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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 …

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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 séance 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 fiancé Rowena …

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Film Review: Slices (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: In the tradition of Creepshow, this macabre anthology features five short horror films, including “The Exterminator,” in which a ruthless businessman gets a taste of his own medicine — and then some — when he’s abducted by his own hatchet man. Other eerie tales include “Turnout,” “The Range,” “Night Scream” and “Dead Letters,” in which a grieving writer discovers …

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Film Review: Frankenstein Unlimited (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A feature-length anthology project composed of six independently produced short films by young Montreal filmmakers all using the themes of the original Frankenstein novel as inspiration REVIEW: Written & Directed by: Matthew Saliba, Matthew Forbes, King-Wei Chu, Maude Michaud, Martin Gauthier, Peter James Starring: Christina Sciortino, Kayden Rose, Aimee Davison, Brad Carmichael, Kayla St. Cartier, Christophe Cecconi  QUICK FIX: From the …

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Film Review: Hurt (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: When Robert Coltrane suddenly dies, his wife (Melora Walters) and two kids (Johanna E. Braddy and Jackson Rathbone) can no longer afford their affluent lifestyle. So when Robert’s loner brother Darryl (William Mapother) offers lodging to the downsized family, they reluctantly accept — a fatal mistake. Their transition is shaken up by the arrival of a troubled foster child …

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Film Review: Skull Heads (2009)

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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: Frayed (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: Small-town sheriff Pat Baker (Tony Doupe) is facing a worst-case scenario: His insane son, who offed his mother 13 years ago, has escaped from a mental asylum and is loose in the woods where Baker’s daughter (Alena Dashiell) is camping. To no one’s surprise, the masked psycho gets right back into the killing groove, with the suspense and wanton …

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Film Review: Headhunter: The Assessment Weekend (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A motley group of business students in Berlin, Germany sign up for Takahashi Corp.’s assessment weekend, hoping to land one of the coveted spots with the consulting company. Under the watchful eye of a company psychologist, the team-working and improvisational skills of the aspirants will be put to the test in a survival-type situation. But nothing goes according to …

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Film Review: Diary of a Sex Offender (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Michael Regardie is a lonely, delusional and sick religious zealot of his own invented faith – a faith that justifies hideous rituals of murder, rape and sexual torture. Absolution from his escalating nihilism and debauchery may lie in his latest victim. But as salvation seems at hand, a specter from his past demands revenge… REVIEW: Written and Directed by: …

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Film Review: Mega Python vs Gatoroid (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: There’s a crisis in the Florida Everglades as giant pythons are threatening the alligator population. REVIEW: Written by: Naomi L. Selfman Directed by: Mary Lambert Starring: Deborah Gibson, Tiffany, A Martinez, Kathryn Joosten QUICK FIX: Pythons are pissing off the locals in the Flo-rida Everglades by growing bigger and angrier and eating everything from the gator population to dogs …

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Film Review: The Open Door (2008)

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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: Bitter Feast (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A celebrity chef exacts revenge on a food blogger who torpedoes his career. REVIEW: Written & Directed by: Joe Maggio Starring: James Le Gros, Joshua Leonard, Amy Seimetz, Larry Fessenden, and Chef Mario Batali QUICK FIX: Iron Chef Peter Gray just can’t seem to catch a break…he loses his TV show, his kickass restaurant job, his woman, his self-respect, …

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Film Review: Evil Angel (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Evil Angel takes the ancient myth of Lilith into the 21st century with a murderously sexy and seductive villainess who, as the earth’s first woman, proudly lays claim to being the world’s first serial killer. “Jewish mythology describes Lilith as Adam’s first wife in the Garden of Eden,” says writer/director Richard Dutcher. “When she refused to submit to Adam’s …

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