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Review: Don’t Breathe

Hoping to walk away with a massive fortune, a trio of thieves break into the house of a blind man who isn’t as helpless as he seems. Usually when we hear of yet another remake we write it off and pop it on the pile of films we don’t have any intention of watching. At…

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Review: Cell

When a mysterious cell phone signal causes apocalyptic chaos, an artist is determined to reunite with his young son in New England. The second film on the opening night of Frightfest 2016 unfortunately ended up being what we all feared it would be; poorly made and really quite shocking. When it was first announced that…

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Review: Lights Out

When her little brother, Martin, experiences the same events that once tested her sanity, Rebecca works to unlock the truth behind the terror, which brings her face to face with an entity that has an attachment to their mother, Sophie. With all the mainstream horrors that get churned out today with the same jump scares…

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Horror Channel Frightfest 2016 Film Ratings

It was all change this year at FrightFest as the headline sponsor was now the Horror Channel, and instead of the confines of Vue Leicester Square we were now out in the spacious Vue Shepherds Bush at West 12. Gone were the protestors jugglers and buskers, only to be replaced with singing religious groups and…

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HorrorChannel FrightFest2016 Film Predictions

This Friday (1st July) the 2016 HorrorChannel FrightFest programme is announced listing all the feature films and events to be spread out over the 5 days in late August.  Unlike previous years the festival is to take place away from Leicester Square – at the Vue Shepherds Bush. Like previous years there will be some great…

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Review: The Conjuring 2

Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits. For me, The Conjuring was where James Wan really hit his stride. Already a fan from his earlier works such as Saw, Dead Silence and Death Sentence, this was where he…

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Review: Green Room

After witnessing a murder, a punk rock band is forced into a vicious fight for survival against a group of maniacal skinheads. After the successful indie thriller Blue Ruin absolutely slayed it, expectations were high for Jeremy Sauliner’s follow up, Green Room. For months I, along with many of my friends and film buddies, had…

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Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane

After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack. I never saw the first Cloverfield movie and it sits within my pile of DVDs I still have to watch. So as I write this I can…

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Review: The Boy

An American nanny is shocked that her new English family’s boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive. When I first saw the trailer for this I thought this looked like an interesting idea. Take an American nanny…

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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…