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9 items from 2016


Giveaway – Win Anguish on DVD

9 April 2016 10:37 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the home entertainment release of Anguish, which releases on DVD from Monday 11th April, we have a copy of the DVD up for grabs courtesy of Arrow Films!

From the producers of The Strangers comes an unnerving psychological thriller inspired by true events. When Tess (Ryan Simpkins) is diagnosed with a personality disorder, she suspects she is possessed by the spirit of a dead girl. With powerful performances, a skin-crawling atmosphere, and jump-out-of-your-seat scares, Anguish promises to be one of the year’s most terrifying and emotionally affecting thrillers.

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Competition: Win teen-horror ‘Anguish’ on DVD

8 April 2016 6:40 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

To celebrate the home entertainment release of Anguish, which releases on DVD from Monday 11th April, we have a copy of the DVD up for grabs courtesy of Arrow Films.

From the producers of The Strangers comes an unnerving psychological thriller inspired by true events. When Tess (Ryan Simpkins) is diagnosed with a personality disorder, she suspects she is possessed by the spirit of a dead girl. With powerful performances, a skin-crawling atmosphere, and jump-out-of-your-seat scares, Anguish promises to be one of the year’s most terrifying and emotionally affecting thrillers.

To win a copy of Anguish on DVD, just answer the following question:

Which kids show did Anguish’s Ryan Simpkins provide a voice for? Was it:

a) Gravity Falls

b) Wonder Showzen

c) Robot Chicken

Email your answer to NerdlyComps@gmail.com, making sure to include your name and address. You can also leave your answer on our Facebook page, »

- Phil Wheat

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Anguish review – painfully tame

3 April 2016 1:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

A standard-issue demonic possession tale with a touch of the Trisha about it

If ever a film failed to live up to its title… mild impatience, more like it. Anguish is essentially a tame bumps-and-thumps possession story with a rather folksy, melodramatic foundation. A mother and daughter move to a new home only to find themselves haunted by the spirit of a troubled girl who died after a row with her mother. The absolute nadir comes when the two mums are discussing the dead girl, and one of them says: “She just wants closure!” It’s more like a daytime-tv relationship show than a proper chiller. But young lead Ryan Simpkins, who plays haunted heroine Tess, has a grungy ordinariness about her that’s highly watchable.

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- Jonathan Romney

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Film Review: Anguish

1 April 2016 3:58 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆ The previous credits of Sonny Mallhi, directing for the first time with Anguish, may not have inspired much confidence. Co-producing the Oldboy remake and exec-producing The House at the End of the Street - the one Jennifer Lawrence film people are prepared to forget - will do that. Thankfully, Anguish is accomplished enough to make you excited for whatever Mallhi works on next. Having premièred in the UK at Glasgow's FrightFest in February, the film is about two disaffected Illinois teenagers with a paranormal link. Lucy (who insists on being called Lucinda) is the one tragically killed by a truck, and Tess (Ryan Simpkins) is the one moving to the same town, bearing a history of severe anxiety problems.

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- CineVue UK

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Anguish review – a muddled tale of teenage obsession

31 March 2016 2:30 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Sonny Mallhi’s non-scary thriller offers neither supernatural chills nor real-world psychological insights

A puzzle, a frustration and a disappointment … Sonny Mallhi’s non-scary movie Anguish is all this, and not much more. (No relation to Bigas Luna’s 1987 cult classic Anguish, incidentally.) Yet in technical terms it is not badly made by any stretch. It’s just that there is a fatal generic uncertainty about what the film is trying to do. It offers neither honest supernatural chills nor real-world psychological insights: just a muddle.

The film begins with that traditionally dodgy claim of being inspired by true events, which should really be tested by a documentary. Ryan Simpkins plays Tess, a moody teenager living with Jessica (Annika Marks), who is effectively a single mom, as her partner, Tess’s dad, is away in the army, so they communicate via Skype. Tess is on medication for depression, a condition »

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Glasgow Frightfest: ‘Anguish’ Review

26 February 2016 7:41 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Ryan Simpkins, Annika Marks, Karina Logue, | Written and Directed by Sonny Mallhi

Sonny Mallhi is probably not a name on anyones horror radar, however Mallhi was the producer on films like The Strangers, House at the End of the Street and the fantastic 2014 Fightfest flick At the Devils Door (aka Home). With Anguish he turns his hand at not only writing (he previously penned the psycho-stalker films The Roommate and Crush) but directing. Now I mention all those other films because Mallhi’s work has been met with various degrees of success, both commercially and critically – so going into Anguish I had no idea what to expect. I did hope for something as stunningly scary as At the Devils Door, what we got is something akin more to The Roommate

Apparently inspired by a true possession story (though the opening titles talk more about teenagers mental health than »

- Phil Wheat

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Hangman Review

21 February 2016 10:51 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Hangman may be just another down-and-dirty found footage flick at heart, but Adam Mason’s SXSW Midnighter turns the mundane format into a nightmarish invasion of privacy. His killer, whose calling card is that of a noose-tightener, plays the long game here. Action isn’t rushed and pacing is drawn out like taffy, but Mason’s meticulous dissection of a first-hand home invasion works where other equal efforts become dull and gimmicky. Families should feel safe together, but Hangman warps feelings of barricaded tranquility into voyeuristic naughtiness caught on the camera of a reckless stalker. He sees you when your sleeping, he knows when you’re awake, yet the “Hangman” is no Santa Claus – unless you consider backwash in your Oj a present.

Told through the eyes of a mask-wearing figure known as “Hangman” (Eric Michael Cole), we watch helplessly as the crazed psycho torments an unsuspecting family. Aaron (Jeremy Sisto »

- Matt Donato

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Poster and trailer for supernatural horror Anguish

20 February 2016 1:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its UK premiere at Glasgow FrightFest this coming week, a new poster and trailer have arrived online for the upcoming supernatural horror Anguish; take a look here…

Teenage Tess has been suffering from anxiety ever since her mother Jessica discovered her banging her head against the wall when she was a child. On a steady diet of medication ever since, it becomes clear her dissociative identity disorder condition might not be necessarily psychological when they move to a small house in Texas and Tess begins experiencing hallucinations suggesting she’s more susceptible to spirits of the deceased. Especially ghost girl Lucy killed in a tragic accident and still being grieved for by her tormented mother. Eerie, jittery and surprisingly moving, Anguish is the creepiest and most resonant American independent horror since It Follows, showcasing a breakout performance by Ryan Simpkins (Twixt, Surveillance, Hangman) playing the withdrawn Tess.

Written and directed by Sonny Mullhi, »

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Glasgow FrightFest 2016 – The Line-Up

11 January 2016 3:20 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Kicking off with a special screening of The Forest with star Natalie Dormer in attendance, and finishing in racy rock-fuelled style with Sean Byrne’s The Devil’s Candy, the UK’s favourite horror fantasy event returns to Glasgow Film Festival with another stellar line-up to shock, chill and thrill. A record thirteen films will screen from Thursday 25th February to Saturday 27th February, alongside a selection of unmissable shorts, guest director Q & A’s, great give-aways and a sneak preview of Paul Hyett’s Heretiks, with the popular director in attendance.

The line-up starts at 9pm on Thurs 25 Feb with the UK Premiere of The Forest starring Natalie Dormer searching for her twin sister in Japan’s most haunted location, the fabled Sea of Trees. The ‘Game of Thrones’ star is making her first appearance at Glasgow Film Festival and is thrilled to be headlining this gala event the »

- Phil Wheat

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