Shauna Macdonald on The Descent (2005)

Shauna Macdonald talks about her role as Sarah in Neil Marshall's The Descent. Her character is one of six strong women on a caving expedition, trapped by flesh-eating subterranean humanoids.

Leigh Whannell on Insidious 3

Our Emilia McKay chatted with then debuting director Leigh Whannell, about his work on the prequel INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3. Whannell previously collaborated on story and scripting duties for the first two films in the franchise, as well as the first three films in the Saw franchise.

Director XAVIER GENS on his COLD SKIN

Ahead of the UK premiere of COLD SKIN at Horror Channel FrightFest Glasgow 2018, director Xavier Gens reflects on the film’s emotional journey to screen, bachelor parties and what scares him the most… Q: You...

Director ISSA LOPEZ on TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID

Director Issa Lopez, ahead of the UK premiere of TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID at Horror Channel FrightFest Glasgow 2018, tells us about her journey from Mexico’s SESAME STREET to creating an internationally admired feature film and why the horror genre has always been her passion.

Dominic Brunt Chats About Bait

Director Dominic Brunt chatted to Mark Bartlett ahead of the 2015 FrightFest premiere of his awesome second feature BAIT. Two good friends played by Victoria Smurfit and Joanne Mitchell fall afoul of a relentlessly cruel and brutal loan shark (Jonathan Slinger).

Adam Marcus on SECRET SANTA

Ahead of the UK premiere of SECRET SANTA at Horror Channel FrightFest Glasgow 2018, director Adam Marcus tells us about his obsession with Christmas Eve, being inspired by Orson Welles and why family is the real ‘monster’. Showing at the Glasgow Film Theatre on Sat 3 March.

Interview with FrightFest Founder Alan Jones

Ahead of Frightfest Glasgow, we re-visit Mark Bartlett’s 2015 interview with FrightFest Festival founder Alan Jones, who had then just launched its popular FrightFest Presents distribution label to VOD, with an initial six titles (AAAAH!, NIGHT...

GHOST STORIES Interview

Ahead of the special screening of GHOST STORIES at the Horror Channel Frightfest Glasgow 2018 event, writer / director team Andy Nyman & Jeremy Dyson discuss their special relationship, the film’s journey from stage to screen and no, they don’t believe in ghosts.

WINCHESTER Interviews

WINCHESTER: THE HOUSE THAT GHOSTS BUILT is the latest horror movie from the Sperig Brothers, identical twins Peter & Michael, the directing/screenwriting team who previously brought us chills with Undead, Daybreakers and Saw-franchise reboot, Jigsaw. Inspired by...

George Romero on the Making of DIARY OF THE DEAD

The horror world lost one of its masters in 2017. On what would have been George Romero's 78th birthday, Horror Island revisits his 2007 interview in which he talks us through the filmmaking process and challenges for DIARY OF THE DEAD.