Cobweb 2023

Coming in at under 90 minutes, Cobweb (2023) is a relatively star-studded little gem, perfectly suited for an entertaining bit of Halloween indulgence. Directed by Sam Bodin (who has Netflix TV Series Marianne to his name) Cobweb stars Cloverfield’s Lizzy Caplan and The Boys’ Anthony Starr, as oddly overbearing parents to a sensitive pre-teen named

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Dark Windows 2023

Dark Windows is a 2023 American horror written by Ulrvik Kraft and directed by Alex Herron in his first feature-length film. Three teenagers, who were all involved in the fatal car accident that killed their friend, head to a remote farmhouse to grieve and overcome their recent trauma. It quickly becomes clear, however, that someone holds

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The Latent Image is a 2022 British gay horror mystery, written and directed by Alexander McGregor Birrell with additional writing from the film’s main star, Joshua Tonks. Beginning his career in 2010, Alexander began directing the feature-length sci-fi horror Braincell (2010) and has since directed a number of short films. Whereas the film’s writer/main star

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Skinamarink (2022)

“I came out early, I couldn’t take it”“I hated it”“I loved it and won’t have a word said against it!”– Quotes overheard in the foyer, after having seen Skinamarink. Written and directed by Kyle Edward Ball and shot on a micro-budget at his childhood Canadian home, Skinamarink (2022) is inspired by a childhood nightmare. Pirated,

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The Final Wish cover

Having just landed on Shudder UK, The Final Wish (2018) is director Timothy Woodward Jr’s third film and boasts a story from Jeffery Reddick, writer of the first two Final Destination films; a fact that is emblazoned across the film’s trailer. Micheal Welch plays Aaron, a young law graduate who’s failing to make a living

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Aspiring millennials and their first-world problems are inherently absurd, particularly when their bourgeois existence is challenged, or at least that’s what Who Invited Them relies upon as it attempts to mix comedy and horror in the affluent L.A hills. Writer/director Duncan Birmingham’s first full-length feature was shown during the 2022 FrightFest, arriving on Shudder shortly

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Following an Italian family vacation, Danish trio Bjorn (Morten Burian), Louise (Sidsel Siem Koch), and their young daughter take up an invitation to visit the Netherlands, at the behest of a Dutch family whom they met while abroad. Initially wary, questioning the awkwardness of visiting a family with whom they have only the briefest of

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The Razing Film Review

Inspired by a music video, and the estrangement from her own family, J Arcane teamed up with Paul Erskine to direct The Razing, a 2022 film that documents a questionable tradition which brings four estranged school friends back together for a night simmering with resentment and unresolved trauma. The dinner party is set predominantly in

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Funny Games begins with an idealised, upper-middle-class family, driving through lush green woodland, beside sun-baked lakes, and playing “guess the classical composer” on the car’s audio system. The mild serenity of Handel and Mozart is then smashed by the movie’s title, appearing in huge red letters across the screen, accompanied by the most stygian piece

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Offseason 2022 Review

Offseason opens with grainy, nostalgic footage of beach holidays, set to a fairy tale musical score, before cutting sharply to a grey, desolate coastal shot, where cold waters meet unwelcoming sands beneath a vast, indifferent sky. The grim, weather-beaten island setting is its main strength, as the films protagonists explore the eerily empty town, against

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