FrightFest: Blood Moon
While undeniably quite remarkable in overall aesthetic, Blood Moon seems to build to a climax which never fully materialises.
FrightFest: Doc of the Dead
A light-hearted introduction and jumping-off point for anyone new to zombies, with enough know-how to cope when the dead rise.
FrightFest: The Sleeping Room
A half-baked, ambitious ending, but the film is effectively creepy and satisfyingly lensed, its shocks permeated with a melancholy calm.
FrightFest: All Cheerleaders Die
Not a bad parody of 90s high-school horror, but its deliberate clichés fall short.
It is not just in its writing and direction that Housebound excels; the production design is a feast for the eyes.
With its icky transformation scenes, lashings of blood and gore, and bizarre sense of humour, this has cult stamped all over it.
FrightFest: The Last Showing
With frustratingly little to sink one's teeth into, the film is just as forgettable as the formulaic films it seeks to mock.
FrightFest: Late Phases
The inevitable showdown is a hoot, but overall, a throwaway experience that should have spent more time in development.
FrightFest: Big Bad Wolves
Deftly balancing genres, it's a remarkable script that never misses a beat, truly belying the writers' inexperience.
FrightFest: In Fear
A smart screenplay delivers an effective psychological thriller that wastes no time in initiating a tension that remains taut.
Anthony DiBlasi maintains a firm hand on the reins and ensures Missionary slow-burns its way to a satisfying and moving finale.
FrightFest: No One Lives
Ryûhei Kitamura's second US venture is a riot; revelling in its throwaway nonsense, it's fun from the get-go and knows it.
FrightFest: The Paranormal Diaries – Clophill
One hell of a dull time, with nothing other than repetitive speculation to lull one to sleep.
FrightFest: Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman
Crams in every bit of exploitation style it can into the first 10 minutes alone.
FrightFest: Rewind This!
Nothing but fun is to be had here, the film a catalogue of gore and nudity posing as a behind-the-scenes survey of SFX techniques.
Showcases a great deal of devil in its detail, with a tight-knit, metaphysical framework that may require multiple viewings.
FrightFest: 100 Bloody Acres
The upbeat tone is maintained so thoroughly that, even when the blood rises in gouts, it doesn't dampen the lightheartedness.
Improves on the formula established by the original film; by slim-lining the segments, and by featuring fewer, the impact is undeniable.
An entertaining if not very original demonic possession slash zombie gorefest that, at the very least, showcases energy and zest.
FrightFest: Hansel and Gretel – The 420 Witch
Incredibly fun with some fantastic gore, but falls just short of its own expectations.
Compare Antisocial to projects with similar production constraints, and there is no parallel in terms of cinematic experience.
FrightFest: The Dyatlov Pass Incident
The final act crosses the line between fantastical to slightly amusing ridiculousness.
Naturally there is variance in quality, but overall an exhilarating experience that brings pleasure back to found footage.
A bizarrely playful addition to the [REC] series that opts for comedy over horror, despite plenty of blood on offer.
Refreshing for its solid reason for found footage, with some effective moments, but let down by uncontrolled camera.