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Comic Review: Descent of the Dead – Issue 2


Issue: Descent of the Dead #2 Writer: Rich Perez Artist: Francis Penavic Inker: Rage Ledbetter Publisher: Tango Unlimited Release Date: August 2011 Price: $3.99 “Picking up from where the first issue left off the town of Roanoke has lost communications with HQ and the tech repair teams who have went to investigate have gone missing. The call goes out to …

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Film Review: Anthropophagous 2000 (1999)


SYNOPSIS: A group of friends stumble onto the killing grounds of a cannibalistic loner who then mercilessly stalks down the party, one-by-one. When only a small group remains, they decide to take a stand against the murderer and fight for their lives. REVIEW: German director/gorehound Andreas Schnaas is at it again, this time paying homage to a legend in the …

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Film Review: The Andromeda Strain (1971)

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SYNOPSIS: “When virtually all of the residents of Piedmont, New Mexico, are found dead after the return to Earth of a space satellite, the head of the US Air Force Project Scoop declares an emergency. Many years prior to this incident, a group of eminent scientists led by Doctor Jeremy Stone advocated for the construction of a secure laboratory facility …

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Film Review: Dark Sanity (1982)


SYNOPSIS: When recovering alcoholic Karen and her husband move into a new house she starts seeing visions of the terrible unsolved murder that took place there years earlier. Unfortunately the killer is still walking around free and has decided that since she is close to solving the murder thanks to the visions that Karen must be the next to die. …

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Film Review: Trespass (2011)


SYNOPSIS: As they’re held for ransom, a husband and wife’s predicament grows more dire amid the discovery of betrayal and deception. REVIEW: Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman come together as an extremely well-to-do couple who’s family has just been threatened by a band of thugs intent on robbing them of their riches. Nicolas Cage stars as Kyle Miller, a shrewd …

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Film Review: Dark Mirror (2007)


SYNOPSIS: After moving into a strange old house with her husband and son, Deborah (Lisa Vidal) discovers a mysterious mirror that does more than just cast a reflection. A door to an alternate reality, the mirror awakens a dark side in Deborah that she can’t control. Co-starring David Chisum, Christine Lakin, Joshua Pelegrin and Lupe Ontiveros, this psychological thriller is …

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Film Review: Frat House Massacre (2008)


SYNOPSIS: Set in the late 70s, this gritty and twisted film taps the physical and mental underpinnings of the meaning of the word “brother” in a way reminiscent of the best of late 70s grindhouse and early 80s slashers. REVIEW: Written by: Draven Gonzalez  Directed by: Alex Pucci  Starring: Rane Jameson, Jon Fleming, Niki Rubin, Lisa DiCicco, Chris Prangley  QUICK FIX: In the …

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Film Review: The People vs. George Lucas (2010)


SYNOPSIS: Uses a courtroom debate approach to explore the issues of filmmaking and fanaticism around one of the industry’s most famous franchises and its creator. The innovative film combines filmmaker and celebrity interviews with fan films – submitted via the film’s site – to make this the world’s first digitally democratic feature documentary. REVIEW: If anything is to be said …

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Book Review: Poisonous – Author Tommy B. Smith


Poisonous, the latest novella by Tommy B. Smith is a rarity of its format.  Where I’d always believed novellas should have an economy of storytelling, and a propulsive quality to the writing, making the story readable in one or two sittings – think of the collection Different Seasons, by Stephen King, and how easily digestible it is – Mr. Smith …

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Film Review: Quatermass And The Pit (1968)

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SYNOPSIS: “Workers excavating at an underground station in London uncover the skeletal remains of ancient apes with large skulls. Further digging reveals what is at first believed to be an unexploded German bomb from World War II. Missile expert Colonel Breen is brought in to investigate, accompanied by Professor Bernard Quatermass. When the interior of the ‘missile’ is exposed, a …

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Film Review: The Unmoved Mover (2008)


SYNOPSIS: A head of a factory starts using one of his female workers as a toy in more and more sadistic ways. REVIEW: From time to time a film comes along that will completely divide an audience. There is black and white, love or hate, nothing in between. Unmoved Mover is one of these films. Directed by Lukasz Barczyk it …

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Film Review: The Greasy Strangler (2016)


SYNOPSIS: Ronnie runs a Disco walking tour with his son, Brayden. When a sexy woman takes the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her love. It also signals the arrival of an oily strangler who stalks the streets at night. REVIEW: I love films. I love all kinds of films, of all genres, in all languages. …

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Film Review: Graveyard of The Living Dead (2008)


SYNOPSIS: The scientists of a medical laboratory in Germany, Paul (Alexander Reckert) and his colleague Henry (Lars Rohnstock) are researching on their own risk for a secret project. They try to reactivate the brain waves of a recently died human to collect information about the function of the human brain after its death. They are successful but with fatal results! …

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Film Review: Needful Things (1993)


SYNOPSIS: A mysterious new shop opens in a small town which always seems to stock the deepest desires of each shopper, with a price far heavier than expected. REVIEW: Taglines: “The town of Castle Rock just made a deal with the Devil… Now it’s time to pay!” “Buy now. Pay later.” Ah, yes, there was a time when it seemed …

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