Author Archives: Angel Van Croft

Film Review: Hide And Go Kill (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A blog on a mysterious website quickly spreads like wildfire, starting a dangerous online game. At 3:00 in the afternoon, a teddy bear stuffed with rice and nails is sunk into a bathtub. The lights go out and the player is required to stab the bear with the knife, then write their experiences in the blog. But lately the comments have taken a dark, demented turn, as if the players are being possessed. REVIEW: … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Oxford Murders (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: At Oxford University, a professor and a grad student work together to try and stop a potential series of murders seemingly linked by mathematical symbols. REVIEW: Director – Alex de la Iglesia Starring – John Hurt, Elijah Wood, Leonor Watling I remember years ago seeing John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness and thinking it was pretty cool to see a horror movie that incorporated quantum physics. Hey, who says you can’t learn something while watching … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Disappearance Of Alice Creed (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Two men fortify a nondescript British apartment so it can serve as a prison, and then kidnap a woman and tie her to a bed. Before there’s even time to react, we’re plunged into a very nasty situation, but not a simple one REVIEW: Written and Directed by J Blakeson Starring Gemma Arterton, Eddie Marsan and Martin Compston Let me start right off by saying this film is not at all what it seems, … Continue reading

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Film Review: 30 Days Of Night – Dark Days (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: After surviving the incidents in Barrow, Alaska, Stella Olemaun relocates to Los Angeles, where she intentionally attracts the attention of the local vampire population in order to avenge the death of her husband, Eben REVIEW: Director – Ben Ketai Starring – Kiele Sanchez, Rhys Coiro, Diora Baird, Harold Perrineau, Mia Kirshner If you love vampires or just love to see women toting guns a la Linda Hamilton in T2, then boy is this the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Army Of The Dead (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: In 1590, Coronado dispatched a division of one thousand men to find El Dorado, the legendary city of gold. Those men were never seen again. While searching some Baja peninsula caves as part of an archeological expedition, a university professor and his students unwittingly unleash a long dormant curse. They soon find themselves in a life or death battle with an army of skeletal warriors, the undead remnants of Coronado’s conquistadors. REVIEW: Director – … Continue reading

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Film Review: My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)

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  SYNOPSIS:  Inspired by a true crime, a man begins to experience mystifying events that lead him to slay his mother with a sword. REVIEW: Director – Werner Herzog Starring – Michael Shannon, Willem Dafoe, Chloe Sevigny From film auteur Werner Herzog comes a haunting portrayal of one man’s descent into madness and murder. David Lynch was the executive producer and maybe that tells you all you need to know. This isn’t your run of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Don’t Wake The Dead (2008)

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  SYNOPSIS: German horror director and goremeister extraordinaire Andreas Schnaas delivers yet another over the top and at times downright silly movie. Templar zombies, Nazi zombies, human zombies and rock band zombies, oh my! REVIEW: Director – Andreas Schnaas Screenplay – Klaus Dzuck, Ted Geohegan Our movie starts off with a very cool voiceover as the history of the castle is given. Seems a long time ago some Templar Knights were killed there by an … Continue reading

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Film Review: Strip Mind (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: Director – Frank Geiger Screenplay – Matthew Giaquinto You’ve got mail! Unfortunately it’s not from Meg Ryan. In fact, spam would be better than what our protagonist Samantha (played by Jodie Ahlborn) gets when the beep of incoming mail sounds on her computer. Strip Mind is a German horror film, which actually plays more like a suspense story, which would be fine if there was some suspense. What we have instead is a relatively … Continue reading

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Film Review: Titanic 2 (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: On the 100th anniversary of the original voyage, a modern luxury liner christened “Titanic 2,” follows the path of its namesake. But when a tsunami hurls an ice berg into the new ship’s path, the passengers and crew must fight to avoid a similar fate. REVIEW: Written and directed by Shane Van Dyke Starring: Shane Van Dyke, Marie Westbrook, Bruce Davison and Brooke Burns Oh, the humanity!!! Oh wait, that was another disaster. The … Continue reading

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Film Review: Campfire Tales (1997)

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SYNOPSIS: Horror takes a detour deep into the woods. Returning home from a concert and driving recklessly, four teenagers crash their car on a deserted road. To ward off the cold, they build a fire and wait for help. But the hair-raising stories they tell around the fire put a deeper chill into the night. Each tale is more lurid, more horrifying, more shocking than anything they’ve heard before. Yet for theses unlucky teens in … Continue reading

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Film Review: WatchUsDie.com (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: WatchUsDie.com Director – Ryan Woo Screenplay – Keith Strandberg Murder has just logged in. If you saw what you thought was a murder on the Internet, what would you do? Set in a voyeur site called WatchUsDorm.com, viewers are given the chance to watch the everyday lives of eight beautiful women living in the house. These girls are live, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. But soon, a killer is on the … Continue reading

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