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Film Review: The Legend of Pumpkin Face (short film) (2014)

SYNOPSIS: As Halloween nears, a group of people begin to realize that the stories of a pumpkin faced killer are more than just an urban legend. REVIEW: Perhaps the most appropriate way to introduce this film is to quote their Buzzfeed page, ‘This is what happens when pumpkins decide to carve back. Viewer discretion is advised. Contains images of gore, …

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Film Review: Ghost Bride (2013)

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 …

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Film Review: The Jungle (2013)

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 …

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Film Review: Chrysalis (2014)

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 …

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

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 …

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Film Review: After (2012)

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 …

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Film Review: Event 15 (2013)

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 …

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Film Review: The Truth About Emanuel (2013)

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 …

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