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Film Review: Love Sick Love (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A ‘boy meets girl’ romance that quickly turns into a twisted thriller. Dori, a sexy siren, traps Norman, a slick New York businessman, and forces him to live through a year of holidays to prove they’re a perfect couple. But with Dori, Valentine’s Day, Christmas and New Year’s celebrations take place over one weekend in an isolated country house ...

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Film Review: Infected (2013)

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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: I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of teenagers in Colorado find themselves being stalked and killed one-by-one by a mysterious figure with a hook, exactly one year after they covered up a friends’ accidental death… REVIEW: I have to confess, of the films spawned from the success of Scream and it’s sequels, the original I Know What You Did Last Summer was probably ...

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Film Review: Rituals (1977)

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SYNOPSIS: Five doctors on a wilderness outing are stalked by disfigured, crazed killers. REVIEW: It would be fair to say I hadn’t heard of Peter Carter’s Rituals before, either in this form or by its other name The Creeper. Now I have seen it I am a little embarrassed as this film is a crucial piece in the history of ...

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Film Review: Stitches (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A clown comes back from the dead to haunt those who took his life during a fatal party mishap. REVIEW: Comedy horror is something that will always polarise audiences. Should the film primarily be a horror with some funny lines or should it be a laugh out loud affair with a few gory bits? From writer / director Conor ...

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Film Review: Riddle (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: College student Holly Teller (Elisabeth Harnois) is drawn to the mysterious small town of Riddle, Pennsylvania in search of her missing brother. Against the will of the local Sheriff (Val Kilmer) and town elder (William Sadler), she begins to unravel a mystery connected to an abandoned psychiatric hospital on the edge of town, uncovering a terrifying past the town ...

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Film Review: U.F.O. (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Friends get together for a night out in a bar. Life is wonderful as a couple share their proposal moment. When, suddenly strange things start to happen. Loss of power. Throughout the city. No phones, no lights, just darkness as the friends try to cope. Then an invasion from UFOs, big ones! The sky is darkened by the ships ...

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Film Review: The Awakened (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A category three hurricane is headed straight to Miami. Five friends decide to have a hurricane party to weather the storm. They close the doors and the hurricane shutters and are locked inside for the night. After a while, they grow weary of playing drinking games. That’s when they decide to recreate a spiritual healing that they saw a ...

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

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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: State of Emergency (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Chaos consumes a small town when a chemical facility explodes releasing a deadly toxin. Moments after the leak, the town’s residents show signs of mutation, causing the military to quarantine the area leaving any survivors helpless and trapped inside. The story follows Jim, a young man isolated within the red zone, as he eludes flesh eating zombies in an ...

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Film Review: Lake Noir (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of friends head off for a secluded getaway and encounter more than they bargained for. ‘Nothing good happens at this lake’ warns Ol’ Mr. McAvoy to a group of unsuspecting campers looking forward to a sex and alcohol fueled romp at a secluded lake. Little do they know the lake’s sordid past, the lake’s horrible atrocities and ...

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Film Review: Reel Evil (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Struggling filmmakers – Kennedy, Cory and James – finally catch the break they were looking for when they are hired to shoot a ‘behind-the-scenes’ documentary for a major studio production. But their dream job quickly turns into a nightmare when they explore the legendary, haunted location and find something far worse than anything Hollywood could create. Terror becomes reality ...

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Film Review: Psycho Killer (2012)

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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: Thale (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Norwegian folklore turns out to be real when Leo and Elvis encounter Thale in a basement. A regular cleaning job turns into a struggle for survival, while they’re trying to figure out what or who Thale is REVIEW: Before I sit down to review any film I carry out some basic research. I purposely avoid other reviews, plot spoilers ...

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