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Irrational Fear (2017, USA) Review

Irrational Fear (2017, USA) Review

Rational boredom. Perhaps its me, that watching decades of horror films has left me jaded and able to predict the action in banal and mindless twaddle like Irrational Fear. The movie reminded me of those direct-to-video slashers of the 80s, the plastic covers promising extreme violence, sex or both and more often than not, failing to deliver. I wanted to enjoy the film, honestly, but the poor production values, shoddy camera work, incompetent direction and uneven acting wore me down. It really is a shame because there is some talent evident.

“Face them all!”

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Amy Seimetz’s SHE DIES TOMORROW on Curzon Home Cinema and Digital Download (28 August)

Amy Seimetz's SHE DIES TOMORROW on Curzon Home Cinema and Digital Download (28 August)

Blue Finch Film Releasing presents Amy Seimetz’s She Dies Tomorrow on Curzon Home Cinema and Digital Download, 28th August. After waking up convinced that she is going to die tomorrow, Amy’s carefully mended life begins to unravel. Following a visit from her initially pragmatic friend Jane, it becomes clear that Amy’s delusions of certain death have become contagious to those around her. Amy and her friends’ lives begin to spiral out of control in a tantalising descent into madness. From Amy Seimetz, She Dies Tomorrow is a hallucinatory, neon-soaked nightmare about the end of the world.

“Nothing spreads faster than fear.”

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TERROR FILMS Wants to Know… What is Your IRRATIONAL FEAR?

TERROR FILMS Wants to Know... What is Your IRRATIONAL FEAR?

Terror Films has acquired the worldwide digital rights to Hunter Johnson’s Irrational Fear. The story centers around six therapy patients who are brought together at a secluded cabin. Here, they confront their strangest fears; including germs, bugs, drowning, choking and losing teeth, to name just a few. But these fears won’t just hurt them…they may very well kill them! Executive producer Kevin Sommerfield co-wrote the script with Johnson, who also produced alongside Chris Gierowski and Jay Sorenson. The film is set to hit digital platforms Friday, 24th July.

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Ghostly Imaginings: Sexual Repression and Reliable Narratives in Jack Clayton’s The Innocents (1961) and Herk Harvey’s Carnival of Souls (1962)

Ghostly Imaginings: Sexual Repression and Reliable Narratives in Jack Clayton's The Innocents (1961) and Herk Harvey's Carnival of Souls (1962)

Set in both stunning and imposing locations with tenacious female leads, Jack Clayton’s The Innocents (1961) and Herk Harvey’s Carnival of Souls (1962) offer an intimate and highly psychological examination of the female mind whilst ruminating heavily and hauntingly on the age-old themes of sex and death.

“A story so unusual it will burn itself into your mind.”

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Saint Maud (2019, UK) Review

Saint Maud (2019, UK) Review

Producer Jason Blum was quoted as saying, “There are not a lot of female directors period, and even less who are inclined to do horror”. It wasn’t long before Blum had to backtrack on his statement when it was pointed out to him how many female directors there were in horror, all of which were eligible to create imaginative horror features. Recently added to that group is Rose Glass, who has set her first feature, Saint Maud, in the traditionally male-dominated horror genre and was named the winner of the IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award.

“Never waste your pain.”

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Waxwork Records Presents JACOB’S LADDER Vinyl Soundtrack

Waxwork Records Presents JACOB'S LADDER Vinyl Soundtrack

Waxwork Records is thrilled to present Jacob’s Ladder original motion picture score by Maurice Jarre. Jacob’s Ladder is a 1990 psychological horror movie starring Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña, and Danny Aiello.

“The most frightening thing about Jacob Singer’s nightmare is that he isn’t dreaming.”

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Daniel Isn’t Real (2019, USA) Review

Daniel Isn't Real (2019, USA) Review

Daniel Isn’t Real is a vivid psychological horror from director Adam Egypt Mortimer, which centres around troubled college freshman Luke Nightingale. We learn that when Luke was around five years old he ran into the street to get away from an argument which was raging between his mum Claire, who was struggling with mental issues, and his unsympathetic dad. A few blocks away he stumbled across the aftermath of a bloody shooting at a neighbourhood café. As little Luke stood staring at a blood-spattered corpse, he was suddenly joined by another little boy called Daniel.

“I had an imaginary friend when I was a kid. His name was Daniel.”

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Waxwork Records Presents MANIAC Netflix Vinyl Soundtrack

Waxwork Records Presents MANIAC Netflix Vinyl Soundtrack

Waxwork Records is proud to present Maniac original Netflix series soundtrack by Dan Romer. Starring Jonah Hill and Emma Stone, Maniac is a 2018 psychological dark sci-fi series that follows two strangers who connect during a mind-bending pharmaceutical trial.

“I don’t know what’s real, and what’s not.”

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Accidental Exorcist (2016, USA) Review

Accidental Exorcist (2016, USA) Review

With a title such as Accidental Exorcist you’d be mistaken for thinking this movie was firmly rooted in the comedy-horror genre. I was. So it was a total surprise when on viewing that I realised this was definitely not comedy and moderately horror, more a psychological-thriller – which is fine, but very misleading.

Okay, so I now settled into what I soon discovered to be a very serious, brooding thriller about Richard Vanuck, who’s only talent in life is successfully being able to perform exorcisms.

“Evil touches us all.”

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Silent Night, Bloody Night (aka Night of the Dark Full Moon) (1972, USA) Review

Silent Night, Bloody Night (aka Night of the Dark Full Moon) (1972, USA) Review

Christmas time approaches, snow is falling and the once opulent and lively Butler House has now stood abandoned for many years following the mysterious death of its proprietor. Jeffrey Butler, grandson to the property’s namesake is in town to sell his inheritance but just why he has appeared after so long and what dark secrets lie within the Butler family history are a puzzle to the locals. An entertaining piece that often has a charm in its roughness, Silent Night, Bloody Night gives us some memorable kills complete with the help of that old favourite Kensington Gore.

“The mansion… the madness… the maniac… no escape.”

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Joker (2019, USA / Canada) Review

Joker (2019, USA / Canada) Review

There’s a very poignant line given by a therapist to character Arthur Fleck in the movie Joker that basically sums up its overall message: “Nobody gives a fuck about people like you.” The character of the Joker has been featured on screen four times previously, but this is the biggest change in dynamics than ever seen before. So too is the environments those previous incarnations have played in. This time around there’s no mention of superheroes or capes. This is the most grounded, gritty and most realistic take on the character and the city of Gotham ever.

“Put on a happy face.”

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