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Ryne Barber

Along with doing reviews for HorrorNews.net, Ryne also writes for his own horror blog The Moon is a Dead World (http://www.themoonisadeadworld.net).

Film Review: Creepshow 2 (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: Three more bone-chilling tales that include a vengeful wooden Native American, a monstrous blob in a lake, and a hitchhiker who wants revenge and will not die. REVIEW: George A. Romero and Stephen King can be a great combination – take Creepshow for example, which works on so many levels as a satisfactory horror anthology with some very memorable ...

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Film Review: Witchtrap (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: Parapsychologists try to make an inn haunted by an evil witch’s ghost safe for guests. REVIEW: From Kevin Tenney, the writer and director of Night of the Demons, comes this pile of viscera titled Witchtrap. The usual suspects are present here: Linnea Quigley shows up in a minor role where she disrobes, James W. Quinn is the hero Tony ...

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Film Review: The Rejuvenator (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: A rich actress who has gotten too old for leading roles employs a scientist who is working on a formula for eternal youth. The formula involves withdrawing certain fluids from the human brain. She takes the serum, but its unforseen side effects turn her into a murderous monster REVIEW: The Rejuvenator is a mad scientist film about trying to ...

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Film Review: The Kiss (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: When Felice and Hillary were children, they were separated to live with other people. Felice went off with a relative who possessed an unusual bloodline which was passed on to Felice via a kiss. Now all grown up, Felice is a jet setting model, while Hillary is happily married to husband Jack with a daughter, Amy. One day, Felice ...

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Film Review: Elves (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: A young woman discovers that she is the focus of an evil nazi experiment involving selective breeding and summoned elves, an attempt to create a race of supermen. She and two of her friends are trapped in a department store with an elf, and only Dan Haggerty, as the renegade loose-cannon Santa Claus, can save them. REVIEW: Generally Santa ...

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Film Review: The Nightmare Never Ends (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: Police detective, Mitchell, investigating the death of a victim of a Nazi concentration camp discovers a nightclubbing playboy who has strange powers over women and is seemingly ageless. REVIEW: Some films are just unfortunately titled, as is the case with The Nightmare Never Ends (AKA Cataclysm and Satan’s Supper). The pun practically writes itself, and once you actually get ...

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Film Review: Dead Calm (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: A mass-murderer kidnaps and seduces a young woman after leaving her husband to die on the vessel whose crew he’s just slaughtered. REVIEW: The title to this 1989 suspense/thriller from director Philip Noyce is fairly spot-on; Dead Calm is, in large part, a lot of floating at sea without much terror at all. Sure, there are ripples of horror, ...

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Film Review: Island Claws (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: A biological experiment in Florida goes awry. The result: 8-foot long land crabs which roar loudly and kill everything in sight. REVIEW: The premise of Island Claws is totally ridiculous. It’s important to get that observation right out front in this review, because if you’re looking for a really good film about killer crabs, something akin to Arachnophobia but ...

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Film Review: Razorback (1984)

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SYNOPSIS: A wild, vicious pig terrorizes the Australian outback. The first victim is a small child who is killed. The child’s granddad is brought to trial for killing the child but aquitted. The next victim is an American TV-journalist. Her husband Carl gets there and starts to search for the truth. The local inhabitants won’t really help him, but he ...

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Film Review: Shadowzone (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: After someone is killed in the subterranean project called “Shadowzone,” a NASA captain is called in to investigate. In the project, sleeping subjects are induced into a deep EDS state whereby they become portals to a parallel universe. Unfortunately this causes adverse reactions in the subject, and something gets through the portal, the consequence of which is an attrition ...

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Film Review: House IV (1992)

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SYNOPSIS: Roger Cobb (William Katt) is killed in a car accident. His family must move into the house that has haunted him for several years. Soon the family begins to experience scary and unexplained phenomena. REVIEW: The majority of the crew behind House IV was involved in the original House and its sequel, House II: The Second Story, but this ...

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