FrightFest 2013: No One Lives Review

No One Lives tells one of those stories where the filmmaker does all they can to pull the rug out from under the audience; just when you think you understand what is going on, a twist in the story ensures you find yourself back in a land of confusion.

Become a MANIAC with Franck Khalfoun and win a poster!

Out this week is Franck Khalfoun's remake of William Lustig's 1980 horror film, Maniac. Following mentally disturbed loner Frank (Elijah Wood) who has quite severe mummy issues, he captures unsuspecting women in LA before finding rather interesting ways of murdering them and scalping them completely. He then uses the scalps of his victims to 'bring to life' the mannequins that he surrounds himself with, but he always sees his mum and all her faults.

Sleep Tight Review

Sleep Tight was one of the best pictures to have come out of FrightFest 2012 - this Spanish thriller had it all, a brilliant storyline, acted out subtly but thrillingly by its cast, with very believable dialogue, wonderfully claustrophobic sets and great uses of colour and sound.

Chained Review

Jennifer Lynch's latest film, Chained, took to centre stage in Empire 1 during FrightFest 2012 but many were unsure what the film was actually about before sitting down to watch the Surveillance director's newest outing.