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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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Film Review: Tell-Tale (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: In this thriller inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,” Josh Lucas stars as Terry, a single dad who’s kept alive by another man’s heart — a scenario that suits him fine until he discovers that the ticker’s original owner was murdered. Worried that he might come to a similar end, Terry embarks on a desperate search for the donor’s killer in this Michael Cuesta-helmed film produced by Ridley and Tony Scott. REVIEW:  … Continue reading

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Film Review: IP Man (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun REVIEW: When I was asked to review “Ip Man”, I didn’t hesitate to say yes. Having watched the film a couple of times over the past year, I still can’t contain how much I actually love this film. It had been a while since I found myself drawn into the characters and still be … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Expendables (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Barney Ross leads the “Expendables”, a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, martial arts expert Yin Yang, heavy weapons specialist Hale Caesar, demolitionist Toll Road and loose-cannon sniper Gunner Jensen. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church to assassinate the merciless dictator of a small South American island, Barney and Lee head to the remote locale to scout out their opposition. Once there, they meet with local … Continue reading

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Film Review: Open House (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A couple on the verge of a nasty divorce attempt to sell their empty love nest and move on with their lives, separately. After a successful open house they are horrified to discover, days later, that a potential buyer didn’t leave their home. While Alice is being held captive in the basement, the unannounced house guest moves in upstairs. She senses her capture is being kept a rebellious secret. She knows her way only … Continue reading

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Film Review: Boston Girls (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Tired of their boyfriends’ infidelities, two girls (Camille Solari and Shay Astar) from Boston make a New Year’s pact to wipe out everyone who has ever mistreated them — and they soon embark on a murderous revenge spree in this indie thriller. Directed by Gabriel Bologna, the film stars his parents, Joseph Bologna and Renée Taylor, along with Danny Trejo, Robert Miano and Damien Di Paola. Solari wrote the script. REVIEW: “Boston Girls” should … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mother (2009)

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Synopsis: A mother lives quietly with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do-joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbors. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do-joon is charged with the killing. Now, it’s his mother’s call whether to prove him innocent or to leave him imprisoned Review: “Mother” written and directed by Korean master Joon-ho Bong, who also brought us “The Host”, has crafted an incredibly tight film that uses old school techniques to thrill, entertain, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sutures (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of longtime friends converge on a fatal course with destiny when they cross paths with Alexander Tatum, a mercenary surgeon. He is a hunter with the keen skill of one who has also been hunted. Prey turned predator. The victims quickly realize that Alexander is just the beginning of their problems, as they find themselves enmeshed in a fight for survival against a sociopath business man and his demonic staff, who will … 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.