Puritan (12A) <!-- none onestar twostar threestar fourstar fivestar -->

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I concede at least that Hadi Hajaig's occult thriller is stylishly lit, with more looming shadows and candlelight than a wallful of Caravaggios. The rest, unfortunately, is a dismal farrago of paranormal shivers and Gothic trimmings. Nick Moran plays a bogus medium who falls for a mysterious blonde (Georgina Rylance) only to discover that she may be planning to murder him.

Hideously disfigured strangers, the pagan leanings of architect Nicholas Hawksmoor, David Soul as a self-help guru and a trip into the "fourth dimension" bob through a soupy plot that's all colourings and additives.

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