Author Archives: Lizzie Duncan

Film Review: Desecration (short film) (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: On a dark remote road a car is stopped at a military check point. Something isn’t right and the Soldiers find themselves in a situation they could never understand with deadly consequences. REVIEW: Based in Northen Ireland and described as a ‘creative, modern take on an Irish myth’, this short film offers something a little different from your ‘conventional’ horror movies. Perhaps Desecration even managed to be too bizarre for my liking, as a … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Unforgiven (short film) (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: This is 2 Man Production first short film. TRT 6min. REVIEW: This is a beautifully shot film, which uses light and darkness very effectively to create an ominous atmosphere from the very first minute. The silhouettes and perfectly brooding mood are addictive to watch and I felt myself compelled to see where it was leading. The way light was used reminded me very much of the old days of film noir, where light played … Continue reading

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Film Review: The S State (short film) (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: When American fugitive Ray seeks refuge with his cousin on a South East London council estate, he finds himself in the middle of a mess that forces him to stop running. A new street drug (skank) supplied by Ray’s cousin Vee is turning people into monsters. Neighbour Sylvia buys it for her gran to supress her constant bitching. Nana seeks revenge when she gains superpowers and a taste for blood and Ray, Vee and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Seven Minutes (short film) (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Plagued by nightmares of a demonic man ever since her childhood. Anabel quickly learns that her nightmares are a lot more real that she could ever have imagined. A normal day quickly turns into one of terror, as she is hunted down and lead to a shocking truth by the person she fears the most. REVIEW: Made on a budget of an astonishingly low £200 and having no crew apart from Neill Morris himself … Continue reading

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Film Review: Night of the Punks (short film) (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A small town punk band travels to their first out of town gig, only to find the venue deserted, the promoter a creep, and the only audience a pack of bloodthirsty demons from hell.

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Film Review: Into the Woods (short film) (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: “Into The Woods” Written by Matt Naylor & David Wilson – A Downpour Creative Production REVIEW: This short film reminded me very much of a cross between Stand By Me (due to the main characters being a group of young boys who play around the countryside, albeit with slightly more sinister consequences) and The Blair Witch Project (due to the handheld camera movements and the fact that the story revolves around trying to find … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Muse (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A one-hit-wonder musician battles writers block and a strange inspirational force at a secluded lake house. REVIEW: This film had an interesting concept and played with the idea of a ‘traditional’ ghost story rather well. The ‘ghost’ sub-genre dates back many, many years and for that reason it is hard to come up with something that audiences haven’t seen before. There are the standard clichés present here, of course, like doors mysteriously closing by … Continue reading

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Film Review: True Bloodthirst (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Set in a not-too-distant future in which a synthetic blood substitute, dispensed by the Romanian government, allows humans and vampires to potentially co-exist. REVIEW: So the premise for True Bloodthirst (previously known as Vampyre Nation) is not exactly an innovative one, but I certainly felt that it was an exciting and interesting watch – and that’s all that matters really! It didn’t jump on the ‘vampire bandwagon’ in quite the same way as a … Continue reading

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Film Review: F (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of teachers must defend themselves from a gang of murderous kids when their school comes under siege after hours. REVIEW: This is a fairly brief feature length film and it wastes absolutely no time in launching straight into the story, which is something I admire. Although plot development is undeniably important, I can’t help but respect a movie which instantly grabs the viewer by the throat and punches them in the face … Continue reading

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Film Review: 1313 Cougar Cult (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Rufus, Darwin, and Coopersmith are three nerdy, but hunky young college students who score themselves a dream summer job working at a swanky mansion owned by wealthy and sexy middle-aged babes Clara, Victoria, and Edwina. However, the gals turn out to be a coven of deadly witches who transform into flesh-eating cougars who need fresh young man meat in order to live forever REVIEW: It takes a lot for a film to frustrate me … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hellweek (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Rush week turns unexpectedly hellish when a band of sadistic, masked, homicidal maniacs holed up in an abandoned warehouse wreak havoc on a bunch of not-so-innocent college kids. REVIEW: This horror film was horrific to watch for all of the wrong reasons, I’m afraid. The story was very vague and seemed to take a century to actually get to the point, which is one sure-fire way to lose an audience. Both the camerawork and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Video Diary of a Lost Girl (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A rock and roll horror fantasy where we meet the immortal Louise and her beloved Charlie. Unfortunately, due to Louise’s supernatural origins, every man she sleeps with must die! Charlie was Louise’s first love from the 1920’s, who she accidentally killed before realizing what she is: a descendant of Lilith, the mother of all demons! This race of women must feed on the souls of men once every full moon, or else they will … Continue reading

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Film Review: I Spill Your Guts (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Two friends Dennis and Joe join the military together. While on a routine mission, the two are quickly surrounded by enemy fire. When Joe stands up in the line of fire to run, Dennis pushes him out of the way and takes a bullet in the throat. Dennis wakes up in hospital to find Joe rewarded as a hero. Joe told a lie and took all the glory, and Dennis was left as a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Vamps (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Two female vampires in modern-day New York City are faced with daunting romantic possibilities. REVIEW: This is a film which took me off guard a little bit. I’m well aware that vampires are all the rage at the moment, but it was something that I managed to steer relatively clear of. However, this film didn’t seem to be constrained by the same vampire ‘label’ in the way that a lot of other movies have … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dragon Wasps (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A scientist enlists the help of the US army to investigate the mysterious disappearance of her father, deep in the Belizean jungle. Caught in the crossfire between a brutal guerrilla army controlled by a mystical warlord, they are also confronted by an even bigger terror giant mutated wasps that are, for some reason, thirsty for blood. REVIEW: Despite the fact that the CGI ‘dragon wasps’ were incredibly lame, the acting was not so great, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Cottage (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Chloe (Kristen Dalton) and Michael Carpenter (Victor Browne), a struggling suburban couple, have no idea what they’re in for when they rent out the cottage behind their house to a quiet, charming romance novelist named Robert Mars (David Arquette). It appears that Mr. Mars was looking for much more than a place to rent. Chloe begins to suspect he’s not who he says he is and she soon realizes that she’s in the fight … Continue reading

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Film Review: Patient Zero (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Two young scientists are swept up in a government plot to suppress the truth about a biological disaster at a genetic research facility. REVIEW: The distributor, Hannover House, has been marketing Patient Zero as a prequel to Humans vs. Zombies (also directed by Brian T. Jaynes), and although I haven’t seen the original film, I found Patient Zero a thoroughly enjoyable viewing experience. It had very slick visuals and storyline, coupled with brilliant acting … Continue reading

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Film Review: 99 Pieces (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: When Joshua Licet wakes up with his wife missing he must decide whether to lock himself in his house for forty days and 40 nights of torture or to leave her to die. REVIEW: 99 Pieces is a grim psychological horror film which manages to sustain an excellent sense of foreboding from start to finish. Independent film director, Anthony Falcon, really put his all into this one and his passion for horror is just … Continue reading

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