Author: Sarah Budd

WATCH LIST ***** Philippines/USA/Canada 2019 Dir: Ben Rekhi. 94 mins Set in recent times in the Philippines the WATCH LIST follows Maria Ramon (Alessandra de Rossi) and her husband Turo. As recovering addicts they are forced to “surrender” to the police under the new laws set out by President Rodrigo Duterte and enter into a recovery programme if they are using or not, whilst having their names added to the list permanently. Doing everything right by the government and for their 3 children does not help though as Turo is still shot and killed on the street by 2 masked…

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THE GRAVE CALLER ** USA 2017 Dir: Joseph Anderson. 93 mins Teen author Sam Talbot (Nathaniel Grauwelman) travels to the country with his wife Veronica (Vanessa Cuccia) to his families cabin. He wants to investigate rumours of a curse placed on his family and investigate his uncles suicide. He finds his uncles diary and from this begins to unravel tales of alcohol abuse and rape which lead to demon summoning and murder. To what ends will this demon go to and will it leave his family alone as Sam soon finds himself making similar mistakes to his uncle ending in…

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THE FACELESS MAN ** Australia 2019 Dir: James Di Martino. 126 mins A cancer survivor after 3 years clear gets whisked away by her friends to house in the country for a drug fuelled weekend house party. Unfortunately the locals do not welcome them with open arms (“We will not have drugs in our town!”). They quickly find themselves under siege from masked invaders plus a super natural monster with long claws and no face is stalking them one by one. It does not bode well for the friends who just wanted to have a bit of fun. This is…

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THE DRIVER ** Thailand 2019 Dir: Wych Kaosayananda. 97 mins Years into a zombie apocalypse, one man and his family lose their safe place due to a betrayal within the community. After another tragic event and being fatally bitten, the father (Mark Dacascos) has to drive his 12yr old daughter Bree (Noelani Dacascos) far up north to a safe place called Haven before he turns.Annoyingly we welcome yet another zombie movie that crams in every cliche from the genre whilst once again putting the zombies in as a bit of an afterthought. They don’t even look very good which makes…

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IMPETIGORE **** Indonesia/South Korea 2019 Dir: Joko Anwar. 106 mins A young lady, Maya (Tara Bosro) is working in the city as a toll booth assistant, she is attacked at work by a man she had witnessed stalking her over the course of the day. She is surprised to learn that her stalker knew alot about her and her family home. Because of this and the fact that the old family home is now empty and she could expect some inheritance she and her best friend Dini (Marissa Anita) travel back to the remote village Maya was born in to…

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