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Film Review: Wasteland (2011)

SYNOPSIS: When a group of religious zealots destroy everything that he loves and leaves him for dead, a man embarks on a journey of revenge that will take him through all the post-apocalyptic dangers that is WASTELAND. REVIEW: Best line: “Don’t you look like a little snickerdoodle, and maaaan do I love snickerdoodles.” Best line runner up: “Seems like we …

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Film Review: Manhattan Baby (1982)

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: Dinoshark (2010)

SYNOPSIS: Frozen in the ice for millennia the Dinoshark has thawed out and he’s hungry. Now he patrols the coast of a Mexican resort for his next meal, feeding on the unsuspecting vacationers who can have no idea that a prehistoric feeding machine is in the water with them. His speed: unfathomable. His tenacity: unforeseen. His appetite: insatiable. Will the …

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Film Review: Anniversary at Shallow Creek (2010)

SYNOPSIS: All American med student Sam has planned an intimate getaway surprise for his girlfriend Paige, until Sam’s best friend, Paige’s brother Anthony, invites himself and their three other best friends along. The carefree group of twenty-something’s arrive at the remote, picturesque home of Sam’s uncle, unaware they have walked into a trap. They will spend the night in a …

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Film Review: The Hand (1981)

SYNOPSIS: Jon Lansdale was a prominent artist before he lost is drawing hand in a tragic automobile accident. His hand is never found, unfortunately, but when people start angering John, his hand returns to eliminate them. REVIEW: Written and Directed by Oliver Stone Starring: Michael Caine, Andrea Marcovicci, Annie McEnroe I was ten years old when The Hand hit theatres …

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Film Review: Chain Letter (2010)

SYNOPSIS: When high school senior Jessie Campbell and her tight-knit group of friends begin to receive a series of foreboding email chain letters, they have no idea the terror that awaits them. With a warning that if they break the chain, they will lose a life, the seemingly harmless email turns deadly when one-by-one the friends that do not forward …

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Film Review: Outtake Reel (2010)

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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