Education goes to hell in The Lesson, a film from director Ruth Platt that sets up an intriguing premise, but ultimately never really manages to expand on it in any significant way.
“We’re not covered by the NHS.”
“Because we’re dead.”
In HI, what begins as an effective examination of the haunting nature of guilt ends up facing a struggle to really get out of first gear.
A taxi takes Greta (The Walking Dead‘s Lauren Cohan), a young American woman in search of a new start, through the woods to a large mansion in the English countryside.
Billed by producer JJ Abrams as a “spiritual successor” to 2008’s found-footage monster-movie gem Cloverfield, 10 Cloverfield Lane is in some ways a victim of the decision to fashion a sequel-of-sorts from very tenuous beginnings.
The western has been convincingly revitalised in the mainstream in the last couple of years in a variety of impressive guises, so it was only a matter of time before this particular renaissance was given the horror treatment.
With debut feature The Witch, director Robert Eggers explodes onto the horror scene in a way that feels comparable to the spectacular entrance David Robert Mitchell made last year with It Follows.
First-time filmmaker George James Fraser goes in hard on Happenstance, an eleven minute short that’s most definitely not for the squeamish.
“Rowdy” Roddy Piper gives one of his final performances in Portal to Hell!!!, a spectacularly unhinged short film from Vivieno Caldinelli.
The age-old horror standard of the ‘bad babysitter’ gets a seriously impressive overhaul in Emelie, a deeply claustrophobic and remarkably uncomfortable thriller from feature-debut director Michael Thelin.