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Film Review: His Name Was Jason (2009)

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His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th SYNOPSIS: Exploring the legacy of a villain who’s fueled a franchise for nearly 30 years and is on a first-name basis with horror fans everywhere, this documentary pays tribute to Jason Voorhees, the hockey-masked star character of the Friday the 13th films. Hosted by special effects legend Tom Savini, the film includes movie clips, behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with actors, filmmakers and devotees. REVIEW: It’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zombie (1979)

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SYNOPSIS: After a New York harbor patrolman is murdered at the hands of a flesh-hungry ghoul aboard an abandoned yacht, Anne (Tisa Farrow) — the daughter of the ship’s missing owner — teams with a newspaper reporter (Ian McCulloch) for a private investigation. Clues eventually lead them to a Caribbean island where the dead refuse to stay dead. A voodoo curse is at work, and battle with the bloodthirsty zombies must be joined.

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Film Review: Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

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  SYNOPSIS: Censored in several countries for its gratuitous violence, this controversial faux documentary from director Ruggero Deodato presents footage from a team of New York University filmmakers mysteriously lost in the Amazon jungle. The film, allegedly recovered by Professor Harold Moore, reveals the deplorable treatment of a tribe of suspected South American cannibals and, ultimately, the fate of the crew that initially set out to film the natives. REVIEW: I’m going to go in … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

SYNOPSIS: Years after being burned alive by a mob of angry parents, child murderer Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) returns to haunt the dreams — and reality — of local teenagers in Wes Craven’s spine-chilling slasher classic. As the town’s teens begin dropping like flies, Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) and her boyfriend, Glen (Johnny Depp, in his big-screen debut), devise a plan to lure the monster out of the realm of nightmares and into the real world. … Continue reading

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Film Review: NightBreed (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: Aaron (Craig Sheffer) is haunted by nightmares of Midian, a mythical underground of monsters. But his therapy involves a serial-killing psychiatrist (David Cronenberg) who pins his own crimes on his patient. When Aaron dies as a result of his doctor’s deception, he enters the underworld and joins the Nightbreed — and then leads the species in a revolution. Clive Barker directs the film, which is based on his novel Cabal. REVIEW: In Calgary, a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hallow’s Eve – Slaughter on 2nd Street (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Days before the annual opening of Slaughter on Second Street, Owensboro’s premiere haunted attraction, a tragedy befalls one of their own. Despite pleas from the manager, Buck Masters, the attraction is shut down until the mystery is solved. In his frustration, Buck devises a plan to get the haunt back on its feet and make some extra money while he’s at it. REVIEW: Greetings once again Boils and Ghouls, to yet another edition of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hellraiser 4: Bloodline (1996)

Hellraiser 4: Bloodline (1996)

SYNOPSIS: Spanning four centuries, this petrifying Gothic thriller recounts the anguished past of the L’Merchant clan, who unwittingly fashioned the puzzle box that unlocked Hades’ gates — and unleashed the monstrous Pinhead (Doug Bradley). As he and his band of diabolical demons propagate evil on Earth, three generations of L’Merchants (all portrayed by Bruce Ramsey) battle the legions of darkness to annihilate Pinhead … permanently. REVIEW: First and foremost, I’m a fan of Clive Barker’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hellraiser 5: Inferno (2000)

Hellraiser 5: Inferno (2000)

SYNOPSIS: After solving a creepy puzzle, unscrupulous Det. Joseph Thorne (Craig Sheffer) finds himself trapped in hell with the hair-raising ghoul Pinhead (Doug Bradley) and a murderer at large. Thorne tries to outwit Pinhead and discover the killer’s identity in an effort to escape, but the trail keeps leading back to one man: Thorne. As his transgressions begin to torment him, Thorne learns the real meaning of the word REVIEW: When you think of Hellraiser … Continue reading

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Film Review: Goth (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: GOTH blurs the boundaries between reality-driven horror and the hallucinatory style of REQUIEM FOR A DREAM in this raw and blood-soaked ride through the dark underbelly of the Gothic subculture. Chrissy and her boyfriend BOONE are two Gothic teenagers living in L.A. who have seen and done it all. As the sun goes down, they get ready for a hardcore concert at the local club. The night takes a gruesome turn when they run … Continue reading

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Film Review: Satanic Sluts 3: Scandalized (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Starring the UK’s most notorious Satanic Slut, Voluptua, whose utterly salacious sex scandal threatened to topple the BBC and even had leading politicians utter the sacred words “Satanic Sluts”. Inspired by tabloid sleaze, Voluptua relaxes and lets her naughty dreams take her to every scenario you can think of, from military dress-downs to ’60s-style space settings and back again. REVIEW: I didn’t know what I was getting myself into before I sat down to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Starz Inside: Fantastic Flesh (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Go inside the world of makeup special effects for movies of all genres, from horror (Scream, The Thing) to fantasy (The Chronicles of Narnia) to sci-fi (Planet of the Apes) as K.N.B. EFX Group shares their techniques in creating monsters, aliens and … old people. Directors Quentin Tarantino, Wes Craven, John Carpenter and more tip their hats off to the magic makers themsevles, such as Howard Berger and Rob Bottin. REVIEW: Every horror fan … Continue reading

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Sony Newest Gadjet Terrifies in Super Bowl Commercial

Many people agree that the ad spot announcing the new Sony Ericsson Xperia – PLAY that aired during the Super Bowl was downright disturbing. It starts off with a man lost in a frenzied rush to some unknown destination with a pair of scissors clenched in his hand. If that is not ominous enough, his mad dash leads him to some kind of backroom laboratory complete with mad scientist and his Frankenstein’s Monster with opposable … Continue reading

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Film Review: Drive Thru (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: Nothing ever happens in the tiny Orange County, Calif., town of Blanca Carne, but that’s about to change. Hella Burger’s evil mascot, Horny the Clown (Van De La Plante), is on a murderous rampage. Tired of seeing her friends slaughtered by Horny’s meat cleaver, 17-year-old Mackenzie (Leighton Meester) decides to put an end to his killing spree. Nicholas D’Agosto, Lola Glaudini and Larry Joe Campbell co-star in this darkly comic terror-fest. REVIEW: It really … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dead Sucks / Lovecracked (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Introducing Burt, a wayward vampire with a messy past, an uncertain future and a disproportionate need for sleep. Rejected by both humans and his own kind, he searches to find his place in a world where the only thing that sucks more than being alive is being dead REVIEW: FILM: dead sucks (2010) FILM: lovcracked (2006) Greetings Boils and Ghouls and welcome once again to Indie Scares. Today we’re doing another double feature, this … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hellraiser 3: Hell on Earth (1992)

Hellraiser 3: Hell on Earth (1992)

SYNOPSIS: When J.P. (Kevin Bernhardt), a playboy club owner, buys a mysterious-looking puzzle box and mistakes it for a work of art, he has no idea that Pinhead, “the Black Pope of Hell” (Doug Bradley), is trapped inside. Playing tricks on his captor’s mind, Pinhead tries his best to manipulate J.P. into breaking him out of his prison — that is, until an astute journalist (Terry Farrell) begins to suspect something. REVIEW: Sequels are often … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hellraiser (1987)

Hellraiser (1987)

SYNOPSIS: Clive Barker’s directing debut follows the tale of a couple (Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins) who move into an old house and discovers a hideous creature (Oliver Smith) — the man’s half-brother (and his wife’s former lover) — hiding upstairs. Having lost his earthly body to three demons, the man’s been brought back to life by a drop of blood on the floor. Soon, he’s forcing his former mistress to bring him human sacrifices to … Continue reading

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