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Halloween (2018)

The buzz around David Gordon Green’s Halloween has been insane. Fresh blood behind the lens, the blessings of franchise instigator/genre icon John Carpenter, and the return of Jamie Lee Curtis to a role that launched her career back in 1978. If you ignore Rob Zombie’s remake and it’s sequel,

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First Reformed

Paul Schrader has had a reputation for weighty mainstream releases since penning the script for Taxi Driver in 1970.

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Suspiria 2018

Tremble, Tremble!!! The Witches are Back… Remakes can be controversial, especially in the horror genre. The fandom around genre classics can get territorial, defensive over their nostalgia, enraged at the very idea of a new “insert film here”. When Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria was announced, there was a very particular type of confused rage. Guadagnino is […]

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Hereditary

Ari Aster’s debut film has crawled under the skins of audiences all over the world by now. Hereditary’s simple, family-in-a-grief-vacuum, approach to genre filmmaking is a

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Right Place, Wrong Time: Nostalgia and the House of 1000 Corpses

Back in 2001, Rob Zombie, global heavy metal star, directed his first feature film, House of 1000 Corpses. Its schlocky exploitation soul was abandoned by producers to the whims of post-production purgatory for three years: shelved because of its freakish nature. 

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Among the Living – Blu-Ray Review

Among the Living is the latest film from Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, the French duo who first made a name for themselves with the shocking home

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The Other Side of the Door – Glasgow FrightFest 2016

From Johannes Roberts comes The Other Side of the Door, a supernatural horror film that plays out like Pet Cemetery in India, whilst also marking Roberts’ first foray into studio horror. The film tells the story of grieving parents Maria (Sarah Wayne Callies– The Walking Dead) and Michael (Jeremy Sisto – May) who are recovering from the untimely death […]

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The Gift – Blu-ray

Joel Edgerton’s directorial debut The Gift is a creeping kind of thriller that takes the awkward buddy comedy to a whole new level. Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) are a young married couple who have just moved into a new house. Gordo (Edgerton) is a school friend of Simon’s, whose sudden appearance throws […]

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Sinister 2 – Blu-Ray

Ciaran Foy’s Sinister 2, the follow up to Scott Derickson and C. Robert Cargill’s supernatural terror tale of 2012, is arguably one of the sequels that garnered the most buzz in 2015. Where the first Sinister was steeped in dangerous supernatural vibes and sported some of the most paranoid filmmaking techniques in a contemporary horror, […]

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Love Is the Devil – Blu-Ray

As with any film about art, the personality of the artist informs both art and film, John Maybury’s Love is the Devil: Study for a portrait of Francis Bacon, is a perfect example of this. The paintings of Bacon tell much about his cold, excessive, and cynical outlook, and the film must too. Maybury wants […]

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