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Film-maker Prano Bailey-Bond: ‘People think horror is just exploding heads’

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Hierdie keer verlede jaar, writer-director Prano Bailey-Bond was finishing work on her feature Censor and looking forward to 2021. Her unnerving film about horror – rather than a horror film per se – had been invited to the...

Chhorii review – psychological horror remake falls prey to its own failings

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Vishal Furia’s long-awaited Hindi remake of his Marathi-language horror Lapachhapi from 2017 stays true to the original’s spirit, marrying the psychological uncertainties of pregnancy with the eerie atmosphere of rura...

South Korean horror Hellbound takes over Squid Game as most popular Netflix series globally

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Another South Korean fantasy horror series from Netflix has become an overnight global phenomenon, with Hellbound toppling Squid Game as the most-watched TV show on the streaming platform. According to FlixPatrol anal...

‘It’s like a horror film’: why Succession season three will end in tragedy

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We are now more than halfwaythrough Succession’s third run. It remains a staggeringly brilliant show; an ice-cold snake pit of ever shifting loyalties, flecked with some of the most giddily baroque dialogue we have he...

Antlers review – satisfyingly gross folklore horror

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Keri Russell’s jittery but resilient school teacher Julia is worried about her young student Lucas (Jeremy T Thomas). A survivor of abuse, she’s attuned to its telltale signs. But there is something else Lucas is hidi...

Chapter and curse: is the horror novel entering a golden age?

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Horror fiction, says author Stephen Graham Jones, is booming right now. “It’s blooming, it’s blossoming. ek bedoel, night blooms, natuurlik, with a bloody centre. Probably some flies crawling over those petals.” Jones, a ...

Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin review – hit series returns with ho-hum horror

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There’s an odd comfort to the release of a new Paranormal Activity film just in time for Halloween, a prime spot it owned for five years after the Saw franchise released its grip and (temporarily) bled out. The repeti...

Army of Thieves review – fun Netflix prequel swaps horror for more heists

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There was a surprising amount of fun to be had in this summer’s gory zombie romp Army of the Dead, a film that turned the not-hugely-enticing prospect of Zack Snyder working with Netflix into something strangely hard-...

Blade review – Wesley Snipes is back in excitingly macabre vampire horror

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The first film in the Blade trilogy, made in 1998, is getting a re-release: Wesley Snipes is the implacable and massively ripped daywalker marching around in his shades and leatherised protective armour, slaying the v...

Night Teeth review – stylish Netflix vampire horror needs more bite

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There’s a frustrating dissonance to the pre-Halloween Netflix horror Night Teeth, slick packaging belying rotten innards. While the director, Adam Randall, finds inventive ways to break out of the drab Netflix visual ...

Shock, horror and the usual hairy suspects: everyone’s included at Sitges film festival

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“Ek weet nie van jou nie, but I’ve been cooped up for two years and it’s so fucking sweet to be here right now,” said Ana Lily Amirpour, on stage with a small dog called Benny, to introduce her film Mona Lisa and the B...

Imperial War Museum Holocaust Galleries review – history’s greatest horror

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How many words, how many pictures, how many objects, does it take to tell the story of both the defining event of the 20th century and that bloody century’s greatest crime? How many square metres would all that fill u...

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow review – butchered plotting, bloodless horror

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Outside Sleepy Hollow, a sign implores visitors: “Don’t pass by. Stay forever.” In Tilted Wig’s new version of the popular gothic story, it’s not somewhere you want to linger. The show, loosely adapted from Washington...

Squid Game: the smash-hit South Korean horror is a perfect fit for our dystopian mood

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If you are one of the many millions of people around the world living in a city taking tentative steps out of lockdown, you may be like me in that among my jumble of feelings – excitement, relief, joy – is also a surp...

No One Gets Out Alive – a stylish Netflix immigration horror

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Buried in the middle of a drab and unremarkable glut of factory-made Netflix genre product, gothic chiller No One Gets Out Alive elevates itself from the pack almost immediately. It’s a film made with a lick of style ...

Sarah Everard’s family ‘haunted by the horror’ of her murder

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The family of Sarah Everard have said they are haunted by thoughts of her suffering in the final hours of her life when she was raped and murdered by a police officer, in emotional victim impact statements read in cou...

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