Kickstarter launched for upcoming documentary about Horror and Mental Health

Jonathan Barkan is currently creating and directing a documentary about the positive effects horror can have on mental health.

The upcoming documentary will explore the genre through the lens of those whose mental health has improved through their viewing of all things horror.

Today the projects Kickstarter has officially launched coinciding with the projects first newsletter.


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Upcoming Mental Health and Horror documentary announces new interviewees

Jonathan Barkan is currently creating and directing a documentary about the positive effects horror can have on mental health.

The upcoming documentary will explore the genre through the lens of those whose mental health has improved through their viewing of all things horror.

A director’s statement for Mental Health and Horror: A Documentary has been released. The video features original music by legendary horror composer Simon Boswell (Hardware, Clive Barker’s Lord of Illusions), who has also been announced as an interviewee.


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Jonathan Barkan directing documentary about Horror and Mental Health

Jonathan Barkan is currently creating and directing a documentary about the positive effects horror can have on mental health.

The upcoming documentary will explore the genre through the lens of those whose mental health has improved through their viewing of all things horror.


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Review: Draw with Me

Review by Benjamin Gummery


DRAW WITH ME is a short documentary film by Constantine Venetopoulos created in partnership with The Trevor Project. The film follows the coming out journey of Brendon Scholl, a youth who identifies as Trans, and how their art became their outlet for self-expression. The film features Jennifer Lopez – Brendon’s aunt – in a special introduction, as well as President Elect Joe Biden.

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Review: Clapboard Jungle (FrightFest 2020)

Clapboard Jungle is a new documentary about the life and struggles of today’s indie film-makers, told by & from the perspective of film-maker Justin McConnell (Lifechanger) as we follow his personal film journey and struggles as well as a series of insighful ‘talking heads’ from a variety industry figures including Guillermo Del Toro, Richard Stanley, Barbara Crampton, Paul Schrader, Tom Savini, George A. Romero, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Michael Biehn, Frank Henenlotter & Lloyd Kaufmann. Continue reading

Sci-fi thriller ‘Peripheral’ gets UK release

From director Paul Hyett and writer Dan Schaffer comes the new psychological thriller/horrorPeripheral‘. The film had it’s UK premiere as part of the FrightFest halloween event in 2018 and stars Hannah Arterton, Elliot James Langridge, Rosie Day & Jenny Seagrove. The film is now set to be released digitally in the UK on August 3, 2020; courtesy of Blue Finch Films.

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Review: Film Hawk (2017)

Film Hawk is a feature documentary about the life and career of indie film consultant and pioneer Robert Hawk; from film-makers Tai Parquet & JJ Garvine.

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Review: BATSH*T BRIDE (2020)

BATSH*T BRIDE is a new comedy from writer/director Jonathan Smith and stars Meghan Falcone, Josh Covitt, Jonny Svarzbein, Alicia Giangrisostomi, Shaina Vorspan, Kayla Conroy and Patrick Collins.

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Review: Char Man

Char Man is a found footage horror movie from writing/directing duo Kurt Ela & Kipp Tribble who also appear as main cast in the film.

Two friends visit fire-ravaged Ojai, California, intent on making a fake documentary about the infamous Ojai Vampire. However, things take a bizarre and frightening turn when they learn about a different local legend: The Char Man.

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Review: A Legacy of Whining

A Legacy of Whining is a new comedy feature from writer/director/star Ross Munro.

The past ain’t all it’s cracked up to be when two former high school friends reunite thirty years later in a painfully comedic and bittersweet rollercoaster of an evening.

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