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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: Snuff Trap (2003)

SYNOPSIS: When the daughter of a politician suddenly disappears, her step-mother investigates the porno industry in search of her. REVIEW: Snuff Trap (aka Snuff Killer – La Morte in Diretta) is one of the later films of Italian writer/director Bruno Mattei (this time working under the pseudonym Pierre Le Blanc), released in 2003. After arguing a bit with her mother, …

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Film Review: Killbillies (2015)

SYNOPSIS: After a night of carousing, the amateur photo model Zina heads for a fashion shoot in the nature, accompanied by the ambitious Mia, apathetic Dragica and snobby photographer Blitcz. On the idyllic location, a supposedly ordinary fashion shoot soon turns into a fierce fight for survival. REVIEW: Let’s face facts here – the horror scene is at its strongest …

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Film Review: Vampyres (2015)

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 cohabitant being a …

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Film Review: Carmilla the Lesbian Vampire (2004)

SYNOPSIS: Jenna’s father whisks her away after she becomes afflicted with a vampiric disease, and on their way home, they encounter vampire Carmilla, zombies, and a vampire hunter REVIEW: 2004 was a very busy year for Vince D’Amato. Somehow he was able to release the short film Heads are Gonna Roll, a collection of heavy metal band Necrophagia’s music videos …

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Film Review: Francesca (2015)

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 or not, this …

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Film Review: Sick The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan Supermasochist (1997)

SYNOPSIS: This documentary chronicles the life and art of Bob Flanagan, who was diagnosed with the disease cystic fibrosis. Director Kirby Dick examines how Flanagan began routinely maiming his own body to deal with and overcome the acute physical pain he felt every day. Flanagan’s self-torturing habits are the basis for his avant-garde live performances, which are featured prominently in …

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Film Review: Sadomaster Locura General (2011)

SYNOPSIS: Mauricio Beccar Varela is now the president of Argentina, this means the triumph of a savage and oppressive capitalism, which reaches unsuspected extremes of torture, but the anarchists always be there to meet them, perhaps using the same methods questionable REVIEW: Picking up right where 2005’s Sadomaster left off, German Magarinos’ 2011 film, Sadomaster Locura General (aka Sadomaster Total …

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Film Review: Der Konig der Kannibalen (Cannibal Messiah) (2016)

SYNOPSIS: The King of the Cannibals”, aka “Cannibal Messiah”, the second work in feature film length from the house PSYCHO PRODUCTIONS. Content a continuation of the found footage short film “The Last Cannibal REVIEW: Der Konig der Kannibalen (aka King of the Cannibals or Cannibal Messiah) is a slapstick, goofball splatter film written by Master W and co-directed by Master …

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Film Review: Blessed Are the Children (2016)

SYNOPSIS: After getting an abortion, Traci Patterson begins to suspect that something sinister is following her and her friends. REVIEW: In the classic tradition of the 1980’s slasher film, and with a heavy retro-vibe beginning with the opening synth-theme and following through until the end, Blessed Are the Children lines its victims up and kills them off with an updated …

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Film Review: Tortura (2008)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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