Spell Reviews

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Top Critic
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
October 4, 2009
Imagine 'Hollyoaks' with the gloss taken out, a dash of 'The Exorcist' put in,
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 4, 2009
It almost demands a debate about whether critics should even be allowed to pass judgement on films unless they (films and critics both) have attained a certain rudimentary benchmark of professionalism to begin with.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Xan Brooks
Guardian
October 4, 2009
A bewilderingly awful horror film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
October 4, 2009
This incompetent reworking of The Exorcist among Leeds teenagers makes Ed Wood look like Max Ophüls. It is astonishing that it should be offered to a paying public outside of the director's hometown.
Cosmo Landesman
Sunday Times (UK)
October 4, 2009
The script is appalling, the dialogue is flat, the acting is unforgivable and the horror scenes are unintentionally comic. Yes - in Carey Jones, Britain has produced its own Ed Wood.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
October 4, 2009
The acting is like a Crossroads masterclass poorly served with a script that insists everybody treats demonic possession like it was a dose of the sniffles.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

Sun Online
October 4, 2009
A film without any drama or mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent
October 4, 2009
This Leeds-set occult mystery is made in so earnest and amateurish a style as to make the Children's Film Foundation look like Hitchcock.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 4, 2009
Full of laughably bad dialogue, tortuously constructed drama, am-dram acting and hilarious attempts at conveying terror on screen it's like a cover version of a horror movie done by some one who has never actually seen a horror movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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