Five FrightFest Facts From Cody Calahan director of Vicious Fun

The Arrow Video FrightFest Glasgow is back to present a six-pack of tasty titles; an extravaganza of the dark arts that will leave you stirred, shaken and shocked. The FrightFest titles will be available to view between 5th and 9th March on the online platform Glasgow Film At Home Want to know more about the movies? Check out our Five FrightFest Facts and find out!

Joel, a caustic film critic for a national horror magazine, accidentally stumbles into a secret underground self-help group for serial killers. Can he match wits with five exterminators and make it through the night alive? Kill or be killed, Joel will have to find his inner assassin and muster hidden strengths to defeat the maniacs in his midst. A self-aware skewering of 1980s fashions and sensibilities that have slashed through the current era of genre filmmaking, the clue is in the title. With its terrific balance of horror and humour, director Cody Calahan’s nostalgia-fest is both vicious and fun.

1. Tell us about your film?
Vicious Fun is a retro horror comedy. It’s ridiculous, gore filled and super fun.

2. How did you get into making horror movies?
I was working as a valet at a high-end Italian restaurant here in Toronto. One night after work I had just pulled this dude’s car around, parked it and was keeping it running. When he came out, we we’re hoping for a good tip but, he didn’t give us anything. My co-worker muttered something under his breath and the guy must have heard it because he got out of the car and walked right up to us. I was terrified. We were about to get chewed out and probably fired. But, instead of screaming at us, he dropped the keys in my hand and said “here, take my car kid.” I was shocked, and broke, so I accepted. He hailed a cab and left. The next morning I sold the car on-lineand used that money to make my first feature film. True story! (Laughs)

3. What film would you love to see screened at FrightFest and why?
“The Burbs.” I’d love to see that film at a festival, especially in a theatre. I feel like that movie is under appreciated.

4. If you could create your own award to give at the FrightFest, what would it be and why?
The “Stand-Up-And-Leave Award” given to the film that had the most people walk out of it.

5. If your life was made into a horror film, what would it be called and who would play the starring role?
“Wish I Had A Clever Title” starring that guy in that film with the brother who dies in the first act.

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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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