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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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Film Review: Discopath (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: The mid-70’s: a timid young New Yorker leads an uneventful life until he is fatefully exposed to the pulsating rhythms of a brand-new genre of music: disco. Unable to control his murderous impulses that stem from a traumatic childhood experience, Duane Lewis transforms into a dangerous serial killer exiled to Montreal.

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Film Review: Evil Feed (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of young martial artists infiltrate an underground pit fighting ring where the loser is chopped up and served in a Chinese restaurant. REVIEW: We have gore, blood, good jams, and boobs in the first two minutes of this fucker. Do I really need to say any more? oh, I do…ok, then… You’ve heard all the stories about chinese restaurants, right? No stray animals around them at all…you know where I’m going with … Continue reading

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Film Review: Tom Holland’s Twisted Tales (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: From Master of Horror Tom Holland, comes a brand new horror anthology, TOM HOLLAND’S TWISTED TALES. REVIEW: Oh boy. this is gonna be a challenge to review. First of all, I love anthology horrors. Each little snippet a morality tale of some sort, speaking to the basic evils of humanity – vanity, greed, lust, etc. Always a good time, right?

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Film Review: Zombie Night (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Zombies come out at night and two families must survive until morning. REVIEW: Oh man I loved this movie! I actually saw it a few months before it was brought to me for review, based mainly on the cast. But I’m getting ahead of myself… From a story by Richard Shenkman (Abraham Lincoln vs Zombies) and directed by John Culager (Piranha 3DD), The story follows two families through one terrible night at the beginning … Continue reading

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Film Review: Killer Klowns from Kansas on Krack (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: After being fired from the rodeo, three clowns and a giant chicken get involved with mind-altering drugs that send them on a bloody rampage across Kansas. Pursued by a U.S. Marshall from Utah who specializes in clown cases, they become dangerously entangled with a swindling cult leader whose truck (full of scammed cash) they have stolen to pull their trailer. It’s a crazed festival of guns, puppets, blood, rubber noses and dark humor. REVIEW: … Continue reading

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Film Review: City of Lust (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A Modern Giallo Horror Film, YELLOW tells the story of a lonely young woman who begins an unlikely relationship with dire consequences. REVIEW: So this film is described on IMDB as “A Modern Giallo”. I’m a fan of Italian suspense/horror films, so I thought, hey awesome!! Our story follows a young girl named Arianna (Margaret Grace) trying to make her way in the big city as a hair dresser and escape an apparently unpleasant … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bachelors Grove (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Bachelors Grove Cemetery is one of the top ten scariest places in America, often featured in main stream television networks. “Bachelors Grove” is the first movie ever made inspired on this subject. REVIEW: Anybody out there like a good ghost/satanism/demon possession/creepy little town story? Wow, me too! What a crazy random happenstance that this film found its way to me for review. The first cool thing I found out is that Bachelor’s Grove is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bipolar (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: When Harry Poole tries out a new medication for Bipolar Disorder, he is reborn as “Edward Grey”, a seductive but dangerous alter ego who dramatically takes over his life, changing the young man and those around him forever REVIEW: http://bbrfoundation.org/ – disorder causes dramatic mood swings—from feeling overly “high” and/or irritable to sad and hopeless, and then back again, often with periods of normal mood in between. Severe changes in energy and behavior go … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ghost of Goodnight Lane (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: When the staff inside a renovated film studio finds a co-worker dead one morning, the pieces of a forty year puzzle add up to an angry ghost who has let the last person step inside her house. But will they ever get out alive? REVIEW: Horror/comedy. One of my favorite things in the whole wide world.. And this film really gets it right. Not too over the top silly…not too dry…it’s just right. Don’t … Continue reading

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