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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: Clean Shaven (1993)

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SYNOPSIS: Peter Winter is a young schizophrenic who is desperately trying to get his daughter back from her adoptive family. He attempts to function in a world that, for him, is filled with strange voices, electrical noise, disconcerting images, and jarringly sudden emotional shifts. He clings to his humanity like a raft, barely afloat in a sea of terror. In …

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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 …

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Film Review: Dogtooth (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out. REVIEW: Dogtooth (aka Kynodontas) is not the typical “extreme” film that gets reviewed over here at Horrornews.net. There are no serial killers on the loose, no torture sequences that look so real you have to watch a …

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Film Review: Men Behind the Sun 4 (Black Sun: The Nanking Massacre) (1995) – CAT III

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SYNOPSIS: In 1937, Japanese troops raid the Chinese city of Nanking to execute a planned massacre by subjecting over 300,000 helpless civilians to various tortures and atrocities before slaughtering them all. REVIEW: In 1980, while working for Shaw Brothers Studio, Chinese film director Tun Fei Mou decided he was done with kung-fu movies and considered doing a children’s movie. Around …

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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 …

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Film Review: Mexico Barbaro (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Eight Mexican directors unite to bring tales of the most brutally terrifying Mexican traditions and legends to vividly shocking life. REVIEW:  Anthology films have undoubtedly made a strong comeback in the last few years. Whether you prefer Trick ‘r Treat, the V/H/S series, or even ABC’s of Death, there has been a slew of these movies in horror world, …

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Film Review: Naciye (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: On their first night at a new, secluded house, a couple (Esin Harvey, Gorkem Mertsoz) encounter the mysterious woman (Derya Alabora – A Most Wanted Man, When We Leave) who claims it to be her home. REVIEW: The fact that Naciye is writer/director Lutfu Emre Cicek’s first feature length film kind of blows my mind. He’s done a couple …

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Film Review: Her Name Was Torment (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A lurid and exploitative adventure into erotica, violence, pain, and the unknown. Necrophilia, torture, gore, and psychological horror REVIEW: You can’t wave a limited collector’s edition VHS tape in the independent horror world and not hit what some folks would call a torture p**n movie. And it makes sense – if your film revolves primarily around brutal torture sequences, …

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