Author Archives: Bruce Kooken

Film Review: RoadKill (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Six young friends on a road trip in Ireland run afoul of gypsies who curse them for accidentally running down an old woman. The curse takes the form of a terrifying flying beast that tries killing them all. REVIEW: Directed by Johannes Roberts Written by Rick Suvalle Starring: Kacey Barnfield, Stephen Rea, Eliza Bennett Best line: “Ok, I don’t know what is more creepy: imagining some gypsy death hawk, or freaky, feral kid out … Continue reading

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Film Review: Medium Raw: Night of the Wolf (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Capturing the sadistic serial killer “The Wolf” was just the beginning for rookie cop Johnny Morgan. As he escorts the monster to his new home in the dark underground halls of Parker’s Asylum, bedlam ensues and Johnny along with a handful of civilians become players in a night of survival against the world’s most terrifying inmates

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Film Review: Triple Hit (2009)

SYNOPSIS: Disgraced scientist Rebecca Hunter gets more than she’d bargained for when her illegal research into parallel universes lands her in a terrifying, dystopian alternate reality, unaware that similar experiments are also being attempted by two of her parallel selves: Anastasia, the Science Director for a gulag in the People’s Republic of Great Britain, and Sarah, a professor in a utopian, high-tech society. As the universe begins to unravel around her Rebecca come face to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Downstream (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Wes Keller is a young man living in a world where oil has collapsed, the food supply has been wiped out, and cancer rates for women have skyrocketed, depleting the female population. In a barbaric environment where bio fuel, batteries, bullets and people are currency and marauders roam free, Wes tries to escape to a mythical world run on cold fusion “Plutopia”, a place that may only exist in the mind. THE BILL IS … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Tenant (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A simple man, Dr. Walter Newman, has high aspirations to cure all disease through genetic manipulation. His obsession with his mission draws him deeper into his own dark world, distracting him from his wife Olivia and from his responsibilities to his patients at the Edgewood Asylum. The doctor’s loyal but diabolical nurse, Ms. Tinsley, decides to take matters into her own hands and in secret she conducts her own experiment. When Dr. Newman realizes … Continue reading

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Film Review: Troll Hunter (Trolljegeren) (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of three college filmmakers set out to investigate what appears to be an illegal bear hunting situation in the mountains and forests of Norway. What they discover instead is the gruff but quiet hunter Hans who reluctantly acquiesces to their accompanying him as he hunts something far more unlikely…and far more dangerous. REVIEW: Directed by Andre Overdal Written by Andre Overdal Starring: Otto Jespersen, Hans Morten Hansen and Tomas Alf Larsen I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dark Fields (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: The town of Perseverance has been cursed for generations because of the transgressions of the White Man against a Native American shaman and his people. To keep the curse at bay each generation is required to do something unthinkable. Who will be strong enough to end the cycle of atrocity? REVIEW: Directed by Douglas Schulze Written by Kurt Eli Mayre and Douglas Schulze Starring: David Carradine, Dee Wallace, Richard Lynch Dark Fields is a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dinoshark (2010)

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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 few locals that truly understand what they’re dealing with be able convince the skeptics that … Continue reading

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Film Review: Anniversary at Shallow Creek (2010)

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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 fight for their lives, where everyone’s strength, stamina, and bonds will be tested. REVIEW: Directed … Continue reading

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Film Review: Eyes of the Chameleon (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: A serial killer is on the loose in Las Vegas. People do coke in Las Vegas. People get their hoo-ha’s pierced in Las Vegas, by guys who are on coke. There is at least one hot goth girl who does coke and has sex in Las Vegas, who just got her hoo-ha pierced by a guy who just did a bunch of coke. And there’s a serial killer…in Las Vegas. REVIEW: Directed by Ron … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dawning (2009)

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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 family that he has come to save them…but from what? The man’s arrival upsets what … Continue reading

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Book Review: Unnatural Dead – Author Darren WJ Mills

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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 ordinary life will end and they will be tested beyond imagination .In a world no … Continue reading

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Film Review: Fall Down Dead (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: It’s Christmas in the big city and this Christmas comes with the unwanted gift of rolling blackouts. Adding to the holiday stress and taking full advantage of the darkness the blackouts bring is the Picasso Killer, a serial killer who incorporates the flesh of his victims in to his grisly works of art. But now the Picasso Killer has seen Christie, a single mother with dreams of living in the country with her daughter, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Death Hunter – Werewolves vs. Vampires (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: When his wife is abducted by a group of blood-thirsty Vampires, John Croix is left to die in a forgotten region of the desert. It is here where an unspeakable evil exists. Now, by no choice of his own, Croix will come face-to-face with the most terrifying creatures of the night. Still a man, but possessing all the strength and power of a werewolf when the moon is out, Croix becomes a reluctant hero … Continue reading

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Film Review: Muay Thai Fighter (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Three childhood friends growing up in Thailand, steeped in the Muay Thai Boxing culture, grow up and grow apart because of the rampant corruption that is unfortunately the driving force behind their time-honored sport. Will the bonds of friendship be enough to keep them and their loved ones alive despite the efforts of those who are looking to cash in on their need to survive? REVIEW: Best line: (when Sriprai is given a broken … Continue reading

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Film Review: House of Bones (2010)

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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, long look because every breath I take in this death cage Petri dish of scurvy … Continue reading

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