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Film Review: Beyond Evil (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: An architect and his wife moves into a house with a bloody past and a 100 year old ghost, who possesses the wife. REVIEW: Director – Herb Freed Starring – John Saxon, Lynda Day George, Michael Dante Sometimes there is nothing like a good haunted house movie. This subgenre is filled with classics and of course some not so classics. I think it would be safe to say that Beyond Evil falls somewhere in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bad Dreams (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: In the mid-’70s, a cult group called Unity Field commits mass suicide, but a young girl survives. After being in a coma for thirteen years she wakes up in a psyche ward, not remembering the incident. The psychiatrist tries to help her remember, but she begins seeing the leader of the cult talking to her from the grave, and the other members of her therapy group begin to commit suicide around her. Or is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Fright Night (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: When a teenager learns that his next door neighbour is a vampire, no one will believe him. REVIEW: Director – Tom Holland Starring – Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall, Stephen Geoffreys This gem of a horror movie came out in 1985 and at the time was a welcome breath of fresh air. Until then, the screen was starting to become dominated by the ever popular splatter genre (in all honesty my … Continue reading

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Film Review: Nightmare City (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: An airplane exposed to radiation lands, and blood drinking zombies emerge armed with knives, guns and teeth! They go on a rampage slicing, dicing, and biting their way across the Italian countryside. REVIEW: Director – Umberto Lenzi Starring – Hugo Stiglitz, Laura Trotter, Maria Rosaria Omaggio From Italian director Umberto Lenzi comes one unique zombie movie. Maybe super zombies is a more accurate term because I’ve never seen zombies like this before. They are … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Monster Squad (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: Young kids form a club that is devoted to monsters, but soon get more than they bargained for when Count Dracula adjourns to Earth, accompanied by Frankenstein’s Monster, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and the Gillman. The uglies are in search of a powerful amulet that will grant them power to rule the world. Our heroes – the Monster Squad are the only ones daring to stand in their way. REVIEW: Director – Fred Dekker … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blood Beach (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: Something or someone is attacking people one by one on the beach. Some of them are mutilated, but most of them are sucked into the sand, disappearing without a trace. What is the creature responsible? Where does it live, and where did it come from? And is there any chance of it reproducing? Meanwhile, David Huffman and Mariana Hill are once-almost-married old friends, reunited over the death of her mother on the beach, and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stag Night Of The Dead (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: If the mysterious plague sweeping the nation wasn’t bad enough, Dean is still going ahead with his doomed wedding tomorrow morning. That leaves him with a choice. Pick up the button holes and chocolate fountain as instructed by bridezilla Elaine, or go with five mates (and a stripper) to play ‘Zomball’ at a top secret military compound where you get to shoot zombies with huge stun guns. Disobeying the golden rule of Zomball (‘never … Continue reading

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Film Review: Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Two lovable West Virginian hillbillies, are headed to their “fixer-upper” vacation cabin to drink some beer, do some fishin’, and have a good time. But when they run into a group of preppy college kids who assume from their looks that they must be in-bred, chainsaw wielding killers, Tucker & Dale’s vacation takes a bloody & hilarious turn for the worse. REVIEW: Director – Eli Craig Starring – Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ninjas vs. Vampires (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Ninjas battle Vampires for the fate of the world in this all new Action-Horror-Comedy from the creators of 2010′s cult smash, “Ninjas Vs Zombies”! Moments after down-on-his-luck Aaron is rejected by the girl of his dreams, they both are attacked by blood sucking VAMPIRES. Driven to save her, Aaron tracks down the mysterious NINJAS, who wage a nightly war against the forces of darkness. Now, as the Vampire overlord Seth plots to destroy Mankind, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Baby Blues (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: On a secluded family farm, a mother suffers a psychotic break due to postpartum depression, forcing the eldest son to protect his sibling from the mother they have always known and loved. REVIEW:

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Film Review: Bunraku (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: The story of a a young man who has spent his life searching for revenge only to find himself up against a bigger challenge than he originally bargained for. REVIEW: Director – Guy Moshe Starring – Josh Hartnett, Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson I can’t remember the comedian’s name, I believe it might have been George Carlin or Bill Cosby but they did a routine on how violence is just a part of man’s nature. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Satan Hates You (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Inspired by films from the golden age of religious cinema such as A THIEF IN THE NIGHT (1972), IF FOOTMEN TIRE YOU, WHAT WILL HORSES DO? (1971) and STALKED (1969), SATAN HATES YOU is a graphic horror film that tells the stories of two individuals and their personal struggles with Lucifer himself. We follow Marc (Don Wood) a homicidal maniac driven by demons buried deep within his soul, and Wendy (Christine Spencer) Marc’s polar … Continue reading

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Film Review: Territories (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Five friends return home from a marriage in Canada to the United States. Not far from the border, two customs officers stop them to check their identity. REVIEW: Director – Olivier Abbou Starring – Roc LaFortune, Sean Devine, Nicole Leroux Cripes, it’s not even safe to travel to Canada. What is this world coming to? “Territories” falls into the traveler as torture victim subgenre and actually does a pretty good job of making the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bad Reception (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: The spirit of a long dead priest returns to terrorize a young writer and his friends. REVIEW: Director – Mark A. Todd Starring – Randy Brown, Ashley Trevathan, Theo Caesar Is “Bad Reception” a bad movie? For the most part yes. That said, writer and director Mark A. Todd does show promise throughout. There are some cool parts in this movie, just not enough to make up for the rest. Supposedly this is “based … Continue reading

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Film Review: Fading Of The Cries (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Jacob, a young man armed with a deadly sword, saves Sarah, a teenage girl, from Mathias, a malevolent evil that has begun plaguing a small farmland town while in search of an ancient necklace that had belonged to Sarahs Uncle. Jacob sets out to get Sarah home safely, running through streets, fields, churches and underground tunnels, while being pursued by hordes of demonic creatures. Along the way, both come to terms with the demons … Continue reading

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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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