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By James Whittington, Friday 28th January 2022 Seance Acorn Media Certificate 18 ***
Warning: This review contains mild spoilers.
Written and directed by Simon Barrett (the same Simon Barrett who co-wrote the superb slasher, You're Next) delivers his debut movie in the driving seat and has given a competent if not the most original teen horror.
Suki Waterhouse (Assassination Nation) plays Camille Meadows, the new girl at the prestigious Edelvine Academy for Girls. Desperate to fit in and make new friends, when a group of girls invite her to join them in a late-night ritual, she feels obliged to join in. They set up a seance to try and summon the spirit of a dead former student who is said to haunt the school halls, but little do they know the devastation they're about to unleash. Before dawn, one of the girls is dead, and the rest of them are left others wondering what they have awakened.
As you'd expect from a movie set in a school there's the predictable characters here such as the populars, the swot, the bitch etc and the mean girls pick on the new girl and they have a fight and end up in detention and hold a seance and there's a hunky janitor whose mom is the Headmistress etc and (probably) for budget reasons we see few other students.
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