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Frightfest 2014

The Samurai (2014)

As one of the more recent horrors to come out of Germany, The Samurai was one of Frightfest's standout films for many reasons, whether it be its metaphorical exploration of sexual lycanthropy, its surreal dance with structure of the…

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…

Late Phases (2014)

Actor Nick Damici has been a familiar face in horror recently, with impressive turns in post-apocalyptic Stakeland (2010) as paternal vampire hunter ‘Mister’, or as the writer of domestic cannibal drama We Are What We Are (2013) and neo –…

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 Mirror: An Interview with Ed Boase

From the Narcissus myth to the frights of Oculus (2013), mirrors and ‘reflections’ have often been used in stories to reflect psychological states, serving as occult portals to alternative realities. Another filmmaker to take advantage of…

Frightfest Glasgow (2014)

While going to film festivals is always a mixed bag in terms of experience, there is one festival that always feel like home to me, which has grown in recent years to be one of the biggest horror festivals in the UK, and potentially in…