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Film Review: Dawning (2009)


SYNOPSIS: “Dawning” takes place at a Northern Minnesota lake cabin where a brother and sister visit their father and step-mom. As the first night unfolds with uncomfortable small-talk and tension, tragedy strikes as the beloved family dog is found mortally wounded. Almost immediately a stranger, potentially under the spell of some un-seen “presence”, appears in the cabin and tells the …

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Book Review: Unnatural Dead – Author Darren WJ Mills


UNNATURAL DEAD It’s begun! The unthinkable has happened! The dead are walking! Around the world something unthinkable is happening, something unnatural. In the British town of Hemel Hempstead many are still unaware of the horror they are about to have thrust upon them. Tom and Sarah are content with their quiet lives in the suburbs of London, but soon their …

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Film Review: House of Bones (2010)


SYNOPSIS: A film crew and their psychic tag along enter an abandoned home to investigate rumors of its murderous past for the next episode of Sinister Sites, a reality show in the vein of Ghost Hunters. After filming numerous episodes that never revealed anything supernatural, what will happen to them when they encounter the real deal? REVIEW: ”Take a good, …

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Film Review: The Inheritance (2011)


SYNOPSIS: Five ambitious cousins set out on a family reunion during a winter storm. They hope to please the elders and secure their inheritance, a fortune that dates back to days of slavery. Their Uncle Melvin welcomes them with open arms, but warns them to respect their family traditions. During the weekend, as each of the cousins mysteriously disappears, they …

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Film Review: Mask Maker (2010)


SYNOPSIS: Evan has the perfect birthday present for Jennifer, his investment-minded girlfriend: a sweet old fixer-up home with a lot of land he bought for a steal. But the home has a deadly history that the locals know all too well, a history they refuse to speak of. Evan, Jennifer and their friends, who have arrived to help celebrate Jennifer’s …

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Film Review: The Abducted (2009)


SYNOPSIS: Velora is abducted by Ridley, a crazy dude who is adept with a sniper rifle. Will she escape before he tires of her and kills her? REVIEW: Directed by Jon Bennell Starring: James Ray, Kathleen Benner, Michael Harrelson Professional sports organizations have sources from which they farm new talent, talent that excels among an otherwise mediocre selection of athletes. …

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Film Review: Choose (2010)


SYNOPSIS: Aspiring journalist Fiona is on the outside looking in of an investigation conducted by her father of a psychopath who is forcing his victims to choose between two different horrific choices. But with the anniversary of her mother’s suicide coming up, the mad man begins to bring her in to the circle, communicating via hints and clues with her …

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Film Review: Behemoth (2011)


SYNOPSIS: In the mountains north of Olympia, WA lies the town of Ascension, a town that has been plagued for decades with seismic activity. This seismic activity is a little different these days, however, as the cause of the activity is organic, huge, and tired of sleeping under the Earth’s crust. REVIEW: Directed by David Hogan Starring: Ed Quinn, Pascale …

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Film Review: Hyenas (2010)


SYNOPSIS: Deep in the forests of Bisbee, AZ, there is a roving clan of shape-shifting creatures that prowl and hunt for human prey. Unfortunately for their existence they have devoured the family of a man who, with the help of a veteran tracker of their kind, will bring the hunt to them. REVIEW: Written & Directed by Eric Weston Starring: …

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Film Review: The Presence (2010)

SYNOPSIS: A woman travels to an isolated cabin where she is unknowingly stalked by an obsessive apparition. The arrival of the woman’s boyfriend brings a change in behavior to not only the woman but the presence residing in the home as well. The woman becomes defensively irrational to her boyfriend and the apparition must decide if he wants to intervene …

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Film Review: Strigoi (2009)


SYNOPSIS: Vlad investigates a mysterious death in his grandfather’s village that raises questions about land ownership in the community. The trail points to ex-communist Consantin Tirescu and his wife, but when Vlad confronts them, he discovers that the richest landowners in the village have become real bloodsuckers. Strigoi is a vampire movie that defies categorization. Shedding a fantastic light on …

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Film Review: Interview with a Serial Killer (2009)


SYNOPSIS: Ellen Carter is an award-winning True Crime novelist whose specialty is in her ability to get her subjects, serial killers, to reveal the motivations behind their murderous tendencies. She unwittingly leases out a room in her home to the nondescript, polite gentleman Leslie Steckler who just happens to have a dark secret. Mr. Steckler is the White Angel, the …

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Film Review: Voodoo Cowboys (2010)


SYNOPSIS: Voodoo Cowboys Directed by Sean-Michael Argo Starring: Matt Yeager, Leo Smith Hurricane Katrina strikes Louisiana, laying waste to New Orleans and much of the Louisiana coast. Some see it as God’s punishment, others as a natural disaster with terrible repercussions, plenty folk call it a zombie apocalypse, others just say s*** happens. But every hoodoo slinger this side of …

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