Author Archives: Craig McGee

Film Review: The Shortcut (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: When Derek (Andrew Seeley) moves to a new town and discovers a shortcut through the woods to his high school, he learns about a crazy old man who lives near its path: Legend has it that he abducted a group of teenagers years ago. Ignoring the warning, Derek and his friends set out to uncover the dark secret that’s buried deep in the woods. But will they survive to tell it? Shannon Woodward and … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Thaw (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: When a team of ecology students assisting an environmentalist (Val Kilmer) in the Arctic uncovers the frozen body of a woolly mammoth, they unwittingly release a parasite in need of a new host — and, in the process, unleash a prehistoric terror. The ante is significantly upped when the parasite takes refuge inside the students’ warm-blooded bodies and leads the group to a heart-wrenching decision. REVIEW: Written by: Mark A. Lewis and Michael Lewis … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stan Helsing (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: When he makes a late-night movie delivery to a strange town on Halloween, video store counter jockey Stan Helsing (Steve Howey) finds himself hunted by a who’s who of slasher-film killers, including Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers and Leatherface. Now, Stan and his pals must use their knowledge of horror flicks to defeat the villains and hack their way to freedom. Bo Zenga directs this gleeful parody of classic horror movies. REVIEW: Written & Directed … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stupid Teenagers Must Die! (aka: Blood & Guts) (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: It’s the 1980’s and a group of teenagers are getting together to hold a s√©ance in a haunted house. All the typical 80’s horror movie characters are there: the cool hero, the innocent girlfriend, the goth chick, the tough guy, the beautiful blonde girl, the shy guy in love with the beautiful blonde girl, a couple of lipstick lesbians and two big geeks. In true low budget 80’s horror movie fashion, weird things start … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Cottage (2008)

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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 & Directed … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Crazies (1973)

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SYNOPSIS: When a government plane laden with biological weapons crashes in a small Pennsylvania town in this George Romero film, its deadly cargo seeps into the water supply — and anyone who drinks the water becomes stark, raving mad. David (Will McMillan), a firefighter, and his wife, Judy (Lane Carroll), are two of a very few left unscathed. To save themselves, they and a few others attempt to escape ‚Ķ but for some of them, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Serial Amoral Uprising (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Who is Trenton Bracks? Well, What’s there to say? Loyal and honest, he’s a credit to southern gentlemen. Pleasant, carefree, and highly refined. He’s got what it takes to be a model citizen. He’s got looks and charm, a real lady-killer. Trenton seems to have a good head on his shoulders, and one in his hands, and one in the basement. REVIEW: Written & Directed by: K.M. Jamison Starring: Christopher Howell, Kymberly Harris, Cole … Continue reading

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Film Review: Spare the Rod (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: When Allison is placed under house arrest she has no idea what awaits her. While awaiting her trial she encounters the spirit of a young girl named Karen who tries desperately to get Allison’s attention. As time passes she is forced to face her own demons never realizing that Karen is one of them. Will Allison live long enough to see her day in court or has her death sentence already been handed down. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mega Piranha (2010)

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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 Orinoco River.¬†As they keep munching on everything from cows to boats to us good human … Continue reading

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Film Review: Faces of Schlock (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Four tales of terror: “Blood Witch”: A twisted Goth girl summons a murderous seventeenth century witch to exact gory revenge on anyone who crosses her path. “Mike Wuz Here”: Night shift workers at an old movie theater are terrorized by the ghost of a former employee who committed suicide in the building. “One Foot In The Grave”: When a beautiful young dancer loses one of her feet due to malpractice, she uses black magic … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sand Serpents (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: While carrying out a combat mission overseas, an elite group of soldiers (led by Jason Gedrick) comes face to face with the Taliban — and a deadly underground network of giant serpents that make their home in the hot desert sand. The soldiers catch a break when the serpents cleanly devour their terrorist captors. But the minute they’re set free, they jump headfirst into a hard-fought battle for their lives. REVIEW: Written by: Raul … Continue reading

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Film Review: Spek.ter (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: A Woman screams. A mysterious figure in black wields a knife. A dead Woman appears covered in blood. For Dani, a Goth Erotic Pin-up Model, these events may be signs of something to come on one fateful night. Will she survive, or is all not what it appears to be? REVIEW: Written & Directed by: Terrence Kelsey Starring: Keisha Jackson and Serena Toxicat QUICK FIX: Dani is an entrepreneurial young woman who runs her … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rogue (2008)

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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 & Directed … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Shadow Within (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: A supernatural thriller about Maurice Dumont, a nine year-old who can connect with the dead. Propelled by grief over the death of Maurice’s twin brother Jacques at birth, his mother Marie falls under the influence of Madame Armand, who convinces Marie to force her son to act as a medium to the next world. As Jacques asserts himself through Maurice, he comes to the realization that they both desire the same thing: their parents’ … Continue reading

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

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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 of Wes Craven’s 1972 horror classic by the same name. REVIEW: Written by: Adam Alleca … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Tomb (Ligeia) (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Successful writer and scholar Jonathan Merrick falls under the spell of the irresistible, bewitchingly beautiful Ligeia. She’s fighting a fatal illness and she will stop at nothing to defeat death, her one true enemy. She steals other people’s souls and on her quest to immortality she tricks Jonathan into supporting her work, breaking him apart from his fianc√© Rowena and pulling him into her dark, mysterious world. They settle down in an old manor … Continue reading

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