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GET OUT (2017)
Get Out Reviewed: 06 July 2018
 

Daniel Kaluuya and his white girlfriend Allison Williams are heading back to her hometown to spend some time with her white Liberal parents, played by Bradley Whitford and Catherine Keener. They’re ingratiating, progressive-thinkers who would’ve liked to have voted for Obama a third time. However, they also have two African-American servants on their property, servants who behave oddly whenever Whitford and/or Keener are around. Kaluuya feels strangely uncomfortable, especially when meeting the rest of the predominantly white townsfolk, who although outwardly accepting and cordial, seem…oddly unconvincing…vaguely menacing, even Stephen Root plays a blind artist, and Lil Rel Howery plays Kaluuya’s friend back home, who starts to worry about his buddy amongst all those white people.

Reviewer: Ryan McDonald
Rating: out of 5
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CELLAR DWELLER (1988)
Cellar Dweller Reviewed: 06 July 2018
 

A prologue sees a comic book artist (Jeffrey Combs) do battle with the hideous monster he created on the page that has magically come to life. Decades later we meet another comic book artist (Deborah Farentino) who has come to the same location, now a place for artists of varying disciplines. It’s overseen by the humourless Mrs. Briggs (Yvonne De Carlo). Farentino, working down in the basement begins work on a new horror-themed comic book, and well…you figure it out. Pamela Bellwood plays a rival artist to Farentino, Brian Robbins a seemingly nice painter, and Vince Edwards plays a former private dick turned wannabe crime fiction writer.

Reviewer: Ryan McDonald
Rating: out of 5
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PYEWACKET (2017)
Pyewacket Reviewed: 26 April 2018
 

Goth teen Leah (Nicole Munoz) is living in US small town Booniesville, living mainly for hanging out with her blackleather clad school friends at occult book signings. After her dad's death, she's horrified to hear that her heavy-drinking and controlling mum (The Walking Dead’s Laurie Holden) wants to have a fresh start by moving to a new house out in the woods. Not surprisingly worried by the thought of living in the middle of nowhere away from her black-lipstick-wearing pals, Leah buys a book on the occult.

Reviewer: Nina Romain
Rating: out of 5
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QUIET PLACE, A (2018)
Quiet Place, A Reviewed: 26 April 2018
 

A couple, Evelyn (Blunt) and Lee Abbott (John Krasinski) are returning from raiding an abandoned shop in a deserted village. They seem to be the last family left alive in their deserted rural community, and head home, accompanied by their two young sons and one tweenage girl, they speak in sign language and terrified "shush" hand gestures, as it become painfully obvious there is something after them tracking them by sound. One noise...and you're dead.

Reviewer: Nina Romain
Rating: out of 5
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BLAIR WITCH (2016)
Blair Witch Reviewed: 18 March 2018
 

James Allen McCune plays the brother of one of the three unlucky student filmmakers who ventured into the woods near Burkittsville in search of the legendary Blair Witch...and never came back. McCune, along with several buddies will venture to those woods now some fifteen years later, as there is supposedly a chance his sister is still alive. Cue the alleged spooky stuff happening. Well, eventually anyway.

Reviewer: Ryan McDonald
Rating: out of 5
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DONT BREATHE (2016)
Dont Breathe Reviewed: 18 March 2018
 

Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, and Daniel Zovatto are a trio of young thieves whose lives are going pretty much nowhere. In fact, Levy and jerky boyfriend Zovatto have dreams of leaving town after one more score. They decide to break into the home of a blind war veteran (Stephen Lang) who came into some money after the death of his daughter via a car accident. Unfortunately, Lang is no ordinary old blind man. In addition to being a war veteran, his other four senses are alert, he's resourceful, strong, and no mere would-be victim. These kids have f'd with the wrong Marine. Yes, I am proud of that one, thank you.

Reviewer: Ryan McDonald
Rating: out of 5
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ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE (2015)
All Through The House Reviewed: 18 March 2018
 

Director Todd Nunes's festive slasher movie has garnered a huge amount of buzz online since it was announced, so horror fans have been extremely eager to check this one out. After waiting patiently for what felt like an eternity, the film was released here in the UK on November 21st and I for one couldn't wait to check it out.

Reviewer: Phil Davies Brown
Rating: out of 5
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GHOULIES (1984)
Ghoulies Reviewed: 18 March 2018
 

Peter Liapis inherits the estate of his late Satanist father (Michael Des Barres), and thinks it would be fun to invite some friends over for a nice Satanic ritual. A few conjuring words later and he has summoned up the title vicious little beasties that run amok as Liapis descends into power-driven madness. Lisa Pelikan is his unhappy girlfriend, whilst among the ‘party’ guests is a young Mariska Hargitay. Jack Nance turns up as a local crazy old guy named Wolfgang.

Reviewer: Ryan McDonald
Rating: out of 5
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NIGHT OF FEAR (1972)
Night of Fear Reviewed: 18 March 2018
 

A rat-keeping backwoods lunatic (Norman Yemm- excellent, if somewhat thankless) wreaks havoc and terror on a couple of unsuspecting women (played by Carla Hoogeveen and a horse-riding Briony Behets). Mike Dorsey turns up briefly as Hoogeveen's lover.

Reviewer: Ryan McDonald
Rating: out of 5
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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 lads’ 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 they’ve 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, they’ve 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 that’s 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 couple’s Indian housekeeper suggests to Callies (who blames herself for her son’s 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 ‘son’ pleas with her. Yeah, I’m 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 O’Connor 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 they’re getting themselves into by gauging the quality of THE BYE BYE MAN's trailers. Nobody’s going to claim that this is a good horror film, but it’s no THE FOREST or DEVIL’S 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 couldn’t 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 Verbinski’s 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 isn’t 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 Thompson’s 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 boy’s 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 don’t 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 aren’t 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 children’s health and safety. Meanwhile, Grace is also starting to worry about the kids’ 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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LATEST REVIEWS

Get Out Movie Review

Get Out

Cellar Dweller Movie Review

Cellar Dweller

Pyewacket Movie Review

Pyewacket

Quiet Place, A Movie Review

Quiet Place, A

Blair Witch Movie Review

Blair Witch

Dont Breathe Movie Review

Dont Breathe

All Through The House Movie Review

All Through The House

Ghoulies Movie Review

Ghoulies

Night of Fear Movie Review

Night of Fear

Happy Death Day Movie Review

Happy Death Day

The Ritual Movie Review

The Ritual

Mercy Christmas Movie Review

Mercy Christmas

The Unraveling Movie Review

The Unraveling

The Witch Movie Review

The Witch

The Other Side of the Door Movie Review

The Other Side of the Door

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