Horror films

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The Reckoning review – witch movie descends into misogynistic torture ordeal
At first, this horror about a woman accused of witchcraft is merely bad. Then it becomes unwatchable

Cath Clarke

14, Apr, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Clapboard Jungle review – confessions of an indie horror film director
Canadian director Justin McConnell has created a self-indulgent selfie-fest – I’d pass on his fantasy horror too

Peter Bradshaw

14, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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For the Sake of Vicious review – ugly home-invasion thriller whose title says it all
Blood spills, kneecaps shatter and excitement dwindles during a thriller that fails to build on a taut opening act

Phil Hoad

12, Apr, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Remi Weekes: ‘To be nominated for a Bafta is up there in terms of great fantasies’
The director of acclaimed horror His House on the strangeness of Covid-era awards – and almost being upstaged by his housemate

Killian Fox

10, Apr, 2021 @4:00 PM

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The Howling at 40: a horror movie that gave us something to chew on
Joe Dante’s sly and smart breakout, about a reporter uncovering a colony of werewolves, was a fun ride that found space for satire

Scott Tobias

09, Apr, 2021 @6:02 AM

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The Power review – merciless East End hospital horror
A fragile nurse encounters malevolent forces on night duty in Corinna Faith’s efficient screw-tightener with a feminist slant

Cath Clarke

07, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Rose: A Love Story review – woodland-shack thriller goes to ground
Real-life couple Matt Stokoe and Sophie Rundle put in good work as a pair of survivalists, but this claustrophobic film loses focus when it becomes a menage a trois

Peter Bradshaw

03, Apr, 2021 @11:06 AM

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The Unholy review – Satan continues to inspire the very worst films
A poorly made horror takes an interesting concept, from a James Herbert novel, and squanders it with ineffective visuals and a dearth of scares

Benjamin Lee

01, Apr, 2021 @4:07 PM

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Antebellum review – the horrors of slavery repackaged as entertainment
Janelle Monáe stars in a lushly shot thriller that fails to justify its subject matter with anything resembling social commentary

Ellen E Jones

01, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Paintball Massacre review – splatterhouse horror with scattershot acting
This school-reunion paintball outing struggles to live up to illustrious Brit comedy-horror predecessors like Hot Fuzz and Dog Soldiers

Leslie Felperin

30, Mar, 2021 @4:00 PM

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The Night review – eerie check-in at an LA hotel
A young Iranian couple and their baby are the sole occupants of a Shining-style hotel in this effective supernatural thriller

Peter Bradshaw

30, Mar, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The 20 greatest smackdown movies – ranked!
As the world awaits the monstrous thrills of the new blockbuster Godzilla vs Kong, the genre’s big-hitters slug it out for top place

Stuart Heritage

25, Mar, 2021 @12:00 PM

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