Last night was a time for mixing humour and horror as two very different but equally entertaining movies hit the big screen.
Paco Plaza's [REC]3 Genesis proved that by using comedy and moving away from the POV style of horror the series is known for you can revitalise a franchise. Because unfolds in parallel to events of the previous two episodes, it gives itself room to mature and grow in its own environment. The upshot being it's a fun, well constructed zombie flick with a belter of an ending.
And then Ross Noble, along with director Conor McMahan came on stage to tell us about their movie Stitches. To say Noble had the crowd eating out of his was an understatement. He was hilarious and his obvious enthusiasm for his movie seeped through.
Stitches is a good old hack n' slash shocker in the revenge vein of Friday The 13th except with a strong line of humour running through it. A clown, killed accidentally by a group of children rises from the grave to seek revenge. With some outrageous moments of splatter and cool one-liners this could be the sleeper hit of the festival.
For an interview with Pac Plaza click here