FrightFest Previews – Interview with ‘Let Her Out’ Director Cody Calahan

Let-Her-Out-movie-1.jpgThe opening night midnight slot at FrightFest has proven to be a mixed bag over the years, but never seems to fail to draw a reaction. With a tendency towards high-energy crowd pleasers like You’re Next and Zombeavers, we venture into darker territory this year with Let Her Out, the new film from Antisocial director Cody Calahan. He took the time to tell us about the film, what it was like making Antisocial 2, and his route into filmmaking…

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‘Lights Out’ Review

Adapting short films to feature length can be risky business. What can work effectively in ten minutes is never guaranteed to work over eighty, and sometimes a core idea that was succinctly powerful as a short can feel stretched too thin in feature form. There’s an element of that at play here, as David F. Sandberg’s acclaimed 2013 short Lights Out gets the feature treatment, with Sandberg himself at the helm.

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FrightFest Previews – Interview with ‘Egomaniac’ Writer/Director Kate Shenton

If you attended FrightFest last year, and were in the audience for the World Premiere of Liam Regan’s Banjo, you might remember festival co-organiser Ian Rattray saying some impassioned words about how he feels FrightFest should always try to support emerging British talent, as well as independent cinema as a whole. One year on, and they’re as good as their word: following her documentary On Tender Hooks and its success at the festival in 2013, Kate Shenton returns to “the Woodstock of gore” with her new film Egomaniac. Ahead of the film’s World Premiere on August 28th, she took the time to chat to us…

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FrightFest Preview – BROKEN’s Craig Conway

It’s just a matter of weeks until horror comes home: from August 25th-29th, London’s Vue Shepherd’s Bush will be taken over by what Guillermo del Toro once described as “the Woodstock of gore”. Horror Channel FrightFest is back, and with 66 film premieres from all around the world, as well as a full programme of shorts, panel events and more, it’s looking like a great year for the festival and its organisers Ian Rattray, Paul McEvoy, Alan Jones and Greg Day.

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