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Film Review: Dead Cert (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A gang of tough London gangsters get more than they bargained for when a group of businessmen make an offer to buy their club, the Inferno. They turn out to be nothing less than Vampires wanting their land back and turn viciously on the gangsters when their demands are not met. REVIEW: Director – Steve Lawson Starring – Craig Fairbrass, Dexter Fletcher, Billy Murray You can rob a man of his money, you can … Continue reading

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Film Review: Savage (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A blazing fire rips its way through Bear Valley National Park. As the firefighters try to contain it, the animals are being forced out of their habitat including a beast that was better left undiscovered. REVIEW: Director – Jordan Blum Starring – Martin Kove, Tony Becker, Lisa Wilcox, Anna Enger I have to admit I have a soft spot for creature features. In fact, on our dvd spinner at home we have a row … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cold Fish (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: When Syamoto’s teenage daughter is caught stealing, a generous middle-aged man helps resolve the situation. The man and his wife offer to have Syamoto’s troublesome daughter work at their fish store. Syamoto soon discovers the horrific truth of the seemingly perfect couple. REVIEW: Director – Shion Sono Starring – Makoto Ashikawa, Denden, Mitsuru Fukikoshi “Life is pain. Life hurts.” A quote from the movie that sums up the entire plot. Those five words will … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Pit And The Pendulum (1991)

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SYNOPSIS: It is the time of the Spanish Inquisition. Maria does not like what is going on during the “Auto De Fe”. When she speaks out, she is arrested and accused of being a witch. Torquemada has plans for her! He orders her tortured, and her tongue to be cut out. Her husband attempts to free her… REVIEW: Director – Stuart Gordon Starring – Lance Henriksen, Rona De Ricci, Stephen Lee How many Edgar Allen … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ferocious Planet (2011)

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  SYNOPSIS: A groundbreaking device is designed to glimpse alternate universes. But when the machine malfunctions and transports a group of observers into a nightmarish dimension of alien terrors, the travelers must use ingenuity to survive. REVIEW: Director – Billy O’Brien Starring – Joe Flanigan, John Rhys-Davies, Catherine Walker Ferocious Planet is yet another creature feature from the SyFy channel and all in all I would have to say it isn’t half bad. It isn’t … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sensored (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A children’s book illustrator inhabits a twilight world of shifting reality and illusion, where cruelty and rampant evil do battle with his better instincts, and sanity is a question of perception. REVIEW: Director – Ryan Todd Starring – Robert Picardo, Sarah Knowlton, Brian Rife Boy, they say that all of the great artists are tortured souls but holy cow, were they ever as tortured as this? Sensored offers us a glimpse into one such … Continue reading

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Film Review: World Of The Dead: The Zombie Diaries 2 (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Three months have passed since a viral outbreak wiped out 99.9% of the world’s population, turning its victims into flesh-eating living dead. In the UK, a surviving band of soldiers and civilians have taken refuge at a rural military barracks. Life in this new world is tough and brutal, but hope appears when a high level communication is received from a military base on the coast, telling of sanctuary elsewhere in Europe… But just … Continue reading

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Film Review: Scream Of The Banshee (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: An archeology professor unearths a dangerous artifact, unwittingly releasing a creature that is able to kill with the power of its bone-splitting scream. REVIEW: Director – Steven C. Miller Starring – Lauren Holly, Lance Henriksen, Todd Haberkorn, Leanne Cochran Ya just gotta love these SyFy channel movies. Okay, maybe you don’t but you do have to admit they can be great B-movie fun. Scream of the Banshee falls into the “let’s just have a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Farmhouse (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Farmhouse is a psychological thriller set in the modern day mid-west. We follow a young couple as they leave their everyday lives behind and head out to a new beginning; starting over from scratch. After becoming stranded in an isolated Wine Vineyard in the middle of nowhere, the young couple is forced to face the secrets they’re running from, all the while trying to escape the malicious intent of the Vineyard mysterious inhabitants. REVIEW: … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Reef (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A great white shark hunts the crew of a capsized sailboat along the Great Barrier Reef. REVIEW: Director – Andrew Traucki Starring – Damian Walshe-Howling, Gyton Grantley, Adrienne Pickering, Zoe Naylor As if you needed another reason not to venture out into the ocean, along comes a little gem of a movie called “The Reef.” Based on true events, this movie definitely knows how to ratchet up the tension and keep it there. And … Continue reading

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Film Review: Demonium (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: An elderly man is murdered in his lavish Italian castle. When his friends and family arrive there for the reading of his will, the murderer has plans to continue his gory killing spree. REVIEW: Director – Andreas Schnaas Screenplay – Ted Geoghegan and Sonja Schnaas German low-budget horror maestro Andreas Schnaas once again serves up a bloody offering in Demonium. There is blood aplenty as bodies are dispatched in all kinds of over the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: The massive prehistoric shark has survived the last battle, and the world is again threatened when a new, more dangerous foe is discovered in the jungles of Africa. Mega Shark Versus Crocosaurus is a monster disaster film by The Asylum, released on December 21, 2010 in the United States. The film is a sequel to the 2009 film Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus, but contains none of the original cast from that film. REVIEW: … Continue reading

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Film Review: Re-cut (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Following the discovery of the murder of two twin girls in their family’s barn, a former reality TV-star is dispatched by a TV-news station to uncover the mystery behind their gruesome deaths. REVIEW: Director – Fritz Manger Starring – Ross Kohn, Meredith Phillips, Austin Basis The idea of the actual existence of “snuff films” is one that has been presented in several horror films. My personal favorite among these is “Vacancy” starring Kate Beckinsale … Continue reading

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Film Review: Alien 2: On Earth (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: Ultra-low budget and very violent rip-off of “Alien”. A space module lands back to Earth after a failed mission, but the astronauts have been replaced by hideous creatures that can penetrate into people’s bodies and make them explode. A group of speleologists are attacked by the monsters inside an underground cave, but the survivors are in for a surprise when they finally manage to escape the trap REVIEW: Director – Ciro Ippolito Starring – … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dahmer vs. Gacy (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A secret government lab run by Dr. Hess (Art LaFleur) has been trying to create the ultimate killer using the DNA of infamous killers Jeffrey Dahmer (Ford Austin) and John Wayne Gacy (Randal Malone), but there’s one big problem: they’ve escaped! Bloody mayhem stretches across the United States as they go on the ultimate killing spree. Trying to stop the maniacal madness is Ringo (Ford Austin), a hick warrior being trained by God (Harland … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Violent Kind (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: One night at a secluded farmhouse deep in the Northern California woods, a small group of hardened young bikers and their girlfriends are tormented when one of the girls becomes savagely possessed and a gang of “Rockabillies” seemingly from the 1950’s descends upon them to collect what is growing inside her REVIEW: Director – Mitchell Altieri, Phil Flores Starring – Cory Knauf, Taylor Cole, Bret Roberts, Tiffany Shepis The Violent Kind, a film by … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Walking Dead Girls (2011)

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  SYNOPSIS: The Walking Dead Girls is a behind-the-scenes look into zombie culture in the United States and the obsession into “”Sexy Female Zombies””. What is it about Zombie Bimbos or “”Zimbies”” that are starting to gain the worlds interest? Why are zombies now in mainstream culture and seen in advertising from JCPenny and Sears? With interviews with zombie master maker George Romero and cult movie star Bruce Campbell from ZomBcon 2010 and so much … Continue reading

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Film Review: Battle Of Los Angeles (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Nearly 70 years after the US military engaged an mysterious flying craft in the nighttime sky over Los Angeles, the vengeful interplanetary visitors return to settle the score in this sci-fi action adventure starring Kel Mitchell and Nia Peeples. When the invaders attempt to cripple the military by destroying our communications technology, disgraced Air Force Reserve Captain Tyler Laughlin rounds up a small squadron of determined survivors, and leads a mission to knock the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Skin Eating Jungle Vampires

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SYNOPSIS: Bringing exploitation back into the movies with this racy saga of the Clitorians – a group of lusty aliens who inhabit a “Lost World” inside a volcano. While they await the arrival of their Dark Lord, the Jungle Vampires stay eternally young by feasting on the flesh, bones and blood of unsuspecting tourists. Their latest conquest is the sweet young, Tiffany, a sorority cheerleader who disappears in the Costa Rican jungle during Spring break. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Scientist (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A reclusive physicist creates a mysterious machine in his basement that changes his life and all those around him. REVIEW: Director – Zach LeBeau Starring – Bill Sage, Adam LeFevre, Brittany Benjamin What happens to us when we die? Surely a question that we have all asked ourselves at one time or another. The Scientist asks that question in the opening scene and then launches into one man’s attempt to try and reconnect, if … Continue reading

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Film Review: Klown Kamp Massacre (2010)

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  SYNOPSIS: Fifteen years ago, Edwin went to clown camp to fulfill his lifelong dream of bringing laughter to the world… but nobody laughed. Humiliated on graduation night, Edwin viciously murdered the entire camp before vanishing into legend. Now, despite the warnings of the town drunk, old man Bonzo has reopened the ranch and a new class of clowns have unwittingly signed up. When their die-hard instructor Sgt. Funnybone (Miguel Martinez, The Donor Conspiracy) is … Continue reading

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