Horror films

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Boys from County Hell review – vampire horror-comedy is a bloody good laugh
A Northern Irish town with ties to vampiric lore has an uninvited guest in a funny if sometimes unbalanced film that channels Shaun of the Dead

Phil Hoad

03, Aug, 2021 @3:00 PM

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The Psychic review – Lucio Fulci’s ravishing giallo thriller with nasty taste for violence
Jennifer O’Neill stars as a fabulously dressed clairvoyant in Fulci’s revived 1977 thriller that looks amazing, even if the sexual politics are dodgy

Leslie Felperin

03, Aug, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Teddy review – wince-inducing French werewolf horror
Ludovic and Zoran Boukherma show promisingly grim tendencies in a supremely confident horror that lacks a bit of thematic bite

Cath Clarke

03, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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‘Mary Whitehouse is living in my head’: how the video nasty scandal inspired a hot new film
Censor, Prano Bailey-Bond’s horror debut, was inspired by the 80s home video scandal. She discusses art versus offence, while the BBFC’s head makes the case for its relevance today

Danny Leigh

30, Jul, 2021 @5:00 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

26, Jul, 2021 @8:19 PM

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The Exorcist: Ellen Burstyn to reprise role in new $400m trilogy
Universal has picked up the rights to an ambitious new continuation of the Oscar-winning horror

Benjamin Lee

26, Jul, 2021 @7:14 PM

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Lake Mungo: has Australia completely forgotten about its scariest and best homegrown thriller?
Little trace is left of this 2008 indie movie in its home country, despite it developing a cult following overseas for being truly terrifying

James Robert Douglas

26, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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The Boy Behind the Door review – child abduction thriller walks a tricky line
After tweens Bobby and Kevin are kidnapped on their way back from baseball practice, what follows is just about on the right side of palatable

Phil Hoad

26, Jul, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Nope: what on earth is Jordan Peele’s new film about?
The Oscar-winning creator of Get Out and Us has released a mysterious new poster for a film called Nope, causing mass speculation online

Stuart Heritage

23, Jul, 2021 @2:39 PM

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Old review – M Night Shyamalan’s fast-ageing beach horror is top notch hokum
With a cast worthy of Agatha Christie, this tale of a resort where time has been terrifyingly accelerated is brilliantly poised between serious and silly

Peter Bradshaw

22, Jul, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Luz: The Flower of Evil review – arty Colombian horror shot through a trippy filter
Colombian horror about a micro-cult is rather too fascinated by the barbarity of its leader, rather than the daughters he has hidden from the world

Cath Clarke

21, Jul, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Kandisha review – feminist horror gets postcolonial on men’s asses
Three Parisian female graffiti writers summon a vengeful succubus in a movie that draws inspiration equally from Candyman and Moroccan fireside folklore

Phil Hoad

21, Jul, 2021 @1:00 PM

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