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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: Gutterballs 2: Bootleg Edition

SYNOPSIS: Written and directed by Ryan Nicholson who previously helmed the first “Gutterballs”, creating the masked killer “BBK” and some of the most shockingly gruesome, seedily explicit sex and death scenes ever created.   REVIEW:  Now here’s something special for fans of the films of Ryan Nicholson (which definitely includes me). We’ve come to expect a few things from the work …

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Film Review: FilmGore (1983)

SYNOPSIS: A bloody collection of film clips from many of the most violent films ever made. Driller killers, Plasmatic Perverts and Sadistic Slashers are just a few of the disturbed individuals starring in this morbid collage. REVIEW: In what feels like a throwback to the video store days, when we judged the VHS tapes almost solely on their covers (and …

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Film Review: Absolutio – Erlosung im Blut (2013)

SYNOPSIS: his mother’s death busy devout Isaiah very much. When he is haunted by nightmares still, he is determined that God has given him an order. He should move sinners to reverse, by any means REVIEW: When the main character of Philip Lilienschwarz’s (writer of Marcel Walz’s Blood Feast remake) 2013 directorial debut, Absolutio – Erlosung im Blut, aka Absolution: …

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Film Review: At Midnight Ill Take Your Soul (1964) – Review 2

SYNOPSIS: A gravedigger prowls the city in search of a female to bear him a son. REVIEW: Often considered Brazil’s first full-length horror movie, At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul is written and directed by Jose Mojica Marins – This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse and Embodiment of Evil continue the trilogy, but it’s this film that started it …

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

SYNOPSIS: 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 the top …

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Film Review: The Void (2016)

SYNOPSIS: In the middle of a routine patrol, officer Daniel Carter happens upon a blood-soaked figure limping down a deserted stretch of road. He rushes the young man to a nearby rural hospital staffed by a skeleton crew, only to discover that patients and personnel are transforming into something inhuman. As the horror intensifies, Carter leads the other survivors on …

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Film Review: Rotten Romance (short film) (2012)

SYNOPSIS: Three segments showing rather unusual love-related stories, each dealing with a dark and twisted love or desire, from cannibalism to self-mutilation. REVIEW:  Coming from the Netherlands, written and directed by self-proclaimed “Mr. Pervert,” Erik Zijlstra, Rotten Romance is not only a short film, but also a three-part anthology. Trying to fit three short films into just under 20 minutes …

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Film Review: Le Necrophile (2004)

SYNOPSIS: A story of a very ordinary man who just happens to be necrophile. (He is also like to eat cockroaches.) Problems begins when his pretty orphan cousin came to live with him… REVIEW: Here’s something funny I’ve noticed about necrophilia – it seems that at least half of the movies dealing with this taboo subject are warm, light hearted, and …

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Film Review: Stille Nacht (1969)

SYNOPSIS: A Materialaktion (an art performance/happening in which objects are used to create an art piece) by Viennese Aktionist Otto Muehl. The setting is a solemn Christmas celebration REVIEW: Austrian artist and filmmaker Otto Muehl was the co-founder of, and one of the main participants in, the Viennese Actionism “movement” (see also Gunter Brus, Kurt Kren, Hermann Nitsch, and others). …

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Film Review: 6/64: Mama und Papa (Materialaktion Otto Muhl) (short film) (1964)

SYNOPSIS: A short and EXPLICIT art film from Otto Mühl and Kurt Kren. REVIEW: Kurt Kren, the director of 6/64: Mama und Papa (Materialaktion Otto Muhl), is quite an interesting figure. He was an Austrian avant-garde filmmaker, involved in creating a series of experimental films over the years. He became a part of the early punk scene in Houston, Texas, …

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