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Film Review: The Squad (2011)


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 ...

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Film Review: Asylum Blackout (2011)


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 ...

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Film Review: Mommy’s Little Monster (2012)


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 ...

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Film Review: Poe (2012)


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. ...

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Film Review: Gothic (1986)


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 ...

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


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 ...

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


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. ...

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


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 ...

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Film Review: Fright Night Part 2 (1988)


SYNOPSIS: Charlie Brewster and Peter Vincent from the original Fright Night must face more vampires out for revenge. REVIEW: Sometimes more of the same isn’t necessarily a bad thing and “Fright Night Part 2” has enough new blood mixed in with what made the first one so enjoyable. Maintaining that balance between seriousness and humor which worked in the first ...

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