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The Devil Tree

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They say that, sometimes, seeing a ghost is just a matter of situational gravity. The 1995 earthquakes in Kobe, Japan brought with them a wide, broad rash of ghost sightings. So too did the tsunami in Thailand, 2004, and Hurricane Katrina, 2005. Ghost sightings are a dime a dozen at battlefields the world over, and it’s relatively accepted that any ...

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Film Review: SleepStalker (1995)

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SYNOPSIS: As a youngster, Griffin (Jay Underwood) saw his parents brutally murdered by a sadistic serial killer named The Sandman. Justice was served when the captured killer was convicted and executed for his heinous crimes. But now, freed from his mortal coil, The Sandman has returned to mete out vengeance in the guise of The Sleepstalker. And that doesn’t bode ...

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Top 13 Horror Movies that should be remade

Pretty much every hardcore horror fan decries the remake. We have this static notion of what these classic horror movies are, and because they were often done right the first time, we demand that newbies “rent a f*ckin’ movie!” or otherwise cease the feeding of the cash-driven Hollywood machine. The reason it’s done is rather simple: they’re really good stop-gap ...

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Top 10 Horrific Comedic features

Ten Horrific Features That Will Split Sides Before Skulls I’m an absolute sucker for a good horror comedy. I’ve seen some true sh*tballs along the way: ZOMBIE HONEYMOON and JESUS CHRIST: VAMPIRE HUNTER immediately come to mind as pieces of absolute trash that tried to be funny and just ended up being offensively bad instead. When I, a lowly film critic, ...

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Film Review: The New Girls (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: N/A REVIEW: One of the most prolific filmmakers on the no-budget scene, the Jim-Van-Bebber-Through-the-Looking-Glass Sonny Fernandez, is at it again, with the entire crew in tow for his latest feature, The New Girls. This time out, we’re dealing with vampires, and…whoa, what? A daytime shot?!? Did that just happen? Yes, yes it did, and that’s a lot of what ...

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Top 10 Takashi Miike Films

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THE ONE-MAN MADNESS JUGGERNAUT: TEN OF TAKASHI MIIKE’S BEST Takashi Miike is one bad-ass little man, and he is one of the most prolific filmmakers in all of cinematic history. A typical year will have him releasing roughly 5 movies, which is absolutely astonishing when you consider that he’s working across all genres, all formats and in multiple languages. His ...

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Film Review: Psychopath (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Sarah misses a desperate call from her stranded sister sets off with friends to find her in the backwoods town of Raven’s Neck, home to a brutal escaped mental patient. REVIEW: The opening credits for Robert Elkins’ PSYCHOPATH set us up well for a horror ride with a jarring surprise of a technique, something a little new and different…and ...

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Film Review: Bleed (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Six strangers wake up on a street corner…they have no idea how they got there, or why they’re there. They quickly realize that they are trapped and alone in a small town, unable to escape, and everynight creatures from their worst nightmares stalk the streets. But soon they will realize that their are things far worse than monsters…. REVIEW: ...

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