Gratuitous, pointless and actually quite boring Patricio Valladares Hidden in the Woods was one of the worst films of 2012’s FrightFest so it was with more than a little hesitation that I took my seat at FrightFest a few years back to see his latest offering entitled Downhill.
Another release from StudioCanal’s stupendous Hammer Horror series, Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb may not be familiar to many but the name of the author whose story The Jewel of the Seven Stars it is an adaptation of most definitely will be being that it is by the father of Dracula himself Bram Stoker.
Sometimes in life there are certain things that you think you will never see in cinema, like in ”A Serbian film” where they make new born porn, or in the French film ”Inside” where a pregnant women burns a lady’s face off with a lighter and a spray can….classic bants.
Opening with an amazing first person fight scene where the central character Sook-hee (Kim Ok-bin from Chan-wook Park’s terrific Thirst) shoots, knives and punches her way through a whole host of hoods, South Korean director Byung-gil Jung sets the tone and pace of his amazing action flick all before we see the title card.
Striking from start to finish Norbert Keil’s Replace was one of the standout films from FrightFest 2017 blending beautiful haunting imagery with an intriguing plot that twists and turns its way around until all is finally revealed to the audience and the central character of Kira played brilliantly by Rebecca Forsythe.