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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 ...

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Film Review: Arachnophobia (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: South American killer spider hitches a lift to the US in a coffin and starts to breed and kill. REVIEW: Whilst this can hardly be defined as a horror film (it actually ended up being marketed as a ‘thrill-omedy’), there were still several moments which genuinely made my skin crawl. There’s just something about spiders which are inherently scary ...

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Film Review: Cabin Fever (2002)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of five college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals. REVIEW: Recommended by Peter Jackson (most known for directing epic films such as The Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong and, most recently, The Hobbit: An Unexpected ...

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Film Review: Gothika (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: Ghost story in which a repressed female psychiatrist wakes up as a patient in the very asylum where she worked with no memory of why she is there and what she has done. REVIEW: All of the right ingredients are present in the movie Gothika, making it a treat for any lover of thrillers or horrors. We’ve got a ...

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Film Review: The Descent (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators. REVIEW: Who couldn’t love a horror movie involving six beautiful women battling against angry mutant creatures (known simply as ‘crawlers’) in a fight for their lives? This film was a delight to watch from beginning to end, there was ...

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Film Review: Captivity (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: Top cover girl and fashion model, Jennifer Tree has it all – beauty, fame, money and power. Her face appears on covers of hundreds of magazines. At the top of her game, Jennifer is America’s sweetheart. She is loved and adored and sought after. Everyone wants her. But someone out there has been watching and waiting. Someone wants her ...

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Film Review: Darklands (1996)

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SYNOPSIS: A reporter investigates ritual profanations and finds himself involved with a Druidic cult. REVIEW: I think the best way to describe this film is to say that it is The Wicker Man meets Rosemary’s Baby (and I’m aware that I’m not the first person to say this). However, it would be an insult to these two movies to place ...

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Film Review: Hellgate (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A western businessman (Cary Elwes), his Thai wife and son experience a horrible accident while visiting Bangkok. In the aftermath, they find there is a shadow world between life and death where endless darkness lies. REVIEW: This film is also known in some places as Shadows, which did at first cause some confusion, but I personally think that Shadows ...

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Film Review: Savages (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend. REVIEW: Director Oliver Stone has given us a wide range of fantastic films over the years (I shan’t bother mentioning all of these because it would simply take too long!), and although I enjoyed watching Savages, I don’t think that it is ...

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Film Review: Dogman (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Hanklin Purvis enjoys the outdoors, and he loves to hunt. He and his wife, Dorothy, live on a farm in the rural mid-west. For some reason, during the season before autumn, things start happening. The first victims are family pets, then wild animals. But it’s not until people are injured that the police get involved. The attacker is not ...

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