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The Atoning

The Atoning is an award-winning slow burn horror/suspense thriller written and directed by Michael Williams. The film is about a family living together in a house, and there is a lot of tension within their family. While living there, strange things start to happen around them, and they realize that the house they live in is haunted. The main characters are Ray (Michael LaCour), his wife Vera (Virginia Newcomb), and their son Sam (Cannon Bosarge) and they struggle to keep their family together while also dealing with the strange and terrifying events that are happening around them along with their own personal demons. One of the first things to note is the cinematography. Michael Williams was in charge of this along with writing and directing this film and did an excellent job. The use of lighting really shines, as the film is shot entirely in the interior of a house, and it helps to emphasize the mood of each scene. There were a lot of camera shots that stood out as well, wh...

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BNB Hell

BNB Hell is a horror film from director Andrew Jordan, and is his directorial debut. It's about a girl named Willa (Kimberly Woods) who is looking for her sister, who had gone missing a month earlier and traces her steps to a cheap Bed and Breakfast place. She meets a woman there nicknamed "Mommy", and another guest who she becomes friends with. She finds a GoPro camera that is used by houseguests to make vlogs or just film themselves doing anything from just hanging out to some kinky stuff. She also finds an entire box of memory cards, and starts watching them all in hopes to find clues about her sister's disappearance, and finds a lot more than just clues. It seems like they had a pretty good idea early on about where they wanted to end up with this film, and there are some nice spooky moments peppered in here and there throughout, but it then sort of changes course at some point. Also, some of the actions taken by the characters didn't make sense given the context...

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Quarries

Directed by Nils Taylor, and written by Taylor, and Nicole Marie Johnson, who also stars, Quarries is an excellent indie horror film. The concept wasn't necessarily new but offered a nice take on the "lunatics in the woods hunting people" horror film scenario. It starts off with a couple of guys in the woods doing photography, who quickly learn that they are not welcome there, which sets a nice tone for the events to follow. The film continues on with a group of girls who meet up to go out backpacking. Each of the girls has their own unique personality and really comes into their own throughout the film without requiring obvious dialogue to tell a backstory about each one. Great job on the character development there, and for not overdoing it. The girls set off on their trip through the woods and mountains. As they make their way along, they run into some trouble with the same people the guys in the first scene did, and from there on it's a fight for survival for the ...

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