This year’s Arrow Video Frightfest was slightly different to normal as the festival itself was thrust into the spotlight in documentary – Frightfest: Beneath the Dark Heart of Cinema. The film saw organisers Alan Jones, Greg Day, Ian Rattray and Paul McEvoy take centre stage alongside devoted festival attendees known as Frightfesters. Directed by Chris Collier, who works behind the scenes at the film festival, the film is a love letter to the yearly event that celebrates the best of the darker side of cinema.
We managed to catch a few minutes with Chris in between his very hectic schedule to get an insight into the making of documentary.
So is Frightfest something that you’ve always come to?
No, the first one I came to was in 2009, which was the first one at the Empire, and is kind