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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.

Plagiarism in Hollywood Films – The Invasion of the Screenplay Snatchers – Part 1

“The only ‘ism’ Hollywood believes in is plagiarism.”- Dorothy Parker 2016 has ended with the usual chorus of journalists endlessly recapping the year’s major and minor events. But they overlooked one Hollywood story that’s subject should have been near and dear to any writer’s heart—plagiarism. It all started in 2012 when French filmmaker Luc Besson co-wrote and took sole story …

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Film Review: Killer Nun (1979)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Sister Gertrude (Anita Ekberg) is a nurse assigned to a geriatric sanitarium. This once dedicated nun recently underwent neurosurgery and since the operation she’s struggled with morphine addiction and hallucinations. To feed her drug habit, Sister Gertrude emotionally manipulates Sister Mathieu (Paola Morra), a younger, sexually infatuated nun, into stealing morphine. Sister Gertrude’s behavior grows more …

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Film Review: The Antichrist (1974)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Ippolita is a young woman paralyzed by a childhood accident and confined to a wheelchair ever since. Struggling with a crisis of religious faith, she consults a psychiatrist who hypnotizes her as part of past life regression therapy. The treatment temporarily cures her paralysis, but also awakens a demon that has haunted the family for generations. …

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Film Review: Hellgate (1989)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Four friends discover that an urban legend about a seductive phantom hitchhiker is no myth. Now the spectral beauty is intent on loving one of them to death. To lift the curse they must venture to an abandoned ghost town and face a parade of zombies and evil spirits. It’s a deranged paint-huffing Evil Dead wannabe …

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Film Review: Satan’s School for Girls (1973)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A young woman goes undercover at an elite girls’ boarding school to find her sister’s killer. But instead she uncovers a satanic conspiracy that drives innocent girls to commit suicide … or worse. Two future Charlie’s Angels face the devil himself in this 1973 made for television chiller. REVIEW: I’m sitting here having a flashback to …

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Film Review: Night of the Lepus (1972)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: When a population explosion of wild rabbits threatens his land a rancher turns to a pair of ecologically minded scientists for help. But their scientific miracle creates a whole new problem… of gigantic proportions! REVIEW: The post Star Trek-Original Series years weren’t kind to the cast who quickly fell victim to typecasting or were just plain …

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