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Film Review: P.O.E. Project of Evil (P.O.E. 2) (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Following up the successful “P.O.E.: Poetry of Eerie”, some of the original filmmakers regrouped for this newest experiment which aims to bring the tales of Edgar Allen Poe to life through the distinct lens of Italian horror with spoken English. While the original film’s focus was the poetic and macabre dimension of the infamous Boston author, this sequel focuses ...

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Film Review: Mischief Night (2013) Review 2

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SYNOPSIS: Young Emily Walton, who has suffered from psychosomatic blindness ever since the car accident that took her mother’s life, must summon every instinct at her disposal to protect herself and her loved ones from a mysterious intruder. REVIEW: Mischief night, the night when teenagers run rampant, pulling pranks and playing tricks. Most common among these antics are toilet papering ...

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Film Review: The Last Broadcast (1998)

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SYNOPSIS: Bristling with equipment, two enthusiastic local access cable TV producers recruit an assistant and venture into a forest in search of the mythical and horrifying Jersey Devil. Days later, only one of the trio emerges. He becomes the prime suspect in the disappearances of the other two. However, a local filmmaker examines extensive footage found at the scene and ...

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Film Review: Compound Fracture (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Michael Silna has just gotten custody of his only sister’s son after she was murdered by her husband before his very eyes. To fulfill his sister’s dying wish, Michael takes his nephew and wife and makes the journey home to his only other living relative: his estranged, eccentric (and extremely paranoid) father who is obsessed with building an unassailable ...

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Film Review: The Whisperer in Darkness (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: In 1931 H.P. Lovecraft wrote his classic tale of alien horror, “The Whisperer in Darkness”. Lovecraft is now considered one of America’s foremost writers of horror fiction, standing alongside the likes of Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe. REVIEW: Bold black and white scenes, no end credits but instead a cast of players, and a bunch of auspicious practical ...

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Film Review: The Other Side of Sleep (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Loosely inspired by the director’s own memory of a girl’s disappearance from her village, the film follows Arlene (Antonia Campbell-Hughes), a young factory worker living alone in a rural Irish community REVIEW: It’s not uncommon to see horror movies made in foreign counties and then brought over to the United States. The most common of these movies will usually ...

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Film Review: Roadside Massacre (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Five teens struggle for their lives after becoming stranded in a cannibal infested mountain town REVIEW: Texas Chainsaw… I mean Texas Roadside Massacre is a quaint little film with great dialogue and even better character development. Na, I just messing around, it’s quite the opposite of both those statements. The characters are flat and boring, and the acting is ...

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