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Film Review: Comedown (2012)

SYNOPSIS: Six inner city youths break into a derelict tower block to set up a pirate radio mast but soon realise they are not the only occupants when they find themselves being picked off one by one REVIEW: Another week, another tower block movie. This one treads much the same ground as its contemporaries and despite being competently made has …

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Film Review: Entity (2012)

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)

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: Bath Salt Zombies (2013)

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: CrocZilla (2012)

SYNOPSIS: Xiao, befriends Amao a 36 foot crocodile, who lives on his fathers croc sanctuary. Xiao’s father is forced to sell his crocodiles to a gangster who plans to use them for high priced meals. Before Amao is due to be slaughtered, he escapes, slaying his captors in the process. Amongst the chaos, Amao accidentally swallows a bag with $1 …

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Film Review: Vamp U (2013)

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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Film Review: Ghoul (2012)

SYNOPSIS: In small town America in the 1980s, a young boy comes to believe that the local abandoned mine may be home to a gruesome monster. REVIEW: GHOUL is very much in the Stephen King tradition of horror tales centred around children, with all the secret hideouts, midnight meet-ups, rival gangs, domestic issues, bicycles, etc., that entails. Unfortunately several things …

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