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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…

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Review: The Forest

A woman goes into Japan’s Suicide Forest to find her twin sister, and confronts supernatural terror. Simply put, ‘The Forest’ is the very worst brand of multiplex horror. It tells the story of an American woman (Natalie Dormer) who ventures into Japan’s Aokigahara forest (a popular stomping ground for the suicidal) in search of her…

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Review: Pride And Prejudice And Zombies

Five sisters in 19th century England must cope with the pressures to marry while protecting themselves from a growing population of zombies. I was intrigued by the idea of this movie, how often does such a classic tale as this get mashed up with a zombie outbreak. It all seemed very silly and a great…

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Review: Goosebumps

A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R. L. Stine after the writer’s imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware. You’d be forgiven for thinking that, on paper, R.L Stine’s multi-million selling Goosebumps series would be a tricky thing to attempt to adapt to film. A…

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Review: Sinister 2

A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that’s marked for death. Oh SINISTER how I loved you. In an era of grim, dull, lifeless and stale horror you were like a beacon of hope flickering away in the distance showing us that we shouldn’t give up hope and that once…

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Review: The Gift

A young married couple’s lives are thrown into a harrowing tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband’s past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years. Do you remember an era of SINGLE WHITE FEMALE? What about PACIFIC HEIGHTS? You know I loved those films, taking the idea that…

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Review: Victor Frankenstein

Told from Igor’s perspective, we see the troubled young assistant’s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man – and the legend – we know today. Frankenstein is one of those classic horror stories that I didn’t really…

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Review: Krampus

A boy who has a bad Christmas ends up accidentally summoning a Christmas demon to his family home. It’s a rarity to get a good Christmas horror movie but here comes the one that is going to truly smash that, step up quite possibly one of the best horrors of the year, KRAMPUS. Nailing the…

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Review: The Hallow

A family who moved into a remote mill house in Ireland finds themselves in a fight for survival with demonic creatures living in the woods. I would say The Hallow is a new take on fairies but to be fair to the film it’s actually just going back to Irish folklore roots and showing us…

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Review: A Christmas Horror Story

Interwoven stories that take place on Christmas Eve, as told by one festive radio host: A family brings home more than a Christmas tree, a student documentary becomes a living nightmare, a Christmas spirit terrorizes, Santa slays evil. This little slice of horrific, festive fun went down a treat at this years’ Frightfest. An anthology…