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Raw (2017): Body Horror At Its Very Best

Raw: this is the movie that had audience members fainting when it debuted at the Toronto Film Festival. This is the movie that apparently had LA cinemas handing out sick bags. Have you got what it takes to sit through the grisliest film of 2017 so far? Think Carrie crossed with the films of David […]

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HUSH (2016): Home Invasion Horror

So I watched Hush the other day on Netflix, not expecting much, but I was well surprised at how good it was. I liked it a lot! Hush is yet another tale of home invasion, and it’s as if director Mike Flanagan sets out to upturn any expectations we might have. Here’s the set-up: Maddie (Seigal), our hero, […]

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It Follows (2014)

The premise of It Follows sounds like the worst film ever when said out loud. But sometimes the best ideas are the unusual ones. This thrilling horror focuses on teenager Jay (Monroe), who after sleeping with her new boyfriend, becomes the target of a supernatural entity – a curse passed on through sex. There are clear […]

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The Strangers (2008)

It doesn’t seem right to call The Strangers a horror film because it’s atypical and not particularly scary. Yet if the events depicted in this movie were to actually happen, there’s no doubt you’d be traumatised for life. It’s a home invasion film, after all, which focuses on a young couple who are terrorised by three masked […]

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The Monster (2016)

There’s something about bad mothers in horror films that send shivers down my spine. In Bryan Bertino’s The Monster, not only have we been given a hellish creature, but also a troubled mother, faced with protecting the daughter she has mistreated. The film follows Kathy (Zoe Kazan) and her child Lizzy (Ella Ballentine), whose car breaks down on […]

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Don’t Breathe (2016)

Home invasion films are nothing new, but Don’t Breathe inverts the typical scenario, as his time, the good guys are the intruders. This tense horror follows three delinquents, Rocky (Jane Levy), Alex (Dylan Minnette) and Money (Daniel Zovatto), who make a living breaking into people’s homes and stealing their goods. After a string of successful burglaries, their […]

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5 Horror Films For People Who Don’t Like Scary Movies

The horror genre is an acquired taste, so I understand why it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. Some people simply don’t like being scared, or don’t like gore, excessive violence, and watching a film that will potentially keep them up at night. After I watched arthouse horror, The Witch (2016), it made me think about all the […]

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The Babadook (2014)

“If it’s in a word, or it’s in a book, you can’t get rid of the Babadook,” warns a handmade pop-up book, which the widowed Amelia (Essie Davis) reads to her son Sam (Noah Wiseman) in the indie horror film, The Babadook. Deceptive, suspenseful and creepy as hell, Jennifer Kent’s spine-tingling film may just be one of […]

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The Neon Demon (2016)

Nicholas Winding Refn is a director known for his provocative and subversive style. This surrealist horror-thriller, The Neon Demon, is another macabre addition to his filmography. Elle Fanning portrays Jesse, a sixteen-year-old girl who arrives in Los Angeles to launch her career as a model. As she enters the fashion world, she is assured that she has […]

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Green Room (2016)

Punk rock band The Ain’t Rights, travel through the Pacific Northwest until they meet a local radio host, who arranges them a gig at a remote club, which just happens to be run by Neo-Nazi skinheads. After the band’s performance in front of a hostile crowd, they quickly find themselves in a horrifying situation, having […]

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5 Of The Best Horror Remakes

Over the years, there has been an excess of remakes of classic horror films. The majority of these remakes are nowhere near as good as the original. A lot of them are really unnecessary, and where they are supposed to be an update and an improvement on the original; most of the time they end […]

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Triangle (2009)

Triangle: how to talk about this movie without giving anything away? Perhaps a good start would be to praise Christopher Smith for coming up with such a unique, mind-boggling story, that demands your attention. This brain twisting film starts out like any other. Jess (Melissa George) a single mother of an autistic son, goes on […]

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