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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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Film Review: Europa Report (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: An international crew of astronauts undertakes a privately funded mission to search for life on Jupiter’s fourth largest moon. REVIEW: At a time when the found footage films have been done to death, one comes along that does away with any preconceptions I may have had of the gimmick and hits the audience with a healthy dose of mystery, beauty, and fear. This is all accomplished in the vast openness of space. This is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mimesis (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of horror fans find themselves unwilling participants in a nightmarish role playing game that pays homage to a classic horror film. REVIEW: The idea of a red carpet premiere in the small town of Port Huron, Michigan is absolutely ridiculous to me. I grew up here and still reside here. Nothing of the sort has ever happened here before. All that has changed tonight with the Midwest premiere of the Michigan lensed … Continue reading

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Film Review: Virus X (aka H1N1: Virus X) (2010)

SYNOPSIS:A group of medical scientists are quarantined inside their lab after being infected with a deadly hyper-mutant form of the H1N1 virus. With only 3 days left to live they have no way to escape and no way out. While the deceitful head doctor monitors them from a hidden surveillance room the scientists must uncover the harrowing truth behind their detainment and force their own way to freedom REVIEW: “H1N1: Virus X” is a guilty … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dead Season (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: When a worldwide viral outbreak leads to a plague of zombies scouring the earth for the living, two survivors flee the chaos of America to a remote island, hoping for a chance to start a new life. What they find is unrelenting horror. Beyond the hordes of the flesh-hungry undead, the other people already on the island force the pair into a fight-or-die battle amongst themselves. Armed only with crude weapons, they must descend … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker. REVIEW: What the hell is “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”? I have been asking myself that question for the last few years. I knew it was a trilogy of books turned into three foreign films and that the female lead had been cast in Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus”. I … Continue reading

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

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Interview: Dave Campfield (Caesar and Otto’s Deadly Xmas) One of the first films’ I reviewed when I started here at HorrorNews was “Caesar and Otto’s Summer Camp Massacre”. It was one of those movies that kept me smirking from beginning to end. A couple of years later, we now have “Caesar and Otto’s Deadly Xmas” which is just as much fun (actually it is better) than its predecessor. The man responsible for the madcap fun … 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.