The wonderful thing about FrightFest is sitting in a darkened cinema with no idea about what you are about to watch and discovering something menacing and marvellous. This was the case with Freaks a Sci-Horror that brings a truly original spin on super powers.
Produced by New World Pictures, the independent studio established by Roger Corman, Canuxploitation cult Sci-horror Def-Con 4 attempted to ride the wave created by post-apocalyptic obsessed audiences desperate for more Mad Max style entertainment to stave off their very real Cold War fears.
Do you remember 1999? Frankly it was a mixed year. On the one hand there was Napster, The Matrix, The Blair Witch Project and Baby One More Time. On the other there was the Kosovan war, Dr. Jack Kevorkian and mass panic about Y2K and the millennium bug. As far as the last two go […]
Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Pulse was a brilliant horror that delved into the isolation the internet creates in society playing out a supernatural doomsday scenario that scared the audience while remaining depressing relevant. In Before we Vanish Kurosawa takes a standard alien invasion narrative and injects it with innovation and emotion crafting a tale as much about […]