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EIFF 2019: The Wind (2018) directed by Emma Tammi

This horror-western is impressively potent from a visual standpoint but its non-linear narrative conceals a shortage of both storyline and interesting characterisations. It stars Caitlin Gerard, Julia Goldani Telles, Ashley Zukerman and Dylan McTee.

Caitlin Jenkins in The Wind

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Hereditary (2018) written and directed by Ari Aster

This slow-burning horror chiller may reference other classic genre entries - from The Exorcist and Suspiria to Don't Look Now - but still manages to stand out due to its studied slice-of-life family drama mixed with effectively-deployed shocks.

Hereditary directed by Ari Aster

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Ghost Stories (2017) starring Andy Nyman and Martin Freeman

This adaptation of Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman's own portmanteau horror stage play feels more cinematic than you might expect, yielding some effective scares. However, it fails to fully satisfy in its payoff.

Martin Freeman in Ghost Stories

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The Mummy

Tom Cruise in a murky mess of non-stop mayhem.

Sofia Boutella in The Mummy 2017

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Personal Shopper

Kristen Stewart is the highlight of an occasionally chilling supernatural drama that doesn't quite come together.

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