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post Aug 20 2015, 12:08 AM
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The trailer for a new horror film called 'The Witch' has been causing quite a buzz online! It looks good and looks genuinely terrifying! Really hoping it can deliver.
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post Aug 20 2015, 10:40 AM
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I'm in desperate need of some good horror. I've only seen one film that genuinely scared me this year and that was 'Unfriended'. I enjoyed 'It Follows' but I found it to be style over substance and it didn't scare me at all. Before those two the best one I was was The Purge: Anarchy which I find to be rather underrated.
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post Feb 18 2016, 11:31 AM
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Getting so much hype right now. Loads of articles saying that it's genuinely terrifying and one even quoted horror icon, Stephen King, as saying "it terrified [him]"!

I really hope it is actually that scary but for some reason I remain cautious!
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post Feb 18 2016, 11:34 AM
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I saw this earlier this week. I have to say I was a little disappointed on the horror side of things, as it really wasn't scary at all. Unfriended is still the only genuinely scary horror film I've seen since the first Paranormal Activity. (It Follows was very good, but I didn't really find it scary)

This is beautifully shot though, and it's very eerie and unsettling. I'd say it was more "very creepy" than actually scary. And it's a hell of a slow burner.
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post Mar 3 2016, 01:37 AM
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This is big disappointment so don't get your hopes up after those rave reviews! I think it had great potential but it just didn't seem to go anywhere. I agree with Joe. that it was very creepy but not necessarily scary. There were some extremely WTF moments. I thought the conclusion was pretty disappointing - I just expected more explanation. Also, I found difficult to follow the dialogue at times because they spoke entirely in Old English (although that was to be expected).
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post Mar 3 2016, 03:54 PM
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Yeah, it's a very solid film, but I find that the reviews are hugely over-hyping and over-rating this.
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post Mar 3 2016, 04:42 PM
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It seems to be one of those films that critics absolutely adore, but the general public seem to be a bit "eh" over! I'm intrigued to see it for myself though. Just anything decent and watchable and I'll be happy tbh. I need some half decent horrors this year after the abysmal year last year! sad.gif
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post Mar 18 2016, 12:00 PM
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I went to see this yesterday and I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would based on the trailer. It was really weird and not very scary as some of you has said. Bit of a disappointment if I'm honest.
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post Mar 18 2016, 12:07 PM
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Jonjo have you seen it yet?
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post Mar 18 2016, 12:49 PM
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Ooh yeah. I went to see it last night. Didn't scare me but was pretty creepy in places. Def overrated by critics, but its good and watchable.

Fun fact: The older boy in this (Harvey Scrimshaw) is from Nottingham and came into my work to watch this with a couple of friends and he got ID'd to watch it laugh.gif! This was before I'd seen anything myself so I didn't know what he'd look like ubtil he was on the phone to his mum who said "does the man know you're in the film" and that's when it clicked.

His performance was great!
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post Mar 18 2016, 01:19 PM
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Absolute shit.

British horror movies, like most trashy horror in general, is laughable.

I still remember that closet monster with random Spanish one, eek, traumatic in its shitness!!
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post Mar 26 2016, 05:45 PM
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This was incredibly weird & felt disjointed at times but it was... interesting I think?

Would need to take a few more watches perhaps but on the whole I didn't enjoyed as much as the 2 other horrors I've seen so far 2016.
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post Jan 7 2017, 11:03 PM
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Finally got around to this and I was thoroughly impressed. Everything about this film is beautifully done and I'm putting this in my top Horror films list somewhere. I can see why people expecting a standard Hollywood style film would hate it but I think the biggest mistake was to market it as a traditional Horror.
For me it sits comfortably alongside Rosemary's Baby or The Wicker Man for slow building unease.
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