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Arrow Video FrightFest 2019 Round-Up

The Arrow Video FrightFest 2019 came, delighted and went. Let us take time to reflect upon a fantastic 20th anniversary weekend for the UK’s premiere horror film festival. Indulge us as we run through memorable moments from the weekend and the movies that played.


THE BUCKET LIST MOMENT – Dario Argento Interview and Signing

For FrightFest’s 20th anniversary, it was fitting that undisputed maestro of terror Dario Argento was in attendance. Watching an Argento movie at a formative age is the reason many of us have dedicated so much time to the genre. For the record, my movie was Suspiria, viewed age 14 when I should have been revising. I regret nothing…

Dario Argento joined the festival for a one-day appointment on Friday 23rd, supporting the English langu...

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Will Power: Tony Dean Smith Talks Volition

A standout movie at the 2019 Arrow Video FrightFest was Tony Dean Smith’s Volition. Co-written with Smith’s brother Ryan, this cerebral sci-fi thriller has reviewers drawing parallels with Looper, Inception and Black Mirror. We rather enjoyed it too..

Adrian Glynn McMorran of TV’s Arrow is James, a man afflicted with clairvoyance. Believing destiny is fated so there is no point in trying to be better, he gets by using his ability to scam sports bets. But, after becoming involved in an illegal diamond exchange, James begins to see visions of his own murder.

Together with Magda Apanowicz’s Angela, a woman who has burst into his world, he must discover the identity of the unknown killer. A journey that will reveal to him his affliction is not quite how he understands it…

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Volition

Director: Tony Dean Smith

Writers: Tony Dean Smith, Ryan W. Smith

Cast: Adrian Glynn McMorran, Magda Apanowicz, John Cassini, Frank Cassini, Bill Marchant

Producers: Ryan Smith, Tony Dean Smith

Music: Matthew Rogers

Cinematography: Byron Kopman

Editor: Tony Dean Smith

Cert: 15 (TBC)

Running time: 91mins

Year: 2019



What’s the story: A man able to see the future is plagued with visions of his own death when he becomes involved in a diamond exchange.

What’s the verdict: Remember Next, that Nicolas Cage movie where he could see a few minutes into the future? Probably not, it was forgettable trash with a title that echoed Cage’s approach to his film career.

But, that intriguing concept of someone who can see snatches of what ...

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