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Driven (2019)

DRIVEN Directed by Glenn Payne Last night I was speaking with a friend about my favourite horror-comedies. He’s never liked horror flicks, so was maybe asking about these as a potential route in. I get […]

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The Fanatic (2019)

THE FANATIC Directed by Fred Durst Well, it worked for Rob Zombie. You’ll presumably know director/ co-writer Fred Durst from his days with nu-metal outfit Limp Bizkit. Their juvenile humour, backwards baseball caps and shallow […]

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After Midnight (2020)

AFTER MIDNIGHT Directed by Jeremy Gardner, Christian Stella Horror is like a house, with different rooms for different subgenres. The supernatural and slasher rooms are perhaps the biggest, though the zombie conservatory has seemed to […]

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Human Zoo (2020)

HUMAN ZOO Directed by John E Seymore Of the many experiments in horror films, including the time a demented surgeon fashioned a chain of people joined mouth to anus, the one in Human Zoo is […]

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The Droving (2020)

The Droving Directed by George Popov Almost 20 years ago, I remember watching a now mostly forgotten Scottish flick called The Last Great Wilderness: my first ever folk horror. And though bits and pieces of […]

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Feedback (2019)

FEEDBACK (2019) Directed by Pedro C. Alonso Feedback is one of the films I missed at FrightFest last year, in favour of the frankly fantastic Extracurricular. It was also one I heard next to nothing […]

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The Dark Red (2018)

THE DARK RED Directed by Dan Bush If there’s been any subgenre that’s come to define the last few years in horror, ‘it could be magic or mental illness’ films aside, it’s ones about women […]

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Swallow (2019)

SWALLOW Directed by Carlo Mirabella-Davis Reduced to an elevator pitch, Swallow may sound like Butt Boy’s sister flick: same compulsion, different entrance. In their own way, each also looks at the role of personal control […]

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Dangerous Lies (2020)

DANGEROUS LIES Directed by Michael M. Scott Towards the start of Netflix’s latest thriller, our main character Katie (Mendes) drives through a lovely looking suburb – the sort of place Lynch or Carpenter could turn […]

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The Occupant (2020)

The Occupant Directed by David Pastor and Àlex Pastor The Occupant is a return to domestic-thriller type horrors from yesteryear, which have long since been degraded to Lifetime. I’m thinking of flicks such as The […]

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Cuck (2019)

CUCK Directed by Rob Lambert There’s more than a smidge of Joker about Rob Lambert’s feature debut: a look into the mind-set of a lowly, unemployed, virginal loner who takes up arms against what he […]