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Film Review: Experiment in Torture (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: Lured by the smell of easy money, beautiful, exotic dancers agree to spend the weekend at the remote mountain getaway of a wealthy voyeur. Once there, the girls are drugged, tied up and slowly tortured to death with everything from a blowtorch to an electric drill by a killer who uses their bodies as a canvas for his sadistic, twisted art. REVIEW: Since the label of “torture porn” started getting slapped on to horror … Continue reading

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Film Review: Violent Shit 2 (1992)

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SYNOPSIS: Drilled by his deranged mother, Karl the Butcher jr. takes revenge for the gruesome death of his father. Anyone who sets foot on the forest has to die. Hold on to your limbs as Karl jr. slaughter his victims to some amazing tunes of terror. Decapitation is just the beginning… REVIEW: I could probably just go ahead and say something like “Violent Shit 2 is an early 1990’s, shot on video, German splatter movie … Continue reading

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Interview: Author Tiffany Scandal

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HorrorNews: Tiffany Scandal is a writer, as we know, but what else? What do you want all the readers to learn about you from this interview? Tiffany Scandal: I’m a good for nothing broad who dabbles with too much creative shit for her own good. Hahaha. I’ve done model and photography work for Suicide Girls since 2007. I also paint, having had some of my more recent work exhibited in a tribute to Twin Peaks … Continue reading

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Interview: Hannah Neurotica

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Hannah Neurotica is the creator of the feminist horror zine Ax Wound, as well as a key figure/leader in the Women in Horror Month celebration. She was kind enough to take some time and share some of her insight and experiences with us. HorrorNews: So, who is Hannah Neurotica? Hannah Neurotica: I am a neurotic, bipolar, fat Jewish grrrl artist & writer who loves horror and long walks on the beach. . . .

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Film Review: Exitus Interruptus (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: Der Tod ist erst der Anfang, Exitus interruptus – Exit death is just the beginning. Another gory exploitaton film by Andreas Bethmann REVIEW: I’m beginning to believe that Andreas Bethmann has really only made two movies, but just keeps remaking each one with different actors and extended scenes. Of course, I’m exaggerating, but he definitely does have his favorite plots, doesn’t he? On the one hand, we’ve got the demon/zombie horror films (Die Insel … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blood Pigs (2010)

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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: Vulgar (2000)

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SYNOPSIS: A man who performs as a children’s birthday party clown tries to piece his life back together after being gang-raped. REVIEW: For a movie that has such a cool intro – credits roll over a disembodied clown nose, while subtle, creepy music plays under the visuals, making you think of a number of 1980’s slasher classics – Vulgar certainly is a clunker. Think Clerks, with all the ridiculous dialogue and pseudo-edgy attempts to offend … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stop the Bitch Campaign: Hell Version (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: In Tokyo, prostitution in the name of “Enjo Kosai” is in fashion among some high school girls. A mysterious man Kuni lament such girls but cannot deny a strong desire for them. He punish the girls by having sex with them without paying them. He calls this operation “Stop the Bitch Campaign” for public justice….. REVIEW: There is a small hotel (well, maybe brothel would be more accurate) full of teenage girls, all pretending … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks (1976)

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SYNOPSIS: Finding a new employer, and looking not a day older since the end of World War II, Ilsa works for an Arab sheik who enjoys importing females to use as sex slaves. An American millionaire’s daughter, a movie star, and an attractive equestrian are among his latest victims. REVIEW: She’s back, somehow… One year after Don Edmonds’ (now) legendary Nazisploitation cult classic, Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS, was released, he came right back … Continue reading

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Film Review: Slaughtered Vomit Dolls (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: The gruesome tapestry of psychological manifestations of a nineteen year old bulimic runaway stripper-turned prostitute as she descends into a hellish pit of Satanic nightmares and hallucinations. REVIEW: Emetophilia. Those who know the definition of that word will probably be able to decide if Slaughtered Vomit Dolls is for them without reading any further. For all of the (fortunately) uninitiated, emetophilia is more widely known as vomit fetish. And if there is one thing … Continue reading

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Film Review: Demon Terror (Dämonenbrut) (2000)

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SYNOPSIS: Fleeing away from the police, after a bank robbery which went wrong, a group of offenders decides to take refuge on a deserted island. The apparent tranquility of this place actually hides a horde of demonic creatures desperate to satisfy their cannibalism and carry out their mission: to impregnate women with the seed of the devil and enslave men. One after the other the criminals will be hunted down, abused, murdered and this island, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Night of the Dead: Leben Tod (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: Pregnant and frightened, Anais is not allowed to leave the specialized hospital where her husband, Peter has a medical internship with his uncle, Dr. Gabriel Schreklich, a man with a serum that can resurrect the dead. But things go terribly wrong and the Ghouls take over the hospital. Now, the only way for Anais to save her unborn baby is to get one of the Ghouls to help her to escape. REVIEW: We have … Continue reading

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Book Review: There’s No Happy Ending – Author Tiffany Scandal

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Ever since reading Gabino Iglesias’ Gutmouth, I’ve been more and more interested in the New Bizarro Author Series (NBAS for short) put together by Eraserhead Press. Without beating a dead horse, what they do is give a chance to promising new authors who haven’t yet published their first novel. With five to seven releases each year, we get a fresh taste of weird and wild writers we may or may not have already been familiar … Continue reading

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Film Review: Gut Pile (1997)

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SYNOPSIS: While out hunting, Dan accidentally shoots another hunter. Rather than reporting the accident to the authorities, he chooses to bury the body and forget it ever happened. One year later, Dan returns to the same woods for a hunting trip with some friends. Their weekend starts out innocently enough, but while the guys are having fun, something is coming back to life in the woods–and it wants revenge! REVIEW: The cabin in the woods … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hate Crime (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A Jewish family, that just arrived in a new neighborhood, are recording their youngest son’s birthday celebrations on video when their home is suddenly invaded by a bunch of crystal-meth-crazed Neo-Nazi lunatics. REVIEW: We open with a home video showing a young boy’s birthday party. The whole family is there, ready to celebrate, when the dad, who is filming the event on his video camera, hears something in the other room. He goes to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Down – Author Nate Southard

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I really liked the writing I found in Sixty Five Stirrup Iron Road, the nine author collaboration put out by Sinister Grin Press at the end of last year. So much so, in fact, that I decided to check out some of the contributing authors’ other books, hoping for more of the same. My first stop was Shane McKenzie’s Muerte Con Carne, and it was everything I hoped it would be and much, much more. … Continue reading

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About seanofthedead

In 1987, after hearing Poison’s “Look What the Cat Dragged In” for the first time, Sean decided he wanted to play drums. After realizing all rock stars wore leather pants, he traded in his dreams of fortune and fame for 80’s sitcoms, horror movies, and punk rock. Sean has spent his recent years trying to recover from Catholic guilt while searching for an idea worth writing.