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Review: Annabelle Creation

Twelve years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle. A fan of the Conjuring, I liked the concept of Annabelle as a standalone feature. That said…

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Review: Blair Witch

After discovering a video showing what he believes to be his sister’s experiences in the demonic woods of the Blair Witch, James and a group of friends head to the forest in search of his lost sibling. The original Blair Witch Project (TBWP) was a film that changed the horror genre. Coming at the back-end…

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Review: Enclosure

An adventurous woman with a secret from her husband insists the couple go camping to reconnect. Something in the woods wipes out a group of hunters nearby, preventing the couple from leaving their tent Having missed it at this year’s Frightfest I was lucky enough to catch up with this little gem afterwards and it…

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Review: Don’t Breathe

Hoping to walk away with a massive fortune, a trio of thieves break into the house of a blind man who isn’t as helpless as he seems. Usually when we hear of yet another remake we write it off and pop it on the pile of films we don’t have any intention of watching. At…

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Review: Cell

When a mysterious cell phone signal causes apocalyptic chaos, an artist is determined to reunite with his young son in New England. The second film on the opening night of Frightfest 2016 unfortunately ended up being what we all feared it would be; poorly made and really quite shocking. When it was first announced that…

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Review: Lights Out

When her little brother, Martin, experiences the same events that once tested her sanity, Rebecca works to unlock the truth behind the terror, which brings her face to face with an entity that has an attachment to their mother, Sophie. With all the mainstream horrors that get churned out today with the same jump scares…

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Review: The Conjuring 2

Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits. For me, The Conjuring was where James Wan really hit his stride. Already a fan from his earlier works such as Saw, Dead Silence and Death Sentence, this was where he…

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Review: Green Room

After witnessing a murder, a punk rock band is forced into a vicious fight for survival against a group of maniacal skinheads. After the successful indie thriller Blue Ruin absolutely slayed it, expectations were high for Jeremy Sauliner’s follow up, Green Room. For months I, along with many of my friends and film buddies, had…

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Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane

After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack. I never saw the first Cloverfield movie and it sits within my pile of DVDs I still have to watch. So as I write this I can…

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Review: The Boy

An American nanny is shocked that her new English family’s boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive. When I first saw the trailer for this I thought this looked like an interesting idea. Take an American nanny…