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Film Review: Collapse (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: The normal worries of a struggling small town farmer are blown away when the world is suddenly overrun by undead monsters. How can a good man protect and provide for his family in a hostile world without becoming a monster himself? REVIEW: These days it feels as though zombie movies have gotten every single treatment imaginable. From the use of “found footage” to running zombies to undead Nazis and a host of other techniques … Continue reading

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Film Review: Swamp Shark (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Open on gorgeous swamplands of the Atchafalaya Basin in the summer. Lots of beautiful teens are at the beach the weekend before Gator Fest. That night an animal smuggling deal goes wrong and a large sea creature escapes into a swampy backwoods river. At the McDaniel’s “Gator Shack” restaurant, a local, Jackson is drunk, and gets mangled to bits. The town sheriff blames the carnage on the McDaniel’s “escaped” pack of gators and tries … Continue reading

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Film Review: After Midnight (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: Horror anthology about a college professor (Zada) teaching a course called “The Psychology of Fear”. He brings his students (including psychic McWhirter) to his home, one dark and stormy night to tell scary stories. The first involves a young couple whose car breaks down by an old, abandoned house. The second has four trendy teenage girls getting lost in a bad part of town, and chased by a pack of vicious dogs. Last, we … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Nest (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: Horrifying shocker as a biological experiment goes haywire when meat-eating mutant roaches invade an island community, terrorizing a peaceful New England fishing village and hideously butchering its citizens. REVIEW: When it comes to movies having a “gross out factor,” few films can hold their own against those that feature cockroaches. While all types of insects have been shown throughout decades of creature features, there continues to be something about the roach that causes a … Continue reading

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About The Swineherder

My mom was watching Jaws the night she went into labor with me. Nuff said.