Author Archives: Joanna Rose

Film Review: Rise of the Gargoyles (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Eric Balfour stars as a professor who may be the world’s last hope for redemption on Judgment Day. Evil creatures have been imprisoned under an abandoned church in Paris, but they are now freed from their cages and can wreak havoc on humanity. The fate of men and women around the world depend on a small group of people’s ability to fight the dark forces. REVIEW: Directed by: Bill Corcoran Written by: Andy Briggs … Continue reading

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Film Review: Children of the Corn (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: In an effort to bring their marriage back from the dead, Burt (David Anders) and Vicki (Kandyse McClure) take a second honeymoon, but their road trip takes an unexpected detour when they get stuck in an empty farm town, where the tall rows of corn hide a horrifying secret. The Sci Fi Channel’s remake of Stephen King’s scary tale also stars Preston Bailey as child preacher Isaac and Daniel Newman as his brash sidekick, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Accident on Hill Road (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: After she plows into a pedestrian (Farooq Shaikh) who becomes helplessly lodged in her car’s broken windshield, hard-drinking nurse Sonam (Celina Jaitley) drives home in a panic and parks in her garage, where she leaves the poor man to slowly perish from his wounds. But when the victim just won’t die, Sonam and her drug-pusher boyfriend (Abhimanyu Singh) try to finish him off and then conceal the crime. Mahesh Nair directs this drama. REVIEW:  … Continue reading

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Film Review: Puzzled (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: When Emily, an elderly widowed woman, runs out of puzzles to complete she receives a strange package on her front porch. Little does she know it comes with a deadly surprise within. Some puzzles are never meant to be finished. REVIEW: Directed by: Stephen Corron Written by: Stephen Corron Starring: Madge Levinson, Athena Prychodko Growing old with another is an attribute of a relationship that one can look forward to in a successful marriage, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Killer Weekend (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: With her marriage to troubled businessman Mason (Eric Roberts) on the rocks, Linda (Jenna Zablocki) invites her sisters for a weekend party — not suspecting that her martial arts-loving husband plans to vent his frustrations by slicing and dicing them all. What should have been a few days of rest and relaxation turns into a frenzied fight for survival. Cherie Johnson and Frida Farrell co-star in this indie horror flick REVIEW: Directed by: Rob … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sea of Dust (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Gore and period costumes are splattered across the screen in this cheeky nod to classic Hammer horror films starring genre stalwart Tom Savini (Dawn of the Dead) as the vicious and pitiless Prester John. The creepy action begins when Stefan (Troy Holland), a medical student, is sent to the remote village of Heidelberg to investigate a mysterious epidemic that’s causing people’s heads to explode without warning. REVIEW: Directed by: Scott Bunt Written by: Scott … Continue reading

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Film Review: Giallo (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Adrien Brody stars as Insp. Enzo Avolfi, who trails a sadistic serial killer in this thriller from Italian horror master Dario Argento. As the mutilated bodies of beautiful women litter Milan, Avolfi races to find the latest abductee. When Linda (Emmanuelle Seigner) reports her fashion model sister Celine (Elsa Pataky) missing, Avolfi knows the death clock ticks. Now he must step into madness to stop the psychopath (Byron Deidra). REVIEW: Directed by: Dario Argento … Continue reading

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Film Review: Demon Kiss (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: An attempt to summon a demon using the sacrifice of a prostitute misfires – the evil entity instead possesses the body of the intended victim! With the ability to leap between hosts, how can it be stopped before it tracks down its target? REVIEW: Directed by: Dennis Devine Written by: Dennis Devine and Sally Mullins Starring: Sally Mullins, Jessica T. Perez, Denisse Bon, Thomas Michael Clemons, Sally Fay Dalton Prostitution is illegal, but sometimes … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Haunting of Lisa (1996)

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SYNOPSIS: A young and innocent girl named Lisa receives mysterious visions about the murder of a young child. When the visions become increasingly more intense, Lisa’s parents ask for the help of a priest to figure out what is going on. Are Lisa’s visions real? What are they trying to say? Soon, these visions set in motion a search for the killer who may also be responsible for other deaths and who may need to … Continue reading

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Film Review: From the Dead of Night (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: After having a near death experience Joanna finds her life in constant danger. She begins to believe that certain forces are trying to bring her back into the world of the dead. Her boyfriend Glen thinks she’s crazy so Joanna turns to her ex-boyfriend, Peter. It just so happens that Peter is a strong believer in the supernatural and even teaches a course on it at a local college. Together they must confront the … Continue reading

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Fright Night Film Festival – Horrornews.net stops by

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The sixth annual Fright Night Film Festival was deemed “the hottest show in town,” as thousands of horror fans gathered in The InnPlace Hotel in Louisville, KY on July 30th through August 1st, 2010. Fright Night Film Festival caters to independent horror filmmakers by showcasing films that are made by people of all different backgrounds, and is a weekend filled with movie screenings, after parties, and celebrity guests who signed autographs and chatted with their … Continue reading

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Film Review: Someone’s Knocking at the Door (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Returning to the medical school where they were test subjects decades ago, a pair of outrageously twisted serial killers use shockingly brutal sex acts to start killing off a group of drugged-out med students. Now, the students must find a way out of their trippy hallucinations to defend themselves against the maniacs. REVIEW: Directed By: Chad Ferrin Written By: Chad Ferrin, Rosie Roberts, and Roham Ghodsi Starring: Noah Segan, Andrea Rueda, Ezra Buzzington, Elina … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dark House (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Trying to exorcise her worst memories, Claire (Meghan Ory) returns to the foster home where she witnessed a terrible massacre years ago. Capitalizing on its history, a mysterious showman (Jeffrey Combs) has turned the infamous mansion into a haunted-house attraction. Claire and her friends soon realize that a demonic force has taken over the building and they’ve been locked inside with a malevolent spirit who wants to perpetrate another mass murder. REVIEW:  Directed by: … Continue reading

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Film Review: Timo Rose’s Beast (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Several people, cursed to turn into monstrous feral beasts, find themselves pursued through Germany by unknown, violent forces. REVIEW: Directed by: Timo Rose Written by: Timo Rose and Mark Hyacinth Starring: Raine Brown, Joe Zaso, Joe Davison, Andreas Pape, Timo Rose When thinking of a creature called a beast, one might think big mythical creatures such as Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster. In the case of Timo Rose’s Beast, the monster wreaking havoc in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Road Kill (aka Road Train) (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Australia’s barren Outback provides the setting for this hair-raising thriller about a massive, driverless truck that runs four teenagers off the road and then becomes their personal hell-wagon after they try to drive it to safety. Finding themselves hostages on a surreal journey, the teens discover that they’re not alone aboard the giant big-rig as the action rolls toward a terrifying conclusion. REVIEW:  Directed by: Dean Francis Written by: Clive Hopkins Starring: Xavier Samuel, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Fragile (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: In this atmospheric thriller, American nurse Amy (Calista Flockhart) is thrust into an eerie and dangerous world when she takes a temporary job at an isolated children’s hospital in England that’s slated for closure. The children, who are being terrorized and injured in baffling ways, confide in Amy that “the mechanical girl” doesn’t want them to leave, and Amy must convince skeptics that the menace is real. REVIEW: Directed by: Jaume Balaguero Written by: Jaume … Continue reading

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Famous Monsters Convention 2010

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On July 9-11, 2010 Wyndham Hotel and Conference Center hosted Famous Monsters of Filmland Convention to bring together horror fans from all over the Midwest for a celebration for all things horror. This was Famous Monsters of Filmland’s first convention in Indianapolis, IN with much to prepare and anticipate after a very successful Horrorhound Weekend just three months prior in the same city.  The convention opened its doors to fans with special passes at 4 PM … 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.