Abbatoir (2016, dir. Darren Lynn Bousman)

After her sister’s murder, a reporter finds someone is buying murder rooms to make their own house. Ingenious and promising premise aside, Abbatoir soon gets bogged down in padded and clumsy storytelling, some daft production design, and a pretty ropey reveal. Disappointing.

The Barrens [AKA The Devil In The Woods / Jersey Devil / The Forest] (2012, dir. Darren Lynn Bousman)

A man returns to the woodland scene of a family tragedy to face his fears. Well-structured folk-tale horror piece, hampered somewhat by a lack of resources, some variable acting, and an unconvincing monster reveal.