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Automata

Robots and A.I.s have recently been the subject for quite a few movies, particularly in relationship to the concept of the Singularity, the idea that technology will become self-evolving. The Machine, Ex Machina, Her, Transcend...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Sleeping Room

Many of Britain’s seaside towns and resorts have not adjusted well to the changes wrought to travel and holidays in recent years. Places that at their heights were great, bustling places ideal for a day out have fallen into a d...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Fear Clinic

Before getting into a discussion of the merits of the film, an important safety notice should be made; almost the entire last twenty minutes or so of this film are almost non-stop flashing lights. As such, those that are photos...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Extraterrestrial

Alien abductions, ever since tales of this phenomena started, have fuelled many a film and show, to the point where the image of the Grey (the big headed, black eyed alien) is a recognised pop-culture staple. These have varied ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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It Follows

For quite a long time there has been a close relationship between sex and death in horror films, both in metaphorical and literal terms. We all know the cliché of the virginal “final girl” leads in slasher films, even though th...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Search For Weng Weng

We are so used to on-demand titles, IMDb and such that it’s easy to forget that we didn’t used to have all the answers to hand. Back in the day, when you wanted to find out about an obscure film, it was a quest, you had to work...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Ninjas vs. Monsters

Wow, we haven’t had a good Ninja film since… erm… never really (does Batman Begins count?). We still haven’t with this one, as Ninja vs. Monsters is a stupid, micro-budgeted affair with amateurish acting, Halloween decoration l...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Stage Fright

There have been a few films before with the title Stage Fright, namely an Alfred Hitchcock thriller, and an Italian slasher from 1987. This film definitely has more in common with the latter than the former, being heavily steep...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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The Woman In Black: Angel of Death

The Woman in Black from 2012 was the biggest success (so far) of the recently revived Hammer Films.  Capturing much of the essence of Susan Hill’s novel, along with a big dose of old fashioned gothic, it was a huge success at t...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

In the early seventies, a whole new era for horror was in full swing, taking it fully out of the gothic past, and into a very grim and extreme present. One of the most legendary titles of this era was The Texas Chainsaw Massacr...