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Film Review: Let Me See Your Eyes (short film) (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: It’s ‘every man for himself’ in this post apocalyptic world, where a biological mistake has turned most of the population into animalistic eating machines.

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Film Review: Blue Monkey (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: While working in a greenhouse, a man receives an insect bite after touching an exotic plant. Immediately, he falls ill and is taken to an emergency room where the doctors diagnose him as suffering from an unknown bacteria, and a strange parasite which emerges from his mouth as a large slimy wormlike creature. Soon, there are more cases of bacterial infection, but the more immediate problem for the hospital is the wormlike creature which … Continue reading

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Film Review: Roseville (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: The events surrounding the unsolved police case in which guests of a mountain hut come face to face with terror, when the mysterious force that stalks them in the dark, violently knocks on the door of their consciousness.

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Film Review: Vamperifica (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A clueless, flamboyant college kid discovers that the soul of a great vampire king resides within him. Now he must choose between his friends and his destiny.

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Film Review: Aliens Night (short film) (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Tells the story of an attempt by some aliens to abduct a girl who will fight hard to save her life. REVIEW: Short films are awesome. Compact stories with little to no background information that force you to draw conclusions for yourself. A few shorts have been sent my way for review and I’m very excited about that. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to review a short film without ruining it for the next viewer. But … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dark Origins (short film) (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A psychologist discovers the terrifying trauma haunting her young patient may in fact lurk beyond the girl’s fractured mind. REVIEW: Another short film, this time DARK ORIGINS, a crowd funded short out of Australia. Meet Ella (Rosie Keogh) who has been in a mental hospital since she was a child. All the drugs in the world cannot stop her from seeing the “Shadow People”, the same ones she spoke of following the death of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Come Morning (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Set in rural Arkansas in 1973, Come Morning is the tragic story of Frank and his 10-year-old grandson and the hunting accident that forever changes their lives.

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Film Review: Black Shuck (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Black Shuck shows what happened to a Suffolk film makers pet dog. After he was murdered while shooting a low budget film 100s of years ago villagers told of a large black dog following young ladies home after dark as a protector to them until the lady arrived safely home. Often she would turn around as home was coming into vision only to see that the dog had disappeared. REVIEW: Ok so I have … Continue reading

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Film Review: Alice in Murderland (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: It’s Alice’s birthday and her sorority girlfriends throw her a themed party. Everyone comes as their favorite, sexy character from Wonderland. The Jabberwocky wasn’t invited and brings murder and mayhem to the girls’ night out.

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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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