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Amnesia (2014)

I was very tempted to just make this review one line. An obvious one. I really just wanted to say: "Forget about it." That sums up my attitude to Amnesia, a horribly disappointing thriller that simply compounds its glaring errors by taking…

When Animals Dream (2014)

When Animals Dream is an impressive, thoughtful horror movie that mixes themes and atmosphere from films such as Ginger Snaps and Let The Right One In. It's all about a young woman named Marie (Sonia Suhl) who has her transition to…

Blood Punch (2013)

Blood Punch is a horror comedy that's light on bloodshed and any scares. So maybe it's best just to label it as a comedy. Then again, you've got an isolated cabin in the middle of the woods, a high (albeit unusual) bodycount, and some…

The Pool (2014)

The Pool (or De Poel, to use the title as it is displayed in its native tongue) is a psychological horror movie that alternates between moments of creepiness and occasional nastiness to make you wince. It doesn't exactly shake up the genre,…

Cub (2014)

Welp AKA Cub is a film full of familiar horror movie tropes. There's a large group of people (read = potential victims) setting up camp in the middle of the woods. There are lethal booby traps. And there's an urban legend that may turn out…

Musaranas (2014)

When I first browsed the plot description of Musaranas I must admit that I thought I was going to endure, rather than enjoy, it. Two sisters share a home together, with one of them being severely agoraphobic. And things are about to get…

Ava’s Possessions (2015)

I was going to start this review with a polite, tactful paragraph about how the movie falls short of what it is aiming for, and how it's hard to pinpoint the exact problem that stops it from being a good movie. Then I realised that it's…

Abductee (2013)

I must say that I didn't love Abductee, but I did like it. In fact, the more I thought about it the more I came to like it. It certainly won't be for everyone, at least one person I watched it with disliked it, but it treads its own path in…

My Amityville Horror (2012)

Undeniably interesting as a look at how any major trauma can shape and haunt a person for years, perversely defining them even as they spend their entire life perhaps racing away from that definition, My Amityville Horror is a flawed…

Dead Shadows (2012)

Dead Shadows starts well. It really does. Director David Cholewa, working from a script by Vincent Jule, introduces some potentially interesting, likeable characters, sets up the premise nicely and shows a number of influences that bode…