Get Out (2017)

A dark depiction of a family gathering gone wrong.

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A young African-American travels with his white girlfriend to her parents’ house to meet them for the first time. Their polite nature soon takes a turn as he finds out that they are not all what they seem.

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A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017)

Three orphan siblings are thrust into a chain of sorrowful events in the adapted Netflix series of ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’

Netflix TV Review

– Includes potential spoilers –

Covering the books written by Lemony Snicket, the latest original series to arrive on Netflix is the book adaptation of ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events‘. Originally made into one singular film back in 2004 under the same name, the narrative follows three siblings recently orphaned after a fire destroying their family home; propelling them into a world lacking the stability and safety they were accustomed to.

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

A boy with mysterious family ties finds himself an important assistance to a group of extraordinary children in fantasy adaptation ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’

Film Review

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Jake is a a young wide-eyed teenager with a boundless imagination for the supernatural and fantasy worlds. Influenced by stories told by his grandfather, and following the unusual death of his relative, Jake finds himself on an island off the coast of Wales, in search for a home for peculiar individuals. Following his grandfather’s dying wish, he pursues the headmistress, a shape-shifting protector and time manipulator, who took residence in 1943. Jake soon discovers the truth about his grandfather’s death, and his family’s connection to the world of the peculiars. Coming into acquaintance with the villainous Baron, Jake must now fight for the protection of the children.

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Crimson Peak (2015)

A naive Victorian writer is brought into an mysterious ancient decaying mansion, with her past continuing to haunt her, in gothic horror “Crimson Peak”

Film Review

Determined young writer, Edith Cushing bears boundless imagination capable of envisioning ghosts due to the existence of her past haunting her. Her aspirations to be more than the typical Victorian woman are shattered after she is claimed as the wife to the mystifying Thomas Sharpe, a cryptic outsider. Soon after they are wed, the pair take accommodation in Thomas’ family mansion with his equally enigmatic sister, Lucille Sharpe. Now, she’s trapped and surrounded by secrets from the disturbing environment. Her innocence is ruptured by the ghosts of Arredale Hall and she finally sees the truth behind the mystery.

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Goosebumps (2015)

Monsters are brought to life in a tale inspired by the childhood book series ‘Goosebumps’

Film Review

New kid to town, Zach and his widowed mum move next door to teenage girl Hannah and her stern, concealed father, who becomes apparent to be R.L. Stine, worldwide bestselling author of the Goosebumps series . Drawn in by his uneasy demeanour, Zack discovers that his curious neighbours actually conceal a further deep secret, involving locked manuscripts of the childhood stories in their home. Stine, trapped in part of his imagination, has the ability to create monsters that can materialise into the real world. When the books are unintentionally opened, the creations are released from the pages. Now faced with the many terrors from his own writings, Stine, along with the help from his daughter, Zach and his new friend Champ, must battle their way to trap the creatures before any further chaos can ensue.

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