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Film Review: Hannibal (2001)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Anthony Hopkins returns as one of the great villains in screen history, Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter, in this riveting sequel to The Silence of the Lambs. Lecter’s only surviving victim, the hideously scarred Mason Verger (Gary Oldman), tries to draw the serial gourmet out of hiding using the one person he cares about: Clarice Starling (Julianne …

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Film Review: The Watcher in the Woods (1980)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: No sooner does an all-American family takes possession of a baronial English manor when all manner of peculiar things occurring, including signs that point to the disappearance of a young girl during a solar eclipse decades before. Bette Davis headlines and Lynn-Holly Johnson co-stars in this suspenseful take on haunted houses. REVIEW: Written by: Brian Clemens, …

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Film Review: Karla (2006)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Director Joel Bender’s disquieting psychological drama stars Misha Collins as Paul Bernardo and Laura Prepon as Karla Homolka, a notorious husband-and-wife team who abducts, sexually abuses and kills three young women. Unfolding from Karla’s point of view, the film — based on a true story — explores whether she was a willing accomplice to the crimes …

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Film Review: Kalifornia (1993)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Researching a book on serial killings, writer Brian Kessler (David Duchovny) and his girlfriend, Carrie Laughlin (Michelle Forbes), travel cross-country to the murder sites. Hitchhikers Earlye Grace (Brad Pitt), out on parole, and Adele Corners (Juliette Lewis) offer to share expenses for the trip, but Brian doesn’t realize just how close he is to the topic …

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Film Review: House on the Edge of The Park (1980)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Time to party hardy. Hardly! It’s more like time to bail when two psychotics gate-crash a perfectly delightful get-together and turn it into a gore-fest with a huge body count. Directed by Ruggero Deodato, House on the Edge of the Park makes no pretense — it’s an exploitation flick complete with ritualistic torture. REVIEW: Written by: …

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Film Review: SAW III (2006)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Jeff is an anguished man, who grieves and misses his young son that was killed by a driver in a car accident. He has become obsessed for revenge against the man and reckless with his wife and daughter. When Dr. Lynn Denlon, who has troubles with her marriage, is abducted by the deranged Jigsaw’s apprentice Amanda, …

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Film Review: Murder Collection Vol. 1 (2009)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: ToeTag Pictures are proud to announce the release of their latest film, Murder Collection: Volume 1. Directed by Fred Vogel, the film revives an early 1990’s Internet clip show, Murder, which was notorious for streaming videos of actual killings. After gaining popularity, the infamous show was discovered by authorities and shut down forcing the host, Balan, …

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Film Review: Murder Set Pieces (2004)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Sin City makes an appropriate setting for this over-the-top slasher/sexploitation flick from writer-director Nick Palumbo. When a Las Vegas fashion photographer (Sven Garrett) develops a penchant for murder, the body count rises swiftly and steadily as the shutterbug killer manages to deceive just about everyone he encounters — everyone, that is, but an 11-year-old girl — …

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TV Review: Friday the 13th (TV series) (Season 1) (1987)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Unrelated to the classic horror film franchise, this series revolves around cousins Ryan (John D. LeMay) and Micki (Louise Robey), who inherit an antique shop from their Uncle Vendredi and soon find that, due to their uncle’s pact with the devil, the wares are all cursed. Now, with the help of Vendredi’s business partner, Jack, the …

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Serial Killers, Psychos and Sociopaths on the Silver Screen and In Your Neighborhood

Monsters are real… They live inside of us and sometimes they win.” – Stephen King There are many hideous killers in hockey, clown or Halloween masks lurking around every corner. Killers such as Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers and as obscure as he may be, Trevor Moorehouse have stalked the screen for decades and continue to rise from the grave every …

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Book Review: Devil’s Knot – The True Story of the West Memphis 3 – Author Mara Leveritt

DEVIL’S KNOT : THE TRUE STORY OF THE WEST MEMPHIS THREE Written by Mara Leveritt Published by Atria Books Publication Date: 2003 Format: B&W – 404 pages Price: $15.00 Hell-o, True Crime buffs (and false imprisonment Fighters). This review is for a novel that I hold near and dear to my heart. I am a big part in the battle …

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