Nostalgic News: Wayne’s World was released 25 years ago today

Wayne’s World was released 25 years ago today on 14th February 1992.

Many films get dubbed with the title cult classic, but none live up to that status in the same way Penelope Spheeris’ 1992 misfit hit Wayne’s World. Starring the lovable Mike Myers as basement dweller Wayne Campbell, and Dana Carvey as his strangely endearing sidekick Garth, the duo have firmly imprinted themselves on comedy film history. With a slew of excellent catchphrases, merchandise, and the infamous ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ scene reenacted at every available opportunity, it’s fair to say no one will have forgotten the award winning film even a quarter of a century on.

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“And I was like, what if the sun just doesn’t come up any more?”: An interview with Blair Witch writer, Simon Barrett

The Blair Witch Project‘s most recent sequel in 2016, Blair Witch, had a lot to live up to by name alone. Working under the secret title of ‘The Woods’ for a good portion of its creation, the film was revealed at Comic Con early last year – sending fans into overdrive at the thought of a franchise reboot. Helming the film’s release was director Adam Wingard and screenwriter Simon Barrett; the latter of which I managed to have a chat with about his experience both writing and making the film.

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How to be a YA protagonist

So, you’re just a normal kid. Maybe you’re at high school, maybe not – but one thing’s for sure; you know you don’t fit in. There’s this niggling feeling that you’re not good enough, that everyone around you is cooler, prettier, has more to offer; and of course this is exacerbated by that one oh-so-mean bully who won’t leave you alone. That dreamy love interest doesn’t even know you exist, no matter how much you flip your hair and stare longingly. You’re such a loser.

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Films to look forward to at Fright Fest 2016

In less than one week, the August bank holiday will have rolled around for another year – signifying ice creams, family days out, and of course, five days of blood curdling horror. Fright Fest 2016 launches on 25th August, and has a whole host of events and films to keep you out of the sun this summer. With 66 film premieres, 26 international short films, over 200 guests and everything from horror writing workshops to specialist panels – it’s set to be a spine-tingling extravaganza.

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