The Invitation 2022

An ancestry test taken on a whim reveals a sprawling British family Evie never expected. Offered an all-expenses paid trip to England as part of a wedding invitation, this whole new world in a historic mansion with a charming owner turns out to be too good to be true in a classically horrifying way. To

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In 1934, vaudevillian Will Hammer (real name William Hinds) diversified into the film industry. Hammer Productions Limited joined forces with Spanish entrepreneur Enrique Carreras to create Exclusive Films Limited, before returning to the Hammer name two decades later. 1955 saw the release of The Quatermass Xperiment, an adaptation of the wildly successful BBC series. Quatermass

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The Devil's Whispers

When I first held the novel The Devil’s Whispers in my hands, I was immediately thrilled to see the influence of classic horror. Lucas Hault not only promises to entertain and terrify but to mesmerize and mystify with the power of his story-weaving. As a fan of classic horror, I could not help but follow

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In the last decade, Argentine cinema has shifted from reflecting societal issues to telling stories that are universal and appeal to a larger fanbase while still remaining daring and unconventional. “Ostende,” a slice-of-life movie with a slick, Hitchcockian ending, “White Coffin”, which gives new meaning to the term “death game” (okay, there’s also a scene

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21 Emerging Horror Directors

One constant from horror movies made in the last decade is that most features come from first-time directors – emerging, fresh voices. Even horror auteurs were, at one time, first-time directors. Here at the Grimoire of Horror, we have scoured the internet, watched a lot of modern horror films, and have been on the lookout

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Dark Circus Film Review

Johanna is just twenty years old but struggling with her boring and aimless existence. Disturbing visions start the day she gets fired from her job. Soon Johanna is carried off into a different world beneath the city where people live in a parallel universe full of darkness and magic rituals. The denizens of this world

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She Will Film Review

Veteran actress Veronica (Alice Krige) has just undergone a double mastectomy and has decided to go to a secluded retreat with her nurse in order to heal both physically and mentally from her recent trauma. Upon her arrival, she is met with the unwelcome surprise that her getaway is being shared by a group of

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 Kevin Kopacka is a name that horror fans around the world will no doubt become very familiar with. After having his latest film, Dawn Breaks Behind the Eyes, screened at this year’s FrightFest UK, we at the Grimoire of Horror became very curious about the man behind the film that we dubbed “a psychedelic Gothic

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I will admit that when I first laid eyes upon Mexican Gothic in the horror section, I was unsure whether this story was supposed to be in horror or if another customer placed it there as they browsed through the shop. I say this because gothic novels, as far as I knew, were centered around

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martyrs lane review

After screening at the 2021 Fantasia Film Fest, Ruth Platt’s Martyrs Lane was scooped up for distribution on Shudder. With the streaming service having recently picked up standouts in nuanced horror with Bleed With Me and The Advent Calendar, there seemed to a trend towards appeasing a larger variety of horror fans. As such, I was

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