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Film Review: Field Freak (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A family moves into a secluded cabin only to be terrorized by a mysterious creature. REVIEW: I watched a movie called Field Freak and I don’t know what to write about it. I thought the perfect way to start my review would be to tell everyone reading it that I wasn’t sure what would be coming out of my mind and through my fingers. What you are reading was not pre-determined in any way … Continue reading

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Film Review: Erebus (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Erebus is an anthology horror film inspired by the well-documented history of supernatural phenomenon in Rhode Island. Using Block Island’s intimate setting as a backdrop. REVIEW: I don’t know about you but I find anthologies to be a fascinating piece of the cinematic landscape. They are basically collections of short films brought together in a nice little package to make for easier viewing. Instead of having to seek out multiple twenty minute films, you … Continue reading

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Film Review: Day of the Mummy (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: In hope of getting his hands on the famed diamond known as the Codix Stone, Jack Wells joins a group of archaeologists out to explore a newly discovered tomb in Egypt, that of the cursed king Neferu. When the Mummy of the king returns from the dead seeking human victims, Jack is in for the most horrifying experience of his life. REVIEW: Found footage. It’s a method of storytelling that has become all too … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bloody Wednesday (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: A meek man finds his life crumbling around him with terrifying results for everyone involved. REVIEW: Movies in general are an important thing. They provide one of the major sources of entertainment in the modern world. They allow people to forget about all of their worries for an hour or two. Movies can also be a good source of information. Though scripted films take liberties with the material at hand, they can be good … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Sleeping Room (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A psychological gothic tale of Victorian revenge. REVIEW: In 2013, The Conjuring was released into theaters. It was a movie about a haunted house that captured the attention of the theater-going audiences. They loved the ghostly tale. But that mainstream horror flick is not the only recent movie that was based upon hauntings and ghosts. Many movies are released every year that are about spirits threatening the people living in a place, or visiting … Continue reading

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Film Review: Onus (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A boy wakes up below a cliff, bloodied, with a gun in his hand, and chained to a man who lies beside him… He stresses hard to remember what happened, and soon the puzzle of the days events come back to him. The story begins.

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Film Review: Blood Was Everywhere (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: The nightmare of the unsolved, random murder is brought to life: A faceless killer wreaks havoc on the lives of average people in a small Massachusetts town. REVIEW: A lot of slasher or serial killer movies amp up the violence and take it to an over-the-top level for both entertainment value and shocking scares. They also turn the killer into a mascot of sorts for the movie or the franchise, if sequels come to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hangar 10 (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: 33 years after the infamous Rendlesham Forest UFO incident, three metal detector enthusiasts hunting for Saxon gold in the same region, capture incredible footage of UFO’s whilst filming their expedition. As night falls and with their navigation equipment failing, they find themselves facing a terrifying encounter with an unforgiving alien presence. REVIEW: Cinema is a world filled with trends and trendsetters. Every few years, a movie comes along that changes the course of film. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Refuge (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Refuge is a suspense-thriller about a family struggling to survive in the wake of a great catastrophic event. REVIEW: The post-apocalyptic worlds that are set up in different movies, television shows, and books are fascinating. They are able to include modern amenities while also creating a dependence upon items that do not require replenishment. Weapons tend to revert to blunt items rather than guns which need ammunition. Travel necessitates vehicles that don’t need gasoline … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kristy (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: When a college girl who is alone on campus over the Thanksgiving break is targeted by a group of outcasts, she must conquer her deepest fears to outwit them and fight back. REVIEW: Randomness helps to breathe terror into horror movies in a way that few other things can. The idea that something could happen to anyone, and a person or people just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dead Within (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Six months after the outbreak, a man and woman have survived by isolating themselves in a remote cabin. Starved for resources, they must confront the horrors that threaten them from outside and from within. REVIEW: One of the main things you hear about real estate is the phrase “Location, location, location.” This sentiment is equally true of the film industry. The look and feel of a movie is only as strong as the location … Continue reading

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Film Review: Jamie Marks is Dead (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: In a wintry small town, the body of a teenager named Jamie Marks is found by the river. Adam, the star of his cross-country team, becomes fascinated with Jamie-a boy nobody really knew or interacted with, except occasionally to bully him. When Jamie’s ghost begins to appear both to Adam and Gracie, the classmate who discovered the body, Adam is caught between two worlds. He has a budding romance with Gracie, but he also … Continue reading

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Film Review: Leprechaun: Origins (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Two young couples backpacking through Ireland discover that one of Ireland’s most famous legends is a terrifying reality. REVIEW: Over the past decade and a half, numerous attempts have been made to help wrestling stars break into mainstream television and film. Many of these attempts have led to wrestling stars have remaining relatively unknown. Their legacy has been confined to direct-to-video projects produced by the WWE. Few have been successful beyond that. However, current … Continue reading

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Fim Review: Jersey Shore Massacre (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A typical weekend down the shore takes a bizarre turn as six girls and five obnoxious fist-pumpers become the unsuspecting targets of a deranged killer. REVIEW: There is no denying that reality television is a driving force behind pop culture in the modern era. It has taken over television and become one of the most popular program styles in the ratings. The personalities are big, the ratings are high, and the influence that it … Continue reading

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Film Review: Red Riding Hood (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: This evocative chiller from director Giacomo Cimini follows the fortunes of a young 12yr-old girl named Jenny (Francesca). Abandoned in Rome by her careless mother, Jenny has to fend for herself, with only her friend George (Simone) to help her. But their plans soon turn evil, with Jenny and George unleashing some diabolical activities on the citizens of the Italian city, with much bloodletting ensuing.

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Film Review: Area Q (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Thomas Mathews, an investigative journalist whose world is turned upside-down when his son disappears, is sent to Brazil to investigate close encounter sightings. REVIEW: A man once approached me at work and said “It was my birthday a while ago. My friends asked me how old I was. I said 54. Then we looked at my birth certificate and it said I was actually 55. I lost a year in there somewhere.” As I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Twisted Sisters (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: Twisted Sisters is a dark thriller dealing with the personal struggle between two twins. Jennifer was given everything a girl could wish for, Norah learned to survive on nothing. Now it is time for the tables to turn. Locating, stalking and mimicking the life of her sister, Norah decides it is time that she had it all – and no-one will get in her way. REVIEW: There are great pairings between director and actor … Continue reading

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Film Review: Space Wolf (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of criminals gather together for aggression therapy in the forest and things soon deteriorate to arguments, fist fights, thievery, and stabbings. To make things even worse, a vicious space monster is running around slicing up the stray criminals with razor sharp claws REVIEW: When I get assigned movies to watch and review, I always hope for the best. I know that I am likely going to get some sort of turd that … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Sacrament (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Acclaimed genre director Ti West and master of horror Eli Roth join forces to deliver a frightening new cinematic experience. REVIEW: Every generation has its masters of horror. Ti West is certainly making a name for himself in the current generation as one of the masters. The House of the Devil brought him to the forefront. The slow burn style that built itself into an insane climactic battle provided some of the best horror … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Swarm (1978)

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SYNOPSIS: A huge swarm of deadly African bees spreads terror over American cities by killing thousands of people. REVIEW: Throughout the 1970s, disaster movies were all the rage. The increase in popularity was thanks in large part to Irwin Allen, the man behind movies such as The Towering Inferno and The Poseidon Adventure. He would hire a multitude of established personalities and place them into situations leading to the screen deaths of many of their … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mutilations (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: A High School Science Field Trip is stalked by an Alien! REVIEW: The most fascinating films come from artists who pour their heart and soul into a project only to have the final product be a colossal mess. They spend all of that time making their vision come to life only for it to be realized as a monstrosity. Nothing seems to work properly in the film yet it all comes together to create … Continue reading

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