Tag: Chris Binding

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Bram Stoker International Film Festival: Shorts Overview

Bram Stoker International Film Festival is typically programmed as an alternative to most horror film festivals, mixing shorts, classics, cult gems and new features together in a primordial cinematic stew. While shorts are the bread and butter of film festivals and early career springboards of professional filmmakers, this year the […]

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Blood Moon: An Interview With Jeremy Wooding

Westerns and horror are two genres that have shared the screen many times across the years with surprisingly effective results. From ‘vampire westerns’ such as Dusk Til Dawn (dir.Robert Rodriguez), Near Dark (dir. Kathryn Bigelow) and Vampires (dir. John Carpenter) to modern western creature features such as  Tremors (dir. Ron […]

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Hinckley’s Drop: An Interview with Neil Vidler

Over the years Bram Stoker International Film Festival has fostered an extremely tight knit community of artists, writer / filmmakers and genre fans who gather every year to showcase an international tapestry of cinema and music. While in the past this incestuous context has helped produce films such as B […]

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Judas Ghost: An Interview with Simon Pearce and Wolfram Parge

On the occasions when you’re not slowly transforming into a jittery caffeine hermit, film festivals can deliver the delicious experience of watching films ‘blind’ and devoid of marketing discourses. At Bram Stoker International Film Festival 2014, a specific film managed to snatch my preconceived prejudices and cast them into the […]

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The Redwood Massacre: An Interview with David and Lorraine Keith

If director Adam Green proved anything with Hatchet (2006), it was that audience fatigue with the hyper -realities modern horror could be subverted with nostalgic practical effects, classic horror tropes and backwoods pleasures. While slashers, forestry and promiscuous teens in horror are as American as apple pie, Bram Stoker International Film Festival’s […]

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Treehouse: An Interview With Steve Weston

When it comes to American horror it’s easy to become fatigued with the rinse repeat formula of house invasion, paranormal intrigue and visceral slashers. However alongside meta –horror comedies, some films occasionally manage to slip through the net as fresh approaches to tested formulas. In the case of Treehouse, the […]

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Luna: An Interview with Dave Mckean

As a multi – award winning comic book artist, author, filmmaker, illustrator and photographer it’s hard to know where to start when it comes to an individual like Dave Mckean. From hugely influential artistic collaborations with Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Coraline, Mirrormask) to the sublime illustrations of Grant Morrison’s hugely popular […]

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Frightfest London 2014

Another year. Another Frightfest. Now in its 15th year, Frightfest’s bank holiday main event has blossomed steadily over time to become one of the most anticipated genre festivals in Europe, if not the world. This year was incredibly special from a personal perspective, as I returned after a 2 year […]