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Ouija: Origin Of Evil

The opening scene of Ouija: Origin Of Evil sees a horror movie cliche in full effect. A hopeful husband and his sceptical daughter attend a seance hosted by medium Alice (Elizabeth Reaser). The scene delicately builds without f...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Blair Witch

The original 1999 The Blair Witch Project remains a seminal film in the annals of the horror genre. While it may not have been the first found footage horror it utilised a fledgling internet to create a viral marketing campaign...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fright Night

Revisiting films that you saw as a teenager is always an unnerving experience. Until you press play, the film exists in a hazy nostalgic hinterland. Was it really as good as you remember?  Or will it turn out to be just so much...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Shallows

Oh to be a fly on the wall in the original pitch for The Shallows. You can picture it now. A cigar smoke filled room, a group of stuffy looking studio executives smugly nodding as the concept of girl stranded on a rock being st...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Christine

2016 has already been an exciting year for fans of the Master of Horror himself, John Carpenter. As he continues to travel the world with his first ever live music tour performing selections from his iconic scores, long overdue...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Conjuring 2

It is interesting that throughout cinema the same ‘based on true event’ ghost stories keep cropping up. Anyone would think there is a lack of them around which to focus a film. Thankfully for The Conjuring 2 it manages to cram ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Green Room

Modern day horror films have fine-tuned everything from blood, gore, pin-point jump-scare accuracy with shocks and skin-crawling nerves. But it is a genre that is never interested in realism. Even when a horror film aims to be ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Witch

If you look back through the history of cinema the most effective horror films are rarely the ones that rely on the modern day trend of loud jump-scares. You know the type, the ones in which everything goes quiet, the protagoni...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cape Fear

If there’s one thing that will always be scary, it’s people. Old monster movies might lose their impact over the years as their special effects begin to age, and non-believers will never find much fear in the paranormal. But pe...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Forgotten

Now seems as good a time as any to make a low-budget British horror film. Despite being forced from the multiplex by their better-promoted American cousins, British horror films have managed to latch on to what would appear to ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Frankenstein

No stranger to the chilling side of the cinematic world, Candyman director Rose takes an old story and pokes at it from different angles giving the famed monster an infantile nature. Abandoned by his creators at the ‘toddler’ s...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Visit

How the mighty can fall. At one point M. Night Shyamalan had Hollywood at his feet. With The Sixth Sense he created a film that people are still talking about and referencing fifteen years later. But with each new project his s...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box

Just in time for Halloween Arrow Films release Hellraiser: The Scarlett Box. As ‘80s screen monsters go The Cenobites might have fallen by the way side to the likes of Freddy Krueger but they are equally as inventive as the dre...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Howl

As excuses for train delays go Howl might offer National Rail a new one; werewolves on the line. Given many of their excuses it would at least be one with a little more creativity than the wrong type of leafs on the line. But d...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Knock Knock

Coming from the mind of Hostel director Eli Roth you would be forgiven for assuming that Knock Knock would be a home invasion movie with plenty of gore. In some ways that might make for a more interesting experience because Kno...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Unfriended

The anonymity the internet offers has its advantages in some ways, but it has also enabled some people’s incredibly ugly sides, causing some truly disturbing instances of harassment and mob mentality. The prime example of recen...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Town that Dreaded Sundown

In 1946 around Texarkana, a town on the border of Texas and Arkansas, a crime wave occurred, killings committed by an unknown figure simply referred to as the Phantom Killer. The case was never officially solved, and has led to...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Into The Grizzly Maze

As B-Movie titles go Into The Grizzly Maze is up there with an attempt at originality. The concept is pure B-movie brilliance though; deep in the Alaskan wilds a rogue bear is chomping on poachers, lumberjacks and pretty much a...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Housebound

Housebound comes with quite the seal of approval from none other than Sir Peter Jackson. That will come as little surprise to those familiar with his pre-Tolkein career, as he was best known back in the day for creating very fu...
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night is the kind of horror title that immediately puts ideas, and probably not the light, fluffy kind, in your mind. But while the presumption is that things are not going to end up well for said Gir...