THE NUN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Corin Hardy Stars: Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Bonnie Aarons. This is the fifth film in the lucrative The Conjuring universe that was created by Australian filmmaker James Wan in 2013, and it centres around the sinister nun Valak, whose unsettling portrait featured in The Conjuring 2. The evil entity of Valak was used by Wan as a bridge to link the horrific haunting at Amityville with the spooky proceedings in Endfield. But the malevolent and menacing otherworldly figure has also haunted Lorraine Warren (Vera Continue reading

OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Mike Flanagan Stars: Elizabeth Reaser, Annalise Basso, Lulu Wilson, Henry Thomas, Doug Jones, Lin Shaye, Parker Mack. The original Ouija, released in 2014, cost some $5 million to produce and ended up grossing some $100 million at the box office, so it's no wonder that production company BlumHouse went back to the well for a second helping. But as the title suggests, Ouija: Origin Of Evil is more of a prequel than a sequel, but in terms of scares and delivering the goods it is far superior to the original. The film is set in Los Continue reading

THE RITE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Mikael Hafstrom Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Ciaran Hinds, Toby Jones, Colin O'Donoghue, Marta Gastini, Alice Braga, Rutger Hauer. Hannibal Lecter does exorcisms? Even though it is nearly forty years old, William Friedkin’s 1973 frightfest The Exorcist is still the benchmark by which all other films about demonic possession will be judged. And so it is with the lacklustre and turgidly paced Exorcist clone The Rite. This is more of a psychological thriller, which explores the banality of evil with a distinct lack of urgency. The Continue reading