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Film Review: Blair Witch

I was 14 when the buzz around a film called The Blair Witch Project began. My mate and I quickly became obsessed, reading everything we could find online, buying the film poster and scribbling odes to the “witch” in geography class – we were convinced it was real.

Incredibly I didn’t actually get to see it for over a year, until my best mate stole it from her sister and brought it to a sleepover. And I loved it. Yeah, it’s slow going, not a lot happens and there is a lot of snot, but that final scene… I tell you, it’s stayed with me…

A large part of the success of the film was down to its phenomenal marketing. So many of us thought it was a real witch and a real story (maybe it is?). It also cost less than £1M to make and grossed over £248M – utterly incredible! Now, director Adam Wingard has also pulled off an impressive publicity stunt with Blair Witch by masquerading it as The Woods before the big announcement at Comic Con. I was gobsmacked – what a brilliant surprise.

Written for the London Horror Society, read the full post at http://londonhorrorsociety.co.uk/film-review-blair-witch/.

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FrightFest: The 5 films I Can’t Wait To See

This year, for the very first time, I am heading to FrightFest. And to say I am excited is a massive understatement. I know as a big horror fan it is sacrilege that I have never been before, but hopefully this will become an annual pilgrimage for me.

Buying a ticket was absolutely nerve-wracking. Watching my chosen seats disappear before my eyes is never easy. I actually ended up blind-clicking two seats, which luckily I managed to purchase. I actually managed to get seats in the Horror Channel screen, which have turned out to be spitting distance from some of my fellow London Horror Society writers. It will be great to finally meet you folk in person!

So, now the stress of buying tickets has gone, I can focus on the goodies this festival will bestow upon us. After studying the schedule diligently, here is my FrightFest preview, detailing the 5 films I’m most excited to see.

Written for the London Horror Society, read the full post at http://londonhorrorsociety.co.uk/frightfest-preview-5-films-cant-wait-see/.