Last month, the brilliant 13th year of Film4's FrightFest took place at the Empire Cinema, London. Huge numbers of fans flocked from all over the world to London to feast their eyes upon World Premieres, UK Premieres and some classics and here at Front Row Reviews, we did our share of coverage from the festival, with some more trickling online in the coming weeks - there was a lot! Anyway, recently I had the chance to interview the stunning, Claudia Gerini, the star of Italian Giallo homage, Tulpa, which garnered a slightly different opinion from the audience than was expected.
Tulpa was one of the more interesting premieres to take place at FrightFest this year, and this is possibly one of the reasons it has taken so long to get around to this review. It was an interesting film for many reasons, but primarily because (and I really hope for the sake of the film), it is still a work in progress. Before the film started, we were told that the film had only been completed literally days before the screening and that we were the first audience in the world to have seen it - of course that made us feel special and unique but I wonder whether they told us that to cover their backs and to try to conceal the weaknesses of Tulpa.