Film review: ‘THE NUN’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

The Nun is the latest spin-off from the Conjuring supernatural horror movie series. The two Conjuring films themselves were thrilling, intense and unnerving spookfests but the spin-offs to date, such as Annabelle, have been underwhelming. Unfortunately, despite some extravagant set-pieces, The Nun is also a disappointment. Set in the 1950’s, the film sees Jesuit Priest, Father Burke (Demian Birchir) despatched

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Film review: ANNABELLE, from Built For Speed

In the last decade a few films have used a distinctive approach to re-invigorate what was an ailing supernatural horror genre.  Paranormal Activity whipped up some decent scares with nerve jangling use of the found footage aesthetic while Aussie director James Wan’s box office hit The Conjuring effectively employed a no-frills 1970’s film making style as well as a respectful

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Film review: THE CONJURING, from Built For Speed

With films like Cabin In the Woods pulling apart horror movie tropes and the Scary Movie series lampooning the genre outright, it’s a much more difficult task for a filmmaker to scare audiences these days than it was in the past.  It’s a credit to James Wan, the director of the new supernatural horror movie The Conjuring, that, for at

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