Review: Game of Thrones (Season 7, Episode 5)

★★★★★ – The tension continues to build in this week’s Game of Thrones, with story arcs weaving closer together in the wake of an undead army.

Forget those for the moment though. After last week’s intense dragon battle that we had all waited far too long for (I did my time, seven seasons of it!), it’s fair that this week was a little less war-heavy and returned to the plotting ways of Westerosi nobles across their respective kingdoms. Ravens seemed to be the stars of the show, bringing messages back and forth at supernatural speed – as well as a particular three-eyed variety remaining as creepy as ever.

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“We had a priest come in and bless the set” – An interview with Annabelle: Creation director, David F. Sandberg

With the latest in the Conjuring franchise set to hit cinemas this weekend, David F. Sandberg tells us all about what it was like working with demonic dolls, nervous cast members, and putting his stamp on the Annabelle universe.

Working predominantly in short film before hitting big screens last year in his directorial debut, this is the second time that Sandberg time ever has graced a Hollywood set – the first being for his own adapted short piece Lights Out. His explosive trajectory as a big-budget horror director is impressive to say the least, with a style that’s all his own and an enthusiasm for creating creepy stories that’s impossible to emulate.

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Film Review: Annabelle: Creation

★★★★☆ – The latest installment of The Conjuring universe will have you watching behind your fingers.

But, just like the Samuel Mullins armed with a crucifix, there’s little that will protect you from this weekend’s horror blockbuster hit. When the Mullins family lose their 7-year-old daughter to a tragic road accident, the once lively doll maker and his wife take refuge from society for a number of years. Seeking to fill their house with life and reach out to the community once more, they decide to let a group of Catholic orphans and their supervising nun Sister Charlotte (Stephanie Sigman) take up residence in their large, empty home.

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Bella Thorne dares you to Keep Watching in latest trailer release

Bella Thorne and The Walking Dead’s own Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) star in the home-invasion-meets-home-movie, Keep Watching.

Functioning as a slasher in the vein of You’re Next and The Purge, the claustrophobic horror film plays on what it would be like to be targeted by killers within your very own house. Seen it before, right? Well this time, director Sean Carter is spicing up the home invasion subgenre with a 21st century twist.

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Bruce Willis has a Death Wish in his latest ‘comeback’ role

Everyone is talking about Bruce Willis being back, but did he really ever go anywhere?

If we’re talking about his post Unbreakable days, then yes, he definitely went somewhere – it was downhill. Luckily, Death Wish has stepped in to bring back the Willis we all know and love, toting guns, coining catch phrases, and being the general action bad ass that we know and love. Director Eli Roth claimed in an interview with Yahoo! Movies that this film ‘could be his Taken’, and by the looks of the trailer, he very well might be right.

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Flatliners remake debuts its second trailer

Flatliners is set to be rereleased this September – but will it bring home the Bacon?

Well, in terms of Kevin Bacon, sadly not. However, the remake will feature a cameo from the 1990 version in the form of Kiefer Sutherland, which is arguably almost as good. As for the rest of the film, the new Flatlinerswill star Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton and Kiersey Clemons as medical students pushing the boundaries of life and death.

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Check your cistern, as House Shark is coming soon to a toilet near you

Horror movies have always seemed to respect certain boundaries when it comes to going to the toilet. We all do it, all the characters have to do it – and there’s more often than not an unspoken rule you don’t get ‘got’ when you have to go.

Cue House Shark, the underwater nightmare that will savage you from your own u-bend, and if you’ll pardon the pun, doesn’t give a shit about it. A trailer for what is potentially the most bizarre release to be hitting screens next year is now live, promising to bring Jaws into your very living room. A terrifying prospect indeed.

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