When we first saw the line-up for Frightfest’s Glasgow shindig, 88 pretty much jumped off the page.

After all, mention the words violent revenge thriller and Katherine Isabelle in the same sentence and I’m already sold.

And that’s before you throw in the fact that it also stars the likes of Christopher Lloyd and Michael Ironside, and is directed by Dead Before Dawn 3D helmer April Mullen.

The trailer is everything we could hope for, so we’re really up for this one.

Here’s the synopsis if you want it:

There are two sides to every story. From the team behind DEAD BEFORE DAWN 3D, and starring FrightFest Scream Queen Katharine Isabelle, AMERICAN MARY herself, comes a glorious, gory and fast-paced homage to cult exploitation revenge thrillers. Gwen arrives disheveled at a mysterious roadside diner. But who is she really because she has no idea where she is or how she got there in such an anguished state. Split between two timelines, Gwen gets taken on a violence-fuelled journey into death and destruction and becomes the most wanted woman in Tennessee seeking out the person responsible for her lover’s murder.

And here’s the trailer:

88 plays at Frightfest on February 27 at 9pm.

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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 three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle