For horror fans looking for something a little different, Piercing could be your new cult hit, as long as you're somewhat prepared to see some nasty imagery. Its absurd nature will certainly divide many, but by that logic, it's easy to recommend.
During the annual short film showcase at Mayhem Film Festival this year, the wide display of upcoming talent struck me. One of the most memorable and entertaining was Kevin Sluder's Heartless: a modern-day retelling of Edgar Allen Poe's classic story The Tell-Tale Heart. Here at Review Avenue, we were lucky enough to interview said director.
Prospect is an intelligent slow burn story of survival and redemption. It mixes familiar aspects of Westerns and Science Fiction to create a world where you can imagine hundreds of stories taking place. Its mythology is enticing, but thankfully the film itself is compact and entertaining.
Sunday marked the final day of this year’s Mayhem Film Festival in Nottingham. On offer were five frightful films, of which I saw three: the UK premiere of Japanese superhero flick Inuyashiki, folktale horror anthology The Field Guide to Evil, and delicate chiller The Witch in the Window. Unfortunately, Cross Country rail services dictated that I had […]
Hot off the presses! Extra! Extra! Read all about it! I’m in Nottingham right now attending Mayhem Film Festival, a cinematic celebration of horror, sci-fi and all things cult and bizarre. Each October creeps and ghouls take over the Broadway Cinema in the City Centre for a full-on, balls to the wall celebration of genre […]