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Short: Rats

Directed by: Mark Logan Written by: Mark Logan Cast: Nicholas Vince, Laurence R. Harvey, Jessica Messenger Something lurks in the dark shadows of the castle as Bill spends the night cataloguing the extensive library.  As Rats, the new short from Solitary director Mark Logan, begins, historian Bill (Nicholas Vince, Hellraiser, Night Breed) arrives at the picturesque Montague Castle. In…

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Review: Lost Solace

A swindling con artist starts to gain feelings and begins to question his life choices and actions more than he ever has. Shown in one of the Discovery Screens at this year’s Frightfest, Chris Scheuerman’s intriguing psychological thriller is ambiguous and invigorating. It begins well and has an interesting idea at its core which could…

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Review: Enclosure

An adventurous woman with a secret from her husband insists the couple go camping to reconnect. Something in the woods wipes out a group of hunters nearby, preventing the couple from leaving their tent Having missed it at this year’s Frightfest I was lucky enough to catch up with this little gem afterwards and it…

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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…