Festival Coverage

DbD 2018Festival Coverage

Rabbit – DbD 2018

Twin Horror is one of the oldest tricks in the horror hand book. For hundreds of years folk lore and film have regarded

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DbD 2018Festival Coverage

Knuckleball – DbD 2018

If like me you’re a total sucker for decent home invasion, Michael Peterson’s Knuckleball is a debut worth checking out. Home invasion is an old stalwart fixture of the horror genre and every decade has its hits, from Black Christmas in the 70’s to Funny Games in the 90’s, there’s been plenty to fear from […]

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DbD 2018Festival Coverage

Downrange – DbD 2018

Back in 2014 cult Japanese director Ryuhie Kitamura delivered No One Lives, a camp pseudo-slasher with an inventive approach to gore and a

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DbD 2018Festival Coverage

Mon Mon Mon Monsters – DbD 2018

Mon mon mon Monsters, pronounced as if Scooby Doo was saying it, is a odd horror drama about lonely high school life,

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EIFF 2017Festival Coverage

Guardians – EIFF 2017

Whilst Marvel sustains a stranglehold on action adventure films and continues to monopolise the superhero genre, reactionary releases are appearing more and more. Sarik Andreasyan’s Russian  super soldier mash up The Guardians is an enjoyably barmy example of a pulpy under-dog reaction to Marvel’s expanding universe. 

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EIFF 2017Festival Coverage

Kaleidoscope – EIFF 2017

After a handful of short films and a codirecting credit, Kaleidoscope is the powerhouse solo directing debut from Rupert Jones starring the fantastic Toby Jones (his brother) and a career best turn from veteran talent Anne Reid. 

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EIFF 2017Festival Coverage

Pilgrimage – EIFF 2017

Whilst most of the praised Irish produce of the past few years has been horror, Brendan Muldowney’s Pilgrimage provides an unforgiving trip into the rarer realm of British swords ‘n’ sandals adventure. The film follows a group of priests who leave the rural confines of their secluded abbey to escort a holy relic on a […]

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EIFF 2017Festival Coverage

Snow Woman – EIFF 2017

Ghost Woman, the debut feature film from Kiki Sugino, draws inspiriation from Japanese folklore and the classic story of Kaidan. For some viewers, the film may feel overly familiar but it’s a charming, fresh-faced, and self-aware take on an old story. Sugino draws inspiration from the two previous film adaptations, but allows her own eerie […]

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EIFF 2017Festival Coverage

Bad Kids of Crestview High – EIFF 2017

Bad Kids of Crestview High, the sequel to 2014’s Haunting at Crestview High (aka Bad Kids Go to Hell), is every bit as daft and inane as it’s predecessor. Based on Barry Werwick’s graphic novel, its a silly slasher

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EIFF 2017

Rage – EIFF 2017

Following in the footsteps of complex murder dramas like Memories of Murder and I Saw the Devil, Rage, from Japanese director Sang-il Lee, has a tense yet tender approach to traditional thrillers. In it, three seemingly unrelated stories of love and loss slowly draw together around a vicious murder. 

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