Author Archives: Caitlin Huggins

Film Review: Criminally Insane (1975)

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SYNOPSIS: An obese woman recently released from an insane asylum kills anyone who attempts to get her to stop eating. REVIEW: Criminally Insane, released in 1975 and directed by Nick Millard, emulates the classically depraved and dementedly entertaining exploitation films of the ‘70s. Darkly comedic to the point of outrage and ludicrous in its twisted scenarios, its title suits it well, insane. Though Millard claimed to have featured professional actors (Priscilla Alden, Michael Flood, Jane … Continue reading

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Film Review: Krull (1983)

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SYNOPSIS: A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet. REVIEW: In 1983, Ron Silverman produced a British-American directed by Peter Yates called Krull. Their creative ambition, though admirable, failed to successfully embed its memory within the minds of mainstream masses. It lacked a certain charisma inherent in beloved fantasy films made timeless by their delightful storylines. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Film Review: Vacancy (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: A young married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and finds hidden video cameras in their room. They realize that unless they escape, they’ll be the next victims of a snuff film. REVIEW: Even big names Kate Beckinsale and Luke Wilson couldn’t save this anti-climactic steaming pile of crap. The premise seems like a good recipe for potential terror: An estranged couple finds themselves entrapped in a diabolical scheme to produce actual snuff … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Hideout (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: The Hideout is about five thieves that retreat back to their hideout after a heist. Slowly, they begin to distrust and turn against one another and then chaos erupts. REVIEW:

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Film Review: Death on Demand (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Wealthy college student Richard Sachs arranges a web broadcast contest originating from a local haunted house. He entices three young couples to spend Halloween night in the abandoned dwelling by offering $5,000 in prize money.

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Film Review: Shadows of the Dead (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: A couple’s weekend getaway turns into a nightmare after they are stranded in the woods and discover what they assume to be a dead body. The assumption is wrong and John and his girlfriend Jennifer are infected with a deadly disease that will soon ravage their bodies. With no place to go, and no one to turn to, they are forced to find shelter in a deserted cabin. This is where they’ll find safety, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Boy Eats Girl (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: A boy declares his love for his girlfriend, only to die the same night. He is brought back to life by his mother as a flesh-craving zombie, who sires more teen undead while trying to control his, er, appetite for his beloved. REVIEW: Boy Eats Girl, the Republic of Ireland’s solution to the lack of teenage romantic-comedy zombie films.  This incongruous combination of genres surprisingly works well.  To presumptuously project on the matter, generally, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Forbidden Dimensions (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Jack Slade was born during a solar eclipse in the year 1980. 18 years later, he finds out he has the ability to travel into the future. He projects himself into the year 2035, where society has been destroyed by a fascist regiment of psychopathic doctors that rule the wastelands, creating deformed mutants with a serum synthesized from the flesh of dead aliens. Now Slade must travel back to the year 1998 to destroy … Continue reading

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Film Review: Demon Legacy (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: In a remote mountain lodge, five sorority sisters accidentally unleash an unholy entity, and must battle evil and each other to stop it from devouring mankind. REVIEW: Take Evil Dead, inject the entire cast with sorority sisters, and slash half the awesome factor.  Now you almost have the monstrously flop-tastic Demon Legacy.  Hm, tastes poorly done.  The film does feature numerous homage-based subtleties to the forever cult classic Evil Dead, even going as far … Continue reading

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Film Review: Neverlake (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: On a trip home to visit her father, Jenny is thrown into a world of mystery, horror and legend when she is called upon by 3000 year old spirits of the Neverlake to help return their lost artifacts and save the lives of missing children. REVIEW:

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Film Review: Delivery: The Beast Within (2013) – Review 2

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SYNOPSIS: Delivery tells the story of Kyle and Rachel Massy, a young couple who agree to document their first pregnancy for a family-oriented reality show. The production spirals out-of-control after the cameras capture a series of unexplained events, leading Rachel to believe that a malevolent spirit has possessed their unborn child.

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Film Review: The Dead Hate the Living (2000)

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SYNOPSIS: When a renegade band of young filmmakers break into an abandoned hospital to make their horror epic, they stumble upon a real dead body and decide to use it in their movie. They accidentally bring it back to life, open a portal to a dead world that releases dozens of other zombies, then struggle for their lives in a desperate attempt to flee from the creatures who apparently have them hopelessly trapped in the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blood Widow (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Laurie and Hugh are a successful young couple who have just closed on a weekend home away from the city. Unbeknownst to them, the neighboring property contains the crumbling remains of a boarding school that was shuttered in the wake of an unspeakable massacre. The sole survivor of that massacre still resides in the ruins of the school, hiding from the world and wanting only to be left alone. When Laurie and Hugh’s friends … Continue reading

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Film Review: Demonoid: The Messenger of Death (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: A British woman visits her husband at the Mexican mine he is attempting to reopen and discovers that the workers refuse to enter the mine fearing an ancient curse. The couple enter the mine to prove there is no danger and inadvertently release a demon which possess people’s left hands and forces them to behave in a suitably diabolical manner. The only way for a possessed person to free themselves from this torment is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Beast: A Monster Among Men (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Five friends head out on a getaway to a secluded cabin just outside of the Six Rivers National Forest. An argument forces the group apart and things begin to deteriorate quickly. As the night progresses, tensions build, and things are clearly not what they seem.The question each man must now ask themselves is how well do they know each other and how well do they really know themselves.

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Film Review: The Campground (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: In 1980 a mother took her son to get a present on his 10th birthday. They went to an old abandoned Campground: Little Farm on the River. She took him to an old camper and asked him to step inside, once he did she reached out and grabbed a screwdriver sitting on the counter and began stabbing him over and over again. Now 30 years later a group of friends decide to go down … Continue reading

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Film Review: Evil Eye (1975)

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SYNOPSIS: The police has to face some extremely brutal murders. How is the rich playboy Peter Crane (Jorge Rivero) involved in this? He suffers from horrible nightmares that make him believe that he is responsible for these murders… REVIEW: When I say that absolutely nothing makes sense in this movie, I mean it. Absolutely nothing makes sense. Somewhere in all the blabber and gratuitous orgy and pool party scenes, accompanied by 70s’ funky porn music, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Paranormal Diaries: Clophill (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: In March 1963, a black mass was held at a ruined church in Clophill, Bedfordshire by a coven of dark witches. Tombs were looted, animals sacrificed and human bones arranged during a macabre ceremony. Further defilements continued at Clophill in the following years, with cattle in nearby fields found mutilated, evidence of necromancy discovered and perpetual sightings of paranormal activity witnessed at the isolated ruin. 50 years on from the original incident, the Clophill … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stigma (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: The death of Sebastian’s father engenders in him pathological fears and hallucinations. His death wishes seem to cause horrible accidents, which he is unable to control. When his older brother dies, he feels that he has caused it. He undergoes hypnosis, but his apparent supernatural powers continue. As his own life nears its end, he becomes even more violent and sadistic.

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Film Review: Bloodline: Vengeance From Beyond (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Deep within the woods, the Surgeon pursues his perverted experimentation with Science and Magick on random people he has kidnapped. His bizarre and maniacal mutilation agenda reaches an apex when he captures a young girl who becomes separated from her twin sister. REVIEW: Italian horror—promises a lot, doesn’t it? Well, don’t expect much from Bloodline—at least nothing even slightly approximate to masterpieces like those produced from the twistedly ingenious mind of Dario Argento. The … Continue reading

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Film Review: House of Horrors: Gates of Hell (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: An ancient resurrected evil is loose at Western New York’s largest and most terrifying haunted attraction: the House of Horrors. It’s goal- to forever open the gates of Hell on Earth. REVIEW: Where do I begin? One word can accurately describe this poorly acted attempt at a clever film—typical. And in this typicality, despite its undeniably amusing moments, it fails to deliver. This is surprising, considering the bulk of the material that writer, producer, … Continue reading

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About Caitlin Huggins

Caitlin, an English graduate searching for purpose in a chaotic millennial world, has adored horror movies since the days of VHS and movie rental stores. When not watching delightfully tasteless horror, she enjoys weaving her own through the dated method of short storytelling. One day, if enough suitable virgins are sacrificed, she hopes to be published and continue spreading the gorrific love.