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Film Review: Bloodrayne (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: In the Eighteenth Century, Rayne is the half-human half-vampire Dhampir and the lead attraction in a carnival’s freak-show in Romania. When she escapes, she meets a fortuneteller that tells that her mother was raped by the king of the vampires Kagan and she decides to destroy her father. In her journey for revenge, she meets Vladimir and Sebastian, the leaders of the fortress of vampire hunters Brimstone, and she joins their society. She seeks … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Girl Next Door (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: Based on the Jack Ketchum novel of the same name, The Girl Next Door follows the unspeakable torture and abuses committed on a teenage girl in the care of her aunt…and the boys who witness and fail to report the crime.

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Film Review: Subconscious Cruelty (2000)

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SYNOPSIS: Subconscious Cruelty” is divided in four segments: Ovarian Eyeball – a naked woman is sliced by a sharp blade and an eyeball is removed from her belly. Human Larvae – a deranged man that hates his sister that is pregnant kills her newborn offspring and she during the delivery. Rebirth – a group of naked people rolls around in mud and blood. Right Brain/Martyrdom – religious symbolism associated with gore and sex. REVIEW: Subconscious … Continue reading

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Film Review: Singapore Sling (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: A man searching for his long-lost lover is kidnapped by her killers, an insane, mother-daughter duo, and they force him to commit various sexual atrocities with them. REVIEW: If you watch just the first few minutes of Singapore Sling, you’d swear it was an old, noir-y detective film. It is shot in black and white, it is dark outside, and the rain is pouring down. Two women are digging a ditch/grave. A guy speaks … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Summer Job – Author Adam Cesare

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Adam Cesare is the horror author that fans of horror movies should love. He’s already got a Deodato-style cannibal novel (Tribesmen), an homage to 1980’s horror (Video Night), and even a Creepshow-esque collaboration with Matt Serafini (author of the werewolf novel Feral) called All-Night Terror. He has also written for Fangoria, a little horror magazine that may be familiar to some folks. And in January, 2014, Cesare will be unleashing upon the world of fiction … Continue reading

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Book Review: Notes From the Guts of a Hippo – Author Grant Wamack

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Notes From the Guts of a Hippo starts out in the tradition of any good action movie; fast, loud, and in your face. Jay Robbins, our protagonist, gets a call to drop everything and go to Brazil in search of a journalist who has disappeared while researching the Lastiz, a rare breed of hippopotamus. He jumps in a cab to head for the airport, but it is immediately smashed by a runaway truck. So he … Continue reading

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Book Review: Black – Author Max Booth III

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Horror (in all its forms) has been a huge part of my life for the better part of thirty seven years now, going back to the ghost story books I’d get through Scholastic Books and the episodes of Amazing Stories and Unsolved Mysteries I would watch with my parents (sometimes through the cracks between the fingers covering my eyes). Early on, I decided Dawn of the Dead was one of my all time favorite movies … Continue reading

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Film Review: Die Insel der Damonen (1998)

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SYNOPSIS: Sport diver Mario and his two women friends sail out to a small island off the coast of Italy. There he discovers an old wooden chest at the bottom of the ocean. In it he finds a knife whose cut releases the seed of a demon REVIEW: This is classic gorehound fodder. We open with images of a castle overlooking a great body of water rotating on the screen as a deep, eerie German … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Red Nights of the Gestapo (1977)

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SYNOPSIS: An illustrious group of German industrialists plot to overthrow Hitler by negotiating a peace treaty with England. Disgraced, but dedicated Nazi officer Colonel Werner von Uhland is assigned by his superiors to ferret out these deceitful dissidents and stop them before it’s too late. von Uhland recruits a bunch of beautiful women to seduce these traitors and undermine their conspiracy.

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Film Review: Cannibal Mercenary (1983)

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SYNOPSIS: Wilson, a Thai veteran of the Vietnam War and all around master of combat, leads a group of men on a daring mission into the jungles of Vietnam to topple a dangerous drug lord and his cannibal army.  REVIEW: This is one of those movies that films like Death Proof or Planet Terror or even Hobo With a Shotgun strive to replicate. It was released as Cannibal Mercenary, but in English called The Mercenary … Continue reading

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Interview: Author Vincenzo Bilof (Confessions of the Impaler)

With his upcoming book, Confessions of the Impaler, getting a lot of buzz lately, I thought I’d take a couple minutes to pick the brain of the author, Vincenzo Bilof. HorrorNews: Let’s start with the basics. Tell us a little about Vincenzo Bilof. What should we know? Vincenzo Bilof: The Tale of Vincenzo begins in the in the colorful world of Michigan, a planet that’s not too far away, but you still need a spaceship … Continue reading

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Film Review: I Stand Alone (1998)

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SYNOPSIS: A horse meat butcher’s life and mind begins to breakdown as he lashes out against various factions of society while attempting to reconnect with his estranged daughter.

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Film Review: The German Chainsaw Massacre (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: Das Deutsche Kettensagen Massaker — We meet a butcher family. They recognize cheap meat in the East Germans passing over the old border into the West and begin turning them into sausage REVIEW: There are two ways to look at German director Christoph Schlingensief’s movie Das Deutsche Kettensagen Massaker (The German Chainsaw Massacre, or as it’s called with its American release, Blackest Heart). At one point, it is sharp social commentary on the reunification … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ostermontag (1991)

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SYNOPSIS: Heiko has fallen in love with his stepsister Fabiane who rejects him and lets her twin sister Nicole replace her. One day he plans to kill Nicole in order to end the recuring mix-ups. Unfortunately he catches Fabiane instead of Nicole and is sent to a mental hospital for the rest of his life. Years later he manages to escape his prison and seeks bloody revenge on Nicole who he blames for the loss … Continue reading

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Film Review: Trouble Every Day (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: Shane and June Brown are an American couple honeymooning in Paris in an effort to nurture their new life together, a life complicated by Shane”s mysterious and frequent visits to a medical clinic where cutting edge studies of the human libido are undertaken. When Shane seeks out a self-exiled expert in the field, he happens upon the doctor”s wife, another victim of the same malady. She has become so dangerous and emotionally paralyzed by … Continue reading

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Book Review: The After-Life Story of Pork Knuckles Malone – Author M. P. Johnson

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The After-Life Story of Pork Knuckles Malone by M. P. Johnson It’s no secret that I have found myself fascinated by the releases that Bizarro Pulp Press has been dishing out over the past year or so. Not only are they bringing around new authors I haven’t read before, but every book hits me with something completely different. From serial killers to art criticism fairy tales to reality-bending and time detectives, every story hits you … Continue reading

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About seanofthedead

In 1987, after hearing Poison’s “Look What the Cat Dragged In” for the first time, Sean decided he wanted to play drums. After realizing all rock stars wore leather pants, he traded in his dreams of fortune and fame for 80’s sitcoms, horror movies, and punk rock. Sean has spent his recent years trying to recover from Catholic guilt while searching for an idea worth writing.