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Film Review: River’s Edge (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: A high school slacker kills his girlfriend and shows off her dead body to their friends. However, the friends’ reaction is almost as ambiguous and perplexing as the crime itself. REVIEW: Written by: Neal Jimenez Directed by: Tim Hunter Starring: Ione Sky Leitch, Daniel Roebuck, Roxana Zal, Cripsin Glover, Keaunu Reeves and Dennis Hopper Hell-o, everyone. I have a …

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

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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, everyone with a …

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Film Review: Splatter Naked Blood (Nekeddo burâddo: Megyaku) (1995) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS: A scientist named Eiji has developed a new chemical called ‘MySon’ that can turn pain into pleasure. He decides to put three girls who attend the experiment held by Eiji’s mother in the test. Meanwhile, Eiji has a crush on one of the girls, Rika. ‘MySon’ influences the girls gradually. The gluttonous woman wishes to have the best food …

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Film Review: I Spit on Your Grave (1978)

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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 and left for …

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Film Review: Hideaway (1995)

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SYNOPSIS: While traveling on the road with his wife Lindsey and his daughter Regina, Hatch Harrison has a car accident, hitting a truck and falling with his wife in a river. He dies for more than two hours, but the specialist Dr. Jonas Nyebern successfully brings him back to life. Hatch has some weird premonitions and becomes able to see …

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Film Review: Brainscan (1994)

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SYNOPSIS: Michael (Edward Furlong) is a typical suburban teenager. Isolated from his distant father and dead mother, he finds refuge in horror fanzines and gory slasher flicks. When he plugs into Brainscan, an interactive game where the player initiates all-too-real murders, he’s confident he can beat the wisecracking game master … until he finds a severed foot in the fridge …

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Film Review: Heathers (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: At Westburg High, you’re either a Heather or a nobody. And while Veronica Sawyer (Winona Ryder) may not be named Heather, she’s a Heather in spirit, waging battles in the full-scale popularity war. But just when it all gets to be too much, she meets mysterious newcomer Jason (Christian Slater), who offers her the perfect — albeit deadly — …

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Film Review: American History X (1998)

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SYNOPSIS: A California neo-Nazi (Oscar-nominee Edward Norton) gets sent to prison for murder and comes out a changed man. But can Norton atone for his sins and prevent his younger brother (Edward Furlong) from following in his hate-filled footsteps? With searing performances and gut-wrenching realism, American History X offers a compelling and anguishing look at racism, family and forgiveness. REVIEW: …

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Film Review: Man Bites Dog (1992)

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SYNOPSIS: A satirical look at how the media affects and promotes violence in modern society. Spoofing reality television, a fascinated documentary crew follows a charismatic yet unrepentant serial killer on his murder sprees. The crew attempts to objectively document the horror, but as the violence escalates, they ultimately get sucked into participating. Man Bites Dog won the International Critics’ Prize …

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Film Review: Irreversible (2002)

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SYNOPSIS: This French thriller chronicles the unspeakable horror of rape and the aftermath of revenge. When a woman is brutally violated, her angered boyfriend and ex-boyfriend team up to track down the rapist and take justice into their own hands. Albert Dupontel, Vincent Cassel and Monica Bellucci star, and Gaspar Noé (I Stand Alone) directs. Nominated for the Golden Palm …

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Crypticon 2009

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Dates: 10/16-18, 2009 Location: Reliant Center- Houston, Texas Guests: Courtney Gains, Michael Berryman, Edwin Neal, Eileen Dietz, Kristy Swanson, Lloyd Kaufman, Teri McMinn, Dee Wallace Stone, Jonathan Breck and Adriane Barbeau among others Review: Hell-o, Horror geeks and freaks! I’m here to tell you which Horror conventions were worth the buck or a flying f*ck! Of course, all of them progress …

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