The Horror Asylum

Sign Up   Forgot Password? 
11,606 horror articles & features | 6,949 horror movies | 1,530 horror reviews | 1,244 giveaways hosted | 220 delicious interviews Established in 2001  
The Horror Asylum
  Horror News   Reviews   Giveaways   Interviews
Movies | TV | DVDs | Books | Games Movies | DVD | Books | Games Just Added | Ending Soon Just Added | Archives
Home About Enquiries Submissions Advertising Premium Feeds Cookies

LATEST HORROR HEADLINES

Slot Machines Based on Classic Horror Movies 8 Reasons You Should Be Watching 'Lost Girl' Horror Mockumentary 'Winners Tape All' Arrives on Demand and on DVD this March 'Breakdown' Sets Precedence for Future British Indie Crime Films
Tis the Season for Christmas Creepiness! Sean Smith's New Horror Short 'The Gloaming' Now Available The Top 5 Monster Games You Must Play Win a Grinch Costume and Go Green With This Grinch Makeup Tutorial

WIN Frankenstein on DVD
WIN Frankenstein on DVD
Mark of the Witch DVD Giveaway
Mark of the Witch DVD Giveaway
Navy SEALS Vs Zombies DVD Giveaway
Navy SEALS Vs Zombies DVD Giveaway
WIN Full Registration at Stoker Con 2016
WIN Full Registration at Stoker Con 2016


Category: Horror Feature News

GRIMMFEST 2013: A HORRIFIC 1ST DAY!

John Townsend Posted: 4 October, 2013 at 12:29 PM GMT
Author: John Townsend

Subscribe to this feed
   
 
Related Tags: grimmfest to jennifer next exit the borderlands home sweet home house with 1000 eyes crazy for you
Related News | Feature News | Comments | Details/Reviews
Article sponsored by: Horror Stock   Visit here for original content services for your genre site or publication.

Arriving with the subtlety of an axe to the head Grimmfest 2013 has exploded into being with a first day that has set the standard for the remainder of the festival. Day one has not only satisfied an initial thirst for blood and fear, but has stimulated and enhanced the craving for more, as if a dark lord teaching their young apprentice. It would be fair to say that things began a little slowly before developing into an undeniable horrorfest as the day progressed.

Opening at fringe venue The Lass O'Gowrie, 'To Jennifer' was a brave but not wholly successful spin on the found footage genre using only an iphone as its tool but its brashness and ingenuity must be applauded. Short film 'Next Exit' really raised the bar showing that there is always a new story to be told, and surprised despite appearing to initially follow generic tropes. Second feature 'Home Sweet Home' offered a new take on the home invasion story which was as brutally visceral as it was beautifully cinematic and the unpleasantly entertaining snuff film parody 'House With 100 Eyes' showed there is more to come from a genre that has been well served in recent years.

'To Jennifer' Poster

The real highlights though were reserved for the evening at the Dancehouse Theatre. Short film 'Crazy For You' from experienced writer but first time director James Moran was a brilliantly observed romantic comedy that just happened to have a serial killer as its lead. Mixing the macabre with the misunderstood this was a film that promises much from its creator.

Following quickly on the heels of 'Crazy For You' came 'The Borderlands'. This darkly comic, tense and genuinely frightening religious investigation from writer and director Elliot Goldner took its audience on an unrelenting journey through their own supernatural fears and is without doubt one of the most terrifying films of the year.



If the standard of the opening day is anything to go by this year's festival is certain to be the best yet and it is with excited, fearful anticipation we wait to discover what the organisers have in store for audiences over the next 3 days.

For more information and tickets visit www.grimmfest.com

Article sponsored by: Horror Stock   Visit here for original content services for your genre site or publication.




Related News
Slot Machines Based on Classic Horror Movies
Slot Machines Based on Classic Horror Movies
Horror Mockumentary 'Winners Tape All' Arrives on Demand and on DVD this March
Horror Mockumentary 'Winners Tape All' Arrives on Demand and on DVD this March
8 Reasons You Should Be Watching 'Lost Girl'
8 Reasons You Should Be Watching 'Lost Girl'
'Breakdown' Sets Precedence for Future British Indie Crime Films
'Breakdown' Sets Precedence for Future British Indie Crime Films
Tis the Season for Christmas Creepiness!
Tis the Season for Christmas Creepiness!

Source: http://www.grimmfest.com
John Townsend Posted: 4 October, 2013 at 12:29 PM GMT
Author: John Townsend

Subscribe to this feed



Blood and Guts: Comments

Username:
Password:

Not Registered?
Sign up for FREE >>




 
There are currently no comments.
Why not have your say!?



LATEST REVIEWS

The Babadook Movie Review

The Babadook

Creepshow 2 Movie Review

Creepshow 2

Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, A Movie Review

Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, A

Creep Movie Review

Creep

V/H/S Viral Movie Review

V/H/S Viral

Oculus Movie Review

Oculus

The Lazarus Effect Movie Review

The Lazarus Effect

From the Dark Movie Review

From the Dark

Hades (Short) Movie Review

Hades (Short)

Fear The Walking Dead (TV) Movie Review

Fear The Walking Dead (TV)

The Town That Dreaded Sundown Movie Review

The Town That Dreaded Sundown

Zombeavers Movie Review

Zombeavers

Sinister 2 Movie Review

Sinister 2

Infernal Movie Review

Infernal

Scream (TV) Movie Review

Scream (TV)

LATEST GIVEAWAYS

WIN Frankenstein on DVD Mark of the Witch DVD Giveaway
Navy SEALS Vs Zombies DVD Giveaway WIN Full Registration at Stoker Con 2016

AN INTERVIEW WITH

An Interview with Derek Vasconi
Derek Vasconi









Vampires.com Werewolves.com