Author Archives: Joanna Rose

Film Review: Necessary Evil (2008)

necessary_evil_1

SYNOPSIS: Locked inside Edgewater Psychiatric Institute is a deep, dark secret. Deborah Fielding, budding investigative journalist, holds the key. Nothing can prepare her for the Pandora’s box she’s about to open. Following a trail of eyewitnesses, missing persons, and anonymous tips, Deborah will stop at nothing to uncover the truth, even if it means confronting the demons from her past. Deborah’s journey plunges her into a supernatural spider web of intrigue and corruption leading to … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Film Review: Hobby Farm (aka Chained) (2010)

Chained-hobby-farm-1

SYNOPSIS:  Jules is put in charge of the Hobby Farm, operating as a hive of illegal gambling, drugs and sex slavery. Jules must overcome the demons of his own past and turn against the only life he has ever known, to save the girls and himself. (from IMDB.com) REVIEW: Directed by: Brad Diebert Written by: Brad Diebert, Paul J. Murphy Starring: Dean Baker, Stephanie Begg, Melanie Holt, Wayne Dixon Women in prison movies are prevalent … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Film Review: The Haunting (aka NO-DO: Beckoning) (2010)

The_Haunting_1

SYNOPSIS: Hoping for a fresh start after a debilitating bout of postpartum depression, pediatrician Francesca (Ana Torrent) and her husband, Pedro (Francisco Boira), move to a house in the country. But soon, Francesca begins having mysterious visions and starts to question her sanity. After encountering a series of ghostly visitors, Francesca realizes that the old house holds dark secrets — especially the attic and the basement, which are both locked. REVIEW:  Directed by: Elio Quiroga … Continue reading

1 Comment

Film Review: Intrusion (2009)

Intrusion-movie-1

SYNOPSIS: In the film “Intrusion”, Holly Jensen (Kate Stanley) is about to play a game, one she can’t afford to lose. A simple night of fun turns into a nightmare after a series of bodies begin to pile up. An innocent prank turns into a game of cat and mouse as the killer sets his sights on Holly. Now, it’s a bloody battle of wits and kill or be killed strategy that will decide who … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Film Review: Meteor Apocalypse (2010)

meteorapocalypse

SYNOPSIS: The end is here, but that’s only the beginning in this disaster thriller set in a not-too-distant future. When an enormous meteor breaks through the Earth’s atmosphere, the whole world shares a similarly terrifying fate. With billions of lives hanging in the balance — and the whereabouts of one man’s family up in the air — is there any hope for humankind’s survival? REVIEW: Directed by: Micho Rutare Written by: Micho Rutare and Brian … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Film Review: Hit and Run (2008)

Hit_and_run_1

SYNOPSIS: Mary Murdock, a college student, thinks she’s hit and killed a cat with her car driving home drunk from a party. She is horrified beyond words when she gets home and discovers a man’s nearly dead body impaled on the bumper of her Jeep. Terrified and irrational, Mary is faced with a series of decisions that determine her fate.

Leave a comment

Film Review: Smashcut (2009)

SmashCut_movie_1

SYNOPSIS: After his latest film is met with horrible reviews, Able Whitman sets out to prove the critics wrong by finding inspiration in his cast and crew. Sometimes great art requires great sacrifice- and the director always gets final cut! REVIEW: Directed by: Lee Demarbe Written by: Ian Driscoll Starring: David Hess, Sasha Grey, Jesse Buck, Michael Berryman, Herschell Gordon Lewis When filmmakers are out there trying to make the big bucks, one will do … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Film Review: Imago Mortis (2009)

imago-mortis-2

SYNOPSIS: They say that in 1600s, long before the invention of photography, a scientist named Fumagalli, was obsessed with the idea of reproducing images. He discovered that by killing a victim and removing his eyeballs it was possible to reproduce on paper the last image imprinted on the person’s retina. He named such technique “Thanatography”. Today, the same kind of gruesome ritual and abominable crimes recur within the walls of an international school of cinema. … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Film Review: Dead Hooker in a Trunk (2010)

Dead-Hooker-in-a-Trunk-7

SYNOPSIS: A group of four distinctively different in nature young adults is unfortunately linked in difficult problem of how to dispose of a dead hooker in their trunk. A simple drug run turns into an all out adventure filled with plenty of action and gore to keep avid horror fans defectively pleased. REVIEW: Directed by: Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska Written by: Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska Starring: Rikki Gagne, Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska, CJ … Continue reading

1 Comment

Film Review: The Absence of Light (2007)

The_Absence_of_Light

SYNOPSIS: When a scientist’s ingenious discovery becomes the object of desire for two shadowy organizations hell-bent on destruction, the future of mankind hangs in the balance. Now, it’s up to two burned-out assassins, Puritan (Richard Conant) and Sultan (Eric Thornsberry), to protect the scientist and keep his project from falling into the wrong hands. REVIEW: Directed By: Patrick Desmond Written By: Patrick Desmond Starring: Richard Conant, Eric Thornsberry, Tom Savini, David Hess, Rick Scarry When … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Film Review: Amateur P*rn Star Killer (2006)

amateur-p*rn-star-killer-still1

SYNOPSIS: The term “snuff film” first originated in the early 1970’s. Also known as “white heat” and “the real thing.” In 1975, the FBI investigated rumors of snuff in America. For the past 30 years, thousands of people have claimed that they’ve seen an actual snuff film. To this day it remains an “urban legend.” This film follows a Ted Bundy-like serial killer, Brandon, and his next victim, Stacy, who is about to become an … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Film Review: The Hanged Man (2007)

HangedMan-2007-1

SYNOPSIS: In this grim psychological thriller, a group of outcasts (Robbyn Leigh, Tom Jay Jones, Brandon Gibson, Adam Hatley, Shanola Hampton and Cliff Weissman) who met in an online chat room decide to commit mass suicide in an abandoned barn. But when the one who offered up the solution doesn’t show, they’re left to face a terrifying fate. Soon, bodies begin dropping like lost connections, and it seems someone hasn’t been telling the truth. REVIEW: … Continue reading

1 Comment

Film Review: Plaguers (2008)

plaguers_1

SYNOPSIS: When a band of sexy space pirates hijack a fuel-transport vessel bound for Earth, an alien virus known only as “Thanatos” is accidentally released. The contagion mutates its victims, transforming them one after another into ravenous, demonic creatures. Pirates and crew must join together to destroy the undead PLAGUERS as the ship nears Earth, threatening to infect the entire planet. REVIEW: Directed By: Brad Sykes Written By: Brad Sykes Starring: Steve Railsback, Alexis Zibolis, … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Film Review: Shades of Gray (2009)

shades-of-gray1

SYNOPSIS: A fascinating look at Gray Barker — a writer dedicated to the mythology of UFOs — this revealing documentary chronicles his part in giving rise to numerous UFO legends and his delight in the public stir his stories caused. Starting in the 1950s, Barker played a key role in creating and encouraging Americans’ obsession with sightings of mysterious spaceships and “close encounters” with alien beings — with little concern for the truth REVIEW: Directed … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Film Review: A Brush with Death (2007)

a-brush-with-death-2007-5

SYNOPSIS: Five high school cheerleaders drive out to a rural mansion to spend the weekend. They hear a thirty year-old urban legend about a young boy who killed his family and used their blood in his juvenile artwork. While exploring an old farmhouse on the property they discover that the boy never left his home and has grown into a sick and twisted man. (from IMDB.com) REVIEW: Directed by: Brad Wiebe Written by: Jordan Wiebe, … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Film Review: Panic at Rock Island (2011)

Panic-at-Rock-Island-2011-1

SYNOPSIS: Panic at Rock Island is set on an island in spectacular Sydney Harbour. Under the hot summer sun, a lineup of top acts play for music fans from around the world. It’s all idyllic until unimaginable disaster strikes when a deadly virus is discovered on the island. Its symptoms are shocking and it brings swift and painful death. (from IMDB.com) REVIEW: Directed by: Tony Tilse Written by: Matt Ford Starring: Grant Bowler, Zoe Cramond, … Continue reading

Leave a comment

About Joanna Rose

Hello!! My name is Joanna Rose, and I have a lot of jobs. First off, I am a reviewer/do convention coverage for Horrornews.net. Second, I am an actress for Fear Fair, Indiana's scariest haunted attraction in Seymour, Indiana. Third, I work for Fastenal Company in part time support. I love reading, writing, and watching horror movies. I collect disturbing/foreign/cult/horror movies, and love horror memoribilia.