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Film Review: Let Me Die Quietly (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A haunted, broken-down psychic is being tortured with violent visions of murder. His unsettling “gift” is to see the last moments of a victim’s time on earth. Now, as his visions become more intense, he knows that he is either going to die or get involved with a situation that might give him a little more time. His last obsession becomes to stop the death of at least one victim in his premonitions. QUICK … Continue reading

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Film Review: Fright Flick (2011)

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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 & Directed by: Israel Luna Starring: Chad Allen, Daphne Khoury, Adam Kitchen, Richard Curtain, Todd … Continue reading

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Film Review: Finale (2009)

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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 from his past haunts the cemetery where he lies buried. But when Helen’s investigation threatens … Continue reading

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Film Review: Black Death (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is tasked with learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life in a small village. REVIEW: Written by: Dario Poloni Directed by: Christopher Smith Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean, Carice van Houten, David Warner, Kimberly Nixon QUICK FIX: Osmund (not Donnie OR Marie, sadly) is a young monk back in 1384 who is living … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dog House (2009)

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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, man-hating cannibals terrorizing them. Stephen Graham, Danny Dyer, Noel Clarke and Lee Ingleby star.

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Film Review: Evilution (2008)

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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 soldier against soldier. Young scientist Darren Hall kidnaps the last pure specimen of the alien, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Diagnosis: Death (2009)

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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 the Flight of the Conchords’ Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement. REVIEW: Written by: Jason Stutter … Continue reading

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

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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 short-circuited when one of them unwittingly connects with a slasher. REVIEW: Written by: Brian Hooks, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Die-ner (Get it?) (2009)

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  SYNOPSIS: A horror-comedy of errors, Die-ner (get it?) explores the existential dilemma of a sociopath killer who runs into the unique problem of his victims rising from the dead. Its business as usual for Ken, our hero and killer carte blanche, as he comes upon a diner in the middle of nowhere. After promptly dispatching the waitress and cook, Ken marks another notch on his belt as he prepares to continue on his wayward … Continue reading

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

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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 of infected people swarm the building. Surrounded by these thirsty zombies, Michael and Harper have … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sculpture (2009)

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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, but soon finds herself spiraling down a path of unspeakable psychopathic terror and murder as … Continue reading

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Film Review: Horno (2009)

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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, the same old sodomy and dance, of directing regular p*rn. I guess even people driven … Continue reading

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Film Review: Brain Dead (2007)

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Film Review: Dismal (2009)

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  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. For the top of the food chain lives in a dingy cabin not too far … Continue reading

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Film Review: Consumption (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: After weeks of online communication Claudia and George are ready to meet face to face. What at first appears to be a simple date quickly turns sinister and shockingly graphic. Tonight Georges impeccable taste in women will pay off and Claudia will learn that the fastest way to a mans heart is through his stomach.

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Film Review: Centurion (2010)

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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 the Picts on his frontier fort. See, the Romans are invading the Britains, and the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Long Pig (2008)

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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 not some pack of in-bred, toothless, backwood hermits, nor are they deranged escaped psychopaths. They … Continue reading

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Film Review: Pray for Hell (2008)

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(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 blood flowing fast and furiously in this low-budget, violent revenge thriller, also starring Robert Blanche … Continue reading

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Film Review: Quiet Nights of Blood and Pain (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A Giallo styled slasher about a Soldier home from Iraq who still thinks he is supposed to be killing the “enemy” even though he is back home. REVIEW: Written & Directed by: Andrew Copp Starring: Amanda DeLotelle, Loren S. Goins, Ray Freeland, Greg Nichols, Kristie Cox QUICK FIX: William, a veteran of the Iraqi war, is finally back home in the U.S. But instead of going to work for a government agency like, say, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Don’t Look in the Cellar (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of college students regret their decision to sneak into the cellar of a haunted asylum on Halloween. One by one they encounter Smiley, the last of a flawed bloodline. REVIEW: Written by: Carlos Perez and Dennis Devine Directed by: Dennis Devine Starring: Randal Malone, Shevaun Kastl, Tara Shayne, Jed Rowen, Anya Benton QUICK FIX: OK, stop me if you’ve heard this one – a group of college kids want to get a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cherry Tree Lane (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Prosperous professional couple Mike and Christine are settling in for a standard evening of wine, TV and low-level marital hostility when a ring on their doorbell changes everything. Turns out their son Sebastian is in a little trouble with some local boys, who are quite prepared to camp out and wait for him to get home… The resulting culture-clash chamber drama is raw, revealing and nerve-splittingly tense. REVIEW: Written & Directed by: Paul Andrew … Continue reading

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