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Film Review: Vampires (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: The students at a private art school are unaware that the school’s headmistress is secretly using a machine to extract the life energy from young girls there. REVIEW: It takes effort for a movie to be completely and utterly forgettable. It has to be bad enough that the audience has no vested interest in what happens, but it can’t …

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Film Review: The Faith of Anna Waters (The Offering) (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: When young and successful reporter Jamie finds out that her sister has died in mysterious circumstances, she travels to Singapore to uncover the truth. There, she discovers multiple deaths linked to her sister’s and must join forces with her sister’s husband in order to defeat a demonic entity that is using new technology to complete an ancient mission REVIEW: …

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Film Review: Woodfalls (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: When a family of travellers move to a rural town, conflict ensues amongst the locals. Stigmatised as ‘gypsies’, they are not welcomed into the community. REVIEW: A book should never be judged by its cover.  The same can be said for movies and titles.  An interesting title can pique interest in potential viewers.  However, that doesn’t mean the movie …

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Film Review: Beta Test (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: Champion gamer Max Troy discovers events in a new video game are being mirrored in the real world, and must join forces with the game’s protagonist, Orson Creed, to unravel the conspiracy before the game’s sinister plot overwhelms the city. REVIEW: In the forty-five years since video games became commercially available, movies have become increasingly influenced by this outside …

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Film Review: Death Walks (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: Late one night a shopping centre receives an unexpected visitor, what begins as an act of kindness turns into a night of horror. REVIEW: Low budget film making has been a large part of movies for the past thirty years as camera equipment has become increasingly available. Camcorders are accessible for people who aren’t entrenched in the Hollywood system, …

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Film Review: Junk Bonds The Return of Junkbucket (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A sequel to the underground hit, Junkbucket, Junk Bonds picks up a year later as Junkbucket has found himself a family of phallic cannibals to join him in his quest to castrate most of Western Washington. REVIEW: Every filmmaker has inspirations.  They watched movies that shaped them into the creative person that they are.  Many filmmakers pay tribute to …

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Film Review: Sick Sock Monsters From Outer Space (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Genovese’s movie takes place in an unspecified year from the future. Captain Pixws and his crew of space pirate sock puppets are forced to delivery tanning beds to every corner of the universe as their star-ship travels through intergalactic space. REVIEW: Sometimes I get to watch movies that I can’t fully wrap my head around. They are so mind-bogglingly …

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Film Review: Hectic Knife (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: A put upon, knife wielding vigilante, Hectic Knife protects the city from scum, baddies and a new super villain bent on world domination, Piggly Doctor. REVIEW: Troma is a studio that finds unique and low budget movies, and brings them to the eyes of people who wouldn’t find them any other way. They release movies that play to the …

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Film Review: Lake Eerie (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: A young widow moves into an old house on Lake Erie to recover from the sudden loss of her husband; however, she soon discovers a dark secret and that she is not alone. REVIEW: There are watershed moments in adulthood that solidify how well you’ve done in life. One moment is when you buy a home. There are no …

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Film Review: The Crush (1993)

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SYNOPSIS: A journalist becomes the unwanted center of attention for a 14-year-old girl, who proceeds to sabotage his life after he refuses her sexual advances. REVIEW: I have a high tolerance for bad movies. It is hard to watch a movie and not find anything good in it. It is even tougher for a movie to be so overwhelmingly offensive …

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Film Review: Ghostline (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Life takes a terrifying and unpredictable turn for Tyler & Chelsea when they begin to receive menacing phone calls from a seemingly unstable woman who insists that Tyler’s her ex-boyfriend. REVIEW: Trends come and go in the movie industry. A movie will come along and hit a note in audiences that makes it extremely popular. Other filmmakers use the …

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Film Review: Dead Sushi (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Keiko, the daughter of a legendary sushi chef, runs away from home when his Karate-style regimen becomes too severe. Finding work at a rural hot springs inn, she is ridiculed by the eccentric staff and guests. REVIEW: If you know anything about food, you know about sushi. The Japanese cuisine is made, typically, from rice and raw seafood. It …

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Film Review: The Horde (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: The film follows John Crenshaw as he accompanies his girlfriend and her students on a weekend nature-photography expedition deep into the woods. What should be an educational and fun-filled weekend turns into horror as the group is besieged by an unspeakable evil – a horde of hideously disfigured, mutated humans with an insatiable taste for blood. As things go …

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Film Review: Tabloid Vivant (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: A painter and an art critic who romanticize each other’s obsession with fame decide to collaborate on a project they believe will revolutionize the art world. They are determined to make a painting come to life, even if it kills them. REVIEW: Art is the backbone of our culture. People listen to music and podcasts, watch television and movies, …

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Film Review: Hard Line (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: Dead Rush is the end of the world as we know it, as seen through the eyes of one man – David (David Michael Moote), as he takes us through his journey: before, during and after the zombie apocalypse. REVIEW: There are always new ways to present films. As technology advances, filmmakers take advantage of these new means of …

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Film Review: Starve (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: While researching an urban legend on feral children, three friends find themselves trapped in an abandoned high school, where they are confronted with an evil more sinister than the legend itself. REVIEW: There’s a saying. It goes a little something like this. “You are what you eat.” This phrase is meant to get people to eat healthier. If you …

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Film Review: Rows (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Rows is a psychological thriller, a Gothic fantasy inspired by Grimm’s tales. A young woman, Rose, is tasked by her developer father to deliver an eviction notice to a reclusive woman in a ramshackle farmhouse. The woman has strange powers, derived from the house itself. The enchantress puts Rose and her friend, Greta, under a spell. They become lost …

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Film Review: Death Becomes Her (1992)

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SYNOPSIS: When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival. REVIEW: There are questions and themes that always seem to come up throughout the centuries of stories that exist. These concepts manage to capture the minds of audiences. They are intriguing in ways that keep them repeating throughout literature, film, …

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