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Rob Getz

Rob Getz was born poor and ugly in rural Michigan to a horror fanatic father and an incredibly good sport of a mother. He and his younger siblings spent countless weekend evenings ushered off in their pajamas by their parents to a local drive-in movie theater, where they were assured to be completely unconscious before the opening credits of the second film were finished rolling. Rob vaguely recalls these blurred images launching such classics as Ridley Scott's "Alien" and "The Changeling" through drooping eyelids. As he became older, he took the initiative nobody else in the Getz household had the moxie nor the energy to attempt and learned how to program their antiquated V.C.R. to record heavily edited horror films from one of the four available channels. Without these nocturnal bootlegs, there would have been no youthful introduction to the likes of "Re-Animator" or "Eraserhead." Rob wanted to be a part of this twisted universe from those days forward, regardless of the role he played. The tiniest, most insignificant cog in a machine is truly happy if it adores the machine. Even a critic.

Film Review: Thr33 Days Dead (2014)

SYNOPSIS: Patrick, Jeff, and Justin go to the lake to fish, and their day is ruined when zombies overtake the city. REVIEW: The fact that the term “zomcom” has become common slang in the horror community since it was coined when “Shaun of the Dead” premiered ten years ago is proof positive how much the subgenre has exploded. Though large …

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Film Review: My Pure Joy (2011)

SYNOPSIS: On the outside Adam appears to be a normal teenager, but underneath…his mind has been so rotted by trauma from his past and the gory films he watches, that he has blurred the lines between reality and pretend! This prompts Adam to start killing people in similar ways to films he watches, making sure to put his own little …

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Film Review: Dead End (2012)

SYNOPSIS: Carl Foster takes off on a well-deserved weekend break with his family knowing only too well that focus on work has impacted his relationship with his wife, young son, and teenage step-daughter. But after a short but restful break in the journey Carl awakens to find himself tied and bound in an old roadside diner, his family trussed and …

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Film Review: Phobia (2013)

SYNOPSIS: In 1885, a female doctor helping a group of people with their phobias becomes embroiled in a murder mystery surrounding a patient that may or may not be a vampire. REVIEW: Remember when vampires were feared more than fantasized about?  Though the resurgence of our fanged friends has been a welcome one amidst the relentless onslaught of zombies, slashers …

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Film Review: Backcountry (2014)

SYNOPSIS: An urban couple go camping in the woods and find themselves lost in the territory of a predatory black bear. REVIEW: One of the most prevalent knock-off genres of “Jaws” since its release in 1975 has been the Killer Bear Flick.  Second only to Aquatic Creatures Eating Tourists, it was a natural progression that the likes of “Grizzly” and …

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Film Review: Halley (2012)

SYNOPSIS: Alberto forms an unusual friendship with Luly, the manager of the 24-hour gym where he works as a night guard. REVIEW: Despite a pallor that could be indicative of anything from drug addiction to poor diet, Alberto (Alberto Trujillo) is otherwise as innocuous as they come.  Speaking only when directly engaged and rarely looking up from under a drooped …

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Film Review: Entity (2013)

SYNOPSIS: A man deals with the personal tragedy of his family’s death by living at the vacation cabin that they last stayed at. He soon discovers he’s not alone. REVIEW: A single setting horror film is a tricky bit to pull off. Populating the limited space with one human character is an even ballsier endeavor, as it plays with the …

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Film Review: My Little Demon (2012)

SYNOPSIS: A young woman’s psychologist turns out to be the Devil and makes the woman an offer she can’t refuse. Murder an innocent person and her long deceased daughter will be returned to her, from Hell. REVIEW: Lucifer.  Beelzebub.  Old Scratch.  Regardless of the moniker uttered, everyone knows the Devil.  The original bad guy, Satan not only spans ages of …

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Film Review: Hitchcock (2012)

  SYNOPSIS: A love story between influential filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and wife Alma Reville during the filming of _Psycho_ in 1959 REVIEW: To drearily refer to Alfred Hitchcock as great director is akin to stating that Leonardo DaVinci had a couple of good ideas. Not only the most influential film maker in modern American cinema, Hitchcock was a sheer force …

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Film Review: Honeymoon (2014)

SYNOPSIS: A newlywed couple finds their lake-country honeymoon descend into chaos after Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of their first night. REVIEW: How well does one truly know a significant other?  Is the length of a courtship through engagement and the exchanging of vows an ample amount of time to base the remainder of one’s existence …

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Film Review: Bad Behaviour (2010)

SYNOPSIS: Emma and Peterson encounter their fierce predator Voyte Parker, a cop confronts his son’s murderer, and a man finds his wife is cheating on him. Intersecting story lines; murderers, coppers, teachers and teenagers. REVIEW: The year was 1994, and it was virtually splitting at the seams with a cornucopia of notable highs and lows: Nancy Kerrigan received the world’s worst “Good Luck” gift …

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Film Review: Last Kind Words (2012)

SYNOPSIS: 17-year-old Eli has just moved with his family deep into the backwoods of Kentucky to work on the isolated farm of a local recluse. Inexplicably drawn into the strange forest that lies beyond the farm, Eli encounters the beautiful, sweet and mysterious Amanda, seemingly the perfect girl. But with the discovery of decaying bodies hanging from the trees, he …

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Film Review: The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

SYNOPSIS: An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies. REVIEW: Wade Davis, a Harvard-educated anthropologist, traveled to Haiti in the early eighties to research the Vodou religion and its practices.  His specific focus was concentrated on zombies, and the assortment of ingredients utilized in creating the poisonous powder that transforms a …

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