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Interview with A Cure For Wellness Director Gore Verbinski
By Jemal Polson
Posted in: Interviews, Friday 24th Feb 2017

Gore Verbinski - A Cure for Wellness

The visionary director behind the English-language remake of The Ring as well as the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films is back this week - with the sinister and compelling A Cure for Wellness.

The film, which is a healthy mix of psychological thriller and body horror stars Dane DeHaan (Chronicle, The Place Beyond the Pines and Life After Beth) and Mia Goth (Nymphomaniac) and opens in cinemas across the UK today. We sat down with Verbinski to discuss the making of Cure, in addition to his thoughts on horror remakes, and the long-awaited BioShock film.

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Interview with A Cure for Wellness star Dane DeHaan
By Jemal Polson
Posted in: Interviews, Friday 24th Feb 2017

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You've probably come across Dane DeHaan a lot more than you've realised.

The star can be previously seen in the found-footage superhero flick Chronicle, the zombie love story Life After Beth and opposite Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

This month, he toplines the thriller-come-body-horror A Cure for Wellness, which opens in cinemas nationwide today.

DeHaan plays Mr Lockhart - an American executive tasked with retrieving the CEO of his company from a seemingly idyllic wellness centre on the other side of the world. But upon visiting, it doesn't take long for Lockhart to discover the spa isn't as perfect as it seems.

We discussed the new film, the horror genre's presenc... »

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Interview with Steven Kastrissios Director of Bloodlands
By James Whittington
Posted in: Interviews, Wednesday 22nd Feb 2017
Bloodlands-Steven KastrissiosAhead of the World Premiere of his latest film Bloodlands at Horror Channel FrightFest Glasgow, Steven Kastrissios discusses the challenges of making the world's first Albanian/Australian horror film.

HC: So what have you been doing in the eight years since making your amazing debut with The Horseman, a FrightFest favourite?

SK: Writing. I was just 24 when I shot The Horseman and it was only my second feature script, so I wanted to expand my horizons and I wrote many scripts in completely different genres and styles. I developed other little projects and came close to doing other features with other people's scripts but for various reasons they fell through, usually over the script.... »

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Interview with Colin Minihan director of It Stains The Sands Red
By James Whittington
Posted in: Interviews, Monday 13th Feb 2017
It Stains The Sand RedAhead of the UK premiere of his latest film It Stains The Sands Red at Horror Channel FrightFest Glasgow, Colin Minihan chats about the creation of his 'zombie love story', the challenges of shooting in Death Valley and his new movie Still/Born.

HC: Are The Vicious Brothers still an entity? You've only co-directed Grave Encounters under that moniker - Extraterrestrial and It Stains The Sands Red carry your separate credits. That's the way you want it from now on?

CM: Our roles were just less defined when we made Grave Encounters because we were both very young. If we make a film together and feel like it's a Vicious Brothers film, then I think we'd use it again... But then again there are fa... »

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Interview with Simon Rumley Director of Fashionista
By James Whittington
Posted in: Frightfest, Interviews, Monday 6th Feb 2017
Simon Rumley FashionistaAhead of the UK premiere of his latest film Fashionista at Horror Channel FrightFest Glasgow, Simon Rumley reveals why he's a fan of drugs in film and his planned foray into London gangster land...

HC: Fashionista finds you back in Austin after Red White & Blue. What excites you about Austin so much? Could Fashionista have been set anywhere else?

SR: I had such a great experience on Red White & Blue for so many different reasons that it was only natural that, at some point, I'd return to Austin. With Tim League (exec producer), Paul Knauss (co-producer) and Karen Hallford (casting director) I've got a great bunch of friends who also happen to be great collaborators and they form th... »

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Interview with F. Javier Gutierrez director of Rings
By James Whittington
Posted in: Interviews, Friday 3rd Feb 2017

Rings15 years after the first English language instalment, The Ring is ready to hit cinemas once again. The long-awaited sequel, titled Rings, sees a digital copy of the eerie tape circulate around a university campus, with Gabriel (Big Bang Theory's Johnny Galecki), Holt (Alex Roe) and Julia (Matilda Lutz) trying to find the answers to the videos - and Samara's origin.

Stepping into the director's chair this time is F. Javier Gutierrez, mostly known as the Spanish filmmaker behind the apocalyptic Sci-Fi flick, Before the Fall. We caught up with the director just in time for the release of Rings, which opens across the UK this weekend.

HC: Tell us a bit about the story of Rings and where the film picks up after the events of the last two... »

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Interview with Chris Smith, director of Triangle, Black Death and Detour.
By James Whittington
Posted in: Frightfest, Interviews, Monday 30th Jan 2017
Chris SmithAhead of the UK premiere of his latest film Detour at Horror Channel FrightFest Glasgow, Chris Smith tells us the importance of FrightFest, his love of 'film Noir' and his hatred of reality TV...

HC: FrightFest has premiered all your genre movies Creep, Severance, Triangle, Black Death, except Get Santa obviously. Is this positioning an important part of the roll-out process for you?

CS: Firstly let me apologise for being away for so long and thank you for having me back. I wrote 'Get Santa' because I'd just had a son and was feeling like I wanted to do something that he could watch in the next 15 years. I expected the film to take a year to come together but it ended up taking four years. My son w... »

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Actress, writer and producer Joanne Mitchell answers 10 scary questions!
By James Whittington
Posted in: Frightfest, Interviews, Monday 16th Jan 2017
Joanne Mitchell Image 5 SmallAdult Babies gets an exclusive reveal at FrightFest Glasgow 2017. The film's creator, actress/producer Joanne Mitchell, star of Before Dawn and Bait answers 10 scary questions.

HC: When did your fascination for horror films begin?

JM: I've been interested in horror since being a young kid. I liked to be frightened, whether it be reading a scary book, or watching one of the Hammer House of Horrors. But it wasn't until my 30's that I really became fascinated with the whole genre after making Before Dawn and watching back to back movies at FrightFest!! The fans are so loyal and open minded and really know their stuff.

HC: What was the first horror film you saw... »

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Horror Icon Barbara Crampton chats about her role in We Are Still Here.
By James Whittington
Posted in: Interviews, Monday 9th Jan 2017
Barbara CramptonAhead of Horror Channel's UK premiere broadcast of We Are Still Here on Saturday January 14th, legendry actress Barbara Crampton talks exclusively on the revival of her career, her approach to challenging roles and why she loves the genre, but not the over-used label 'Scream Queen'!

HC: Suddenly you are back in the genre spotlight after many people thinking you had retired. What happened between your 80s heyday in movies like Re-Animator and From Beyond and the more recent You're Next?

BC: I had retired. But it wasn't really intentional. I was in my late 30's and hadn't been offered anything significant in quite a while. Roles in my age bracket for women were slim. Around the same time I met my husband B... »

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Interview With Writer Of Cockneys Vs Zombies James Moran
By James Whittington
Posted in: Interviews, Saturday 29th Oct 2016
James Moran on set of Cockneys Vs Zombies-2Horror Channel is a big fan of James Moran. This multi-talented chap has been behind a number of stand out titles of recent years not just on the big screen but on TV too. Next week his superb shocker Cockneys Vs Zombies comes to Horror so we decided to chat too him about this and his other projects.

HC: What movie did you see growing that inspired you to become a writer?

JM: It all started with Doctor Who, which I've been watching since before I can remember - I used to sit and watch the entire end credits to see what all the names and jobs were, and made up my own stories to fit into the show. Later, I watched a lot of "making of" shows, that ... »

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Interview With Adam Rifkin Director Of Director's Cut
By James Whittington
Posted in: Frightfest, Interviews, Monday 29th Aug 2016

Adam-RIfkin-Photo-Credit-Jim-Newberry-300x208One of the best from this year's FrightFest is Adam Rifkin's meta-movie chiller Director's Cut. This smart, funny, dark and very satisfying movie was written and stars Penn Jillette proving that this guy knows what horror movie lovers enjoy and in the hands of Adam Rifkin it pure gold. Here Adam chats about this superb movie. (Adam RIfkin - Photo Credit Jim Newberry)

HC: How did the project for Director's Cut come together?

AR: Penn Jillette had actually started writing the script about 10 years ago but it wasn't until he saw a film I made called Look that he decided to put Director's Cut on the front burner. Look is a d... »

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Interview With Jaron Henrie-McCrea Writer And Director Of Curtain
By James Whittington
Posted in: Interviews, Monday 29th Aug 2016

Jaron-Henrie-McCreaHorror Channel's FrightFest Season continues tonight with the UK TV premiere of Curtain. This original and surreal piece of cinema is very unpredictable but huge fun. Here director Jaron Henrie-McCrea chats about this movie.

HC: Curtain isn't a straight forward movie in fact it's very original, where did the idea come from?

JM: In the shower. Most if my ideas come when I'm in the shower. Not sure why. I was trying to think of a really great idea for a movie but had nothing. So I aimlessly stared at the shower curtain and thought, "what if that shower curtain suddenly disappeared?"

HC: It could have easily just been a comedy considering the set up but it does have dark, Twilight Zoney touches to it, did it change mu... »

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