Author Archives: Lea Lawrynowicz

Film Review: I’m Dead (short film) (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A couple of friends in a nature hike, what was to be a quiet day of relaxation, you will soon become a nightmare without end. REVIEW: Whoa. I know Italians are known for speaking quickly, but the pace in which the dialogue flies by in this Italian language short is ridiculous. The English subtitles whizzed by at such breakneck speed it was very difficult to figure out at first what was even going on. … Continue reading

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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”, the infamous “bath salts zombie” attack that sent the internet a reeling WAS in fact … Continue reading

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Interview: Justin McConnell (The Eternal)

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Justin McConnell spoke to HorrorNews only a scant few months ago, and in the meantime, the Toronto based horror maker has continued to move and shake it in a notoriously prickly and fickle industry. He took some time to talk to us yet again about the various developments happening in his always promising career, as well as impart some hard won wisdom about the industry of moving pictures. Since you last spoke to HorrorNews.net, you’ve … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rise of the Zombies (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Survivors of a zombie plague escape their island refuge (Alcatraz) when it’s overrun, risking the outside world to find a scientist who is rumored to have found a cure for the disease. REVIEW: If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair…because, according to the Syfy channel’s original movie, “Rise of the Zombies”, California is overrun with the living dead. The combination of sun and rotting flesh is … Continue reading

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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 it is turned into a themed amusement attraction (no, I’m not kidding). Led by a … Continue reading

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Film Review: In Their Skin (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: The Hughes cottage vacation is violently interrupted by a family on a murderous and identity stealing journey, in search of the “perfect” life. After the accidental death of their daughter, Mark and Mary (Joshua lose and Selma Blair, respectively) load up their car with their dog, surviving son (Quinn Lord), and a ton of cliches. In an effort to fix their crumbling marriage,they do what any grieving family would do and head out for … Continue reading

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Interview: Darryl Shaw (Android Re-Enactment, ABC’s of Death)

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For those who don’t like horror films (and alas, there are some-what terrible lives they must lead), they oftentimes claim that the genre relies too heavily on base ideas, such as sex and violence. Whilst there are some filmmakers (you know who you are) who do like to lean too heavily on the crutches of boobs and blood, there are plenty of others who have chosen to take these elements and twist them into something … Continue reading

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Interview: Ryan Andrews (Sick)

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I come from the land of the ice and snow, also known as Canada. Despite my home and native land’s notoriously frightfully frigid temperatures, Canada is not largely known internationally for its ability to conjure scares. Curious, since our history harbours its fair share of moments of blackness (The legend of the Black Donnelley’s, the forced internment of the Japanese during World War Two, the centuries long abuse of Native citizens, forced sterilzations of handicapped … Continue reading

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