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Fried Barry – Review

This film was previously reviewed in August 2020 as part of our Fantasia Festival coverage. Barry (Gary Green), an abusive drug-addict, is on yet another bender after an argument with his wife. After...
Violation

Violation – Review

Content warning: this film includes themes of rape and sexual assault. The rape-revenge genre has of late been befittingly seized by the narrative of the survivor seeking vengeance themselves. There have...
Shook (2021)

Shook – Review

Shook follows social media influencer Mia, who becomes the pawn in a terrifying online campaign of manipulation and tests while babysitting her sister’s dog. Mia (Daisye Tutor) sacrifices a night...
THE QUEEN OF BLACK MAGIC

The Queen of Black Magic – Review

This delightfully creepy Indonesian horror has real drama and depth. Beneath the surface of the familiar setting (a group of people gather in a remote location, no working telephone) is the weight of...
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Murder Me, Monster – Review

This film was previously reviewed in May 2018 as part of our Cannes Festival coverage. Argentinian writer-director Alejandro Fadel doesn’t pull any punches in his ghoulish and gory horror, Murder Me,...
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Relic – Review

This review was originally published as part of our London Film Festival 2020 coverage. Playing out like a particularly morbid episode of Who Do You Think You Are?, the Australia-set Relic digs into a...
unfamiliar

The Unfamiliar – Review

In British horror The Unfamiliar, Army doctor Izzy (Jemima West) returns from war bearing battle scars. Her home and family seem not quite right, with spooky events beginning within minutes. The film’s...
Koko Di Koko Da

Koko-di Koko-da – Review

Too exploitative to be intelligent, too repetitive to be innovative, Swedish director Johannes Nyholm’s second feature is an ambitious attempt to tackle the long-lasting effects of deep-set trauma that loses...