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Film Review: Fear Clinic (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A doctor has invented a “fear chamber,” a device used to cure people of their crippling phobias. REVIEW: Robert Englund is Dr. Andover, a scientist who, to be sure, goes against the grain. He operates the Fear Clinic, an experimental medical facility which houses his invention: the fear chamber. “Everyone is scared of something,” Englund says, and uses his …

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Film Review: Ejecta (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Bill Cassidy, alias Spider Nevi, blogs about an alien abduction and attracts the attention of a documentary filmmaker named Joe Sullivan. While in the interview process, Bill and Joe see inexplicable phenomena in the sky before a monumental solar ejecta. They must soon flee through the woods, as they have witnessed the arrival of a hostile alien being. REVIEW: …

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Film Review: Dark Vision (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Dark Vision Hub is hosting its paranormal reality show competition: make your own paranormal show and, should you win, it gets aired. So, a host of one of the contest’s entries takes his crew into a creepy old building—reportedly a 15th century plague hospital—with caverns under it. The supernatural forces inside are more authentic than at first supposed by …

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Film Review: Altar (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A family of four moves in temporarily to a house on the British moors. They have the intention of renovating it, but, they find, it’s the site of an old ritualistic killing. Naturally, the house is haunted. REVIEW: Meg Hamilton (Olivia Williams) restores historic houses. That’s what brings her and her family to the Radcliffe house, a crumbling mansion, …

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Film Review: Beckoning the Butcher (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: An Internet “ghost hunter” films an invocation called Beckoning the Butcher with his friends for an online video. Inadvertently, he summons dangerous paranormal forces far beyond his control with the ritual. REVIEW: The camcorder rolls as Chris, Tara, Brent, Lorraine, and Nicole head up to rural Victoria (Australia not British Columbia). They are working on Chris’s latest episode of …

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Film Review: Venial (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: In the aftermath of World War II, a woman finds out her husband has died in the war. She is devastated, and questions her strong religious tenets. Meanwhile she and her two children, who live in a very old house in the country, start noticing strange supernatural phenomena. REVIEW: VENIAL is a melodramatic film from the get-go. It opens …

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Film Review: Zombie Games: The Knackery (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Contestants enter into battle against one another on a popular reality TV show called The Knackery. Of course, there’s a twist to this violent program: the producers unleash hordes of zombies onto the set in order to make things more challenging for the contestants. REVIEW: THE KNACKERY has an ethic, a grindhouse purism, which is both commendable and impressive. …

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Film Review: Super Shark (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: The negligent activities of an oil company in Florida have caused some unintended biological consequences. A giant shark, which walks on land, now terrorizes dwellers on the beach. A marine biologist, a skipper, and a fun-loving disk jockey must stop it before it’s too late. REVIEW: Fred Olen Ray, hero of bad cinema, director of classics such as HOLLYWOOD …

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Film Review: Godzilla 2000 (1999)

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SYNOPSIS: Scientists discover an underwater UFO which has invaded Earth to get a hold of Godzilla’s regenerative powers. Godzilla enters into an urban battle against the UFO, and in the midst of it, the ship uses the monster’s regenerative powers to morph into Orga, a brand new beast. REVIEW: GODZILLA 2000 happened because Godzilla had been en vogue for over …

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