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HAPPY DEATH DAY (2017)
Happy Death Day Reviewed: 09 November 2017
 

Heathers meets Groundhog Day in a sassy serial killer comedy. From the opening moments when the Universal logo stutters to a stop and plays twice over before finally playing all the way through, you know you're not watching your average teen campus-killer flick.

Reviewer: Nina Romain
Rating: out of 5
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THE RITUAL (2017)
The Ritual Reviewed: 01 November 2017
 

Rafe Spall makes a fairly rare excursion into horror, playing is one of five London friends on a night out planning their ladsí trip overseas while bemoaning approaching middle age. They decide to go on a hiking trip in Sweden rather than a boozy trip to Amsterdam, and on the way home Luke (Spall) and Rob (Paul Reid) call into an off licence for a celebratory bottle, but theyíve interrupted a break in. Rob is murdered, Luke ducks behind a food aisle and survives.

Reviewer: Nina Romain
Rating: out of 5
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MERCY CHRISTMAS (2017)
Mercy Christmas Reviewed: 29 October 2017
 

Horror and Christmas is a wonderful example of juxtaposition where that blend of seasonal cheer and mind-numbing terror make for the most interesting stories in the genre. Much like the genre as a whole they can be effective and creepy much like Bob Clark's 'Black Christmas', fun and tongue-in-cheek like Michael Dougherty's recent 'Krampus' and even bordering on the downright ridiculous with efforts such as Michael Cooney's 1997 horror-comedy 'Jack Frost', where a serial killer is genetically fused with a snowman! So how does director Ryan Nelson's 'Mercy Christmas' fare in this varied hodgepodge of chilling Christmas concepts?

Reviewer: Scarlett Dread
Rating: out of 5
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THE UNRAVELING (2015)
The Unraveling Reviewed: 22 October 2017
 

There's much more bubbling away under the surface of director Thomas Jakobsen's excellent new horror thriller 'The Unraveling' as what might first appear. In all honesty the various posters and promotional artwork for the movie, which features numerous masked and hooded characters, may be selling expectations a little short. Thankfully if you can make it past the DVD cover then you're in for a treat filled with unexpected twists and turns along the way.

Reviewer: Scarlett Dread
Rating: out of 5
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THE WITCH (2015)
The Witch Reviewed: 02 June 2017
 

Set in New England in the 17th Century and centring on devout Christians Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie and their four kids. After being banished from a relatively safe life on the plantation, theyíve made a home for themselves somewhere out in the wilderness. Things are not going well for them, however. Their crops are failing and food is scarce for them to eat through the winter. Meanwhile, eldest daughter Anya Taylor-Joy loses sight of her newborn sibling whilst playing in the woods with the others. Later, Taylor-Joy ventures into the forest again with brother Harvey Scrimshaw who wants to go hunting, and he goes missing too. And thatís when the anger, arguing, and accusations begin for this tight-knit family who start to question if God has forsaken them.

Reviewer: Ryan McDonald
Rating: out of 5
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THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR (2016)
The Other Side of the Door Reviewed: 02 June 2017
 

Sarah Wayne Callies and husband Jeremy Sisto move their family unit to India. Not long after, their son dies in an accident, leaving Callies in particular completely grief-stricken. Struggling to move on six years later, the coupleís Indian housekeeper suggests to Callies (who blames herself for her sonís death) going to a temple and performing a certain ritual that will allow her to say a proper goodbye to her son, and finally move on from this sad chapter. She is told, however, under no circumstances whatsoever is she allowed to open the temple door (the door between the world of the living and that of the dead), no matter how much her Ďsoní pleas with her. Yeah, Iím sure you can work out what Callies does next and it has sinister, ghostly consequences for her and the rest of her family.

Reviewer: Ryan McDonald
Rating: out of 5
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THE CONJURING 2 (2014)
The Conjuring 2 Reviewed: 02 June 2017
 

70s London: Single mother Frances OíConnor is helpless when her daughter (Madison Wolfe) appears to be possessed by a demon. Enter the Warrens (Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson) all the way from America to get to the bottom of things.

Reviewer: Ryan McDonald
Rating: out of 5
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THE BYE BYE MAN (2017)
The Bye Bye Man Reviewed: 02 June 2017
 

Arguably possessing the stupidest name to ever grace a poster, most discerning individuals should know exactly what theyíre getting themselves into by gauging the quality of THE BYE BYE MAN's trailers. Nobodyís going to claim that this is a good horror film, but itís no THE FOREST or DEVILíS DUE, and arguably even manages to beat out the bottom of the Blumhouse barrel, at least in entertainment value.

Reviewer: Thomas Seraydarian
Rating: out of 5
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RINGS (2016)
Rings Reviewed: 02 June 2017
 

In third grade, I distinctly remember the coolest kids in school speaking in hushed whispers about a film almost too scary to talk about: THE RING. Considering the fact that I even had to get PG movies approved by my parents, my virginal mind couldnít fathom the concept of willfully electing to view and enjoy a horror film. Titillated by the dark wonders of my imagination, I was entirely preoccupied with the concept of the film: a cursed videotape that would kill anyone a week after viewing it. In order to gain some social capital, I constructed a blatant lie and informed everyone that I had watched Gore Verbinskiís J-horror remake. Making up plot points on the fly, I became one of the coolest kids in school for a few days, wisely avoiding those who had actually watched the film over the shoulder of their older siblings. My version of the story and mythos probably made just as much sense as whatever the Hell is going on in RINGS.

Reviewer: Thomas Seraydarian
Rating: out of 5
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THE BOY (2016)
The Boy Reviewed: 02 June 2017
 

Lauren Cohan is an American in England seemingly escaping something from her past. She accepts a position as nanny to an elderly couple (Diana Hardcastle and Jim Norton) in a country estate who have a peculiar request of her. Her ward is a doll they name Brahms, who is very much like the son they tragically lost many years ago. While the couple are away, Cohan is left with a very strict set of instructions in looking after Brahms. As if this isnít barmy enough, Cohan starts to suspect that the doll is actually alive and is soon acting up. Rupert Evans plays a local delivery man who checks in on Cohan from time to time likely in the hopes of getting into her pants.

Reviewer: Ryan McDonald
Rating: out of 5
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RED CHRISTMAS (SHORT) (2016)
Red Christmas (Short) Reviewed: 29 April 2017
 

The Christmas holidays have always given the horror genre that perfect juxtaposition for a welcome blend of sentiment and insanity. And in writer/director Doug Hawley's latest short offering 'Red Christmas' we are thrown into a world where that fine balance of horror and seasonal unhappiness meet once more.

Reviewer: Horror Asylum
Rating: out of 5
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LIFE (2017)
Life Reviewed: 10 April 2017
 

This SF horror is set on the ultimate closed society, an international space station crewed by six astronauts. It starts with a "show you round the spaceship" moment where you're introduced to the crew who are patiently, and probably for the millionth time, demonstrating to their Earth audience how they manage to eat, exercise, and use the bathroom in deep space. However, this zero gravity routine existence is shattered when they find a very primitive life form in outer space and instantly take it to the lab to see what they can learn from it.

Reviewer: Nina Romain
Rating: out of 5
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WHISPERS (2017)
Whispers Reviewed: 08 March 2017
 

'Whispers' is the latest horror offering from writer/director Tammi Sutton, which makes its debut on DVD and in select theatres on 21 March. We went into this with high hopes confident that writer/director Sutton would expertly bring us some thrills and chills. Sutton herself has already shown her talents in numerous horror and thriller-related projects to date working both behind the camera as well as screenwriting, producing and even working in the art department. She has been specialising in low budget horrors aimed at the ever-constant market of direct-to-video consumers and has gained a lot of attention as well as successes during her career so far.

Reviewer: Steven Davies
Rating: out of 5
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NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET PART 2: FREDDY'S REVENGE, A (1985)
Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge, A Reviewed: 21 February 2017
 

Mark Patton plays high-schooler Jesse, whose family have just moved into Nancy Thompsonís old house on Elm Street. Jesse begins having nightmare visions about Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund). Freddy wants Jesse to do his bidding, and slowly begins to invade the boyís body. Killing and homoeroticism ensue.

Reviewer: Ryan McDonald
Rating: out of 5
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SUSPIRIA (1977)
Suspiria Reviewed: 21 February 2017
 
p align='justify'>American girl Jessica Harper enrols in a prestigious dance academy in Germany. Students and faculty start getting bumped off in bizarro fashion by an unknown assailant. There may also be strange occult goings on within in the academy walls as well. Harper decides to start looking into the history of the school itself. Alida Valli and Joan Bennett play faculty members. A young-ish Udo Kier turns up as a shrink.
Reviewer: Ryan McDonald
Rating: out of 5
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THE OTHERS (2001)
The Others Reviewed: 20 October 2016
 

Set in 1945 somewhere off the North coast of England, Nicole Kidman is Grace, a devoutly Christian mother and wife who lives in an isolated mansion with her two children (played by Alakina Mann and James Bentley), who are apparently very light-sensitive. Her husband, meanwhile is off fighting in the war and has been gone quite a while, possibly even dead. Their servants walked off the job some time back and donít seem to be returning. Into their lives come three new servants played by Fionnula Flanagan, Eric Sykes, and mute Elaine Cassidy. Grace becomes concerned after a while that the servants arenít heeding her rules properly, which include never opening the curtains, and always closing the door behind you before opening another. These are very important, as they pertain to the childrenís health and safety. Meanwhile, Grace is also starting to worry about the kidsí tales of ghostly presences in the house, particularly from wilful daughter Anne (Mann). However, she slowly starts to wonder if the kids might be telling the truth.

Reviewer: Ryan McDonald
Rating: out of 5
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POD (2015)
Pod Reviewed: 20 October 2016
 

Although Iím in the apparent minority of those that were unimpressed with CARNAGE PARK, it is undeniable that Mickey Keating is on a trajectory that will eventually see him regarded as a horror wunderkind. While I similarly felt that DARLING didnít live up to its full potential, I have found my favorite Keating project in POD. A tight, economical homage to the paranoid science fiction properties of yesteryear, POD is masterfully minimal in both location and concept. The film tells the story of Lyla (Lauren Ashley Carter) and Ed (Dean Cates), two siblings who go to stage an intervention at the family lake house for their psychologically disturbed brother Martin (Brian Morvant) after receiving a frantic phone call. As Martin begins to exhibit increasingly upsetting and untethered behavior, claiming that the government experimented on him while he was a soldier and that thereís a strange creature in his basement, Lyla and Ed soon realize that there may be more truth to his stories than theyíd like to believe.

Reviewer: Thomas Seraydarian
Rating: out of 5
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OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL (2016)
Ouija: Origin of Evil Reviewed: 18 October 2016
 

Ouija: Origin of Evil is the follow-up to 2014ís Halloween Box Office No.1 Ouija. Rather than follow any of the originalís main characters, Origin of Evil is a stand-alone (but also prequel) story set in the 1960ís dealing with the family that became the ghosts in Ouija. It isnít going to end well.

Reviewer: Richard Mansfield
Rating: out of 5
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INN OF THE DAMNED (1975)
Inn of the Damned Reviewed: 17 October 2016
 

Set in Gippsland, Australia (but filmed in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, not Victoria) in 1896 where Dame Judith Anderson and Joseph Furst play an elderly couple of Austrian immigrants who run an inn. The couple are actually demented killers who murder their few guests. Meanwhile, American bounty hunter Kincaid (Alex Cord) is searching for an outlaw named Biscayne (Robert Quilter), whilst his Aussie colleague (played by Tony Bonner) eventually happens upon the inn. John Meillon plays a local drunk who aids Biscayne in his escape from the determined Yank lawman.

Reviewer: Ryan McDonald
Rating: out of 5
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DISASTER L.A. (2014)
Disaster L.A. Reviewed: 17 October 2016
 

Justin Ray (one to watch) has a boozy night at a party attended by his idiot brother (Jerod Meagher), ex-girlfriend (Stefanie Estes) and her new beau. The next morning he wakes up to find that a meteor shower the night before has led to toxic air and people slowly turning into zombies. He has to race to find his brother, their friends, and his ex, and try to head up the coast to possible safety. Easier said than done.

Reviewer: Ryan McDonald
Rating: out of 5
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HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM (1959)
Horrors of the Black Museum Reviewed: 17 October 2016
 

Tim Burton favourite Michael Gough stars as trashy tabloid crime writer who is obsessed with a series of gruesome murders currently plaguing London. He's also loudly offering negative opinions on the bungling efforts of Scotland Yard (represented by Geoffrey Keen) in solving the case. He also somehow manages to obtain certain gruesome artefacts from each of the murders for display in his 'Black Museum' devoted to true crime. Graham Curnow plays Gough's young assistant, whilst Beatrice Varley plays a shop owner who specialises in gruesome artefacts and weapons.

Reviewer: Ryan McDonald
Rating: out of 5
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VISIONS (2015)
Visions Reviewed: 17 October 2016
 

A year after surviving a car accident, Isla Fisher and her hubby Anson Mount are expecting a baby, and have just purchased a vineyard. However, things start to take a sinister turn when Fisher starts having disturbing visions. Her husband is dismissive, her doctor (played by Jim Parsons!) suggests she go back on her anti-depressants that she stopped when finding out she was pregnant. However, these seemingly supernatural visions keep haunting her, and Fisher becomes more and more freaked out. Gillian Jacobs plays another mother-to-be whom Fisher quickly befriends at yoga class, Eva Longoria is Fisherís best friend, and Joanna Cassidy plays a local woman who is, letís say, supernaturally sensitive.

Reviewer: Ryan McDonald
Rating: out of 5
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DONT BREATHE (2016)
Dont Breathe Reviewed: 14 October 2016
 

Don't talk. Don't drop anything. Don't try to aggressively pull a padlock off a door with an army veteran sleeping upstairs. No. Scratch that. Don't assume the Blind Man had been successfully gassed and won't hear you shoot at said padlock.

Reviewer: MissToxicLocket
Rating: out of 5
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HOLIDAYS (2016)
Holidays Reviewed: 14 October 2016
 

Anthology horror is quickly becoming the new found-footage in terms of middling quality and audience derision. Although there are undeniable classics such as the original installment of V/H/S, the subgenre is becoming inundated with half-baked, tenuously connected collections of shorts with increasingly amateur conceit and intent. Unfortunately, 2016ís HOLIDAYS proves to be yet another example of anthology horrorís careening towards the tepid. As with any release of this nature there is the odd highlight, but as a whole, HOLIDAYS lacks the thematic and narrative cohesion of TRICK ĎR TREAT or a concept so fresh and innovative that it mostly sidesteps any criticism (THE ABCS OF DEATH). As such, it is almost entirely forgettable.

Reviewer: Thomas Seraydarian
Rating: out of 5
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DEMONIC (2015)
Demonic Reviewed: 14 October 2016
 

Cops (headed by cynical Frank Grillo) are called to a Louisiana house that was previously the sight of spooky tragedy in 1988. There are three dead bodies and the only living person is the son (Dustin Milligan) of the only survivor to the 1988 incident. Apparently he, his girlfriend (Cody Horn), her jerk TV ghostbuster ex-boyfriend (Scott Mechlowitz, who has been alright in other films) and his crew (including Aaron Yoo and supposed empath Megan Park) were investigating the house and something murder-y appears to have happened. Possibly paranormal. Whilst the cops look through the video footage that was recorded, Grilloís police shrink girlfriend Maria Bello tries to make sense of Milligan and his crazy story of the paranormal activity in the house.

Reviewer: Ryan McDonald
Rating: out of 5
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