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Film Review: Be Afraid (2017)

SYNOPSIS: Not long after John Chambers and his family arrive at their new home in a small country town of Pennsylvania, John begins to experience sleep paralysis. Lying there paralyzed, trapped within his own nightmare, other-worldly beings visit John. He discovers the entities’ sole purpose… the abduction of his seven year old son. REVIEW: This film was directed by Drew …

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Film Review: The Dark Tapes (2017)

SYNOPSIS: A genre-defying mixture of horror, sci-fi, myth, mystery and thrills told as four interlocking tales in one intelligent anthology. Ghosts, spirits, creatures, demons and more from the paranormal world collide with rational curiosity. REVIEW: A genre-defying mixture of horror, sci-fi, myth, mystery and thrills told as four interlocking tales in one intelligent anthology. Ghosts, spirits, creatures, demons and more …

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Film Review: Call of the Wolf (2017)

SYNOPSIS: Kidnapped and trapped by a winter storm, this slow burn thriller follows two strangers who must outsmart an unseen killer. REVIEW: Call of the Wolf was actually Writer/Director R.D. Womack II’s thesis project for the New York Film Academy, and was picked up by Gravitas Ventures. Womack has worked on marketing campaigns for Disney, Lionsgate, Marvel, and ABC, and …

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Film Review: Eloise (2017)

SYNOPSIS: Four friends break into an abandoned insane asylum in search of a death certificate which will grant one of them a large inheritance. However, finding it soon becomes the least of their worries in a place haunted by dark memories. REVIEW: Robert Legato, who directed Eloise, received Academy Awards as part of the teams on Hugo (2011) and The …

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Film Review: Candiland (2016)

SYNOPSIS: Struggling to rebuild their lives, a former tennis star and a recent divorcee decide to isolate themselves from the world in a quest for true “oneness”; as their affair descends into savagery, his father must fight to save them before they disappear completely into madness. REVIEW: Candiland is based on the novel “Candyland” by Elizabeth Engstrom.  I haven’t read  …

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Interview: Joe Becker

Joe Becker comes from a family of entertainers, musicians and actors and started learning the art of music at the early age of four.  Since then, Joe has been featured in Guitar World, Guitar Player, Guitar One, Vintage Guitar and Guitar Plus magazines in addition to having appeared on several popular releases along side many of the greats. Currently, Joe …

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Film Review: Burst Theory (2015)

SYNOPSIS: A scientist at a remote facility questions the nature of a bird flu vaccine his team is studying when a colleague unexpectedly contracts the virus under suspicious circumstances. Soon, he discovers his worst nightmares are about to become reality – his life, and perhaps the lives of millions, are hanging by a thread. Hunting for the truth, he spirals …

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Film Review: Betrothed (2016)

SYNOPSIS: A trip to the store turns into a surreal nightmare when a college student is kidnapped by a deranged, dysfunctional family. Now Audra West finds herself trapped in the middle of the desert, and betrothed to Adam, the youngest son of the murderous clan. As a determined detective conducts a frantic search, Audra realizes the only way to survive …

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Film Review: Trash Fire (2016)

SYNOPSIS: When Owen is forced to confront the past he’s been running from his whole adult life, he and his girlfriend, Isabel, become entangled in a horrifying web of lies, deceit and murder. REVIEW: Trash Fire is Writer/Director Richard Bates Jr.’s third film. Probably the most notable thing about Bates’ work is his brilliant use of incredibly dark humor. His …

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Film Review: The Purging Hour (2015)

SYNOPSIS: A family who has recently moved to Mammoth Mountain, California, is being hunted by a mysterious force. REVIEW: The Purging Hour  is Writer/Director  Emmanuel Giorgio Sandoval’s second film.  This is yet another  found footage film, which includes mockumentary style interviews.   The words “found footage” make most people cringe these days, as we’ve all seen way too many films using …

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