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Film Review: Boy Wonder (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A young Brooklyn boy witnesses the brutal murder of his mother and grows up obsessed with finding her killer. Thus begins his life as a quiet, straight-A student by day and a self-appointed hero at night. But what is a real hero? And who decides what is right or wrong? As the boundaries blur, Sean’s dual life wears on his psyche and his two worlds careen dangerously close to colliding. Like a graphic novel … Continue reading

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Film Review: Amphibious 3D (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Marine biologist Skylar Shane hires an expat charter boat captain, Jack Bowman, to help her find prehistoric life form samples in the north Sumatran Sea. During the expedition, they run into some of Jacks freinds, a gang of smugglers headquartered on a fishing platform in the middle of the sea. REVIEW: “Amphibious 3D” is the latest effort from cult horror maestro, Brian Yuzna. Yuzna is known for such fare as “Bride of Re-Animator” (1990), … Continue reading

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Film Review: Don’t Go in the House (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: A disturbed young man who was burned as a child by his sadistic mother stalks women with a flamethrower. REVIEW: “Don’t Go in the House” has historically been christened a “video nasty,” or a film that was censored and/or banned in the UK in the 1980’s due to it’s graphic nature. Despite its 1980 completion, it was only first shown in Britain in 1987, with heavy cuts. It was finally released uncut in December … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Fugue (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Nora Dunn is a struggling artist desperately trying to recover from a childhood trauma, but her life is turn upside down when she is haunted by the vision of a long dead childhood friend. Is the spirit a hallucination or a foreshadowing of something worse to come? It is up to Dan Tsang, a young police detective to solve the mystery and save Nora before it is too late. REVIEW: “The Fugue” was written, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Passing (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: The three Naibert children, in their teens and early twenties, inherit a vast estate from their grandmother Rebecca. But unknown to them, the family inheritance has passed from grandmother to granddaughter for centuries-and Rebecca has a long reach from the grave to assure that the line is unbroken. REVIEW: “The Passing” comes from director John Harwood, a relative up-and-comer in straight-to-video material. The cast is comprised of mostly no name talent, with the exception … Continue reading

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Film Review: Luster (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Thomas Luster is a troubled businessman who tries to make sense of a life being driven out-of-control by a force closer to home than he first realizes. When he discovers that the man working against him is another side of his own personality he is forced to fight back against his manipulative alter-ego as murder, madness and mayhem combine to take Luster on the most bizarre and terrifying ride of his life. REVIEW: “Luster” … Continue reading

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Film Review: Oasis of the Zombies (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: An expedition searching for treasure supposedly buried by the German army in the African desert during WW II comes up against an army of Nazi zombies guarding the fortune REVIEW: “Oasis of the Zombies” (1981) (sometimes referred to as “The Treasure of the Living Dead”) is one of those films that you’ve probably heard about, but never seen. There’s good reason for that. An expedition looking for treasure in Africa runs afoul when they … Continue reading

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Film Review: Clear Lake, WI (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of childhood friends return to their former hometown to revisit the horrors that happened there 15 years ago. REVIEW: “Clear Lake, WI” is very much what fans would expect from a psychological thriller starring the one-and-only, Michael Madsen. A group of childhood friends return to their hometown, with a documentary film crew (comprised of Shi Ne Nielson and Heather Simpson), to help move on past the horrors they encountered there, involving a … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Tapes (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Fame-hungry Gemma asks her boyfriend Danny and his media student mate Nathan to film her Big Brother audition. They hear about a sex party and change course, but soon wish they hadn’t as the party goers turn out to be devil worshippers. REVIEW: “The Tapes” is another entry in the tired (or not-so-tired, depending on your point of view) found-footage horror sub-genre. Where films like “Cloverfield” (2008), “[REC]” (2007), “The Blair Witch Project (1999), … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hisss (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Based on the Far Eastern myth of the snake woman who is able to take on human form. REVIEW: “Hisss” is a very recent horror/thriller from India, ripe with comedic interludes. It also ventures into strong dramatic territory at times. It’s low budget roots show, even though it had an estimated budget of six million dollars. It follows a strange premise involving snakes, gods, Americans, holy men, and an upper class Indian couple. All … Continue reading

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Film Review: Demon Divas and the Lanes of Damnation (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A sorority mixer at a local bowling alley goes terribly wrong when the five women who own the building turn out to not be what they seem. REVIEW: “Demon Divas and the Lanes of Damnation” (or “Demon Divas” for short) knows exactly what it is: a shot-on-video, exploitative, sexy, schlock movie. That is where it shines. This is a film for true “bad horror” fans. If the viewer goes in with the right attitude, … Continue reading

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About T-hom

T-hom works mostly as a film and video Editor, and also utilizes his skills as a a Director, Producer, and Key Grip. His Favorite horror filmmakers are David Cronenberg, Wes Craven, John Carpenter, with a special mention to Frank Darabont for his work on "The Mist" (2007). Find me here: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3364306/