Ein! Zwei! Die!
Surely any horror movie that employs the use of Nazi zombies, two of the most evil things imaginable, is going to be a truly terrifying viewing experience. Not when the director – in this case Norwegian Tommy Wirkola, who co-wrote the screenplay but Stig Frode Henriksen – decides to go down the black comedy route, a narrative choice that may waste some of the nightmarish potential of its premise but results in a hugely entertaining, hugely bloody romp.
The fifth and final day of FrightFest 2009 was the most exciting of the whole weekend, with so many great films to choose from showing across both screens that it proved very difficult to come up with a plan of viewing action. We decided to start the day in the Discovery Screen with Colin, the much-hyped debut from British newcomer Marc Price and were glad we did. Although we very much doubt that the movie cost just £45, a figure that’s been bandied around by the press, it was still an effective foray into low-budget horror film-making.
We blame the after effects of last night’s party for not making it to this morning’s screening of The Horseman, although we hear from other FrightFesters that it was a gory delight. Our first film of the day is Beware the Moon, an enthusiastic documentary looking at the making of the 1981 horror classic An American Werewolf in London. Written and directed by Werewolf fan Paul Davis, the film brings together cast and crew for an entertaining trip down memory lane.