Author Archives: Sean Becktel

Film Review: The Squad (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Its the story about nine pro soldiers of an special anti-guerrilla “comando” unit, sent to an abandoned base located over a 14.000 ft. mountain in the colombian andes. which has lost contact few days ago,supposedly beacause they were under guerrilla attack. at the time the “comandos” arrive, they found only one survivor. REVIEW: Horror aficionados have known for some time that Asian cinema has been a bastion of quality in the Hollywood quagmire of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Asylum Blackout (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of cooks at an asylum for the criminally insane get locked in with the inmates during a massive thunderstorm. REVIEW: George (Rupert Evans), Max (Kenny Doughty) and Ricky (Joseph Kennedy) together form a struggling rock band in Washington State during the late eighties. Blissfully we are never subjected to a random live performance of piss-poor music intended to convey their talent and, therefore, the tragic loss to the music industry their deaths … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mommy’s Little Monster (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A Light in the Darkness concerns Taylor Melnick (Matt Terzian), a former mental patient who is discharged after four years in a sanitarium. He returns to his hometown and runs head-first into his own psychoses, then decides to seek violent revenge against the town for the treatment he received, axe-in-hand. Geoffrey Lewis, Troy Beyer and the legendary Karen Black co-star REVIEW: There are certain actors that can be frequently seen in the horror genre … Continue reading

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Film Review: Poe (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Brilliant and wealthy Dr. Andrew Casey is a serial killer who goes by the name ‘The Chef’. One night eleven years ago his wife found out. He was arrested and imprisoned at Marathon County Asylum for the criminally insane. Eleven years pass and he is released, completely rehabilitated and moves to Los Angeles under the alias Mr. Jack Conway. Yuppie and former teacher, Johnathon Poe, a descendant of the famed writer Edgar Allan Poe … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kill Keith (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Kill Keith: Volume 1. Keith ‘Cheggers’ Chegwin is a household name and has been at the top of his game for nearly 40 years. He’s an all round entertainer and has lived with us via our TV screens on Swap Shop as kids through to GMTV as parents. He is undoubtedly a national treasure, and for nearly four decades has been much loved by viewers young and old. The year is 2010 and hidden … Continue reading

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Film Review: Livid (Livide) (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: “It’s young Lucy’s first day as a trainee in-house caregiver. She visits Mrs Jessel, an old woman who lies in cerebral coma, by herself, in her large desolate house. Learning by accident that Mrs Jessel, a former dance teacher of repute, supposedly possesses a treasure somewhere in the house, Lucy and friends William and Ben decide to search the house in the hope of finding it. REVIEW:

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Film Review: Gone (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: When her sister disappears, Jill is convinced the serial killer who kidnapped her two years ago has returned, and she sets out to once again face her abductor. REVIEW:

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Film Review: Slaughtered (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Everyone’s getting slaughtered in the pub tonight! REVIEW: As important as first impressions are they should always be tempered with another clichĂ©; never judge a book by its cover. A first impression is just that, an impression, and should never be used to replace getting the whole story. This is especially true for movies since the movies are all about not what it is but what it looks like. If the victim gets stabbed … Continue reading

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Film Review: Gothic (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: Story of the night that Mary Shelley gave birth to the horror classic “Frankenstein.” Disturbed drug induced games are played and ghost stories are told one rainy night at the mad Lord Byron’s country estate. Personal horrors are revealed and the madness of the evening runs from sexual fantasy to fiercest nightmare. Mary finds herself drawn into the sick world of her lover Shelley and cousin Claire as Byron leads them all down the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Weekend at the Cabin (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Going to for a weekend at the cabin could be deadly. REVIEW: Some movies get off the ground running and never let up while others may take some time to get going, building connections and tension. Still others are more of a slow burn style that build inch by agonizing inch until everything comes together in a spectacular finale. “Weekend at the Cabin” doesn’t hit the ground at all. In fact it never really … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Girl in Room 2A (1974)

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SYNOPSIS: A sadistic killer cult kidnaps and sacrifices beautiful women. A young girl, just paroled from prison, moves into a strange house and appears to be the cult’s next victim. REVIEW: “The Girl in Room 2A” seems to know exactly what it is, and to cater to it’s audience. It achieves a formulaic deliverance, while staying fun, enjoyable, and ultimately entertaining. This piece is the last to come from smut-pedlar William Rose (“50,000 B.C. (Before … Continue reading

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Film Review: Splintered (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Somewhere prowling in the darkest corner of a desolate, abandoned building on the edge of a wilderness is a dangerous animal. It’s a human animal that lives by the rules of the wild, where survival is the only concern. This creature of the night uses cunning and instinct to hunt and kill for pleasure. He has no qualms about his actions; he lives by his desires and he’ll take what he wants. REVIEW: Let’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: Clown Hunt (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Clowns, they’re not just for laughing anymore. REVIEW: Not too long ago I read a blog  about Topher Grace’s eighty-five minute edit of episode one, two and three of Star Wars and as much as I’d like to see this it was, alas, a private screening for friends. However, the description was one of a concise and fast moving story that forgoes the luxury of subplots; no trade federation, no Jar Jar Binks, no … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Return to Salem’s Lot (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: A man and his son vacation to the quiet vampire populated town of Salem’s Lot. REVIEW: Hollywood has been doing a far better job with its sequels in recent years by maintaining production levels, story continuity and recasting actors. Audiences are given a better movie experience and Hollywood is rewarded with higher grosses, but this wasn’t always the case. Many poorly conducted sequels that feel like a different movie entirely, and are often worse … Continue reading

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Film Review: Piranha Part 2: The Spawning (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: A scuba diving instructor, her biochemist boyfriend, and her police chief ex-husband try to link a series of bizarre deaths to a mutant strain of piranha fish whose lair is a sunken freighter ship off a Caribbean island resort. REVIEW: I love watching the early films of what are to become legendary directors both good (Peter Jackson’s “Meet the Feebles”, or Ridley Scott’s “Alien”) and bad (Michael Mann’s “The Keep”.) “Piranha Part Two: The … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Other Hell (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: Nuns become possessed by the Devil and lust after the abbot! REVIEW: Ah Satan, that embodiment of all the hatred and evil that resides in the heart of man. Fun fact: Satan was originally depicted in art as being blue since the definition of hell was nothing more than the absence from God, and was therefore assumed to be a cold place. I guess freezing to death just didn’t hold up as a proper … Continue reading

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