Author Archives: Sean DeArmond

Film Review: Storm Warning (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: Husband and wife Rob (Robert Taylor) and Pia’s (Nadia Farès) weekend boating idyll quickly turns into a holiday nightmare when the weather turns bad and their craft gets lost in the storm, landing them in a desolated swamp. Seeking refuge in a dilapidated house, the couple’s problems only worsen when the owners — hillbilly rednecks with a barn full of marijuana — return and proceed to enslave and humiliate them. REVIEW: Storm Warning is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Thr3e (2006)

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  SYNOPSIS: Seminary student Kevin Parson’s (Marc Blucas) life changes in the blink of an eye when he receives a call from a psychopathic serial killer threatening murder unless Kevin confesses his sins. Desperate, Kevin teams with a criminal psychologist (Justine Waddell) to profile the killer and solve his riddles before the madman strikes again. Best-selling author Ted Dekker’s spine-tingling novel Three is brought to the screen by X-Men producer Ralph Winter. REVIEW: Hey, everyone! … Continue reading

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Film Music – A quick look at horror scores

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Can you hum the theme to The Twilight Zone? Of course you can, it’s an oscillation of three notes. Do you think you could pick up cello for the first time and work out the melody line of Jaws? I have every confidence in you. Oh, here’s a good one. Using a lint filter and a nylon sock, recreate the soundtrack to Psycho. Okay stop, it’s annoying. I notice a simplistic trend among some of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Revelation (2002)

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SYNOPSIS: Since A.D. 50, a mysterious sacred artifact known as the Loculus has been at the center of a bloody clandestine war. Missing for a few hundred years, the puzzling relic has suddenly reappeared in the present day, bringing with it a terrible secret that could spell doom for all of mankind. Now it’s up to Magnus Martel (Terence Stamp) to subvert a murderous secret society and uncover the truth behind the ancient treasure. REVIEW: … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rope (1948)

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SYNOPSIS: Brandon and Philip are two young men who share a New York apartment. They consider themselves intellectually superior to their friend David Kentley and as a consequence decide to murder him. Together they strangle David with a rope and placing the body in an old chest, they proceed to hold a small party. The guests include David’s father, his fiancĂ©e Janet and their old schoolteacher Rupert from whom they mistakenly took their ideas. As … Continue reading

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Film Review: Autumn (2009)

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  SYNOPSIS: Billions are dead and the few that are left start to realize they are not alone. Initially when the dead begin to rise, they are not very threatening. However, in a short period of time, the lurching bodies begin to get their most basic senses back and this makes them much more dangerous. When the dead become attracted to light and sound, the survivors have no option but to live in silent darkness … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hangman’s Curse (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: Unspeakable evil stalks the hallways of Rogers High School. As fear runs rampant, a family of investigators tries to identify a deadly power that’s claiming students one by one. Nate and Sarah Springfield and their two teenage children go undercover to root out the evil, but will their own resourcefulness protect them from harm … and from their own prejudices? REVIEW: Hangman’s Curse is a 2003 Christian horror film starring Leighton Meester and Douglas … Continue reading

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Film Review: Flying Saucer Rock N Roll (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: 1957. A happy time of big fins, Rockabilly music and innocent teen love… Until the Martians come. In one night three teenagers have their world turned upside down when threatened by Zombie Beatniks, hopped up on space weed and bent on harvesting earth women for Martian demise. Only our square hero Johnny Keen (Josh Duthie), with help from his beatnik friend, Maynard (Elan Freydenson), can defeat them. But can Johnny become “cool” enough in … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Visitation (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: When a mysterious stranger arrives in the sleepy town of Antioch, his ability to perform miracles provokes tension among the locals. Ushering the sick and desperate into his revival tent with a pair of healing hands, he wins dozens of disciples who declare him a prophet. But there are just as many townsfolk who believe him to be a fraud — or even the devil himself. Can a former minister who’s lost his faith … Continue reading

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Film Review: SAW VI (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Special Agent Strahm is long gone, and Det. Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) is now the heir to John Jigsaw’s (Tobin Bell) terrifying legacy. FBI Agent Erickson (Mark Rolston) is now hot on his trail, but Hoffman is about to reveal Jigsaw’s grand plot. Kevin Greutert directs this next installment of the smash horror dynasty, while Betsy Russell, Peter Outerbridge, Tanedra Howard and Shawnee Smith co-star. REVIEW: Saw VI is a 2009 horror film from Twisted … Continue reading

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Film Review: District 9 (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: When aliens land on Earth, global business conglomerate Multi-National United forces them into rigid containment zones where they are compelled to labor, even as MNU commandeers their otherworldly technology for profit. As tensions build between human and non-human races, a rogue agent leads a resistance movement against MNU’s ruthless consolidation of power. Neill Blomkamp directs this cinema veritĂ©-style sci-fi thriller. REVIEW: District 9 is a 2009 science fiction film starring Peter Jackson as the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Coraline (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: In this breathtaking stop-motion animation based on Neil Gaiman’s novel, curious young Coraline (voiced by Dakota Fanning) unlocks a door in her family’s home and is transported to a universe that strangely resembles her own — only better. But when her Other Mother (Teri Hatcher) doesn’t want Coraline to return to reality, our heroine must summon an amazing amount of courage to go home and save her family. REVIEW: Coraline is a 2009 animated … Continue reading

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Film Review: Whisper (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: Wanting a fresh start with his fiancĂ©e, Roxanne (Sarah Wayne Callies), ex-con Max (Josh Holloway) decides to make one last score by kidnapping the young son of a wealthy woman. But the boy (Blake Woodruff) possesses mysterious mental powers, which he uses to creep inside the minds of others. Now, Max and his cohorts find themselves turning on one another with increasingly unpleasant results in this tense supernatural thriller. REVIEW: Whisper is a 2007 … Continue reading

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Film Review: Winter of Frozen Dreams (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: When promising biochemistry student Barbara Hoffman (Thora Birch) drops out of college, she slides into a twisted world of prostitution, blackmail and murder, dragging her fiancĂ© Jerry (Brendan Sexton III) along for the ride, in this thriller based on a true story. But when Jerry leads a local detective (Keith Carradine) to a naked body buried in the snow, will his crisis of conscience be Barbara’s undoing? REVIEW: Winter of Frozen Dreams is a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Push (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: On the run from the Division, a dangerous government agency that uses people with psychic abilities to do their bidding, telekinetic Nick Gant (Chris Evans) and clairvoyant Cassie Holmes (Dakota Fanning) team up to find a third psychic who can help them destroy the organization. But when the Division picks up their trail, it sends a powerful agent (Djimon Hounsou) to stop them at all costs. Paul McGuigan directs this thriller. REVIEW: Push is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Obsessed (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Derek Charles (Idris Elba) seems to have it all — including the perfect job and the perfect wife (BeyoncĂ© Knowles). But his charmed life takes on an ugly tarnish when sexy office worker Lisa Sheridan (Ali Larter) sets out to seduce and destroy him. Now, it’s much more than a dangerous liaison; it’s a full-blown occupational hazard. Christine Lahti and Jerry O’Connell co-star in this Fatal Attraction-style thriller from director Steve Shill. REVIEW: Obsessed … Continue reading

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