The opening scene of Axelle Carolyn’s SOULMATE, one of many scenes cut by The British Board of Film Classification, is now available for viewing. A wise choice by the censors to protect the viewing public from “disturbing imagery” or arbitrary censorship of yet another horror film? You decide.
As many of you now know, this year’s Festival of Fear will be located in the North Building of The Metro Convention Centre. That means all horror guests, events and vendors will be together under one roof. So to get things rolling, get a look at the horror marketplace waiting for you when the doors open on Thursday.
Germany’s reputation for extreme horror, brought about by gritty underground films Violent Shit and Nekromantik, can be hard to live up to. Thankfully, our no-budget buddies across the Atlantic are up to the challenge, and with entries like Voyage to Agatis and Necronos: Tower of Doom, they prove there’s still plenty of extremity left in das Vaterland.
As anyone who has ever attended a Festival of Fear knows, there is always something on offer that just simply kicks ass. From Clive Barker painting a brand-new work live in the flesh, to Udo Keir hosting a costume contest, the thrills consistently exceed expectations from year-to-year. And 2014 is no exception. Among the multitude of splendiferous offerings this year, Rue Morgue will be serving up something entirely novel, yet wholly ancient. For this time around, Festival goers will be treated to a live staged-reading of a no holds barred horror play.