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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: Genki Genki 18

REVIEW: We all have our limits when it comes to repulsion and disgust. Some people are hardcore gorefiends who are constantly testing their limits, who relax to the Guinea Pig and August Underground films. Others are repulsed by the blood and gore of something as seemingly tame as Gremlins. And most horror fans fall somewhere in between. Myself, I’ve always …

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Film Review: Bizarre Lust of a Sexual Deviant (2001)

SYNOPSIS: A prowler is on the loose in the city. He stalks women, chloroforms them, and then molests their unconscious, naked bodies. Only Angie knows the secrets behind the masked intruder. Will Angie stop this deviant from molesting more women? Or will Angie herself become this man’s next slumbering victim? REVIEW: Bizarre Lust of a Sexual Deviant is a shot-on-video …

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Film Review: Titicut Follies (1967)

  SYNOPSIS: Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman exposes conditions at a Massachusetts hospital for the criminally insane. REVIEW: Frederick Wiseman is a highly accomplished documentarian, with over 40 films to his credit (and still counting). His approach is very much a “fly on the wall” method, where he steps back and out of the way and just films, capturing as close to …

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Film Review: Malabimba (1979)

SYNOPSIS: Bimba’s mother has just been murdered mysteriously and the family is holding a seance to contact her spirit. As soon as the mystic finds her spirit things go crazy REVIEW: A group of people gather in the family castle for a séance, hoping to contact Andrea’s (Enzo Fisichella) recently deceased wife, Daniela. The medium (Elisa Mainardi, who is more …

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Film Review: Collar (2014)

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, …

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Film Review: Savage Man Savage Beast (1975)

SYNOPSIS: Bizarre rituals, animals being killed, and people being killed and eaten by each other and animals REVIEW: Savage Man Savage Beast, aka Zumbalah, aka Ultime Grida Dalla Savana, aka Savage Temptation, aka The Great Hunting, aka (simply and appropriately) Deathshow, is one of the more influential early “shockumentary” films. Seen as a nature documentary in which the cyclical food …

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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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