Five FrightFest Facts From Bernhard Pucher director of Ravers

1. Tell us about your film?
Ravers is a fun horror film about Becky, a germaphobic journalist who goes to an illegal rave, which turns into a living nightmare for her after a contaminated energy drink turns all the ravers into mutants. As a former DJ, I relished the opportunity to combine techno and drum n’ bass with suspense and horror. It put a permanent smile on my face.

2. How did you get into making horror movies?
I’ve always loved horror movies. The first horror film I watched was Alien. But I really got into the genre when I watched Scream as a teenager. Ravers came about because my writer, Luke Foster, is the biggest horror fan I know. After discussing various film concepts, I fell in love with the ‘illegal rave gone mad’ idea he had in his back pocket for ages. And we went from there.

3. What film would you love to see screened at FrightFest and why?
Oh man, that’s a hard question. Firstly, I would love to have seen Pan’s Labyrinth at FrightFest back in 2006! And I’m really looking forward to seeing Summer of ’84.

However, and I know Fright Fest isn’t a web series festival, but I would love to see the web series“Netfl!x and Kill” there. As an interlude between movies or something. It’s really funny.

4. If you could create your own award to give at the FrightFest, what would it be and why?
Jury Prize for best audience reaction – Because if a film can really get a great reaction out of it’s audience, then it should be rewarded for it. And FrightFest audiences give some great reactions!

5. If your life was made into a horror film, what would it be called and who would play the starring role?
It’d be called Metal Maniac and would be about an ageing 80s metal head who goes crazy, picks his favourite records and goes on a killing spree inspired by those records. It’d be Seven meets Halloween, and the lead would be played by Dave Grohl. Man, maybe I should make that! Haha!

Ravers plays on SATURDAY 25 AUGUST 2018 find out more HERE


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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