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Film Review: The Factory (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: An obsessed cop is on the trail of a serial killer prowling the streets of Buffalo, N.Y. but when his teenage daughter disappears, he drops any professional restraint to get the killer. REVIEW: Most movies with a horror slant should start as The Factory does… with setting the mood. Now I don’t mean shoving blood and guts down your throat. No, mood is making you feel something. It often makes you re-evaluate your life. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Storage 24 (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Will their first contact be their last? REVIEW: The storage locker craze is, well… crazy. From Auction Hunters to Storage Wars there is simply not enough out there so obviously there should be a movie about them, right? Well – here it is in the form of Storage 24 which comes to us from across the pond. Storage 24 at first seems to be about the trials and tribulations of the 24 hour storage … Continue reading

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Film Review: Future World: City of Mass Destruction (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Set in a post-apocalyptic landscape 28 thousand years into the future, “Future World: City of Mass Destruction” is an amazing vision of the last city on earth. After four atomic holocausts and the second Ice Age, only one city remains on our ravaged planet – a city on the edge of insanity, overrun by mutants and madmen, and largely controlled by the tyrannical Devoz Corporation. This dying metropolis is mired in the throes of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Julia X (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Meeting a man on the Internet, Julia decides to see him in person, only to get abducted and branded with the letter “x” by that guy. A game of cat and mouse follows, but the story has an unexpected twist. REVIEW: Two words: Kevin Sorbo! Hercules and Captain of the Andromeda himself sold me on Julia X right out the gate. Why? I don’t know… It’s Kevin Sorbo. He’s out with a hottie way … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bikini BloodBath Carwash (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of hot college girls decide to raise money and pulses by donning bikinis for a car wash. But a maniac chef is prowling about to get a cut of the action. REVIEW: My mom always taught me from a very early age that if you had nothing nice to say to not say anything at all. As a reviewer for HorrorNews that is not exactly the path to take. There are good … Continue reading

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Film Review: In Search Of… (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Mark Whitman answers a riddle in an online dating ad, and receives a GPS coordinate and a note saying “Come Find Me” in return. He and his best friend grab their video camera and go in search of this woman. And the further down the rabbit hole they get, the more they begin to wonder if she’s alive or dead… REVIEW: We in the world of horror are, by now, well-versed in cinema verite … Continue reading

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Film Review: Possession (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Five friends find an old bunker in the forest. There, they meet a demon that resumes to split them up. Possessed by the Demon attempting to split them up into five parts – making each of them to attempt to take possession of one friend – in order to play them off against each other. Only one of them is strong enough and smart enough to unite all parts again. The others have to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Profane (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A young Muslim Dominatrix in the midst of a spiritual crisis. REVIEW: This is one of those movies that are incredibly hard to review. There are very, very few of those types of movies and Profane certainly fits the bill. For lack of a better comparison like a Citizen Kane type of film where there is a lot of things going on; a lot of symbolism and something far more above and beyond just … Continue reading

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Book Review: Z=MC2: Time Travelin’ Zombies vs. The Garden State – Author Kelly Jamesons

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Time traveling zombies in New Jersey amounts to a b-movie version remake of the worst ever made SyFy Channel original of Doctor Who visits the Jersey Shore. Yea – it’s THAT bad. The best part is that the author knows it and embraces it in all of its absurdities. There are small glimmers of hope no matter how minute they be. The characters aren’t one dimensional which is a plus. Some are actually interesting, unique … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tainted Blood – Author Nina Hobson

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It’s nice to finally read something… original. Most things I get are glittering homoerotic vampires knocking up EMO girls. I also get a bunch of zombies that are very atypical. Blah. In any case there is no mistaking its originality as Tainted Blood is about demons! This scourge comes through their world to our own to feed on us. To these demons we are happy meals with feet. The children are well developed with each … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Junkyard Angels – Issues 1-2

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Junkyard Angels – Issues 1-2 Comic books, though taking a sort of downward spiral over the last few years, have begun to rise again like a phoenix from the ashes. This is particularly true with indy books where quality and interesting stories reign supreme. You can take your DC New 52 and your dead Spidey from Marvel and glance over them. They have their market but honestly – what hasn’t been told already? They all … Continue reading

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New York Comic Con: Nightmare at the Javits

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The Comic Con of New York, like that of San Diego, is the geek version of Mecca. Here you can find everything entertainment related from toys and television to comic books and film. Even Anime makes an appearance at the NYCC. Free swag is found at every turn and there is a lot to do – assuming you get around the place without being trampled, lost, and knocked unconscious or being forced into a warehouse … Continue reading

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New York Comic Con: Top 10 Best Things

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Hello again, True Believers! If you read my initial thoughts on the NYCC then you were expecting this Top 10. If you have NOT read that piece then, well – shame on you! The New York Comic Con is geek central. It is the Mecca for all things movies/tv, pop culture, comic books and anime. Despite some of the negative things there are some that are also good. This list will take care of those … Continue reading

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Book Review: SINema 2 – Author Rod Glenn

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Our lovable mass murderer has returned for a sequel written by Rod Glenn. If you have not read the first book yet then you might as well stop reading now. Spoilers, pet, spoilers… Ok – if you are still with me here then I am going to assume you have read Sinema. Han Whitman returns to his normal life but something begins to nag at him. His dreams, once pleasant and uneventful, are now filled … Continue reading

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Book Review: SINema – Author Rod Glenn

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If you have ever watched a movie and thought to yourself “Wow, I think that could happen,” then you certainly are not alone. Author Rod Glenn effectively portrayed that thought in his book SINema but took an approach most of us would not: mass murder. Han Whitman (short for Hannibal) is not his real name but one he produced to use as a pen name while on holiday in the small village of Haydon in … Continue reading

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Top 10 Horror Movies that Could Happen

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Horror movies, not like urban legends, are not likely to be based on a grain of fact. They can be based on some long lost ancient myth passed down from American Indian tribe to tribe. I look at horror movies and I ponder how much fantasy is present vs. realism. I want to know if it is possible for someone to kill me in my dreams or to never die. I want the option of … Continue reading

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TV Review: The Walking Dead (Pilot)

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SYNOPSIS: Police officer Rick Grimes leads a group of survivors in a world overrun by zombies. REVIEW: To whoever sent the pilot episode of “The Walking Dead” to me – thank you! A million times.. thank you. As many of you I too started to fall in love with The Walking Dead by way of the comic book. Unlike most I didn’t experience it until book #60 was out. My iPhone comic book app from … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tucker’s Monster – Author S.S Wilson

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TUCKER’S MONSTER I admit that when I hear the term “young adult fiction” I am forced to assume the worst. I think sparkly vampires with an addiction to Dido music sitting around stalking teenagers. Tucker’s Monster by S.S. Wilson is, thankfully, not that kind of book. It is, at its heart, an adventure story that reminds me of things I would read as a child. I hold Harold Tucker up there with Quartermaine.Tucker’s Monster follows … Continue reading

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Book Review: Breaking News – Author N.J. Hallard

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Zombies. Dirty, filthy, rotting corpses lumbering around feasting our brains. They have become pop icons and have spawned countless movies, comic books and novels. It is difficult to find anything on the subject that is unique. Breaking news by N.J. Hallard is one of those few exceptions. For starters the novel takes place in the United Kingdom and follows a husband, wife and several friends as they fight for survival. They are left to survive … Continue reading

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List: Top 10 Horror Inspired Mashups

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The popular thing to do these days is a little something called a “mash-up”. The popularity has risen thanks to the pulp-culture phenomenon known as “Show Choir”. With music it is easy. With movies? Not so much. But it can be funny as hell. And we here at HorrorNews love lists! So I present to you the horror movie mash-up! This is a top 10 list of movies, including at least one horror, that would … Continue reading

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Pirates Steal the Movie ‘INK’ and Deliver it to All

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Anyone who is anyone knows what viral marketing is these days; or, at the very least, what it implies. Up until recently the only things being sought after for “viral” were marketing campaigns to make money. All of these schemes exist to rob you of your hard earned cash. But does this viral approach stop with moneymaking schemes? Apparently not. Horror films on the whole have been looked at as either childish or too disturbing … Continue reading

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