Creep (2014)

If Creep taught me anything, it is that to make a truly disturbing horror movie sometimes all you need is a camera, two actors and a cheap looking werewolf mask. Written by and starring Mark Duplass and Patrick Brice, Creep is brilliant…

The Babadook (2014)

‘If it’s in a word … or it’s in a look … you can’t get rid of the Babadook’ While an unconditional hatred of multiplex horror can be fostered by experiences with empty industry fare (Paranormal Activity, Insidious), I can’t remember a…

Digging up the Marrow (2014)

As a Frightfest favorite director Adam Green is probably most well-known for his love letter to classic American slashers in the Hatchet series and recent sit – com Holliston but his world premiere Digging up the Marrow was a whole other…

Starry Eyes (2014)

As David Lynch explored in Mullholland Drive (2001) the entertainment industry is a fickle machine and for every star with their name etched in marble thousands more are engulfed into the psychological cess –pit of false promises,…

Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (2014)

Much like the Braindead t-shirt sporting character in Tommy Wirkola’s zombie – nazi mashup Dead Snow (2009), a significant aspect of my gushing horror fandom exists in the camp, vitriol spewing ‘splatter’ sub – genre. Dead Snow 2: Red Vs…

The Last Showing (2014)

For many 80s horror icons late career longevity can often lead to a stale purgatory of glorified typecast cameos. Case in point, Adam Green’s Hatchet (2006)- with the sheer appearance of Kane Hodder, Tony Todd and Robert Englund being a…

Preservation (2014)

Following in the footsteps of Eden Lake (2008) and King of the Hill (2007), Preservation is another film that slots into the sub –genre of survivalist horror, which alongside ‘house invasion’ narratives often have the potential to descend…

Zombeavers (2014)

As the bastard child of Sam Raimi and Jim Henson, with more rodent based puns than should be legally allowed in a feature film, Zombeavers in the words of Frightfest organiser Ian Rattary ‘does what it says on the tin’. Your enjoyment of …

The Guest (2014)

The opening film at Frightfest 2014 was the latest fare from Adam Wingard (You’re Next), a director often accused of being over hyped due to his stylish, self – referential style that gleefully subverts horror tropes. His latest film The…