Horror films

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Take Back the Night review – brutal attack leaves a woman fighting to be believed
An artist is preyed upon by a mysterious demon in LA, setting up a horror-parable for our times that is undermined by a sketchy, muddled storyline

Phuong Le

03, Oct, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Smile review – sadistically effective supernatural horror
Sosie Bacon excels as a psychiatrist pursued by an evil curse in Parker Finn’s derivative yet solidly scary feature debut

Wendy Ide

02, Oct, 2022 @11:00 AM

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My Best Friend’s Exorcism review – 80s-set superfun retro comedy horrorshow
The high-school and scary movies of the 1980s are wittily evoked in this tale of teenagers tested by demonic possession

Cath Clarke

30, Sep, 2022 @1:50 PM

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Hocus Pocus 2 review – belated Halloween sequel is far from bewitching
Bette Midler returns with her child-killing sisters in a disappointingly flat follow-up that tries too hard to soften the villains

Benjamin Lee

30, Sep, 2022 @5:14 AM

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Smile review – grin and bear it in this queasy, nasty horror melodrama
A psychiatrist fleeing her own trauma discovers a grisly, self-replicating chain of destruction

Peter Bradshaw

28, Sep, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Alien tentacle sex meets social realism: The Untamed is truly original
This strange but exceptionally well-executed Mexican film, directed by Amat Escalante, will reward your curiosity

Adam Fleet

27, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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You Won’t Be Alone review – a spellbinding horror movie from a great new talent
Director Goran Stolevski casts a different light on witch stories in his debut, which follows a shapeshifter in a 19th-century village

Luke Buckmaster

21, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Jeepers Creepers: Reborn review – reboot of low-rent bogeyman is horror cannibalism
When a young couple wins a stay at a Creeper-themed escape room there’s no way out from stagey panics and shoddy bloodletting

Phil Hoad

21, Sep, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘A hallucinatory moment’: Goran Stolevski on his unlikely rise in Australian film
With queer romance Of an Age and oddball horror You Won’t Be Alone, Stolevski has marked himself as one of the country’s directors to watch

Michael Sun

19, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Hatching review – deliciously repulsive Finnish horror
A teenager harbours a monstrous secret in Hannah Bergholm’s clever psychological shocker

Xan Brooks

18, Sep, 2022 @10:30 AM

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The Retaliators review – gore-drenched thriller vigilantes and religion collide
A former cop bent on revenge tries to recruit a pastor in this gory and sexist thriller, with Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee thrown into the mix

Leslie Felperin

17, Sep, 2022 @10:14 AM

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Goodnight Mommy review – Naomi Watts can’t save tepid horror remake
An Amazon redo of 2014’s atmospheric Austrian chiller struggles to bring anything new to the table

Benjamin Lee

16, Sep, 2022 @3:57 PM

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