WraithApe

Exterminate all rational thought.
That is the conclusion I have come to.

Favorite films

  • Naked Lunch
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Blade Runner

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  • Terror

    ★★★

  • All My Friends Hate Me

    ★★★

  • The Spirit of the Beehive

    ★½

  • High Tension

    ★★

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  • Terror

    Terror

    ★★★

    Yesterday's screening in honour of director Norman J. Warren, who died last year, was introduced by actress Tricia Walsh and writer David McGillivray, among others. It felt a bit like crashing a wake as I think a lot of the audience were far more familiar with Warren than myself; I got the impression a lot of people there knew him personally. My only previous encounter with his body of work was Prey, which, to be frank, I thought was awful.…

  • All My Friends Hate Me

    All My Friends Hate Me

    ★★★

    Andrew Gaynord's directorial feature debut, working with a screenplay by writers Tom Palmer and Tom Stourton (the latter of whom also stars, as the ill-fated Pete), takes as its template the classic Britcom and attempts to put a dark spin on it. I think it's at least partially successful in exploring millennial tensions seeded along class lines, anxiety over self-image manifested as deep-seated insecurity, but lacks the dramatic heft and depth of characterization to have the impact of say, Festen.…

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  • Possum

    Possum

    ★★★

    Darkly oblique, low key character study of a damaged mind. Philip is a puppeteer by profession, who is forced to return to his childhood home following his disgrace at his last paying gig. He terrified the kids with his puppet, a macabre arachnid creation with a blank head resembling his own. This is Possum, an alter ego which has haunted him since entering his life in childhood, preventing him from becoming a functioning adult.

    Scored by a brooding collection of…

  • The Sadness

    The Sadness

    ★★★★½

    Bloody, brutal, tasteless... fucking loved it obviously. THAT's what I call a pandemic film. THAT'S the way you close out a festival. Shades of Cat III gnarliness in all the glorious practical effects, lunatic grins and dismembered body parts. For anyone who thought Busan was good but too sentimental, this is your jam. First time director Rob Jabbaz, you hit it out the park my man. A proper horror film for proper horror fans.

    And that brings FrightFest 2021 to…