Author Archives: John Townsend

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 Paranormal Activity With The Devil Inside The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (for the remainder … Continue reading

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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 attempt to win back his freedom. REVIEW: Entering into the zombie genre, or taking on … Continue reading

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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 the resident of the lake who does not take kindly to visitors. ‘Michael J Gonzalez’ … Continue reading

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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 for the filmmakers as they uncover the malevolent secrets of the hospital, and the sinister … Continue reading

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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 to time you will watch a film that is more of a sensory challenge than … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hold your Breath (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of friends on a weekend camping trip find themselves being picked off one by one when one member of the group refuses to abide by the urban myth that you can breathe in evil spirits when passing cemeteries.

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Film Review: The Occultist (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: When a group of med students go to take their final exams, they find themselves subjects of a twisted and bloody Satanic ritual led by their professor. It’s up to two of them to save all. REVIEW: In these austere times it is admirable for a film to be produced for a relatively small budget. I don’t meant the micro-budget films such as Everyone Must Die which are made for less than the price … Continue reading

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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 and the like but try and find something out about the cast and crew, or … Continue reading

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Film Review: Holy Motors (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the life of Monsieur Oscar, a shadowy character who journeys from one life to the next. He is, in turn, captain of industry, assassin, beggar, monster, family man… REVIEW: Holy Motors is a strange film. There, I’ve said it. There really was no other way to start. I have considered this film for some time now and viewed it more than once as I was concerned … Continue reading

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Film Review: American Grindhouse (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A documentary about the history of exploitation movies, from the silent movie era to the 1970s. REVIEW: Before I begin let me first state that I love film history and film trivia. I look forward to the DVD extras that in many cases are longer than the actual film they accompany. I love the insights you get from directors, actors and producers; those little snippets of information the audience would never normally be party … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Unmoved Mover (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A head of a factory starts using one of his female workers as a toy in more and more sadistic ways. REVIEW: From time to time a film comes along that will completely divide an audience. There is black and white, love or hate, nothing in between. Unmoved Mover is one of these films. Directed by Lukasz Barczyk it is a psychological journey through sexual abuse and the suppressed desires and emotions of men … Continue reading

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Film Review: Psychos In The Woods (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A motley group of friends go camping in a remote forest where people have been disappearing for several years. What starts as an innocent weekend of fun turns into an ordeal of backwoods terror as a group of psychotic wood-dwellers starts stalking the friends. Capture leads to torture and mayhem, and the friends are killed off one by one. It all leads to a final confrontation between the sole survivor and the deadliest wood-dwelling … Continue reading

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Film Review: Barricade (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A father’s quiet retreat to the woods with his two children turns into a fight for survival. REVIEW: The idea of a group or an individual trapped in a cabin situated in the middle of nowhere is not a new one. In face it has featured with great regularity across the horror genre from the slasher teen classic Friday 13th to the psycologically fraught Bug via the flesh dissolving disease in Cabin Fever. Now … Continue reading

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Film Review: Everyone Must Die! (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: When it comes to your town, no one can run, no one can hide, EVERYONE MUST DIE! A pattern of similar killings occurs, leaving small towns aghast with grief and suspicion. When the massacre left Kyle’s sister in the coroner’s office, he vowed to solve the mystery behind the gruesome pattern of slaughter and find out where this seemingly death-proof killer will strike next. Join us as this tale of gore spreads from town … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Scar Crow (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: From 1450 for 300 years European communities panic with the fear of witches living among them. The witch-hunts seek out, torture and murder ten’s of thousands of mainly women. The 3 Tanner sisters live in fear after their mother is hanged for witchcraft, in her absence their father takes advantage of his daughters leaving the family somewhere between life and death cursed for an eternity REVIEW: When watching The Scar Crow it is difficult … Continue reading

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Film Review: Werewolf The Beast Among Us (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A monstrous creature terrorizes a 19th Century European village by moonlight and a young man struggles to protect his loved ones from an unspeakable scourge in Werewolf: The Beast Among Us, Universal Studios’ all-new addition to its time-honored legacy of classic monsters. During his studies with the local doctor (Stephen Rea), Daniel (Guy Wilson) witnesses the horrific consequences of werewolf attacks. Watching as the beast’s fearsome reputation draws bounty hunters, thrill seekers and charlatans … Continue reading

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