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Film Review: Machete Kills (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: The U.S. government recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space.

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Film Review: Space Junk 3D (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: With media headlines repeatedly warning us of debris falling from the sky, orbital debris (or “space junk”) has finally risen to the forefront of social consciousness. REVIEW:

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Interview: Julian Richards – Director (Shiver) (2013)

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A graduate of The National Film School, Julian Richards short film trilogy “Pirates” (1988), “Queen Sacrifice” (1988) and “Bad Company” (1992) won several awards including Best Film at the British Short Film Festival before being televised by BBC Screenplay Firsts. After film school Julian directed “A Mutter of Voices” (1994) a docu-drama about genocide in Rwanda for BBC2, and twelve episodes of Liverpool soap “Brookside” (1982) for Channel Four. In 1994 Julian adapted the novel … Continue reading

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Film Review: V/H/S/2 (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his house and find collection of VHS tapes. Viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be dark motives behind the student’s disappearance. REVIEW: Last year’s “V/H/S/” was a surprise hit and something of a critical darling as well and it’s success has inevitably led to “V/H/S/2″ which doesn’t even think to try and mess with the original’s formula and gives … Continue reading

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Film Review: Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.

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Film Review: Bloody Homecoming (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Three years after a tragic accident leaves a student dead at the annual Homecoming dance, a group of senior friends anxious about the return of Homecoming Night to their sleepy Southern town find themselves being murdered, one by one, by someone from their past in the dark and desolate halls of their very own high school. REVIEW: Whatever happened to the good old days when nearly every horror film I watched featured a bunch … Continue reading

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Film Review: Scavengers (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A team of space scavengers discovers superior alien technology that threatens the balance of the known universe. Hotly pursued by a rival crew of intergalactic mercenaries, the Revelator crew must fight through the deepest reaches of space to locate and protect the life-altering device. REVIEW:

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Film Review: Bounty Killer (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: It’s been 20 years since the corporations took over the world’s governments. Their thirst for power and profits led to the corporate wars, a fierce global battle that laid waste to society as we know it. Born from the ash, the Council of Nine rose as a new law and order for this dark age. To avenge the corporations’ reckless destruction, the Council issues death warrants for all white collar criminals. Their hunter’s – … Continue reading

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TV Review: The Twilight Zone: The Complete Fifth Season (1960-1964)

SYNOPSIS: Rod Serling’s seminal anthology series focused on ordinary folks who suddenly found themselves in extraordinary, usually supernatural, situations. The stories would typically end with an ironic twist that would see the guilty punished. REVIEW:

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Film Review: The Seasoning House (2012) Review 2

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SYNOPSIS: An orphaned deaf mute is enslaved to care for young girls who are prostituted to the military. She moves between the walls and crawlspaces, showing the captives little kindnesses when she can. When fate brings the men that murdered her family and exiled her to the whore house, a chain of grisly events begin that will end her captivity, free the girls still alive in the house and grant her revenge on the soldiers … Continue reading

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Film Review: Butcher Boys (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A birthday celebration at an upscale restaurant sets in motion events that bring Sissy, her brother, Mikey, and friends, Kenny and Barbie, face to face with the macabre world of the Butcher Boys. Inspired by Jonathan Swift’s cannibalistic tale A Modest Proposal, the Butcher Boys are international predators who deal in human flesh – dead or alive. Their hunting grounds are the cities of the world.

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Film Review: The Lords of Salem (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Heidi, a radio DJ, is sent a box containing a record — a “Gift from the Lords.” The sounds within the grooves trigger flashbacks of her town’s violent past. Is Heidi going mad, or are the Lords back to take revenge on Salem, Massachusetts? REVIEW: Rob Zombie’s filmography is still on the short side as he’s only directed five movies (Including this one) up till now yet his films have always attracted a rather … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bad Milo (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A horror comedy centered on a guy who learns that his unusual stomach problems are being caused by a demon living in his intestines.

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Film Review: Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile, the Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick-Ass knows. REVIEW: The first “Kick-Ass (2010)” film caught me by surprise way back in 2010. I thought it was an extremely stylized, hyper violent & enjoyable adaptation of Mark Millar’s original comic. Although it wasn’t a massive hit domestically, … Continue reading

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TV Review: The Twilight Zone: The Complete Fourth Season (1960-1964)

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SYNOPSIS: Rod Serling’s seminal anthology series focused on ordinary folks who suddenly found themselves in extraordinary, usually supernatural, situations. The stories would typically end with an ironic twist that would see the guilty punished.

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Film Review: You’re Next (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back. REVIEW: An unexpected mĂ©lange of “The Strangers“, “Straw Dogs“ and “Home Alone“, director Adam Wingard’s “You’re Next” is one of the most bracing and exciting films of the year! As written by Simon Barrett, it tells the story of an anniversary celebration gone terribly … Continue reading

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Film Review: Do Not Disturb (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Holed up in a seedy hotel, Hollywood screenwriter Don Malek is writing about a bloodthirsty serial killer but he’s doing all of the research himself, by actually committing the murders! REVIEW: I’m just gonna come out and say it, “Do Not Disturb” is one of the oddest movies I’ve seen this year. A really strange amalgamation of a serial killer flick and a character drama that feels like it’s being made up as it … Continue reading

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Interview: Steven C. Miller – Director (Under The Bed)

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In 2005, immediately after graduating film school at Full Sail University, Steven C. Miller moved from Florida to Hollywood where he and two close friends raised the money to fund his feature film debut. “Automaton Transfusion” The no-budget cult phenomenon (which Miller also wrote and edited) was shot in 9 days and had a budget of under 30k. In October 2007, “Automaton Transfusion” premiered at the “ScreamFest” horror festival at the famous Mann’s Chinese Theater. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hands Of The Ripper (1971)

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SYNOPSIS: The infant daughter of Jack the Ripper is witness to the brutal murder of her mother by her father. Fifteen years later she is a troubled young woman who is seemingly possessed by the spirit of her father. She continues his murderous killing spree subconsciously but has no recollection of the events afterwards as they are triggered by either bright lights or certain physical movements. A sympathetic psychiatrist is convinced he can cure her … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Conjuring (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives. REVIEW: James Wan has come a long way from “Saw” (2004), a long way indeed. Although he’s already established himself as a true master of the genre since then with films like “Dead Silence” (2007) & … Continue reading

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Film Review: Pacific Rim (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse. REVIEW: I cannot begin to describe the excitement I felt as this film got closer to it’s release date. As a certified (Some would say “Certifiable”) Ultraman/Gigantor geek of the highest order there is nothing that … 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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