The Disappeared (2008)

(E)state of mind

First shown as part of 2008’s Frightfest, and now chosen as one of the highlights of the ICA’s New British Cinema season, it’s clear that Johnny Kevorkian’s thriller The Disappeared is highly regarded by those in the know in the UK film industry. And audiences too should respond to its grimy, atmospheric chills.

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Summer Scars (2007)

If you go down to the woods today…

Oh, to be a teenager again. Standing on the cusp of adulthood, with all the opportunities it promises, but still able to rely on mum washing your clothes and cooking your tea. But not even good old mum can help the kids at the centre of Julian Richards’ low budget thriller, whose devil-may-care push for independence ends up costing them dearly.

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