Author Archives: Joanna Rose

Film Review: The Maltese Murder Mystery (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: Some 40 years after a notorious unsolved crime that came to be known as the Maltese Murder Mystery, a guilt-ridden eyewitness (Debra Stotts) spills her secrets to her police detective daughter (Nichole Dingee) and points the way to the elusive killer. A cold case heats up quickly with a shocking story– revealed in flashback — of addiction, betrayal and passion gone awry. REVIEW: Directed by: Joseph Parker Written by: Guy Warren Starring: Nichole Donje, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blubberella (2011)

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SYNOPSIS:  An action comedy centered on an overweight woman whose footsteps cause explosions and whose dual swords are used against anyone who makes fun of her. (imdb.com) REVIEW: Directed By: Uwe Boll Written By: Uwe Boll, Lindsay Hollister, William Belli Starring: William Belli, Uwe Boll, Brendan Fletcher, Natalia Guslistaya, Lindsay Hollister Uwe Boll is notorious for making spectacularly bad movies, and his newest venture, Blubberella, is a comedic satire that lets the viewer down more … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Steam Experiment (aka Chaos Experiment) (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A former professor (Kilmer) concocts a brutal experiment in order to get the word out on the effects of global warming. By trapping six people in an urban Turkish bathhouse, he vows to overheat his hostages unless his global-warming hypothesis is published on the front page of his local paper. REVIEW: Written by: Robert Malkani Directed by: Philippe Martinez Starring: Val Kilmer, Armand Assante, Eric Roberts, Megan Brown, Patrick Muldoon Natural disasters seem to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stepfather 2 : Make Room for Daddy (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: Terry O’Quinn returns in this sequel as the man who incorporates himself into one family after another — and then butchers them for fun. Presumed dead, we was actually captured and sent to an institution, but escaped. Having established himself in a small town with a new identity, he finds the perfect candidate for a new family in Carol, a real estate agent, and her son Todd. Can someone stop him before he once … Continue reading

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Film Review: Salon Kitty (1976)

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SYNOPSIS: Kitty runs a brothel in Nazi Germany where the soldiers come to “relax”. Recording devices have been installed in each room by a power hungry army official who plans to use the information to blackmail Hitler and gain power himself. A girl named Margherita discovers the little ploy and with Kitty’s help plans to take on the dangerous task of exposing the conspiracy. REVIEW: Directed by: Tinto Brass Written by: Tinto Brass, Antonio Colatuoni, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ding Dong Dead (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A gang of lovely young ladies known as the Ding Dong Ditchers terrorize a sleepy suburban town by ringing peoples’ doorbells and then running away. Crazed and pathetic loser Doug has just been fired from his job, so he decides to make a stand against the Ding Dong Ditchers in order to impress Claudia, who’s the attractive woman who lives right across the street. However, Doug’s initially minor dispute with the Ding Dong Ditchers … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Butcher (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: Merle Henche (Eric Roberts) — a boxer turned mob enforcer with more than 20 years of dedicated service under his belt — learns what loyalty is worth when his employers set him up to take the fall for the multimillion-dollar heist of a rival gang. Unfortunately for them, Henche discovers the trap and ends up with a piece of the take. Now, he has just two goals: to get the rest of the money … Continue reading

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Film Review: Strangers Online (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Haunted by the mysterious murder of his fiance 4 years earlier, Hollis Parker (Noel Palomaria) hosts a stimulating, late-night, internet/web radio program called Strangers Online, along with his co-host Mike (Joaquin Garay III). The sexy, irreverent show features everything from exhibitionists and wanna-be lesbians to desperate, masked cross-dressers and misfit miscreants. Meanwhile, Karen (Tara Killian), an overly infatuated new intern at the station decides she should be with Parker, much to the dismay of … Continue reading

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Film Review: 2012 Supernova (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Professor Kelvin (Brian Krause) is an astrophysicist working for the government who must recognize and confront a violent cosmic threat: a huge burst of radiation hurtling toward the Earth following the cataclysmic explosion of a star in a nearby galaxy. To deal with the approaching menace, the professor devises a bold and risky plan — a planet-sized gamble, in fact — to shield civilization from the approaching deep-space danger. REVIEW: Directed By: Anthony Fankhauser … Continue reading

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Film Review: Slices of Life (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Sexual Parasites, Disembowelment, Zombies, Serial Killers, Demon Children, Violent Vixens, Rabid Office Workers and Angry Embryos all spring to life from the flesh covered sketch books featured in Anthony G. Sumner’s SLICES OF LIFE. Mira (Kaylee Williams) awakens in front of a seedy roadside motel with amnesia. She searches for clues to her identity in the pages of three bound sketchbooks, in which each book represents a different aspect of everyday life, maybe her … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lethal Obsession (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: An otherwise quiet college community is turned upside down when a serial killer begins murdering beautiful women. The only apparent connection between the victims is their employer, Elizabeth Waters(Kitsie Duncan) owner of www.obsessioncams.com… a midwest fetish webcam site. What makes these killings particularly heinous is that they happen live while the women are performing on the site. The local authorities have never had to deal with deal with such premeditated gruesomeness. Only detective Dennett (Brad Mills), having left … Continue reading

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Film Review: One Way (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: When Eddie Schneider (Til Schweiger) is faced with the pressure of being creative director at big money Birk Advertising Firm and keeping loyal to his fiancĂ©e, every piece of his life is fleshed out to reveal that his imperfect past can affect his impending position as CEO partner of the firm. His copywriter and best friend Angelina Sable (Lauren Lee Smith) also aides in his self discovery of what is truly important to him … Continue reading

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Film Review: Staunton Hill (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: When a group of hikers heads into the mountains of Virginia for some weekend R & R, their pleasant trek goes off the rails when they run into the Stauntons, a deranged family who will do anything to get the interlopers off their land. Now the friends are in a desperate fight for their lives in the isolated back country. REVIEW: Directed By: G. Cameron Romero Written By: David Rountree Starring: Kathy Lamkin, Cristen … Continue reading

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Film Review: Platoon of the Dead (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Three soldiers must fight to survive the night in a seemingly abandoned house, when a zombie platoon attacks. REVIEW: Directed by: John Bowker Written by: John Bowker Starring: Tyler David, Tom Stedham, Chris Keown, Michelle Mahoney, Ariauna Albright Another adventure into the advent of an impending zombie apocalypse paves the way for director/writer John Bowker’s vision of Platoon of the Dead. A mix of army drama and stereotypical zombie attacks provides an uninteresting flick … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mercy Streets (2000)

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SYNOPSIS: John (David White) is a small-time criminal who, upon his release from prison, is met by his former partner and brother, Rome (Eric Roberts). Rome wants John to join him in a counterfeiting scheme that could earn them $20 million. John is trying to go straight, but he needs to raise money for a real estate project he’s trying to get off the ground, so he agrees to Rome’s scheme, despite grave misgivings. REVIEW: … Continue reading

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Film Review: Naked Horror (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Terror lurks in the dreams of a young woman who discovers that she is connected to the supernatural world through her psychic nightmares. Once she realizes that her dreams are not just her imagination gone wild but represent a real threat, she vows to fight the supernatural force terrorizing her. REVIEW: Directed by: Carlo Rodriguez Written by: Carlo Rodriguez and Angela Tropea Starring: Angela Tropea, Lloyd Kaufman, Bill Johnson, Sandy Kellerman, Debbie Golden Web … Continue reading

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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.