Five FrightFest Facts From The Stylist co-writer Eric Havens

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 The Stylist co-writer Eric Havens.

1. Tell us about your film?
The Stylist is a film about the brokenness of the human experience in modern civilization. Anxiety, depression, and loneliness have spread exponentially with the expansion of technology and the relative facelessness of modern civilization. Claire is a killer, but she is also all of us. She is desperately trying to find the confidence and connection that we all struggle with.

2. How did you get into making horror movies?
My mother took me to see Halloween 2 when I was four years old. So this is all her fault.

3. What film would you love to see screened at FrightFest and why?
‘The Stylist’. Because I’m selfish. I also dream of the day when the pandemic is a memory and we can all watch movies together.

4. If you could create your own award to give at the FrightFest, what would it be and why?
‘The Survival Award’- and every filmmaker would get one. The process of creativity and then the associated logistics can tear you down. To have a completed piece of art deserves an award.

5. If your life was made into a horror film, what would it be called and who would play the starring role?
It would be titled ‘Existential Dread’ Starring myself… everyday.

THE STYLIST plays Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:45 AM GMTFriday, October 23, 2020 1:30 PM BST. Find our more and book your tickets 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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