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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: 8MM 2 (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: An American diplomat and his fiancée venture into the sordid underworld of sex and pornography in Budapest, Hungary to find out who is blackmailing them with a porno video taken of them with a prostitute. REVIEW: Way back in 1999, a movie called 8mm came out – directed by Joel Schumacher (The Lost Boys), written by Andrew Kevin Walker …

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Film Review: Ultimo Mondo Cannibale (1977)

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SYNOPSIS An oil prospector escapes from capture by a primitive cannibal tribe in the Philippine rain forest and heads out to locate his missing companion and their plane to return home. REVIEW: You already know Cannibal Holocaust, director Ruggero Deodato’s most (in)famous film to date, but did you know that he actually had a “cannibal trilogy,” Cannibal Holocaust (1980) being …

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Interview: Vince D’Amato

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Vince D’Amato is what you might call a modern day Renaissance man, a jack of all trades, or just a really busy guy who obviously loves film. He’s a writer, a director, a producer, and an editor, he has run two successful independent film production companies, and he helps run film festivals. He’s working on so many different projects right …

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Film Review: Sheep Skin (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of punk rockers kidnap a business man because they believe he is a werewolf. REVIEW: Okay, now that we’re pretty much done with vampires, and zombies have over-stayed their welcome, I say bring on the werewolves. Over the past few years, we’ve already had a bit of a resurgence, haven’t we? Not only have our lycanthrope friends …

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Film Review: Wither (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Ida and Albin travel to a cabin in the Swedish woodlands for a holiday with friends, but something waits for them under the floorboards. REVIEW: Let’s get this out of the way right up front: Wither (aka Vittra) has sometimes been written off as simply the Swedish version of Evil Dead. Sure, there are a few similarities, mostly to …

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Film Review: Baskin (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: A squad of unsuspecting cops goes through a trapdoor to Hell when they stumble upon a Black Mass in an abandoned building. REVIEW: Five cops sit around a small, empty diner. They talk about sports, they talk about gambling, and they crudely joke about sex. In the kitchen, a guy working the grill starts cooking up some red meat. …

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Film Review: We Are Monsters (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Emma is kidnapped and imprisoned by a trio of psychopaths. REVIEW: While technicalities and specific story details will vary from one film to the next, almost all entries in the rape/revenge sub-genre feature a handful of the same tropes and follow a very similar structure. An innocent woman, through no fault of her own, finds herself kidnapped or otherwise …

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Film Review: Caterpillar (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: During the Second Sino-Japanese War, in 1940, Lieutenant Kurokawa returns home as a honored and decorated soldier… but deprived of his arms and legs lost in battle in mainland China. All hopes, from the village men and women to close family members, turn to Shigeko, the Lieutenant’s wife: she must honor the Emperor and the country in setting an …

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Film Review: Excess Flesh (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Obsessed with her sexy roommate, Jill violently imprisons Jennifer in their apartment in a twisted attempt to bring them closer together. REVIEW: Excess Flesh is a disturbing, in your face film about two women who live together in Los Angeles. On one hand, you’ve got Jill (Bethany Orr), a shy, somewhat timid, self conscious young woman whose idea of …

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Film Review: Dawn of the Dead (1978)

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SYNOPSIS: Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall. REVIEW: George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead is, simply put, one of the all-time greatest and most influential horror movies of all time. Check out almost …

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Disturbing Movies: What We’re Talking About When We Talk About Extreme Cinema

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These are the movies that you qualify with disclaimers like “This isn’t for everyone” or “Not your typical _____ movie.” They are controversial, they are disturbing, they tend to push the boundaries, not only of cinema but also of good taste. They might shock you, they might upset you, they might even offend you. These are the movies that demand …

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Film Review: Dysmorphia (2014)

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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 …

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