Author Archives: Lizzie Duncan

Film Review: Odd Thomas (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: In a California desert town, a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces REVIEW: Originally a novel by Dean Koontz, Odd Thomas is a great little film about a guy with the special ability to be able to communicate with the dead, as well as seeing the evil invisible creatures that linger around when death is soon to be present. The storyline is rich in … Continue reading

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Film Review: In Fear (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Trapped in a maze of country roads with only their vehicle for protection, Tom and Lucy are terrorized by an unseen tormentor exploiting their worst fears. Eventually they realize they’ve let the evil in – it’s sitting in their car REVIEW: Fear. It is at the heart of all horror movies and was the theme that inspired Jeremy Lovering to create this film. He wanted to ask the question ‘does fear inevitably lead to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Gingerclown (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: 1983: A group of high school students are having a great time near Hollywood Hills at the weekend when they bump into the Loser from their school, Sam, who’s just on his way home. Sam would do anything in order to get Jenny’s attention, one of prettiest girls in school. Unfortunately she’s also the girlfriend of the school’s bully, Biff, the quarterback of the football team. Biff and his buddies are keen to take … Continue reading

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Film Review: Buck Wild (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A hunting vacation goes horribly awry for 4 friends after they accidentally shoot the lease’s land owner. REVIEW: I can’t help but have a certain amount of admiration for Buck Wild, simply because it isn’t trying to be anything it’s not – it knows it’s not the best film ever, but simply embraces its lowly position on the horror totem pole. Described as a tongue-in-cheek movie, there are definite similarities to be drawn with … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Invoking (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: After inheriting a house from the family she never knew, Samantha Harris (Trin Miller) and three friends head to rural Sader Ridge to inspect the property. Soon after arriving, Sam begins to experience horrific visions of savage brutality and unspeakable evil. Plagued by the sinister forces closing in around her, Sam descends into a waking nightmare when the demons from her past refuse to stay buried any longer. REVIEW: Despite the fact that The … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Facility (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Eight volunteers find themselves fighting for their lives when a drug trial goes horribly wrong.

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Film Review: Shadow Dancer (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Set in 1990s Belfast, an active member of the IRA becomes an informant for MI5 in order to protect her son’s welfare. REVIEW: This is a fairly decent little thriller surrounding the Troubles that took place in Ireland just a few decades ago. It tells the story of a woman who, acting as part of the IRA, plants a bomb on the London underground (which fails to go off) who is then arrested and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Nothing Left to Fear (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A family’s journey toward a better life is interrupted by an unstable man of the cloth. REVIEW: Despite the fact that the iconic name ‘Slash’ (aka from Guns ‘n’ Roses fame) produced this movie, it turned out to be a fairly average horror film which managed to throw in a couple of scares but nothing ground-breaking. I’ve noticed that over the past few years, along with handheld films, religious horror seems to have exploded … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zombie Hunter (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Zombie Hunter” follows the vengeful HUNTER in his journey through the post-apocalyptic, zombie-infested wasteland. Killing in the name of the family he lost, he teams up with a group of survivors and face the deadly mutations that challenge their survival. REVIEW: I’m going to say this right from the start – this is a movie that should not be taken too seriously. The storyline is predictable. The characters are clichés. The dialogue is cheesy … Continue reading

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Film Review: Battlefield Death Tales (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: 3 interlocking stories from the dark days of World War 2. A soldier on a suicide mission. A troubled family with a monster in their bomb shelter. A supernatural investigator on her most dangerous assignment yet.

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Film Review: Theatre of the Deranged (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Andy the Arsonist welcomes everyone to his theater of derange for a wild night of thrills, chills and spills. Andy kick’s off the night by hosting five short horror films from some of the best Horror Writer/Directors in the indie scene. REVIEW: As this film is actually an anthology containing five short indie films (each done by a different director), I thought that it would actually be more appropriate to review each one individually. … Continue reading

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Film Review: You Can’t Kill Stephen King (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of friends visit a lake where horror author Stephen King lives, and start getting killed off one at a time.

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Film Review: Remote (short film) (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Temporarily connected in time, a man tries to prevent the murder of a young woman, living in his house 30 years in the past. REVIEW: Let’s not beat around the bush with this – I was really impressed when I watched this short film. And apparently, others were too as Remote won 41 Official Film Festival Selections across the globe and 11 ‘Winner’ Awards. It was in fact so good, that a feature length … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hold Your Fire (short film) (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A ghostly soldier comes face to face with the grim reality of his war-torn existence on the battlefield and beyond in this award-winning short film directed by Wes Benscoter REVIEW:

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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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