Interview: Julian Richards – Director (Shiver) (2013)

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A graduate of The National Film School, Julian Richards short film trilogy “Pirates” (1988), “Queen Sacrifice” (1988) and “Bad Company” (1992) won several awards including Best Film at the British Short Film Festival before being televised by BBC Screenplay Firsts. After film school Julian directed “A Mutter of Voices” (1994) a docu-drama about genocide in Rwanda for BBC2, and twelve episodes of Liverpool soap “Brookside” (1982) for Channel Four. In 1994 Julian adapted the novel … Continue reading

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Film Review: Shiver (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: After surviving an attack at the hands of a vicious serial killer known as “The Gryphon” Wendy thinks that her ordeal is over. In reality her problems are only beginning as her attacker soon begins stalking her, determined to stop at nothing to finish what he started and killing anyone who gets in his way. Can Wendy stay one step ahead of him and escape with her life in tact or is she destined … Continue reading

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Film Review: Summer Scars (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of teens are faced with a life-changing experience when they meet a deranged drifter. REVIEW: As a viewer, you must be patient with Summer Scars, because even with a running time of just over an hour, it takes a while for things to really warm up. Towards the end things get pretty disturbing though, so most horror fans won’t be disappointed. Perhaps what makes Summer Scars scarier than most is the fact … Continue reading

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Julian Richards SILENT CRY Inks Deal!

Horror fans familiar with director Julian Richards previous films DARKLANDS and THE LAST HORROR MOVIE will not be disappointed by SILENT CRY, a murder, mystery, suspense thriller which will be released on DVD in the US and Canada on August 20th by Music Video Distribution. Although not by definition a horror film, SILENT CRY has all the ingredients to satisfy genre fans with the director citing Alfred Hitchcock and Dario Argento as key influences on his approach. “Its designed to lull its … Continue reading

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Film Review: Darklands (1996)

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SYNOPSIS: A reporter investigates ritual profanations and finds himself involved with a Druidic cult. REVIEW: I think the best way to describe this film is to say that it is The Wicker Man meets Rosemary’s Baby (and I’m aware that I’m not the first person to say this). However, it would be an insult to these two movies to place Darklands even in the same league as them. Whereas The Wicker Man was at least … Continue reading

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