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Film Review: Nightworld (2017)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: When former LAPD officer Brett Anderson takes a job as head of security at an old apartment building in Bulgaria’s capital, Sofia, he soon begins to experience a series of bizarre and terrifying events. Once he begins to delve deeper into the building’s sinister history and investigate its shadowy owners and past employees, Brett soon uncovers …

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Film Review: Annihilation (2018)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don’t apply. REVIEW: Being dumped unceremoniously onto Netflix, after a brief cinematic run in the US, was not the fate director Alex Garland wanted for his sophomore film, Annihilation. Yes, the argument goes that it will open the …

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Film Review: Kaleidoscope (2016)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A psychological thriller about the destructive relationship between a middle-aged man and his mother REVIEW: Toby Jones is an actor who manages to heighten any material he’s in, from recent work in Atomic Blonde to lighter affair such as Dad’s Army. Indeed, he is by far one of the few highlights of the miserable thriller, The …

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Film Review: Hell’s Kitty (2018)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Hell’s Kitty is a comedy horror series based on the true life events of Nick, a Hollywood writer, and Angel, his possessed and very possessive pussycat. REVIEW: Life rule number one: You’re either a dog person or a cat person. Once you’ve chosen your camp, you’re destined for a life of defending your corner whilst hurling …

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Film Review: Debug (2014)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: Six young computer hackers sent to work on a derelict space freighter, are forced to match wits with a vengeful artificial intelligence that would kill to be human. REVIEW: You know what dates a movie more than anything? A sole narrative centered on computers. Look at them: Hackers, Sneakers, Demon Seed. 15 years on and The Matrix …

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Film Review: The Orange Man

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: In 1987 a disillusioned door to door orange salesman horrifically murders his first victim. Move forward 27years and a land developer is buying an orange grove. He and his 3 friends plan a fishing trip to get his head around the pending transaction, unbeknown to them, his estranged wife and her new boyfriend have also chosen …

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Film Review: Clinical (2017)

Rate This Movie  SYNOPSIS: A psychiatrist tries to put her life back together after a violent attack by seeking to repair the life of a new patient, but he has his own terrifying history. REVIEW: Alistair Legrand’s previous film, The Diabolical, was an enjoyable unpacking of haunted house tropes colliding with sci-fi sensibilities. Admittedly, it lived or died depending on …

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Film Review: Devil’s Gate (2017)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Set in the small town of Devil’s Gate, North Dakota, the film examines the disappearance of a local woman (Regan) and her young son. Schull plays an FBI agent who helps the local sheriff (Frakes) search for answers. Partnering with a deputy (Ashmore), they track down the missing woman’s husband (Ventimiglia) and find that nothing is …

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Film Review: Insidious: The Last Key (2018)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Insidious: Chapter 4 is an upcoming 2017 American supernatural horror film directed by Adam Robitel and written by Leigh Whannell. It is the fourth installment in the Insidious franchise. It is scheduled to be released on October 20, 2017 by Universal Pictures REVIEW: The Insidious franchise, despite fairly average reviews, seems to keep on trucking. Largely, …

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Film Review: Aegri Somnia (2008)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Edgar is living in the shadow of his wife’s sudden death. Haunted by vivid hallucinations and a faceless city threatening to swallow him whole, Edgar’s world begins to unravel as his nightmares become a reality and Edgar is left with a choice: prison or paradise. REVIEW: Aegri Somnia translates from Latin to ‘a sick man’s dreams’, …

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Film Review: The Campus (2018)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Robert Wainwright dies after breaking his deal with the Devil, passing that debt onto his estranged daughter Morgan. She soon finds herself in a never-ending cycle of terror as she is brutally murdered then resurrected over and over again, each time losing a piece of her soul. Now she must discover why this is happening and …

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