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Review: Cooties

A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral swarm of mass savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives. Cooties is the US version of The Lurgy and when you think how fantastic the idea of making this imaginary disease…

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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: 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…

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Short: Split

Directed by: Andy Stewart Written by:  Andy Stewart Cast: Austin Hayden, Shian Denovan The story of a man who awakens one day infected with a virus, as large pustules and boils form across his body, he breaks down as the revelations of his private life become apparent.  In 2012 I had the ‘pleasure’ of catching Dysmorphia at Grimm Fest.…

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Short: She

Directed by: Chelsey Burdon & Mark Vessey Written by:  Chelsey Burdon & Mark Vessey Cast: Fiona Dourif, Phillip James  Stuck in a domineering and controlling relationship, She is backed into a corner and plans the ultimate revenge.     I had no idea what “She” was about, I managed to see this film up at Grimm up North…

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Review: Honeymoon

A newlywed couple finds their lake-country honeymoon descend into chaos after Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of their first night.   Catching Honeymoon last year was a proper coin toss, it was up against Late Phases at Film 4 FrightFest. I’m VERY glad I caught this gem of a movie. The film…

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Review: Dead Snow 2 – Red VS Dead

Cursed Nazi zombies attempt to complete their mission to destroy a Norwegian town. The only people in their way are a man with a cursed arm and the Zombie Squad. For those of you who haven’t seen the first Dead Snow, its a highbrow documentary analysing the Nazi invasion of Norway. Ok its about defrosted nazi…

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Review : Woman In Black 2 – Angel of Death

  In 1941, during the Blitz, a group of eight children are evacuated to the country with their headmistress and Eve ( Phoebe Fox) a teacher who has experienced loss in her young life. Unfortunately, it is very much out of the frying pan, as they are evacuated to Eel Marsh House, the crumbling ancestral…