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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Film Review: Haunting Villisca (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A fictional feature length movie inspired by the true story of Iowa’s historic, unsolved Villisca axe murders and the actual paranormal investigations there. When Professor David Salt’s guilty secrets draw him to the fabled town of Villisca, past and present collide as he is driven to help the trapped spirits, and to seek his own redemption by facing the …

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Film Review: The Appeared (2010)

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SYNOPSIS:  In the tradition of THE DEVIL S BACKBONE comes the internationally acclaimed Argentine/Spanish horror saga from writer/director Paco Cabezas. During a road trip to visit their dying father, an estranged brother and sister discover a hidden diary that reveals a family legacy of fear and torture. But when past and present begin to collide, the siblings must confront the …

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Film Review: The Five (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: In this family-friendly adventure flick, five kids passing their summer vacation in a Colorado suburb begin to realize that the world around them has transformed into the one described in their favorite fantasy books. In order to get back to their real lives, they’ll have to stick together and follow the clues that will unlock the mystery that surrounds …

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Film Review: Vampeggedon (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Chased out of the old world, the dark vampire lord Giovanni flees to the American southwest where he sets up a new brood. Longshank, Brittan’s premier vampire slayer follows him here, and in a final confrontation in the Arizona desert both are killed. A hundred years later Melissa, a gorgeous, goth, lesbian college student, is obsessed with becoming a …

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Film Review: Seven Deadly Sins (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: After losing her status as queen bee to Kaia (Rachel Melvin), a new transfer student, Harper (Dreama Walker) battles her catty high school frenemies in a dangerous game involving sex, deception and revenge, which leads to a mysterious death and disturbing revelations. An adaptation of Robin Wasserman’s best-selling book series, this teen-drama miniseries offers a contemporary look at the …

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Film Review: Vampyre Tales (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: Countess Plasma and assistant Phlegm present a series of short films about vampires from their abode at Hotel Blood. The short films, which are actually stories the countess tells her assistant, all involve what look like normal people that have a secret of being a vampire. REVIEW: Directed by: Ted Alderman and Tiffany Warren Written By: Jim O’Rear and …

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Film Review: The Perfect Witness (aka The Ungodly) (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: When struggling filmmaker Mickey Gravatski (Wes Bentley) inadvertently records a notorious serial killer (Mark Borkowski) in the middle of a murderous act, he decides to use the footage to blackmail the madman into being the subject of a disturbing new documentary. Directed by Thomas Dunn, this unsettling psychological thriller explores the dark side of the human psyche and the …

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Film Review: Nine Dead (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Nine strangers face the mind-bender of a lifetime when a hooded madman locks them in a basement and announces that he will slay one of them every 10 minutes until they uncover the mysterious connection they all share. But starting without a single clue, can any of them solve the puzzle in less than 90 minutes? This horror-suspense film …

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Film Review: The Deepening (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: THE DEEPENING follows a troubled New York fireman who suffers from post traumatic stress disorder after working the tragic terrorist events of 9-11. In search of a fresh start, he relocates to a small fire department in a quiet rural town where he seeks treatment from Doctor Chambers for his recurring nightmares. The bad dreams, however, do not subside. …

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Film Review: The Familiar (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Sam, lonely and bitter after the death of his wife, again faces his childhood demon when his estranged sister-in-law, Laura reappears. The sexual attraction between the two blinds him to the fact that his demon is taking possession of Laura and is intent on destroying them both. Sam must work through his bitterness and choose what he really believes …

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Film Review: Blood Donors (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: When a stalker becomes a vampire, a loving couple is the target. A path of destruction and crazy mayhem leads to poor martial arts, ridiculous victims, and a clown. Just when you think it’s over, it’s not! Comedy shouldn’t be this horror-ible! REVIEW: Directed by: Kenny Carpenter Written by: Kenny Carpenter and Bobby Jones Starring: Bobby Jones, Dana Aritonovich, …

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Film Review: Willows Way (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Grieving over the death of his son, Jacob Lazar (C. James Roberts) connects with an alien visitor stranded on Earth. But Jacob tests their bond when he seizes the being’s magical staff with the intent of traveling back in time and saving his son’s life. This very act changes the alien’s assessment of mankind’s motivations and forces Jacob to …

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