Day: 29 August 2021

  • FrightFest 2021: Knocking review

    ★★★★☆ A middle-aged woman, released from a psychiatric facility, moves into a block of flats. Settling in and finding her feet again, one night she begins to hear a thumping sound. Nobody else hears it. Is she going mad or is she on to something? The fictional feature debut of Swedish documentary filmmaker Frida Kempff, Knocking is…

    FrightFest 2021: Knocking review
  • FrightFest 2021: No Man of God review

    ★★★★☆ Amber Sealey’s chamber piece dramatises a series of 1980s prison interviews undertaken by pioneer FBI profiler, Bill Hagmaier, with Ted Bundy. The resulting film shines a light, as best it can, into the darkest place known to humankind: the mind of a serial killer. When we meet Ted Bundy in No Man of God, the affability, cocky bravado,…

    FrightFest 2021: No Man of God review
  • FrightFest 2021: Post Mortem review

    ★★★★☆ Hungary, in the aftermath of the First World War. Travelling photographer Tomas (Victor Klem), is drawn into a frightening supernatural mystery, occurring in a remote peasant village. Armed with his trusty camera and primitive recording equipment, the former soldier goes hunting for ghosts. After the first globalised conflict killed millions, there came in its…

    FrightFest 2021: Post Mortem review
  • FrightFest 2021: Offseason review

    ★★★★☆ Mickey Keating’s Offseason is an atmospheric, supremely confident horror show. The director conjures an oppressive air of creeping fear and dreamlike dread, that’s as much an ode to Southern Gothic melodrama as it is the traditions of folk horror. There’s the sense watching Keating’s sixth feature that he is on the road to greatness and…

    FrightFest 2021: Offseason review

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