Author Archives: Craig McGee

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

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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, James Russo, Gary Stretch, Katherine Randolph QUICK FIX: A World War II transport ship is … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Echo (2008)

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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 of his 2004 film of the same name. REVIEW: Written by: Shintaro Shimosawa and Eric … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ticked off Trannies with Knives (2010)

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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 a post-show celebration of drinking and dancing and so a couple of the…girls…can hook up … Continue reading

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

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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 by: Tim Swartz Starring: Lolita Langsuir, Stephanie Bloode, Theda Baire, Circe Subtitled “THE CURSE OF … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lost Boys – The Thirst (2010)

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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 out a new designer drug called “The Thirst” to sweaty, smelly, dancing kids at raves. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Carnival of The Damned (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: The film follows a detective, a rookie officer, a waitress, a reporter, and a hitman stopping a cult from taking over with a legion of the walking dead. Where will you be when the world ends? REVIEW: Written & Directed by: Chris Thompson Starring: Raphael Giovanni Carlo, Adrienne Baltz, Brandon Warren, Jason Crabbe, Nick Frank. QUICK FIX: A demon-worshipping cult summons forth zombies to turn our beloved planet into a world of darkness and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dark Woods (2009)

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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, Mary Kate Wiles, and James Russo QUICK FIX: Susan has terminal cancer, so her and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bit Parts (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: Dr. Cranston is a successful plastic surgeon in Los Angeles until his daughter is horribly disfigured in a car accident that he caused. To ease his remorse, he tirelessly labors to replace the mangled features of his sweet Maggie. Wanting his daughter to be perfect, Dr. Cranston seeks women with the “perfect nose,” “perfect eyes” or “perfect breasts” for his daughter. Seeking stardom, Melissa runs away from home once again to audition with her … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Dark Lurking (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Something has gone terribly wrong at research station 320, a secret research facility one mile beneath the earth’s surface. All communications are gone, all means of escape destroyed and an extremely dangerous horde of rapidly mutating ancient flesh eating creatures are consuming everything in their path. Eight survivors of the outpost, two research subjects, three mercenaries, two research technicians and a medic barricade themselves inside a remote area of the facility with little food, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Farm (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Mickey and Juliet, a young couple on the run from a vicious gang of drug dealers arrive at a deserted farm in the countryside near Cork, aiming to flee the country by ferry the following day. The farm is apparently inhabited by only one man, a 20 year old called John. John is cripplingly shy, but seems to be fascinated by Juliet’s beauty, with the feeling not exactly unrequited. As Juliet and John forge … Continue reading

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Film Review: Recycled Parts (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: On a Friday night, five college friends cruise downtown looking for a popular nightclub. Momentarily distracted, their driver mows down a pregnant woman. The panicked kids contemplate ditching the scene until a strange doctor arrives to offer his assistance. The frightened kids enter his bizarre office and end up trapped in a macabre underworld where body parts are extracted from unsuspecting victims and sold to the highest bidder. Will they escape this horrible nightmare … Continue reading

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Film Review: Destined to Be Injested (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Anna and Tom were a down and out couple— until one day, their fortunes changed. One lucky lottery ticket later they found themselves living the good life, cruising the South Pacific with their fancy new friends, enjoying the essential three C’s of luxury living: Champagne, Caviar and Cocaine.

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