Canadian Film Collective RKSS’s (François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell), Summer of ’84 proved to be a popular entry on the UK festival circuit throughout 2018. With its comparisons to Stranger Things despite the film rumoured to have been in production first, the adolescent thriller carved itself an instantaneous appeal to genre audiences and […]
From Roller Disco Massacre and the executive producer of Final Destination, comes The Night Sitter, a horror comedy that offers up festive frights and spellbinding scares. Think Dario Argento’s Inferno (1980) meets Hocus Pocus (1993) with a pinch of Better Watch Out (2017) and Netflix favourite, The Babysitter (2017) all boiled into a cauldron, and […]
Contains Some Spoilers Hannah Arterton stars as Bobbi, a controversial new author set to start work on her already onerous second novel. Having broken new ground with her debut and unintentionally courting mass hysteria, the normally stoic young woman gives in, abandoning her typewriter for a highly intelligent, sophisticated piece of editing software.
Blue My Mind opened the third day of the festival. A beautifully mesmerizing yet complex coming-of-age tale from Switzerland. Blue My Mind captured the hearts of the Abertoir audience coming in at fourth place in the audience vote for new feature films.
Jerome Pikwane’s astonishing debut feature, The Tokoloshe (AKA. Repression) opened the second day of the festival. A slow brewing fable mixed with dark realism, The Tokoloshe is one of 2018’s most interesting and culturally bound genre films. Having previously covered the film for the site back in August 2018, my full review can be read, […]
The happy campers arrived as the 13th edition of the Abertoir Horror Festival was finally underway at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre. Running from the 13th to the 18th of November, Abertoir once again pulled out all the stops to recreate the slasher camping movie theme to coincide with a celebration of horror’s most prominent sub-genre. […]