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Taxi rides and crumbling hotels - Day 5 of Arrow Video FrightFest Online Edition: Part 2
By James Whittington, Sunday 5th September 2021
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As we enter the final evening of Arrow Films FrightFest Online Edition 2021 there's still plenty to look forward to starting with a belter from directors Brad Baruh and Meghan Leon, Night Drive. Ride-share app driver Russell picks up his Hollywood fare Charlotte... and his whole life turns upside down. Slipping him a wad of cash, she hires him for the rest of the evening. Their first stop at her ex's place sees Charlotte running out the door clutching a tiny suitcase being chased. They make their escape, but accidentally run over a pedestrian, setting in motion a chain of gruesome events that will go to places Russell could never have imagined in his wildest dreams. What starts off as a simple thriller descend into a horror movie with morals, sort of. Well worth paying the fair for this one.

If you've an urge to watch something surreal, bizarre and dripping, literally then check out Hotel Poseidon. Dave walks the halls of the dilapidated Hotel Poseidon, which he inherited from his deceased father. His existence is clearly a hopeless one. Long days turn seamlessly into endless nights through which Dave drags himself lethargically. Then a young woman knocks at the hotel's doors looking for a room and his best friend wants to throw an outrageous party in the backroom. Set around a recurring nightmare, director Stef Lernus presents a living dreamscape of bizarre people and even more bizarre consequences. Not your normal Sunday evening movie.

Forgievness is a haunting, raw and brutal movie from Mexico the delivers a cinematic cascade of violence and retribution. Three women mysteriously wake up in a strange hospital and discover that one of them is deaf, one is mute and the other one is blind. Each one of them will have to figure out why they are there and how to get out of the complex network where abuse, discrimination and torture are just a few of the tools of a sinister organisation.

The event ends with a fun twist in the vampire genre, Red Snow. Struggling horror novelist Olivia's dream of meeting a real-life vampire comes true when sexy Luke shows up at her isolated snowbound cabin in Lake Tahoe in urgent need of assistance. But on Christmas Eve, her romantic dreams become an undead nightmare as Luke's vampire family come knocking in a bloodsucking spook-a-blast that puts a stake through the heart of comedy horror. Smart and stylish with a wonderful sense of knowing, this gives blood-suckers the movie they deserve.


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