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Film Review: Growing Out (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: After moving into a decrepit house, struggling songwriter Tom (Michael Hampton) finds an unlikely roommate in the form of a live human hand sprouting from his basement floor. As the mysterious growth continues to evolve, so does its relationship with Tom, who’s also busy falling in love with his neighbor’s girlfriend, Veronica (Devon Iott). Dark comedy, horror and musical ...

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Film Review: The Dunwich Horror (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: An adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s works, β€œDunwich Horror” tells the story of Wilbur Whateley (Jeffery Combs of Re-Animator, The Frighteners) and his sinister quest to procure a copy of the Necronomicon, an ancient, diabolical manuscript that will help him open a doorway to a dimension inhabited by unspeakable creatures known as the β€˜Old Ones.’ Driven by his sorcerous uncle ...

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Film Review: Long Time Dead (2002)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of college students play with an Ouija board in an attempt to connect to the spiritual realm. Unfortunately, the drunken participants actually succeed in contacting a spirit that spells out the words “all die” on the board. Spooked, the students immediately close up the board, bringing the demonic spirit into their world. Soon enough, members of the ...

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Film Review: 100 Feet (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: After killing her abusive cop husband, Mike (Michael ParΓ©), Marnie (Famke Janssen) returns to New York to serve the remainder of her manslaughter sentence under house arrest. But Mike’s vengeful ghost isn’t done taunting her in this gripping supernatural thriller. Meanwhile, Mike’s ex-partner (Bobby Cannavale) keeps close tabs on Marnie, who must wear an ankle bracelet that doesn’t allow ...

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