Author Archives: Dave Gammon

Film Review: Scalene (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A Midwestern single mother has vengeance in mind after her invalid son is institutionalized for sexual assault. REVIEW: Directed By: Zack Parker Starring: Margo Martindale, Hanna Hall, Adam Scarimbolo *Of a triangle having three different sides with different lengths. “The Truth Is Just A Point Of View” Scalene is an artistic endeavor that is conveyed with such obscure finesse it may take the average viewer two or three times of viewing to fully understand … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lost Woods (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of twenty something friends go on an impromptu camping trip to reprise old nostalgia. The clique soon realizes their glory days are far over as an unknown presence lurks nearby. Will the friends pull it together, mending their torn past or will evil prevail rendering them forever in lost woods? REVIEW: Directed By: Nathan Ellering and Phillip Ellering Starring: Joey Brown, Garrett Vander Leun, Nina Brissey, Phillip Ellering, Nathan Ellering I actually … Continue reading

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Film Review: Nailbiter (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: The Maguire family is forced to take sudden refuge in a seemingly abandoned country home from of forthcoming tornado en route to a Kansas City airport. Their plans to pick up husband and father are quickly thwarted as the girls are held captive in the confines of the cellar by an unknown force. Will family unity prevail demonstrating blood is thicker than water? Or will the interpersonal infrastructure between the siblings and mother crumble … Continue reading

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Film Review: Girls Gone Dead (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: When Rebecca (Katie Petersen) plans to get away from it all (mostly her fanatical religious household) and reunite with her high school cheerleader friends on spring break, it seems her mother does everything in her over protective power to thwart the impromptu vacation. Arriving on her friend’s beachside estate, the girls soon realize that the community of Manatee Creek is lame with a capital L they decide to take the party on down the … Continue reading

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Film Review: After the Dawn (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Cassie Becker is a young, restless vagabond in search of hope and civilization. A catastrophic chemical warfare had wiped out the majority of humanity. While roaming through the vast country sides and barren streets Cassie documents her observations, emotions and thoughts in a journal. As she clings onto the feigning thread of reuniting with her husband and family Ms. Becker has an epiphany that sheer terror may be the only surviving state in a … Continue reading

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Niagara Falls Comic Con/Macabre Con Event Coverage – Part 2

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NFCC AND MACABRECON 2: Where Dreams Come True And The Occasional Nightmare Too Saturday June 9th: The entire golden horseshoe area and beyond was all a buzz about the forthcoming convention held at the new Scotiabank Convention Centre at 6815 Stanley Avenue just minutes from the world famous falls. No one could argue the event was highly promoted and hyped through all media one could fathom in newsprint, radio ads and websites. Fans, enthusiasts and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Haunted – Author Michael Brent Collings

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The Haunted By: Michael Brent Collings The lives of Sarah and Cap seem perfect. United in matrimonial bliss and devoted to their eternal love for one another they purchase a new house. As a starter home to raise their family, the expectant parents to be soon realize they’d gotten themselves into something for more than what they’d bargained for. Collings’s supernatural tale is gritty, compelling and will leave you on the edge of your seat. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Contrition – Author Robert E. Hirsch

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CONTRITION By: Robert E. Hirsch Journalstone Publishing When a mysterious drifter is saved in a small town off the gulf coast of the Mississippi, strange things begin to transpire. Brother Joseph of The Holy Cross had saved the stranger, Tristan from certain drowning. He’s acquired a certain sense of amnesia knowing little about his past, how he’d gotten into his predicament or how he was stark naked. As The Holy Cross finds a murdered child … Continue reading

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Niagara Falls Comic Con/Macabre Con Event Coverage – Part 1

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NIAGARA FALLS COMIC CON/MACABRE CON: Where Dreams Come True And The Occasional Nightmare Too Friday June 8th: What better way to spark the electric energy in the air, than a launch party of epic proportion Heavy Pickle style? Counting down the hours to the forth coming Niagara Falls Comic Con/Macabre Con spectators clambered to bash to get the festivities rolling. Hosted at the rustic Seneca Queen Theatre at 4630 Queen Street, Niagara Falls, entertainment from … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rift (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Jennifer Campbell an aspiring journalist works around the clock to exhume the horrific details of the infamous 2001 Town Creek Apartment murders. Allegedly based on actual events; a group of college kids were slaughtered under mysterious circumstances yet the killer was never caught and the case rendered by local police department as cold. Will Jennifer find the ultimate clues in solving this bizarre tale or will circumstances present the epiphany that some things are … Continue reading

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Film Review: Creepozoids (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: In a post-apocalyptic setting billed as World War III a group of military deserters are on the lamb from the line of duty, the enemy as well as climactic conditions such as fatal acid rain. They encounter a deserted government research facility in the guise of a bomb shelter. Together they vie to survive the elements, regroup and investigate the quadrant’s contents. Oddities soon arise as they realize they’re far from alone. REVIEW: Directed … Continue reading

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Film Review: Funeral Home (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: When a teenaged girl named Heather (Lesley Donaldson) goes to live and work in her Grandmother Maude’s (Kay Hawtry) newly opened bed and breakfast strange things begin to transpire. People disappear, seemingly vanishing off of the face of the earth. Continuous reassurance is offered to the youth. After all what could go wrong in a dwelling that used to reside as the town’s local funeral home? REVIEW: Directed By: William Fruet Starring: Barry Morse, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cellar Dweller (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: In spirit of the Tales from The Crypt, Terror Tales and The Beyond vintage comic books Colin Childress engages in some most macabre tales of horror. His most inspired illustrations are conceived within the remote bowels of a desolate rural home, aptly enough in his studio basement. As the artist delves into the occult to liven up his work, the drawings develop a life of their own, delivering their maker unto his ultimate demise. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Collapsed (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: The end of days has arrived in apocalyptic splendor. As cities lie in ruin and bodies scatter among ashes and blood stained streets the Weaver family clutches to hope and survival. While rioters and looters among scavengers scour the urban rubble Scott (John Fantasia) and Emily (Lise Moule) make the decision to flee across the dense brush with their teenaged children Aaron (Steve Vieira) and Rebecca (Anna Ross).With destination Dover’s Bend in mind the … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Monitor (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A newly single mother Anna grapples with her own sanity while protecting her son Andrew in a new start on life separated from her abused husband. Turmoil and deceit run amuck after she purchases a baby monitor and over hears another frequency of inevitable volatile circumstance. REVIEW: Directed By: Pal Sletaune Starring: Noomi Rapace, Kristoffer Joner, Vetle Ovenild Referred to in certain circles as Baby Call, The Monitor is a disturbing account of child … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rise of The Animals (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: In a suburb of anywhere, U.S.A. local teens discover that world as gone horribly awry as all creatures great and small begin to ruthlessly attack people unprovoked. REVIEW: Directed by: Chris Wojcik Whacked-out Entertainment Starring: Greg Hoople, Stephanie Motta, Adam Schonberg, Nikki Preston Pizza delivery boy Wolf (Greg Hoople) and his pal Jake (Adam Schonberg) realize they’re going to miss the opening night of their favorite horror series they decide to crash the party … Continue reading

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