Horror

Colin Minihan’s What Keeps You Alive opens with a low-angle, from-the-ground shot of treetops above, swaying in the wind – and with an anniversary. A year after they married, Jules (Brittany Allen) and diabetic Jackie (Hannah Emily Anderson) celebrate with a second honeymoon at the isolated lakeside house in Timber Bay that Jackie’s grandfather built
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Three more names have been added to Mike Flanagan’s film of Stephen King’s Shining sequel Doctor Sleep, which stars Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson. First up, Variety reports that everyone’s favourite Westworld Season 2 star Zahn McClarnon is in talks to play “Crow Daddy, the right-hand man of Ferguson’s character.” Ferguson, of course, is playing
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At its best, the horror anthology serves as a delicious amuse-bouche of scares. Ideally, the spread will feature complementary flavours and textures but in life, you rarely get exactly what you want. Mick Garris’ new horror anthology, Nightmare Cinema, is frankly a mix of good and bad. Featuring five filmmakers and six short films, Nightmare
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“I came here to have a serious discussion with you, not to be psychoanalysed,” complains Ethan Lightman (Thomas Mann) to his semi-estranged girlfriend Hannah (Nicola Peltz), about halfway through Anthony Scott Burns’ Our House. The line marks an important transition. For up until this point, Our House has followed young adult Ethan, his teenaged brother
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In the great tradition of the horror anthology, Nightmare Cinema is the newest entry in the sub-genre. With a wraparound story featuring Mickey Rourke as the ominous Projectionist, this international collection of shorts brings together some of the greatest talents of horror. ‘The Projectionist’ is directed by Mick Garris, who also contributed a short called
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In 2014, Unfriended had its world premiere at Fantasia. One of two films that year, along with Open Windows, that takes place on a computer screen – the film’s success has been a pivotal benchmark in a storytelling movement that reflects our increasingly plugged-in lives. Four years later, the sequel, Unfriended: Dark Web drops the
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Anya Taylor-Joy, George MacKay and Charlie Heaton star in horror mystery The Secret Of Marrowbone By Katherine McLaughlin 15-07-18 387 Released: Out now Certificate: 15 Director: Sergio G Sánchez Writer: Sergio G Sánchez Cast: George MacKay, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Mia Goth Distributor: Entertainment One If you like this, try… The Others Nicole Kidman stars
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Everything you need to know about Sam (Anders Danielsen Lie) is carefully laid out in the prologue to The Night Eats The World (La nuit a dévoré le monde) – the feature debut of director Dominique Rocher which he co-wrote with Jérémie Guez, and Guilaume Lemans. Returning one night to the Parisian apartment of his
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A perfect murder doesn’t go according to plan in psychosexual two-hander Piercing By Josh Slater-Williams 04-07-18 1 Released: TBC Certificate: TBC Director: Nicolas Pesce Writer: Nicolas Pesce Cast: Christopher Abbott, Mia Wasikowska, Laia Costa, Maria Dizzia, Olivia Bond, Wendell Pierce Distributor: Vertigo Releasing If you like this, try… Audition Takashi Miike’s rug-pull thriller is probably
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Matthew Holness’ debut feature Possum is a dark and dangerously unpredictable horror By Josh Slater-Williams 04-07-18 8,528 Released: TBC Certificate: TBC Director: Matthew Holness Writer: Matthew Holness Cast: Sean Harris, Alun Armstrong If you like this, try… The Babadook Jennifer Kent’s tale of trauma, also a debut feature, shares a picture book motif with Possum.
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All the Colours of the Dark: Arrow Video FrightFest 2018 Horror comes in many colours and flavours. There’s Universal horror, classical horror, drive-in horror, fleapit horror, mainstream horror, alt horror, trash horror, elevated horror, ‘real horror’ and ‘not really horror’. Horror takes up residence in the castle, the woods, the laboratory, the graveyard, the hospital,
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Joko Anwar radically reimagines a classic of Eighties Indonesian diabolism By Anton Bitel 23-06-18 118 Released: TBA Certificate: TBC Director: Joko Anwar Writer: Joko Anwar Cast: Tara Basro, Bront Palarae, Endy Arfian, Nasar Anuz, Muhammad Adhiyat, Ayu Laksmi, Elly D Luthan Distributor: Rapi Films, CJ Entertainment If you like this, try… Ritual Joko Anwar’s twisty
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A family receives sinister orders during a nightmare Christmas in the sharp, twisted Await Further Instructions By Anton Bitel 23-06-18 970 Released: TBA Certificate: TBA Director: Johnny Kervorkian Writer: Gavin Williams Cast: Sam Gittins, Neerja Naik, Grant Masters, David Bradley, Abigail Cruttenden, Holly Weston, Kris Saddler Distributor: Goldfinch Studios, Shudder Films If you like this,
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Just in case you thought all the IT: Chapter 2 casting excitement had ended with the final Losers’ Club line-up, there’s another name joining the film that’s a bit of an exciting surprise. Deadline reports that Canadian filmmaker and actor Xavier Dolan (Tom At The Farm, Heartbeats, I Killed My Mother) has been cast in
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Ewan McGregor will shine in Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep for Mike Flanagan By Jonathan Hatfull 14-06-18 11,563 We’re huge Mike Flanagan fans so the news that he was tackling Stephen King’s The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep was most welcome. Now, the director of Oculus, Hush and Gerald’s Game found his leading man. Variety reports that
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