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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: Mausoleum (1983)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Traumatized by her mother’s death, young Susan is becoming possessed by the same demon that possessed her mother before she died. More and more her husband and psychiatrist are noticing the strange changes REVIEW: I used to be fascinated with mausoleums when I was a kid. I lived about a block from a cemetery, and when …

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Film Review: DeepStar Six (1989)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: At the bottom of the ocean, the DeepStar Six has just discovered a new and deadly alien menace. REVIEW: After Friday the 13th, director Sean S. Cunningham went in a different direction with his horror films. A Stranger Is Watching was a similar torture/slasher film a couple of years after, then came the 80’s comedy Spring …

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Film Review: The Housekeeper (1986)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: An English woman, psychotic and sexually repressed, murders her sadistic father, then moves to America. She soon secures a job as a maid for a wealthy family. Soon her severe psychosis and her attempts to keep her sexuality from asserting itself combine to cause trouble for all concerned REVIEW: It’s just as dangerous having a live-in …

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Film Review: Hysterical (1983)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A burned out writer retreats to a northwest town called Hellview to write the great American novel. Unfortunately for him, the lighthouse he is renting is inhabited by the spirit of a woman who killed herself there one hundred years before and now wants him to replace her lost love, Captain Howdy. When Captain Howdy is …

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Film Review: Transmutations (AKA Underworld) (1985)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: When high class hooker Nicole is kidnapped from her brothel, Rich businessman Hugo Motherskille hires her ex love Roy Bain to find her. Investigating the disappearance, he eventually finds traces that lead to Dr. Savary, who has produced a strange white powder that’s coveted by a race of deformed human beings who live in the underworld …

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Film Review: Witchtrap (1989)

Rate This Movie 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 …

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Film Review: The Kiss (1988)

Rate This Movie 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. …

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Film Review: Elves (1989)

Rate This Movie 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. …

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Film Review: The Nightmare Never Ends (1980)

Rate This Movie 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 …

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