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The Borderlands Review

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Sent to examine strange goings-on in the West Country, Vatican investigators Deacon (Kennedy) and Mark (McArdle) let their differences on matters of faith. Along with tech man Gray (Hill), they find dark forces at work.

★★★★★

Among the better UK-based found-footage horror films, using both CCTV and jittery specs-cams for variety. Chatty techie Robin Hill and dour priest Gordon Kennedy record their investigations of a supposed miracle in a West Country church, which could be evidence of diabolical or divine intervention. Kennedy, simmering with rage enough to punch out a hoodie who gets on his (and our) nerves, and Hill, a sceptic who becomes a panicky believer, debate faith and the supernatural as the trap closes. Scare-light until the climax, which delves under the church into some earthy, horrid tunnels, but carried by strong performances.

A satisfyingly clammy horror elevated by some strong performances.

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