Horror films

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Lamb review – Noomi Rapace outstanding in wild horror-comedy of Icelandic loneliness
This outrageous story of a bereaved couple’s surrogate child ropes in a wild bestiary of creatures great and digital

Peter Bradshaw

07, Dec, 2021 @2:00 PM

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The 50 best films of 2021 in the US: 50-9
A Swiss banker deals in mystery during Argentina’s darkest days, as our countdown of the best movies released in the US this year continues

07, Dec, 2021 @12:11 PM

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The 50 best films of 2021 in the UK: 50-9
The countdown of the best films released in the UK during 2021 continues with Olivia Colman in Elena Ferrante’s psychodrama

Andrew Pulver

07, Dec, 2021 @6:02 AM

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Film-maker Prano Bailey-Bond: ‘People think horror is just exploding heads’
The British director’s debut film, Censor, has won awards and plaudits, and attracted new fans to the genre

Jonathan Romney

06, Dec, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Death Valley review – gross-out monster mayhem creature feature
It’s not Alien, but Bravo squad’s tangle with a mucus-coated scarer will keep you from dozing off after the pub

Phil Hoad

06, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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The Last Matinee review – carnage in the aisles in cinema-set giallo-style horror
Maximiliano Contenti’s slasher flick attempts to unpick voyeurism but lacks the sophistication of others in the genre

Phil Hoad

05, Dec, 2021 @9:27 AM

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Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City review – unpretentiously gory horror-game reboot
The long-running franchise is back with a reasonably entertaining 90s-set story of the emergence of a zombie virus

Leslie Felperin

02, Dec, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Red Snow review – vampire comedy spreads Christmas cheer not chills
This black comedy about an author of romantic vampire novels who receives an unexpected visitor is sucked dry of dramatic tension

Cath Clarke

30, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Chhorii review – Hindi horror remake falls prey to its own failings
Over-reliance on a spooky score and clunky pacing mean that Vishal Furia’s remake of his own film simply reiterates the original’s dubious talking points

Phuong Le

25, Nov, 2021 @6:30 PM

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Shepherd review – isolation horror of sheep-herder on Scottish island
Scything strings, ticking clocks and a lighthouse bell tolling make for an atmospheric if OTT drama

Phil Hoad

23, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Lapwing review – intriguing drama of 16th-century answer to the hostile environment
An intriguing debut feature set on the Lincolnshire coast depicts a Romani family hoodwinked and menaced by a vengeful salt farmer

Peter Bradshaw

22, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Film-maker Julia Ducournau: ‘Women kicked serious ass this year’
Only the second woman to win the ​prestigious ​Palme d’Or, the French director behind Raw and new film Titane discusses the boom in female-led horror

Jonathan Romney

21, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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