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Film Review: Phantasm II (1988)

SYNOPSIS: Mike, now released from a psychiatric hospital, continues his journey to stop the evil Tall Man from his grim work. REVIEW: Written & Directed by: Don Coscarelli Starring: Reggie Bannister, James LeGros, Angus Scrimm QUICK FIX: Ten years after the events in the first film, Mike is finally released from psychiatric care when (just like Charley Brewster in FRIGHT …

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Film Review: Brain Dead (2007)

SYNOPSIS: The story of six people caught in the unusual (except in horror films) predicament of being stranded in a deserted fishing lodge with a host of alien-infected, mutant amoeba-controlled zombies at their doorstep. REVIEW: Written by: Dale Gelineau Directed by: Kevin Tenney Starring: Joshua Benton, Sarah Grant Brendecke, Michelle Tomlinson, David Crane An asteroid tears through space looking for …

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Film Review: Skull Heads (2009)

SYNOPSIS: The eccentric Arkoff family shuns society to preserve the secrets of their castle home in Italy. Along with great treasures, they guard the “skull heads,” mysterious beings that have power over life and death. When the castle is raided by art thieves, violence erupts, endangering the Arkoffs as well as the criminals. Noted horror director Charles Band presents this …

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Film Review: Sculpture (2009)

SYNOPSIS: Sculpture is a psychological horror gore-fest that tells the story of Ashley Steele, an aspiring artist who returns home after the death of her father only to find the haunting memories of her repressed childhood await her. She is commissioned to create a life-size sculpture of the perfect man, and uses body builders from her brother’s gym as models, …

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Film Review: The Open Door (2008)

SYNOPSIS: A pirate radio station is granting callers their hearts’ desires. But as some teenagers find out, be careful what you wish for. REVIEW: Written and Directed by: Doc Duhame Starring: Catherine Georges, Sarah Christine Smith, Ryan Doom, Daniel Booko QUICK FIX: Angela is in trouble. Not in an “unplanned pregnancy, don’t know who the father is” way, but as …

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Film Review: Rogue (2008)

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 …

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Film Review: Dark Mirror (2007)

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 …

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Film Review: Frat House Massacre (2008)

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 …

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Film Review: The Last House on the Left (2009)

SYNOPSIS: While vacationing at their summer home, Emma and John Collingwood (Monica Potter and Tony Goldwyn) show kindness to a group of strangers, unaware that the same men just assaulted their daughter (Sara Paxton). Once they learn the truth, they set out on a no-holds-barred plan for revenge that can only end in bloodshed. Dennis Iliadis directs this updated remake …

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Film Review: Mega Piranha (2010)

SYNOPSIS: A mutant strain of giant ferocious piranha escape from the Amazon and eat their way toward Florida. REVIEW:  Written & Directed by: Eric Forsberg Starring: Tiffany, Paul Logan, Barry Williams, David Labiosa  QUICK FIX: A mutant strain of viciously hungry, genetically-altered piranha escape from a super-secret, G-14 classified South American lab and go on a rampage all up and down the …

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Film Review: Live Animals (2008)

SYNOPSIS: A ruthless entrepreneur targets young victims for his macabre business. Using an isolated horse barn, he sells his captives to the highest bidder. Five friends on a vacation at a lake house are brutally kidnapped and find themselves prisoners, awaiting the auction block. Rather than succumb to a soulless slave’s existence they chance death for freedom only to discover …

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Film Review: Human Experiments (1979)

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 …

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Film Review: Life Blood (2009)

SYNOPSIS: New Year’s Eve, 1968: While driving on the Pearblossom Highway, a lesbian couple encounters the creator of the universe. Laid to rest for 40 years, the women wake up on New Year’s Day as reborn creatures. REVIEW: Written & Directed by: Ron Carlson Starring: Sophie Monk, Scout Taylor-Compton, Anya Lahiri, Patrick Renna, Charles Napier QUICK FIX: On New Year’s …

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Film Review: Rammbock (aka Seige of the Dead) (2010)

SYNOPSIS: Just when Michael arrives in Berlin to visit his ex-girlfriend Gabi, a terrible virus starts spreading across the city at a rapid pace, turning people into mindless homicidal maniacs. Much to Michael’s concern, Gabi’s not home; instead, he meets Harper, a teenage plumber’s apprentice at work in her apartment block. Together, they manage to barricade themselves when raging hordes …

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