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Sean Leonard

Sean is an established punk rock drummer, a just-starting-but-already published fiction writer, a passable horror movie actor (by actor, we mean extra), and, of course, a horror writer/reviewer. But more than any of that, he’s a fan at heart. If you watch a horror movie with him, he’ll drive you crazy connecting actors and writers and directors to other actors and writers and directors. He lives in Kentucky with his horror-loving wife, his soon-to-be horror loving stepson (he has such sights to show him…once he gets older), and his dogs who could go either way on most horror movies, and yes, he does recognize that he is one lucky s.o.b.

Film Review: Blessed Are the Children (2016)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: After getting an abortion, Traci Patterson begins to suspect that something sinister is following her and her friends. REVIEW: In the classic tradition of the 1980’s slasher film, and with a heavy retro-vibe beginning with the opening synth-theme and following through until the end, Blessed Are the Children lines its victims up and kills them off …

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Film Review: Freakshow (2007)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: In a modern retelling of Tod Browning’s “Freaks” (1932), “Freakshow” tells the story of a group of criminals who chose to hide out by working security at a traveling circus. At first, they plot with an insider to steal the ticket sales, but the wily Lucy has bigger plans. She convinces the gang to let her …

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Film Review: The Red Nights of the Gestapo (1977)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: An illustrious group of German industrialists plot to overthrow Hitler by negotiating a peace treaty with England. Disgraced, but dedicated Nazi officer Colonel Werner von Uhland is assigned by his superiors to ferret out these deceitful dissidents and stop them before it’s too late. von Uhland recruits a bunch of beautiful women to seduce these traitors …

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Film Review: Clean Shaven (1993)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Peter Winter is a young schizophrenic who is desperately trying to get his daughter back from her adoptive family. He attempts to function in a world that, for him, is filled with strange voices, electrical noise, disconcerting images, and jarringly sudden emotional shifts. He clings to his humanity like a raft, barely afloat in a sea …

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Film Review: Violent Shit 4 (Karl the Butcher vs Axe) (2010)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: In a war torn post-apocalyptic future, Karl the Butcher faces off against a new ultra-violent serial killer, dubbed Axe REVIEW: If non-stop, over the top blood and violence with a hefty side of raucous humor is your thing, then let me introduce you to horror/splatter director Andreas Schnaas. Since the early 90’s, Schnaas has been one of …

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Event Review: Universal Halloween Horror Nights

Halloween Horror Nights 27 – Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida In 1991, Universal Studios, Orlando, began celebrating Halloween with a three-night event called Fright Nights. Back then, there was just one haunted house – The Dungeon of Terror – and tickets were less than $13 a night. Fast forward to 2017 – the annual event has transformed into the Halloween event …

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Film Review: The Atoning (2017)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: While they are haunted by ghostly apparitions, two parents try to protect their young son from a dark secret that could destroy their family. REVIEW: Michael Williams’s latest film, The Atoning, follows a family living what seems at times like a surreal nightmare. Mom (Vera, played convincingly by Virginia Newcomb) and son (Sam, Cannon Bosarge in …

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Film Review: Befouled (2017)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: BEFOULED is an audio/visual abomination that challenges the viewer to a psychological staring match. There is no dialogue found in the film whatsoever, only the terrifying mechanical soundscapes of anxiety and fear incarnate. This film is a twisted experiment in intestinal fortitude and morals. A psychedelic, gore-soaked feast for the senses, BEFOULED delivers the sickening goods …

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