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Film Review: Night Warning (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: An orphaned teenager finds himself being dominated by his aunt who’s hell-bent on keeping him with her…at all costs. REVIEW: Director: William Asher Starring: Jimmy McNichol, Susan Tyrell, Julia Duffy and Bo Svenson ‘Psycho for Laymen’. This is probably the best way to sum up Night Warning, although it isn’t necessarily as bad as it sounds. It examines a ...

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Film Review: Pandemonium (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: Tom Smothers stars as the brave mountie, who along with his trusty horse and bitter deputy Paul Reubens must track down a killer who is stalking coeds at a nearby cheerleader camp. REVIEW: Director: Alfred Sole Starring: Candice Azzara, Carol Kane and Judge Reinhold With the Scary Movie franchise outright refusing to die, it’s pretty easy to make the ...

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Film Review: Next of Kin (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: In a rest home for elderly people, a daughter reads her mother’s diary. Soon events that are mentioned in the mother’s diary begin to happen to the daughter. REVIEW: Director: Tony Williams Starring: Jacki Kerin, John Jarratt and Alex Scott Have you ever noticed how, in nearly every horror film ever made, there is a recurring them of ignorance? ...

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Film Review: The Appointment (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: A family is confronted in their house by an evil force. REVIEW: Director: Lindsey C. Vickers Starring: Edward Woodward, Jane Merrow and Samantha Weysom During my schooldays, there was this guy I used to hang out with all the time. He was rude, incredibly stubborn, didn’t shower very often and smoked at every available opportunity. And although I still ...

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Film Review: Blackout (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: A police officer suspects that a local husband and father who has recently undergone facial surgery because of injuries received in a car accident is in reality the same man who committed a quadruple murder several years before REVIEW: Director: Douglas Hickox Starring: Keith Carradine, Kathleen Quinlan and Richard Widmark Blackout is an unusual film. It has many flaws, ...

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Film Review: The New Kids (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: A brother and sister arrive in a small town to help their relatives run an amusement park, and they find the town is terrorized by a local street gang. REVIEW: Director: Sean S. Cunningham Starring: Shannon Presby, Lori Loughlin and James Spader Movies like The New Kids aren’t like paintings, which can be interpreted many ways but ultimately can ...

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Film Review: House of Lost Souls (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: A four-part movie series made for Italian television under the umbrella title House of Doom. Legendary Italian horror maestros Umberto Lenzi and Lucio Fulci each contributed two films for the series: Lenzi made HOUSE OF LOST SOULS and HOUSE OF WITCHCRAFT, while Fulci offered HOUSE OF CLOCKS and SWEET HOUSE OF HORRORS. REVIEW: Director: Umberto Lenzi Starring: Joseph Alan ...

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