Review: The Elf

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Tweet ReviewHaving read my colleagues review of ‘The 13th Friday’ I can identify a number of similarities with Justin Price’s latest release ‘The Elf’ sadly sharing common downfalls. Official Synopsis:Nick is haunted by night terrors stemming from a tragic murder he saw when he was young.  After inheriting an old toy shop, he discovers a cursed elf doll sealed inside an ancient chest with a naughty list of his family’s names written on it. He soon discovers that the elf was an evil conduit meant to unleash a supernatural killing spree during the Christmas Holidays by whomever set it free. […]

Review: Ghost Witch

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Tweet ReviewI will start with being honest, I really struggled through this movie. It’s not the worst of its type I have seen (and by ‘type’ I mean, amateur paranormal investigators go into an old house, uncover the urban legend everybody scoffs at is true, and then awaken a spirit of some sort) but I found it to be, frankly unentertaining and uninspiring.   The official synopsis: “A group of rag-tag paranormal investigators (G.H.O.S.T.) get more than they bargain for when they research an old local urban legend for a disturbed local girl.” I will say that the film started […]

Review: Demons (2017)

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Tweet ReviewDemons is a supernatural horror movie written and directed by acting veteran Miles Doleac. Doleac also stars in the movie as a priest who is haunted by the ghost of a girl who died during a failed exorcism. In-fact, the film, set 8 years after that incident follows the (ex)priest and his now wife, the sister of the deceased, as they engage in a spiritual head to head with the ghosts of the past. Whist the film flits between the present and the harrowing night of the exorcism the overarching theme addresses all manner of existential subject matter. Indeed, […]

Review: Pieces (Short)

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Tweet ReviewPieces is a short film by writer/director Dan Sunley. It is first venture into horror with his previous feature ‘Your Fired!!!’ residing in the comedy section of the video store, and what a fantastic first impression he has made – and a lasting one at that. The story of ‘Pieces’ opens as a young lady Isabella takes reluctant responsibility for tidy up the affairs at the house of her recently deceased grandmother. The rest of the family make their excuses not to come to the house, but dutifully she is undeterred. Whilst the majority of the houses content are […]

Review: The 13th Friday

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Tweet ReviewThe 13th Friday… where to begin… If there wasn’t already a reasonably good slasher movie of the same name, this rather shameless namesake cash-in could more aptly called WTF? Official synopsis: When a female refugee discovers an ancient demonic device that opens the gateway to another realm, she unleashes a dark entity that poses as her daughter. After many failed attempts to have the church explain the creation of her worst nightmares, she learns that the house is cursed by an enraged spirit that died on Friday the 13th. And now a group of thrill seeking friends unknowingly unleash […]

Review: Cold Moon

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Tweet Review‘Cold Moon’, a supernatural creeper treats us to some traditional ghostly horror this Halloween. Based on the novel ‘Cold Moon Over Babylon’ written by the late Michael McDowell, author of Beetlejuice and A Nightmare Before Christmas the film merges supernatural mystery, fantasy effects, and some exquisite cinematography to create a film that quickly establishes its own identity amidst countless peers. The film, set in the rural US, offers us a spooky mystery where vengeance from the grave deals out some just deserts on those who thought they could abuse positions of power and influence to literally get away with […]

Review: Mannequin

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Tweet ReviewPediophobia. noun. a fear of dolls (including Mannequins). It is a real thing, and it is a little-known fact that I have it. To that end, part of me was thinking about passing this particular title on to my colleague Chris to review, but hell, curiosity got the better of me. ‘Mannequin’ a short film from duo Dante Aubain and Danny Summonte, who incidentally both wrote, directed and starred in the film, is a brisk montage of tension building cumulating in a number of chilling set pieces. The synopsis: On a seemingly ordinary day, a mysterious package arrives on […]

Review: The Basement

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Tweet ReviewThe Basement, a Hungarian entry from director László Illés is quick to fall apart at the seams with dodgy acting, bizarre camera work (that doesn’t settle to the very end) and a number of inconsistencies, however perseverance is the key with this title, it’s not all a complete write off and if asked the question “is it worth a watch?”, sure why not!    “After a huge house party, a group of international students looking for a thrill decide to investigate an abandoned basement. Officially, the basement has been abandoned for decades. However, they soon discover that it is […]

Review: The Tormenting

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Tweet ReviewThe Tormenting (also named rather oddly as ‘Poignant’) is a supernatural horror movie by director Jaspreet Kaur and follows the haunting (and subsequent tormenting) of a group of people looking to buy an abandoned hospital, also the site of a violent crime, for use as a medical centre. The plot sees Amy a medical researcher with ambitions to open her own health care facility. After visiting a property up for sale, she begins to experience tormenting supernatural visions of a young girl who experienced a horrific death. Amy’s life takes a turn when she begins to piece together glimpses […]

Review: The Domicile

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Tweet ReviewThe latest offering from director Jared Cohn, supernatural thriller ‘The Domicile’ whilst technically stands a great film doesn’t delve enough into any horror sub-genre to be effective.   Synopsis:Russel Brody, a one-time successful playwright, works diligently on a follow-up play that could land him back in the spotlight he so early craves. With a baby on the way, however, and a strained marriage, stress and frustration take center stage. When his wife accidentally stumbles down the stairs and dies from her injuries, Brody’s mental state goes from bad to one of utter despair.   Leave or take the plot, […]