Festival Coverage

EIFF 2013Festival Coverage

The Conjuring – EIFF 2013

James Wan, member of the “Splat-pack”, writer/director of Saw, cult purveyor, herald of the dingy urban horror, a new talent that’s spent the past decade bolstering his CV with some really wonderful films aimed at the sort of people who enjoyed the same late night Hammer marathons as he did in his youth, has a […]

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Frankenstein’s Army – EIFF 2013

Over the past few years there’s been a real peak in the impact of fan-boy fantasy on cinema, especially horror. We’ve seen some truly nutty visions being realised on the big screen and, for better or worse, that trend shows no signs of stopping. The recent sub-genre of Nazi zombie films is creatively tackled in […]

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For Those in Peril – EIFF 2013

British cinema is great at taking quaint environments and turning them into Hell. We also have a penchant for misery and wasted lives, both of which you’ll find abundantly in Paul Wright’s impressive feature debut For Those in Peril, a keyhole into the social mechanics of a small fishing community in Scotland.

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Leviathan – EIFF 2013

One of the most intriguing films of this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival is the experimental documentary piece Leviathan; an abstract look at the relationship between man and nature. It won’t be for everyone, in fact it will probably appeal to a smaller part of the audience who have the patience to endure its 87 […]

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John Dies at the End – GFF 2013

When I hear cult-auteur Don Coscarelli is working on a new film I get pretty excited, I read a synopsis and my excitement grows, Angus Scrimm (the Tall Man!) signs on for

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Welcome to the Punch – GFF 2013

When he introduced his second feature film, writer/director Eran Creevey commented that Welcome to the Punch was an old fashioned kind of Friday night

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Stoker – GFF 2013

If you can avoid the trailer, then for God’s sake do because here’s a film that benefits from going in blind. Park Chan Wook’s Stoker is a thing of undeniable beauty; a

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From Beyond – Blu-ray Review

Stuart Gordon is one of those icons of Horror who can never really be touched by anyone else, his style is so recognisable and his films garner more following than Jesus

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