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Josh Darling

Writer, film maker, cartoonist, born again atheist, horror, art house, cult and B-movie enthusiast Josh Darling divides his time between writing fiction, painting water colors from his nightmares, drawing cartoons and being a dad. Josh grew up On Long Island but as an adult he "kicked around" most of America --sometimes homeless. He currently divides his time between his home in Tampa and traveling to New York, New England and southern California.

Film Review: Debauchery (1983)


SYNOPSIS: The sexy Ryôko Watanabe stars as Ami, a jaded housewife who pitches herself, body and soul, into the Tokyo decadence of the decade in an attempt to pep up her marriage. She secretly joins the elite “Madame Machiko Society Club” to experiment with discrete sex games and the thrill of making love to anonymous men. The sexual perversion and …

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Film Review: The Hide (2008)


SYNOPSIS: On the windswept Suffolk mudflats creaks a bird-hide, inside which hovers Roy Tunt, a prematurely aged, mildly obsessive-compulsive birder. With one more sighting – the elusive sociable plover – he will have ‘twitched’ the entire British List. Tunt has his shortwave radio, packed-lunch and a portrait of his ex-wife Sandra for company. Suddenly, in the midst of a conversation …

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Film Review: Dead Weight (2012)


SYNOPSIS: Charlie is traveling through the wilderness to find his girlfriend, Samantha, after civilization is destroyed by widespread biological attacks. He must try to survive while dealing with other survivors and his own emotional burdens. REVIEW: The reason I feel in love with horror film was I saw George A. Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead” and it opened my …

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Film Review: Gums (1976)


SYNOPSIS: A killer nympho mermaid with an oral fixation prowls the ocean waters, devouring – up to a point – any man unlucky enough to be swimming naked. REVIEW: So in 1975 Steven Spielberg directs one of the greatest horror films ever made “Jaws” starring Roy Schneider, Richard Shaw, and a then unknown Richard Dreyfuss. This is one of the …

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Film Review: God Bless America (2011)


SYNOPSIS: On a mission to rid society of its most repellent citizens, terminally ill Frank makes an unlikely accomplice in 16-year-old Roxy. REVIEW: “A Dream To Some…–A NIGHTMARE TO OTHERS!” Merlin from John Boorman’s “Excalibur” The television was too loud. It had to be it was competing with the screaming infant in his mother’s arms. The entertainment report was going …

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Film Review: Altered States (1980)


SYNOPSIS: A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically. REVIEW: “Altered States” “He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.” -Dr. Johnson. This film is a juggernaut of intellectual and stylistic eye candy, it is apocalyptic in …

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Film Review: Lair of the White Worm (1988)


SYNOPSIS: In a remote corner of England’s lavish Peak district, a young archaeologist, Angus Flint, unearths a mysterious skull. When Angus escorts Eve and Mary to “holiday” festivities at Lord James’ castle, the sensuous and snakelike Lady Sylvia Marsh seizes the moment – and the skull. Lady Sylvia brings the skull down into the dank recesses of her gothic mansion …

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Film Review: Fascination (1979)


SYNOPSIS: This erotic horror film, set in 1905, tells the story of a thief who seeks refuge in a castle owned by two women, Eva (Brigitte Lahaie) and Elizabeth (Franca Mai). The women are seductive and teasing, but turn out to be part of a vampiric cult of blood-drinking aristocrats. REVIEW: This film is a beautiful piece of genius sexploitation …

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Film Review: The Devils (1971)


SYNOPSIS: This film focuses on an outspoken priest and a group of sexually repressed nuns in 17th-century France. REVIEW: I have this immense feeling of wanting to write about his film yet simultaneously I am at a loss for words merely because the landscape and the grandiose nature of what could be said about such an incredible cinematic achievement is …

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Film Review: Sister Mary (2011)


SYNOPSIS: Homophobic detective Mark Rima (James Vallo) must “partner” up with the very gay and flamboyant Detective Chris Riant (Shawn Quinlan) to stop a serial killing Nun (Judy Tenuta) from offing 5 band members otherwise known as “The Ex Choir Boys.” But when it is determined that the detectives can’t solve the case on their own, expert F.B.I. profiler Agent …

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Film Review: Unhappy Birthday (2010)


SYNOPSIS: Set in and around the remote tidal island of Amen, Unhappy Birthday is the fictional story of three outsiders’ battles against the twisted morals of an antiquated community. Inspired by British cult classics such as The Wicker Man and Hammer House of Horror, the film explores the fear of isolation and nature versus nature. A special birthday party becomes …

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