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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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Film Review: 20 ft. Below: The Darkness Descending (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Below the streets of New York is a dark and dangerous world hidden in the shadows of abandoned subway tunnels and miles of forgotten infrastructure. When a young documentary filmmaker goes into these tunnels to uncover the unseen stories of the people living below our feet, she finds out that there is more to be afraid of than the dark. A mysterious figure, living beyond the reach of the law, has declared war on … Continue reading

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Film Review: Knights Of Badassdom (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Live-action role players conjure up a demon from Hell by mistake and they must deal with the consequences. REVIEW: This flick was shot/completed over 3 years ago and has gained a near mythic reputation since then. Every fanboy/geek worth his/her salt has been waiting for it and it’s just seeing (a very limited) release now and it’s available on VOD as well. But is it really worth the long wait?

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Film Review: Unidentified (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: After an ill-fated weekend of gambling in Las Vegas, four friends on the run from a loan shark find themselves stranded in the Nevada desert. But debt troubles may be the least of their worries when the group discovers that something unearthly may be stalking them. REVIEW: In this day and age found footage films are essentially a dime a dozen with quite a few of them seeing DTV release every month and a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Tales From The Quadead Zone (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: Bobby’s mother reads two spooky tales to the ghost of her dead son. The first tells of a family and their food shortage issues. The second story features a zombie clown from Hell. When we finally return to Shirley, she kills her hot-headed boyfriend, and there’s a bloody finale as the cops arrive. REVIEW: The legend of Chester Novell Turner is a strange & compelling one indeed. Way…WAY back in 1984 he came upon … Continue reading

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Film Review: Son Of Ghostman (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A recently dumped and unemployed man in his 30s decides to moonlight as the ‘son’ of his childhood hero, a bygone local celebrity Horror Host named Ghostman. When his videos go viral, he must settle an old score with a high school rival and figure out where his life is headed, all while keeping his identity secret from a new woman in town he’s fallen for. REVIEW: I have to admit that when I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Daddy’s Little Girl (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: In a time when stranger danger is ever present, a single father learns that it’s the ones you trust most who have to be watched the closest. REVIEW: We’ve all heard it before, a news report detailing the abuse of a child that enraged us no end. And I’m betting that most, if not all, of us thought the same thought afterwards, “If it was my child I’d make that person slowly suffer before … Continue reading

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Film Review: Here Comes The Devil (2012)

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  SYNOPSIS: A couple’s son and daughter inexplicably reappear after being lost overnight on a desolate, cave-riddled mountainside. Becoming withdrawn and beginning to exhibit strange behavior, their parents quickly assume something sinister happened to them while missing and alone. But after hearing an ominous local legend… the concerned mother and father begin to realize that their children may have fallen prey to something inhuman – and that this dark, unstoppable evil has now returned home … Continue reading

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Film Review: Witchboard (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: A woman develops an interest in her friend Brandon’s Ouija Board when he brings it by her party. She becomes obsessed with it and accidentally unleashes an evil spirit that wants to possess her body. REVIEW: Back in 1986 a gallon of gas cost about $.93, a dozen eggs cost $.87 and Ronald Reagan was president. The average price of a movie ticket was $3.71 and you could use those shekels to see movies … Continue reading

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Film Review: Devil’s Due (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: After a mysterious, lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple finds themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. While recording everything for posterity, the husband begins to notice odd behavior in his wife that they initially write off to nerves, but, as the months pass, it becomes evident that the dark changes to her body and mind have a much more sinister origin. REVIEW: I was hoping against hope that maybe…just maybe Devil’s Due … Continue reading

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Film Review: Vikingdom: The Blood Eclipse (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Forgotten King Elrick battles back from hell and beyond to retrieve the mystical artifact, Odin’s Horn, before the Mighty Thor and his army can unleash its powers to conquer the world. REVIEW: What happens when Thor (Conan Stevens) gets pissed off over the idea that Scandinavia has become awash with the notion of Christianity, forgetting about the Norse gods they worshipped before? He transforms himself into human form and gathers together an army 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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