Glasgow Frightfest 2016

Festival CoverageGlasgow Frightfest 2016

Baskin – Glasgow FrightFest 2016

Can Evrenol’s Baskin was, hands down, the most impressive feature at Glasgow Frightfest 2016. Adapted from Evrenol’s short of the same title, Baskin marks the Turkish filmmaker’s debut feature after a slew of superb shorts (worth checking out here at Evrenol’s website) which have garnered the young director a steady cult following. The film follows […]

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Southbound – Glasgow FrightFest 2016

One of the stand-out features at Glasgow Frightfest 2016 was Southbound, the only anthology on the bill and perhaps the most hyped Indy horror project so far in 2016. Southbound seems the product of perfectly tuned individuals, working in tandem towards a tapestry of terror, all worthy filmmakers in their own right.

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Patchwork – Glasgow Frightfest 2016

The campest feature at Frightfest 2016, and the only horror comedy on a bill, was Tyler MacIntyre’s Frankenstein update, Patchwork. The film follows three women (Tory Stolper, Maria Blasucci, and Tracey Fairaway) who, after being butchered and sewn into one body, work “together” to take revenge on the mad scientist (Corey Sorensen) responsible for their […]

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The Mind’s Eye – Glasgow FrightFest 2016

The Mind’s Eye, second feature film by Almost Human writer/director Joe Begos, is a substantial step forward from his low-key debut, which we reviewed three years ago at Toronto Film Festival. In those three years, Begos has developed considerably. Where Almost Human felt tacked together by its love, passion, and visual effects, The Mind’ Eye […]

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Pandemic – Glasgow FrightFest 2016

John Suits’ Pandemic is the latest film to adopt a non-stop first person perspective, something that’s sure to become a trend with the awaited release of action extravaganza Hardcore Henry. Of course, Hardcore Henry isn’t the first film to use the method: first person has appeared in countless found footage films like The Last Exorcism, […]

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Anguish – Glasgow FrightFest 2016

Anguish is Sonny Mallhi’s directorial debut and third screenplay after The Roommate and Crush, two films that typify a brand of wishy-washy studio high school horror that seems oddly placed on the CV of the man who produced hits like The Strangers and Shutter. Anguish shows Mallhi’s most purposeful stride into the horror genre with […]

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The Wave – Glasgow FrightFest 2016

Roar Uthuag’s The Wave has already captured the imaginations of the Norwegian people, earning one of Norway’s highest opening weekends whilst also becoming the country entry for the 88th Academy Awards. Uthaug’s superb snowy slasher Cold Prey was a hit for horror audiences the world over, spawning two sequels and securing the director’s place in […]

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The Hexecutioners – Glasgow FrightFest 2016

Jesse Thomas Cooke, the Canadian cult filmmaker who brought us Monster Brawl and Septic Man, reunites with Septic Man writer Tony Burgess for his latest feature, The Hexecutioners. The film follows two girls who work for a euthanasia firm, newbie Malison (Liv Collins) and seasoned field agent Olivia (Sarah Power), as they venture into rural […]

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