Author Archives: Ryne Barber

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 with crustaceans, you’ll have to look elsewhere. With that said, Island Claws is reminiscent of … Continue reading

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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 is joined by a hunter and a female farmer to find the beast.

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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 problem. REVIEW: Shadowzone works heavily within a genre already established by films like Alien and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zone Troopers (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: In Italy during WW II, a patrol of American soldiers discover a space ship that has crash-landed in the woods, and they come across its alien crew. A nearby Nazi unit also finds out about the alien craft, and sends a patrol to capture it and the Americans. REVIEW: Zone Troopers is about as sterilized and campy as films from the era it is set in. Because the movie is meant as a hokey … Continue reading

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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 film doesn’t incorporate the same tone that the originals managed to capture. Producer Sean S. … Continue reading

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About 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).