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Film Review: Elsewhere (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Small-town life goes topsy-turvy when young girls start disappearing out of thin air. But things get uncomfortably personal when Sarah (Anna Kendrick) learns that her best friend, Jillian (Tania Raymonde), has joined the ranks of the missing. The trouble is, only cryptic clues remain: Jillian’s diary, a puzzling message that was sent from her cell phone — and Sarah’s prior knowledge that her friend had been meeting strange men online. REVIEW: A thriller should … Continue reading

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Film Review: Savages Crossing (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Torrential rain forces a group of strangers to take shelter in an outback roadhouse while a flood rages around them. But not everyone is who they first appear to be. The innocent among them quickly discover that the danger lurking within the roadhouse is far greater than the threat from outside. As the water levels rise, so does the tension but taking sides could prove deadly. REVIEW: I know there isn’t a lack of … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Wreck (2008)

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SYNOPSIS An idyllic weekend in the mountains turns into a harrowing nightmare for an expectant young couple. Three weeks before it’s due date, the baby starts to kick and in a desperate drive to the hospital they suffer an horrific accident. Stuck out in the American wilderness, the couple are stranded and totally isolated. Pinned in the wreck of their car, they begin to suffer from injury, dehydration and infection and the baby is coming. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Junkyard Dog (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A gritty psychological-horror-thriller that delves the demented mind of a cannibalistic serial rapist who kidnaps his tenth victim in as many months on Halloween night. REVIEW:Whenever a film is “inspired by true events”, you have to ask yourself how much is true and how much is not. No matter how you look at it, the possibility of any of the events in “Junkyard Dog” actually happening are terrifying, yet still could very well happen … Continue reading

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Film Review: Terror Trap (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Driving to a weekend getaway, a car breakdown strands young couple Don and Nancy (David James Elliot and Heather Marsden) while passing through a small, rural Louisiana town. Finding the couple on the roadside, the towns inhospitable Sheriff Taylor (Jeff Fahey) tells them therell be no one to repair their car before morning. He directs them to a nearby motel for the night run by Carter (Michael Madsen). Checking into the seedy, rundown establishment, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dimples (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: During a road trip, Frances (Madeline Zima) and her friends make an unexpected stop at an isolated house, where they discover a young girl is being tormented by a sinister man known only as the Doctor. Now, Frances and her pals must save the girl and disentangle themselves from the Doctor’s mad schemes before it’s too late. Dusty DePree directs this creepy fright-fest also starring Randy Spelling and Gabrielle Carteris. REVIEW: I really get … Continue reading

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Film Review: Disturbed (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: After helping to convict a deranged killer and rapist, the Fontaine family rests easy. But terror soon reigns when the serial murderer escapes and returns for revenge. Now, their worst nightmare is at their door. But his attack turns one of the hunted into the hunter — with a thirst for revenge of her own. Randy Aldridge directs this independent thriller starring Melissa Deverian, Lisa Coldwell and Gary Slayton. REVIEW: I tend to be … Continue reading

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Film Review: Deadline (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Alice, 32, a writer recovering from a psychological breakdown retreats to a remote Victorian house to convalesce and focus on finishing her screenplay in time for a fast approaching deadline. Shortly after her arrival, mysterious noises and strange happenings cause her imagination to run wild, sending her on a twisting and terrifying pursuit to find out what is behind the endless mind games. Frightened but intrigued, Alice gathers the courage to go down into … Continue reading

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Film Review: Detour (Snarveien) (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Explore your worst possible fears in this shocking horror thriller inspired by terrifying true events! Driving back to Norway, Lina and Martin reach a roadblock where a policeman tells them to take a detour deep into the Swedish forest. But soon one creepy incident after another leaves them stranded in the dark woods and everything seems much too bizarre to be accidental. What Lina and Martin don’t know is that they are under constant … Continue reading

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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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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.