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Film Review: Splatter Movie (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of filmmakers shooting their latest horror movie are unaware that they’re being stalked and killed by a maniac posing as a member of the crew. REVIEW: “Oh, he came while you were filming the orgasm scene, he brought cookies…” –Stacy Filmmakers are fascinated with themselves. The film industry has told many stories about itself over the years ...

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Film Review: Exam (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Eight talented candidates have reached the final stage of selection to join the ranks of a mysterious and powerful corporation. Entering a windowless room, an Invigilator gives them eighty minutes to answer one simple question. He outlines three rules they must obey or be disqualified: don’t talk to him or the armed guard by the door, don’t spoil their ...

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Film Review: After Midnight (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: Horror anthology about a college professor (Zada) teaching a course called “The Psychology of Fear”. He brings his students (including psychic McWhirter) to his home, one dark and stormy night to tell scary stories. The first involves a young couple whose car breaks down by an old, abandoned house. The second has four trendy teenage girls getting lost in ...

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Film Review: Cherry Bomb (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: An exotic dancer seeks revenge on the five men who assaulted her. REVIEW: It was just the other day that I was saying to myself…”we really haven’t had a good femme-fatale revenge movie in awhile”. With a title sporting the words “Cherry Bomb”, I instantly had visions that “The Runaways” might have reunited and decided to kick a few ...

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Film Review: Junk: Shiryô-gari (2000)

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SYNOPSIS: After a robbery,a group of thieves meets up with the Yakuza at an old abandoned factory in order to exchange money and jewels.However unknown to them the factory was an old military facility which was working on reanimating the dead.And they succeeded,meaning the factory is loaded with bloodthirsty zombies.”Junk” is slowly getting a minor cult following,because it has creepy,old-style ...

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Book Review: Woman Scorned – Author Angela Alsaleem

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Woman Scorned – Angela Alsaleem Camilla is raped and brutally murdered at the hands of a corrupt police officer. She wakes up dead, oblivious to the fact she’s crossed over into another realm of existence. As she collects herself, consumed in despair and distraught she begins to walk along the road side, hauntingly closer to her ultimate fate. Libitina is ...

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Doc Rotten’s Halls of Horror: 70s Frankenstein’s Monster

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One of the most recognizable movie monsters in horror cinema is the Frankenstein Monster. Beginning with Frankenstein (1910) and, more famously, Frankenstein (1931) from Universal, Mary Shelley’s man-made monster has taken many forms. In 1957, Hammer Films jettisoned the creature into the Technicolor age with Curse of Frankenstein. Throughout the Sixties, Hammer Films would produce a variety of Monsters created ...

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Comic Review: I, Vampire – Issue 1

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Issue: I, Vampire #1 Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov Artist: Andrea Sorrentino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: Sept. 2011 Pages: 32 Price: $2.99 “For hundreds of years, vampire Andrew Stanton kept mankind safe from the horrors of the supernatural world, thanks to a truce he made with his ex-lover Mary, the Queen of the Damned. But now that truce has reached ...

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Film Review: Howard the Duck (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: A sarcastic humanoid duck is pulled from his homeworld to Earth where he must stop an alien invader. REVIEW: Howard the Duck, a unexpected inclusion from the hallows of comics to the big screen, is truly a combo action adventure, science fiction comedy. It’s highlights include the early appearances of a young Tim Robbins and Lea Thompson. The film ...

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Serial Killer Movies P-Z

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The following article is the third and final part of a three-part list of films featuring serial killers. I’ve deliberately avoided movies concerning ‘spree killers’, ‘obsessed fan’ films, and movies that contain supernatural elements. It is not intended to be a complete list nor terribly insightful, but a simple rundown of the best, worst and most interesting serial killer titles ...

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Film Review: 23:59 (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: An army recruit was found dead during a 24km road march. After the death of the recruit, strange things began to happen, haunting all the soldiers in the barracks. REVIEW: Originally released in Singapore a few years ago, writer/director Gilbert Chan’s “23:59″ is just arriving on our shores thanks to the good people at Magnet Releasing and while it’s ...

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Film Review: Puppet Master X: Axis Rising (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: After foiling a plot to blow up an American arms plant, Danny Coogan and his girlfriend, Beth, quickly find that their troubles have just begun. One of Toulon’s mysterious Puppets has been kidnapped by the Nazis, and under the wicked, watchful eye of the occultist Commandant Moebius, the Puppets’ life-giving serum is synthesized to create a master race of ...

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Book Review: The Darkened Corner – Author Tom Hamilton

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The DARKENED CORNER By Tom Hamilton Philistine Press This dark thriller fits into the horror genre more from its atmosphere and unsettling style rather than the amount of violence. A unique mix of biography and narrative, this intriguing novella follows seventeen years in the life of the main character, an Irish traveler with a knack for narrative. It provides a ...

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Film Review: The Blair Witch Project (1999)

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SYNOPSIS: Three film students travel to Maryland to make a student film about a local urban legend… The Blair Witch. The three went into the woods on a two day hike to find the Blair Witch, and never came back. One year later, the students film and video was found in the woods. The footage was compiled and made into ...

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Film Review: Tony London Serial Killer (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Solitary Tony (Peter Ferdinando) lives on the line of society and of sanity: Mostly he’s home alone, cultivating a taste for 1980s action flicks, and when social interaction arises, murder is his solution to an awkward moment. Director Gerard Johnson’s gruesome character study observes the inscrutable figure as he goes about the business of being maladjusted, misreading the world ...

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