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Film Review: Big Bad Wolves (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect in the killings – a religious studies teacher arrested and released due to a police blunder. REVIEW: A suspected child murderer is captured by a vigilante cop & beaten to a pulp in order to … Continue reading

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Interview: Lou Simon – Director (Hazmat)

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Filmmaker Lou Simon has a really pretty voice for a guy. But that’s because “she” ain’t a “he”! Hailing from Cuba but now working out of Florida, Ms. Simon is getting ready to start production on her third directorial venture, “Agoraphobia”. But right now she’s out promoting her latest release, “Hazmat”, which tells the story of a television show very similar to the SYFY channel’s “Scare Tactics” and the chaos that ensues when one of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stage Fright (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A snobby musical theater camp is terrorized by a blood-thirsty killer who hates musical theater. REVIEW: Although the words “Horror” & “Musical” aren’t exactly bosom buddies there have been a few memorable films that dared to combine the two and attempt to make something memorable. Although most would immediately assume that “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (1975) is the great granddaddy of the sub genre, I would consider Ray Dennis Steckler’s “The Incredibly Strange … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Talisman (short film) (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A nomadic drifter is contracted by a hideous creature to deliver a sacred item – The Talisman – to an abandoned warehouse where he encounters an eternal, evil force that reveals his fateful destiny.

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Film Review: Nurse 3D (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: By day Abby Russell is a dedicated nurse, someone you wouldn’t hesitate to trust your life with. But by night, her real work begins…using her smoldering sexuality she lures cheating men to their brutal deaths and exposes them for who they really are. When a younger nurse starts to suspect Abby’s actions and compromises her master plan, Abby must find a way to outsmart her long enough to bring the cheater you’d least expect … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cheap Thrills (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A scheming couple put a struggling family man and his old friend through a series of increasingly twisted dares over the course of an evening at a local bar. REVIEW: Echoing classic episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents & Tales From The Crypt, director E.L. Katz‘ black comedy Cheap Thrills is a nasty little thriller that serves as a spotlight of sorts on the nature of greed, competition & the depths of human depravity. Considering … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Dinosaur Experiment (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Fossil Ridge, once believed to be a cattle ranch is discovered to be a breeding ground for vicious prehistoric velociraptors. When the bloodthirsty dinosaurs escape, the townspeople must fight to survive the deadly raptors. REVIEW: I’m not too sure what’s going on here but The Dinosaur Experiment was released late last year as Raptor Ranch and that’s about the only thing that’s changed about it since I refuse to believe that anything on display … Continue reading

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Film Review: PMS Cop (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Mary, a police officer, is forced into an evil pharmaceutical company’s drug trial for a PMS inhibitor known as Corybantic after being caught on television beating a rapist. After a tragic event Mary suffers a horrific side effect, and with her new found superhuman strength, she begins to systematically take out her vengeance on everyone in her path! Will Mary fight against her inner urge to destroy or could she become the first of … Continue reading

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Interview: Peta Sergeant (Patrick: Evil Awakens)

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Actress Peta Sergeant is best known for her roles in films like The Bet (2006) & Iron Sky (2012). She’s also appeared on TV in shows like The Originals (as Francesca) & Once Upon A Time In Wonderland (as the Jabberwock). She also wrote/directed a well regarded short film in 2010 called Litost. Her latest film appearance is as Nurse Williams in director Mark Hartley’s entertaining revamp of the Ozploitation classic, Patrick (1978) called Patrick: … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kill That Bitch (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A masked man is mercilessly torturing and murdering women. But who is he? Why is he doing this and can he be stopped? REVIEW: It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Dustin Wayde Mills and his films, as a matter of fact I think the guy is something of a genius. In films like The Puppet Monster Massacre (2010), Zombie A-Hole (2012), Night Of The Tentacles (2013), Easter Casket (2013) & Skinless … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Human Race (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A disparate group of 80 people suddenly find themselves running a foot race featuring some very precise rules and their lives are forfeit if any of them are broken. Only one will survive but who…and why? “If you are lapped twice, you die”. “If you step off the path, you die”. “If you touch the grass, you die”. “Race…or die”. REVIEW: These are the rules that suddenly boom in the heads of 80 different … Continue reading

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Film Review: 300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

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Film Review: Patrick: Evil Awakens (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A young nurse takes a new job at a secluded psychiatric ward where she meets Patrick, a comatose young man. He takes a special interest in her despite the fact that he’s in a coma and using the power of telekinesis he begins to eliminate all of the men in her life. REVIEW: Although I’m not a proponent of remakes I reckon that the science behind remaking films is an odd one. I wonder … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rewind This! (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Home video changed the world. The cultural and historical impact of the VHS tape was enormous. This film traces the ripples of that impact by examining the myriad aspects of society that were altered by the creation of videotape. REVIEW: Way back in the late 80′s I was an employee at (what was then) the biggest video rental/purchase store in NYC – RKO Video. Located on the corner of 49th & Broadway, it was … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bloodlust (1961) Review 2

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SYNOPSIS: A crazed hunter kidnaps people and turns them loose on his private estate, where he hunts them for sport. REVIEW: I’m pretty sure that no one involved in the production of “The Most Dangerous Game” (1932) ever thought that it was going to be as influential a film as it turned out to be. Why influential? Because it’s been remade thematically at least eight times that I can think of: Hard Target (1993), Surviving … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sparks (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A masked vigilante who suddenly discovers the dark side to heroism. Going after the nation’s most notorious super criminal leaves Sparks’ life and reputation in ruins. REVIEW: In this day and age the idea of producing a superhero film for anything less than $150-200 million dollars is laughable. With blockbusters like “The Avengers“, “Man Of Steel” & “Iron Man 3” sporting mega budgets (& making mega profits), it’s hard to imagine anyone trying to … 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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