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FrightFest Review Round-Up

Here are my notes on several years of FrightFest films. It’s updated as new reviews go live. 

2022

Barbaque (Some Like It Rare)

Barbarian (2022)

Bitch Ass (2022)

Bite (2022)

The Breach (2022)

Burial (2022)

Candy Land (2022)

Cerebrum

Control (2022)

Coupez! (Final Cut)

A Cloud So High

The Cellar

The Creeping (2022)

Croc! (2022)

Cult of VHS

Daughter (2022)

Deadstream

Deep Fear

The Devil’s Hour

Do Not Disturb (2022)

Eating Miss Campbell

Everybody Dies By The End

The Eyes Below

Fall (2022)

Family Dinner

Follow Her

Freaks Out

The Ghosts Of Monday

The Ghost Writer (2022)

The Group (2022)

The Harbinger

H4z4rd

Holy S**T!

Homebound

Hounded

Huesera

Hypochondriac

Incroyable Mais Vrai (Incredible But True)

The Lair (2022)

The Last Client

The Ledge

The Leech (2022)

Let The Wrong One In

Living With Chucky

Lola (2022)

Mandrake

Mastemah

Mean-Spirited

Midnight Peepshow

Monstrous

Next Exit

New Religion

Night of the Bastard

Night’s End

 

Night Sky (2022)

Occhiali Neri (Dark Glasses)

The Once And Future Smash + End Zone 2

The Ones You Didn’t Burn

Orchestrator Of Storms

Piggy (2022)

Powertool Cheerleaders vs the Boyband of the Screeching Dead

The Price We Pay

Pussycake

Raven’s Hollow

Scare Package II: Rad Chad’s Revenge

She Came From The Woods

Sissy

Something In The Dirt

Sorry About The Demon

Splinter

Stalker

The Summoned

Super Z

Swallowed

Terrifier 2

They Wait In The Dark

Tiny Cinema

Torn Hearts

The Visitor From The Future

Walking Against The Rain

Who Invited Them?

Wolfkin

Wolf Manor

A Wounded Fawn

Wyrmwood Apocalypse

You Are Not My Mother

Y todos Ardéran (Everyone Will Burn)

2021

American Badger

Amulet

Antidote

Are We Monsters

Bad Candy

Barbarians (2021)

Bloodthirsty

Boy #5

Brain Freeze

The Brilliant Terror

Bring Out the Fear

Broadcast Signal Intrusion

El cadáver insepulto (The Unburied)

Le Calendrier (The Advent Calendar)

Captive (2020)

The Changed

Claw

Come in cielo, Così in Terra (As In Heaven, So On Earth)

Coming Home in the Dark

Crabs!

Dawn Breaks Behind the Eyes

Dementer

Demonic

Droste no hate de bokura (Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes)

Evie

El Exorcismo de Carmen Farias (The Exorcism of Carmen Farias)

La Femme aux Chaussures Leopard (The Woman With Leopard Shoes)

Followers

Forgiveness

The Found Footage Phenomenon

Gaia

Greywood’s Plot

Hors du Monde (Out of This World)

Hotel Poseidon

Isolation

John and the Hole

Killer Concept

The Kindred

King Knight

Knackningar (Knocking)

Laguna Ave

Lair

The Last Rite

Last Survivors

The Last Thing Mary Saw

The Maid

Miracle Valley

Motherly

Mystery Spot

Night Drive

Nocturna: Lado A – La noche del Hombre Grande (Nocturna: Side A – The Great Old Man’s Night)

No Man Of God

Offseason

The Old Ways

The Parker Sessions

Pennywise The Story of It

The Possessed (2021)

Post Mortem (2020)

Pretty Boy

Prisoners of the Ghostland

Red Snow

The Retaliators

Run Hide Fight

The Sadness

The Seed (2021)

She Watches From The Woods

The Show

Slapface

La Sombra del Gato (Shadow of the Cat)

Sound of Violence

Touch

Ultrasound

De Uskyldige (The Innocents) (2021)

Venecia Frenia

Vicious Fun

When the Screaming Starts

Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror

Zhanym, ty ne poverish (Sweetie, You Won’t Believe It)

Virginie Selavy, Anton Bitel and I discuss this year’s FrightFest for Resonance FM.

2020

2020 The year FrightFest went virtual.

Alien on Stage

Aquaslash

Av The Hunt

Baby Sitter Must Die

The Banishing

Benny Loves You

Blind

Blinders

Blood Harvest (The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw)

The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (2020)

Breeder

Broil

Bumperkleef (Tailgate)

Butchers

Caveat

Carroña (Scavenger)

Clapboard Jungle

Concrete Plans

Cyst

Dangerous to Know

Dark Place

Dark Stories

Dead (2020)

Don’t Click

Don’t Look Back (2020)

Dune Drifter

Embrión (Embryo) (2020)

Enhanced

For the Sake of Vicious

La Funeraria (The Funeral Home)

A Ghost Waits

Hail to the Deadites

Hall

Heckle

Held

Honeydew

The Honeymoon Phase

The Horror Crowd

Hosts

I Am Lisa

De Kuthoer (The Columnist)

Let’s Scare Julie

Los Que Vuelven (The Returned)

Lucky

The Nights Before Christmas

The Owners

The Pale Door

Playhouse 

The Reckoning

Redwood Massacre: Annihilation

Relic (2020)

Sacrifice (2020)

Shashin no Onna (Woman of the Photographs)

The Sinners

Sin Origen (Origin Unknown)

Skull (Skull: The Mask)

Sky Sharks

Skylin3s

Slaxx

Spare Parts

Storonniy (Stranger)

The Stylist

The Swerve

There’s No Such Thing as Vampires

They’re Outside

Triggered

12 Hour Shift

Two Heads Creek 

The World We Knew

2019

Abgeschnitten (Cut-Off)

Are We Dead Yet

The Banana Splits

The Barge People

The Black String

Bliss

Blood & Flesh The Reel Life and Ghastly Death of Al Adamson

Bloodline

Bullets of Justice

Candy Corn

Come to Daddy

Crawl

Crímenes Impossibles (Impossible Crimes)

Criminal Audition

Critters Attack!

Dachra

Daniel Isn’t Real

Dark Encounter

Dark Light

The Dark Red

Dark Sense

Darlin’

Deadcon

Death of a Vlogger

The Deeper You Dig

Depraved

Driven

The Drone

Eat Brains Love

Exterminadores do Além Contra Loira do Banheiro (Ghost Killers Vs. Bloody Mary)

Extracurricular

Feedback

Fingers

For We Are Many

Freaks

The Furies

Girl on the Third Floor

A Good Woman Is Hard to Find

Halloween Party

Happy Face

Harpoon

Haunt

Here Comes Hell

Hoshikuzu kyôdai no densetsu (The Legend of the Stardust Brothers)

I’ll Take Your Dead

I Trapped the Devil

Kindred Spirits

Knives and Skin

Madness in the Method

The Magnificent Obsession of Michael Reeves

Mary

Master of Dark Shadows

Mutant Blast

Nekrotronic

Papa, sdokhni (Why Don’t You Just Die!)

The Perished

Piedra, papel y tijera (Rock, Paper and Scissors)

Porno

Rabid (2019)

Ready or Not

Red Letter Day

Sadistic Intentions

Satanic Panic

Scare Package

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life

The Sonata

Soy Toxico (I Am Toxic)

Spiral

Stairs

Stalked

Swallow

Tales From the Lodge

To Your Last Death

Trick

True Fiction

Uncanny Annie

Volition

We Summon the Darkness

The Wind

Witches in the Woods

The Wretched

And here’s the Sight & Sound FrightFest podcast, in which I talk terror with Virginie Selavy and Anton Bitel.

2018  

Anna and the Apocalypse

Aterrados (Terrified)

Await Further Instructions

Bad Samaritan

Black Site

Boar

Bodied

Book of Monsters

Braid

Chuck Steel Night of the Trampires

The Cleaning Lady

Climax

CTRL

¡Culto al Terror! (Cult of Terror)

The Dark

Dead Night

Dementia Part II

The Devil’s Doorway

La femme la plus assassinée du monde (The Most Assassinated Woman in the World)

The Field Guide to Evil

Frankenstein’s Creature

Fright Fest

FrightFest Beneath the Dark Heart of Cinema

FUBAR

The Golem

Gôsuto masuku: kizu (Ghost Mask-Scar-)

Ghost Stories

Hammer Horror The Warner Bros Years

Hell is Where the Home Is

Heretiks

He’s Out There

Incident in a Ghostland

Kamera o tomeru na! (One Cut of the Dead)

The Laplace’s Demon

Lasso

Life After Flash

Lifechanger

Luciferina

The Man Who Killed Hitler and then the Bigfoot

Matar a Dios (Killing God)

Mega Time Squad

Mirada de cristal (Crystal Eyes)

The Night Sitter

La Nuit a Devore la Monde (The Night Eats the World)

Open 24 Hours

Our House

Perfect Skin

Peripheral

Piercing

Pimped

Possum

Puppet Master The Littlest Reich

The Ranger

Ravers

Rock Steady Row

St Agatha

Secret Santa

Seeds

Summer of 84

Los Tigres no Tienen Miedo (Tigers Are Not Afraid)

The Tokoloshe

Upgrade 

Videomannen (Videoman)

What Keeps You Alive

White Chamber

The Witch in the Window

Wolfman’s Got Nards

A Young Man With High Potential

And here’s the Sight & Sound podcast, with Virginie Selavy, Anton Bitel and me.

2017 

Here’s the FrightFest 2017 sizzle reel 

Accountable

Ak-Nyeo (The Villainess)

El Ataúd de Cristal (The Glass Coffin)

Attack of the Adult Babies

Bad Match

El Bar (The Bar)

Better Watch Out

Boots on the Ground

Canaries

Crow’s Blood

Cult of Chucky

Dead Shack

Death Note

Devil’s Gate

Dhogs

Diane

Double Date

Eat Locals

Exhume

Fanged Up

Fashionista

Freddy/Eddy

Freehold

Game of Death

Die Holle (Cold Hell)

Imitation Girl

Incontrol

Inside

In un Giorno la Fine (The End?)

It Stains the Sands Red

Jackals

Killing Ground

King Cohen

Leatherface

Lowlife

Mal Nosso (Our Evil)

Mansfield 66/67

Mayhem

Meatball Machine Kodoko

Mindhack

Mountain Fever

Nightworld

Psychopaths

Radius

Redwood

Replace

Ruin Me

Sequence Break

Seuls (Alone)

68 Kill

Still/Born

The Terror of Hallows Eve

3rd Night

To Hell and Back The Kane Hodder Story

Top Knot Detective

Tragedy Girls

Veronica

Victor Crowley

Voice From the Stone

Where the Skin Lies

Here’s the Sight & Sound podcast where I discuss FrightFest with Virginie Selavy and Anton Bitel.

2016

Abattoir

Another Evil

Através da Sombra (Through the Shadow)

Ataud Blanco El Juego Diabolico (White Coffin)

Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies

Au dela les Murs (Beyond the Walls)

Bad Blood

Beyond the Gates

Blood Feast

Blood Hunters

Broken

Busan Haeeng (Train to Busan)

Cell

The Chamber

The Creature Below

Crow

Cruel Summer

The Devil’s Candy

Director’s Cut

Downhill

Egomaniac

Enclosure

The Evil In Us

Found Footage 3D

Francesca

From a House on Willow Street

The Girl With All the Gifts

Hallows Eve

Here Alone

Hostage to the Devil

House of Salem

Ibiza Undead

Johnny Frank Garrett’s Last Word

Karaoke Crazies

The Killing of America

Knucklebones

Let Her Out

Let’s Be Evil

Lo Chiamavano Jeeg Robot (They Call Me Jeeg Robot)

Lost Solace

The Love Witch

Man Underground

Marshrut Postroen (Paranormal Drive)

The Master Cleanse

Mercy

Monolith

My Father Die

The Neighbor

Night of Something Strange

Offensive

Los Parecidos (The Similars)

Pet

Population Zero

La Rage du Démon (Fury of the Demon)

Realive

Red Christmas

The Rezort

Sadako vs Kayako

Shelley

SiREN

Tenemos la Carne (We Are the Flesh)

31

Under the Shadow

The Unkindness of Ravens

The Unravelling

La Valija di Benavidez (Benavidez’s Suitcase)

The Windmill Massacre

And here’s the Sight & Sound FrightFest podcast with me, Anton Bitel and Virginie Selavy.

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