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Insidious: Chapter 2

Insidious Chapter 2 will surprise no one familiar with the first film, using as it does the same jump techniques and beats as the superior original. Thus this renders it a far less visceral and heart thumping experience than it...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Haunter – FrightFest Review

Surprise; they were dead all long!  It’s been used in many horror films over the years, but nearly always at the last minute as a final “what a twist!”.  However, Haunter does things very differently, as, thou...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Stalled – FrightFest Review

Ever since Night of the Living Dead (and arguably Invisible Invaders to get really obscure), the zombie siege has been an ever-reliable format for low budget horror.  However, never before Stalled has a feature confined the sie...
 
 
 
 
 
 

You’re Next

The home invasion subgenre of horror has grown steadily over the last few years with the likes of Funny Games and this year’s The Purge.  An off-shot of the slasher genre, the main reason these can have such resonance is ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Conjuring

The scares begin almost immediately with The Conjuring as we are informed that real-life demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga); famous for investigating The Amityville Horror, found the case we ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

World War Z Review

It can’t be summer without a relatively brain-free apocalyptic blockbuster tentpole, so Brad Pitt has spent the past two years producing his answer to fun and action-filled disaster flicks like Armageddon and Independence...
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Haunted House Review

Last month Scary Movie 5 squeezed the last drops of blood red humour from Paranormal Activity, now it’s time for one of the originators of that series to do it all again…. Writer, producer and star Marlon Wayans has...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Purge

It appears to be a very good season for folk in masks taking over the neighbourhood. Over the past few years, home invasion horrors featuring masked assailants have scared many an audience, most notably in Liv Tyler-starrer The...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The ABCs Of Death

Hugely ambitious and gleefully boundary-pushing, The ABCs Of Death is destined to be a late-night cult classic.