Author Archives: David Ondechek

Film Review: The Occupants (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Lucy has a new husband, a new home and a new baby, but old ghosts won’t let her be. She tries to help the tortured souls break free of their torment and move on, but soon finds these ghosts don’t want her help REVIEW: When looking at the genre of horror, it’s easily the most diverse genre in cinema. With the multiply sub genre’s, anything from the monsters of the 30’s and 40’s to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Nightscape (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: In Nightscape, an emotionally guarded drifter, Kat (Galesh), crosses paths with a phantom car responsible for a wave of supernatural violence. The drifter must learn to trust again if she is to end a lifetime of bad luck and help her new found companions survive the growing chaos and carnage. REVIEW: Being a movie lover, and especially horror movies, I try to finish any movie that I start to watch.  Sometimes this pays out … Continue reading

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Film Review: Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: From the people that brought you Steve Niles’ Remains and Dead Souls comes a terrifying new anthology film based on the human senses… REVIEW: When sitting down to watch a movie called Chilling Visions: 5 Senses in Fear, the mind races at what this could possibly be about, and if you take the title for it’s most literal meaning, then it tells you plain out. This movie is about the five senses, with twists … Continue reading

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Film Review: Scarecrow (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: For generations, it was an urban legend that lived in the nightmares of children. Now, the season to rejuvenate the tale will revive a town’s darkest fears. REVIEW: “It never sleeps, it never dies, it can’t be stopped, hear our cries. The scarecrow lives to kill us all, keep it buried in the fall.” This is the rhyme of the unstoppable scarecrow that the people of this undisclosed farm town chant every year during … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Black Dahlia Haunting (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: While investigating the murder of her father by her blind younger brother, a young woman disturbs the vengeful spirit of Elizabeth Short, known in legend as “The Black Dahlia”. REVIEW: I’m sure that writer/director Brandon Slagle had a vision when it came to this project, and I would think that he was probably pretty happy with the way the film turned out, but it either went over my head, or I just missed something, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Feed (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: The wildly popular TV reality series, Ghost Chasers, is hitting its 4th year on the air; to commemorate this milestone, the members of the Ghost Chasers team have decided to broadcast their anniversary show out to the world live. REVIEW: As I headed out with my wife to go shopping, which I hate to do, I knew that there was one place I wanted to go, my local video chain store, and by local, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Forgetting the Girl (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Haunted by a traumatic history, photographer Kevin Wolfe (Christopher Denham) struggles to systematically forget all his bad memories, but erasing his past threatens to consume his future. Kevin is obsessed with finding a girl who can help him forget his unpleasant past. However, all his encounters with the opposite sex inevitably go afoul, creating more awkward experiences than he can cope with. REVIEW: Forgetting the girl is a realistic psychological drama, not about a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Fresh Meat (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A dysfunctional gang of criminals invade the home of a middle class Maori family and take them hostage. But this seemingly normal family has a deep, dark secret and when the fugitives discover the home abattoir, the tables are turned and the hunters become the hunted. There’s fresh meat for dinner (washed down with a nice Chianti of course).

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Film Review: Savages Crossing (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: When a sudden flood traps a group of strangers in an outback roadhouse it becomes clear that the threat from within the group is far greater than from raging torrent outside. REVIEW: Savages Crossing is an Australian cat and mouse thriller written by brother and sister duo, John and Cody Jarrett, and directed by Australian born Kevin James Dobson. The movie takes place in and has all Australian actors, which with their own dialect and … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Impaler (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Seven high-school friends begin their Euro-trip at the actual castle of Vlad the Impaler where he supposedly sold his soul to the devil over 500 years earlier, but the decrepit castle’s past envelopes them in a bloody ritual. REVIEW: The Impaler, the name makes you think of only one thing, Vlad the impaler, the man that inspired the famous monster, Dracula. Would this movie do the history of this man’s legend justice, or just … Continue reading

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Film Review: Devoured (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: You Will Be Devoured… REVIEW: Devoured is a great psychological thriller, which makes you think about the way the world thinks about us and us about them. With that said, this movie starts out with the main character, Lourdes (Marta Milans), dead on the floor of a Manhattan restaurant. Now the fun starts as we try to figure out how she died, and why. The movie then picks back up days, weeks, months, they … Continue reading

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Film Review: Slink (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: In the rural town of Wickenhaven, a psychotic tanning salon owner is responsible for the disappearances of many young, innocent girls, while his wife, an exotic purse designer, is willing to overlook his evil nature. REVIEW: Slink, the word brings the imagination into full force.  What could it mean, a slasher film where they slink around, methodically stalking their pray? Could it be the name of an interstellar conquer coming to enslave humanity one … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Employer (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Five highly qualified applicants interview for a coveted job with the Carcharias Corporation, a powerful conglomerate whose business practices are shrouded in mystery. On the night before the last round of interviews, they are all kidnapped and drugged. The next day, they wake up trapped together in a locked room without any hope of escape. Soon the true nature of their situation is revealed when they receive a phone call from the mysterious CEO … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mara (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: In the dark woods of Sweden, five young people are all alone in an old isolated summer cottage. What should have been a nice relaxing weekend soon becomes a living nightmare, as the party is haunted by something evil from the past. REVIEW: Mara is a little Swedish film that can really play on your psychosis, trying to make you decipher what’s real or what’s just in the main character’s nightmares. At the end … Continue reading

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Film Review: 5 Souls (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: When a disgraced architect awakens from a coma, he is confronted by an agent of evil with a proposition; kill five people to reconcile his life’s misdeeds and live, or decline the offer and die. As he proceeds with his grim assignment and begins collecting the fifth and final soul, he learns that his pact may have eternally horrifying consequences

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Film Review: Exhumed (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A warped and mysterious family are unable to leave the house they reside in for unknown reasons. When this strange brood decide to turn their captivity into a sick and violent game, it challenges their very reality and puts all of their lives in great jeopardy. REVIEW: Right from the opening credit sequence, you can tell that Exhumed, a little indie movie, is something special. From the beginning, the movie starts in black and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Darkness Falls (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: A vengeful spirit has taken the form of the Tooth Fairy to exact vengeance on the town that lynched her 150 years earlier. Her only opposition is the only child, now grown up, who has survived her before. REVIEW: What do you get when you take a beloved children’s tale, the Tooth Fairy, and mix it together with one of their biggest fears, the dark? Darkness Falls. This concept had loads of potentially, but … Continue reading

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