The Banshee Chapter
The Banshee Chapter (2014)

On the trail of a missing friend (Michael McMillian) who had been experimenting with mind-altering drugs, a young journalist (Katia Winter) - aided by a rogue counter-culture writer (Ted Levine, The Silence of The Lambs) -- finds herself… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 4, 2014
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

The central drama never fully engages, but the jolts that "Banshee" delivers are check-the-locks scary.

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Scott McKellar
The Skinny

H.P. Lovecraft's From Beyond gets a 21st century revamp in Blair Erickson's solid first feature.

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Alonso Duralde
What the Flick?!

Not scary. And you can't have the non-found-footage part be as wobbly as the found-footage parts.

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Laremy Legel

A moody horror film from an immensely talented new director.

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Sean Hogan
Electric Sheep

The film avoids any real attempt at constructing scarily effective set-pieces in favour of having one of the unnamed entities pop screeching out of the dark whack-a-mole-style every few minutes.

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Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

Although no single strand within it can be called original, Banshee Chapter blends them flawlessly, delivering the most convincing piece of otherworldly horror for years.

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A.A. Dowd
AV Club

The Banshee Chapter can't seem to decide if it wants to be a found-footage horror movie, or a more traditional one. To its detriment, it splits the difference.

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Rich Cline

More unsettling than actually scary, this slow-burning horror movie is directed and acted with style even though the script feels rather under-developed.

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Louis Proyect

X-Files style horror movie based on MK-Ultra drug experiments. Ted Levine as a Hunter Thompson character is superb. On a budget, the film is a lot scarier than most of the more expensive "apparition" type movies showing up at the Cineplex.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
An investigative journalist looks for a friend who disappeared after taking an experimental CIA hallucinogenic drug from the 1960s. The plot pulls in CIA mind… More
Francisco Godinho
This was an actually well thought premise, with genuinely creepy and scary moments but it tried to bite more than it could chew. Too many conspiracy theories… More
Adam M.
Horror based around real life experiments on humans by the US government where people reported feeling like something was after them and seeing strange entities… More