Seance review – mean girls meet mean spirits in high-school horror

Simon Barrett directs with lurid video lighting and comically bad gore effects to deliver what looks like a cheap Italian horror film

At Edelvine, an exclusive boarding school for wealthy, willowy young ladies who all look 10 years too old to be in school, a clique of students gather in a dorm bathroom to summon the fabled Edelvine ghost. The exercise turns out to be a prank the school’s final year mean girls are playing on bullied, speccy, but still willowy Kerrie (Megan Best). But after Kerrie falls out of a window minutes later, the students wonder if their seance actually summoned a malign spirit from beyond the grave. At least poor Kerrie’s death opens up a place at the school for Camille (Suki Waterhouse, from Assassination Nation), a young British woman who refuses to be bullied by senior queen bee Alice (Inanna Sarkis) and her coevals.

A scuffle in the common room leads to all of them doing detention, and before you can say “Candyman” they’re all clustering round a homemade planchette to do yet another seance (the ninnies). Inevitably, people start going missing and the body count rises as director Simon Barrett tries to keep viewers guessing as to whether there’s a real supernatural agent at work or a more corporeal culprit, such as an off-campus pervert or the like.

Continue reading...
Read full article on: theguardian.com
Facebook whistleblower says riots and genocides are the ‘opening chapters’ if action isn’t taken
Frances Haugen gave the warning while providing evidence to Parliament
5 m
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
T20 World Cup: Sri Lanka and Bangladesh duo fined after altercation
Both nations are heavy outsiders to win the T20 World Cup
7 m
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Woman reveals how to fall asleep comfortably on planes
The life hack is perfect for anyone who struggles to drift off when they're travelling.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
In Friends, James Michael Tyler gave us the most moving depiction of unrequited love
Anyone who has ever watched the show knows that Gunther was enduringly, unswervingly in love with Rachel, from the earlier seasons right up until the sitcom’s end
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Have some guts! Guy Verhofstadt urges EU to punish Poland in sly dig at 'failing' VDL
GUY VERHOFSTADT took a bitter swipe at Ursula von der Leyen as he called on the EU Commission to have the "courage" to act against Poland and Hungary.
UK News | World News | Breaking News and...
German IS bride convicted of war crime over Yazidi child chained in the sun to die of thirst
The Telegraph - Telegraph Online, Daily...
Katy Perry reveals the surprising similarities between being a mother and a pop star: ‘Your boobs are always out’
Points were made.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
China takes aim at Liz Truss over 'irresponsible' freedom of speech remarks
CHINA has condemned remarks made by the UK foreign secretary as being "irresponsible" after she called on the Hong Kong government to uphold freedom of speech.
UK News | World News | Breaking News and...
Pakistan vs New Zealand: T20 World Cup prediction, UK start time, TV, live stream, team news
Pakistan will hope to make it two wins from two when they face New Zealand in the T20 World Cup on Tuesday.
London News | London Evening Standard -...
Halo Infinite campaign returns and looks so much better
After focusing so much on the multiplayer, 343 Industries has shared a more in-depth look at Halo Infinite's campaign.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Two people granted bail in murder investigation after death of baby boy in 2017
Four-week-old Ollie Davis was found unresponsive in his cot in autumn 2017.
London News | London Evening Standard -...
Trader sold jewellery with harmful levels of heavy metals as well as fake Chanel, Dior and Hello Kitty
Company director Ting Li has been fined after pleading guilty to a number of charges in court.
Manchester Evening News: Number one for...
Jude Law and Sadie Frost's daughter Iris celebrates 21st birthday with night on the town
Model Iris Law, who is the daughter of fashion designer Sadie Frost and actor Jude Law has celebrated her milestone birthday sporting a rather fabulous pink fluffy coat
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
All the rivers and beaches in England and Wales where raw sewage is being dumped
Human waste was pumped into England's rivers 400,000 times last year, however Tory MPs last week voted against an amendment to the Environment Bill which aimed to stop the waterways from being used as 'open sewers'
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
Matt Hancock giggles with lover on second romantic holiday
The former health secretary, 42, appeared to be enjoying some more time away from his wife of 15 years in Split, Croatia.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Afghanistan faces worst hunger crisis since records began as children starve to death in Kabul
Over five million children are now just a step away from facing the effects of famine in the country
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Police enquiry into racism allegations after Crystal Palace fan group SLAM Newcastle's Saudi owners
Human rights campaigners expressed disbelief on Saturday that police were investigating a banner that opposed the Saudi takeover of Newcastle United.
Home | Daily Mail Online
Manchester United fans have Ole Gunnar Solskjaer job theory following Liverpool defeat
Some Man United supporters believe they may have spotted just how many games Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has left to save his job.
Manchester Evening News: Number one for...
Eye spy-der! Stunning snap shows reflection in spider’s eyes
Photographer Alberto Ghizzi Panizza captured the image using intricate macro photography.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Chimera Cat was issued from two dads and has dual black and ginger fur on her face
Luna the chimera cat, two, from Wythenshawe, Manchester, was born when the two embryos her mother was carrying fertlised by two different male cats, merged into one.
Home | Daily Mail Online
West Ham striker Michail Antonio can challenge for Golden Boot, says teammate Aaron Cresswell
Aaron Cresswell has backed Michail Antonio to compete for the Premier League’s Golden Boot after the West Ham striker fired the east Londoners to victory over Tottenham.
London News | London Evening Standard -...
What to do with pumpkin seeds after Halloween
Once your pumpkin is carved and Halloween is over, what do you do with the pumpkin seeds? Try roasting, planting and more.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
ISIS bride jailed for 10 years after letting 5-year-old 'slave girl' die of thirst
A GERMAN ISIS bride has been jailed for 10 years for letting a five-year-old Yazidi "slave girl" die of thirst in the sun.
UK News | World News | Breaking News and...
Paul Pogba claims it’s time to ‘wake up’ less than 24 hours after getting sent off 15 minutes into cameo against Liverpool
Ironic...
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
‘We’re running on empty’: little hope in Leicester for help from budget
From a pub owner to the mayor, the city is under pressure from cuts, the Covid crisis and inflationWith business rates due to increase, VAT going up, energy prices on the rise and inflation pushing up food and drink costs, pub owner Sam Hagger is dreading the next few months.“It is going to be catastrophic. There’s no other way to describe it,” says Hagger, the founder of the Beautiful Pubs Collective, which runs three venues in Leicester. “There’s a headwind on the horizon that we can’t deal with.” Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
Mum horrified after in-laws force son, 4, to wet his pants while they babysit
A mum was left feeling confused and horrified after learning her in-laws had banned her son, 4, from going to the toilet while on a 90-minute 'time out' session
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
Hear’Say cancel plans for 20th anniversary reunion after Kym Marsh’s family illness
Hear'Say rose to fam in the early 2000s and consisted of Kym Marsh, Suzanne Shaw, Myleene Klass, Danny Foster and Noel Sullivan
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
Fetch! Cheeky dog jumps up and steals hat off his owner's head [video]
The playful pooch in Killorglin, Ireland, crept up to take his owner's hat. He playfully dashes away from her and refuses to give it back.
Home | Daily Mail Online
Child migrant dies in boat off Spain’s Canary Islands
The migrants were thought to have travelled from Westerrn Sahara
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Rich world on course to achieve $100bn climate fund for poor nations – but not until 2023
Rich countries are on course to achieve a long-promised $100bn climate crisis fund for poor nations, a pre-Cop26 study says – but not until 2023.
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Curb Your Enthusiasm review – Larry’s back, and funnier than ever
The return of the angriest yet most comforting comedy on television brings the perfect formula of celebrity cameos, snark and screamingAfter the 10th season of Curb Your Enthusiasm debuted in January 2020, it seemed like all anyone could talk about was Larry David’s deployment of a red Maga cap as a tool to conveniently repel people in liberal Los Angeles. Surely season 11, the first of the Covid era, would feature a spin on pandemic life no one could see coming, right? Well, there’s never been anything about this show that’s been predictable; you can practically hear Larry David shrug an “eh” at the thought of tackling such an obvious issue.Which isn’t to say the season premiere, airing 21 years after the series premiered as an hour-long HBO special, won’t be considered an instant classic to many. Indeed, we now live in a world where Jon Hamm has spoken Yiddish on television, a true hallelujah moment for an admittedly small percentage of the world’s population, but a gift wrapped in a bow to Larry David’s most dedicated core. (We knew Hanukkah was coming early this year, but not this early.) Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
We are filmmakers who work with guns. Here’s what to consider about the Alec Baldwin shooting
In a tragic accident, Alec Baldwin fatally fired a prop gun on a film set, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. This is what it’s really like working with firearms — and what can happen when it all goes wrong
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Paul Pogba finally breaks silence after sending off in Man Utd's 5-0 defeat by Liverpool
Paul Pogba started the derby from the bench and watched as Manchester United were ripped apart by Liverpool. He came on in the second half but lasted only 15 minutes
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
Calls for Grenfell Inquiry panel to write to Patel over fire safety guidance
The fire safety guidance was issued by the Local Government Association in 2011.
London News | London Evening Standard -...
Aha! It’s time for Richard Madeley to be off our screens
Madeley has become television’s equivalent to prodding a sore gum after losing a tooth: you know you shouldn’t but you just can’t leave it alone because the pain is somehow pleasurable
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
FIFA 22 TOTW 6 predictions with Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and Chelsea's Mason Mount
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is in line to be awarded a SIF FIFA 22 Ultimate Team player item in the TOTW 6 following the forward's hat-trick in the Reds' 5-0 win against Manchester United.
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
Manchester United players turn on ‘tactically underwhelming’ Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Liverpool defeat
The Norwegian's reign at Old Trafford looks increasingly perilous.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Man blasted online after shaming his Tinder date because she 'paid with cash'
A man has been slammed online after he shared a video shaming a Tinder date who didn't meet his standards because she used real money to pay for her half of a bill
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
Suspected tornadoes cause damage in Missouri, Illinois
A suspected tornado damaged buildings and knocked out power in communities along the state line between Missouri and Illinois, and damage was reported in other parts of the states from severe weather
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Mum who spent £300k to 'look like Barbie' spared jail after attacking NHS workers
Kerry Miles, 37, hurled a laptop and desktop monitor at a worker before punching another in the chest at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Essex, after she was told to arrange another time to visit her grandmother due to Covid restrictions
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
Katie Price discusses vile kidnap threats against disabled son Harvey, 19
Katie Price has detailed horrifying kidnap threats made against her disabled son Harvey in new memoir, Harvey & Me.
Home | Daily Mail Online
Rich countries set to miss 100bn dollar annual climate cash target
The goal for finance for poorer countries was due to be delivered by 2020 but will not be met until 2023, a report shows.
London News | London Evening Standard -...
Callum Doyle speaks of Man City future amid Sunderland rave reviews
Teenage Manchester City centre back says he is getting plenty from his spell at the Stadium of Light
Manchester Evening News: Number one for...
Law student says she's 'real life Legally Blonde' because people always think she's dumb
Lowri Rose-Williams, 22, says people assume she's an 'air-head' based on her appearance before getting to know her and that she's a second-year law undergraduate
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
Three families share their experience of switching from gas to heat pumps
Is it the end of the gas boiler?
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Tell us: what are you finding hard to buy in your country?
Global supply chains are under huge strain and we’d like to find out what goods are difficult to buy where you liveWe’d like your help to find out what items are in short supply where you live.With the easing of the Covid-19 pandemic, a sudden surge in demand for energy, labour and transport has put global supply chains under huge strain. Logjams of container ships are part of the problem but countries across the world are experiencing problems with labour shortages. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
PM accused of ‘losing the plastic plot’ after saying recycling doesn’t work
The Recycling Association reacted with astonishment at Boris Johnson’s remarks at a Downing Street press conference.
London News | London Evening Standard -...