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SCREAM (TV) (2015)
Scream (TV) Reviewed: 24 July 2015
 

I’ll start this review by saying I’m a huge Scream fan. I grew up with the franchise, watching the first Scream when I was 11 years old. I watched it so many times that I wore out the videocassette rental from Blockbuster video. The store even called my mom to check on the VHS and when it would be returned. I love Sidney Prescott, Dewey Riley, Gale Weathers. I even love Ghostface and his/ her many incarnations. The franchise is a totem of the horror genre.

Reviewer: Nicole Bird
Rating: out of 5
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GIRLHOUSE (2014)
GirlHouse Reviewed: 20 July 2015
 

Don’t let the trashy neon UK cover art fool you, Girlhouse may be going straight to DVD in this country but it’s one of the best horror movies I’ve seen so far this year.

Reviewer: Phil Davies Brown
Rating: out of 5
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WITCHFINDER GENERAL (1968)
Witchfinder General Reviewed: 16 July 2015
 

Set in England in the mid-1600s, during the era of Cromwell (Patrick Wymark), Vincent Price stars as the real-life Matthew Hopkins, a brutal and ruthless roaming witch-hunter and supposed Puritan. The film centres on his encounters with supposed heretic priest Rupert Davies and Davies' niece Hilary Dwyer. Hopkins wants to hang Davies for his 'crimes', but Dwyer offers herself to Hopkins instead if he'll spare her uncle's life. Ian Ogilvy plays Dwyer's lover, who is away serving Cromwell on the battlefield while all of this is going on. When he returns to see what has happened, he swears vengeance against Hopkins.

Reviewer: Ryan McDonald
Rating: out of 5
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HEAD (2015)
Head Reviewed: 11 July 2015
 

Those of you who may recall Peter Jackson's rather fun yet equally repugnant dark puppet comedy 'Meet the Feebles' from back in 1989 will be pleased to hear that Elmwood Productions have also bought together a new batch of felt faced friends to entertain you. Writer/director Jon Bristol's horror project 'HEAD' introduces us to a group of young friends who are heading out on a camping trip for the weekend to the remote mountains of New England. Oh and did I mention that it happens to be on the site of Satanic cult murders that took place years before?

Reviewer: Horror Asylum
Rating: out of 5
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AMITYVILLE II: THE POSSESSION (1982)
Amityville II: The Possession Reviewed: 09 July 2015
 

The Montelli family move into the Amityville house, and it’s not long before all manner of unusual things begin to take place. Eventually, a Catholic priest (James Olson) is called upon, but the loutish behaviour of patriarch Burt Young drives him away (‘Coz you wouldn’t want to stop an abusive husband/father from being abusive, right?). Eldest son Jack Magner seems to act out, seducing his own sister (Diane Franklin) and exhibiting other more violent behaviour, thus Olson begins to suspect something more otherworldly demonic is at play.

Reviewer: Ryan McDonald
Rating: out of 5
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JURASSIC WORLD (2015)
Jurassic World Reviewed: 25 June 2015
 

It’s been 22 years since a group of plucky individuals were test subjects for a new amusement park containing the world’s first genetically engineered Dinosaurs. Things didn’t quite go to plan and the park never opened. Cut to the present and Jurassic World, the 4th film in the Jurassic Park franchise brings everything up to date. Jurassic World is the rebranded park that has now been open to the public for several years. In a bid to woo a fast-bored public, the genetic engineers are creating hybrid creatures that are bigger, stronger, faster etc… What could possibly go wrong? Well, everything for park controller Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) she’s a frosty uptight career woman with a head for heights and a bod for demanding genetically modified dinosaurs that will escape, chase her and tear her blouse. If only there were a man around to save her from a fate worse than barren-singledom. Enter Owen (Chris Pratt) a gorgeous park ranger, so gorgeous in fact he can train Raptors, Raptors! The fearsome creatures that would disembowel you with a swift flick of the wrist are now trained puppies and they have names, presenting Flopsy Mopsy, Cotton Tail and Blue.

Reviewer: Richard Mansfield
Rating: out of 5
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BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR (1989)
Bride of Re-Animator Reviewed: 25 June 2015
 

After spending time in Peru as doctors during wartime over there (while conducting controversial experiments on the sly), Dr. Dan Cain (Bruce Abbott) and his diabolical associate Dr. Herbert West (Jeffrey Combs) return home to work as interns at the local hospital from the original “Re-Animator”. The socially awkward West is still ruthless in his pursuit of reanimation of the dead, but this time is interested in re-animated body parts. The idea is to create a whole being made of different people’s body parts to then revive them at the same time. Cain wants nothing to do with this idea, but West has an ace up his sleeve to get Cain on board: The new re-animated corpse will feature the heart of Cain’s deceased love, Megan (The piecemeal corpse, when fully assembled, is played by Kathleen Kinmont). Flies in the ointment here come in the form of a dogged police lieutenant (played by Claude Earl Jones), who has a personal beef to settle after his wife was turned into a zombified corpse, and bizarro Dr. Graves (Mel Stewart), who has found some leftover re-animation fluid, as well as stumbling on a certain severed head (David Gale).

Reviewer: Ryan McDonald
Rating: out of 5
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UNDER THE SKIN (2013)
Under the Skin Reviewed: 21 June 2015
 

Under the Skin is the latest from director Jonathan Glazier and stars Scarlett Johansson. The film opens with a series of abstract images. A woman’s voice repeats words over and over, gradually forming the English Language. The shapes become more recognisable, a human eye. A biker picks up the body of a dead young woman from a ditch. He puts her body in a white van. In a white void, a naked young woman undresses the corpse. It is her exact double and she assumes the dead woman’s identity. This is Laura, a mysterious alien. She takes to the streets of Edinburgh in a white van and catches the attention of various young men. She takes them to her derelict home and they are never seen again.

Reviewer: Richard Mansfield
Rating: out of 5
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INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 (2015)
Insidious: Chapter 3 Reviewed: 19 June 2015
 

I’m a huge fan of Insidious; I walked out of the first film feeling terrified and exhilaratingly thrilled. The Lipstick-faced Demon scared the hell out of me and I was sure he was hiding in my loo every night for about a month. Then came chapter two picking up directly where the first film left off. I was so disappointed leaving the cinema, it had become a bit of a disjointed, what with all the time travel and revisiting scenes from the first film and explaining them in minute detail. I have to say I’ve watched Chapter 2 on DVD since and enjoyed it a lot more, perhaps without the weight of expectations from my love of the original I was able to enjoy the fun bits and skip the ending. This is kind of how I feel about Chapter 3. It sits between the two in terms of quality and I have a feeling I’ll be watching it again when it comes out on DVD/Netflix

Reviewer: Richard Mansfield
Rating: out of 5
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AREA 51 (2015)
Area 51 Reviewed: 10 June 2015
 

Writer/director Oren Peli returns to the director's chair for new alien based found footage thriller 'Area 51'. Hot on the heels of 'Alien Abduction' and 'Extraterrestrial' this new alien-themed feature once more attempts to give us some close encounter scares and thrills but sadly misses the mark entirely. A group of young conspiracy theorists plan a trip to the mysterious military base Area 51 to try and unlock the secrets of this highly classified government location. Aside from the fact that Area 51 itself has been the subject of many sci-fi horrors to date there is a great deal more here that's uninspiring simply than just the overused backdrop.

Reviewer: Steven Davies
Rating: out of 5
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LOST RIVER (2014)
Lost River Reviewed: 03 June 2015
 

Having enjoyed Ryan Gosling in ‘Only God forgives’ and a being a big fan of Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks I was intrigued by the mysterious and beautiful trailer for ‘Lost River’. Lost River is the directorial debut of A-list actor Ryan Gosling and received its premiere at Cannes. The film was getting mostly 2 star scathing reviews, could it be that bad with a trailer that good? Yes is the answer.

Reviewer: Richard Mansfield
Rating: out of 5
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LATE PHASES (2013)
Late Phases Reviewed: 03 June 2015
 

Ambrose (Nick Damici) a blind Vietnam veteran, moves to a retirement community with his guide dog Shadow. On the first night they are victim of a vicious attack. Ambrose finds a large animal claw embedded in the wall and begins to suspect the assailant may not be an animal but a werewolf. As well as the threat of imminent attack Ambrose has to deal with a difficult relationship with his son Will (Ethan Embry)

Reviewer: Richard Mansfield
Rating: out of 5
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THE NIGHTMARE (2015)
The Nightmare Reviewed: 01 June 2015
 

Having previously seen many programs and documentaries about sleep paralysis as well as thoroughly enjoying the directors nostalgic and unsettling look back at one of the creepiest horror films in history in ‘Room 237’ I was very excited for the release of Rodney Ascher’s ‘The Nightmare’.

Reviewer: Steven Davies
Rating: out of 5
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UNFRIENDED (2014)
Unfriended Reviewed: 19 May 2015
 

Spurred on by a fun trailer and glowing reviews from the press I headed out to see Unfriended this last Bank holiday weekend. It looked like the sort of film I’d usually wait till it was on Netflix but the reviews insisted this was a film-going experience worthy of the big screen. Unfriended follows the lives of a group of teenagers and the twist is the whole film takes place on Blaire’s computer screen. Everything we see/hear comes courtesy of her Facebook messages and Skype calls. Each character only appears in cyberspace in a small Skype square lit only by their screen’s eerie glow.

Reviewer: Richard Mansfield
Rating: out of 5
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MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (2014)
Mad Max: Fury Road Reviewed: 18 May 2015
 

Right from the opening scene with a two-headed mutant lizard scuttling through the desert (and watch for exactly what happens to it), you know director George Miller hasn’t lost his touch as he reboots his 1979 original for the 21st century. Miller refers to his 2015 vision as a “reduced, dystopian future” which has turned into “a medieval past” where a desert fortress called the Citadel, run by the evil Immortan Joe, and allies Gas Town and the Bullet Farm, controls everything by limiting the water supply. Immortan runs the Citadel with an iron fist, with the War Boys, the underlings he enslaves.

Reviewer: Nina Romain
Rating: out of 5
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STONEHEARST ASYLUM (2014)
Stonehearst Asylum Reviewed: 17 May 2015
 

Oxford University, 1899, and The Alienist (Gleeson) is conducting a lecture on hysteria for his medical students. The patient is brought in – Eliza Graves (Beckinsale) and has supposedly been in his care for a number of years. She begs the students to help her, scared, claiming not to be mad (as mad people usually do in films like this, I suppose?) But, there’s clearly something wrong with her. Is she mad, or is The Alienist (an old term for psychiatrist or psychologist specializing in asylum medicine) covering something up? Thus begins “Stonehearst Asylum”, a lush looking, higher budget, inoffensive would-be horror yarn in the Gothic mode aimed at audiences who like films like “The Woman in Black” or stories such as the work of Henry James or MR James. This particular film is based on the Edgar Allen Poe short story “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether” (although for some reason the filmmakers only credit “based on a story by Edgar Allen Poe”).

Reviewer: David Paul Hellings
Rating: out of 5
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HOLD (SHORT) (2014)
Hold (Short) Reviewed: 17 May 2015
 

HOLD is a simple idea in a short film that's reasonably well put together. The idea that a man in a post-apocalyptic world is after nothing more than a moment of emotional contact is a good one. It's nicely shot by Joni Juutilainen, and Kolelas as Him is watchable. It's not a short film that's interested in the cliches of the genre, which is refreshing to see.

Reviewer: David Paul Hellings
Rating: out of 5
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HAUNTED HOUSE, THE (SHORT) (2014)
Haunted House, The (Short) Reviewed: 17 May 2015
 

Nicely shot and played, The Haunted House is a witty and well-made short in which a group of teens in suburban America decide to spend the night in a supposedly haunted house.

Reviewer: David Paul Hellings
Rating: out of 5
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THE HOUSE AT THE END OF TIME (2013)
The House at the End of Time Reviewed: 04 May 2015
 

Venezuelan mystery horror 'The House at the End of Time' has had plenty of success since its domestic release back in 2013 marking it as the most successful and highest grossing thriller to ever come out of the country. The movie itself has perhaps been a little shamelessly touted and marketed overseas as a straight forward horror thanks to some rather selective quotes and practically unrelated promotional cover art. Despite its overly desperate non-domestic marketing it's very clear within the first half hour that this is more of a dramatic mystery thriller more so than just an all-out supernatural horror flick.

Reviewer: Steven Davies
Rating: out of 5
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AFFLICTED (2013)
Afflicted Reviewed: 29 April 2015
 

Derek Lee and Clif Prowse are long-time best buds who are about to embark on a round the world trip, mostly because Clif wants to show Derek a good time and lift his spirits. You see, Derek has been in and out of hospitals for a while due to a possibly fatal brain aneurysm. Clif also plans on documenting the trip via video and an accompanying blog. Unfortunately, things take a turn for the worse in France after one wild night with a mystery woman. Derek’s health and general mood also start to worsen at a rapid rate, but he flat-out refuses to get checked out at a hospital. But then something even stranger starts to happen. Derek finds he has super-strength and super-human agility.

Reviewer: Ryan McDonald
Rating: out of 5
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OPEN GRAVE (2012)
Open Grave Reviewed: 29 April 2015
 

Sharlto Copley wakes up in a huge grave full of dead bodies on a dark and stormy night. He has no idea who he is, where he is, or how the hell he got there. Although his bones appear to be extremely fragile, he manages to get out of the pit with the help of a mystery person. He heads towards a house where he finds himself amongst a group of people (Erin Richards, German actor Thomas Kretschmann, Hong Kong actress Josie Ho, and Joseph Morgan from “The Vampire Diaries”) who also don’t seem to know who they are and are reluctant to trust Copley. Slowly but surely, as they investigate the house, their memories start to come back slowly, though Ho’s mute character is very hard to communicate with. That’s all the plot you’re gonna get out of me, hell I might’ve even told you too much already.

Reviewer: Ryan McDonald
Rating: out of 5
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LOVE ME (2012)
Love Me Reviewed: 27 March 2015
 

This thriller from the director of no less than 3 Hellraiser sequels (Rick Bota) starts out well enough but quickly becomes tiresome.

Reviewer: Phil Davies Brown
Rating: out of 5
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DELIVER US FROM EVIL (2014)
Deliver us from Evil Reviewed: 27 March 2015
 

Eric Bana plays Sgt. Ralph Sarchie, a South Bronx cop on the strangest case of his career, one that will change the cynical, lapsed Catholic forever. Several incidents of a bizarre nature (one being a dangerous situation involving a crazy woman, a baby, and the local zoo) seem somehow linked to returned Iraq war soldiers. Eventually Sarchie (who has almost kind of a sixth sense/clairvoyant ability that helps his police work) and his partner Bulter (Joel McHale) are approached by an unorthodox Catholic priest (Edgar Ramirez) who believes that demonic possession is at the heart of all these strange goings on. Olivia Munn plays Sarchie's wife, whilst Sean Harris plays one of the disturbed war veterans.

Reviewer: Ryan McDonald
Rating: out of 5
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MISOGYNIST (2013)
Misogynist Reviewed: 18 March 2015
 

For those of you who have shied away from the chaos surrounding the much over-hyped sexual thriller 'Fifty Shades of Grey' may want to try something a little more edgy and satisfying. Enter writer/director Michael Matteo Rossi with his new thriller ‘Misogynist’. Actor Jon Briddell stars as Trevor, a sociopath who engages with young men in secret underground seminars that teach them how to gain control of a women’s psyche and get whatever he desires.

Reviewer: Steven Davies
Rating: out of 5
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THE PIGMAN MURDERS (2013)
The Pigman Murders Reviewed: 09 March 2015
 

In the wilderness of Connemara, Co. Galway, seven friends head off for a weekend break to celebrate the first year anniversary of death of their close friend. The Pigman Murders is a found footage survival/slasher horror written and directed by Stephen Patrick Kenny.

Reviewer: Richard Mansfield
Rating: out of 5
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