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Film Review: Shame the Devil (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A London detective tracking a serial killer finds the killers “truth or die” methods take him to New York to solve the case. REVIEW: Serial killer films are a dime a dozen. You can’t just make a film like that and expect people to flock to it. The planets have to align if anyone is to give a damn about the film or the characters who reside in it. SHAME THE DEVIL is one … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Devil’s Dozen (2013)

SUMMARY: The Devil’s Dozen is a supernatural horror/thriller where twelve strangers find themselves in a life or death game where sins are judged and every choice a testament to their character. The innocent must strive to maintain their integrity, while the guilty can only hope their deaths lead to the truly innocent walking out alive. REVIEW: At one time or another, most actors would like to be able to call the shots on their films. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bela Kiss Prologue (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Bela Kiss was one of the the most brutal serial killers, who killed 23 young women during the beginning of the first World War. The blood-drained bodies were found in metal barrels, conserved in alcohol. REVIEW: The story of serial killer Bela Kiss is an intriguing one. If you’re at all like me, I went through a phase where I became really interested in these real life killers and their stories. Bela Kiss is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Infinite Santa 8000: The Movie

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SYNOPSIS: A half-human half-robot Santa Claus fighting mutants and robo-people in a vast, post-apocalyptic wasteland in the year 8000. REVIEW: This is the time of year when we are inundated with reruns of animated holiday shows we have seen countless times, shows or movies most of us will admit to being sick of. Sure, maybe the kiddies will enjoy them but it’s time to move on and find something else to fill the gap, to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Case 39 (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: To save 10-year-old Lillith Sullivan (Jodelle Ferland) from her abusive parents, idealistic social worker Emily Jenkins (Renée Zellweger) welcomes the girl into her own home — only to discover that Lillith isn’t quite the innocent victim that she claims to be. As Lillith’s mysterious past comes to light, Emily finds herself in a world of danger. Christian Alvart’s terrifying thriller also stars Ian McShane and Bradley Cooper. REVIEW:  Poor “Case 39”, the film with … Continue reading

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Film Review: Solo (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A teenage girl is terrorized when she spends two nights alone on a remote island as part of her camp counselor initiation. REVIEW: The quickest way to see an indie film from the start to completion is to scale it all back. By keeping things small, a filmmaker (though it’s still a challenge) is able to keep things tight, especially if it’s their first foray into features. It doesn’t guarantee a successful film, but … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dead in Tombstone (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A gang overruns a small mining town murdering their own leader Guerrero (Trejo) in a cold-blooded power grab. Sentenced to eternity in hell he finds himself confronted by Satan himself (Rourke), offering a daring proposition: deliver the six souls of his former gang and he will escape damnation. With time running out, he sets out on a brutal rampage to avenge his own death. REVIEW: Over the last few years, director Roel Reine has … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mischief Night (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Young Emily Walton, who has suffered from psychosomatic blindness ever since the car accident that took her mother’s life, must summon every instinct at her disposal to protect herself and her loved ones from a mysterious intruder. REVIEW: Why does the killer always have to torment the pretty, young, and innocent girl? Maybe they should spend more time going after the nasty and mean ones. At least then to some, their actions could possibly … Continue reading

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Interview: Deron Miller (Caesar & Otto’s Deadly Xmas, CKY, and World Under Blood)

He may be new to the acting scene, but Deron Miller has been a heavy hitter in the rock and metal scene for close to 20 years now. He may be best known as frontman and head songwriter for CKY. After leaving the band in 2010, Deron made the jump to film. He’s a self-proclaimed horror junkie (you can read about his obsession with one particular series here) and film by film is racking up … Continue reading

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Interview: Dave Campfield and Paul Chomicki (Caesar & Otto’s Deadly Xmas)

With the release of Caesar & Otto’s Deadly Xmas just a few weeks away, I felt it was time to talk to Caesar and Otto themselves, Dave Campfield and Paul Chomicki. Last year I talked to Dave pretty extensively about his film and career (you can read that interview here) so much of this interview will focus on Paul but I wasn’t about to let Dave off the hook and had him bring us up … Continue reading

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Interview: Summer Ferguson and Ken MacFarlane (Caesar and Otto’s Deadly Xmas)

The road an independent film must travel is a long and hard one. It could take years for it to find a distributor and once it does, it still must find an audience. It’s been almost a year and a half since I first saw Caesar and Otto’s Deadly Xmas and it finally finds its way to home video on November 19. It’s a fun mix of horror and comedy that pays homage to classic … Continue reading

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Film Review: +1 (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Three college friends hit the biggest party of the year, where a mysterious phenomenon disrupts the night, quickly descending into a chaos that challenges their friendships — and whether they can stay alive. REVIEW: Don’t you hate watching a film, investing your time in it, loving it, and when it’s over, the feeling of satisfaction escapes you. For one reason or another, the film lacks a satisfying conclusion and sort of makes the rest … Continue reading

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Film Review: Return of the Killer Shrews (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: The ’59 film, The Killer Shrews, found a group of folks on an island with the ravenous beasts. This time James Best’s ship captain is hired by a reality crew to return to the island and…you guessed it, the shrews attack again. REVIEW: It’s almost unheard of to see a sequel produced for a fifty four year old film that actually stars the lead from the original. It’s even crazier when the original film … Continue reading

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Film Review: Alpha Girls (2013)

SYNOPSIS: Alpha Girls is about a Sorority House terrorized by an unholy curse of their own creation. REVIEW: It doesn’t matter if a film was good or bad but if you had fun while watching it. Alpha Girls isn’t a bad film at all (in fact, it’s quite good), it just really knows how to push buttons and have a good time. The film will most definitely be compared to something like The Craft, but … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Colony (2013)

SYNOPSIS: Forced underground by the next ice age, a struggling outpost of survivors must fight to preserve humanity against a threat even more savage than nature. REVIEW: I’m starting to notice that my attention span is growing shorter and shorter. I’ve watched several good films recently where I almost lost patience and shut it down. It turns out, if you stick around long enough with some, you may find yourself rewarded. Another thing I’ve noticed … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ritual (2012)

SYNOPSIS: A man must save his two children when they disappear during a holiday in the woods. REVIEW: Ritual is a film that sort of left me stumped. I’ve watched films where I would know exactly where it was going and I had those same thoughts watching this. The thing was, nothing happened like I thought it would. I was wrong about what was happening. How is that even possible? An Indonesian horror film I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zombie Massacre (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A bacteriological weapon developed by the US Government to create a super soldier – spreads an epidemic in a quiet little town in the middle of Eastern Europe. All citizens have been turned into infected zombies. The plan is to bring an atomic bomb into the city’s nuclear plant to pretend a terrible accident occurred. No one has to know the truth. A team of mercenaries is hired to complete the mission. The battle … Continue reading

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Film Review: Theater of the Deranged II (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Five short stories are presented by psychic ghost hunter Damien Shadows. REVIEW: It’s great that we have horror anthologies to satisfy a craving we have for our short attention spans. Some of them are great while others just end up being a waste of time. With anthologies, there’s also the chance to end up with something that’s a complete mixed bag of elements. Theater of the Deranged II fell into that category for me. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Tunnel Vision (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: When a jury fails to convict the serial killer who savagely murdered his family, one man must rise above his desire for revenge and descend into the deranged world of a sadistic predator to uncover the truth and finally get justice. What begins as a classic revenge tale takes a dramatic turn into a haunting land of horror and murder. REVIEW: I’m not really sure what I was expecting when I sat down to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Absence (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Doctors are baffled when an expectant mother wakes to find her nearly-to-term pregnancy apparently disappear overnight. Police investigate the situation as a missing child, and only her husband and brother trust her version of events. REVIEW: Absence is just another found footage horror film that has a few really solid moments but ends up being mostly a waste of time. It feels very much like The Blair Witch Project, never even coming close to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Portrait of a Zombie (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: When son, Billy, becomes a zombie the family chooses to take care of him in the home much to the chagrin of the neighbors and the local crime boss. REVIEW: There are currently two subgenres that’s have been done to death the last few years, the zombie film and the mock documentary. The two have been combined before with mixed results but for the first time, it was done right. Portrait of a Zombie … 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.