Psychological Thriller Tag Archive

EIFF 2015Festival Coverage

Maggie – EIFF 2015

Henry Hobson’s Maggie is a welcome surprise for the zombie genre and Arnold Shwarzenegger fans alike. The debut feature from Hobson, and his scribe John Scott 3, is an intimate portrayal of living with terminal illness, centred around two great performances.

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DbD 2015Festival Coverage

Ava’s Possessions – DbD 2015

The exorcism sub-genre has successfully stood its ground time and time again in every mode of the horror genre, so it’s a tough place to make your voice heard. Even then, Jordan Galland’s Ava’s Possessions is an absolute treat, not least because there seems to be a lack of post-exorcism films.

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DbD 2015Festival Coverage

Musaranas – DbD 2015

Winning the audience award for best feature at Dead by Dawn is no small feat. The Edinburgh horror festival has a tight group of in-depth genre fanatics who know their stuff and get exposed to the newest and best once a year. Juanfer Andres and Esteban Roel’s Musaranas (AKA Shrew’s Nest) is a beautiful powerhouse […]

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DbD 2015Festival Coverage

Amnesia – DbD 2015

Amnesia, the second directing credit from Norwegian filmmaker Nini Bull Robsahm, is a slow but often jolting consideration of domestic abuse. A couple travel to their beautiful remote island getaway for a week of writing and romance. Both are authors, but Kathrine (Pia Tjelta) is perfecting her first novel in the hope she can become […]

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DbD 2015Festival Coverage

De Poel – DbD 2015

Easily one of Dead by Dawn 2015’s stand-out films, De Poel is a finely tuned masterclass in mounting tension. Director Chris W. Mitchell’s debut feature is an impressive piece of work on all counts, engaging Horror’s age-old love affair with woodland terror in a consistently intriguing objectiveness.

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Festival CoverageSundance 2015

The Forbidden Room – Sundance 2015

Like a foreign lucky bag, you just don’t know what you’re getting with Guy Maddin’s latest feature The Forbidden Room. It looks like sweets and tastes like

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Festival CoverageSundance 2015

The Nightmare – Sundance 2015

Rodney Ascher impressed with his insightful Kubrick excavation Room 237, but for his next documentary The Nightmare, Ascher points the camera at 8

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Festival CoverageSundance 2015

H. – Sundance 2015

H. written and directed by Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia, was probably the most elusive film at Sundance 2015. A bizarre

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Festival CoverageSundance 2015

True Story – Sundance 2015

Rupert Goold, artistic director responsible for the recent American Psycho musical, makes his screen debut in True Story, a cat

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Festival CoverageSundance 2015

The Witch – Sundance 2015

Robert Eggers debut feature as writer/director, The Witch, is the kind of abstract horror feature that can either flounder in

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