GRIMMFEST 2018: Anna and the Apocalypse

Year: 2018 Directed by: John McPhail Cast: Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire, Marli Siu, Christopher Leveaux, Ben Wiggins Written by Sasha Hornby “What if High School Musical had zombies?” When Anna and the Apocalypse was first conceived, this was the pitch. 8 years later, this zom-com Christmas musical is taking the […]

JUMPSCARECUT: Child’s Play (1988)

Year: 1988 Directed by: Tom Holland (no, not that one!)  Starring: Catherine Hicks, Brad Dourif, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent Written by Jessica Peña To some people, there isn’t anything creepier than a vintage, distressed doll. There’s a common terror when it comes to the fear of life-like, possessed […]

JUMPSCARECUT: The Babadook (2014)

Year: 2014 Directed by: Jennifer Kent Starring: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman Written by Corey Hughes Jennifer Kent’s extraordinary feature-length directorial debut is an astonishing piece of work and a future classic for the horror genre. Based on her 2005 short-film ‘Monster’, ‘The Babadook’ tells the story of a […]

JUMPSCARECUT: Hereditary (2018)

Year: 2018 Directed by: Ari Aster Starring: Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne Written by Cameron Frew The finest horror film ever made. The aura around the release of Hereditary earlier this year was a very curious beast. Billboards and posters were emblazoned with a very […]

JUMPSCARECUT: The Voices (2014)

Year: 2014 Directed by: Marjane Satrapi Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick Written by Sasha Hornby  Jerry (Ryan Reynolds) is a man. A man who hears voices – ‘The Voices‘. When he accidentally kills the woman of his dreams, Fiona (Gemma Arterton), he must decide whether he […]

JUMPSCARECUT: From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

Year: 1996 Directed by: Robert Rodriguez Starring: Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Juliette Lewis, Quentin Tarantino, Salma Hayek, Danny Trejo Written by Elena Morgan Criminal brothers Seth and Richie Gecko (George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino) and their hostages, a faithless preacher (Harvey Keitel) and his two children, are on […]

JUMPSCARECUT: Maggie (2015)

Year: 2015 Directed by: Henry Hobson Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Joely Richardson Written by Chris Gelderd As the world is plagued by a Necroambulist virus that turns humans into zombies, it finds its way to a small American town. A young girl, Maggie (Breslin) is attacked and infected by […]


Year: 2014 Directed by: Kevin Smith Starring: Justin Long, Michael Parks, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Johnny Depp Written by Megan Williams This films weird. Really weird. ‘Tusk’ was Kevin Smith’s first, and only, entry into the body horror genre and it starred the late Micheal Parks (Red […]