Interview with film-maker Patrick Rea – FrightFest 2016

Interview by Jay Kay (Host of Horror Happens radio show).


With the latest incarnation of HORROR CHANNEL’S FRIGHTFEST ready to consume and infect on London August 25th through 29th , the DISCOVERY STAGE will showcase a variety of genre features that continue to rule the film festival circuit! A part of that group of selected films and filmmakers is Kansas City madman Patrick Rea! Known for his short film work around the world including PILLOW FIGHT, A HOWL OF A GOOD TIME, COUNTER PARTS as well as the 2013 thriller NAILBITER; Rea will be presenting his latest feature called ENCLOSURE. This tense and supernatural tale of isolation focuses on a married couple and the choices that they must make as their camping trip falls under siege by a variation of what could be called monsters. We grabbed Rea in between film projects to talk about ENCLOSURE, micro filmmaking, connecting casting and of course playing at FRIGHTFEST!patrick

“I think the ‘container’ horror film really gets my creative juices flowing, because we have to really work hard to keep things interesting for the audience. It’s not easy making a film like this, despite not having many locations. It actually becomes way more challenging to find ways to keep the audience engaged while being in primarily one place.”

 

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Review: Used Body Parts (Short – 2016)

Review by Jay Kay (Host of Horror Happens radio show).


UBP1Take part HOSTEL… blend with influences of genre films like PIECES, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, MANIAC and serve on a platform of no escape in the indie gem REST STOP. With this combined madness, you have the tense, stunning and visual impactful short film USED BODY PARTS by Venita Ozols-Graham. Currently screening at film festivals across the country and around the world as well as included in the ETHERIA FILM NIGHT: ROAD SHOW lineup at DAYS OF THE DEAD conventions, Venita brings her passion project to life and is joined by her actress and daughter Brigitte Graham, actress Jordan Elizabeth, actor Michael Villar and legendary horror and television figure Tim DeZarn (Alien Nation and Cabin in the Woods). Continue reading

Big Finish – Doctor Who: 4th Doctor Adventures – The Pursuit of History / Casualties of Time

Review by Doctor Squee (Head Reviewer & host of Gallifrey Stands podcast)


I have been looking forward to this 2-part adventure! Not only is it always a pleasure to have Tom Baker stepping back into his role as the 4th Doctor, but to have the return of David Warner as Cuthbert and Toby Hadoke as Mr Dorrick is something not to be missed. These characters were originally introduced at the end of 4th Doctor series 2 (The Dalek Contract and The Final Phase) alongside Tom and Mary Tamm’s Romana 1. So it is a little bittersweet when you hear on the extra’s Nicholas Briggs talking about how bringing in Lalla Ward for this series meant that they could continue some of the storylines left open from Tamm’s adventures. As always though the trick of making you feel like it’s the same person no matter which Romana you are dealing with is achieved; something we maybe take for granted sometimes.

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Big Finish Review: Torchwood – Broken/Made You Look

Review by Doctor Squee (Head Reviewer & Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Time for a round-up of the latest Big Finish Torchwood releases and my first review since Indie Mac User became an official reviewer for Big Finish (fanfare and bunting released!).

First up we have the long awaited Broken. Exploring the gap between Ianto saying goodbye to his Cyber girlfriend and really stepping into the thick of the action as a full member of the Torchwood team. In a recent panel hosted by yours truly, I got to ask Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto himself) about this adventure…

‘That’s a question quite a lot of fans ask, what happens between Yanto hiding a cyberwoman in the basement and suddenly being promoted to a fully-fledged member of the team. That sort of arc wasn’t really investigated in the show but this is an audio piece that really delves into that and answers a lot of question the fans might have had.’

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David Suchet cast in Doctor Who Series 10!

Famous actor David Suchet (best know for playing Agatha Chritie’s Poirot on TV) has a guest spot in Doctor Who Series 10, Episode 4; the BBC has confirmed today.


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Review: Blessid (2015)

Blessid is a new psychological thriller from director Rob Fitz and writer Rob Heske.

The film stars Rachel Kerbs, Rick Montgomery Jr & Gene Silvers.  


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Kenny Baker, actor behind R2-D2, dies

The British actor who played R2-D2 in the Star Wars films has died at the age of 83 after a long illness.

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Cloud City Casanova For Upcoming Star Wars Anthology Film

Cloud City casanova Lando Calrissian himself will be making an appearance in the upcoming Han Solo spin-off movie, the second planned Star Wars anthology film.

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Doctor Who Series 10 (Episode 4) – On Set Photos

The TARDIS has materialised in Newport !!!!!!!

The tenth series of the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who began filming in June 2016.

Today (11th August) Peter Capaldi and upcoming companion Pearl Mackie were filming scenes for episode 4 at Fields House – Newport.


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Gotham Season 3 Synopsis Released!

Fox has released fresh photos of it’s Gotham Cast ahead of Season 3 which premieres Sept. 19.

These photos include the first image of Maggie Geha as Poison Ivy who is replacing Clare Foley, who played the child Ivy Pepper in the first two seasons of Gotham.

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