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Film Review: Outtake Reel (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Thomas Grayson is a Horror Film director with principles. The schlock that’s passed off as horror films these days is an affront to his artistic sensibilities. A documentary filmmaker is shooting the behind the scenes footage of Grayson’s newest effort and is looking to make him see the merits of contemporary horror in his own way, but his efforts ...

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Film Review: Operation Nazi Zombies (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: An elite Special Forces unit, the likes of which “has never been formed in these Unites States”, is sent to a classified destination to clean up a biological problem resulting from classified U.S. experiments regarding awakening the dead. REVIEW: Written and directed by David B. Stewart III Starring: Thomas Reilly, Ellisa Mullen, Christopher Connolly Best example of botching a ...

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Film Review: Grizzly Flats (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A recluse and his wife are tormented by shadow creatures. REVIEW: Directed by Anthony Fankhauser Written by Anthony Fankhauser and Joe Benkis Starring: Judd Nelson, Danielle De Luca, Christian Maurice Gantt Best line: “Nobody crawls on top of you in that bed except for me. And there’s nobody else even on this mountain…except for those damn, backwater, hillbilly McConnollys.” ...

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Film Review: The Broken (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Gina McVey is a successful radiologist who witnesses an exact lookalike of herself drive past her in Gina’s Jeep. She follows this stranger to make sure, but the outcome of this meeting sparks a series of events that only exacerbate her confusion. REVIEW: Written & directed by Sean Ellis Starring: Lena Headey, Ulrich Thomsen That synopsis was more difficult ...

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Film Review: The Bucks County Massacre (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: “The Bucks County Massacre” was compiled from video footage found at the scene of a horrible crime. The editors would like to express their sympathies to the families of the victims. They would also like to express their gratitude to the local authorities for their involvement and cooperation on this project. The public release of “The Bucks County Massacre” ...

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Film Review: Mania (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: “See No Evil” This episode is about an accountant who witnesses through his window the murder of the call girl he just finished a transaction with. The killer turns around and is seen by the accountant. The killer stashes the murder weapon in the accountant’s apartment and the accountant is tried for the murder. It’s all smooth sailing until ...

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Film Review: Q The Winged Serpent (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: A Meso-American deity terrorizes New York City. REVIEW: Best Michael Moriarty Line: “I stink and I just wanna cry…I just…no I haven’t cried since I was a little kid…I just wanna cry.” Written and Directed by Larry Cohen Starring: Michael Moriarty, David Carradine, Candy Clark, Richard Roundtree Best line not spoken by Moriarty: “My God, with a wingspan like ...

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Film Review: The Company of Wolves (1984)

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SYNOPSIS: Multiple takes on the wolf / werewolf mythos are explained to a young teenage girl by her grandmother. REVIEW: The Company of Wolves (1984) Written by: Neil Jordan, Angela Carter Directed by Neil Jordan Starring: Sarah Patterson, Angela Lansbury, David Warner Best Line: “Never stray from the path, never eat a wind-fall apple, and never trust a man whose ...

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Film Review: The Video Dead (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: A family takes  delivery of a new TV set, unaware that it is the gateway by which killer zombies enter the world. REVIEW: Written, produced, and directed by: Robert Scott Starring: Michael St. Michaels, Thaddeus Golas, Douglas Bell Best Line: “The TeeeeVeeee don’t kill nobody… it’s what comes OUT of the TV does the killin’.” All the zombie lovers ...

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Film Review: Manhattan Baby (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: An archaelogist opens an Egyptian tomb and accidently releases an evil spirit. His young daughter becomes possessed by the freed enity and, upon arrival back in New York, the gory murders begin. REVIEW: Written by Elisa Bruganti Directed by Lucio Fulci Starring: Christopher Connelly, Laura Lenzi, Brigitta Boccoli I was talking about some old-school entertainment with my co-worker the ...

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Film Review: Hide (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Chesterfield High School basketball practice has ended. One year later the town is still reeling from the massacre of a brutal mischief night murder, but even the statewide curfew won’t stop these teens from pulling pranks on Hallow’s Eve. Susie Hauser, head cheerleader along with her teenage friends are lured by a psychopath to play a revengeful game of ...

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