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Film Review: Maniac (1980)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Although his mother mistreated him and is now dead, Frank (Joe Spinell), a photographer by day, misses her. In a grotesque act of reminiscence, he kills young women at night and puts their scalps on mannequins masquerading around his New York apartment. He befriends a fellow photographer, but soon his day and night lives begin to …

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Film Review: My Bloody Valentine (1981)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A two decade old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine’s Day, turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer’s order and people start turning up dead. REVIEW: Staring: Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier and Neil Affleck Story Concept by: Stephen Miller Written by: John Beaird Directed by: …

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Complete List of Stephen King Adaptations

Bag of Bones Black House, The (in production) Carrie/ Carrie re-make/ The Rage:Carrie II/ Carrie: The Musical Cell Christine Cujo Dark Half, The Dark Tower, The/ The Dark Tower Comic Book Series (film in production) Dead Zone, The/ The Dead Zone Television Series Delores Claiborne Desperation Dolan’s Cadillac Dreamcatcher Firestarter/ Firestarter II: Rekindled From a Buick 8 (in production) It- …

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Film Review: The Burbs (1989)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: While on vacation, suburbanite Ray Peterson (Tom Hanks) wants nothing more than to fritter away his time at home — drinking beer, reading his newspaper and watching a ball game on the tube. But when new, secretive neighbors move in next door, Ray and his friends (Bruce Dern and Rick Ducommun) let their paranoia get the …

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Film Review: I Spit on Your Grave (1978)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Director Meir Zarchi’s revenge movie has the dubious honor of containing one of the longest and most violent gang-rape scenes on film. When writer Jenny Hill (Camille Keaton) rents a remote cabin, she’s surprised to find that the local townsfolk are friendly — too friendly, in fact. What follows is decidedly unpleasant: After being brutalized, violated …

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Film Review: Mother’s Day (1980) – Review 2

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Three female friends (Nancy Hendrickson, Deborah Luce and Tiana Pierce) head to the woods to remember their collegiate good times, all the while with no idea they’re being hunted by a dysfunctional hillbilly family. Mother (Beatrice Pons) is teaching her backwoods boys (Holden McGuire and Michael McCleery) how to rape, torture and kill young women — …

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Film Review: Aileen – Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Nick Broomfield’s second documentary on Aileen Carol Wuornos, a highway prostitute who was executed in 2002 for killing seven men in the state of Florida. This second installment includes the filmmaker’s testimony at Wournous’s trial. REVIEW: Directed by: Nick Broomfield and Joan Churchill Starring: Nick Broomfield, Jeb Bush, Steve Glazer, Joan Churchill and Eileen Wournos Hell-o, …

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Film Review: Candyman (1992)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS:Helen Lyle is a student who decides to write a thesis about local legends and myths. She visits a part of Chicago, where she learns about the legend of the Candyman, a one-armed man who appears when you say his name five times, in front of a mirror. REVIEW: Written and Directed by: Bernard Rose Starring: Virginia …

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Film Review: Maximum Overdrive (1986)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: When a mysterious comet passes close to Earth, machines everywhere suddenly take on murderous minds of their own in this film directed by horror mastermind Stephen King. Soon, video games, cash machines, drawbridges and steamrollers all go on a global psychotic killing spree. But when the Dixie Boy Truck Stop is held hostage by a mob …

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Film Review: Green River Killer (2005)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Adding Hollywood horror to real-life drama, writer-director Ulli Lommel (The Boogeyman) goes inside the mind of notorious serial killer Gary Ridgway (aka the Green River Killer), who pled guilty to a 20-year murder spree that left 48 Seattle-area prostitutes dead. Jacquelyn Horrell, Georgina Donovan, Shannon Leade and Naidra Dawn Thomson co-star, with George Kiseleff making his …

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Film Review: Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Horrific, disturbing and absolutely fascinating, the Emmy nominated Paradise Lost 2: Revelations reviews the chilling saga from HBO’s award winning hit, Paradise Lost: The child murders at Robin Hood Hills. Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky return to West Memphis, Arkansas to reexamine the most notorious murder case in the state’s history, revealing startling new evidence and …

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Film Review: Monster (2003)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Aileen Wuornos (Charlize Theron, in an Oscar-winning performance) faced difficult odds early in life, abusing drugs and becoming a prostitute (and pregnant) by the age of 13. Wuornos moved from Michigan to Florida where she continued to ply her “trade,” specializing in a clientele consisting mainly of truck drivers. It was during that time that she …

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Film Review: EvilEnko (2004)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Police detective Vadim Lesiev (Marton Csokas) tracks the killer known as “the Monster of Rostov” in David Grieco’s film based on true events. The story follows Lesiev as he investigates the activities of Russian literature professor Andrei Chikatilo (Malcolm McDowell), a vicious serial killer who covers his bloody crimes by eating his victims. But to catch …

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Film Review: Hannibal Rising (2007)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Director Peter Webber takes on the myth of the menacing Hannibal Lecter (Gaspard Ulliel) in this terrifying prequel that attempts to trace the murderous roots of the cannibalistic killer. The film follows Lecter from his hard-scrabble Lithuanian childhood, where he witnesses the repulsive lengths to which hungry soldiers will go to satiate themselves, through his sojourn …

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