Children of Sorrow gets off to a bit of a rocky start. Ostensibly we're along for a "found footage" journey with a British woman who joins a freaky cult in order to find out what happened to her ill-fated sister. That thread is virtually dropped in favor of what seems to be a PR video for the plainly nefarious "preacher" Simon Leach.
For a film that comes bearing such a simple and well-traveled plot, In Fear does manage to wring some solid tension and disconcerting jolts from its familiar trappings
a young man who has the power to (sometimes) see someone's death just by touching them has just lost his mother in a very suspicious asylum fire.
As you should know by now, the Cabin Fever movies are about a horrific flesh-eating virus that is as expeditious as it is carnivorous.
David and Alex Pastor's The Last Days poses an odd question: what if people started to simply fear the outdoors? "Fear" is putting it lightly.
The Den is about a grad student named Elizabeth who just got a large grant for her social media studies thesis. Basically, Liz is going to spend as much time as humanly possible on the video sharing / social network outlet known simply as "The Den."
It sounds like Greg White's sanguine film Separation is a downbeat and miserable affair, but it's actually quite a calm, confident, and gradually engaging thriller about one married couple, their mysterious daughter, and a handful of hidden secrets that feel a bit random at the outset, but quickly congeal into a satisfying little movie.
A Field in England is not a traditional narrative. Those who enjoyed Mr. Wheatley's earlier films -- Down Terrace, Kill List, Sightseers -- will certainly appreciate what the director and his loyal team have concocted here, even if they don't fully "get" it. A movie need not be "deciphered" to be appreciated, and A Field in England is a perfect example of this theory.
Here's a new indie horror flick about teenagers and haunted houses that isn't A) moronic, B) boring, or C) a formulaic retread simply hoping to cash in on one profitable weekend at the box office.
A drab but likable school teacher (Uean Douglas) finds that he has inherited a a cavernous mansion in the Scottish Highlands. Despite a posthumous warning to stay far away from the estate, James visits the foreboding domicile and decides to stick around for a little while.