‘The Night Whispered’ Review – a short film by Nicholas Vince

Nicholas Vince (HellraiserNight BreedMindless) aims for subtlety and hits the mark on directorial debut The Night Whispered. An old-fashioned chiller that plays out as a love letter to his early fondness for the M.R. James adaptations of the 60s and 70s, it’s a curious, impactful film that balances its mounting dread deftly against its moments of eccentricity.

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’31’ Review

After the denser and more abstract Lords of Salem divided opinion in 2013, Rob Zombie is back on riotously gory form with 31, the tale of five friends who are kidnapped on Halloween in 1976 to take part in a brutal twelve hour fight for survival.

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‘Blair Witch’ Review

The announcement of a direct sequel (let’s just go ahead and pretend Book of Shadows didn’t happen, just like the rest of the world) to 1999’s genre-redefining found-footage classic The Blair Witch Project came with a certain amount of imperviousness to the cynicism directed as standard to most horror remakes.

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‘Don’t Breathe’ Review

dontbreatheFew people have cleared a steeper hurdle with their feature debut as a director than Fede Alvarez. Having helmed 2013’s Evil Dead, he overcame the standard-issue swathes of remake/reboot cynicism to deliver one of the most convincing revivals the horror genre has ever seen. With follow-up Don’t Breathe, the gore takes a back seat in favour of suspense, and his growth as a director is self-evident.

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