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Q&A with Sevé Schelenz, director of Skew and Peelers

Low-budget horror Skew, an ambitious first feature with some genuinely creepy moments, has become a bit of an underground hit. We’ve caught up with director Sevé, whose latest film Peelers has finished off doing the rounds of festivals everywhere. (...)

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Short of the Week - GIRL.LONDON.NIGHT - Filmic Pro Winner

This week’s short comes to us courtesy of film collective Reframed, whose eerily beautiful GIRL.LONDON.NIGHT, written by and starring Reframed member Claire Gordon-Webster, has just won the Best Female Filmmaker award at the Filmic Pro Tangerine (...)

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Q&A with James Webber, Dir. Soror at the British Urban Film Fest

Soror is the latest short film from Driftwood writer/director James Webber and producer Roxanne Holman. The film stars Rosie Day, Sian Breckin, James Alexandrou, and Kate Dickie. "Soror explores the lives and relationships of two half-sisters; (...)

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It Follows

Critics’ Week’s best film (in this writer’s opinion) has finally landed in the UK. I was surprised -and delighted- to find out a horror film was among the competition’s selection, despite its championing of genre cinema. And I have to admit, (...)

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Saw 3D

Saw 7 ended the franchise with a torture –heavy yet slightly anticlimactic bang. The 6 “episodes”, although inconsistent, were rich in suspenseful twists and turns, which allowed the most squeamish of us to periodically shield our eyes and ears, (...)

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Mum and Dad

Mum and Dad - directed by Steven Sheil Mum, Dad and their offspring, Birdie & Elbie, work at the airport and live off whatever the place throws out; food, cargoes, electronics and transient workers. Enter Lena, a young Polish graduate who (...)

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Ringu and the cinema of attraction

Ringu was released in Japan in 1999 and was an instant hit. It became the highest grossing horror film in Japan at 15.9 billion yen ($137.7 million). Its reception in the UK was much more muted when it was released in a handful of art house (...)

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The Human Centipede

A doctor connects three people arse to mouth. A doctor connects three people arse to mouth. If I read that somewhere I think my initial reaction would be to laugh. I watched the film and didn’t laugh. One thing’s for sure, it’s not for the (...)

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