2 Guns

by Daniel Goodwin 9 August 2013

Since the arrival of 48 Hours (1982), the 80s and early 90s became rife with mismatched buddy cop comedies that struck a chord with audiences but not always critics.

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In Review: Blancanieves on DVD (Collector’s Edition)

by Maryann O'Connor 8 August 2013

After the recent flurry of Snow White films you might be thinking that we probably don’t need another one. Or maybe you’re surprised that someone would attempt to make a Spanish, black & white silent version.

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666 Short Cuts To Hell Short List Announced By FrightFest

by Martyn Conterio 7 August 2013

Film4 FrightFest, Horror Channel and Movie Mogul joined forces this year to launch a film-making competition. 666 Short Cuts To Hell had winningly strict rules: “a maximum of 6 lines of dialogue, a maximum of 6 cast and crew members and a maximum budget of £666″.

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In Review: The Lone Ranger

by Alan Simmons 6 August 2013

Director Gore Verbinski teams up again with his Pirates of the Caribbean star, Johnny Depp, for a very strange and very long version of The Lone Ranger. The film has taken a drubbing from the critics and underperformed at the US box office. Although it has its problems – lots of them – it’s not […]

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Win A Copy Of Dark Skies On Blu-ray

by Martyn Conterio 5 August 2013

Dark Skies, the latest box office smash hit nerve-shredder from the producers of Sinister and Insidious ramps up the fear factor, as a family find themselves terrorised by an unknown force. Starring ‘The Americans’ Keri Russell, this hyper-real horror film gets under the skin and abducts your senses! #BewareDarkSkies.

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In Review: The Initiation (1984) on DVD

by Martyn Conterio 5 August 2013

Larry Stewart’s 1984 slasher movie stars Daphne Zuniga (Princess Vespa from Spaceballs) as a sorority sister suffering from a reoccurring nightmare. The frightening nocturnal episodes are so classic and textbook that it couldn’t get any more Freudian if it tried. Kelly’s dream-time scenario could be ripped straight out of the great psychoanalyst’s Dora, Fragments of […]

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In Review: The Heat

by Maryann O'Connor 2 August 2013

Sarah Ashburn (Sandy Bullock) is making everyone at the FBI look bad, even the sniffer dogs, but she ain’t so good with the people skills so her boss sends her to try and get along with the Boston PD

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