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: January 10, 2014
DVD Release Date: February 4, 2014
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sheila O'Malley

"The Banshee Chapter" is both elegant and terrifying.

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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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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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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 Weinberg

A smart, clever, and diverting little mash-up of numerous sci-fi and horror tropes.

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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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Laremy Legel

A moody horror film from an immensely talented new director.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...just another run-of-the-mill low-budget horror effort.

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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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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
An arguably decent horror. Tense and scary, enough to settle the horror itch.
Jesse Ortega
Not sure what to make of this film. On the one hand, I did appreciate how it focused on something very real, as the MK-Ultra experiments have been widely… More
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
Gimly M.
Far from perfect, but how many horror films of the past few years can you say actually got *better* as the film progressed? I will say though, that it took me… 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