Author Archives: Lea Lawrynowicz

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 people, and taking inspiration from the atomic age. First of all, congrats on the movie! … Continue reading

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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 hole of ill heath (lucky him). In hindsight, it probably would have been better if … Continue reading

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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 some, like the four people we meet in “Expiration” offer themselves up as human guinea … Continue reading

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Film Review: In the Dark (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: After an accident, a woman hires a caretaker to help her adjust to life as a blind woman. Before long, she is embroiled in a fight for her life. Will she learn to protect herself using her only remaining senses in time to save her life? REVIEW: Allie Leer, played by Elisabeth Rohm, is having a fairly swell evening at the beginning of “In the Dark”. An already successful visual artist, her latest exhibit … Continue reading

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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 origin slams to Earth, knocking out a satellite (that the military is trying to shoot … Continue reading

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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 hardy, irresponsible lifestyle has left his career struggling for breath on the beaches of Malibu. … Continue reading

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Interview: Reese Eveneshen (Dead Genesis)

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In the world of indie films, you’ll find yourself a lot of people who talk big, but pull off very little. Toronto based filmmaker Reese Eveneshen is not one of these people. With his 2010 zombie flick “Dead Genesis” hitting shelves recently, he gave a refreshingly candid interview with HorrorNews about being a Jack of all Trades in the mighty genre known as horror. 1) Who are you, and what do you do? Well, among … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Helpers (2012)

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SYNOPSIS Seven friends on a road trip to Las Vegas break down near a rest-stop motel, where they encounter a seemingly helpful group of people. Convinced to stay overnight, the friends wake up in their rooms to a gruesome and bloody terror.

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Film Review: Nobody Gets Out Alive (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of college students escape their troubled lives but only to find themselves fighting for their lives from a revenge seeking mad man.

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Film Review: Bunker of Blood (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: It’s The End of the World, No One Gets Out Alive.. REVIEW: Judging from the name, one might assume ( or hope) that “Bunker of Blood” is perhaps a World War 2 shoot em’ up kind of film…perhaps something high camp, or at least with buckets of gore… You would be seriously wrong in your assumptions. It’s more than a little difficult to discuss the plot of “Bunker of Blood”, since the film is … Continue reading

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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. I can assure you, it is no B film. It deserves a grade much, much … Continue reading

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Film Review: Death Race 3: Inferno (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Convicted cop-killer Carl Lucas, aka Frankenstein, is a superstar driver in the brutal prison yard demolition derby known as Death Race. Only one victory away from winning freedom for himself and his pit crew. REVIEW: According to this film, in a world that is supposed to be our own, the number one spectator sport is called the “Death Race”. What pray tell, is a “Death Race” ? This “sport” takes place on Terminal Island, … Continue reading

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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. Films based on video games rarely prove to be high quality in most departments other … Continue reading

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Film Review: Vampire Party (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: This Party Is Going To Suck. REVIEW: Oh la la , zee zany French and zer zany comedy! Yes, it a bit of a cliche to classify a huge part of French film as broad, slapsticky, and yes, even “zany” comedy, but, whilst I’m sure there are many a French funny film that use subtler, more sly humour, “Vampire Party”, is certainly not one of them. To be fair, no one would really blame … Continue reading

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Film Review: Born of Earth (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Over centuries humans have been mysteriously disappearing with no explanations, just hushed whispers in the dark. On the surface Prophet Hills seems like a perfect place to live and raise a family, but Danny Kessler (Baldwin) has seen better days. This is one man’s journey to find the culprit of the ultimate sacrifice he’s endured. He must face his demons and go back to the place that has haunted him. He must convince family, … Continue reading

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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 it does it in a fairly unique way. “Mirror” employs rotoscoping for its full duration. … Continue reading

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