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Film Review: Tales Of Poe (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A terrifying new anthology film comprised of three stories based on the work of Edgar Allan Poe, REVIEW: The stories of Edgar Allan Poe had a towering influence on horror cinema through the years. Indeed, his short story The Gold Bug was turned into a film in 1910, and his stories have influenced generations of filmmakers over the decades since then. Some would say that without Poe, Roger Corman would never had been as … Continue reading

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Film Review: Jessabelle (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate from a horrific car accident, Jessabelle comes face to face with a long-tormented spirit that has been seeking her return — and has no intention of letting her escape. REVIEW: I’d seen lots of promotional material for Jessabelle over the last few months, so I was admittedly surprised when it got such a quiet, low key release last weekend. Not that I was particularly looking … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zombeavers (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of college kids staying at a riverside cabin for a weekend of sex & debauchery are menaced by a swarm of deadly zombie beavers. It all turns gruesome as the beavers close in on the kids, and they are soon fighting for their lives in a desperate attempt to fend off the hoard of beavers that attack them in and around their cabin.

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Film Review: Wolves (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Cayden Richards is a young, handsome eighteen-year-old with an edge. Forced to hit the road after the death of his parents, he finds his way to an isolated town to hunt down the truths of his ancestry. But in the end, who’s hunting whom? REVIEW: The second of 3 werewolf films released this November (Wolfcop & Iron Wolf being the other two), Wolves aims its claws at the young adult audience. The same audience … Continue reading

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Film Review: Interstellar (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. REVIEW: In the world of Interstellar, the population refers to itself as a “Caretaker Generation”, whose duty it is to improve sustainability for future generations. Current corn farmer (& former pilot) Cooper decries this choice, claiming that “We’re explorers, not caretakers”. The big problem is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Wolfcop (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: As a series of strange and violent events start happening, an alcoholic policeman realizes that he has been turned into a werewolf as part of a larger plan, so he investigates with the help of his partner and his friend. REVIEW: The month of October arrived with a few new werewolf themed movies for all of us to grouse over (I use the word “Grouse“, because all we’re gonna do is compare them to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: If the worst day of your life consisted of accidentally killing your girlfriend with an axe, chain-sawing your own arm off, and watching in horror as your closest friends were devoured by a zombified Nazi battalion, you’d have to assume that things couldn’t get much worse. In Martin’s case, that was only the beginning. REVIEW: At the end of Dead Snow, Director Tommy Wirkola left Martin (Co-writer Vegar Hoel) in a pretty awful situation. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Raw Force (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of people are stranded on an island full of precious jade. But danger lurks in the form of all kinds of crazy crap that you have to see to believe. REVIEW: If you were looking for me back in the early 80’s, then you’d probably find me in Times Square. Throughout the 70’s and well into the 80’s, Times Square was the place to go to if you wanted to spend the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Extraterrestrial (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of friends on a weekend trip to a cabin in the woods, find themselves terrorized by alien visitors. REVIEW:

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Film Review: The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)

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SYNOPSIS 65 years after a masked serial killer terrorized the small town of Texarkana, the so-called ‘moonlight murders’ begin again. Is it a copycat or something even more sinister? A lonely high school girl, with dark secrets of her own, may be the key to catching him. REVIEW: It was nearly 40 years ago when director Charles B. Pierce unleashed The Town That Dreaded Sundown to a unprepared audience. Originally produced for television, it told … Continue reading

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Interview: Michael Ironside (Extraterrestrial)

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It goes without saying that Michael Ironside is a genre icon of the highest order. He’s been entertaining audiences worldwide for years now with his indelibly menacing voice in hundreds of films and TV shows and shows no sign of slowing down. He’s appeared in memorable films like Scanners (1981), Visiting Hours (1982), Spacehunter: Adventures In The Forbidden Zone (1983), Extreme Prejudice (1987), Watchers (1988), Total Recall (1990), Free Willy (1993), Starship Troopers & The … Continue reading

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Interview: Colin Minihan, Stuart Ortiz (The Vicious Brothers)

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Professionally known as The Vicious Brothers, Colin Minihan & Stuart Ortiz are two of the rising names in genre film making. They’ve written and directed the outstanding Grave Encounters (2011) and wrote its sequel, Grave Encounters 2 (2012). Currently they’re out promoting their latest film, Extraterrestrial and took some time to sit with Horrornews.net to talk about it. Horrornews.net: Before I ask you about your new film, I have to ask this question: What’s the … Continue reading

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Interview: Brittany Allen (Extraterrestrial)

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Actress Brittany Allen has been a fixture on television since 1999, having appeared in a multitude of series and movies like What Katy Did (1999), Prom Queen: The Mark Hall Story (2004), All My Children (2009-10), Defiance (2013) and Dead Before Dawn 3D (2012). She can currently be seen as April in the latest film from The Vicious Brothers, “Extraterrestrial”. Currently on a press junket to promote her new film, she took a few minutes … Continue reading

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Film Review: Witching & Bitching (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A gang of escaping jewelry thieves get trapped by a coven of witches. REVIEW: Imagine if you will, a film that opens with a jewelry heist and the robbers are: Jesus Christ, A 6 ft tall green toy soldier, The Invisible Man, Minnie Mouse & Spongebob Squarepants. Then imagine that Jesus brings along his 10 yr old son (Who’s pretty handy with a pistol) along with him to the heist. Imagine a bit further … Continue reading

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Interview: Bobby Roe, Zack Andrews – The Houses October Built (2014)

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Currently available on VOD, and soon to be seen on selected screens across the country, Writer/Director Bobby Roe’s The Houses October Built is a combination slow burn/found footage movie that surprised me with its atmosphere & overall sense of impending doom. Roe and co-writer/producer/actor Zack Andrews are on the road, currently promoting their latest film and sat down with me to speak about it. Horrornews.net: I have a problem with found footage films in general … Continue reading

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Film Review: ABC’s of Death 2 (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: 26 different directors teach us the ABC’s of death with brand new bloody vignettes. Each based on a letter of the alphabet. REVIEW: Released in 2012, the first ABC’s of Death film was a decidedly mixed bag of both tricks and treats (mostly tricks). But it did have a few memorable entries and it was quite successful. Successful enough to warrant this sequel, which once again features 26 directors lending their particular talents to … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Houses October Built (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Beneath the fake blood and cheap masks of countless haunted house attractions across the country, there are whispers of truly terrifying alternatives. Looking to find an authentic, blood-curdling good fright for Halloween, five friends set off on a road trip in an RV to track down these underground haunts. Just when their search seems to reach a dead end, strange and disturbing things start happening and it becomes clear that the haunt has come … Continue reading

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Film Review: Goal Of The Dead (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Returning to his hometown for the first time since his big money move to the professional leagues, Sam Lorit expects a joyful homecoming and a routine cup-game victory. But with the zombie outbreak fueling bitter rivalries, the players and their entourage are dragged into a brutal game for their lives. REVIEW: I am not a fan of soccer. I find the sport boring, a bit vacuous even. Perhaps I’m just jealous of the athletes … Continue reading

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Film Review: Annabelle (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A couple begin to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists. REVIEW: Ever since Ananbelle was announced, there hasn’t been a day when someone hasn’t needled me ever so slightly as to its impending arrival. Why you ask? Because it’s no secret that I have an aversion to dolls, especially creepy looking ones that talk and attempt to kill their owners for some god … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Devil Incarnate (2014) Review 2

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SYNOPSIS: A newlywed couple encounter the remains of an ancient curse, only to reawaken its dark legacy. REVIEW:

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Film Review: Don’t Blink (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Ten people arrive at a secluded mountain resort to find it completely deserted. With no gas for the return trip, the visitors are forced to stay and investigate the mystery surrounding the abandoned lodge. REVIEW: First time writer/director, Travis Oates, hits one out of the park with his debut feature, Don’t Blink. A deceptively simple story about a group of ten friends who get together for a weekend getaway at a mountain resort, only … Continue reading

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Those of you who don't know of The Black Saint & have yet to commit yourselves to him body, mind & soul will find yourselves in a most uncomfortable position when my army of acolytes is complete & ready to wreak havok upon this pitiful blue ball we live on. Oh, I really like horror movies as well & will take on all comers in a horror trivia contest. Bring it on!
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