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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: Harold’s Going Stiff (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: In the north of England elderly men are afflicted by a disease which gradually turns them into violent zombies while gangs roam the streets looking to exterminate them. REVIEW: In the current boom for horror film production one sub-genre towers above the rest in its ubiquity: the zombie movie. From big budget A-list films such as Marc Forster’s forthcoming ...

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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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Film Review: Famine (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A high school stages a 24hr charity famine five years after an accident at a similar event left a teacher horribly disfigured. As night falls, new teacher Miss Vickers attempts to control her unruly students while a masked figure stalks the empty corridors in search of blood. REVIEW: This is a great time to be a horror film aficionado: ...

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