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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...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Voices

The Voices is a comedy horror about a serial killer. It’s not a sub-genre we see very often but, thanks in no small part to the likes of American Psycho and TV’s Dexter, it is one that allows a macabre but often darkly funny lo...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death

With 2012’s The Woman In Black proving a box office hit the sequel The Woman In Black Angel Of Death was an inevitability. Even though the first film essentially put to bed the mystery of Eel Marsh House. But with original nove...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Burying the Ex

Burying the Ex is the result of a successful crowdfunding campaign, and it’s not hard to see why it would seem to a good investment. It’s a comedy horror from Joe Dante, who has directed titles that have redefined that subgenre...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Society

Released in 1989, at the height of the ‘80s Greed Is Good mentality, Society is perhaps more relevant now than it ever was. Put it this way, by the end of Society you’ll be thanking your lucky stars you’re not in the 1%. Failin...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

Walerian Borowczyk is a director who has long been absent from the critical limelight. A graduate of Poland’s most prestigious arts school, Boro used his training as a lithographer to get a job designing cinema posters before e...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rigor Mortis

Arguably it’s all Jonathan Ross’ fault. Back in 1990 – when Enter The Dragon was pretty much the only Hong Kong movie most of us had ever seen – Mr Ross, presented a run of films for Channel 4 under the banner Chine...
 
 
 
 
 
 

What We Do In The Shadows

With Twilight giving cinemas a serious case of vampire fatigue What We Do In Shadows is a timely reminder that they’re just as much a source of comedy as they are horror, or brooding self-indulgence for that matter. In fact so ...