Cameron Cairnes

Festival Season (vol. 1)

With the great British summer drawing to a close, the nation kicks into film festival mode with a veritable feast of filmic delights popping up all over the British isles. The jewel in that particular crown is, of course, the London Film Festival, but with their announcement still a couple of weeks away, it’s worth noting some of the Australian films screening at smaller festivals in the coming weeks.

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Vox Pop: 100 Bloody Acres at FrightFest

Morgan's Organics - 100 Bloody Acres

So, I’m not long back from the UK premiere of the Cairnes Brothers’ splatter comedy 100 Bloody Acres, which had an enthusiastic reception from the ever-excellent crowds at Film4 FrightFest, Britain’s biggest (and best) celebration of all things horror and genre.

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Aussie FrightFest on the big and small screen

Australian films at Film4 FrightFest 2013

Britain’s biggest and best festival of horror, cult and genre cinema, Film4 FrightFest returns later this month to Empire Cinemas (Leicester Square, London) for five days and nights of blood and thunder. Australian cinema’s contribution to the latest FrightFest instalment may not be numerically significant, but its outback blend of ‘something old, something new, something bloody, and something blue’ still packs a mean punch!

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