Oh my god!
5 days of sitting on your bum in a cinema in front of a giant fucking screen watching non stop horror!!!
Bring it on!!!
The first day saw the usual technical hiccups, and new levels of controversy we haven’t seen since the 80’s. at the last minute, 2 films have been attacked and trimmed down by the BBFC. The much feared and whispered about A Serbian Film, has lost 4 minutes, forcing the Frightfest organisers to pull the film and scurry about for a replacement. Similarly the remake of the 70’s rape revenge classic, I Spit on Your Grave has lost 45 seconds. Word is that that doesn’t take away from the overall impact, so for better or worse, we’ll still be seeing that.
Expect me to complain later.
Day one brought us the darling of Frightfest, Adam Greens’s première of Hatchett II, an homage to 80’s slasher flicks is basically a forgettable string of set pieces lumped together. Fun while it lasts, but thank you sir, may I have another.
Followed by a fun little Aussie romp, Primal, an interesting take on zombie/infection lost in the wilderness tale. Witty, entertaining, fast paced.
Brit vampire flick, Dead Cert started to late my lil ol’ me, but words is, it’s pants. Poor Danny Dyer.
Night one is behind us and Frightfest started off on a light hearted foot. Lets see where we end up, huh?