Author Archives: Lizzie Duncan

Film Review: The Jungle (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Big cat conservationist LARRY BLACK and his filmmaker brother BEN travel into the Indonesian jungle to find and document the rare and endangered Javan Leopard. As they travel deeper and deeper into the jungle they realize they are being stalked by a deadly predator. REVEW: To be brutally honest, I came away from watching The Jungle feeling very disappointed and a little cheated. It was just boring, boring, boring from start to finish. In … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Beast (short film) (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: THE BEAST is a short horror film about the internal struggle that a father faces when his young boy is afflicted with the curse of the werewolf. REVIEW: Saying that this is simply another werewolf movie doesn’t do The Beast any justice whatsoever. Yes, the main premise is very closely tied with the concept of a werewolf, but this short film focuses more on a father’s moral dilemma. Should you kill your son because … Continue reading

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Film Review: Chrysalis (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Joshua and Penelope are survivors of a deadly infection that laid waste to humanity 25 years ago. When they encounter fellow survivor Abira, their lives are forever changed as they fight off the remnants of the infected. REVIEW: Zombie films have always been fairly popular. From the old classics like George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead (1978) to Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later (2002), for some reason those flesh-eating folk always seem to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Speak No Evil (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A single mother fights to protect her daughter from demonically possessed children and a town gone mad. REVIEW:

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Film Review: Witchfinder (short film) (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A small community lives in fear of the Satanic evil that festers within the dark forests that surround their small village. One night, a love-struck villager ventures into the oppressive woods in search of forbidden magic and ancient rites. To aid them, the townsfolk enlist the aid of William Thatcher Blake, a witch hunter whose arrival stirs a cauldron of terror that threatens to engulf them all in a bloody pit of horror! REVIEW: … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ghost Bride (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Supernatural thriller from New Zealand filmmaker David Blyth following the romance between Chinese immigrant Jason Chen and Kiwi girl Skye. When Chen proposes to Skye, tensions arise from his parents and the woman they wanted him to wed, Mei Ling. But the traditional Chinese culture clash is nothing compared to the conflict of two worlds: the living and the dead.

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Film Review: Vampire Academy (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, half human-half vampire, a guardian of the Moroi, peaceful, mortal vampires living discreetly within our world. Her calling is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires, the Strigo

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Film Review: Devil’s Knot (2012) – Review 2

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SYNOPSIS: The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual. REVIEW: Making a film about such a high profile case – the West Memphis Three – was always going to be tricky, especially as there’s been so much on it already (what with the dozens of books as well as a bunch of documentaries, including the popular Paradise Lost … Continue reading

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Film Review: In Defence of Traditional Marriage (short film) (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: This satire of the marriage equality movement is presented with a documentary feel, until an act 2 twist brings in classic horror tropes. REVIEW: Marriage is not often a topic for a horror, even a horror short, and so I was most curious about what to expect from this 6-minute piece. I was pleasantly surprised and thought that the juxtaposition of romance and horror worked a treat. Because the lighting was kept very ‘nice’ … Continue reading

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Film Review: Call Me Crazy (short film) (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A charming young cannibal tries to win over a relationship-jaded vampire within the confines of an insane asylum. REVIEW: This insane horror short has got to be the only one of its kind – described as a cannibal/vampire rom-com on their Facebook page, this is certainly not something many people have encountered before. (Vampires and werewolves, now that’s a different story!). I loved the quirky style of Call Me Crazy and thought that the … Continue reading

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Film Review: After (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: When two bus crash survivors awake to discover that they are the only people left in their town, they work together to unravel the truth behind the strange events. REVIEW: It is always nice to see a film that successfully combines a variety of genres, and After does just that – with elements of sci-fi, horror and romance all featuring at some point or another. Indeed, I know that most films these days are … Continue reading

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Film Review: Like a Doll (short film) (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: 2014 French short horror film directed by Joseph Catté REVIEW: I’ve long believed that the French make some of the most f*cked up horror movies ever released (how about Baise Moi, Irreversible, Inside, Martyrs, In My Skin – to name just a few!) and Like a Doll – despite being only 5 minutes long – seems to fall comfortably into this idea as well. The story itself is told with subtlety and much is left … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kiddy Kiddy Bang Bang (short film) (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Killer twin sisters wage war on a monster who just attacked their friend. REVIEW:

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Film Review: Call Girl (short film) (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: “In one man’s attempt to exploit his date night via video-chat, he ends up sharing something far more disturbing.”

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Film Review: Event 15 (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Three soldiers get trapped in an elevator when terrorists set off a dirty bomb. But when White escapes, her world turns upside down as she realizes nothing is what it seems. REVIEW: As a big fan of psychological horror, Event 15 ticked a lot of boxes for me. It explored relationships between people in a highly stressful situation, as well as throwing a few curve balls in there to keep the audience guessing. Tension … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Truth About Emanuel (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Emanuel (Kaya Scodelario), a troubled young woman, becomes preoccupied with her mysterious new neighbor (Jessica Biel), who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother. REVIEW: This is a dark drama exploring issues of loss, motherhood and secrets, and there’s an intensity to this film that some might find unsettling. I’m not entirely sure if the more surrealistic elements of the film worked, but there was certainly a fresh and creepy quality present throughout … Continue reading

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