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Review: White Chamber (2018)

White Chamber is a surprisingly clever sci-fi film from writer director Paul Raschid, who despite confining most of the action around a sealed boxed room, manages to build a tense atmosphere filled with several twists and drama.

During the initial events in the film it looks as though the action is going to be confined in the one room, creating a similar claustrophobic feel to films such as Cube (1997). We are introduced to a woman who wakes up inside a room called the white chamber. A highly sophisticated boxed cell in which the environment can be manipulated at the touch of a screen. Such as increasing the temperature to an unbearable dry heat or decreasing it to a freezing point below zero – as well as some additional unexpected surprises.

Whatever the initial purpose of developing the chamber, the first 20 minutes of the film are focused on Ruth (Amrita Acharia) who
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White Chamber Review

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This film begins with Shauna Macdonald as ‘Ruth’ trapped in a bright white cuboid with no means of escape. An unseen tormentor with a booming genderless voice commands ‘Ruth’ to do various things and she must obey. To the audience she is merely Ruth the Admin Girl with no clue as to what’s happening or where she is – just that she’s afraid and just wants to make peace with her captor and go home. But as the story of the White Chamber unfolds and we move back in time to 5 days prior to her capture, we see a completely different story to who ‘Ruth’ might actually be and what work is done in the White Chamber.

With quite minimalistic scenes and a small budget cast and crew, this dystopian sci-fi horror film takes us on a short descent into the chaotic world of “The United Kingdom. Soon.” Written
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Frightfest 2018: ‘White Chamber’ Review: Dir. Paul Raschid (2018)

White Chamber review: From filmmaker Paul Raschid comes this inventive genre piece that refuses to play by the rules, starring The Decent’s Shauna McDonald.

White Chamber review by Paul Heath.

White Chamber review

If you’re going to make a low budget horror movie – or any movie, in fact – you’re better off limiting your scenes to as few locations as possible. Such examples, of course, are the likes of Saw, Buried and Cube, three very successful movies with limited spends. Joining that list is 25-year-old Paul Raschid’s film White Chamber, which plays at London’s FrightFest following an impressive debut at Edinburgh earlier this year.

The film opens with Shauna Macdonald’s ‘Ruth’ waking up extremely disorientated in the clinical cuboid room of the title. It is the United Kingdom in the near future, the country in turmoil as socio-economic tensions have led to an all-out civil
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Time Lapse Movie Review

Time Lapse Movie Review
Title: Time Lapse XLrator Media Director: Bradley King Writer: Bradley King, Bp Cooper Cast: Danielle Panabaker, Matt O’ Leary, George Finn, Amin Joseph, Jason Spisak, Sharon Maughan, David Figlioli, Judith Drake, Mark C. Hanson Running time: 1 hr 44 min, Unrated (Language, Violence, Mild Sexuality) Available In Theaters And VOD: May 15, 2015 Finn (Matt O’Leary) is a canvas artist whom is lacking inspiration. In the meantime he works as a superintendent for a small ground level apartment complex. He lives with his girlfriend Callie (Danielle Panabaker) and their friend/roommate, Jasper (George Finn). Callie and Finn usually check in on the tenants, most of which are elderly, to make sure [ Read More ]

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Frightfest Glasgow 2015: ‘The Atticus Institute’ Review

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Stars: William Mapother, Rya Kihlstedt, John Rubinstein, Sharon Maughan, Julian Acosta, Anne Betancourt, Jake Carpenter, Brian Chenoweth, Bill J. Stevens | Written and Directed by Chris Sparling

For over 40 years now, tales of demonic possession have been a faithful staple of horror movies. At least one major release each year dealing with a character – usually a young woman – struggling to shake off a particularly pesky poltergeist, spirit or even Satan itself, often with the help of an in/experienced clergyman.

As such, the market for these movies has become saturated with some pretty samey fare. Which is why it’s somewhat refreshing (if not entirely novel) to see The Atticus Institute tackle the familiar subject matter as a faux-documentary/period found footage piece. We start with a familiar scene – an impending exorcism taking place in a dimly-lit, possibly subterranean scientific facility – that naturally goes pear-shaped and are then introduced to the
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Indie Spotlight: The Atticus Institute, Alien Outpost, Frankenstein Vs. The Mummy, The Philip K. Dick Film Festival

We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes release details on Amnesiac, The Atticus Institute, and Alien Outpost, multiple trailers, premiere details for Head, and a Q&A with the founder of The Philip K. Dick Film Festival:

Amnesiac Distribution and Release Details: “Amnesiac tells the story of a man (Wes Bentley) who wakes up in bed suffering from memory loss after being in an accident, only to begin to suspect that his wife (Kate Bosworth) may not be his real wife. The web of lies and deceit deepen inside the house where he soon finds himself a prisoner.

XLrator Media has acquired North American distribution rights to the psychological thriller Amnesiac starring Kate Bosworth (Still Alice, Superman Returns) and Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games series, Interstellar). XLrator Media will release the film in Summer 2015 on its acclaimed “Macabre” genre label.
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The Atticus Institute Blu-ray / DVD Release Details

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Similar to how The Shop was interested in the pyrokinetic abilities of young Charlie in Stephen King’s Firestarter, the U.S. Department of Defense becomes intrigued by Judith Winstead’s supernatural powers and tries to harness the uncontrollable dark forces within her in The Atticus Institute, coming out on home media early next year from Anchor Bay:

“Los Angeles, November xx, 2014 – Anchor Bay Entertainment presents the disturbing new horror thriller The Atticus Institute, from producer of The Conjuring Peter Safran, available on DVD and Blu-ray™ January 20st, 2015. Written and directed by Chris Sparling (writer of “Buried”) in his directorial debut, The Atticus Institute stars Rya Kihlstedt (“Dexter”), William Mapother (“Lost”, The Grudge), Harry Groener (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer”), John Rubinstein (“Angel”) and Sharon Maughan (The Bank Job) and was executive produced by Dan Clifton. The Atticus Institute will be available on DVD for an Srp of $22.98 and on Blu-ray™ for
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The Hard Sell: Costa

'Now we have a head up to his neck in coffee beans - possibly nude, it's hard to tell'

Advertising fact! Creative types love rejigging existing concepts even more than splashing cash on the latest Apple iThing. As evidence, how about Costa's no-bullshit reimagining of how coffee was flogged in the 80s? It may not be immediately obvious, but where Anthony Head once used coffee as a slowly percolating metaphor for getting naked with Sharon Maughan, we now have A Head up to his neck in coffee beans – possibly nude, it's hard to tell – cheerily tonguing his way through a Kiss classic backed by a phalanx of disembodied crooners. No messing around in this age of instant gratification. This turns out to be taking place in the imagination of a barista bearing an uncanny resemblance to both Tobey Maguire and Rory from Doctor Who, who really, really loves coffee.

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Film review: She's Out of My League

There's quite a bit to like about this amiable, goofy rom-com about a mismatched couple, writes Peter Bradshaw

After walk-on parts in movies such as Tropic Thunder, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and Knocked Up, Jay Baruchel gets his shot at Hollywood leading-man status in this likable, goofy romcom. And I have to say I'd rather be watching him than the ubiquitous Shia Labeouf. He plays Kirk, a shy, hopeless single guy who works in airport security; when he returns a lost iPhone belonging to the unfeasibly babelicious passenger Molly, played by British-born star Alice Eve, an unlikely romance ensues. But is she out of his league? There's nothing too revolutionary in this movie, but it rattles amiably along, with plenty of laughs, and like Steve Carell in The 40 Year Old Virgin, Kirk has a gallery of workplace buddies who are forever cracking wise at his expense and generally lowering his morale,
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Cry me a…pond?

Alice Eve , the daughter of actors Trevor Eve and Sharon Maughan speaks exclusively to t5m about the challenges of acting, mainly, how she struggles to cry on cue. Alice tells us that when she knows she has an emotional scene she has to prepare in advance by being in a grump. Alice tells us that she stays in this mood for days, and finds it hard to return to planet happy immediately. She goes on to say that scenes such as these, as well as love scenes take some degree of preperation. You can only prepare 50% and the other 50% depends on the other person you are in the scene with. It's easy to fall in love with your fellow actor, she tells t5m, and even easier to fall out of love with them!
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