Festival news: full line-up for Dead By Dawn 2017 announced

The mighty Dead by Dawn festival, the UK’s longest-running horror festival, based in Edinburgh, takes place this year at Edinburgh Filmhouse April 20-23rd. They’re just announced their line-up and it’s a tantalising mix of brand new films, classics and a whopping 7 short film strands. They open with the UK premiere of The Evil Within […]

Dead By Dawn 2013 Review: The Battery (2012)

By Keri O’Shea It isn’t so unusual in cinema which deals with post-apocalyptic scenarios – whether the world has been destroyed by war, or zombies, or war which leads to zombies, or something else entirely – to see human friendships put under extraordinary pressure. As life goes to hell, relationships crumble, lifelong bonds are torn […]

Dead By Dawn Review: Cold Fish

Cold Fish (2010) Directed by: Shion Sono Starring: Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Makoto Ashikawa, Denden, Hikari Kajiwara Review by: Keri O’Shea If you’re familiar with the work of Japanese director Shion Sono – the man behind Suicide Circle (with arguably one of the best opening sequences ever committed to horror celluloid) and Hair Extensions – then you’ll know […]

Dead By Dawn 2011 Review: Harold’s Going Stiff

Harold’s Going Stiff (2010) Directed by: Keith Wright Starring: Stan Rowe, Sarah Spencer, Andy Pandini, Lee Thompson Review by: Keri O’Shea Zombies have been used as a metaphor for a range of things over the years: they’ve represented mindless labour, consumerism, contagion, but never, to my knowledge, has zombieism been used as a metaphor for […]