As winter comes to a close and spring begins once more, what better time than now to retreat to an invitingly dark cinema and get scared out of your mind? Here are some horror-infused films to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Our spine-tingling choices this year are: the Queensland-made Bloody Hell 2020, a Sam Raimi influenced blend of comedy and horror; Katrin Gebbe’s simmering portrait of maternal dedication in Pelican Blood 2019; the immediate classic of modern British horror Saint Maud 2019; and the stylish and intense Indonesian gorefest The Queen of Black Magic 2019.
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1. Bloody Hell
2. Pelican Blood
3. Saint Maud
4. The Queen of Black Magic
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Featured image: Production still from Bloody Hell 2020 / Director: Alister Grierson