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Film Review: Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: After chomping through the fish population, thousands of starved lampreys begin attacking the citizens of a sleepy lake town, and the community scrambles to stay alive. REVIEW: I have made no secret of my love for the films of The Asylum, so if you really hate films like Sharknado, Two Headed Shark Attack, and Supercroc, I should tell you to stop reading right now. Because I love this film more than any thing in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Horror House on Highway Five (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: A van full of college students traveling down a highway is terrorized by a psycho killer in a Richard Nixon mask. REVIEW: Ok kids….this is gonna be a bit hard to follow, but let’s see how it goes. We have four college students working on a project for an on-line class. The professor (Phil Ward) conducts the class by video conference. The project the students are working on has to do with urban legends … Continue reading

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Film Review: Spirits of the Fall (2008)

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  SYNOPSIS: This Halloween, the spirits are restless and things that go bump in the night are closer than they seem for Chris, a widower who is coming to terms with his loss. While living in his hotel, strange things begin to happen. Voices in the night and faces at the window are not uncommon and things are about to get a lot worse when he is forced to face the paranormal and save his … Continue reading

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Film Review: Tales From the Crypt (1972)

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SYNOPSIS: Five people get lost in a crypt and meet up with a strange crypt keeper who tells them stories of how they died. REVIEW: Holy Jeebus, I haven’t seen this film since I was a kid. Based on the classic “Tales from the Crypt” and “The Vault of Horror” comics from EC, written by Bill Gaines, Al Feldstein, and Johnny Craig, this 1972 classic horror is sheer cheesy goodness. This is, as one would … Continue reading

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Interview: KryptID (Metal Band)

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A conversation with KryptID, a 3 piece metal band from Cecil County, MD. These guys are just getting started, but have already opened for other known acts around Baltimore, MD. They mix together many different heavy influences to create a unique hardcore sound. They draw inspiration from groove metal, New York hardcore, rap-metal and thrash metal.

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Film Review: Separation (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A young couple moves their struggling family to a small town, where a mysterious neighbor becomes a threat to their very existence. REVIEW: ok wow…I really don’t know where to begin on this one. Our story begins with Liz (Sarah Manninen) and Jack (Peter Stebbings) moving into their brand new home with their daughter Angie (Arcadia Kendal, who wins the prize for best name for a child actor EVER) and mom in law (Barbara … Continue reading

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Interview: Peter Stormare

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Audio Interview with actor Peter Stormare. Peter Stormare – a conversation with¬†the amazingly talented actor¬†Peter Stormare, best known for his roles in films such as Constantine, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnissus, and, most recently, Autumn Blood and The Penguins of Madasgar. ¬†In fact, if you’ve seen any movie ever, he was probably in it. We talk¬†about his career in film and theater and what it’s like to work with director Terry Gilliam, whom he was … Continue reading

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Interview: Bill Manspeaker (Punk-rock Puppet Band Green Jello)

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An evening with Bill Manspeaker, founder of the punk-rock puppet band Green Jello. Filmed November 22, 2014 at the Nauti Goose Saloon in North East, MD. Green Jello – a conversation with Bill Manspeaker, founder of the punk rock puppet show Green Jello. Green Jello is famous for their hardcore rendition of “Three Little Pigs”, the video for which was a huge hit on MTV back in the day. Bill carries the Green Jello legend … Continue reading

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Interview: Jamie Madrox (Horrorcore Rap Group Twiztid)

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Audio interview with Jamie Madrox of Horrorcore Rap Group Twiztid. Twiztid – a conversation with Jamie Madrox from Twiztid. ¬†Twiztid is a “horror-core” band from Michigan. Since 1997, they have toured with Insane Clown Posse and other “juggalo” bands. Recently, Twiztid just started their own record label, Majik Ninja Entertainment. In a cell phone interview, we talk about music, family, and juggalo culture, as well as the details of Twiztid’s upcoming tour, which launched at … Continue reading

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Film Review: Treehouse (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A teenage boy discovers the perpetrators of several brutal kidnappings in his home town REVIEW: I’m going to start out by saying I didn’t hate this film, but as much as I wanted to give it some love I really couldn’t. Our story begins with the disappearance of a teenage girl named Elizabeth (Dana Melanie) and her little brother. Elizabeth comes home from school to find a trail of muddy footprints leading through her … Continue reading

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Film Review: Monkey Shines (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: A quadriplegic man has a trained monkey help him with his paralysis, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master. REVIEW: Directed by George Romero and based on the book by Michael Stewart, Monkey Shines was made in 1988. It tells the story of a disabled man who takes on a trained monkey as a service animal. In real life, this is something that happens. However, in this … Continue reading

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Interview: Scott Ian (Speaking Words in Glasgow)

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I had the great pleasure of interviewing Scott Ian last week where we discussed, among other subjects, his new dvd “Speaking Words in Glasgow”. As a follow up, I was kindly provided with a copy of the dvd for review. I really wish I had been able to watch it before the interview, as I have a whole list of new questions I would have asked based on the stories I just heard. I gotta … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Wild Hunt (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A medieval reenactment game turns into a Shakespearean tragedy when a non-player crashes the event to win back his girlfriend. REVIEW: This is a different film from the kind I usually get, and I’m finding it difficult to try and explain it. There are three seperate stories going on at the same time. Each runs parallel to the other and create a complete fourth story. I know, it sounds complicated. But its really not. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Door (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Three happy couples enjoy the holidays in a cozy secluded cabin in the woods when they are suddenly interrupted by an unprecedented event that will forever change their lives. REVIEW: If a strange man offers you a cushy job with mad pay, and all you have to do is not ask any questions, would you take it? That’s the dilemna that faces Owen (Sam Kantor). Recently laid off, no savings in the bank, and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Coherence (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Strange things begin to happen when a group of friends gather for a dinner party on an evening when a comet is passing overhead. REVIEW: Hurray! A sci-fi movie! I love sci-fi films, although I’m always a little afraid of a low budget one. It’s hard to do good science fiction on a small budget without the end product being just laughable. A group of friends gather for an evening of wine and food … Continue reading

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Film Review: Speak No Evil (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A single mother fights to protect her daughter from demonically possessed children and a town gone mad. REVIEW: In a tiny, rural trailer park in Nowhere, Arizona, something is seriously wrong with the children. I mean…SERIOUSLY wrong. Our story opens with Anna (Gabrielle Stone) and her daughter Joey (Olivia Cavender) packing up and leaving the family home, leaving dear daddy Dale (Mario Guzman) behind. This is usually how an episode of murder porn on … Continue reading

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Film Review: Attack of the Morningside Monster (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: When a body is found in the woods outside the quiet town of Morningside, NJ, Sheriff Tom Haulk and Deputy Klara Austin embark on a desperate race against time to catch the killer, pitting them against friends, enemies and even each other. REVIEW: The title alone makes me happy. it sounds like a film that should really stink on ice, which is the kind of film I love. Our story takes place in a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Evil Intent (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Stephanie and Kelly are best friends and roommates. Paul is Stephanie’s boyfriend and Kelly’s former boyfriend. The three of them eventually realize they are part of a love triangle that’s filled with love, betrayal, insanity, and murder. REVIEW: Mean Girls + April Fools Day = Evil Intent In a rather bleak interpretation of just how rotten some girls can be, this is the story of an ex-girlfriend and her roommate taking needless revenge on … Continue reading

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Film Review: Black Sheep (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into blood-thirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm. REVIEW: I love this movie. Seriously…I love this f**king movie. I already own it, and have watched it hundreds of times before being asked to review it. I give this disclaimer – I LOVE THIS MOVIE. A LOT. Ok, now that’s out of the way – I read a statistic somewhere that claims sheep outnumber people … Continue reading

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Film Review: Session (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A psychological suspense drama-thriller where a psychologist becomes obsessed with one of his patients. The lines between dreams and reality blend. REVIEW: So I had to start this film twice. The first 15 minutes or so just didn’t really grab my attention the first time through. But once I got past that, this turns into a really intriquing psychological thriller. Doctor Jake Tellman ( Steven Bauer) is a psychiatrist running a practice out of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Worm (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: In a future where we have lost the ability to dream, people have turned to Fantasites, a parasite that induces the user’s wildest fantasies. When socially awkward Charles starts using the miracle product he finally meets the girl of his “dreams.” However, Fantasites come with some disturbing side effects that leave his chances with her squirming away. REVIEW: From a short film of the same title, WORM is the story of a world where … Continue reading

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