Author Archives: Lizzie Duncan

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: A Chance in Hell (short film) (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A Chance in Hell is set in the winter of 1944 in Nazi-occupied Germany. US soldiers stumble upon a secret Nazi facility that has been overrun by creatures that were REVIEW: The Americans never cease to enjoy using the Nazis as a backdrop for all manner of evil doings in their movies, and the short film A Chance in Hell is certainly no exception. The story revolves around a scientific experiment that the Nazis … Continue reading

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Film Review: Gallowwalkers (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A cursed gunman (Snipes) whose victims come back from the dead recruits a young warrior to help in the fight against a gang of zombies. REVIEW: It’s difficult to know where to begin with writing a review of the film Gallowwalkers, mainly because there are so many problems with it. It would probably be easier for me to point out the parts which didn’t suck! Wait…there weren’t any. Therefore, this has become more of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Evidence (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A detective hunts down a killer using video footage shot by the victims of a massacre at an abandoned gas station. REVIEW: I actually thought that the premise for Evidence, although entirely farcical given that if you were running for your life you would not make the decision to film your terrified struggles, was an interesting one which had potential to make a great film. For this reason, I did want to like the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Summer Scars (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of teens are faced with a life-changing experience when they meet a deranged drifter. REVIEW: As a viewer, you must be patient with Summer Scars, because even with a running time of just over an hour, it takes a while for things to really warm up. Towards the end things get pretty disturbing though, so most horror fans won’t be disappointed. Perhaps what makes Summer Scars scarier than most is the fact … Continue reading

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Film Review: Silent But Deadly (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Thomas Capper is an unconventional and mysterious serial killer who takes aim at a Hollywood film set, by unleashing his own brand of retribution on the cast and crew. REVIEW: One of the taglines for this movie was – Boobs and Blood…’Nuff said – and this is pretty much a perfect summary of the film Silent But Deadly. Indeed, a pair of boobs comes out in under a minute of screen time and I … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Missouri Strain (short film) (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A family threatened by a nationwide biological apocalypse flees everyday city life to survive. REVIEW: What with the recent success of World War Z (an intelligent, realistic zombie movie featuring Brad Pitt, with an estimated budget of $400,000,000), it is tricky for a short film like The Missouri Strain to pack much of a punch. The similarity between the story lines for both of these films works to the detriment of the latter. They … Continue reading

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Film Review: Beyond the Basement Door (short film) (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: What needs to be locked away?

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Film Review: The S From Hell (short film) (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Built around interviews with survivors still traumatized from viewing the logo after shows like Bewitched or The Monkees, the film brings their stories to life with animation, found footage, and reenactments. REVIEW: This quirky and light-hearted short film uses a pseudo documentary technique to try to turn something innocent – like a logo and the sound of a synthesiser – and turn it into something a bit more sinister and suspicious. The S From … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dark Circles (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Alex and Penny are sick of the hectic city life and decide a move out to the country to raise their newborn child. But they don’t expect the horrors threatening their relationship and family. REVIEW: I really do feel torn after watching Dark Circles, because there are some aspects which are so good yet some aspects which are abysmal. The correct word for describing the film is probably – confused. The introduction was strong, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Judas Ghost (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A team of professional ghost finders are trapped in an old village hall. The haunting they set out to investigate turns out to be far worse than they anticipated. Who will survive and what will be left of their souls? REVIEW: ‘Ghosts don’t make places bad. Bad places make ghosts.’ This quote from Simon R. Green, New York Times best-selling author, adequately sums up the nature of this British independent horror film. Judas Ghost … Continue reading

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Film Review: House of Wax (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit REVIEW: I find it extremely amusing that one of the key marketing tools for House of Wax was that it gives the audience an opportunity to see Paris Hilton get killed! But if that is all of the incentive you need (plus we get to witness her giving a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blood the Last Vampire (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: On the surface, Saya is a stunning 16-year-old, but that youthful exterior hides the tormented soul of a 400-year-old “halfling.” Born to a human father and a vampire mother, she has for centuries been a loner obsessed with using her samurai skills to rid the world of vampires, all the while knowing that she herself can survive only on blood like those she hunts. When she is sent onto an American military base in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Love Bite (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: High school is over and summer has begun in the dead-end seaside town of Rainmouth. While Jamie’s friends seem to be happy working in the local pie factory by day and looking for a shag by night, Jamie is bored out of his mind, running his pot-head mother’s B&B. He’s desperate to get out of there. But when he meets beautiful, smart and sexy American traveler Juliana at a party, he’s smitten – the … Continue reading

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Film Review: New Order (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: The year is 2033, three years prior an infection, a virus, or a bacteriological attack wiped out almost 90% of the global population REVIEW: Apparently, the only reason that New Order managed to get made was due to Italian director Marco Rosson’s ‘savings and sacrifices’, although a massive help came in the form of actor Franco Nero, who believed in the project so much that he decided to become the co-producer of the feature … Continue reading

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Film Review: Borderland (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: A weekend getaway turns into a hellish encounter for three college buddies in this unnerving shocker based on a true story. Setting off to chase skirts and get soused, Phil (Rider Strong), Ed (Brian Presley) and Henry (Jake Muxworthy) head south of the border, where Phil soon finds himself held captive by Satanic drug smugglers looking for a human sacrifice. Sean Astin delivers a disturbingly sadistic performance in a career-altering turn. REVIEW: I feel … Continue reading

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