Saturday, 1 September 2012

Fright Fest Top 5's

Here are my top 5's of Fright Fest

Best Film
1. Sinister
2. V/H/S
3. Sleep Tight
4. American Mary
5. The Seasoning House

Just outside are Chained, Maniac & Cockneys vs Zombies

Best Director
1. Scott Derrickson (Sinister)
2. Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio)
3. Jen & Sylvia Soska (American Mary)
4. Frank Khalfoun (Maniac)
5. Jaume Balaguero (Sleep Tight)

Jennifer Chambers Lynch and Paul Hyett should also be recognised here.  It was tough to leave either out as their films were both brilliant.

Best Actor
1. Vincent D'Onofrio (Chained)
2. Elijah Wood (Maniac)
3. Luis Tosar (Sleep Tight)
4. Kevin Howarth (The Seasoning House)
5. Toby Jones (Berberian Sound Studio)

Notable mentions to Alan Ford (Cockneys vs Zombies) and Jack O'Connell (Tower Block) for doing what they do best.

Best Actress
1. Rosie Day (The Seasoning House)
2. Katherine Isabelle (American Mary)
3. Natasha Calis (The Possession)
4. Marta Etura (Sleep Tight)
5. Sheridan Smith (Tower Block)

Whilst the female performances above were all excellent, there just weren't enough really strong female lead roles at the festival this year.  

Scariest Film
1. Sinister
2. V/H/S
3. Sleep Tight
4. Maniac
5. Chained

The festival was very diverse this year with a mix of scares, gore, laughs, psychological chills and, well, shite. 

Goriest Film
1. Maniac
2. Stitches
3. Hidden In The Woods
4. The Thompsons
5. American Mary

Strong stomachs required for the above.

Worst Film
1. Hidden In The Woods
2. Outpost 2
3. The Possession
4. Under The Bed
5. Tulpa

It's hard to describe how much I disliked Hidden In The Woods.  

Best Short Film
1. Him Indoors
2. Smush
3. Un Jour Sang
4. The Halloween Kid
5. Gargols!

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