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Blackwood (15)


The classic English ghost story gets a revision when a college professor finds himself plagued by spectral visions.

The critical consensus

A hokey, cliché-mining horror that boasts the odd haunted-house shock for the hardy viewer.

**(*)(*)(*)Owen Williams, Empire Online, 28/07/2014

While efficiently filmed, Blackwood prefers using horror tropes as metaphors than for pure scares, lending events the feel of an ambitious but airless thesis.

**(*)(*)(*)Simon Kinnear, Total Film, 28/07/2014

Blackwood's adherence to convention leaves it feeling strangely old fashioned.

**(*)(*)(*)Henry Northmore, The List, 28/07/2014

t's a densely packed storyline that has to be crowbarred a bit to come to a resolution, and was perhaps a bit over-complicated and over-cooked. But Wimpenny's directorial promise is plain enough.

**(*)(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 31/07/2014

Serviceable gothic horror which boasts rich characters though few genuine scares.

Cormac O'Brien, Little White Lies, 31/07/2014

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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