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Film Review: Mad Monster Party (1967)

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SYNOPSIS: Boris Karloff and Phyllis Diller lend their vocal talents to this bizarre stop-motion animated parody of horror films. Dr. Frankenstein makes plans for his retirement and convenes a meeting of all monsters to announce his replacement. As word spreads that the doctor is going to choose his young nephew-protégé for the position, the visiting creatures plot a coup d’état …

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Film Review: PumpkinHead (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: Seeking revenge on the city teens who inadvertently killed his only child, small-town shopkeeper Ed Harley (Lance Henriksen) enlists a local witch to unleash the titular demon on the adolescents. When Pumpkinhead’s otherworldly rage goes too far, Ed has a change of heart and tries to save the youngsters he wanted to punish but he’s lost control of the …

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Film Review: Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: An alien band of killer clowns descends from the cosmos to harvest scores of small-town victims, cocooning their prey in cotton candy to save for later. With the extraterrestrials disguised as harmless circus employees, the authorities don’t suspect a thing. But the joke is on the clowns when two street-wise teens (Grant Kramer and Suzanne Snyder), armed with an …

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Film Review: Dracula (1931) Review 2

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SYNOPSIS: After a harrowing ride through the Carpathian mountains in eastern Europe, Renfield enters castle Dracula to finalize the transferral of Carfax Abbey in London to Count Dracula, who is in actuality a vampire. Renfield is drugged by the eerily hypnotic count, and turned into one of his thralls, protecting him during his sea voyage to London. After sucking the …

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Film Review: Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)

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SYNOPSIS: Elvis Presley (Bruce Campbell) is an elderly resident in an East Texas rest home; seems he switched identities with an impersonator years before his “death” and then missed his chance to switch back. The King teams up with Jack (Ossie Davis), a fellow nursing home resident who thinks he’s John F. Kennedy, and the two old codgers prepare to …

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Film Review: ClownHouse (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: Clown-phobics beware: This thriller starring Nathan Forest Winters, Brian McHugh and Sam Rockwell gives these made-up circus acts a bad name. When Geoffrey and Randy take little brother Casey to the circus and make fun of his fear of clowns, they never suspect that a nightmare awaits them later in the evening, when three psychos dress up as clowns …

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Film Review: Corridors of Blood (1958)

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SYNOPSIS: In the days before anesthesia, surgeon Dr. Thomas Bolton (Boris Karloff) experiments on himself with a newly discovered gas in this classic horror thriller. The good doctor soon becomes addicted to the gas, and his desperation for the drug leads him to make a diabolical bargain with a gang of body snatchers who provide hospitals with corpses for dissection: …

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Film Review: Psycho (1960)

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SYNOPSIS: When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where twitchy manager Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) cares for his housebound mother. The place seems quirky but fine … until Marion decides to take a shower. …

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