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Film Review: Planet of the Vampires (Terrore nello spazio) (1965)


SYNOPSIS: Planet of the VampiresΒ isΒ a 1965 Italian science fiction/horror film directed by Mario Bava. The film stars Barry Sullivan and Norma Bengell. The screenplay, by Bava, Alberto Bevilacqua, Callisto Cosulich, Antonio Roman, and Rafael J. Salvia, was based on an Italian language science fiction short story, Renato Pestriniero’s “One Night of 21 Hours”. The story follows the horrific experiences of ...

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Film Review: 1408 (2007)


SYNOPSIS: No one can explain the strange goings-on in room 1408 of the Dolphin Hotel. In this thriller based on a Stephen King story, writer and paranormal debunker Mike Enslin (John Cusack) is determined to demystify the ghostly events, even though a hotel clerk (Samuel L. Jackson) begs him to rethink his plans. Mike needs to write another book soon, ...

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Film Review: Silver Bullet (1985)


SYNOPSIS: Adapted from author Stephen King’s Cycle of the Werewolf, this campy thriller tells of a sleepy American town that’s terrorized by extreme sadistic murders — seemingly, by a werewolf. While all the town’s inhabitants prepare to lock themselves up at night, Marty Coslaw, a 13-year-old, wheelchair-bound boy, is the only person brave enough to try to track down the ...

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Film Review: Small Town Folk (2007)


Β  SYNOPSIS: Stumbling upon the remote village of Grockleton — where backward locals and their creepy landlord (Chris R. Wright) kill uninvited interlopers — married couple Susan (Hannah Flint) and Jon (Greg Martin) find themselves in a fight for their lives. But their situation becomes truly twisted when the landlord decides to take Susan as his own bride. Peter Stanley-Ward ...

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Film Review: Ticks (Infested) (1993)


SYNOPSIS: Problem teens in Los Angeles join an inner-city wilderness project in and attempt to get back in touch with life’s priorities, led by do-gooders Holly and Charles. When they get to the campsite, they begin having problems adjusting to the wild life, particularly local marijuana growers using herbal steroids to accelerate plant growth, and the mutated ticks that the ...

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Book Review: Netherworld – Issue 1 Author Chad Jones


NETHERWORLD Written by Chad Jones Art by Brazilian and RB Silva. Published Author Studio 407 Publication Date: 2009 Format: Color Price: $2.99 β€œNetherworld” has alien zombies. Most people will probably make up their mind about this comic after that statement alone, but let me continue. Netherworld is about two reluctant scientists, Emily Hark and Ernst Voss, drafted into a mission ...

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Book Review: Dead Man Holiday – Issue 2-3


DEAD MAN HOLIDAY #2-3 (COMIC) Written by Colin Panetta Art by Colin Panetta, Chris Fillhart, Brandon Dawley, Jeremy Gregory Published by DEAD MAN HOLIDAY Publication Date: 2008 Format: B/W Price: $3.99 Dead Man Holiday is a comic that never wants to stray from the words weird and subversive. The artist and writer, Colin Panetta, states that he hates exposition and ...

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Film Review: Magic (1978)


SYNOPSIS: Acclaimed director Richard Attenborough helms this unconventional horror-thriller that reveals Anthony Hopkins’s penchant for creepiness years before his Oscar-winning turn as Dr. Hannibal Lecter. After bombing in his first solo performance, a magician’s assistant (Hopkins) holes up with a ventriloquist’s dummy named Fats and eventually hones his act into something spectacular. But when Fats starts talking back, his master’s ...

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Film Review: Punisher War Zone (2008)


SYNOPSIS: Frank Castle (Ray Stevenson), a one-man force of vengeance known as “the Punisher,” battles mob boss Billy Russoti (Dominic West). Left disfigured by the encounter, Russoti reemerges as Jigsaw, a psychotic villain with a small army at his command. Too bad for the baddie that the Punisher is preparing to annihilate Jigsaw and his reign of terror, armed with ...

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Film Review: Baghead (2008)


SYNOPSIS: Two screenwriting couples head to a remote cabin in the woods, hoping that the change of scenery will get the creative juices flowing. Amid the solitude, the dynamics of their relationships are revealed as they strive to write their masterworks. Complicating matters though, is the lurking presence of a strange man who wears a bag over his head. Brothers ...

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