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Film Review: The Nameless (1999)

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SYNOPSIS: A bereaved mother, struggling to come to terms with the murder of her daughter, begins to suspect that a depraved secret cult may have been involved. REVIEW: Adapted from Ramsey Capmbell’s 1981 novel, this Spanish thriller is intriguingly plotted but slackly directed by Jaume Balaguero and never really develops the requisite sense of dread or evil. When this film ...

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Film Review: Crush (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A secret admirer develops a murderous crush on a high school soccer star. REVIEW: A thoroughly professional thriller that draws good performances from its cast and delivers a winning blend of mystery, suspense and teenage romance. Scott (Lucas Till) has it all: not only is he the star of his high-school soccer team, he’s bright, popular and a hit ...

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Film Review: Entity (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A documentary film team take a psychically gifted woman to a former Soviet research facility where horrific experiments were carried out on people suspected of possessing extra-sensory abilities. REVIEW: Competent direction and good acting aren’t quite enough to save this decent little movie from drowning in the ocean of similarly-themed recent horror films. In other words, there isn’t anything ...

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Film Review: Curandero: Dawn of the Demon (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: A Mexican curandero – a kind of spiritual troubleshooter – helps a detective to track down a vicious gang leader who dabbles in black magic. REVIEW: Unusual but incomprehensible, this horror / action movie scores high on originality but low on execution, marred as it is by a mangled narrative and flat performances. Carlos Gutierrez (Carlos Gallardo) is a ...

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Film Review: Repligator (1996)

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SYNOPSIS: At a top secret military research facility scientists working on rival projects find that their work, when combined, turns soldiers first into sex-mad women and then into walking alligators. REVIEW: An ultra-low budget sci-fi comedy this cheerfully inept movie makes a virtue of its trashiness by setting its standards incredibly low and whenever the plot, such as it is, ...

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Film Review: Bath Salt Zombies (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A new illegal drug – manufactured from stolen weapons-grade chemicals – turns addicts into mindless flesh-eaters. REVIEW: This ultra-low budget effort from one-man film industry Dustin Wayde Mills (who not only writes, directs and acts but shoots and edits too) sticks pretty close to the bargain basement holy trinity of sex, violence and loud music.  However, it does boast ...

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Film Review: Vamp U (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: An ancient vampire who has renounced drinking human blood since killing his one true love finds his passion reawakened when the woman’s double enrols at the university where he teaches history. REVIEW: Also released under the terrible title DR LIMPTOOTH this movie turned out to be one of the most pleasant surprises I’ve had for quite some time. An ...

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