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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: Fantom Kiler (1998)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: Fantasy and reality become blurred as a misogynistic, masked killer ritually stalks and kills beautiful women who he has encountered previously. REVIEW: To take a look at the cover art and movie poster of Roman Nowicki’s 1998 release and debut film, Fantom Kiler, one might think it looks more like a P*rno than a horror movie. One …

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Film Review: Vampyres (2015)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Faithful to the sexy, twisted 1974 cult classic by Joseph Larraz, Vampyres is an English-language remake pulsating with raw eroticism, wicked sado-masochism and bloody, creative gore. Victor Matellano (Wax (2014, Zarpazos! A Journey through Spanish Horror, 2013) directs this tale set in a stately English manor inhabited by two older female vampires and with their only …

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Phil Stevens’ Flowers 02 Crowdfunding Campaign/Chat with Cast and Crew

Phil Stevens is in the process of writing a new chapter in horror with his darkly artistic, bloody and upsetting films, telling his nihilistic stories of death and destruction with strong visuals and a distinct lack of dialogue. With Flowers (2015), we have the unique tale of a serial killer as told by his deceased victims. In 2016, Lung II …

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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 …

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Film Review: Francesca (2015)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Two detectives must catch a serial killer, but their only chance to find him, is to solve the case of missing girl who disappeared 15 years ago. REVIEW: Francesca is an Argentinian giallo thriller from director Luciano Onetti (co-written with brother Nicolas Onetti; this is Luciano’s second film, his first being Sonno Profondo/Deep Sleep). Believe it …

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Film Review: 36 Pasos (2006)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: 36 pasos is a 2006 Argentine horror film directed and written by Adrián García Bogliano REVIEW: 36 Pasos (aka 36 Steps, or according to the subtitles in the movie itself, The Thirty-Six Trap, either translation working as well as the other) is the kind of movie that you watch and then try and pinpoint what it …

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Film Review: Red Krokodil (2012)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: The breakup of the body that this drug causes, helped me to symbolize a breakup too visually Interior unstoppable. REVIEW: Domiziano Cristopharo is an Italian filmmaker who has played a variety of roles over the years – writer, director, editor, producer, cinematographer, and there’s even a little bit of special effects makeup work on his resume. …

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Film Review: FilmGore (1983)

Rate This Movie 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 …

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Film Review: Lung II (2016)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A nameless man wanders the city, littered with necrotic artifacts and a trail of corpses. Are his grotesque hallucinations clues to a violent past? Or are they premonitions? REVIEW:  If you’re familiar with the work of director Phil Stevens, you know he does things a bit differently, which in turn makes his films feel like a …

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Film Review: Blood Feast (2016)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Fuad Ramses and his family have moved from the United States to France, where they run an American diner. Since business is not going too well, Fuad also works night shifts in a museum of ancient Egyptian culture. During these long, lonely nights he is repeatedly drawn to a statue representing the seductive ancient goddess ISHTAR. …

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Film Review: Summerland (2017)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: A filmmaker wakes up in his mistress’s bed after accidentally falling asleep there. As he goes through his day, life begins to take a turn for the surreal and disturbing. REVIEW:  Adrian Baez’s Summerland is a short black and white film that feels a lot like the beginning of something much bigger. We hear reports on the …

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Film Review: Cain Hill (2017)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A group of documentary filmmakers are filming a TV special about the events which occurred at the famous and mysterious abandoned Cain Hill asylum many years earlier, and the unexplained abductions and murders that have occurred at the site since then. The group soon learn that one of the inmates never left Cain Hill at all. …

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