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Book Review: The Art of Dead Space – Author Martin Robinson

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Since its initial launch in 2008, Dead Space has sold over 4.5 million units. It’s one of the most successful and highly-rated modern video game franchises, paving the way for rather lucrative merchandising opportunities. In addition to three acclaimed first-person shooter/survival horror games, the series also spawned spin-off games, films, novels, comic books, soundtracks, action figures, T-shirts and more. To ...

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Book Review: Flash Gordon: The Tyrant of Mongo

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SYNOPSIS: Continuing the comprehensive library of the greatest science fiction hero of all time, this gorgeous collection of library editions feature all-new restorations that will preserve these legendary adventures for generations to come. Featuring strips from world-famous writer-artist Alex Raymond, restored in their original format, complete and uncut! This volume continues the seminal adventures of pulp hero Flash Gordon, an ...

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Film Review: Baron Blood (1972)

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SYNOPSIS: In director Mario Bava’s sumptuous Technicolor Gothic horror classic, an American student Peter Kleist travels to Austria on summer holiday to learn more about his family roots. By reciting an incantation on a piece of ancient parchment, he succeeds in scaring up a genuine ancestor – Baron Otto von Kleist, a 16th century sadistic nobleman whose appetite for cruelty ...

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Film Review: Die Screaming, Marianne (1971)

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SYNOPSIS: Marianne, following the sudden death of her mother, stands to inherit the family fortune, along with several documents that could incriminate her corrupt judge of a father. Now, her sister and her father both want their hands on Marianne’s inheritance and they’ll stop at nothing, even murder, to get it! REVIEW: After a successful stint in the sexploitation genre, ...

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Film Review: The Comeback (1978)

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SYNOPSIS: Seeking a little peace and quiet to write some new songs, a washed-up American singer moves into a secluded English house. But his mind isn’t on a new romance when he’s contacted by his ex-wife’s ghost, whose clues about her murder lead Jones to a confrontation with the killer. REVIEW: Unlike the more exploitative work for which Pete Walker ...

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Film Review: Schizo (1976)

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SYNOPSIS: A little girl watches helplessly as she is the sole witness to her mother’s murder. Years later, that little girl has grown into the beautiful skating star Samantha Gray (Lynne Frederick). But after her wedding announcement is published in the local newspaper, a man who becomes more and more obsessed with her begins turning up everywhere she goes. Samantha’s ...

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Book Review: Alien: The Illustrated Story – Author Archie Goodwin | Walter Simonson

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Alien has to be one of the most merchandised genre movies. From books to toys to video games, the sci-fi classic has been spun off into countless forms. Its profitability is no surprise; I’m not alone in considering it among the greatest films of all time. Shortly after the movie’s release in 1979, the story was adapted into comic form ...

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Film Review: A Beary Scary Movie (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Featuring the musical stylings and acting debut of iwrestledabearonce, the horror-comedy A Beary Scary Movie follows the tale of Shreddy – the deranged guitarist from legendary 80’s hair metal band White Vulture – who comes straight from hell murdering bands one by one by hacking them to pieces. Now it’s up to Steven, Mikey, John, Krysta and Ricky to ...

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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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Contest: Win 247°F on Blu-ray

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247°F is out this week via Anchor Bay Home Entertainment, and we have two Blu-rays to give away! The film is directed by Levan Bakhia and Beqa Jguburia. It stars Scout Taylor-Compton (Halloween remake), Travis Van Winkle (Friday the 13th remake), Michael Copon (“Power Rangers Time Force”), Christina Ulloa (“Charmed”) and Tyler Mane (Halloween remake). In 247°F, Jenna is traumatized ...

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Contest: Win Excision on Blu-ray

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Excision is out this week via Anchor Bay Home Entertainment, and we have two Blu-ray copies to give away! The film stars AnnaLynne McCord (Day of the Dead remake), Traci Lords (Blade), Ariel Winter (“Modern Family”), Roger Bart (Hostel: Part II), Jeremy Sumpter (“Friday Night Lights”), Matthew Gray Gubler (“Criminal Minds”), Ray Wise (“Twin Peaks”), John Waters (Pink Flamingos) and ...

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Film Review: Bag of Bones (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Bestselling novelist Mike Noonan is unable to stop grieving after the sudden death of his wife Jo. Suffering from writer’s block, a dream inspires him to return to the couple’s lakeside retreat in western Maine. While there, Mike befriends an attractive young widow, Mattie and her daughter Kyra, and becomes involved in a custody battle with the child’s enormously ...

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Film Review: The Evil Clergyman (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: In 1987 Charles Band directed Pulse Pounders, an anthology film comprised of three 30 minute sequels to the biggest hits of Empire Pictures: H.P. Lovecraft’s The Evil Clergyman, a Trancers sequel, and a sequel to The Dungeonmaster. Pulse Pounders was shot and edited in 1988 before circumstances prevented it from being released. In addition the original 35mm negative for ...

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Film Review: Black Sunday (1960)

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SYNOPSIS: In Mario Bava’s gothic horror masterpiece steeped in rich atmosphere, condemned witch Princess Asa returns from the dead two centuries after her execution and wreaks vengeance on her killers’ family. Possessing the body of a descendant who happens to look just like her, Asa pulls out all the stops to exact her revenge. This is Bava’s credited directorial debut, ...

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