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

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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: Tortura (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Munich – a city full of life – A young woman gets out of the dark dungeon from underground. Her body was covered with wounds and ulcers. Story she told the police seems really incredible. It appears that in the dirty slums, abandoned underground subways, live rogue cannibals, sadists who built there own little world, far away from civilization. …

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Film Review: Bullet Collector (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Bullet Collector follows the traumas of a wide-eyed 14-year-old boy. Recalling the world of Antoine Doinel in François Truffaut’s The 400 Blows, this unsettling, visually brilliant drama updates that classic by giving it a nightmarishly Russian spin. REVIEW: The Russian film, Bullet Collector (aka Sobiratel Pul), is a dark and bleak tale, a kind of anti-coming of age story …

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Film Review: Colecao de Humanos Mortos (short film) (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: Inspired by 70s Horror movies and real crimes, Dead Human Collection is a bloodbath that follows a deranged Serial Killer and his sadistic habits. REVIEW: Colecao de Humanos Mortos (translated from Portuguese, it is Dead Human Collection) is a short film written and directed by Fernando Rick (he also directed Feto Morto as well as a couple documentaries on …

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Film Review: Blood Feast (2016)

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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. He becomes more …

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Film Review: The Chekist (1992)

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SYNOPSIS: Srubov is a part of CHEKA, the secret police Lenin established after the Bolshevik Revolution. They arrest, interview for a minute, try in ten seconds, and execute intellectuals, aristocrats, Jews, clergy, and their families. In the building basement, five people at a time are shot as they stand naked facing wooden doors. No one to remember their last words; …

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Film Review: Mecanix (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: Mecanix tells the story of the last human beings who are forced to be the slaves of the strange creatures that rule this strange world.There is only one thing these beasts fear – the embryo of the universe : the origin of everything. The only hope that the humans have is to free themselves from this mecanic environment before …

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Film Review: Voodoo Curse – Legba’s Rache (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of teenage Goths tries to summon a voodoo god at an ancient graveyard. While being sedated through medicals and high on drugs, they get surrounded and butchered by awaking voodoo zombies. REVIEW: Voodoo Curse – Legba’s Rache is an independently made, low budget, German zombie movie written and directed by Stefan Svahn (he’s unfortunately only made one …

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Film Review: House of Carnage (2006)

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  SYNOPSIS: An ax-wielding cannibal chases two women through the Pennsylvania woods. REVIEW: When Ryan Cavalline’s House of Carnage begins, it’s like a page right out of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre – as the words slowly scroll across the screen (often misspelled and grammatically incorrect, which is kind of inexcusable in the day of spell check and editors), a …

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Interview: Alexandra West – Author (Films of the New French Extremity)

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    If there’s one thing horror fans love, it’s originality in our scares…if there’s another thing horror fans love just as much, it’s going behind the scenes. Whether we’re talking documentary films on the history of horror, or reference books going in depth on one specific genre or director, or just simply looking at the plethora of DVD extras so many …

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Film Review: 8MM 2 (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: An American diplomat and his fiancée venture into the sordid underworld of sex and p*rnography in Budapest, Hungary to find out who is blackmailing them with a p*rno 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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