LoveHorror at FrightFest 2010 – Day 3 / Part 1

Saturday was here and with it the weekend crowds that had been working hard all week making money and waiting for some time off to spend in the best way any time can be spent, watching horror movies.

Saturday’s scare-fest started with Paul Andrew Williams tense and disturbing Cherry Tree Lane. Famous for being Mary Poppin’s address there is nothing remotely warm and fuzzy about this thriller which serves as a cautionary tale for our times.

With a full review coming soon to LoveHorror you will have to wait for our verdict on this home grown horror from the director and writer of The Cottage and London to Brighton.
Next up was Desperate Housewives hunk Jesse Metcalf in The Tortured where he stars as one half of an upper middle class couple alongside Swimfan stalker star Erika Christensen whose lives are destroyed when their only child is kidnapped and killed by a sexual deviant.

Driven by revenge when they are let down by the courts who fail to punish the kidnapper they create their own plan to reign justice and retribution for the wrongs that where done. Staring Bill Mosely from The Devil’s Rejects this horror thriller packed full of shocks and surprises shows how far a couple will go when driven to the edge.

Another Brit horror 13Hrs popped up next with a cast cropped from English film and TV including ex-Hollyoaks star Gemma Atkinson and Harry Potter’s own Tom Felton. Centring around Sarah Tyler (Isabella Calthorpe) and her return to the run down country home she left behind long ago she comes back to reconnect with her family and friends.

However they all find themselves trapped from the world around them by a horrendous storm. But this is no ordinary storm for in it is something hungry for human flesh, something that holds a secret which Sarah will soon discover if she survives the next 13 hours that is.

After a Q and A on stage with director Jonathan Glendening and cast members Gemma Atkinson, Isabella Calthorpe and Anthony De Liseo it was onto a remake a large amount of the crowd had been waiting for, I Spit On Your Grave.

One of the most famous video nasty’s to ever appear this exploitation tale of rape and revenge caused controversy when it came out in 1979. Steven R. Monroe’s commercial 2010 remake tells the same story as the original following writer Jennifer Hills (Sarah Butler) who takes time out to start her new book by retreating to a small cabin in the woods.

Her presence attracts the unwanted attention of some rednecks who decide to teach the city girl a lesson by breaking into her cabin to scare her. However the episode escalates into an abusive assault lasting the whole night and Jennifer barely survives her body beaten and brutalised.

Recovering and out for revenge Jennifer decides to turn the tables on her tormentors and inflict upon them a series of horrifying tortures far worse than they could ever imagine.

Read LoveHorror at FrightFest 2010 – Day 3/Part 2 Here

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Alex Humphrey

Alex studied film at the University of Kent and went on to work for Universal Pictures in their Post Room gaining an inside look at the movie industry from the very bottom. Constantly writing reviews in everything from local magazines to Hip Hop sites Alex honed his critical skills even spending a brief period as a restaurant critic. Read more

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