20 Questions With…James Moran and Cat Davies

Cat Davies has proven herself to have a pretty steady hand when it comes to fusing comedy and horror. Her last two shorts, Keen-Wah and Connie both debuted to deserved acclaim on the festival circuit, and we were impressed enough with Connie to be genuinely interested in what was to come next. As it turns out, she’s teamed up with James Moran (writer of Tower Block, Severance, Doctor Who and Torchwood) for new short Blood Shed. You can find out more about the film’s Kickstarter campaign here, but in the meantime, they stopped by to get the 20 Questions treatment…

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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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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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