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The Messenger (2015)

First published by Sight & Sound, October 2015 Synopsis: An English coastal town, the present. Off-his-meds drifter Jack sees the dead, and reluctantly helps them communicate with the living. The … Continue reading

October 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Gallows (2015)

First published by TheHorrorShow In 1993, amateur footage videotaped by a parent at a school production of a play (‘The Gallows’) captures the male lead, Charlie Grimille, being hanged on … Continue reading

September 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Woman In Black: Angel of Death

Review first published by Film4 Synopsis: The spectral ‘woman in black’ feeds off the loss and trauma of Second World War evacuees in this gothic sequel from director Tom Harper (The … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Suburban Gothic (2014)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks Unemployed, overqualified and half-formed, Raymond Wadsworth (Matthew Gray) is coming home. Having studied business – at the insistence of his father Donald (Ray Wise) … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

The House at the End of Time (2013)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks “I have told you many times before that the only ones here are your little brother, you, me – and dad.” With these words, … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Sleeping Room (2014)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks The most prominent feature in Brighton is a ghost. The West Pier, once a symbol of Victorian grandeur, is now inaccessible, burnt out and … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

Housebound (2014)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks “I’m not going to spend the next eight months being a prisoner in my own home!” So declares middle-aged chatterbox Miriam Bucknell (Rima Te … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Canal (2014)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks “This is the same man I saw the night she was murdered. I think there’s ghosts in my house… I know how fucking crazy … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Forgotten (2014)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks The Forgotten opens not with an image, but a sound. The screen is blank, but we hear a woman’s terrified call to the emergency … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Paranormal Diaries: Clophill (2013)

First published by Grolsch FilmWorks In this film’s title, the word ‘Diaries’ evokes the signature video-journal style of Michael Bartlett and Kevin Gates’ debut features The Zombie Diaries (2006) and … Continue reading

October 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

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