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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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Film Review: Primal Rage (2018)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A newly reunited young couple’s drive through the Pacific Northwest turns into a nightmare as they are forced to face nature, unsavory locals, and a monstrous creature, known to the Native Americans as Oh-Mah. REVIEW: Primal Rage is Patrick Magee’s first trepid steps into directing, after a long career in special effects and make up for …

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Film Review: The Grinn (2017)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A man awakens in an empty house that he is unable to leave. Battling fatigue, injury and amnesia, and guided only by a cryptic voice on his phone, he begins piecing together fractured memories of the events that led him to be trapped. With a terrifying presence confining him inside the house, he ultimately discovers a …

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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: The Crucifixion (2017)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Journalist Nicole Rawlins (Sophie Cookson) is investigating the murder of a nun. A priest has been convicted but he claims that she died while he was performing an exorcism ritual. REVIEW: Sophie Cookson (Kingsman: The Secret Service) plays Nicole, a tenacious journalist with a keen nose for a story and other well-known clichés. Nicole has a huge …

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