Author Archives: Ed Asbury

Film Review: The Alphabet Killer (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Inspired by true events, this psychological thriller stars Eliza Dushku (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) as Megan Paige, a dogged police investigator obsessed with capturing a demented serial killer targeting young girls in Rochester, N.Y. Haunted by the grisly rape and murder of a 10-year-old victim, Megan begins to suffer hallucinations. This suspense-filled tale from director Rob Schmidt also stars Cary Elwes and Timothy Hutton. REVIEW: Loosely based on the true and still unsolved case … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lesbian Vampire Killers (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Two luckless friends (played by James Corden and Mathew Horne) head to a hamlet in the Welsh countryside for a hiking holiday, only to find all the women of the village enslaved by an ancient vampire curse. Armed with crucifixes, axes and anything else they can add to their arsenal, the duo prepares to fight for their lives. Paul McGann and Silvia Colloca also star in this bitingly funny tale of horror from director … Continue reading

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Film Review: Silent Venom (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: On a remote Pacific island, military tensions derail Dr. Andrea Swanson’s (Krista Allen) research on a mutant snake species. She takes refuge on Commander O’Neill’s (Luke Perry) Taiwan-bound submarine, unaware that her assistant has smuggled some of the snakes on board. When a Chinese torpedo rocks the sub, the serpents are unleashed to hunt the scientists and the crew. Tom Berenger co-stars in this depth-charged chiller. REVIEW: Dr. Andrea Swanson and her shady assistant … Continue reading

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Film Review: Phantasm (1979)

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SYNOPSIS: Often considered one of the icons of 1970s independent horror cinema, director Don Coscarelli’s classic nail-biter follows two boys who, in pursuit of an odd-looking grave robber, may wind up as the newest members of a freshly dead slave race. Jody (Bill Thornbury) and Mike (A. Michael Baldwin) discover that the creature (Angus Scrimm) stealing cadavers walks the earth but lives in the afterworld — and that it needs more corpses. REVIEW: If this … Continue reading

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