Browsing: Shudder

JAKOB’S WIFE **** USA 2021 Dir: Travis Stevens. 98 mins Writer-director Travis Stevens follows up his superb feature directing debut GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR (2019) with this witty, gruesome genre piece set in the knowingly named Kinski County. At the core is a bravura transformation from Barbara Crampton –…

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SÉANCE *** USA 2021 Dir: Simon Barrett. 92 mins Simon Barrett has been writing excellent horror movies for over a decade, from the underrated DEAD BIRDS (2004) to a series of fruitful collaborations with director Adam Wingard: A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE (2010), YOU’RE NEXT (2011), V/H/S (2012) THE GUEST…

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CAVEAT **** UK 2020 Dir: Damian Mc Carthy. 88 mins Irish filmmaker Damian Mc Carthy makes his feature debut with a shivery, stripped-down exercise in dread, fulfilling the promise of earlier short films like HE DIES AT THE END (2010). There’s a genuine frisson of fear from the start, as…

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‘Something special… undeniably brilliant and a work of real craft’ ★★★★★ NME ‘A lean and efficient movie that can be deliciously uncomfortable to watch’ ★★★★ The Upcoming ‘Tightly confined and well-marshalled slasher-thriller… filmed with a great emotional clarity’ The Guardian ‘A tight, well-paced thriller with terrific central performances’ Roger Ebert The Boy…

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