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The annual Frightfest top 10 - horror for the coming months....

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  • The annual Frightfest top 10 - horror for the coming months....

    A quality selection of films this year at Frightfest - a lot less low budget dross than last couple of years. I didn't see all of the films on the first couple of days but caught up on the last couple - so not a complete survey. Here is my top 10.

    Tales Of Halloween - patchy portmanteau of 10 short 10 min films set at Halloween - all fun, but when they worked there was greatness - look out for the 'little devil' story, the bonkers witch tale and the mad cap killer pumpkin crime spree. Very knowing, genre cameos galore.
    Emelie - A last minute badysitter proves to have ulterior motives in offering her services. Any film with a 12 year old saying fuck, and a pet python eating the pet hamster has to get a thumbs up.
    We are still here - Heavily retro, Fulci inspired spooked house gore fest - with laughs - and intentionally OTT performances - great fun
    The Hallow - Irish "The Trees Have Eyes" - mythical tales of evil in the forest threaten couple and their toddler
    They look Like People - Low budget indie about friendship and paranoia in New York.... is the Invasion of the Bodysnatchers about to get real or is it all in his head?
    Slumlord - Nightmare sleazy landlord goes a bit OTT on the CCTV front and decides to get involved in a messed up relationship, but not in a guidance role.
    Howl - English Werewolf On British Rail.... what is the worst thing that can happen to a small but motley selection of last train home travellers when they break down in a desolate forest?
    Shut In - She's agoraphobic and sweet and helpless.... so surely not too much of a problem for a gang of thieves who break in to her house? Well - she had issues with her father, and there is a basement - so maybe things get interesting....
    Scherzo Diabalo - the perfect kidnapping goes a little too well, but the obsessive piano accompaniment to the kidnapper's plan proves his undoing. Great Spanish fleshy and violent thriller
    Road Games - my favourite movie - a clever French / English twisting adult fairytale where no one is as they seem and a serial killer is on the loose in the idylic French countryside. The language problems facing marooned English hitchhiker adds too the tension. Good soundtrack too.
    "Ridicule is nothing to be scared of"*********

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    Love your "in a nutshell" teasers Pitch. Must check some of them out.
    Everyone tear down your own little wall
    That keeps you from being a part of it all
    Because you've got to be one with the one and all
    You've just got to be close to it all