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Bill Burke

Bill Burke is the author of the horror novel, Voodoo Child, Book One: Zombie Uprising, which has gotten rave reviews from The Columbia Review of Books and Film, Horrornews.net, Horrorpalace.com and won the Hungry Monster Book Award. His print articles have appeared in Fangoria and Videoscope Magazine. In the world of television he was the Producer and occasional screenwriter on the Cinemax series Forbidden Science, Lingerie and Sin City Diaries and was creator and director of the Destination America paranormal Series Hauntings and Horrors. He also created and directed the campy Canadian paranormal series Creepy Canada. He lives in Toronto and is currently busy writing Voodoo Child, Book Two as well as more articles and reviews for horrornews.net.

Top 10 Dream-like Surreal Films To Experience At Least Once

Most films strive for linear, coherent storytelling, creating a believable world full of relatable characters. But occasionally you stumble across a film that breaks the shackles of logic and reason to explore a dreamlike realm. Here are ten films that offer a guided tour of a filmmaker’s inner thoughts, fears and desires. You can label them experimental, surreal, oneiric or …

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Film Review: The Flesh Eaters (1964)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A charter pilot and his female passengers make an emergency landing on a remote island. But this safe haven turns deadly when they’re taken prisoner by a renegade marine biologist planning to unleash hordes of flesh-eating sea creatures onto the world. REVIEW: You’ve got to love a movie that brings together Joseph Goebbels, Speed Racer’s dad, …

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Film Review: The Mephisto Waltz (1971)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A frustrated music journalist befriends an aging classical pianist, only to discover that the musician has supernatural designs on his body. REVIEW: Occult themed films are tricky business. Often the menace, be it Satan or some lesser minion, remains unseen, utilizing devoted mortals to carry out their schemes. The best occult films don’t rely on shock, …

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Film Review: The Seventh Curse (1986)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Professor, adventurer and author Doctor Yuan Chen discovers he’s been afflicted with always fatal “Seventh Curse” for interfering with a Thai tribes blood sacrifice. Now he must return to the dark jungles to find a cure. But he’ll have to endure car crashes, booby traps, little demons, big demons, and savage natives— and that’s just reel …

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Film Review: The Green Slime (1968)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS:   Cells from an alien life form are accidently brought aboard the space station Gamma-3. They quickly grow into an army of deadly creatures with electrified tentacles hell bent on killing the crew. REVIEW: Here’s some fun “elevator pitches” for science fiction movies. How about having astronauts land on an asteroid that’s on a collision course …

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Film Review: Exorcismo (1975)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: After a near fatal car accident a young woman exhibits signs of demonic possession. Her terrified mother calls in an exorcist in hopes of saving her daughter’s life and her soul.  REVIEW: Let me admit right up front that I’m a huge fan of filmmaker Jacinto Molina, better known by his screen name— Paul Naschy. For those …

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Film Review: Necromancy (1972)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: After losing her baby, Laurie and her husband Frank leave New York to start a new life in the small town of Lilith. But despite its bucolic façade, Lilith is no Mayberry. The local populous all practice witchcraft and Mr. Cato, the town’s patriarch has demonic designs on Laurie. REVIEW: I vividly remember a Variety ad …

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Film Review: The Initiation of Sarah (1978)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Sarah, an orphan with telekinetic powers is accepted to a prestigious university along with her perfectly normal stepsister, Patty. The two girls attempt to join the most renowned sorority on campus, but only Patty is accepted. Sarah joins a rival sorority overseen by the eccentric Mrs. Hunter, who takes an unhealthy interest in Sarah’s psychic abilities. …

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Terrifying Trailblazers

It’s a sad truth that the world’s true innovators are often forgotten by history. When you think of the telescope does the name Hans Lippershey jump to mind? That’s too bad, because he invented it. Does the name Tim Berners-Lee ring a bell? Well you’re using his invention right now— a little thing called the World Wide Web. In 1903 …

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Film Review: Death Doll (1989)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Trish, a young pregnant widow’s life becomes a nightmare when she starts getting threatening phone calls from a mysterious stranger. But things only get worse when the phantom caller graduates to stalking her. He also leaves ceramic dolls lying around to terrify Trish and justify the film’s title. REVIEW: The horror genre loves creepy dolls. Whether …

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Film Review: Let’s Scare Jessica to Death (1971)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A trio of bohemian dropouts buy a remote farmhouse only to discover that a mysterious young woman named Emily has taken up residence. The three allow their free-spirited tenant to stay on, and she quickly becomes part of their unconventional family unit. But Jessica, who is recovering from a nervous breakdown, discovers their idyllic farmhouse hides …

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