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).

Insidious Chapter 3 (2015) | Review

Our favourite franchise is back, and this time, it comes in the form of a prequel. INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 is written by, directed by, and starring Leigh Whannell, which begs the question: what can’t this man do?

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...

Cape Fear (1991) | Review

Martin Scorsese’s version of CAPE FEAR (the original film was directed by J. Lee Thompson and released in 1962), In an era when Hollywood seems to churn out pointless and anonymous remakes ad nauseum,  is an example of a remake done right.

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.

Zombieland (2009) | Review

Avoiding the metaphoric set-up akin to that of a limping zombie, let’s bite straight at the hyperbolic jugular of this review. ZOMBIELAND is an unashamedly OTT slick slice of geektastic entertainment that easily ranks amongst the most enjoyable you’ll spend in a darkened room this year.

The Last House on the Left (2009) | Review

In 1972, The Last House on the Left was the film that launched Wes Craven's career, so it only seems right that, if it is going to be remade, he oversee it himself as co-producer, along with Sean Cunningham (Friday the 13th), who produced the earlier version.

Insidious (2010) | Review

In-sid-i-ous - 1. Proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects. 2. Treacherous; crafty. You might want to add a third definition to that which states that 'Insidious' is also a movie that will shred your nerves to the very core with its things that go bump in the night.

Wisconsin Death Trip (1999) | Review

Wisconsin Death Trip, James Marsh’s haunting, shocking and strangely beautiful docu-drama, takes as its inspiration the cult 1973 book of the same name by Michael Lesy. Ah Wisconsin, The Dairy State. Clean fresh air and...

Wolf Creek (2005) | Review

WOLF CREEK, writer-director Greg McLean’s feature film debut (his background is in theatre and art) is a terrifying, stalking example of cruel and gritty horror. Influenced by Dogme 95, stylishly shot on HD and beginning...

The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) | Review

The Town That Dreaded Sundown is an interesting product, being produced by Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions. A redo of1976’s film of the same name, itself based on a real-life series of murders that took place on the Texas-Arkansas border shortly after World War II.

The Hallow (2015) dir. Corin Hardy | Review

Corin Hardy grew up gorging on horror classics such as The Thing, Alien & The Evil Dead. Their monstrous gooey trails are clearly seen and keenly felt throughout his confident, stylish directorial debut.