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MadisonFilmGuy has been a lifelong film buff and got his start as a “professional” writer selling movie reviews to his hometown newspaper, The Fond du Lac Reporter. Though a fan of movies of every genre, he is particularly fanatical about horror film and has become a collector of classic horror film memorabilia. He counts as one of his most memorable movie moments receiving an unexpected telephone call from director Stuart Gordon while actually watching Gordon’s modern cult classic, “Re-Animator”. You can read other reviews and movie essays at his personal film blog, www.madisonfilmguy.com .

Film Review: The Rezort (2015)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: The ReZort, a post apocalyptic safari, offers paying guests the opportunity to kill zombies in the wake of an outbreak REVIEW: The Rezort—the 2015 British zombie movie directed by Steve Barker—cannot decide which is worse:  heartless corporate greed and opportunism or liberal crusading and do-gooder-ism. So, both are ultimately depicted with equal derision and disdain. And, …

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Film Review: Shut In (2016)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A heart-pounding thriller about a widowed child psychologist who lives an isolated existence in rural New England. Caught in a deadly winter storm, she must find a way to rescue a young boy before he disappears forever. REVIEW: There are some films that come along in which the whole is clearly greater than the sum of …

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Film Review: Here Alone (2016)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A young woman struggles to survive on her own in the wake of a mysterious epidemic that has killed much of society, and forced her deep into the unforgiving wilderness. REVIEW: Stripped down and raw. That is the overwhelming vibe of Here Alone, the new zombie-ish survival film from director Rod Blackhurst. That shouldn’t suggest that …

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Film Review: Bethany (2017)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Claire and her husband find themselves moving back into Claire’s childhood home only to have the abusive and traumatic memories of her mother come back to haunt her. As her husband starts to get more work, Claire finds herself mixed up in a fog of past and present with a mysterious figure haunting her memories. What …

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Film Review: The Phoenix Incident (2015)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Blurring the line between fiction and reality, the fact-based, sci-fi thriller revolves around a military conspiracy and the controversial missing persons case surrounding the infamous Phoenix Lights. REVIEW: There is an awful lot to like about the new paranoid sci-fi/horror flick The Phoenix Incident. Presented as an explosive documentary that blows the lid off the government …

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Lon Chaney, Jr.’s Trifecta of Terror

During the Golden Age of Horror, Universal Studios was the undisputed king of horror cinema, and its Big Three monsters—Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, and the Wolf Man—remain definitive horror icons nearly a century later. Not coincidentally, the three actors most associated with those iconic Universal monsters—Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, and Lon Chaney, Jr., respectively—also remain the biggest names in classic horror …

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