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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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Film Review: Personal Shopper (2016)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Maureen is a young American in Paris making her living as a personal shopper for a celebrity. Also, she may have the psychic ability to communicate with spirits, just like her twin brother, Lewis, who recently passed away. Maureen soon starts receiving mysterious messages coming from an unknown source. REVIEW: Reviled and revered at Cannes (depending …

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Film Review: Observance (2015)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: In the grip of grief following the death of his young son, his marriage on the rocks and nearing bankruptcy, Parker reluctantly returns to work as a private investigator. Embarking on an unusual assignment to observe a woman from an abandoned apartment, Parker witnesses bizarre happenings surrounding her, unaware that the derelict building that he surveys …

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Film Review: Still/Born (2017)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: When Mary loses one of her twins in childbirth, she spirals into madness thinking her other child is in danger from an evil supernatural entity. REVIEW: Tell someone you’ve been watching a horror film called Still/Born and it will likely conjure up some tawdry images of a dead baby ratcheting up a body count in the …

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Film Review: Dead End (2003)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Christmas Eve. On his way to his in-laws with his family, Frank Harrington decides to try a shortcut, for the first time in 20 years. It turns out to be the biggest mistake of his life. REVIEW: ‘Hell is other people’ goes the old Sartre quote. Taken from his play, No Exit, and exemplifying his stance …

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Film Review: Avenged (2013)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A deaf girl is brutalized by a murderous gang who are then hunted by her when the bloodthirsty spirit of an Apache warrior inhabits her lifeless body. REVIEW: Originally going under the name ‘Savaged’, Avenged is a low-budget exploitation from Michael S. Ojeda that manages to provide a new twist of the rape revenge genre. Full …

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Film Review: Margo (2016)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A female-driven, post-society drama/thriller about love, madness, and humankind’s everlasting hunt for companionship. REVIEW: Having been produced by the Blaquefyre Independent Film Festival – a grassroots organization that brings art to small communities – Margo wears its indie film credentials on its sleeve from minute one. It’s more arthouse than it is horror. Written by Matthew …

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