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DbD 2019Festival Coverage

All the Gods in the Sky – DbD 2019

Tous les Dieux du Ciel (All the Gods in the Sky), from French director Quarxxx, is an incredibly bold piece of genre filmmaking and a spellbinding debut to boot. Nodding carefully to the surrealist likes of David Lynch, the body horror of David Cronenberg, the unfathomable terror of Lovecraft, and the stark realism of the […]

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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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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 2016Festival Coverage

Hunt for the Wilderpeople – EIFF 2016

Taika Waititi’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a step in the family-friendly direction after 2014’s horror mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows and it’s an absolute blast. One of the most impressive films at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016, Waititi’s third feature film is destined to enjoy success around the world with all ages.

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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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EIFF 2014Festival Coverage

Aberdeen – EIFF 2014

Though Pang Ho-cheung’s Aberdeen is very much a Chinese film about Hong Kong, it refuses to alienate its audience by making its focus specific issues of Chinese life. Aberdeen is essentially a film about relationships in the contemporary world told through the parallel and intertwining lives of the people in one family. On each level […]

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Festival CoverageGFF 2013

Stoker – GFF 2013

If you can avoid the trailer, then for God’s sake do because here’s a film that benefits from going in blind. Park Chan Wook’s Stoker is a thing of undeniable beauty; a

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Of all the horror films to make it to the big screen this autumn, Sinister, starring Ethan Hawke and directed by Scott Dickinson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose), has probably

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