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Film Review: 247°F (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: At a lakeside retreat, three young friends get trapped in a sauna while a fourth lies in a drunken stupor outside. REVIEW: I think director Levan Bakhia missed a trick when he named his film 247°F; with a title like that it could be about pretty much anything except snowboarding. What he should have done is call it KIDS …

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Film Review: Wrong Turn 5 (2012)

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 SYNOPSIS: A small West Virginia town is hosting the legendary Mountain Man Festival on Halloween, where throngs of costumed party goers gather for a wild night of music and mischief. But an inbred family of hillbilly cannibals kill the fun when they trick and treat themselves to a group of of visiting college students. REVIEW: I’m not entirely sure how …

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Film Review: Kiss the Abyss (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: When his wife is accidentally killed a grief-stricken young man resorts to unnatural science to resurrect her, with horrific consequences. REVIEW: Or, to put it another way, “Wife Sematary”. Actually I’m being rather flippant there because Ken Winkler’s KISS THE ABYSS – while lacking originality – is a well-made, intelligent and decently-acted low budget horror flick. It’s from that …

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Film Review: Chatroom (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A disturbed teenager sets up a chatroom with the intention of grooming someone into committing suicide. REVIEW: Not a horror film per se but nevertheless an upsetting psychological drama that avoids most of the pitfalls that commonly beset films based around current technology. It’s tempting to see this movie as a real departure for director Hideo Nakata, best known …

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Film Review: Barrio Tales (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: An anthology horror movie presenting three stories with a Mexican theme. REVIEW: Everyone likes anthology horror movies don’t they? There’s almost always something for everyone, in nice bite size pieces, and even if one segment doesn’t work there will be another one along in twenty minutes. Everything moves along at a fast pace, there’s very little padding and there’s …

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