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Film Review: Game of Werewolves (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Tomas is a writer who becomes intent on revisiting his childhood home when a secret curse reveals itself and plagues his hometown. REVIEW: Nothing beats watching a good monster movie. Unfortunately it has become rather difficult to find premium monster content in more contemporary films. Hollywood every couple of years will aim to rehash something like Godzilla or King Kong, and although I would not go as far as saying these films are terrible … Continue reading

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Film Review: My Amityville Horror (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: It was December of 1975 when the Lutz family moved into the house that would later be infamously known for paranormal events. The oldest son of the family, Daniel Lutz, had not discussed what drove the family out of their home on Ocean Avenue until now—thirty-five years later. REVIEW: Many films have been made on the topic of the Amityville horror. It all began with Jay Anson’s book, “The Amityville Horror: A True Story” … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)

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   SYNOPSIS: When a viral zombie outbreak is unleashed in east London, a colorful group of cockneys decide to wage war against the undead. REVIEW: “Aw fokin’ ell yea!” pretty much sums up the movie going experience while watching Cockneys vs. Zombies. Director Matthias Hoene’s first feature length debut was a smash hit at its Canadian premiere last night. The film is a typical “zomedy”—a term coined by Hoene, in that it is as full … Continue reading

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Film Review: American Mary (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Mary is a medical student hoping to become a surgeon when a tragic event changes her course. She decides to pursue a career in body modification but with dire consequences. REVIEW: The rape-revenge subgenre of horror is a lively one, and one laden with cliché most of the time. I’ve always loved films like I Spit on Your Grave and Last House on the Left because not only were they endowed with strong female … Continue reading

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Film Review: Crawl (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A mysterious Croatian man is hired by a small town bar owner to kill an acquaintance. Little does he know, the mysterious man has another plan up his sleeve, which includes taking one of his own employees for hostage. REVIEW: Sometimes the prettiest movies are the dullest. Sadly, the debut effort from Australia’s China brothers suffers from this fate. The narrative follows three main characters that could not be more different in terms of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bait (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Josh and his fiancé Tina are planning on moving away to Singapore after their marriage. When a freak shark attack kills Tina’s brother, Josh is plagued with guilt over not saving his life and his relationship with Tina crumbles. A year later Josh is working at a grocery store when he runs into Tina again. As fate would have it, a giant tsunami hits and floods the store, leaving Josh, Tina, and slew of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Crowsnest (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Five friends embark on a trip to the cottage for a birthday weekend but one detour causes their entire trip to crumble when they encounter an RV with some vicious passengers. REVIEW: So much has been done in the found footage genre that it has now infiltrated the mainstream. Mention-worthy films range from Cannibal Holocaust to the Paranormal Activity franchise and independents such as V/H/S that also wish to contribute to fast-growing subgenre. I … Continue reading

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About cinefemale

Lover of blood, sex, violence and all things dirty. I’m a current film student at the University of Toronto, working on my specialist Honors B.A. in Cinema Studies aka. I’m a slave to academia. My love of horror is broad and expansive but my primary interests concern feminist ideology and representations in horror as well as East Asian horror (Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, etc.) Writer behind cinefemale.com.