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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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: 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: 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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