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Film Review: Prank (2013)


SYNOPSIS: In the Summer before their senior year, three teens tried to execute the perfect prank on their bully. Instead, they executed him. REVIEW: It is becoming increasingly difficult to be a supporter of found footage films, or at least films that use first person filming as their primary trope. There are still some good examples being produced but ultimately …

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Film Review: 30 Nights Of Paranormal Activity With The Devil Inside The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2013)


SYNOPSIS: After a stint in a psychiatric hospital, a young woman returns to the house where her father killed the entire cast of The Artist during his exorcism. REVIEW: It is almost impossible to imagine that you would ever remember the Scary Movie franchise with fondness but that is exactly what I found myself doing while watching 30 Nights Of …

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Film Review: Kiss of The Damned (2012)


SYNOPSIS: The vampire Djuna resists the advances of Paolo, but soon gives in to their passion. When her trouble-making sister unexpectedly comes to visit, Djuna’s love is threatened, and the whole vampire community becomes endangered. REVIEW: It is clear sometimes when watching a film that it will divide audiences. I don’t mean in a simplistic way between just liking or …

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Film Review: Psycho Killer (2012)


SYNOPSIS: a seasoned detective who comes face to face with the ‘Juggernaut’ a serial killer who’s complete, relentless desires are carrying out on young women. After the detectives partner is taken by this psychotic killer the detective sets out to find justice only to discover darker horrors and deeper evils that are carried out by the ‘Juggernaut’ REVIEW: From time …

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Film Review: Infected (2012)


SYNOPSIS: A blood virus infects a small group of hunters turning a father & son trip into a fight for survival. REVIEW: Where to begin? Zombie films. There are always going to be zombie films, or films where a viral outbreak or chemical explosion turns humans into rabid beasts. Many recent ones have gone for the comedy horror option such …

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Film Review: Code Red (2013)


SYNOPSIS: In World War II, Stalin created a top secret nerve gas, which went missing shortly after the Battle of Stalingrad. Over seventy years later, the horrific biochemical weapon resurfaces in modern day Bulgaria, turning the local inhabitants into frenzied mutants and causing the dead to rise from the grave. Amidst the chaos, US Special Forces Captain John McGahey (Paul …

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Film Review: Stitch (2014)


SYNOPSIS: Parents grieving the loss of their young daughter head to the deep desert for a healing ritual, where they unexpectedly release sinister forces. REVIEW: There are times when a film suffers from its own ambition when the people behind the project simply aim too high. In the world of low budget film making it is essential to work within …

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Film Review: The Hospital (2013)


SYNOPSIS: Old St. Leopold’s Hospital has many urban legends surrounding it, but the residents of Bridgeport all agree on one thing: tortured souls roam its abandoned halls. The mystery proves too much for a pretty young student who decides to investigate for her senior class project. Unfortunately, she does not find ghosts. She, instead, finds Stanley… serial rapist, murderer, and …

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Film Review: Crossland (2013)


SYNOPSIS: A young jogger named Jason is out doing what he loves, running cross- country. Unknown to him, the runner trespasses into a private property, and is soon lured into a self-sense of security. What seemed like a routine run in the countryside, turns into a heart-pounding nightmare. Fear will run its course. Will Jason ever escape to tell the …

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Film Review: The Cabining (2013)


SYNOPSIS: Todd and Bruce, a hapless horror screenwriting duo, head to a remote artists’ retreat seeking inspiration. Instead, they find death and deception, as, one by one, the other artists get knocked off, each in a more gruesome way than the last. The morbid atmosphere proves perfect for Todd’s writing, but will he live to finish the script? REVIEW: For …

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