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Hinckley’s Drop: An Interview with Neil Vidler
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Hinckley’s Drop: An Interview with Neil Vidler

Over the years Bram Stoker International Film Festival has fostered an extremely tight knit community of artists, writer / filmmakers and genre fans who gather every year to showcase an international tapestry of cinema and music. While in the past this incestuous context has helped produce films such as B […]

The Legend of the Chained Oak: An Interview with Dan Weatherer
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The Legend of the Chained Oak: An Interview with Dan Weatherer

If shacking up in Whitby for the Bram Stoker International Film Festival 2014 taught me anything, it is that Whitby is more than another post – industrial coastal town. From its ancient buildings, labyrinthine alleyways and panoramic landscapes, it is a city that exudes mystique and history in a way […]

Judas Ghost: An Interview with Simon Pearce and Wolfram Parge
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Judas Ghost: An Interview with Simon Pearce and Wolfram Parge

On the occasions when you’re not slowly transforming into a jittery caffeine hermit, film festivals can deliver the delicious experience of watching films ‘blind’ and devoid of marketing discourses. At Bram Stoker International Film Festival 2014, a specific film managed to snatch my preconceived prejudices and cast them into the […]

The Redwood Massacre: An Interview with David and Lorraine Keith
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The Redwood Massacre: An Interview with David and Lorraine Keith

If director Adam Green proved anything with Hatchet (2006), it was that audience fatigue with the hyper -realities modern horror could be subverted with nostalgic practical effects, classic horror tropes and backwoods pleasures. While slashers, forestry and promiscuous teens in horror are as American as apple pie, Bram Stoker International Film Festival’s […]

Treehouse: An Interview With Steve Weston
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Treehouse: An Interview With Steve Weston

When it comes to American horror it’s easy to become fatigued with the rinse repeat formula of house invasion, paranormal intrigue and visceral slashers. However alongside meta –horror comedies, some films occasionally manage to slip through the net as fresh approaches to tested formulas. In the case of Treehouse, the […]

Insectula: An Interview with Micheal Peterson and Danielle Cezanne
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Insectula: An Interview with Micheal Peterson and Danielle Cezanne

Is it a bird, is it a plane? No. It’s another pseudo B –movie parody flaunting giant animals… While classic B – movies were the bread and butter of my adolescence, production companies such as The Asylum have contributed to a dire culture of cult consumption sustained by trashy cover […]

LFF: Interview with Orion Lee
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LFF: Interview with Orion Lee

Asian actor Orion Lee took a gamble when he left the world of finance to become an actor.  Now, a graduate for LAMDA, he counts a supporting role in Bond film Skyfall in his filmography, as well as roles in two films at this year’s London Film Festival: X + Y and closing […]

LFF 2014 Short Film Roundup No.3
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LFF 2014 Short Film Roundup No.3

Our third roundup of short films at this year’s BFI London Film Festival is a bit of a mixed bag. We have 5 films that veer in subject between sweet family animation and extreme experimental art, which is great, though they veer also in quality between highly polished and pretty […]

LFF 2014 Short Films Roundup No.2
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LFF 2014 Short Films Roundup No.2

For our second round-up of short films at this year’s BFI London Film Festival we have two from England, one from Finland and one from Germany; an action-comedy, a documentary, a family drama and an experimental film-essay about…I’m not really sure. The two British films were produced and part-funded by […]

LFF 2014 Short Films Roundup No.1
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LFF 2014 Short Films Roundup No.1

As usual this year, the London Film Festival has provided an immense programme of big films, big name directors and the usual cavalcade of stars attending its premiers and gala screenings. However, while all of this is going on, there is an oft overlooked element to the festival, and that […]