Author Archives: Craig McGee

Film Review: Boogeyman (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: The film opens with brothers Jacob and Isaac playing around the neighborhood “creepy house.” Jacob, the younger of the two, is obviously freaked out by the house and what unknown horrors may lie inside, but one of Isaac’s friends takes Jacob’s cell phone and throws it through a window on the top floor. Now Jacob is forced to go inside. Unbeknownst to Jacob and the others, the house is a prison to a creature … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Seamstress (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: After vigilantes torture and kill a seamstress, she becomes a horrific spirit, hungry for vengeance — and when a group of young friends are trapped on the island where she died, she comes after them with her razor-sharp needles. But as one of the friends, Allie (Kailin See), searches for her missing father, she learns a terrible truth about him while her friends begin dying one by one. Lance Henriksen co-stars in this gory … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Poker Club (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Four poker buddies end up with a house full of problems when an armed intruder interrupts their weekly card game. Stabbing him and tying him up was one thing, but they shouldn’t have bashed his skull in with a baseball bat. Now, with an accidental death on their hands, they’ve got to hide the body … and keep hoping that the burglar didn’t bring company. Johnathon Schaech, Johnny Messner, Loren Dean and Michael Risley … Continue reading

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Film Review: Piranha (1978)

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SYNOPSIS: Two self-righteous idiots accidentally release a genetically-altered species of piranha into a stream. From there, both the piranha and the idiots slowly make their way downstream to various swimming holes and resorts, each in their own way wreaking havoc REVIEW: Written by: John Sayles and Richard Robinson Directed by: Joe Dante Starring: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies, Kevin McCarthy, Keenan Wynn QUICK FIX: A couple of nosy hippie backpackers on a mountain hike stumble across … Continue reading

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Film Review: Wrong Turn (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: License to Drive meets Deliverance when Scott (Desmond Harrington) crashes into a carload of three other young people (Eliza Dushku, Jeremy Sisto and Emmanuelle Chriqui). The foursome is soon lost in the woods of West Virginia, where they’re hunted by three cannibalistic mountain men who are grossly disfigured via generations of inbreeding. Should’ve called AAA!

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Film Review: Dark Mirror (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: After moving into a strange old house with her husband and son, Deborah (Lisa Vidal) discovers a mysterious mirror that does more than just cast a reflection. A door to an alternate reality, the mirror awakens a dark side in Deborah that she can’t control. Co-starring David Chisum, Christine Lakin, Joshua Pelegrin and Lupe Ontiveros, this psychological thriller is directed and co-written by Pablo Proenza. REVIEW: Written by: Pablo Proenza and Matthew Reynolds Directed … Continue reading

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Film Review: Document of the Dead (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: A documentary about George A. Romero’s films, with a behind scenes look at Dawn of the Dead. REVIEW: Written & Directed by: Roy Frumkes Starring: George A. Romero, Tom Savini Narrated by: Nicole Potter QUICK FIX: NYC film student Roy Frumkes chronicles the early career of the King of the Dead himself, George A. Romero, and treats us to many interviews, ample helpings of scenes from NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, MARTIN, a lil … Continue reading

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Film Review: The GraveDancers (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: A heartfelt Irish wake for an old friend accidentally awakens three ghosts — a rapist, an ax murderer and a pint-sized pyromaniac — who wreak havoc on the drunken revelers who danced on their graves (Dominic Purcell, Josie Maran, Marcus Thomas and Clare Kramer). TchĂ©ky Karyo and Megahn Perry co-star in this horrific tale of cause and effect from director Mike Mendez (The Convent). REVIEW: Written by: Brad Keene & Chris Skinner Directed by: … Continue reading

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Film Review: Amy’s in the Attic (2010)

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REVIEW: Written & Directed by: Matthew Saliba Starring: Kayden Rose, Lisa Di Capa, Sebastian Fournier, Matt Lacas, Chastity Castro, and Matthew Saliba QUICK FIX: There’s a house party going on in a beautiful old mansion, but the patrons are growing tired of each other, and their escalating boredom of course leads to in-fighting and sarcastic jabs at one another. As they’re about to walk out on the proceedings, leave it to the illustrious host, Alucard, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Hole (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A pair of brothers stumble upon a mysterious hole in their basement that leads to the darkest corridors of their fears and nightmares. REVIEW: Written by:  Mark L. Smith Directed by:  Joe Dante Starring:  Teri Polo, Haley Bennett, Chris Massoglia, Nathan Gamble QUICK FIX: Siblings Dane and Lucas have just moved to a new suburb with their mom (the always awesomely talented and even more beautiful Teri Polo) to start life over again, and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Arachnoquake (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: An earthquake triggers a giant spider attack on the city of New Orleans. REVIEW: Written by: Paul A. Birkett & Eric Forsberg Directed by: G.E. Furst Starring: Tracey Gold, Edward Furlong, Bug Hall, Ethan Phillips QUICK FIX: A huge earthquake in New Orleans causes huge craters all over the city that, being a SyFy Saturday premiere, means those craters ain’t empty, folks. Out of those big holes (insert dirty joke here) crawls more oversized … Continue reading

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Film Review: Victor Juliet’s Director’s Cut (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: VICTOR JULIET’S DIRECTOR’S CUT is a feature length horror film structured as an anthology. The film is composed of five segments. REVIEW: Written & Directed by: Victor Juliet Starring: Victor Juliet, Rachel Ward, Peter Thomas QUICK FIX: In this quirky tale told in five acts, the world’s newest, cleverest, and bestest no-budget indie filmmaker known as Victor Juliet sets out to make the most realistic zombie movie ever made by saying “f*ck the special … Continue reading

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Film Review: 30 Days of Night (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: When feuding brothers David (Andy Serkis) and Peter (Reece Shearsmith) abduct a young woman (Jennifer Ellison) and hole up in a remote rural cottage, their hostage quickly turns the tables on her captors. But soon, it’s all for one when they find that the deranged farmer next door is the real threat. Hellraiser’s Doug Bradley makes a cameo in this blood-drenched yet humor-laced terror treat from writer-director Paul Andrew Williams. REVIEW: Written by: Steve … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bigfoot (2012)

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REVIEW: Written by: Brian Brinkman & Micho Rutare Directed by: Bruce Davison Starring: Barry Williams, Danny Bonaduce, Sherilyn Fenn, Howard Hesseman, Bruce Davison QUICK FIX: Headstrong yet prickish local DJ/concert promoter Bonaduce is putting together an 80s music festival in Deadwood, South Dakota and feels the need to destroy several acres of beautiful forest in order to build the stage and fit the “thousands” of fans he just knows are going to be in attendance. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Red (short film) (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Dan has a secret obsession with making snuff films, in which he has sex and kills the women who stop by his house to use his guest bedroom. Everything is bound to change when he meets the sweet Lily, a young drifter who seems to share his passion for cinema. Will she be his next victim? REVIEW: Written & Directed by: Maude Michaud Starring: Cameron Hartl, Olga, Isabelle Stephen QUICK FIX: Dan, a movie … Continue reading

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Film Review: Human Experiments (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: A demented prison doctor performs gruesome shock therapy experiments on inmates. REVIEW: Written by: Gregory Goodell & Richard Rothstein Directed by: Gregory Goodell Starring: Linda Haynes, Geoffrey Lewis, Ellen Travolta, Aldo Ray QUICK FIX: Country music warbler Rachel can’t seem to catch a break…she worms her way into an off-key, cat’s humping sounding performance in a rundown redneck dive bar and gets stiffed by the owner, but not in a good way. Back on … Continue reading

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Film Review: Peacock (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: John Skillpa, a quiet bank clerk living in tiny Peacock, Nebraska, prefers to live an invisible life. This might have to do with John’s secret: he has another personality no one knows about, a woman who each morning does his chores and cooks him breakfast before he starts his day. Then, in a moment, everything changes… REVIEW: Written by: Michael Lander & Ryan O’Roy Directed by: Michael Lander Starring: Cillian Murphy, Ellen Page, Josh … Continue reading

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Film Review: Frat House Massacre (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Set in the late 70s, this gritty and twisted film taps the physical and mental underpinnings of the meaning of the word “brother” in a way reminiscent of the best of late 70s grindhouse and early 80s slashers. REVIEW: Written by: Draven Gonzalez  Directed by: Alex Pucci  Starring: Rane Jameson, Jon Fleming, Niki Rubin, Lisa DiCicco, Chris Prangley  QUICK FIX: In the late 1970s, a pair of brothers – one in college and the other just getting … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sharktopus (2010)

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  SYNOPSIS: The sharktopus is tough, but fair. Actually, it’s not fair at all, it’s absolutely merciless and it will just f*ck you up! It is also sophisticated, a gourmand and a member of MENSA Elite!!!It is a creature so evil that it was cast from the pits of hell and sent to kill all those who enter the sea. REVIEW: Written by:  Mike McLean Directed by:  Declan O’Brien Starring:  Sara Malakul Lane, Ralph Garman, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Believers (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: A New York psychiatrist finds that a voodoo cult, which believes in child sacrifice, has a keen interest in his own son. REVIEW: Written by: Mark Frost Directed by: John Schlesinger Starring: Martin Sheen, Helen Shaver, Harley Cross, Robert Loggia QUICK FIX: Based on Nicholas Conde’s novel, “The Religion”, THE BELIEVERS tells the story of police psychiatrist Cal Jamison, who moves from Minnesota to the Big Apple (New York City???!!) with his young son … Continue reading

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Film Review: Leprechaun’s Revenge (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: An evil leprechaun who has been imprisoned within the roots of a majestic old oak tree, is accidentally set loose on St. Patrick’s Day. Once free, he takes out his bloody revenge on the descendants of the people who originally imprisoned him. REVIEW: Written by: Anthony C. Ferrante Directed by: Drew Daywalt Starring: THE Billy Zane, William Devane, Courtney Halverson, Azure Parsons QUICK FIX: Karen is out hunting in the woods with her Grandpa, … Continue reading

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