Malevolent (2018)

  • Director: Olaf de FleurMalevolent
  • Writer: Ben Ketai, Eva Konstantopoulos
  • Main Cast: Florence Pugh, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Celia Imrie

‘I just want a quiet house’

A brother and sister con team, with a dark past, pretend to rid homes of unwanted spirits using the sister Angela’s faked ‘gift’. As Angela begins to wonder whether there may be more to her pretence than even she originally believed, the team receive a call to a haunting with a gruesome and tragic backstory, which proves to be far more than they bargained for.

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Friend Request (2016)

  • Director: Simon Verhoevenfriend request
  • Writers: Matthew Ballen, Philip Koch, Simon Verhoeven
  • Main Cast: Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley, Connor Paolo

‘I just want to be best friends. Forever’

Laura accepts a friend request on Facebook from a strange girl – Marina – in her Psych class at college, but soon finds her new friend is far too intense. When Laura tries to get some distance, Marina kills herself…but that is not enough to break the bonds of friendship.

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Hell House LLC (2015)

  • Director: Stephen Cognettihell house llc
  • Writer: Stephen Cognetti
  • Main Cast: Ryan Jennifer, Gore Abrams, Jared Hacker

‘We had no business being here’

A mockumentary, seeking to uncover exactly what happened when a tragedy at a haunted house attraction resulted in the deaths of 15 people. Eyewitness reports and visitor videos from that night had not shed much light on the mystery, but then a survivor comes forward with footage from the days preceding the tragedy – documenting the five organisers getting ready for opening night, in the midst increasingly strange happenings.

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Movie Marathon: The Bad Ben Trilogy

Bad Ben (2016)badben

  • Director: Nigel Bach
  • Writer: Nigel Bach
  • Main Cast: Nigel Bach

Tom Riley buys a house at a Sheriff’s sale for a great deal, but as soon as he moves in things start to get weird: furniture moving by itself, unexplainable noises and shadows. The extensive surveillance system in the house captures it all, and Tom realises that he’s definitely got more than he bargained for.

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Steelmanville Road (2017)steelmanvilleroad

  • Director: Nigel Bach
  • Writer: Nigel Bach
  • Main Cast: Jessica Partridge, Christopher Partridge

A prequel to Bad Ben, this film explains what happened to the previous owners and who…or what…lurks in the house on Steelmanville Road.

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Badder Ben: The Final Chapter (2017)badderben

  • Director: Nigel Bach
  • Writer: Nigel Bach
  • Main Cast: Nigel Bach, Jacquie Baker, Matthew Schmid

A documentary crew – complete with a psychic – return to Steelmanville Road after Tom Riley’s disappearance to investigate the mysteries of the property.

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‘Who is going to want to watch a 50 year old bald, fat guy walking around his house, getting the crap kicked out of him by malevolent spirits?’

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Double Bill: The Blair Witch Project and Blair Witch

The Blair Witch Project (1999)blair witch project

• Director: Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez
• Writer: Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez
• Cast: Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard

Three film students travel to the town of Burkittsville to make a documentary investigating the legend of the Blair Witch – who is believed to stalk the nearby Black Hills Forest. The team set off into the woods, and they’re never seen again…but a year later, their footage is found.

blair witchBlair Witch (2016)

• Director: Adam Wingard
• Writer: Simon Barrett
• Cast: James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Corbin Reid

James is the brother of Heather, one of the film students from the first movie. While investigating her disappearance – almost 20 years later – he finds some new footage online, which seems to suggest his sister might be alive. This draws him, and his documentary-making friends, back to the Black Hills Forest. Their footage is later found.

Yeah, some people never bloody learn!

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