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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)

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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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Film Review: Rot (1999)

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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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Book Review: Jackpot – Authors: Various

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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: Sodomaniac (2015)

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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)

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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)

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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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Film Review: The Long Island Cannibal Massacre (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: A series of horrible murders prompts a massive police investigation. Inspector James Cameron, a two-fisted roughneck with his own philosophy on handling crime, heads the investigation. A group of lepers living in the Long Island wastelands have created a terror network, killing and feeding off the flesh of innocent victims. Their leader has mutated into an invulnerable monster; he intends to propagate and strengthen his stronghold. Aided by his son, Jack, and a couple … Continue reading

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Magazine Review: Splatterpunk – Issue 6

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I’ve raved on and on about how much I love the DIY aspect of Jack Bantry’s Splatterpunk zine. Twice now, in fact, in my reviews of issues 4 and 5. So I’m not going to repeat myself again by going into all that about how it feels punk, and how it’s so good to see paper zines still exist, etc, etc, etc. You already know my feelings. Instead, I’ll say that issue 6 brings more … Continue reading

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Film Review: Torched (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: Deanna, a young, pretty and upwardly mobile nurse is about to face the most difficult challenge of her life…Deciding whether five men should live or die. In a moment which would change her life forever, Deanna is brutally raped, but the pain she suffered is nothing compared to that which her five suspects are about to endure. One by one, Deanna avenges her rape. Do the men deserve the punishment she inflicts upon them, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Avantgarde (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: High Society darling and world famous fashion designer Donna Sciavelli knows no boundaries when it comes to new ways of extending her own fame through pleasing her spoiled clients with new “groundbreaking shows, ideas and creations” and New York’s high society follows her blindly – not willing or not capable of realizing the true extent of Donna’s self staging frenzy. REVIEW: Within the still early career of Marcel Walz, his 2010 film, Avantgarde, stands … Continue reading

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Film Review: Captifs (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of medical aid workers in Kosovo is kidnapped by a non Slavic gang of organ traffickers. REVIEW: Captifs (or as it’s also known, Caged) is yet another example of the new era of suspense and horror films coming from France that has been grabbing attention over the past ten or so years. But whereas movies like Martyrs, Inside, and Frontier(s) have a strong focus on the hardcore gore, Yann Gozlan’s 2010 release … Continue reading

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Film Review: Axe (1977)

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SYNOPSIS: A trio criminals on the run from the law, go about frightening the local townsfolk of a small community, before descending on an inaccessible farm which is home to a young girl named Lisa and her paralyzed grandfather. After being sexually assaulted by two of the gangsters, she retaliates using an axe and a razor blade. REVIEW: You can find Frederick R. Friedel’s 1977 film, Axe (originally titled Lisa, Lisa), on the infamous Video … Continue reading

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Film Review: Psycho Holocaust (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: On a scorching summer day 6 friends venture into the mountains for one more vacation before their lives change forever. Unbeknownst to them, their lives would forever be changed anyway. In the shadows awaits a pack of the most evil, the most vile, rejects of humanity that’s addicted to violence and thirsty for blood! This is Psycho Holocaust… REVIEW: There are quite a few cabin in the woods-style horror movies. Okay, there’s a TON … Continue reading

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Film Review: Premutos: Lord of the Living Dead (1997)

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SYNOPSIS: Premutos is the first of the fallen Angels, even before Lucifer. His Goal is to rule the world, the living and the dead. His son should pave the way for him and appears arbitrary throughout human history and is then recognized as some kind of monster. REVIEW: Premutos – der Gefallene Engel (”The Fallen Angel;” this movie is also called Premutos: Lord of the Living Dead, a title that fits just as well) is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Boy Meets Girl (1994)

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SYNOPSIS: A man meets a woman in a bar, the two go back to her flat and begin watching p*rno films. The man passes out and wakes to find himself strapped to a dentist chair. The woman, along with her accomplice begin to torture the man… REVIEW: How many horror movies have you seen where a seemingly normal guy, or even a straight up creep, lures a woman (or women) back to his place (or … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rosenkavalier (1997)

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SYNOPSIS: A secret society operating in the private pediatric clinic for years its disgusting Sexrituale. Now the cold walls of the clinic are seemingly abandoned, but two severely traumatized sisters live there and yearn for revenge. After they find the boat and members of the federal and drive their own game with them. Only the roses in the courtyard reminiscent of the corpses. A Young cop comes to them on the ropes and tries to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Naughty, Dirty, Nasty (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A young beautiful woman (Krystal “Pixie” Adams) slips into an erotic fantasy world of dreams and nightmares guided by a devilish sex demon (Bob Glazier) who shows the woman both pain and pleasure. As the young woman slips deeper and deeper into this provocative realm,she is faced with sexy sirens, graveyard harlots, seductive vampires, wild witches, bondage queens, wicked wardens and bloodthirsty cannibal lesbians. What other thrilling and titillating excitement is waiting for her? … Continue reading

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Film Review: Collar (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A rookie cop starts her shift like any other but soon it will all change for the worse. A derelict with a reputation of satanic violence, attacks the officer and collars her with a dog leash which is just the start of his abusive ritual. REVIEW: If you’ve seen anything by writer/director Ryan Nicholson (for example, maybe Live Feed, or Gutterballs, or Hanger), you already have an idea of what you have in store … Continue reading

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Film Review: Skinless (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Oncologist Peter Peel discovers a possible cure for cancer in an exotic parasite. When he tests his cure on himself, a monster is born. REVIEW: Skinless (aka The Ballad of Skinless Pete) is a movie that really surprised me with how much I liked it. It’s not that I expected it to be bad, and it’s not like I haven’t enjoyed previous work by director Dustin Mills (Her Name Was Torment, Zombie A-Hole, The … 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.