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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…

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Review: Anguish

A girl, Tess, is diagnosed with an identity disorder that may actually be channeling an evil, dead spirit inside of her. I was looking forward to ANGUISH as it deals with a subject close to my heart. Opening with a statistic that one in four cases of mental health are untreatable by medication and therapy…

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Review: The Witch

A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession. In recent years there has been a number of low budget slightly creepy films (It Follows, Babadook etc,) that have been billed and had a marketing campaign intended to whip people up into expecting ‘OMFG the scariest…

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Review: Martyrs

A woman and her childhood friend seek out revenge on those who victimized and abused them. Approach The Goetze Brothers’ Martyrs remake however you like – the sad reality is that whether you look at it in direct comparison with Pascal Laugier’s landmark original, or attempt (as I did) to judge it on its own…

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Review: The Minds Eye

In New England, police harass a hitchhiker, only to be thrown through the air by an unseen opponent. Taken into custody, the man becomes of particular interest to the sympathetic Dr. Slovak. From Joe Begos the director of Almost Human comes the sequel to Scanners he always wanted to see. Well a sequel in heart only…

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Review: Patchwork

A bombastic throw-back horror-comedy that follows three young women who go out partying one night and find themselves Frankensteined together in one body. Now they must put aside their differences so they can find who did this and exact revenge! Oh, hello? Faye’s Childhood? Yeah, Patchwork called and wants to know if you’re interested in…

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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: 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…