Arrow Video FrightFest 2021 Wrap-Up

The pandemic of 2020 has provided access to numerous film festivals we would not have had the chance to discover otherwise—case in point, Arrow Video’s FrightFest from London. Filled with a variety of intriguing genre highs and lows, FrightFest emerges as one of the signature horror festivals. After the jump, check out my full coverage … Continue reading Arrow Video FrightFest 2021 Wrap-Up

FrightFest 2021: Slapface

★★★ Slapface, a feature-length adaptation of writer/director Jeremiah Kipp’s same-titled short film, provides ample metaphorical subtext about grieving, loss, and bullying. It is part horror monster movie, part grief drama; think Amblin charm meets the monster emotionality of 2016’s A Monster Calls. August Maturo, who I had previously seen as the lead in this year’s … Continue reading FrightFest 2021: Slapface

FrightFest 2021: The Advent Calendar

★★★★ As the holiday season begins its approach, an early contender for this year’s best holiday horror film makes waves. I have always wanted one of those cute holiday advent calendars, but new horror The Advent Calendar has put me off of them, permanently. Despite having very few elements of typical Christmas horror features, Patrick … Continue reading FrightFest 2021: The Advent Calendar

Interview: Actresses Isabelle Fuhrman & Stefanie Scott

Allison and I got together this week for a trip to the winter of 1843, as we dissect the new Fantasia International Film Festival horror thriller, The Last Thing Mary Saw! Our special guests, genre vets Isabelle Fuhrman and Stefanie Scott, join us to talk about filming behind blindfolds, staying in character, LGBT representation, and … Continue reading Interview: Actresses Isabelle Fuhrman & Stefanie Scott