Author Archives: Angel Van Croft

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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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: Ghosted (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: ‘GHOSTED’ tells a story of survival inside a British Prison. Jack a model prisoner, has kept his head down and done his time. After his wife confirms that she is leaving him, on the anniversary of their son’s death, the only thing that keeps him from going under is the new prisoner, Paul. Jack’s cell mate Ahmed, attempts to guide him on a path of salvation, a path that involves saving Paul from the … 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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