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Film Review: The Embryo Hunts in Secret (1966)


SYNOPSIS: The Embryo Hunts In Secret, released in July 1966, is the first film made by Japanese director KĹŤji Wakamatsu independently of any movie studio REVIEW: There are folks who can make nasty, sleazy movies, and there are folks who can make artsy movies, but rare is it that you can find a director who can make a movie that falls comfortable into both categories. Enter Japanese director Koji Wakamatsu. In 1966, Wakamatsu, along with … Continue reading

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Film Review: Footsteps (2006)


SYNOPSIS: A young man called Andrew is forced to endure a bitter encounter with a man known as the Cameraman, who enjoys filming beatings, murders and rapes in an abandoned underpass. REVIEW: If I say the name Gareth Evans, you are no doubt immediately thinking about The Raid: Redemption, or maybe The Raid 2, or maybe that segment of V/H/S 2, “Safe Haven,” with the cult and the ritual suicide and all that crazy doomsday, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hunting Season (2000)


SYNOPSIS: When two campers on a peaceful weekend excursion are suddenly confronted, harassed, and molested by a pack of heavily armed outdoorsman, a brutal series of events ensues. A struggle for survival and sanity drives the surviving victim into a bloody vendetta of rage. The hunters become the hunted in a malicious game of cat and mouse. REVIEW: Hunting Season is one of those movies that you wish had a bigger budget, if for no … Continue reading

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Film Review: Transgression (1994)


SYNOPSIS: TV reporter Mary Selby wanted to get inside the mind of a serial killer… NOW SHE CAN’T GET OUT! REVIEW: According to director Michael P. DiPaolo’s bio, he spent sixteen years recording murder confessions at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office. He goes so far as to say he has “been in the room with more murderers than most police ever will,” and has drawn inspiration from the over 2,000 confessions he has witnessed, fictionalizing … Continue reading

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Film Review: Island of the Living Dead (2007)


SYNOPSIS: A group of treasure hunters survive a shipwreck only to find themselves stuck on a deserted island that’s been overrun with ferocious flesh-eating zombies. REVIEW: Island of the Living Dead is a 2007 film by director Vincent Dawn. Wait a minute, Vincent Dawn? Isn’t that…it is…Island of the Living Dead is a 2007 film by director Bruno Mattei. But before you skip on to the next review, hear me out. This one isn’t too … Continue reading

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Film Review: Necrophagia: Sickcess (2004)


SYNOPSIS: “Shockumentary” where Fred Vogel of ToeTag Pictures follows the band Necrophagia on their European Tour. REVIEW:

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Film Review: Human Nature (2004)


  SYNOPSIS: While his lonely wife yearns for his touch, disturbed husband Harry (Donny James Lucas) shuns her advances and throws his energy into his unusual hobby: abducting beautiful women and torturing them in his garage. This terrifying gore fest directed by Vince D’Amato is twisted enough — until you find out it’s based on real events. (Then, it’s even creepier.) The supporting cast includes Cynthia Potvin, Dana McLoughlin and Tamara Pender. REVIEW: Human Nature … Continue reading

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Film Review: Broken (2006)


SYNOPSIS: After dating a wonderful man, Hope comes back home, sees her daughter Jennifer and goes to sleep. She wakes-up in the woods with a psychopath, fighting to survive for more than forty days and asking information about her daughter to the stranger. REVIEW: The variety of movies coming out of Dimension Extreme Films really is a mixed bag, isn’t it? At one point, you’ve got movies like Inside and Eden Lake and even the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Black Past (1989)


SYNOPSIS: Thommy and his family move to a new place. In the attic, he finds a box surrounded with chains. He opens it. In the box, he finds a mirror and a diary. REVIEW: Olaf Ittenbach is well known by now, not only in his homeland of Germany, but all over the world of horror, as a pioneer of the splatter, gross-out, ultra-gore special effects. His masterful work can be found in not only his … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cannibal Fog (2014)


SYNOPSIS: First bite gives you focus, third bite gives you pleasure, fifth bite – Cannibal Fog. REVIEW: Cannibal Fog is a Swedish film by writer/director Jonas Wolcher about cannibals, this I do know for sure. Now, there are a lot of foreign language horror films where not a word of English is spoken throughout the entire running time, but someone who did not understand the native language could still understand the general premise. This occurs … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blood Pigs (2010)


SYNOPSIS: Ninety nine percent of the worlds has been destroyed by a bio-chemical war. Technology is obsolete and the soil has been polluted leaving people with barely any food. The survivors try to continue on by hunting and consuming the living dead which has dire results as the dead flesh begins to mutate with the bio-chemical still in the atmosphere. People’s digestive systems begin to evolve and force their way out of victims mouths to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Crazy Murder (2014)


SYNOPSIS: The film follows a severely mentally ill homeless man over the course of a year in the streets of New York City as he commits a string of senseless murders and disgusting acts. With very little dialog and subtle background music, as Crazy Murder unfolds the viewer is subjected to disgusting nails-on-chalkboard visuals and senseless acts REVIEW: Crazy Murder is a severely disturbing film that deals with the high percentage of homeless people that are dealing … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dysmorphia (2014)


SYNOPSIS: Struggling siblings discover their dead uncle’s secret stash of lost horror films on videotape. The “tapes” feature demented solicitors, gruesome dares, parental murder, demonic technology, monstrous grapefruit and more. The siblings eagerly watch each of the shocking, bizarre, comedic and bloody horror films, but little do they realize that something very ghoulish and gruesome is about to happen to them. REVIEW: There seems to have been a resurgence of horror anthology films. In the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Nightmare Girl – Author Jonathan Janz

The Nightmare Girl – by Jonathan Janz Samhain Publishing, 2015 301 pages You ever feel like no matter what good you do for someone, no matter how hard you try, you just can’t win? Well, let me introduce you to Joe Crawford. Joe was on his way home with his wife and young daughter when he realized he had to stop for gas. While pumping, he couldn’t help but notice a very small child in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Skullcrack City – Author Jeremy Robert Johnson

Skullcrack City – by Jeremy Robert Johnson Lazy Fascist Press, 2015 344 pages Let me start off by making something abundantly clear – I am a huge fan of Jeremy Robert Johnson’s writing. My first encounter with this three-named serial killer of words was within the pages of The Bizarro Starter Kit (Orange), where I read his novella Extinction Journals (this is the same place I first found the work of D. Harlan Wilson, another … Continue reading

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Film Review: Pernicious (2014)


SYNOPSIS: It was supposed to be an adventure of a lifetime as three young girls spend the summer in Thailand. But their adventure quickly becomes a nightmare when the trio unleashes the spirit of a murdered child with only one thing on her mind – revenge. REVIEW: Upon finishing my initial viewing of James Cullen Bressack’s new film, Pernicious, I didn’t really have any strong feelings one way or the other. It didn’t grab me … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jackpot – Authors: Various


Jackpot – by Shane McKenzie, David Bernstein, Kristopher Rufty, and Adam Cesare Sinister Grin Press, 2014 Jackpot is the story of a young man named Booker who, after years of playing the lottery, finally hits it big. $200,000,000 big! He has been thinking about this for a long time, planning how he might spend his newly acquired riches. But before he can spend his first dollars, he has to deal with a conniving lawyer, who … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rot (1999)


SYNOPSIS: Sarah has a surprise and gruesome announcement for Muzzy… she has contracted a deadly virus called the ROT which she got by sexing a dead guy from the local funeral home, and now she has passed it along to Muzzy. Slowly the two of them begin to ROT alive, spreading the insidious, flesh-melting disease to friends and foes and any unfortunate individual that comes in contact with them. But Sarah and Muzzy’s problems don’t … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sodomaniac (2015)


SYNOPSIS: Sodomaniac, is a no-budget B-movie, bold in title and in comedic vision REVIEW: Looking for the next cult classic to wow your horror movie buddies with? Have no fear, Sodomaniac is here! This is director Anthony Catanese’s full-length film debut after a handful of shorts and a music video. On the movie’s Facebook page, the director says he’s a “humble graduate of Troma U,” and describes his movie as “Harmony Korine meets Wes Craven … Continue reading

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Film Review: Judy (2014)


SYNOPSIS: Bad things happen to bad people. That’s what Ursula, the ring leader of a deranged group of street performers called “The Crows”, always says. For no apparent reason, the gang starts to torment Mary and Judy: a young car driver and her dog. Her only crime was not paying attention to the annoying street performers. For Mary, the curtains of the most insane and dangerous show will rise – and fall. The Crows’ show … Continue reading

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Film Review: Nikos the Impaler (2003)


SYNOPSIS: Due to a botched robbery attempt, a ruthless Romanian barbarian is somehow resurrected in modern day New York and begins wreaking havok on a small Manhattan art-house. Chaos ensues as the patrons of the establishment band together to fight for their lives. REVIEW: Andreas Schnaas makes horror movies for people who love horror movies, and one of those people is Andreas Schnaas. Before you read that wrong, I want to clarify that I am … Continue reading

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About seanofthedead

Sean has had a few short stories published and a few punk records recorded. If you watch a horror movie with him, he'll drive you crazy connecting the actors to their other movies and dropping useless bits of trivia. He thinks the Exorcist III is by far the superior film of the franchise, and believes Braindead was more deserving of an Oscar than Lord of the Rings.