Pitched as a pseudo documentary, Thom Hilton’s Synonymous With really hits at the core of what makes a horror fan.
Many of us will see a lot of ourselves in this story, as a filmmaker interviews a former horror host about his struggles with his identity, being someone outside of what is seen on screen and the loneliness his role has potentially contributed to.
While UK horror fans may not fully understand the importance in horror history of TV hosts such as Joe Bob Briggs and Elvira, Synonymous With is a poignant and heartfelt tale.
This is very much a love letter to the ‘otherness’ of being part of the horror community and is a commentary on a work life balance, even when you a doing something you love.
Synonymous With screened as part of the Soho Horror Film Festival – Pride Edition.