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Night Visions offers horror, sexual fantasies and iconic classics

The film festival year gets wrapped up in style, as Night Visions Maximum Halloween 3015 -festival brings to table its wicked mixture of genre film in Helsinki from Wednesday November 4th until Sunday November 8th. 44 feature films, mostly premieres, will be screened in Maxim and Kinopalatsi film theatres during the five day festival. Night […]

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HIFF 2015: Extraordinary Tales

Raul Garcia’s animated anthology of Edgar Allan Poe’s stories, Extraordinary Tales, was actually my first pick at this years festival. There’s a couple of good reasons. Firstly, I love horror and Edgar Allan Poe’s stories, and secondly, in the near past I’ve worked on some puppet animation myself.

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HIFF 2015: The Lobster and Drone – a Dive into the Surreal

Good start to this years festival. My next two movies were somewhat related, though not in the most obvious way. I’ll go into that later. The concept for The Lobster is hilarious: “In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged […]

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HIFF 2015: Turbo Kid

Off we go. My first screening at the annual Helsinki International Film Festival was the action sci-fi movie Turbo Kid. Lots of hype and positive anticipation surrounded this movie prior screening, and I’m not gonna lie – I hate hype. So the movie probably lost some of its edge before I’d even seen one frame […]