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Film Review: Calvaire (aka The Ordeal) (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: In this brutal, bloody shocker that’s invited comparison to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Straw Dogs, struggling singer Marc Stevens (Laurent Lucas) is working the wedding circuit in Belgium when his car breaks down in the sticks. He’s taken in by a kindly innkeeper (Jackie Berroyer) who, at first, seems eager to please but later reveals himself to be a psychopath. Fabrice du Welz directs this haunting thriller with a tinge of dark humor. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sombre (1998)

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SYNOPSIS: Serial murderer Jean (Marc BarbĂ©) preys on prostitutes, prowling the backwoods of France for his helpless victims. He meets Claire (Elina Löwensohn) and her sister Christine (GĂ©raldine Voillat) when they hitch a ride after their car breaks down. It doesn’t take long for the women to realize that there’s a madman behind the wheel. Philippe Grandrieux directs this psychological thriller. REVIEW: The film Sombre starts with a room full of children just screaming and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Pieces (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: A psychotic serial killer armed with a chainsaw terrorizes a college campus, collecting body parts from each of his victims to create a human jigsaw puzzle. Detective Bracken (Christopher George) and partner Mary Riggs (Lynda Day George) work with student Kendall (Ian Sera) to identify the killer. The long list of suspects includes a creepy dean (Edmund Purdom), an anatomy professor (Jack Taylor) and a maintenance man (Paul L. Smith). REVIEW: Starring: Christopher George, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Opera (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: When the leading diva of Verdi’s “Macbeth” is run over by a car, her understudy, Betty (Cristina Marsillach), takes over the role. Things go from bad to worse when the madman begins to kill other members of the cast — and forces Betty to watch. The finale in this exercise in baroque horror from the mind of frightmeister Dario Argento stems from an incident in Betty’s childhood that links her to the killer. REVIEW: … Continue reading

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Film Review: Inferno (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: One of the Italian horror mastermind’s finest films, Inferno. In this chilling mystery, the tenants of a Manhattan apartment are terrorized by deadly spirits — among other equally gruesome things, they’re decapitated, clawed to death by cats, burned and attacked by a knife-wielding killer. This semi-sequel to Argento’s 1977 film Suspiria is stylish, violent and classy all at the same time. REVIEW: Starring: Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi Director: Dario Argento … Continue reading

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Film Review: SL8N8 (aka Slaughter Night) (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of friends venture into a mine where convicted killers were once forced to off themselves in this award-winning Dutch horror film. Unaware that the mine company once sent convicts to their death by making them ignite gas leaks, the friends unwittingly disturb the spirit of killer Andries Martiens. Dead for more than 100 years, Andries seizes his chance to kill again. Kurt Rogiers, Victoria Koblenko and Jop Joris star. REVIEW: Starring: Victoria … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sheitan (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: Sheitan is a French film about three young men frequenting a night club on Christmas Eve to get into your standard debauchery of drugs and sex. While two of the group of the guys go off to hook up with some girls, the lone member Bart (Bartelemy) gets involved in a drunken trussle and is promptly thrown out. One of the girls, the mysterious and attractive Eve (Mesquida) suggest the the gang goes to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Schramm (1993)

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SYNOPSIS: Journey into the twisted mind of a serial killer with this exploration of the true-life German “Lipstick Killer.” Suspected of murdering more than a dozen women, psychopath Lothar Schramm (Florian Koerner von Gustorf) paints the lips of the women he’s killed and rapes them after death. With shocking images of brutal violence, filmmaker Jörg Buttgereit imagines Schramm’s life flashing before his eyes as he dies. Micha Brendel co-stars. REVIEW: Starring: Florian Koerner von Gustorf, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Door into Silence (1991)

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SYNOPSIS: After leaving his father’s funeral, businessman Melvin Devereaux (John Savage) sets off on a long drive home through the Louisiana back roads. Along the way, he finds himself ensnared in a horrifying labyrinth of absolute terror. Released in 1991, this psychological thriller is the last film written and directed by Lucio Fulci, the notorious B-movie legend known as the “Godfather of Gore.” Sandi Schultz co-stars. REVIEW: Starring: John Savage, Sandi Schultz Director: Lucio Fulci … Continue reading

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Film Review: Witchmaster General (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: An evil Voodoo Witchdoctor runs a murder-for-hire business. He’ll do away with your unfaithful wife, your unappreciative boss, or your back-stabbing friend – but the price is your soul! | REVIEW: WitchMaster General Starring: Phil Lewis, Colleen Marie, Vic Martino Director: Jim Haggerty Writer: Jim Haggerty WitchMaster General starts out warmly, as a seemingly loving couple are enjoying a romantic afternoon in the park. You come to find out this is more of a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Benny’s Video (1992)

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SYNOPSIS: A story about a boy called Benny, who watches violent movies, including a home-made video of a pig being slaughtered. Soon after, Benny loses his mind and kills a girl and films the murder with his video camera. REVIEW: Benny’s Video Starring: Arno Frisch, Angela Winkler, Ulrich Muhe Director: Michael Haneke Writer: Michael Haneke In this the second of Michael Haneke’s “Glaciation Trilogy”, Benny’s Video is a fascinating and disturbing portrayal of a young … Continue reading

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