Tag Archive | Australian horror film

Stranger With My Face Horror Film Festival: Interview With Briony Kidd

In August this year I was lucky enough to travel to Hobart for the third annual Stranger With My Face Horror Film Festival on behalf of RealTime magazine. An intimate festival with a growing international profile, Stranger With My Face was started in 2012 by Hobart-based filmmakers Rebecca Thomson and Briony Kidd as a showcase […]

Patrick

[This review was originally written for Filmink magazine] The biggest challenge faced by anyone who makes a film about a comatose erotomaniac with psychokinetic powers, is that of maintaining a sense of urgency and dynamism when the chief antagonist remains in a persistent vegetative state. It’s a challenge Richard Franklin didn’t quite meet in his […]

Australian Horror in RealTime

I’ve been immersed in Australian horror for a little while now, working on a two-part article on the subject for Australian-based arts publication RealTime.  It’s never a bad idea to have an awareness of what’s going down in your own backyard!  Excitingly (for me at least) Part One is now in print and online, and […]

The Tunnel

It’s always nice to see a horror movie that’s set on your own doorstep, especially since Sydney rarely seems to be the preferred location of Australian horror filmmakers.   Happily, Enzo Tedeschi and Julian Harvey, writer/producers of The Tunnel, decided to set their film in the mysterious labyrinth of disused railway tunnels extending beneath Sydney— “a whole […]