Elise Rainier returns to her childhood home to face her fears. The fourth in the Insidious franchise is a prequel which loops back to part one. For series fans only, but well-enough handled in its jumpscares and creepy moments, plus one great idea, decently handled.
When a secret agent’s fiance is horribly murdered, it triggers an ever spiralling cycle of violence between the killer and the agent. Pulling no punches, this is a dark and brutal film. Gory and unflinching, it’s still a riveting watch. Recommended.
Jason Statham versus prehistoric shark. Hokey monster movie that seems torn between two film cultures. Doesn’t know whether to be serious or comedic and even by the end it still can’t decide. Nice effects but generic overall.
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A damned occultist battles a demonic attempt to take over the Earth. Fun apocalyptic fantasy-horror-action hybrid, loosely based on the Hellblazer comic. Lots to enjoy, though over-reliance on CG softens the film’s impact.
A young woman on vacation in Thailand is cursed, and has to fight off a demon intent on possessing her. Straightforward jumpscare horror with some interesting moments and a neat supporting turn from Mark Boone Jr.
Two friends on a hunting holiday in the Scottish Highlands fall foul of the locals after a tragic accident is covered up. Incredibly well-made and tense thriller, with loads to recommend it, not least in its handling of suspense and of quiet (and not so quiet) menace. A must-see!
Superior horror about a family whose past reveals gruesome secrets. Very creepy with great central performances and some truly great scares. It’s pace and tone might frustrate some, but it had me glued to it! Watch this!