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Film review – Revenge

Originally posted on The Kim Newman Web Site:
My notes on the film Revenge. Wealthy, married Richard (Kevin Janssens) brings his girlfriend Jen (Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz) to a luxury villa deep in the desert – the sort of posh pad accessible only by helicopter – for a few days of recreational sex and drugs…

Film review – Searching│

My notes on Searching│, out in the UK on August 31.

FrightFest review – Diane

Originally posted on The Kim Newman Web Site:
My notes on the spooky mystery. A small-scale psycho-drama with possible ghostly elements, this has an intense lead performance from Jason Alan Smith – one of those handsome guy actors who works a lot (Big Bad Wolf, Before I Wake, Meeting Evil) but rarely gets a showcase…

Film review – Mom & Dad

Originally posted on The Kim Newman Web Site:
My notes on the family feud horror farce, out on UK DVD July 16. It’s perhaps a surprise that we’ve had to wait over forty years for an ‘answer film’ to ¿Quién puede matar a un niño?/Would You Kill a Child?  In the interim, Narcisco Ibáñez Serrador’s…

FrightFest review – Sequence Break

Originally posted on The Kim Newman Web Site:
My notes on the bizarro science fiction film. Several recent straight-up horror films – Beyond the Gates, Knucklebones, Game of Death –unloose their demons on the world by having unwary folks tamper with 1980s vintage game-gadgets.  This more elliptical, artier piece has its protagonist meld with a…