THE BORDERLANDS (2013) Reviews and overview

What do you think of this movie? Click on a star to rate it

border lands

‘Evil has a new form’

The Borderlands – also promoted as The Border Lands and retitled Final Prayer for US release – is a 2013 British horror film written and directed by Elliott Goldner and produced by Jen Handorf. The movie stars Gordon Kennedy, Robin Hill, Aidan McArdle.


A team of Vatican investigators is sent to the British West Country to investigate reports of paranormal activity at a remote church…



The Borderlands is a genuinely creepy, scary horror film that sits in between a ghost story and a pagan tale of horror. It was one of the sleeper successes of the festival circuit, and loses little of its spookiness on disc. Excellent stuff.

David Flint, MOVIES and MANIA

Other reviews:

” …despite it falling into genre trappings here and there, it does show a little promise as Goldner is clearly trying to add a little something extra to a well-worn formula, and whilst the end result isn’t the mind-blowing experience that prime found footage films like [REC] offer it is at least aiming in the right direction…” Chris Ward, Ancient Slumber

“Deacon and Grey’s bickering, boredom and bonding has the easy chemistry of a flatshare comedy in the best possible way […] The Borderlands is a tense, atmospheric chiller that will send a shiver down your spine and definitely make you jump.” Jonathan Hatfull, SciFiNow

the borderlands metrodome dvd


“Sure, it’s a little rough around the edges. A couple of secondary characters never quite come to life, a revelation about one of the major characters seems a little unnecessary, and the climax veers towards Blair Witch territory, but for the most part The Borderlands succeeds admirably.” Iain Robertson, Starburst


“This is Goldner’s first feature film and he accomplished something that most seasoned of directors completely fail on! Even the camera work is smooth compared to a lot of other found footage flicks. Goldner scares us with what we can’t or don’t see rather than splashing our eyes with cheap thrills.” Maven’s Movie Vault of Horror


Cast and characters:

  • Gordon Kennedy … Deacon
  • Robin Hill … Gray
  • Aidan McArdle … Mark
  • Sarah Annis … Mrs. Proudley
  • Lee Arnold … Priest
  • Drew Casson … Punched Youth
  • Peter Charlton … Old Man
  • Marcus Cunningham … Mr. Proudley
  • Patrick Godfrey … Father Calvino
  • Kevin Johnson … Jim
  • Luke Neal … Father Crellick

Technical details:

89 minutes | 1.78: 1

MOVIES and MANIA provides an aggregated range of film reviews from a wide variety of credited sources, plus our own reviews and ratings, in one handy web location. We are a genuinely independent website and rely solely on the minor income generated by internet ads to stay online and expand. Please support us by not blocking ads. If you do block ads please consider making a small donation to our running costs instead. We'd really appreciate it. Thank you. As an Amazon Associate, the owner occasionally earns a small amount from qualifying linked purchases.