Five FrightFest Facts From Sacrifice co-director Andy Collier

Everyone can agree that 2020 has been a challenging year. Apart from all living in a real pandemic horror movie there have been lockdowns, lay offs, panic buying and more and we don’t seem to be done with it yet. However FrightFest have done their best to make 2020 better by bringing us TWO Frightfests packed full of fantastic fear filled films.

Arrow Video FrightFest will go virtual for the second time in 2020, having taken the decision to cancel its planned physical event at the Cineworld, Leicester Square, due to continuing COVID restrictions. The forty-five feature film line-up will merge the in-cinema selection with brand new titles to provide an online festival experience from Oct 21-Oct 25.

Below we feature one of those amazing movies with our regular exclusive interview feature Five FrightFest Facts From and these five are from Sacrifice co-director Andy Collier

1: Tell us about the film?
It’s a psychological horror about alienation and belonging, set in a very Lovecraftian modern day version of the Norwegian Fjords. Lots of very nerdy Easter Eggs included by me after reading The Call of Cthulhu way too many times.

2: How did you get into making horror films?
Hmm horror films are the best films, so the genre was always a foregone conclusion. How did I get into making movies… I always loved film and wasn’t particularly good at any other things I tried, so kind of fell into first directing and then producing movies from a photography background.

3: What film would you like to see screened at Fright Fest and why?
Pontypool. It’s such an underappreciated gem. Amazing writing and Stephen McHattie is mesmerising.

4: If you could create your own award at Fright Fest what would it be and why?
Hmmm I think genre cinema is at its best when it does something surprising and pushes boundaries. Especially if getting the film made is a sisyphusian task. Is sisyphusian a word? Anyway, The Tigers Award named in honour of Issa Lopez’s amazing movie from a few years ago.

5: If your life was made into a horror film, what would it be called and who would play the starring role?
Wrong Turn 17, I ended up back in Sheffield, I would be cannibal #6 probably played by Marty Feldman’s ghost

SACRIFICE plays Thursday, October 22, 2020 6:00 PM BST. Find our more and book your tickets HERE

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