Guests 2018

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Succeeding Philippe Nahon in 2010, Dominique Pinon in 2011, Silvia Collatina in 2012, Caroline Munro in 2013, René Manzor in 2014, Brian Yuzna in 2015, Jack sholder in 2016, Sergio Martino in 2017, Marcus Nispel in 2018, the President of the Jury of the 10th edition of the International Fantastic Film Festival is …




Fans of the horror and fantastic genres know Heather Langenkamp for her role of Nancy Thompson in A Nightmare on Elm Street 1 and 3, and New Nightmare. The actress started her career in cinema thanks to her admiration for Matt Dillon. Vacationing in Tulsa, she finds out that the latter is shooting Francis Ford Coppola’s Outsiders on location.

Langenkamp gets hired as an extra (although the scene will be deleted), and again in 1983 in Rumble Fish. Now working with an agent, she lands her first big role in Nickel Mountain, quickly followed by the three Nightmare movies and Wes Craven’s Shocker. She also stars in the ZZ Top video for Sleeping Bag, the TV shows Just the Ten of Us and Growing Pains, as well as Robert Kurtzman’s The Demolitionist. She now owns AFX Studio, a make-up FX studio, with her husband David LeRoy Anderson (who won an Oscar for Best Makeup in 1997 for The Nutty Professor). They worked on Men in Black, American Sniper, Dawn of the Dead, Dead Silence, Cinderella Man or The Cabin in the Woods, among others. More recently, Langenkamp appeared in American Horror Story: Freak Show, Truth or Dare, Star Trek: Into Darkness and Hellraiser: Judgment.

Text : Matthieu Rehde

Translation: Emmanuelle Ben Hadj


CAMILLE KEATON, American actress

Camille KEATON

Eager to escape gloomy Arkansas, teenage Camille Keaton packs her bags to travel across Europe.

Impressed with Clint Eastwood’s career, the young woman moves to Italy, where she receives offers to play in commercials and acts as an extra in Blindman.

After meeting director/director of photography Massimo Dallamano, she lands her first role in the What Have You Done to Solange? giallo. She then appears in Decameron II, Tragic Ceremony, Il Gatto di Brooklyn Aspirante Detective II and Sex of the Witch.

Keaton moves back to the United States where she becomes famous for her main role in the controversial feature-length I Spit on Your Grave directed by her now ex-husband Meir Zarchi.

Keaton’s roles space out in the following decades, going from The Concrete Jungle and Savage Vengeance, to The Butterfly Room, The Lords of Salem and Death House.

Still ready to fight, Keaton will stand up to the families of her abusers in I Spit on Your Grave: Déjà Vu.

Text : Matthieu Rehde

Traduction : Emmanuelle Ben Hadj

CAROLINE MUNRO, English Actress

Caroline MUNRO Photo Credit : Chris Jackson/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Age 16, Caroline Munro is featured in a series of snapshots that will get her the title of “Face of the Year” in the Evening News magazine.

Following that, the Berkshire native moves to London where she first works as a model for Vogue, before starring in commercials and as an extra in 1967’s Casino Royale. Her commitment and charm will take her to land bigger roles (for instance in the adventure film Where’s Jack?, or in the western A Talent for Loving as Richard Widmark’s daughter). She then becomes best known for her role as Vincent Price’s deceased wife in The Abominable Dr. Phibes, and the sequel Dr. Phibes Rises Again. Once noticed by Sir James Carreras, cofounder of Hammer Films, Munro becomes the first actress to sign a long-term contract with the studio, appearing in Dracula A.D. 1972 and Captain Kronos-Vampire Hunter. The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, I Don’t Want to Be Born and At the Earth’s Core strengthen her popularity, until she wins recognition with the role of Naomi in The Spy Who Loved Me in 1977.

She then tries the space opera genre in Starcrash (with David Hasselhoff and Christopher Plummer), before she eventually fully embraces the horror genre in the early 80’s with Maniac, The Last Horror Film, Slaughter High and Faceless.

Text : Matthieu Rehde

Translation : Emmanuelle Ben Hadj


MARTINE BESWICK, English Actress

Born in Jamaica, Martine Beswick started her career in London where she auditioned for the role of Honey Ryder in Dr. No. If Ursula Andress got the part, Beswick still became friends with director Terence Young who casted her in 1963 in From Russia with Love, and in 1965 in Thunderball. In the meantime, she appeared on television in HMS Paradise and Danger Man, among many others popular shows such as It Takes a Thief, Night Gallery, The Six Million Dollar Man, Hart to Hart, Fantasy Island or Santa Barbara. From 1966 to 1978, her charisma allowed her to play the characters of many strong women on the big screen in various genres: antediluvian adventures (One Million Years B.C., and the Hammer production Prehistoric Women), horror (Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde still financed by the English production company, The Penthouse, Devil Dog), western (John the Bastard, A Bullet for the General), or comedy (The Last Italian Tango). In addition to her recent appearances in House of the Gorgon and Night of the Scarecrow (directed by Jeff Burr who had also casted her in The Offspring anthology), Beswick collaborated with renowned directors as for instance Oliver Stone (Platoon) for Seizure, Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs) for Melvin and Howard, and George Armitage (Grosse Pointe Blank) for Miami Vice.

Translation: Emmanuelle BenHadj

Text : Matthieu Rehde

CATRIONA MACCOLL, English actress


Catriona MacColl was born in London and joined a school drama club at a young age before starting a career as a professional ballerina. However, an injury will force her to put an end to her dancing ambitions. That’s when she hears that Jean-Pierre Bisson is looking for an actress with dancing skills for his new play. She gets the part and leaves England to settle down in the south of France where she becomes a member of Bisson’s company for two years. She makes her debut on television with the show Il Était un musicien in 1978 and lands a role with Thierry Lhermitte in Le Dernier Amant romantique by Just Jaeckin (Emmanuelle). She gains recognition with Lady Oscar by Jacques Demy (Peau d’âne), the film adaptation of the manga The Rose of Versailles; she plays the main protagonist and will become an icon in Japan.
In 1980 she features in Le Fils Puni and Hawk the Slayer before her agent introduces her to Italian director Lucio Fulci. Despite her lack of interest in horror, she still agrees to play the main role in City of the Living Dead, a rather unpleasant experience involving worms in one sequence. However, the film is a success, and McColl continues her collaboration with Fulci in The House by the Cemetary and The Beyond. In 1981, she also appears on television in the supernatural show Noires sont les Galaxies.
Refusing to be reduced to a scream queen, MacColl stops working with Fulci and the horror genre. The following decades will be the chance to see her in other genres: comedy (Les Diplômés du Dernier Rang with Patrick Bruel, Le Bal des Casse-Pieds with Jean Rochefort), romance (Trois Places pour le 26), thriller (Afraid of the Dark) and drama (A Soldier’s Daugher Never Cries by James Ivory). On television, she is seen in La Peau de Chagrin, The Last Days of Pompeii with Laurence Olivier and Franco Nero, Cousin Williams or Mafiosa.
In 2004, director Pascal Laugier (Martyrs) brings her back to horror in Saint Ange where she plays the headmaster of an orphanage. Catriona MacColl continues in horror and fantastic with The Theatre Bizarre (in The Mother of Toads segment), Chimères and Horsehead. Her next film Faking Real is currently in post-production.

Traduction: Emmanuelle Ben Hadj

Text : Matthieu Rehde


FABIO FRIZZI, Italian composer

Seven notes on a harpsichord make an unforgettable theme song, the song written by Italian composer Fabio Frizzi for Seven Notes in Black.

Frizzi starts an amateur rock band in highschool against his father’s wishes. To make a living out of his passion for music, he studies guitar and composition with Sergio Notaro and Vittorio Taborra before meeting his first editor, Carlo Bixio. The latter introduces him to the film industry and, in 1968, Frizzi writes with Bixio and Tempera the score of And Now…Make Your Peace with God. This successful experience will lead him to work on five other films, including Fantozzi by Luciano Salce.

Once again thanks to Carlo Bixio, a name he will remain associated with professionally and personally, he finally meets director Lucio Fulci. Already recognized for his films Massacre Time, A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin and Don’t Torture a Ducking, Fulci is looking for a composer for his next film, Four of the Apocalypse. Fabio Frizzi, Bixio and Tempera are quickly hired to write the original score of the nihilist western. Whether with his band or on his own, the musician will collaborate with Fulci for Dracula in the Provinces, Silver Saddle, Contraband, Manhattan Baby, A Cat in the Brain, Seven Notes in Black, Zombi 2, City of the Living Dead and The Beyond.

Besides his collaboration with Fulci, between 1975 and 1989, Frizzi writes 36 film scores, most of them being comedies, for renowed directors such as Tonino Valerii, Enzo G. Castellari, Sergio Martino and Umberto Lenzi.

Following the Italian film industry crisis in the 80’s, Frizzi’s career takes a turn: he stops writing for cinema to work on an unexpected project: having an orchestra play his scores which meets an immediate success! After going back to the studios to compose for television, Frizzi opens a new tour in 2012 « Frizzi to Fulci ». He wins the award for Best Original Score at the Gerardmer Festival in 2018 for Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich.

Frizzi is with the Goblin (Suspiria) one of the most emblematic Italian composers of fantastic films. Quentin Tarantino paid him homage by including the theme song of Seven Notes in Black into the original score of Kill Bill Volume 1.

Translation: Emmanuelle Ben Hadj

Texte : Matthieu Rehde