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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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Film Review: Animal (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: When plans for a weekend vacation hit a dead end, a group of close-knit friends find themselves stranded in unfamiliar territory, pursued by a menacing, blood thirsty predator. Holed up in an isolated cabin, tensions mount as long-buried secrets are revealed. As the body count rises, the group must put their differences aside and fight for survival. REVIEW: In 2012, a film was released called Cabin in the Woods.  The movie disassembled the mechanisms … Continue reading

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Film Review: Evil Remains (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: A graduate student preparing his thesis on mythology leads his friends on a research expedition to an old plantation estate on the outskirts of the Big Easy. The site is reputed to mysteriously cause madness and death to all who enter it. REVIEW: Every town has their fair share of legends and mythology. There are ghost stories so closely associated with a specific location that they almost become the history of the place. The … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rotkappchen: The Blood of Red Riding Hood (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: The story follows Rose, a precocious German 17 year old, as her mother brings her from Germany to live with her grandmother in America.  But things become complicated as Rose is tormented by Nick’s girlfriend Bridgette, and the once quiet town finds itself rattled by a series of gruesome, mysterious murders. REVIEW:

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Film Review: Penetration Angst (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: In the vein of Audition and Hostel. Helen finds herself having intimacy problems with men. Her private parts are devouring all lovers and leaving her with an insatiable thirst for blood. In order to satisfy her cravings she becomes a prostitute which leads to a death filled tale of murder, madness, and sex. REVIEW: Movies are meant to tap into your emotions and cause you to feel things. They can make you happy, sad, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hobgoblins (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: A young security guard must track down diminutive aliens who kill people even as they make their fantasies come true. REVIEW:

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Film Review: The Tale of the Voodoo Prostitute (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: In the Tale of the Voodoo Prostitute, a master manipulator and hustler by the name of Fleetwood Deville dispenses heinous wrong-doings to nearly everyone that crosses his path. One particular female managed to meet and exceed any expectation of evil. She cursed Fleetwood to a fate even worse than death: impotence. With his harem of beautiful women and killers, Fleetwood must rival neighboring pimps to free himself from a curse that if left undone … Continue reading

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Film Review: Curse of the Blue Lights (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of teenagers battle a horde of zombies and evil creatures that live underneath a graveyard. REVIEW: With the 1980s came the growth of the personal video camera market. With the growth of the market came an influx of low-budget films made by amateur filmmakers who did not have a deep knowledge of how to make films. With this new wave of low-budget films came an abundance of low-budget horror that most people … Continue reading

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Film Review: Order of One (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: After years of searching, the crime lord of the city, Mr. Park, is about to get his wish: Soon he will have the ultimate talisman: The Sword of Destiny. Forged from the spear that pierced the skin of Jesus, the sword gives unspeakable power to whoever touches it. Park, however, underestimates the tenacity of the escaped convict Sonny and his unwilling cohort Ross Conroy. REVIEW: In the past few years, the window of time … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sinister Visions (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Are you ready for a terror attack combining both succubi, women possessed by demons, serial killers in electric chairs, aggressive zombies, avengeful crazy women, men with very deep emotional scars and ofcourse a fair amount of amputation and gore? Add a bunch of dark humor to the mix and you have SINISTER VISIONS! REVIEW: One type of film that goes underappreciated by audiences, myself included, is the short film. They are typically seen as … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blood Harvest (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: In a small town, people are being murdered by having their throats cut. REVIEW: Tiny Tim took the world by storm in the late 1960s. He covered a song called Tiptoe Through the Tulips with a ukulele and skyrocketed to popularity. Sadly, it would be his only popular song. The novelty would soon wear off and Tiny Tim would fade away from the pop culture zeitgeist and enter obscurity. In 1987, he re-emerged onto … Continue reading

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