Cinema

There’s a lot to be said for a good old-fashioned scare. The thing that goes bump in the night, the monster in the cupboard, the whisper from the darkness. While Andy Muschietti’s film of Stephen King’s generation-scarring doorstop IT may not reinvent the horror wheel, it knows exactly what it’s about: scaring you. To that
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You can read the official synopsis for The Snowman here: Michael Fassbender (X-Men series), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Independence Day: Resurgence), Val Kilmer (Heat) and Academy Award® winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) star in The Snowman, a terrifying thriller from director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), based on Jo
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While there was a conspicuous dearth of female filmmakers represented in FrightFest’s feature programme (of the 65 films that screened, only Natasha Kermani’s Imitation Girl, Tini Tüllmann’s Freddy/Eddy and Caroline Labrèche and Steeve Léonard’s Radius could boast female directors), the short films showcase went a considerable way to redressing this imbalance. Programmed by Shelagh Rowan-Legg, it
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An uncatchable killer is stalking the streets of Victorian London, but this isn’t the Ripper. This is The Limehouse Golem, a murderer who doesn’t leave a trace and doesn’t seem to follow any discernible pattern. Adapted from Peter Ackroyd’s acclaimed novel Dan Leno And The Limehouse Golem, this intelligent chiller plunges us into a mystery full of
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Polish cinema legend Agnieszka Holland (Europa Europa, In Darkness) returns with Spoor, an unusual blend of small town murder mystery, thriller and magical realism based on the novel by Olga Tokarczuk. The film stars Agnieszka Mandat-Grabka as Janina Duszjeko, an elderly woman who lives on the outskirts of town. Once an engineer, Duszjeko now helps
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Good news for Neil Marshall’s Hellboy reboot: the most excellent Ian McShane has signed on to star. THR reports that the star of American Gods, John Wick and Deadwood has been cast as Professor Broom in this new take on Mike Mignola’s hellacious evil-fighter. He joins Stranger Things‘ David Harbour, who’ll be donning the red
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There’s been a lot of activity in the Star Wars universe recently, with Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi heading in for its Christmas release and the Han Solo spinoff movie undergoing its highly-publicised change of director, but we mustn’t forget about Colin Trevorrow’s Episode IX. THR reports that the most excellent writer Jack Thorne (The
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