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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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Short: Mindless

Directed by: Katie Bonham Written by:  Katie Bonham Cast: Nicholas Vince,  Eloise Daye, Kate Danbury It was around twelve months ago that I reviewed a little short, The Paperround. It showed great promise and was an effective, almost dialogue free short. A year later director Katie Bonham brings us the follow up, Mindless. Nicholas Vince plays Peter, a seemingly…

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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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Interview: Katie Bonham

She had been busy becoming a known face on the UK horror circuit over the last few years, but it was with her third short The Paper Round that British filmmaker Katie Bonham really landed on the Real Reel Scares radar. Receiving its world premiere at FrightFest Glasgow in 2015, the follow-up to Doll and The…

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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…