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Interview: Mike Mendez – Director (Big Ass Spider, The Gravedancers, Convent)

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Mike Mendez, the director of such goofy, gory fare as “The Gravedancers” and “Convent” , has recently stepped behind the camera again, this time orchestrating there mayhem wrought on the City of Angels by one hell of a bug in Epic Pictures “Big Ass Spider!”  He took the time to talk to HorrorNews.net about defying expectations, the joy of killing …

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Interview: Zach Green

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This interview serves as a bit of a mea culpa (I’d like to think, anyways). Zach Green, my interviewee. first approached me to be interviewed for HorrorNews.net site a while ago. I agreed. Unfortunately, the last few months have been deeply harrowing , healthwise, for this particular writer, and Zach requested an interview just before I fell down the rabbit …

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Film Review: Expiration (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Four participants sign up for a mysterious medical test. REVIEW: Desperate times call for desperate measures. Cliche statement, that might be, but, its all too true, sadly. In an oftentimes rocky economic world, people can be driven to extremes in a bid for survival. Some take grueling shifts at burger joints, some do dirty deeds for dirt cheap, and …

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Film Review: Germ Z (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: The military’s attempt to shoot down an orbiting satellite unleashes a space-borne epidemic on a remote, small town. REVIEW: The deputy sheriff of the sleepy town known as Preacher’s Mill meets in the woods for a early morning tryst with a ginger haired jogging lady. At the same two become one in the biblical sense, a meteor of unknown …

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Film Review: The Trouble with Barry (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Barry Montenegro, a ruthless, cynical, politically incorrect, and quite possibly sociopathic Hollywood actor becomes the prime suspect when a series of brutal murders rocks his latest production. REVIEW: Barry, Barry, Barry…so many troubles you have! The Barry of the title is a self absorbed, out, but not too flaming gay actor whose multiple brushes with the law and party …

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Film Review: Adopting Terror (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Tim and Cheryl Broadbent are excited to finally adopt Mona, a beautiful baby girl until the baby’s biological father starts stalking them, and their world turns upside down, through intimidation, manipulation, and violence, he is determined to take his daughter back. REVIEW: With a title like “Adopting Terror”, one could perhaps assume that this film was a B movie. …

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Film Review: Doom (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: Space Marines are sent to investigate strange events at a research facility on Mars but find themselves at the mercy of genetically enhanced killing machines. REVIEW: Full disclosure: when I was assigned to watch and review the film, “Doom” , the 2005 release based on the popular eponymous video game, I was more than a little skeptical about it. …

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Film Review: If I Am Your Mirror (short film) (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A psychologically scarred Civil War veteran’s journey to the gallows. Inspired by the 19th century Romantic era painting and Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’. REVIEW: It could be argued that for a short film to be effective, it must be able to grab the audiences’ attention from the start. “If I am your Mirror” does just that, and …

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Film Review: Flesh Eaters: A Love Story (short film) (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Today’s the day that Troy will propose to his long-time sweetheart Jamie. Unfortunately, the very first days of the zombie apocalypse have arrived, which leaves Troy a little more of a challenge to get to his beloved who is trapped in her office building. Will he make it in time? REVIEW: According to the opening minutes of “Flesh Eaters”, …

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Film Review: The Lost Episode (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Instead, they discover something completely unexpected and find themselves  fighting for their lives as a maniacal surgeon picks them off one at a time. REVIEW: A group of teenaged friends, or, rather, a group of actors who may only resemble teenagers obviously pretending to be friends, decide to check out the local abandoned mental asylum, known as Penhurst, before …

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