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Review: The Rotten Link

In a little village with 20 houses, isolated in the countryside, lives Raulo, a 50 year-old retarded lumberjack, with Ercilia, his senile witch doctor mother, and Roberta, his sister, the town’s young and favourite prostitute. Also released as El Eslabón Podrido One of FrightFest 2015’s more offbeat selections, Valentin Javier Diment’s THE ROTTEN LINK will most…

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Review: The Green Inferno

A group of student activists travels to the Amazon to save the rain forest and soon discover that they are not alone, and that no good deed goes unpunished. There’s nothing like a nice gory cannibal film to get you going on a Friday morning at Frightfest and that’s exactly the experience I was hoping…

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Review: The Diabolical

Madison, a single mother, and her children, are awoken nightly by an increasingly strange and intense presence. She seeks help from her scientist boyfriend Nikolai, who begins a hunt to destroy the violent spirit that paranormal experts are too frightened to take on. One of only a couple of supernatural ventures at this year’s Frightfest…

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Review: Bait

Bex and Dawn are trapped. They dream of taking control of their lives and owning their own upmarket cafe, but no one will give people them the opportunity. As brutal and hard hitting as Bait is, there is something comforting about watching a film set in locations that I know, people that I can relate…

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Review: The Treatment

Nick Cafmeyer has a dark cloud hanging over his life: he is haunted by the unsolved disappearance of his younger brother, Bjorn. When a disturbing case comes to light involving a missing nine-year-old, Nick heads a massive search which turns into a relentless manhunt. The Treatment is a dark, bold, difficult and brilliant film, touching on a…

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Review: The Canal

Film archivist David is  him a reel of to-be-archived footage that shows that his house was the setting for a brutal murder in 1902. Becoming more unsettled and unhinged, David begins to believe that a spectral presence is in his house and ends up following his wife to a nearby canal. Dark atmospherics collide with a…

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Review: Deathgasm

Two teenage boys unwittingly summon an ancient evil entity known as The Blind One by delving into black magic while trying to escape their mundane lives. You don’t have to be a metalhead to enjoy Jason Lei Howden’s riotous horror-comedy ‘Deathgasm’, but there’s little denying that it helps. Set against a bludgeoning soundtrack and peppered…

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Review: Demonic

A police officer and a psychologist investigate the deaths of five people who were killed while trying to summon ghosts. What to say about DEMONIC… well let’s start with in an era of PG-13/15 rated horror this is one of the better releases and it has its moments where you will leave your seat, I…

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Review: The Visit

A single mother finds that things in her family’s life go very wrong after her two young children visit their grandparents. A strong cast struggle to make themselves stand out in ‘The Visit’, a new found footage/mockumentary effort which sees ‘The Sixth Sense’ director M. Night Shyamalan make a return to the horror genre. Telling…

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Review: Unfriended

A group of online chat room friends find themselves haunted by a mysterious, supernatural force using the account of their dead friend. It would be easy to dismiss ‘Unfriended’ outright as something of a gimmick. Unfolding entirely within the confines of a laptop screen documenting a video chat going on between a group of high-school…