Author Archives: Troy Escamilla

Film Review: Zombie Undead (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A car roars through the darkened country roads. Inside, a distraught Sarah, holding her stricken dad, Mark, is desperately trying to stem the flow of blood. Having been re-directed to an Evacuation facility on the edge of town, Steve, an off-duty Paramedic is in a race against time fully aware that Marks chances of survival are rapidly slipping away. The scene that greets them on arrival is one of chaos. The floor, awash with … Continue reading

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Film Review: Eyes of The Woods (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of teens find themselves lost and soon hunted by an unforgiving creature deep with the woods REVIEW: If anything can be said for Eyes of the Wood it is that is full of ambition. In spite of its ultra low budget, the film utilizes three different directors, had a plot that teeters between two different time eras, and has some impressive special effects. The prologue to the film is unique and gives … Continue reading

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Film Review: Paranormal Calamity (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: What happens when an average suburban home is built atop the charred remains of a 1970′s brothel? What do you do when lusty spirits invade your quiet, no nonsense life? Paranormal Calamity! Starring Larry Thomas (Seinfeld’s Soup Nazi) Charlene Tilton (Dallas) Michael Wexler, Jennifer Schmidt and James Vallo REVIEW: As most horror fans are well aware, found footage films are currently a very hot trend in the genre. For the most part, they are … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Bay (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Chaos breaks out in a small Maryland town after an ecological disaster occurs. REVIEW: Admittedly, when I first heard about a found footage style horror film being directed by the guy who gave us Rain Man, Good Morning Vietnam, and Toys I was a tad skeptical. Certainly Barry Levinson is a great director—he as an Oscar for crying out loud–, but the question that piqued my curiosity was what does he know about horror?? … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zombie A-Hole (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Zombie A-Hole takes place in a world that’s a bit different from our own. A realm that teeters on the edge of sleaze and comic book stylized awesomeness. It’s Planet Terror meets Sin City meets The Good The Bad and The Ugly. All the men are hard-asses, and all the women are bombshells. Just because vengeance is your way of life doesn’t mean you can’t look damn sexy while you dole out hearty doses … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Flaying (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Four teenage friends go on a road trip through Argentina. On their way, they find a castle left abandoned in the middle of a forest. They decide to investigate further, only to discover it’s gruesome secrets and former residents. REVIEW: Argentina is not a country typically known for producing horror films. Despite 2004s’ Rooms For Tourists, which as a disturbing and visually stunning little gem that deserves to be more well known, Argentina has … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Victim (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A man lives alone in a remote cabin and is surprised by his visitors. REVIEW: Michael Biehn has been a force in the entertainment industry for many years and is certainly no stranger to the horror genre. Of course, his performances in Terminator and Aliens are memorable, but he has also admirably dipped his toes in more low budget independent genre films such Cherry Falls and more recently Bereavement. It is obvious he has … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Hunt (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Following in the footsteps of recent extreme French horror movies like High Tension, Frontiers, Inside, and Martyrs, The Hunt follows an undercover reporter commissioned to write a story about a series of gruesome murders. His investigation leads him to a secret society of wealthy businessman who hunt humans for money. Caught in a spiral of violence, he is forced to participate in the game until he discovers that he has become the hunted. REVIEW: … Continue reading

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