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Interview: Director Franck Ribiere on ‘The Most Assassinated Woman in the World’

In his latest interview/podcast, host Stuart Wright talks with French filmmaker Franck Ribiere about his directorial debut The Most Assassinated Woman in the World, which is available to watch now on Netflix: www.netflix.com/gb/title/80159586.

Check out our review of the film from the 2018 Edinburgh Film Festival right here.

Paula Maxa was the most assassinated woman in the world. During her 1930s heyday the celebrated headline star of the Grand Guignol Theatre in the Pigalle district of Paris was graphically murdered more than 10,000 times in over 60 different ways. In this evocative, atmospheric, suspenseful and informative mystery inspired by historical events, the French icon is about to relive a past trauma on stage, one that will unlock family secrets and expose if the infamous landmark is involved with a series of gruesome killings for real.
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BBC Studios Developing ‘Lady Macbeth’ Drama Based On Real-Life Story Of Murderous & Machiavellian Queen

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Exclusive: BBC Studios, the production division responsible for series including Doctor Who, Good Omens and Luther, is developing a high-end drama based on the real-life story behind the murderous and Machiavellian Lady Macbeth.

BBC Studios North, which is run by Prey and Queer As Folk producer Tom Sherry, and its Scottish division, has developed a pilot for Lady Macbeth, which is set before the Shakespeare play and is looking to package the project before taking it out to the global streaming platforms and U.S. cable networks.

It tells the epic and violent tale of Lady Macbeth from the female perspective, when she was Gruoch Ingen Boite, married to the Mormaer of Moray Gille Coemgain Mac Mail Brigti.

Gruoch, who has strong beliefs in witchcraft, sees a premonition of the death of her own son at the hands of Macbeth so to protect him she takes it into her own hands to kill Macbeth.
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Arrow Video Frightfest Roundup

James Turner gives a quick roundup of Frightfest 2018…

The Ranger

Okay slasher/comedy film. Had the potential to be wonderfully bizarre but held back. Not a bad watch, but nothing special.

Flickering Myth Rating – Film: ★ ★ / Movie: ★ ★ ★

Summer of 84

A definite product of 80’s nostalgia. Clearly rips off the Stranger Things / It aesthetic. Nevertheless, it’s a very enjoyable film, even if it is hugely derivative.

Flickering Myth Rating – Film: ★ ★ ★ / Movie: ★ ★ ★ ★

The Cleaning Lady

Surprising, original horror/thriller. It’s a slow burn for sure, but it delves into some really dark places and is altogether a really solid film. I honestly didn’t expect it to be as good as it is. There aren’t too many horror movies like this one, and it’s nice to see a somewhat sympathetic antagonist in the genre.

Flickering Myth Rating – Film: ★ ★ ★ ★ / Movie: ★ ★ ★ ★

Braid

In a short introduction to the film, Braid’s
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4K Restoration of John Carpenter’s Halloween to Screen at Arrow Video FrightFest 2018

As if the lineup for Arrow Video FrightFest 2018 wasn't impressive enough, the festival has added two films to its slate: David Barker's Pimped (touted as an erotic thriller with a touch of Hitchcock and Brian De Palma appeal) and screenings of the restoration of John Carpenter's classic Halloween! The guest lineup includes Barbara Crampton, Leigh Whannell, Shaked Berenson (Tales of Halloween), Issa López (Tigers are not Afraid), composer Fabio Frizzi, and many more!

Press Release: Two extra films have been added to the record-breaking 2018 line-up: Pimped is director David Barker’s modern transgressive erotic thriller, an Hitchcocktail of elevated suspense and shock in the revered style of Brian De Palma, And If you’ve never seen John Carpenter’s Halloween on the big screen, now’s your best chance. The inclusion of this 4K restoration needs no explanation in anticipation of a new Michael Myers slasher being released in October.
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Arrow Video Frightfest Announces Even More Films And Full Guest List

It’s not long now till the dark heart of cinema gets it’s grasp on London’s West End. Arrow Video Frightfest runs from Thursday 23rd August through to Monday 27th August, taking place at both Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema. Over the weekend the festival will screen a record-number of films, two of which are new additions that have only just been added.

First up is Pimped, director David Barker’s modern transgressive erotic thriller, a Hitchcocktail of elevated suspense and shock in the revered style of Brian De Palma. The second new announcement is that Halloween will screen. No, not the new remake that is in the works, but the original and best. Better yet, this time it’s in full 4K, having been restored beautifully.

In addition to the new films, the festival organisers have also announced this year’s line-up of guests
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Eiff 2018: ‘The Most Assassinated Woman in the World’ Review

Stars: Anna Mougalis, Niels Schneider, Eric Godon, Andre Wilms, Jean-Michel Balthazar, Christian Crahay, Constance Dolle, Michel Fau, Sissi Duparc | Written by Franck Ribiere, Verane Frediani, David Murdoch | Directed by Franck Ribiere

Directed by Franck Ribiere (producer for Alex de la Iglesia), The Most Assassinated Woman in the World is a French period horror that takes place against the backdrop of France’s Grand Guignol theatre, a real-life institution (lasting from 1897 until 1962) that specialised in graphic and naturalistic horror shows. Unfortunately, the story doesn’t quite do justice to the setting.

Anna Mougalis (Romanazo Criminale) plays Paula Maxa, the iconic real-life actor who was the most famous of the Grand Guignol’s leading ladies, who, as the title indicates, was graphically murdered on stage several times a day. After her latest performance of ‘Un Crime dans une Maison de Fous’ (where she plays an inmate in a brutal asylum), Paula meets
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First Look At Anna Mouglalis As Paula Maxa In The Most Assassinated Woman In The World

Hugely acclaimed French genre film producer Franck Ribiere (Inside, Livid, Cell 211, Malefique, Witching And Bitching, etc etc etc) steps into the director's chair for upcoming thriller The Most Assassinated Woman In The World. Set against the backdrop of the infamous Theatre Grand Guignol the story revolves around iconic actress Paula Maxa - the most famous of the Grand Guignol's leading ladies and the titular Most Assassinated Woman, who was graphically slain on stage multiple times a day - played here by Anna Mouglalis (Romanzo Criminale, Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky). And while there is not yet an official synopsis out there we do have the first shot of Mouglalis as Maxa to share. You can click the version down below if you want to...

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