Elijah Wood has been making a bit of a name for himself in the horror genre recently, what with the surprisingly-good remake of Maniac and stylish Euro flick Grand Piano.

So we are more than happy to see him back at Frightfest, with this multi-platform thriller that takes internet horror to a new level (hopefully).

Wood plays Nick Chambers, the webmaster of a fan site devoted to movie star Jill Goddard (porn star turned horror starlet Sasha Grey).

Naturally Chambers is pretty delighted when he learns he has ‘won’ a competition to get up close and personal to Goddard and her latest project.

Of course though, being a genre flick and all that, the prize is nothing more than a ruse, an elaborate hoax that will see both Chambers and Goddard under threat from a mysterious superfan – who appears to have an English accent no less (and could well be Kill List star Neil Maskell).

Directed by Nacho Vigalondo, who has the offbeat Timecrimes and a segment in The ABCs Of Death (among other things) to his name, Open Windows gets its UK premiere at London’s Frightfest on Sunday, August 24.

 

 

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.