A thought-provoking spin on the slasher films of the 1980s, director David Robert Mitchell fills proceedings with an understated foreboding, and the result is genuinely frightening, as our review from the London Film Festival attests.While settling his recently deceased father's estate, a salesman discovers he has a sister whom he never knew about, leading both siblings to re-examine their perceptions about family and life choices.

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Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass, Evan Peters and Donald Glover play a group of medical students who figure out how to bring the dead back to life, but when one of them flatlines and returns somehow changed, horror predictably ensues.

In spite of the similarities, the filmmakers are claiming that The Lazarus Effect is “a unique take” on the premise, so here’s hoping they’ve found something new to say on the subject.

The film then follows their courtship, but this being horror, you can probably guess that there’s more to Evan’s new love than meets the eye.

It’s a cleverly constructed feature by filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhad, with the revelations of Spring’s final third shocking, surprising and… It Follows basically revolves about a sexually transmitted ghost.

Better late-than-never, the following are the horror films that IGN is most looking forward to this year.

We’ve avoided remakes and sequels in favour of championing original fare, so there’s no Sinister 2, Insidious 3, Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension, Poltergeist or Amityville: The Awakening.

Rest assured we’ll be covering those titles down the line, but these are 10 less derivative films that will be scaring up a storm in 2015...

Eli Roth and Keanu Reeves combine for this psychological chiller in which the latter plays Evan Webber, a successful businessman with a beautiful wife, two lovely children and the perfect home.

While there they fight for their lives by playing 31, which the synopsis claims to be “the most violent game known to man.” Zombie has stated that the film will be similar to The Devil’s Rejects in spirit, and his most nasty and bloody film to date.