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Interview: Writer/Director Paul Hough (The Human Race)

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Writer/Director Paul Hough is poised to make a big splash with the forthcoming release of his latest film, The Human Race, on June 13th. It’s a brilliant take on films like The Hunger Games (2012) & Battle Royale (2000) that takes the concept a lot further than those films did. His father, John Hough, is the director of (in my humble opinion) the greatest haunted house film ever produced, The Legend Of Hell House (1973), … 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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Film Review: The Sacrament (2014) – Review 2

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SYNOPSIS: A newsteam trails a man as he travels to an undisclosed location to find his missing sister. Upon entering “Eden Parish” and meeting the community’s leader, it becomes apparent to the newcomers that this paradise may not be as it seems. REVIEW: Young director Ti West has come a long way and has built up quite a reputation in the years since his first feature he directed, The Roost (2005) was released. He’s built … Continue reading

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Interview: Directors Lucky McKee/Chris Sivertson (All Cheerleaders Die)

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Director Chris Sivertson was at the helm of successful films like The Lost (2006), I Know Who Killed Me (2007) & Brawler (2011). Lucky McKee has directed The Woman (2011), Red (2008), The Woods (2006) and one of my top 10 fave films of all time, May (2006). Together they collaborated on a short called All Cheerleaders Die back in 2001 and, although it took longer than expected, they’ve finally gotten to directing a full … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Monkey’s Paw (2013)

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  SYNOPSIS: Jake is given a monkey’s paw that grants three wishes. After the first two wishes leave his friend Cobb undead, Cobb pushes Jake to make a final wish. REVIEW: Presented as more of a sequel to the short story by W.W. Jacobs rather than as a straight up re-telling, director Brett Simmons has hit a solid double with The Monkey’s Paw which features some good performances & ambiance but doesn’t seem to want … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Haunted House (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Malcolm and Kisha move into their dream home, but soon learn a demon also resides there. When Kisha becomes possessed, Malcolm -determined to keep his sex life on track – turns to a priest, a psychic, and a team of ghost-busters for help. REVIEW: The calendar year 2013 has not gotten off to a very good start for me movie wise. First I watched “John Dies At The End” which was just OK. Then … Continue reading

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Film Review: X-men: Days of Future Past (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods. The X-Men join forces with their younger selves in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future by sending Wolverine to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.

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Film Review: Rosemary’s Baby (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A young couple move into a new apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins controlling her life. REVIEW: I’d love to know who the genius was at NBC who decided that a made for television remake of Roman Polanski’s “Rosemary’s Baby“ was a good idea. I don’t mean the names on the credits of the film … Continue reading

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Film Review: Godzilla (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: The world’s most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. REVIEW: It’s indeed a daunting task for anyone besides the good folks at Toho Studios to want to take on a new Godzilla film, especially after the abomination that Roland Emmerich’s 1998 version turned out to be. It’s even more daunting when the only other film you’ve directed was a no budget potboiler that … Continue reading

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Interview: Sianoa Smit-McPhee (All Cheerleaders Die)

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Actress Sianoa (Pronounced “Sha-No-Ah“) Smit-McPhee has been acting since she was a child and has appeared on various TV shows like Criminal Minds, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Hung and the extremely popular Australian series, Neighbors. Seemingly born to be an actor (Her dad & younger brother are also actors), she’s also appeared in films like Firelight (2012), Touchback (2011) and her latest release, All Cheerleaders Die, which will be available on VOD on May, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Wer (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A defense attorney begins to suspect that her client, who is charged with the murders of a vacationing family, might be more than meets the eye. REVIEW: Although this is subject to debate, there hasn’t been a good werewolf movie in decades in my slightly skewered opinion. There are those of you reading this who’ll immediately bring up the usual suspects, films like An American Werewolf In London & The Howling (Both 1981), some … Continue reading

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Film Review: Piggy (2012) – Review 2

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SYNOPSIS: Joe, a mild mannered young man is bored by his life. When his beloved brother is murdered Joe finds solace in Piggy, one of his brother’s old friends. As their friendship grows, Joe finds himself in an increasingly dangerous and murky world of violence and revenge. When Joe’s life collapses around him, he starts to question who Piggy really is, and how honest he’s really been with him. When Joe confronts Piggy a series … Continue reading

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Film Review: All Cheerleaders Die (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A rebel girl signs up a group of cheerleaders to help her take down the captain of their high school football team, but a supernatural turn of events thrusts the girls into a different battle. REVIEW: If it wasn’t obvious before then it’s plain to see now, Lucky McKee likes to make films with strong, really strong female characters. His outstanding directorial debut, May (2002) is one of my favorite films of all time … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Amazing Spider Man 2 (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: It’s great to be Spider-Man. For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen. But being Spider-Man comes at a price, only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorker’s from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro, Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn, returns, Peter comes to … Continue reading

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Interview: Caity Lotz (The Machine, The Pact)

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Actress Caity Lotz should be no stranger to fans of genre entertainment. She’s currently playing the dual role of Sarah Lance/Black Canary on TV’s ARROW and has appeared in 2012’s well regarded “The Pact“. She’s also appeared in “Bring It On: All Or Nothing” (2006) & “Battle Of The Year” (2013). Currently she’s got the title role in the latest film from director Caradog W. James, “The Machine“. I managed to snag her for a … Continue reading

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Film Review: EvilSpeak (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: A military cadet who happens to be a social outcast taps into a way to summon demons and cast spells on his tormentors through his computer. REVIEW:

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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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