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Every year when the St. Patrick’s Day horror lists roll around, I get irrationally angry to see flicks like The Hallow (which I love, but which was directed by a Brit, Corin Hardy) and A Dark So...

Will Forte and Maeve Higgins in Extra Ordinary

Extra Ordinary is the Irish What We Do in the Shadows [Review]

Forgive the clickbait-y title but there will be those who see the poster or trailer for Extra Ordinary and think it’s not up their alley because it looks like a fussy indie drama when, really, t...

The Perished [Frightfest 2019 Review]

The Perished is an Irish horror story about abortion so, naturally, it kicks off with some stomach-churning facts about the Magdalene laundries and the infamous Tuam babies — scandals that are u...

The Hole in the Ground

The Hole in the Ground isn’t the Only Hole in this Dull, Lackluster Irish Horror Movie [DVD Review]

Irish horror has a reputation for being kind of…rubbish, in spite of its insane popularity stateside, which continues to confound those of us on this side of the pond. From Shrooms to An Irish E...

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How Rawhead Rex Explored Celtic Horror in New Ways

Clive Barker has had a lot of success on the screen. But then, of course, there are the movies that came early in his career. Barker was so disappointed with his early work in film as a screenwriter t...

Not Quite Horror: I Am Not A Serial Killer (2016)

Horror is evolving as a genre. Although your local multiplex is still loaded with the usual contenders, look a bit closer and you’ll find the latest drama, thriller, or crime offering is closer to hor...

Frightfest 2015 Review: Cherry Tree

The curse of the Irish horror movie continues with Cherry Tree, a movie that was demonstrably filmed on the Emerald Isle but that inexplicably relocates the action to the UK. And almost everybody̵...

Frightfest 2015 Spotlight: The Hallow

With just two weeks to go until Frightfest takes over the Vue in Leicester Square, Joey Keogh takes a look at some of the most-anticipated movies on this year’s jam-packed schedule. This week, it’s Ir...

Advance Review: An Irish Exorcism

Ireland isn’t exactly known for its horror output. From Shrooms, to Wake Wood, to The Canal, we tend to have a somewhat inconsistent relationship with the genre. Early reports suggest The Hallow...

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