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Film Review: The Tomb (Ligeia) (2009)

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)

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)

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)

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: Frayed (2007)

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)

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)

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)

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: Evil Angel (2009)

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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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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