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Film Review: Undead (2003)


SYNOPSIS: When an intense meteor shower covers the countryside, it spreads an incurable infection among the people of a peaceful fishing town, transforming them into flesh-eating zombies. Running for her life, a local girl named Rene finds refuge in an isolated farmhouse, where she meets four others who survived the disaster. Together, they fend off the walking dead and learn …

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Film Review: Red Victoria (2008)


SYNOPSIS: Talented but broke screenwriter Jim (Tony Brownrigg) reluctantly agrees to pen a horror script to raise some cash. But his inspiration comes in a very unusual form: a murderous muse named Victoria (Arianne Martin) who’s determined to give Jim a true taste of terror. As the vengeful spirit begins killing his friends one by one, Jim turns to his …

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Film Review: Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)


SYNOPSIS: A self-promoting serial killer who dreams of being the most infamous slasher of all time hires a documentary film crew to follow him as he launches a reign of terror on a small town. Preparing tirelessly for his murderous debut, Leslie Vernon (Nathan Baesel) shares his bloody ambitions with director Taylor Gentry (Angela Goethals) and her crew. Directed by …

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Film Review: Splatter Movie (2008)


SYNOPSIS: A group of filmmakers shooting their latest horror movie are unaware that they’re being stalked and killed by a maniac posing as a member of the crew. REVIEW: “Oh, he came while you were filming the orgasm scene, he brought cookies…” –Stacy Filmmakers are fascinated with themselves. The film industry has told many stories about itself over the years …

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Book Review: Midnight Call and The Other stories – Author Jonathan Thomas


Midnight Call and The Other stories Author Jonathan Thomas Published by Hippocampus Press Cover art by David C. Verba. Cover design by Barbara Briggs Silbert 258 Pages I feel that writing about writing often reveals more about the reviewer than the original authors work. Reviewers can’t help but put our noses and likes and dislikes into a review. When I was about 12-13 …

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Film Review: Habit (1997)


SYNOPSIS: In this stark vampire film, the near-alcoholic Sam (Larry Fessenden) meets the hauntingly beautiful Anna (Meredith Snaider) at a Greenwich Village, N.Y., costume party — and then she promptly disappears. Sam becomes obsessed with the woman, abandoning his friends when they need him the most — most notably his pal Larry (Jesse Hartman), who had a fling with a …

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Film Review: Dog Soldiers (2002)


SYNOPSIS: In Neil Marshal’s directorial debut, a squad of soldiers is sent out on what should have been a routine military exercise in the wilds of Scotland. But the excursion turns into a waking nightmare when Sgt. Harry Wells (Sean Pertwee) and his men discover the bloody corpses of Capt. Richard Ryan’s (Liam Cunningham) battalion. As the sun goes down, …

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Film Review: The Death Factory Bloodletting (2008)


SYNOPSIS: “Death Factory: Bloodletting” (‘Saw’ meets ‘Grindhouse’) is a horror film about a group of online deviants who are invited to an abandoned factory to witness a “bloodletting”, an event displaying the torture and murder of an innocent person. Once inside, they soon realize that they have been lured into a trap by a self-righteous madman who uses the factory …

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Film Review: Halloween (1978)


SYNOPSIS: The first flick in the trilogy from director John Carpenter, Halloween almost single-handedly invented the 1980s slasher genre. Escaped lunatic Michael Myers (no, not the Austin Powers actor) goes on a murderous baby-sitter-slaying rampage on Halloween. Only baby sitter Jamie Lee Curtis (the quintessential scream queen) and psychiatrist Donald Pleasence can stop him. REVIEW:

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Book Review: Splattered Beauty – Author Brandon Ford


SPLATTERED BEAUTY Author Brandon Ford Published by Arctic Wolf Publishing Cover art and Design by Konnik Publication Date: 2009 Format: B&W The low budget horror movies normally mean an almost unstoppable killer (in some cases totally unstoppable) and the beautiful women who are their prey. In some movies actresses are just a body count while in others they become the …

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Film Review: Wicked Lake (2008)


SYNOPSIS: Four beautiful coeds retreat to a mountain lake for some weekend R&R, but their holiday is shattered when four creepy admirers show up at their cabin. But when the clock strikes midnight, a mysterious power is unleashed that surprises everyone. Now it’s up to the uninvited guests to fight for their survival from the bloodthirsty beauties. Zach Passero directs …

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Interview: Melantha Blackthorne (Death House Dolls, Sinners and Saints)


I was able to interview the lovely and talented Melantha Blackthorne and to escape with my life afterwards. Ms. Blackthorne is a very busy actress and producer and has a large cult following. She has appeared in such movies as SINNERS & SAINTS, ORDER OF ONE, and PRISON OF THE PSYCHOTIC DAMNED. Her production company is called Robomonkey Productions. What …

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Interview: Richard Lovejoy (Charred Oak, Satan Camp)


Interview with Richard Lovejoy Actor, Writer, co-founder of Charred Oak Films What made you decide to write Satan Camp? Like all good stories about the origins of things, this starts at a bar. I was enjoying some whiskey with actor Kent Meister and director Scott Chinn, talking about this insane script I had just completed called Mosquito. That script involves bloody …

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Film Review: Stash (2007)


SYNOPSIS: In the backwoods of Kentucky, Bud (Kevin Taylor) operates a marijuana-growing operation from his house. When he catches a pair of crooks trying to make off with his valuable stash, Bud forces them into a dangerous game they may not survive. Debbie Rochon, Billy W. Blackwell and Chris Begley co-star in this highly disturbing horror movie about drugs, kidnapping …

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‘SinEaters’ – Hits post production!


“Cthulhu Blues Productions (based in Arkansas) and Crow-Nan Productions (based in New York) have wrapped principle photography on their latest feature film collaboration ‘Sineaters’, a dark action story of violence and redemption. Principle photography occurred in the city of Conway, Arkansas. Sean-Michael Argo directed this Bekah Kelso script, with cinematography by Leo Smith. Post-production is presently underway. Sineaters is the …

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