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Review: Nightcrawler

When Lou Bloom (Gyllenhall), a driven man desperate for work, breaks into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. This looked absolutely amazing from the first time I saw the trailer. Jake Gyllenhall really ups the ante as photographer and cameraman…

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Review: American Mary

  Mary Mason a struggling surgical school student stumbles into the world of body modification to make extra money to help fund her degree. When an incident causes her to re-examin her values and use her skills to her advantage to extract revenge. American Mary is a revenge film at its core, but set in the…

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Festival : Celluloid Screams 2014

  Celluloid Screams is a multiday film festival held in Sheffield yearly since 2009.  From the friday night to the wee hours of Monday morning. A few hundred people cram into the largest screen of the Showroom Cinema for films, shorts, Q&A’s, beer and popcorn. Both myself, Mark and Mike fancied trying the festival for…

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Review: What We Do In The Shadows

A documentary following four flatmates who are just trying to get by and overcome life’s obstacles-like being immortal vampires who must feast on human blood. Hundreds of years old, the vampires are finding that beyond sunlight catastrophes, hitting the main artery, and not being able to get a sense of their wardrobe without a reflection-modern…

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Film4 Frightfest 2014 – It’s all change….

A review of this years Film4 Frightfest I did for Failed Critics back in September. Eight years ago I first came to FrightFest, back when it was still in the Odeon at the bottom of Leicester Square, where I did 2 years before it moved venue to The Empire at the top of the square.…

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Review: Truth Or Dare

  A group of young you-tube video makers known as the Truth or Daredevils stage various video’s depicting them playing a more dangerous version of the game truth or dare. After one such staged performance a fan; Derik decides that the show isn’t real enough, and he brings his version of the game to the…

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Review: Babadook

  A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her. The Babadook is a difficult film to write about. On one hand the marketing campaign for the Babadook is trying to hype…

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Interview: Jessica Cameron & Ryan Kiser

This year at Frightfest ‘The Sickest Movie You Will Ever See’ was screened. Mike Caught up with director, writer and star Jessica Cameron and actor Ryan Kiser in the bar for a chat. Originally posted by Mike at Failed Critics in September. Mike: Truth or Dare sounds like an inventive twist on a traditional but much loved formula,…

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Cheap Thrills : Vampire (Demon Under Glass)

  Poundland Find A serial killer is terrorising Los Angeles, leaving his victims dry of blood the press nicknamed him Vlad. After capture, he is taken to a medical facility for testing. (Vampire was originally released in 2002 as Demon Under Glass. It was re-released in 2010 under the name vampire).     Here we…

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Review: Ouija

A girl is mysteriously killed playing with an ancient Ouija Board, which leads to a close group of friends to investigate her death. They soon find out that some things aren’t meant to be played with. Every now and again a mainstream horror film is released which is actually pretty good. It’s a rare event, but it…