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It – Review

After the much-loved, yet much-feared, 1986 Stephen King source novel and classic 1990 TV miniseries, arguably the most famous work of coulrophobia-inducing fiction hits the big screen awash with hype. What a...
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It Comes at Night – Review

Trey Edward Shults' second feature is one that comes from a place of deep anguish. As the director himself has previously pointed out, the film was made following the death of a relative, and the first thing...
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The Bye Bye Man – Review

What is it with scary movies and Friday the 13th? Every year a glut of cheaply-made trash is dumped onto our screens in an attempt to cash in on the 'unluckiest day'. Take 2015's zombie flick Condemned....
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The Autopsy of Jane Doe – LFF 2016 Review

You know a film has really got under your skin when halfway through you notice one hand is numb from being clenched so tightly. You know it’s pushing you to the edge when you consider breaking your own rule...
Into The Forest

Into The Forest – LFF 2016 Review

There’s nothing wrong with ambiguity per se. In horror it can be a powerful tool with which to disarm and unsettle the audience. All we ask is that your plot makes some sense. Please. Gilles Marchand and...
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Under the Shadow – Review

Under the Shadow comes from a dark place. Firmly in the shade of the Cultural Revolution and deep into the Iran-Iraq War, the spectre of war and threat of tragedy looms large over what is, in essence, a...
Dont Breathe

Don’t Breathe – Review

It seems something is up with Detroit. First there was Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive, then David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows; now Fede Alvarez’s supremely effective Don’t Breathe can join...
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Lights Out – Review

Who hasn't turned off a light and thought, if only for a split second, that they saw a silhouette out of the corner of their eye? It's an instantly relatable premise, but sadly Lights Out switches off for much...