Martyn Conterio

Film4 FrightFest 2014 Line-up Announced

by Martyn Conterio 27 June 2014

Film4 FrightFest aka every horror fans Black Christmas come early today revealed the full programme for 2014’s festival. A record 64 films will be screened over five days, with 13 world premieres and 38 UK & European premieres. Opening the fest is Adam Wingard’s psycho thriller, The Guest, and the closing night movie is sci-fi […]

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HorrorShow VOD Site Joins Forces With Shortcuts To Hell 2 Competition

by Martyn Conterio 23 June 2014

We’ve already told you about the hella cool film-making competition that is Shortcuts To Hell II. But today it’s been announced that VOD (that means ‘Video on Demand’) outlet, The Horror Show, which specalises in horror and fantasy flicks that maybe aren’t available elsewhere, have joined forces with Wildseed Studios, Film4 FrightFest, Movie Mogul and […]

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Camille Claudel 1915: Portrait of the Artist as an Abandoned Person

by Martyn Conterio 21 June 2014

Camille Claudel 1915 (2013) isn’t remotely interested in the routine trajectory of biopics which take as their subject ‘the troubled artist’. It is a chamber piece drama about a brother and sister both inflicted with forms of insanity. The latest picture to be released in the UK by Bruno Dumont stars Juliette Binoche in the […]

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Adam Wingard’s The Guest To Open Film4 FrightFest

by Martyn Conterio 20 June 2014

Hear ye, hear ye! Film4 FrightFest 2014 will be kicking off five days of horror and genre cinema appreciation with Adam Wingard’s The Guest. The director of A Horrible Way To Die and You’re Next is a fast-rising talent in the movie world. As with his previous movies, The Guest has been penned by Simon […]

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In Review: Camp Dread on DVD

by Martyn Conterio 11 June 2014

The revolutionary power in the democratisation of digital technology, much like when 8mm film cameras were introduced as weekend play things and with which many burgeoning directors, often as kids, learned the very basics of their craft, is that anybody can get a few bucks together, make a movie and cut it on their PC […]

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Win A Blu-ray Bundle And Signed Poster With The Release Of T.S. Spivet

by Martyn Conterio 10 June 2014

Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s beautiful T.S. Spivet is released in UK cinemas on Friday 13th June and to celebrate, we’ve got a very special package to giveaway to one lucky winner. The package includes the Director’s previous films Amelie and Micmacs on Blu-ray, a copy of the novel and a T.S. Spivet film poster signed by Jean-Pierre […]

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Director Simon Rumley Joins Shortcuts To Hell 2 Competition Panel

by Martyn Conterio 9 June 2014

Last month we gave you the lowdown on the return of the film-making competition: Shortcuts To Hell. Joining the jury panel with Total Film’s acting editor Rosie Fletcher, Horror Channel presenter Emily Booth, Film4 FrightFest’s Paul McEvoy, Wildseed Studio’s Jesse Cleverly and Movie Mogul dude John Shackleton, is lauded director Simon Rumley (The Living and […]

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In Review: Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir on DVD

by Martyn Conterio 2 June 2014

Lady Caroline Lamb, spurned by her lover Lord Byron, coined the bruising and infamous taunt that the aristocrat was ‘mad, bad and dangerous to know’. For periods of his extraordinary life, the same could be said of Roman Polanski. Hated by some and equally adored by others, the French-Polish director of Rosemary’s Baby, Chinatown, The […]

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In Review: Edge of Tomorrow

by Martyn Conterio 30 May 2014

Minority Report, War of the Worlds, Oblivion and Edge of Tomorrow. Tom Cruise has good form in sci-fi. Of this quartet of titles, Spielberg’s adaptation of H.G. Wells’s novel is the masterpiece. But if we use ‘fun’ as the critical measuring stick, and why not, well then Doug Liman’s Cruisebuster runs rings around the others, […]

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In Review: Assault on Wall Street on DVD

by Martyn Conterio 29 May 2014

Uwe Boll is angry about the financial crisis and he’s got something to say! So y’all better listen up and pay attention. Assault on Wall Street is the classic ‘death of the American Dream’ scenario exploiting populist sentiment that all bankers are immoral fiends (fair enough) and that they should all be massacred where they […]

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Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide Part 2 Release News

by Martyn Conterio 23 May 2014

Horror fans will certainly be looking forward to Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide Part 2, a follow-up to the excellent documentary Moral Panic, Video Nasties and Videotape, which formed Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide. To celebrate the forthcoming release – and mark the 30th anniversary of the Video Recordings Act 1984 – Film4 FrightFest will […]

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