The Borderlands (2014)

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A team of Vatican investigators is sent to the British West Country following reports of paranormal activity at a remote church. As the team begins to doubt its judgement, events take a darker turn, and it seems that something deeply sinister has been awakened.(c) Official Facebook

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This low-budget found-footage horror debut from British director Elliot Goldner has plenty of chilling atmosphere but lacks bite.

Mar 31, 2014 | Full Review…

There's nothing wildly original here, and the gotcha scares get repetitive. But the script is witty, the cast are simply terrific ... a spiky, intelligent little throat-grabber.

Mar 25, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's creepy throughout, without leaning on jump scares.

Oct 19, 2018 | Full Review…

The words "low-budget found-footage horror film" usually signal disaster... Not so for The Borderlands, which turns out to be a smart, funny and genuinely spooky movie, and British to boot.

Dec 31, 2017 | Full Review…

takes the viewer to a deep dark place of nightmares, where reason will be devoured by the primordial shadows.

Jun 4, 2014 | Full Review…

Much of this may sound familiar, but The Borderlands' crafty virtue is that it understands that hand-held camerawork and boo scares aren't an excuse to neglect plot, dialogue or characters.

Apr 7, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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Constructed as found footage (or is it?), this film recalls the likes of The Blair Witch Project and, especially, The Last Exorcism. What makes this much better than the latter (though not the former), is the relationship between the two lead characters and the strength of the performances, and an especially claustrophobic and genuinely unsettling final act that is up there with the likes of The Descent for squirm inducing nastiness. Really very good indeed,

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