Directed by: Lamberto Bava
Written by: Lamberto Bava & Dardano Sacchetti
Starring: Valeria D’Obici, Leonardo Treviglio, Paolo Malco, Lara Wendel, Lea Martino, Eliana Miglio
So, another Frightfest is over, all too soon. This was my first Glasgow event, and although it did seem very truncated compared to the London event (2 days instead of 5), I had a great time. there were plenty of friendly people, freebie (mostly leftovers from the London event last year, though I managed to get free DVDs of [cbc:+usa:+ca]Death Note[/cbc][cbc:-usa:-ca][/cbc]Death Note[/cbc] and [cbc:+usa:+ca]Fragile[/cbc][cbc:-usa:-ca]Fragile[/cbc]), and some decent movies. I even had time to check out The Wolfman, which I’ll review after the jump along with all the Frightfest movies.
There were also some nice guest Q&As and special previews. Sadly, previously announced guests Christa Campbell, Vincenzo Natali and Adam Green couldn’t make it (the latter ironically prevented from promoting Frozen by snow & ice). However, some other guests made it. As well as the directors of Amer & 2001 Maniacs, there were a few previews from Frightfest regulars. Chris Smith showed a scene from his upcoming Black Death, which looked OK but not particularly spectacular. Neil Marshall showed the opening of his Roman actioner [cbc:+usa:+ca]Centurion[/cbc][cbc:-usa:-ca]Centurion[/cbc], while Jake West premiered the deleted footage from [cbc:+usa:+ca]Doghouse[/cbc][cbc:-usa:-ca]Doghouse[/cbc]. Both of these were pretty good, hope that there’s a director’s cut of Doghouse in the near future and Marshall may have a hit on his hands…
The atmosphere, as ever, was incredible and mostly enjoyable. There was a strange moment during Stag Night, where fight broke out (apparently due to an armrest dispute!), but other than that it was no different to the London event apart from the size of the cinema itself.