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Film Review: The Last Halloween (short film) (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Four young trick-or-treaters set out on a door-to-door adventure – making their way from house to house, collecting strange treats as they go – that could very well end up being… the Last Halloween! REVIEW: To anyone who read my review of Remote last year (in case you’re interested,  you will know that Marc Roussel really impressed me with ...

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Film Review: The Legend of Pumpkin Face (short film) (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: As Halloween nears, a group of people begin to realize that the stories of a pumpkin faced killer are more than just an urban legend. REVIEW: Perhaps the most appropriate way to introduce this film is to quote their Buzzfeed page, ‘This is what happens when pumpkins decide to carve back. Viewer discretion is advised. Contains images of gore, ...

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Film Review: Abracadaver! (short film) (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A demented magician hires a new assistant and might make him disappear, forever. REVIEW: A title which is also a play on words. A tagline which includes the words ‘demented magician’ in it. This has all the ingredients to be another fascinating addition to the independent horror scene. However, it was actually rather average and I felt that the ...

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Film Review: Witchfinder (short film) (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A small community lives in fear of the Satanic evil that festers within the dark forests that surround their small village. One night, a love-struck villager ventures into the oppressive woods in search of forbidden magic and ancient rites. To aid them, the townsfolk enlist the aid of William Thatcher Blake, a witch hunter whose arrival stirs a cauldron ...

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Film Review: In Defence of Traditional Marriage (short film) (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: This satire of the marriage equality movement is presented with a documentary feel, until an act 2 twist brings in classic horror tropes. REVIEW: Marriage is not often a topic for a horror, even a horror short, and so I was most curious about what to expect from this 6-minute piece. I was pleasantly surprised and thought that the ...

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