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DbD 2019Festival CoverageReviews

Luz – DbD 2019

Entrancing and elusive, Tilman Singer’s debut feature film Luz was the stand-out film of Edinburgh’s Dead by Dawn festival 2019. Playing out like an Avant Garde possession story, Luz follows a young cab driver’s (Luana Velis) desperate attempts to flee a demonic entity hell-bent on reuniting with its true love. At first Luz feels like […]

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Await Further Instructions

It’s almost impossible for British Horror to deal with class and racism now and not feel coloured by Brexit. Johnny Kevorkian’s second feature film, Await Further Instructions, doesn’t namecheck the political shambles, but

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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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Terrified

Decent scares are hard to come by, but Demian Rugna’s Terrified is a sure-fire bet for even the most hardened of

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EIFF 2018Festival Coverage

Piercing – EIFF 2018 Review

Back in 2016 Nicolas Pesce wowed with his dark debut The Eyes of My Mother, now, two years later, he follows up with quirky

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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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EIFF 2018Festival Coverage

Possum – EIFF 2018

Possum, the debut feature film from Mathew Holness, is a decrepit psychological horror indebted to the psycho-thriller hits of the 60’s and

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EIFF 2018Festival Coverage

The Most Assassinated Woman in the World – EIFF 2018 Review

For horror enthusiasts, Franck Ribiere’s The Most Assassinated Woman in the World, a film centred around Paris’ infamously depraved Grand Guignol theatre, is an absolute treat. Part biopic, part period thriller,

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