Author Archives: Josh Darling

Film Review: The Devil’s Double (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A chilling vision of the House of Saddam Hussein comes to life through the eyes of the man who was forced to become the double of Hussein’s sadistic son REVIEW: Okay before I get into this review there are a few disclaimers that I have to start with, because the film is a bit of a hand grenade. 1.  I understand that films (even Hollywood films) are used as propaganda during times of war. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Child’s Eye (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of friends find themselves stranded in an old hotel. As they uncover the history beneath the walls they’re slowly drawn into its sinister past making it harder to get out alive! REVIEW:

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Film Review: The Hide (2008)

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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 with Sandra’s portrait, the hide door blows open and a bedraggled stranger – unshaven, edgy … Continue reading

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Film Review: Unhappy Birthday (2010)

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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 a living nightmare for City-dwelling couple Sadie and Rick and their friend Johnny. They visit … Continue reading

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Interview: John Lechago (Bio-Slime, KillJoy 3, Blood Gnome)

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Every now and then there is a director who makes a movie and just “explodes” on to the scene which their micro budget independent and they are totally embraced the world and suddenly you have you have you’re “Blair Witches” and you’re “Paranormal Activities.” Other times a director makes a good film but still have to work like hell to get their work out there. John Lachego might not be blowing up over night but … Continue reading

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Film Review: Killjoy 3 (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: The demon clown Killjoy is resurrected once again, but this time he is not given the name of his victim and is trapped in his realm. Using a magic mirror he lures four unsuspecting college students into his realm where he can have his macabre fun! A mysterious man returns and we finally discover who Killjoy’s true target is! REVIEW: I have to tip toe carefully with my review of “Killjoy 3”mostly because I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kissed (1996)

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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 little bit depressing film dealing with the emotional responses of the necrophiliac trying to have … Continue reading

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Film Review: Undocumented (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A documentary crew accompany a group of illegal immigrants crossing the Border, but their plans run afoul when they are captured by a gang of sadistic radicals in New Mexico. REVIEW: So I’m going to jump in with a the plot of this film in a sentence: 20 something’s shooting a documentary on illegal immigration traveling with a bunch of coyotes (the people not the dogs) get abducted by a minute men style group … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kill Katie Malone (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: College students and best friends Ginger Matheson, Jim Duncan, and Kyle “Dixie” Canning, pool their cash to buy a “ghost” in an online auction. The three think it’s all a goof, but once they open up the antique box to examine their “treasure,” they unleash the vengeful spirit of an Irish servant girl who has been wreaking havoc on her owners throughout the generations REVIEW: I am the most indulgent non-believer you’re ever going … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Island of the Cannibal Death Gods (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Three men, trying to escape from the prying eyes of the media, book a fishing charter and get more than they bargained for. REVIEW: Before you sit down to watch this film I have one very serious question to ask you: Would you like some cheese with your pineapple spiced ham? With that out of the way let me talk about this cheesy and wonderfully hammy film and I say that with love. Granted … Continue reading

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Film Review: Killer Condom (1996)

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SYNOPSIS: The plot takes place in New York, and in the present. In a Hotel called “Quicky” a professor blackmails a student of his into having sex with him. But when the professor puts on a condom, the carnivorous condom bites off his penis and disappears. Detective Mackaroni who gets the case thinks that the college girl just bit off her teacher’s penis! Mackaroni goes to the motel himself to check out the crime scene, … Continue reading

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Interview: Victoria De Mare (Contagion, Werewolf in a Women’s Prison..)

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Victoria De Mare has been dubbed one of “Hollywood’s Hottest Scream Queens” and clocking over 44 roles since 1999 it’s a title that will most likely be sticking. Some of the high lights of her career are her humorously sexy roll as Batty Boop in “KillJoy 3” which will make you feel pretty f*cked up for finding a clown that hot. As well as a hair raising performance a locked up abroad lycanthrope in “Werewolf … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bio Slime (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Seven misfits are trapped by a flesh eating slime creature. And no TV! REVIEW: “Contagion” is a film that I’m happy that I have a screener copy of because I had to watch it twice before being able to write a review for it. Mostly because I enjoyed it so much, the hard part for me in writing the review is the entire film is just a whole lot of “bad fun.” It’s a … Continue reading

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About Josh Darling

Writer, cartoonist, social anarchist and born again atheist, horror, cult and B-movie enthusiast Josh Darling divides his time between trying to raise or steal the money and equipment to make his own low budget opuses, writing reviews for HorrorNews.Net and raising 4 children to survive the Zombie Apocalypse. He is currently working on a pro-atheist comic book series called "The Adventures of Pete and Steve" done in the style of religious "tracks."


As a child he was forbidden to watch horror films and due to said film being a taboo he became obsessed with them. Later during a deep depression while working at a video store back in 1995 Josh started watching 3 - 7 movies a day and by best guess has probably seen close to 20,000 films. He owns thousands of rare and hard to find horror, art and silent films. Please do not ask him for a copy of "La Fin Absolute De Mond" because he will not share it.