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Film Review: Fright Flick (2011)


SYNOPSIS: Director Isreal Luna weaves this hair-raising tale of a low-budget film crew being stalked by a vicious slasher. The director is a hack who’s obsessed with the lead actress, the producer is forced to swallow his pride instead of getting credit where credit is due, and the supporting actress is jealous that she didn’t land the lead. REVIEW: Written …

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Film Review: Finale (2009)


SYNOPSIS: A family descends into a vortex of denial and paranoia after the death of the oldest son. Though labeled a suicide, the bizarre circumstances lead the mother, Helen, to believe there are darker forces at work. Black paint was thrown over everything reflective in the son’s decrepit Victorian house, an explosive trap set in his bedroom and a woman …

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Film Review: Dog House (2009)


SYNOPSIS: Six guys hell-bent on having a raucous weekend away from wives and lovers arrive in the town of Moodley. But something’s odd about this quaint hamlet. Where are the men? And why do all the women look like they’re thirsting for blood? The poor blokes soon discover that half the population has been wiped out by the same virus-infected, …

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Film Review: Evilution (2008)


SYNOPSIS: A microscopic alien life form has been discovered with the ability to possess the living and resurrect the dead. The United States Army has tried to communicate with it but failed. Instead, the military has tried to create a genetically altered version of the alien in order to resurrect dead soldiers on the battlefield. The alien fights back, turning …

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Film Review: Diagnosis: Death (2009)


SYNOPSIS: While volunteering in an experimental drug trial at a creepy testing facility, human guinea pigs Juliet (Jessica Grace Smith) and Andre (Raybon Kan) find clues pointing to a double murder, but their medication’s hallucinogenic side effects hinder their attempts to solve the mystery. A horror spoof that pokes fun at Peter Jackson’s early movies, this New Zealand production co-stars …

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Film Review: Dead Tone (Aka “7venty 5ive) (2007)


SYNOPSIS: A seemingly innocuous pastime involving fun-loving collegians and prank phone calls turns into a lethal cat-and-mouse game in this blood-drenched fright feast starring Rutger Hauer and Brian Hooks. While vacationing at a secluded mansion after finals, a group of university students dials random telephone numbers and tries to unnerve the person on the other end. But their fun is …

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Film Review: Horno (2009)


SYNOPSIS: Life imitates art when several sex crazed, flesh eating zombies, crash a film shoot about a zombie outbreak spread by sodomy. REVIEW: Written & Directed by: Terrance Williams Starring: Carlos Javier Castillo, Oceana Christopher, Jesselyn Desmond QUICK FIX: Ron is a director of p*rn movies (hey, got my attention already) who has grown tired of the same old story, …

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Film Review: Dismal (2009)


  SYNOPSIS: Dana is failing Biology. To pass she must attend an extra credit assignment with several classmates that will lead them into a remote region of the Great Dismal Swamp, a place teeming with life… and death. While the group keeps one eye out for hungry bear, deadly snakes and lurking gators, they are unaware of the real danger. …

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Film Review: Centurion (2010)


SYNOPSIS: A splinter group of Roman soldiers fight for their lives behind enemy lines after their legion is decimated in a devastating guerrilla attack. REVIEW: Written & Directed by: Neil Marshall Starring: Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, Olga Kurylenko QUICK FIX: Way back in good old 117 A.D., Roman Centurion Quintus Dias has done the unimaginable and survived a raid by …

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Film Review: Long Pig (2008)


SYNOPSIS: A terrifying film that offers a decidedly different take on the gruesome practice of cannibalism. Long Pig – A culinary term that refers to human beings, which according to documented reports, tastes much like pork. For more than 100 years, Halloween night has traditionally been the night that America’s “cannibal elite” feast on Long Pig. These human predators are …

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Film Review: Pray for Hell (2008)


(aka “Come Hell or Highwater”) SYNOPSIS: After his father and brother are brutally murdered, cop Tonka (Alan Wone) stops at nothing to bring justice — very deadly justice — to the perpetrators of the crime. But as he sinks deeper into his quest for vengeance, Tonka loses hold of his own humanity. Portland, Ore.,-based filmmaker Todd E. Freeman keeps the …

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Film Review: Nazi Dawn (aka Black Ops, Dead Water) (2008)


SYNOPSIS: When a WWII-era transport ship, reactivated and deployed in the Persian Gulf for black-op interrogations, falls radio silent, an elite Marine task force, along with an NCIS investigator and two scientists, are sent to apprehend the terrorists… Only to find a more devious enemy REVIEW: Written by: Ethan Wiley & Roel Reine Directed by: Roel Reine Starring: Lance Henriksen, …

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Film Review: The Echo (2008)


SYNOPSIS: Echoes from the past plague ex-con Bobby (Jesse Bradford) when he moves into his dead mother’s apartment and begins to hear disturbing noises next door. His paranoia grows as he investigates and realizes that no one else notices the strange and sinister happenings. Director Yam Laranas favors creative lighting and suspenseful editing over special effects in this terrifying remake …

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Film Review: Ticked off Trannies with Knives (2010)


SYNOPSIS: A group of trannies are violently bashed and left for dead. The surviving ladies regain consciousness, confidence, and courage ready to seek out revenge on the ones who attacked them. REVIEW: Written & Directed by: Israel Luna Starring: Krystal Summers, Erica Andrews, William Belli, Kelexis Davenport, Richard Curtin QUICK FIX: A group of transvestite stage performers go out for …

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Film Review: Lesbian Vampires (aka Barely Legal Lesbian Vampires) (2003)


Also titled: Barely Legal Lesbian Vampires: The Curse of Ed Wood! SYNOPSIS: Carmilla, the Queen of the Lesbian Vampires, shows the pleasures of girl-on-girl love to sweet young Lilith with depraved vampires of Carmilla’s coven. Horror host, Mr. Creeps, brings back the spirit of Ed Wood to solve the problems of these demented Goth scream queens. REVIEW: Written & Directed …

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Film Review: Lost Boys – The Thirst (2010)


SYNOPSIS: The thankless life of a vampire hunter has taken its toll on Edgar Frog. After losing best friend and fellow vamp fighter… REVIEW: Written by: Evan Charnov & Hans Rodionoff Directed by: Dario Piana Starring: Corey Feldman, Jamison Newlander, Casey B. Dolan, Tanit Phoenix, Seb Castang QUICK FIX: A suckmonkey with a taste for global vampire domination is handing …

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Film Review: Dark Woods (2009)


SYNOPIS: young married couple moves to a secluded area to cope with the wife’s terminal illness. As the wife’s condition gets worse, the husband’s growing detachment from her forces him into a tumultuous relationship with a local teenage girl whom he rescues from a sexual assault. REVIEW: Written by: John Muscarnero Directed by: Michael Escobedo Starring: Tracy Coogan, John Muscarnero, …

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