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Short: Avant Macabre

Directed by: John Shelton Written by:John Shelton Cast: John H. Shelton, Steven Chamberlain,  This five minute short teams poems with atmospheric imagery, focusing on the horror of the message, and the emotions they elicit from the film maker. It’s a very nice idea, and something rarely done these days, but I’m not sure what the…

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Review: Baskin

A squad of unsuspecting cops goes through a trapdoor to Hell when they stumble upon a Black Mass in an abandoned building. I must admit that I have never seen the short film that this feature length movie evolved from so as I write this I have nothing to compare it too suffice to say…

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Review: Anguish

A girl, Tess, is diagnosed with an identity disorder that may actually be channeling an evil, dead spirit inside of her. I was looking forward to ANGUISH as it deals with a subject close to my heart. Opening with a statistic that one in four cases of mental health are untreatable by medication and therapy…

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Review: The Witch

A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession. In recent years there has been a number of low budget slightly creepy films (It Follows, Babadook etc,) that have been billed and had a marketing campaign intended to whip people up into expecting ‘OMFG the scariest…

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Review: Martyrs

A woman and her childhood friend seek out revenge on those who victimized and abused them. Approach The Goetze Brothers’ Martyrs remake however you like – the sad reality is that whether you look at it in direct comparison with Pascal Laugier’s landmark original, or attempt (as I did) to judge it on its own…

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Review: The Minds Eye

In New England, police harass a hitchhiker, only to be thrown through the air by an unseen opponent. Taken into custody, the man becomes of particular interest to the sympathetic Dr. Slovak. From Joe Begos the director of Almost Human comes the sequel to Scanners he always wanted to see. Well a sequel in heart only…

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Review: The Other Side Of The Door

A family lives an idyllic existence abroad until a tragic accident takes the life of their young son. The inconsolable mother learns of an ancient ritual that will bring him back to say a final goodbye. She travels to an ancient temple, where a door serves as a mysterious portal between two worlds. High hopes…

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Film4 FrightFest Glasgow 2016 Film Ratings

Its February and yet again FrightFest takes up residence at the Glasgow Film Theatre for 2 days of films, shorts and Q&As. A number Real Reel Scares crew headed north of the border, stocked up on IrnBru and butter tablet and reported back on the lineup. As before  all films have been rated out of 5, and…

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Review: Patchwork

A bombastic throw-back horror-comedy that follows three young women who go out partying one night and find themselves Frankensteined together in one body. Now they must put aside their differences so they can find who did this and exact revenge! Oh, hello? Faye’s Childhood? Yeah, Patchwork called and wants to know if you’re interested in…

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Review: The Hexecutioners

Two disparate young women working for a company that conducts euthanasia are dispatched to a remote estate to perform a custom assisted-suicide ritual, but unwittingly summon the wraiths of a Death Cult that once inhabited the property. From the writer of Pontypool, Tony Burgess comes this moral tale of euthanasia and sometimes things are not…