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Paul William

Former film student. Current Journalism/Writing Undergraduate. Works in one of the few remaining Video Shops on the planet. Lives, breathes and eats film.

Film Review: The Woods (2006)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Set in 1965 New England, a troubled girl encounters mysterious happenings in the woods surrounding an isolated girls school that she was sent to by her estranged parents. REVIEW: I’m a bit of a Lucky McKee aficionado. I consider his “May” to be one of the greatest and most underappreciated horror flicks of this new millennium. …

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Dissecting Critters Movie Franchise

Critters The success of 1984s Gremlins, with its unique blend of horror and sardonic humour seemingly inspired a number of other “little monster” films of that decade. Critters is one of the best. Although its makers deny any influence it shares with Gremlins a sense of mischievous glee but also possesses its own brand of charm. This is family-friendly horror …

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Film Review: Mosquito (1995)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Science-fiction becomes horrifyingly real for a park full of innocent campers, as a hideous horde of mutated mosquitos viciously attack without warning! A band of survivors flees the bloodthirsty swarm in a death-defying attempt to warn the world of the mosquito menace. Led by a brave young couple and a resourceful government agent, the group realizes …

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Film Review: Zombie High (1987)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: An academy coed (Virginia Madsen) discovers a faculty plot to achieve immortality with a serum made from students’ brains. REVIEW: “Zombie High” belongs to that particular little subset of school-based horror/thrillers wherein the teachers are villains and students are guinea pigs. Watching it I recalled such films as “Strange Behaviour” (aka “Dead Kids”), “Disturbing Behaviour” and, …

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Film Review: Nightmares (1983)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Anthology of four horror tales with a supernatural twist based on urban legends. REVIEW: “Nightmares” started life as shorts filmed for the TV series “Darkroom” which were deemed too “intense” and so were edited together with additional footage and released theatrically as a horror anthology. Like all anthology films, some segments are better than others. Unfortunately, …

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