Author Archives: Corey Danna

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: Caesar and Otto’s Summer Camp Massacre (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Caesar, an effete tough guy and his slovenly half brother, Otto, have signed up as summer camp counselors. But when the mysterious Carrie shows up, the other counselors start disappearing one by one REVIEW: “Caesar and Otto’s Summer Camp Massacre” is a sequel of sorts to a five minute short by writer/director/star Dave Campfield, simply titled “Caesar and Otto”. The movie is flat out silly and that is a compliment. It’s been a really … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rise of the Ghosts (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of friends venture in a school for girls which has the reputation of having a haunted sublevel basement. Rumors say that the former nurse of the school used that basement for horrible experiments on the schoolgirls, abusing and killing them. Soon enough, they are to discover that the rumors are not only true, but also that the souls of the girls remain trapped in the basement, tormented by an evil, supernatural being. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Night Train (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A med student (Leelee Sobieski), a salesman (Steve Zahn) and a train conductor (Danny Glover) become unlikely allies when a passenger dies on their night train, leaving behind a fortune in diamonds. Deciding to dump the body and split the loot, the trio embarks on a gruesome mission. Disposing of the corpse, however, proves to be tricky, and the conspirators become increasingly fearful of one another in this Brian King-helmed action thriller. REVIEW: While … Continue reading

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Film Review: Night of The Creeps (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: When two fraternity brothers thaw out a corpse from their school clinic, evil slugs from outer space that had been frozen inside the body race across campus, infecting lusty coeds and turning them into flesh-hungry zombies. Now it’s up to a chain-smoking former cop (Tom Atkins) to save the whole town from the alien menace. Fred Dekker directs this gleefully campy cult classic that co-stars Jason Lively and Jill Whitlow. REVIEW: “Night of the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Christian Blake (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A young journalist’s trip to an asylum for the mentally insane yields strange fruit when she speaks with Christian (writer-director Eoin Macken), a darkly disturbed patient who reveals his mysterious past in a shockingly candid interview. Through flashbacks, a twisted story begins to take shape, involving friendship, jealousy and betrayal of the cruelest kind. And the ending? It’s anything but happy. REVIEW: I sat down to watch “Christian Blake” no less than five times. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Razortooth (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: When four college students trek to the Everglades to conduct extra-credit research for their biology professor, they become prey to a huge man-eating eel with nasty incisors that’s been terrorizing a nearby Florida community. As they try to kill the bloodthirsty beast with the help of a few local residents, the kids uncover their professor’s true motive for sending them to the swamp. Patricia Harrington directs this chilling horror flick. REVIEW: Over the past … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bloodlust Zombies (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A military weapons manufacturer creates a chemical weapon that causes victims to become blood-lusting killers. A lab accident causes the building to go into lock-down and the employees are trapped inside with the crazed killers. REVIEW: There are so many zombie films these days that it is almost impossible to distinguish what is good and what is bad. Zombie films are a subgenre that now itself has subgenres. We have Romero zombies, running zombies, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Orcs! (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Faced with extinction, two park rangers are forced to defend the national park against hordes of rampaging orcs. Ancient and long forgotten, these orcs are unleashed from the depths of the mountains, and they won’t stop until we’re all dead. REVIEW: It really isn’t uncommon for a film to name drop when releasing promotional materials or on the box art when the film is released. We have seen “From the director of “The Texas … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cyrus, Mind of a Serial Killer (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A small independent news crew investigates a series of unexplained disappearances in a small Midwestern county. They find themselves interviewing a man who possesses an all too intimate knowledge of the details of “The County Line Cannibal” – Cyrus. Based on a true story REVIEW:“Cyrus: Mind of a Serial Killer” is a movie I stumbled upon by accident. It all started back in March while at HorrorHound Weekend in Indianapolis. “Cyrus” was playing the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Red Hook (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Despite her better judgment, college freshman Jenny (Christina Brucato) reluctantly agrees to join her new friends in a New York City scavenger hunt. As the group receives mysterious text message clues, they’re sent to dark, dangerous corners of the city. Soon, they realize that this is no innocent game, and winning could mean the difference between life and death. Terrence Mann, Hollis Scarborough and Frankie Shaw co-star in this thriller. REVIEW: “Red Hook” is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hush (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A young couple on a motorway journey are drawn into a game of cat and mouse with a truck driver following a near accident REVIEW: It isn’t something I am used to when I am made a bit uncomfortable by dialogue in a film. It is an even rarer one when this happens within the first few minutes of the film. “Hush” manages to do this straight out of the gate and never lets … Continue reading

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Film Review: Freaky Farley (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: When Farley Wilder (a weirdo peeping Tom in a small New England town) meets a daring young woman, he gains the confidence to both stand up to his domineering father and also save the town from the hushed-up secret that’s been killing people for decades! REVIEW: “Freaky Farley” isn’t freaky but it’s definitely a really bizarre little film. Half the time I had no idea what it was I was watching but to the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blood Oath (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of friends on a weekend camping trip decide to investigate a local urban legend. The trip will change their lives as they are forced into a fight for survival against a horrific monster. REVIEW: When I was a bit younger, I spent hours upon hours watching anything and everything that Troma released. If I could find it, then I would watch it. It encompassed most of the 80’s and early 90’s. These … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blood Junkie (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Laura is supposed to babysit her little brother all weekend, but plans change when two studly high school graduates invited her and her best friend on a weekend adventure. Dragging her brother along, the five of them head to the woods for a killer camping trip. But the party of their lives is about to get cut short. REVIEW: Over the last several years, there have been a handful of horror films to come … Continue reading

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Film Review: Creep Creepersins Frankenstein (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Victor (James Porter) is a socially inept man who lives alone in the family house watching horror movies all the time. His only companion is a rat named Frankenstein who he has domesticated. After the death of his mother, Victor’s mental capacities appear to have degenerated to the degree that he is unable to interact with other humans. When Frankenstein suggests that Victor create a companion like Dr. Frankenstein did in the classic story … 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.