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Aaaaaaaah! (2015)

Review first published (in a different form) by Sight and Sound Steve Oram is an actor best known for gadding about the periphery of genre, whether as the serial-killing caravanner Chris in … Continue reading

March 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Horror in the House: FrightFest 2015 Preview

First published by Little White Lies, in anticipation both of the Film4 FrightFest 2015, and of the focus on domestic dread in the (then) forthcoming Crimson Tide issue of LWLies. … Continue reading

February 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Night of the Living Deb (2015)

First published by TwitchFilm “It seems sort of like a zombie apocalypse!”, observes Deb Clarington (Maria Thayer), quickly assessing the situation around her and unhesitantly taking appropriate action where so … Continue reading

October 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Estranged (2015)

First published by Little White Lies When we first encounter January (Amy Manson) – named for the Roman god of doors, beginnings and transitions – she is on a Brazilian … Continue reading

October 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

AfterDeath (2015)

First published by Little White Lies Like After Life (1998) or Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006), Gez Medinger and Robin Schmidt’s directorial debut AfterDeath makes no bones about the fact that it … Continue reading

October 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Sand (2015)

First published by TwitchFilm The morning after a night of hardy partying on a secluded beach, several co-eds awaken not just to the usual hangovers, erotic regrets, post-prank headaches and … Continue reading

October 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

Some Kind Of Hate (2015)

First published by TwitchFilm After finally standing up for himself against a vicious bully, troubled teen Lincoln (Ronen Rubinstein) is sent to a New Age reform school in the Californian … Continue reading

October 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Diabolical (2015)

First published by Little White Lies “Not again.” This opening line – coming after the camera has reeled unnaturally (POV-style) through a darkened house, after electrical devices have started and … Continue reading

October 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

FrightFest: Critics’ roundtable post-mortem

Final girls revisited, maternity messed up, madness mediated, misogynies exploded, confinement framed and social realism genre-fied: Virginie Sélavy, Kim Newman and I face the horror and cast pod on FrightFest … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Night Fare (2015)

First published by TheHorrorShow “There are no deadlines that never come due, no debts never paid.” This motto is displayed in the rear of a Parisian black cab for its … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

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