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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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Film Review: Halloween II (H2) (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Michael’s deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister. REVIEW: Directed by: Rob Zombie Written by: Rob Zombie Starring: Scout Taylor-Compton, Tyler Mane, Malcolm McDowell, Brad Dourif, Sheri Moon Zombie Remakes of horror movies tend to be popular throughout the themes of many new Hollywood productions. Classic horror movies are being remade with a bigger budget, and different … Continue reading

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Film Review: How to Be a Serial Killer (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Meet Mike Wilson (Dameon Clarke). He’s charming. He’s smart. He’s a serial killer — and a very happy one, too. Determined to share the secrets of his satisfying career, Mike enlists sad-sack video store clerk Bart (Matthew Gray Gubler) as his star pupil. Mike enlightens Bart on the finer points of body disposal and other tricks of the trade, but it’s not long before Mike’s girlfriend catches on to his very odd job in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Fragments (aka Winged Creatures) (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: In the aftermath of a gruesome restaurant murder, the survivors of the attack are left to ponder their own mortality and how it relates to their connection to society. Forest Whitaker, Guy Pearce, Kate Beckinsale, and Dakota Fanning headline Little Fish director Rowan Woods’ adaptation of Roy Freirich’s debut novel. (Synopsis written by Jason Buchanon, All Movie Guide) REVIEW: Starring: Forest Whitaker, Kate Beckinsale, Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson Directed by: Rowan Wood … Continue reading

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Film Review: Idiots and Angels (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Angel is a selfish, abusive, morally bankrupt man who hangs out as his local bar, berating the other patrons. One day, Angel mysteriously wakes up with a pair of wings on his back. The wings make him do good deeds, contrary to his nature. He desperately tries to rid himself of the good wings, but eventually finds himself fighting those who view the wings as their ticket to fame and fortune. REVIEW: Angels are … Continue reading

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Film Review: ManHater (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: Vonda Madding has a history of bad relationships with men. The last man she married abused her and that was the last straw–she swore all men were scum. But what can she do? Eileen Trost has the answer–a witch’s potion to free Vonda of her hateful thoughts and make her forget them once and for all. Suddenly her ex-boyfriends are being murdered and the police’s only suspect is Vonda. But they don’t know about … Continue reading

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Film Review: Slasher (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: When sexy psychology student Erin (Christiane Imdahl) hits the breaking point with school, she rounds up a bunch of friends, and they head into the woods where they party the weekend away — until a chainsaw-wielding maniac begins hunting them down one by one. Now fighting for their lives, the pals must also confront sinister secrets from their past. Frank W. Montag directs this German grindhouse flick. REVIEW: Directed by: Frank W. Montag Written … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Dead Outside (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A neurological pandemic has consumed the population. Drug-resistance has mutated the virus into a ravaging psychological plague, rendering the ‘the dying’ desperate, paranoid and violent. Two survivors come together on an isolated farmhouse in desperate circumstances- April, a young mysterious girl with a dark past has survived alone for months, and Daniel, a man desperate and bereaved, clings desperately onto hope in the outside world. When a mysterious stranger turns up, they are confronted … Continue reading

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Film Review: FearMakers (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A terrified man runs down a street, followed by something hidden in the darkness. He slams the door to his home, believing his is safe – but doors can’t keep this horror out. A ghoulish apparition suddenly appears, killing him in a most horrific way Sammy and Tom are paranormal investigators, trying to solve a case that has haunted Tom for years. Every year, he comes to Germany – and every year, he leaves … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stag Night (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Next time they’ll take a taxi: This is the lesson learned by a group of New Yorkers who, fresh on the heels of a bachelor party, hop on the subway so that they can continue to celebrate in this thriller written and directed by Peter A. Dowling. The night quickly goes south, however, when the gang witnesses the murder of a transit cop in an abandoned subway station. Now, they must traverse the underground … Continue reading

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Film Review: Flexing with Monty (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Outrageously arrogant bodybuilder Monty (Trevor Goddard) relishes torturing his smart, sensitive gay brother, Bertin (Rudi Davis), with sexual taunts. But their bizarre routine is turned upside down one day when a Catholic nun (Sally Kirkland) arrives in search of donations for an unusual cause. Soon Monty and Bertin find their relationship in complete upheaval in this strange and twisted character study. REVIEW: Directed by: John Albo Written by: John Albo Starring: Trevor Goddard, Rudi … 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.