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Homebound

By Anton Bitel

A couple pay a visit to an ex-partner and her family in Sebastian Godwin’s effective domestic horror.

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The Batman

By Adam Woodward

Robert Pattinson’s grunge prince vows to wash the scum off Gotham’s streets in Matt Reeves’ noirish detective thriller.

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Death on the Nile

By Hannah Strong

Kenneth Branagh directs and stars in a second Agatha Christie adaptation, but we’d rather he hadn’t.

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Amulet

By David Jenkins

Romola Garai’s feature directorial debut is a haunting feminist revenge horror that upturns genre tropes and flouts convention.

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Scream

By Anton Bitel

This stylishly directed “requel” trickily rakes over the grave of the original Scream films, but please, no more!

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Lamb

By Hannah Strong

Noomi Rapace adopts a strange newborn in this elevated Icelandic folk horror from director Valdimar Jóhannsson.

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Antlers

By Anton Bitel

A horned entity stalks Keri Russell’s school teacher in director Scott Cooper’s allegorical American horror story.

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Censor

By Adam Woodward

A film censor goes in search of her missing sister in Prano Bailey-Bond’s razor-sharp, retro-styled horror satire.

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The Fever

By Matt Turner

Brazilian filmmaker Maya Da-Rin’s allegorical mystery-thriller expertly melds tradition with modernity.

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The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

By Anna Bogutskaya

The third instalment in the horror franchise gives us a lot of Ed and Lorraine Warren, but not nearly enough Satan.

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Spiral

By Hannah Strong

This procedural thriller reboot of the Saw franchise is painful to sit through for all the wrong reasons.

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The Woman in the Window

By Charles Bramesco

Joe Wright serves up a tepid slice of Hitchcockian suspense, with Amy Adams as a paranoid agoraphobe.

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Host

By David Jenkins

Innovative tech-powered horror miniature which trades on the hazards of the pandemic lockdown.

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Patrick

By Anton Bitel

One man’s quest to find his missing hammer becomes a profound existential journey in this stripped-down comedy.

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Relic

By Aimee Knight

The spectre of dementia haunts Emily Mortimer and Bella Heathcote in this taut Australian Gothic.

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Rebecca

By Hannah Strong

Armie Hammer and Lily James are woefully miscast in this limp adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel.

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Saint Maud

By Anton Bitel

A pious young nurse experiences an extreme crisis of faith in writer/director Rose Glass’ arresting psychodrama.

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