The Snare aka The Hellion – UK, 2014


‘The only way out is to let it inside’

The Snare – aka The Hellion – is a 2014 British supernatural horror film written and directed by C.A. Cooper. It stars Eaoifa Forward, Dan Paton, Rachel Warren and Renate Morley.


In the US, the film was released to limited theaters and On Demand on January 6th, 2017 via Uncork’d Entertainment. Meanwhile, a British DVD from Second Sight Films, as The Hellion, was released on 11 September 2017.


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Three students head to the seafront for a drunken weekend, only to be imprisoned on the top floor of their holiday apartment by a malevolent paranormal force…



“The film was shot in such a way that it lent a great deal to the sense of both isolation and claustrophobia. Exterior shots tended to show wide open and rather desolate and unpopulated areas. Interior shots tended to create a sense of very tight spaces, often uncomfortably so …While such a confined setting could prove problematic in some cases, this story benefited greatly from its spatial limitation.” T. Love, Horror Fuel

“With a simultaneously confusing and simple plot, two generic horror heroines and one particularly reprehensible individual as your leads and just an all round feeling of tedium with sudden jolts of revolting unpleasantness, The Snare is simply a waste of time that you shouldn’t bother looking into.” Graeme Robertson, Flickering Myth


The Snare was a very taut movie. Solid performances, a claustrophobic atmosphere, and unsettling imagery helps come together to create a very effective and disturbing experience. I definitely recommend giving it a watch. Just don’t go looking for the next Evil Dead.” Charleston Picou,

“C.A. Cooper is a director to keep an eye on. Hopefully he will be making more films of this ilk as he definitely has a knack. A brutally disturbing watch best recommended to those with an iron clad gag reflex. And now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go scrub my brain out and try not to dream about maggots (again). Kudos for: Almost making me vomit?” Che Gilson, UK Horror Scene

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