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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: 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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Film Review: Kissed (1996)

SYNOPSIS: Over the years, a child’s romantic ideals about death blossom into necrophilia, the study of embalming and the most profound relationship of her life. REVIEW: Titles of films can sometimes be very misleading, in the case of “Kissed” I am very happy to say that this is not a stupid romantic comedy. This is a highly romantic and a …

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