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Film Review: Cry of the Owl (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A troubled young man retreats from the big city and his ex-wife for the tranquility of a small town. He is drawn into a relationship with a young woman whose boyfriend goes missing, leaving the new arrival as a suspect. REVIEW: Color me pleasantly surprised!!! I finished watching a film that I had no interest in watching, nor did the synopsis do much to peak my interests but once this thing was rolling, I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blood Orgy of the She-Devils (1972)

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SYNOPSIS: Lorraine and Mark enter the world of witchcraft where Mara foretells the future and helps them remember their past lives. When a series of mysterious murders begin to occur, they turn to Dr. Helsford fort advice. REVIEW: I’m going to make an observation from watching “Blood Orgy of the She-Devils”, this movie is ripe for a remake and it could actually be pretty damn good if it was done properly. As the film stands, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stiff (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Troy wants to die. Lorri has an irresistible need to sleep with a dead man. It’s a perfect match, until Troy begins to fall in love with Lorri. REVIEW: Every once in awhile a film comes my way that I don’t feel like watching. After viewing the trailer for “Stiff”, I really had no interest. So I sat down to watch it and damn, this is a solid little indy. I get the feeling … Continue reading

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Film Review: Scream Dream (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: One of the girls in a rock band is fired from the band. She is, in reality, a witch, and possesses the body of the girl who replaces her in order to take revenge on the rest of the band. REVIEW: I seriously hate hearing a rotten song and having in stuck in your head for hours, or even days at a time. Today it happened again after watching the film “Scream Dream”. The … Continue reading

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Film Review: Don’t Look in the Basement (1973)

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SYNOPSIS: Nurse Charlotte Beale arrives at the isolated Stephens Sanitarium to work, only to learn that Dr. Stephens was murdered by one of the patients and his successor, Dr. Geraldine Masters, is not very eager to take on new staff. Charlotte finds her job maddeningly hard as the patients torment and harass her at every turn, and she soon learns why Dr. Masters is so eager to keep outsiders out. REVIEW: “Don’t Look in the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Live Evil (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A hunter dressed in black. This cowboy-hat-wearing samurai-sword-wielding Priest (Tim Thomerson) is on a quest for blood. Vampire blood. He’s out for revenge on a “clique” of four vampires who are traveling across country in search of “pure blood.” REVIEW: First off, I love Tim Thomerson. I think Jack Deth is one of the great B-movie badasses. So going in to “Live Evil” I was a bit skeptical, afraid that Thomerson may be past … Continue reading

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Film Review: Psycho Ward (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: While on a research outing, a group of urban explorers get more than they bargained for when the visit the site of an abandoned mental hospital and discover it’s hiding a terrifying secret. Trapped in this giant prison, they start to disappear one by one. Their only chance to escape… to put together seemingly random clues, avoid a killer, and use their unique skills to survive. REVIEW: Slasher films are a dime a dozen, … Continue reading

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Film Review: No Though Road (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: The serenity of another quiet evening is shattered for an amateur photographer when a desperate woman takes refuge in his humble suburban home. Reluctantly, he is pulled into a cat and mouse game with her pursuers. Only dawn will reveal the blood-soaked fallout of being alone in the middle of suburbia. REVIEW: It pisses me off when I watch a movie and I should like it. All the main elements are in place but … Continue reading

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Film Review: Surviving Evil (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A TV documentary crew arrive on a remote island in the Philippines to film a survival special. Their back-to-the-wild adventure proves to be more terrifying than they ever could have imagined REVIEW: “Surviving Evil” is a film that was a pleasant surprise, mostly. Terence Daw has crafted a film, while not all that original or even close to being classic, manages to capture your attention and actually have some fun. Now, the film stars … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bear (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Two young couples are driving through a remote forest when their car breaks down. When a run-in with a curious grizzly bear ends up with the bear being shot to death, the bear’s mate arrives on the scene and vengefully attacks their van. The couples are trapped inside the disabled car and must come up with clever ways to survive. As they battle the surprisingly intelligent creature, and contemplate their uncertain fate, secrets begin … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Double Born (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A woman is tortured by the sudden disappearance of her only child years before. Obsessed with having another baby, she is devastated and driven to emotional crisis when discovering her new husband is infertile. Gripped by despair, the woman begins to resign herself to the bitter likelihood of never having another child. Striking up a friendship with two discarded young laborers hired to re-paint her son’s now silent room, the three lost souls form … Continue reading

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Film Review: Groupie (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: When a mysterious groupie joins legendary cursed band, “The Dark Knights”, a series of unexplained murders derails their comeback tour.   REVIEW: When I think of Mark L. Lester, I expect a film to revel in excess. Maybe excessive violence, excessive, nudity, or excessively bad dialogue and one-liners. I haven’t followed his career since 1991 when he directed the ridiculous action classic “Showdown in Little Tokyo” with Dolph Lundgren and Brandon Lee. This man … Continue reading

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Film Review: Patient X (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: After twenty years, local police captures the murderer of the older brother of a young boy. Now a doctor, he must go back to his old town and face the murderers himself. He then discovers that the murderers are Aswang (folkloric Filipino vampire-like creatures) and they pose a deadly threat not only to him but also for the entire town. REVIEW: “Patient X” is a horror film from the Philippines that uses the local … Continue reading

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Film Review: Must Love Death (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Disappointed by love, suicidal Norman arranges to meet some like-minded people. But when he arrives at the meeting the alleged suicides turn out to be unscrupulous killers looking for a willing victim. A comical and macabre fight against death begins. REVIEW: “Must Love Death” is an incredibly uneven film. From the opening frames, everything jumps around in a way that I’m not sure quite worked for what it was they were trying to do … Continue reading

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Film Review: After Dusk They Come (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: When a devastating boat crash shipwrecks a group of friends in the jungles of an uncharted island, they are savagely picked off one-by-one by a cannibalistic enemy that evolution forgot.

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Film Review: Carny (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Arriving in rural Nebraska, a traveling carnival attracts the locals with a caged monster known as the Jersey Devil. But fascination soon turns to fear when the beast escapes and goes on a rampage, killing everyone it encounters. Now, the town sheriff (Lou Diamond Phillips) must lead a team to track the creature even as a group of religious fundamentalists forms a lynch mob to kill the beast they believe is the devil himself. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Beast Within (aka Virus Undead) (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Terror catapults onto the screen as a new form of avian flu turns its unsuspecting victims into voracious zombies. Pleasure-seeking 20-somethings partying in a remote mansion must then battle the flesh-eating monsters and the infected birds. Armed with flamethrowers, brawn and scientific know-how, the friends barricade themselves against the horrors of the night, but will any of them live to see the morning light? REVIEW: “Beast Within” is another entry into the infected zombie … Continue reading

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Film Review: Vampire (aka Demon Under Glass) (2002)

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SYNOPSIS: The pursuit of a serial killer leads to a deeper evil. When the government captures a vampire he is imprisoned and subjected to brutal medical experiment. With the project’s original MD dead a rookie from the clinic downstairs is brought in as a replacement. As the procedures becomes more gruesome, he is torn between sympathy for a patient’s suffering and concern for the evil that threatens to consume everyone involved. REVIEW: First off, it … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: When a mob of massive monsters invades London, only master sleuth Sherlock Holmes (Ben Syder) and his associate Dr. Watson (Gareth David-Lloyd) can save the city. Watson begins to believe that the creatures exist, but Holmes thinks villain Spring-Heeled Jack (Dominic Keating) is behind the attacks. Now, they must track down the master criminal before his plan for world domination comes to fruition in this action-packed mystery. REVIEW:  I have never been a Sherlock … Continue reading

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Film Review: Animals (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Syd Jarrett (Marc Blucas) is an unsuspecting, down-and-out man in a washed-up hick town whose life is turned upside down when the drop-dead gorgeous Nora (Nicki Aycox) walks through the door of the local bar. Jarrett’s passion for Nora leads him peripherally into a sub-culture of animals where he encounters Vic (Naveen Andrews), a renegade whose animal instincts are stronger than his human ones. As things begin to get even worse, Jarrett realizes that … Continue reading

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Film Review: My Bloody Roommates (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: An all girls school for troubled teens. Four roommates must get along or deal with the consequences. One girl doesn’t know if she’s going crazy or having visions of the school burning to the ground. Her roommates are scared of her but want to help her. When these visions get out of control, the girls no longer care about exams, discipline or detention… they’re just concerned about their lives. REVIEW: A film about Korean … 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.