Author Archives: Jay Alan

Film Review: August Underground’s Penance (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: Has someone ever handed you a movie, not telling you one thing about it, only telling you to watch it. What if that tape was the personal home video of two sociopaths on a killing spree? This is their home movie, for their eyes-only. This is August Underground’s PENANCE. The third and final film in the AU franchise Directed By Fred Vogel and Starring Cristie “Crusty” Whiles. PENANCE shows the dark decline of the … Continue reading

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Film Review: August Underground’s Mordum (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: Two deranged friends bring along another guy to go on a random murder rampage. They kidnapped lesbian lovers, couples and they torture them in any way that the viewer can imagine. Your worst fears will come true in this shocking account of a killing spree. REVIEW: Written by: Jerami Cruise, Killjoy, Michael T. Schneider, Cristie Whiles and Fred Vogel Directed by: Killjoy, Jerami Cruise, Michael T. Schneider, Cristie Whiles and Fred Vogel Starring: Christi … Continue reading

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Film Review: August Underground (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: Two serial killers go on a murdering rampage as one films the outcome from behind a video camera. One of the most realistically portrayed simulated snuff films. REVIEW: Written by: Fred Vogel and Alan Peters Directed by: Fred Vogel Staring: Fred Vogel, Stephen Vogel, Casey Eganey, Victoria Jones, Aaron Labonte and Ben Labonte Hell-o, gore hounds and hunters of the extreme. I am pleased to bring you my review of what use to be … Continue reading

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Film Review: Atrocity Circle (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: After medical student Brandon (Chris Workman) helps a sexual assault victim in the emergency room, the aspiring doctor’s repressed memories surface and drive him to seek revenge on the brutes who raped a friend years earlier. But meting out rough justice proves harder than he imagined when Brandon finds the culprits — who’ve become bone fide psychopaths. Not for the fainthearted, this disturbing tale of reprisal also stars Michelle McLaughlin. REVIEW: Written by: Andrew … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Nights of the Living Room Drive In

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Some of the elder Horror fans out there may remember such television series as The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, Dark Shadows (which was actually aired during the day time), Tales from the Darkside and Amazing Stories. These were very popular television shows aimed at the horror audience. They were also aired on channels such as ABC, CBS and NBC. Another television show called The Late, Late show was unlike any of the above mentioned. This … Continue reading

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Film Review: Are you in the House Alone (1978)

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SYNOPSIS: A teenage babysitter is stalked, harassed, prank called and sexually assaulted while on the job. It is up to her to come forth and turn in her assailant, before he attacks again. REVIEW: Staring: Blythe Danner, Dennis Quaid, Kathleen Beller, Ellen Travolta and Robin Mattson Teleplay by: Judith Parker Directed by: Walter Grauman This, Gore Hounds and Horror Maidens is what I call the “after school special/ Mystery/ Rape/ Revenge film of the eighties… … Continue reading

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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 special review for a somewhat lost gem of a film for you. This film is … Continue reading

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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 taste for True Crime. This is an awesome source of information and put together in … Continue reading

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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 in the world, but she ends up eating herself. The vain woman wishes to have … Continue reading

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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 dead, Jenny goes on her own spree of killing, mutilation and castration.

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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 through the eyes of the psychopath serial killer Vassago, a young man that killed his … Continue reading

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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 and belatedly realizes there may be more to Brainscan than he realizes! REVIEW: Written by: … Continue reading

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Film Review: Trick or Treat (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: After learning that his rock ‘n’ roll idol (Tony Fields) died in a fire, teen outcast Eddie Weinbauer (Marc Price) consults a local DJ (Gene Simmons of Kiss) and learns that he can bring his hero back to life by playing his final album backward. With a resuscitated rock star by his side, Eddie’s sure he can rule his high school. But on the night of the annual Halloween dance, everything goes to hell. … Continue reading

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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 — solution to end the Heathers’ social tyranny. Teen angst has rarely been this darkly funny … Continue reading

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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: Written by: David McKenna Directed by: Tony Kaye Starring: Edward Nrton, Edward Furlong, Stacy Keach, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Salo 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

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(Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma) SYNOPSIS: Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (Salò or the 120 Days of Sodom), commonly referred to as Salò, is a controversial 1975 Italian film written and directed by Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini with uncredited writing contributions by Pupi Avati. It is based on the book The 120 Days of Sodom by the Marquis de Sade. Because of its scenes depicting intensely graphic violence, sadism, and … Continue reading

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