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Film Review: Red White and Blue (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Film follows the cool, emotionless Erica, who dives into bed with any man she meets. When she is offered a job in a DIY store in Austin, she discovers the kindness of strangers, but also the gruesome shadowy side of it. REVIEW: It doesn’t happen very often, though it is possible for a film to just leave me completely emotionally drained. The last time I felt like this after viewing a film, it was … Continue reading

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Film Review: Nothing Bad Can Happen (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: The young Tore seeks in Hamburg a new life among the religious group called The Jesus Freaks. When he by accident meets a family and helps them to repair their car, he believes that a heavenly wonder has helped him. He starts a friendship with the father of the family, Benno. Soon he moves in with them at their garden plot, not knowing what cruelty is there to come. True to his religious belief … Continue reading

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Film Review: Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A black comedy/drama about a lonely ice-cream van driver, Warren Thompson, and his unhealthy obsession with television soap starlet, Katey George. REVIEW: Australia and New Zealand seem to be the hot spots for genre fare these days. With films like THE BABADOOK, WOLF CREEK 2, and HOUSEBOUND, this particular geographic location appears to be overflowing with talented filmmakers who are ready to scare your shorts off. One such director is Stuart Simpson, his two … Continue reading

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Film Review: Raw Cut (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A long weekend in the remote Wyoming mountains exposes a group of friends to an evil they never saw coming. REVIEW: I had heard good things about RAW CUT, so much so I was actually very excited to sit down and finally watch the picture. When I sat down and hit play it quickly became apparent these people were seeing something in the film I most certainly was not. I hate to be the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Desecrated (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: A rich heiress and her friends head for a weekend of fun at her isolated ranch house in the middle of no man’s land. They soon find that the caretaker’s dark past, has taken him down a bloody killing spree.

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Film Review: Reclaim (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A desperate American couple discovers all is not what it seems when they uncover a high-stakes underground scam while traveling abroad. To expose the truth and get back to the U.S., they must risk their lives to save their daughter. REVIEW: Over the past year, John Cusack’s career has taken a bizarre turn. Along with doing his big blockbuster dramas, he has begun taking roles in smaller independent films. Later this year he’s starring … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sick: Survive the Night (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Two years into the outbreak, the remaining people struggle day to day for survival. With the infected more active at night, three people seek shelter in an empty home, but with supplies scarce, they’ll be lucky to make it out alive. REVIEW: I can go on and on how tiresome the zombie genre has become over the last decade. Everyone, their brother, and the red-headed stepchild have all thrown their hats into the ring. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Brazen Bull (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: An ice cold tale of misguided ambition and savage revenge. Set in the bowels of an iconic derelict Los Angeles high-rise, we follow Lauren and her real-estate investing fiancĂ© as they discover first hand what happens when a madman leads not with emotion, but rather chilling rationality. The Man in question brings a heaping helping of sanity and jet-black humor to the crazy table. The result is a wonderfully off-kilter horror/thriller that never goes … Continue reading

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Film Review: Asylum (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A veteran hostage negotiator’s next call leads him to an overrun insane asylum. He soon finds that dark forces are pushing the patients to commit atrocities, and he may be the only one that can stop them. REVIEW: It always sucks when things don’t turn out the way you hope or envision them. It’s never more true when pertaining to the medium of film. On paper (or in script) the idea sounds brilliant but … Continue reading

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Film Review: Feed the Gods (2014)

SYNOPSIS: When slacker/aspiring filmmaker Will finds the parents of his adopted brother Kris, he sees the opportunity to get some closure for his brother, as well as maybe capture a heartwarming reunion on camera. With Kris’ fiancĂ© Brit in tow, the three of them head out to discover this long-lost family. What they are unprepared for though, is what exactly the cryptic small town has in store for them. Weird locals abound and rumors of … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Navigator (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A family heading toward their holiday destination are encouraged to take a shorter route by their GPS navigational system. During their journey they suddenly find themselves stranded. They are lost in the woods, away from any civilization with no fuel and no way of contacting the outside world. Will they reach their destination? REVIEW: Sometimes it’s incredibly difficult to suspend disbelief. Normally it’s not an issue for me but for some reason I just … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Landlord (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: The Landlord is the story of Tyler, the unfortunate young owner of a demon-haunted apartment building. While finding tenants has never been a problem for Tyler, keeping them alive long enough to pay rent is. No matter how nicely Tyler asks, he cannot keep the demons from eating the renters (nor even persuade them to wait a month or two). The demons never listen. And why should they? They have an all-you-can-eat buffet of … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Damned (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A family are involved in an accident and take refuge in a secluded inn, where they free a girl locked in a basement without knowing she’s an ancient evil. REVIEW: To say his past films aren’t exactly classics would be an understatement when referring to the works of Victor Garcia. The man has delivered RETURN TO HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, MIRRORS 2, and the abysmal HELLRAISER: REVELATIONS. I wasn’t in a hurry or particularly … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Midnight Game (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: After playing a pagan ritual on a dare, a group of high school students find themselves trapped in an endless cycle of their worst fears. REVIEW: Over the past couple of years, Raven Banner Entertainment has been delivering the sort of films genre fans have been clamoring for. Their slate seems to be full with even more great titles but the recently released THE MIDNIGHT GAME is just enough fun to warrant your time. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Crawl or Die (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: An elite security team assigned the task of protecting the last known woman who can become pregnant, find themselves caught in an endless claustrophobic underground tunnel system. The team soon learns – the real horror is not the unstoppable force chasing them, but the ever growing smaller tunnel itself. REVIEW: Who wants to watch a movie where a scantily clad woman crawls around in a tunnel for the entire length of the film? I … Continue reading

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Film Review: House of Fears (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: The night before a local haunted house opens for Halloween, six friends sneak in for a few hours of fun. Soon after entering, they find themselves trapped inside with no way out. Their evening of fun rapidly turns into their worst nightmare as they begin to die and disappear in the most freakish of manners. With every effort to escape blocked, the survivors find themselves being driven deeper into the carnivalesque world of terror. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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SYNOPSIS: Composer Winslow Leach (William Finley) is determined to seek revenge on Swan (Williams), an evil record tycoon who steals his pop cantana of the Faust legend to launch his enemy’s palace as the mysterious Phantom of the Paradise and continues to plan his gruesome retaliation. REVIEW: With this review I think I will be straying a bit from my usual format since the film I will be reviewing is one of my all time … Continue reading

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Film Review: Feeding Grounds (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: A young group of friends head out to a cabin in the desert. Something has landed in the desert and it needs to eat…  REVIEW: “Feeding Grounds” is one of those films that really leaves me on the fence. On one hand, the film really has a lot going for it and on the other hand it becomes so frustrating that you can’t decide whether or not to like the film or hate it. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Caleb’s Door (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Plagued by nightmares of a cloaked figure who wants to do him harm, ex-Marine Caleb returns to his hometown in hopes of figuring out the source of his mental unrest. But instead of finding answers, he’s left with a new set of disturbing questions. Why is the parish priest Caleb’s always looked to for guidance now struggling with his own faith? Why are his dreams getting increasingly worse and coming true? Arthur Vincie directs … Continue reading

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Film Review: Last of the Living (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A highly contagious virus is spreading throughout the land. With one bite, it’s only hours before victims will turn into zombies and hunt for human flesh. Morgan, Ash, and Johnny might just be the only humans left, but they don’t seem to mind and find enjoyment lounging around in their underwear living in vacan’t homes. When they stumble upon a hot girl who just may have a cure, the three decide it’s finally time … Continue reading

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Film Review: Time to Kill (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:   For Sara there’s no time to waste, no time to lose, there’s only….Time to Kill… REVIEW: I’m sure neither of them will remember this but the first time I became aware of indie director Brian Williams and scream queen on the rise Ellie Church was at a horror convention in Cincinnati two or three years ago. I was wearing a Troma shirt and they both stopped me to admire it. On the back … Continue reading

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About Corey Danna


Corey has been with HorrorNews since 2009. He's a self-proclaimed geek with an appetite for the bizarre! He's also contributing to the upcoming book, "The Good, The Tough, and The Deadly: Action Stars and Their Movies" to be released by Schiffer Publishing in the fall of 2015. Connect with me on Facebook or Twitter.