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Film Review: Alien: Origin (2012)

Alien: Origin (2012)

SYNOPSIS: A movie created from “found footage” of a lost military expedition that exposes the origins of life on earth. REVIEW: My first thought when hearing the title “Alien: Origin” from the folks over at The Asylum I assumed it would be some sort of “Prometheus” mockbuster. Instead, I just sat through a film that ran just under ninety minutes and I feel like I just pissed away an entire day. If I didn’t have … Continue reading

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Film Review: Paranormal Xperience (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: In 2011, five Medical students investigated an abandoned mining town in search of paranormal evidence… They found them. REVIEW: Spain has finally jumped on the 3D bandwagon and released their first film in the format. “Paranormal Xperience 3D” comes to us from director Sergi Vizcaino and the producers of “The Orphanage”. It isn’t the finest ghost story I have ever seen but FAR from the worst. In fact, the film is rather entertaining with … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kids Go to the Woods…..Kids Get Dead (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Paying homage to the classic slasher flick – featuring horny teenagers, worthless cops, a crazy war vet and a masked killer. Complete with VHS static, fake commercials and vignettes with horror hostess Candy Adams. REVIEW: I’ve watched my share of slasher films over the years that I’ve lost count. We all know that there is a formula to these flicks and we all know how they will end up playing out. They’re predictable and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Seven Below (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: The story centers on a group of strangers trapped in a time warp house where a terrible event transpired exactly 100 years prior. REVIEW: I truly believe that Luke Goss cannot be scathed. I still have trouble with the fact that this guy isn’t a super star yet. He has a unique likable charisma that screams badass when he graces the screen. Even if the walls on a horrible film are crumbling around him, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Juan of the Dead (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: 50 years after the Cuban Revolution, a new Revolution is about to begin. REVIEW: “Shaun of the Dead” set the bar incredibly high for what has come to be known as the “zombedy”. It is by far a prime example of the genre and still reigns supreme. Since then, there have been a slew of zombedies that have ranged from horrible to hilarious but lacked the heart and soul of “Shaun”. The zombie film … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hide and Go Kill 2 (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: When her classmate Ritsuko disappears, her friend Ryoko is desperate to find her. When she discovers that Ritsuko was playing a strange game online of hide and seek, she begins to wonder if it could be related to her disappearance somehow. Ryoko then discovers that the game is more sinister than it appeared at first. It is linked to demonology and the supernatural. Will she be able to get past her fears and superstitions … Continue reading

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Film Review: Gnaw (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Six friends holiday in the heart of the English countryside. The holiday turns into a culinary nightmare when they discover that their hosts are a sadistic family of cannibals set on turning their guests into their next meal! REVIEW: I miss the days of heading into the Mom and Pop video store that was a mile away from my house. They had a room dedicated to horror films and there was a vast array … Continue reading

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Film Review: Spiderhole (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: They say squatting is dead – a term that takes on a sinister double meaning when four homeless art students decide to take up residence in an abandoned London House where a hidden terror lurks. REVIEW: “Spiderhole” is one of those films that is good, yet doesn’t break any new ground. It has an interesting premise and the film holds your interest, solid acting as well, but when things actually do get mixed up, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Photographer (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: An ambitious young model, in a dead-end town, accepts an invitation for a glamor shoot from an unknown and eccentric photographer. As soon as she arrives at the secluded location, she realizes that something’s very wrong. REVIEW: Well folks, I think I may have just found the perfect alternative to taking sleeping pills to sleep. If you’re having trouble sleeping, either night or day, try watching “The Photographer”. I want to know if you … Continue reading

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Film Review: Arachnid (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: A secret expedition, to a South Pacific island, is searching for an unknown deadly virus. Loren Mercer, ex-Navy pilot, is in the South Pacific looking for her ex-boyfriend, Captain John Lightfoot; who disappeared while on a secret mission. What Mercer doesn’t know is that Lightfoot collided with an alien spacecraft that discharged biological material all over the island that they are heading for. The mortal virus seems to be transmitted by what the natives … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dead Bodies Everywhere (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of seven friends embark on a weekend getaway. when they get there, things seem a bit off. they come across arthur grigsby, a brutal serial killer who has one goal: KILL EVERYONE. Watch as Arthur picks off the group one by one any way he can to make sure that there are dead bodies everywhere. REVIEW: There is no escaping DIY cinema. It’s everywhere and everyone with a camera is out making … Continue reading

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Film Review: Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: While the Civil War rages on, President Abraham Lincoln must undertake an even more daunting task – destroying the Confederate Undead. REVIEW: It looks like ole honest Abe wasn’t so honest after all. We know he was responsible for freeing the slaves, but he hid so much from us. Not only was he a vampire hunter, he also found time to decapitate zombies with his scythe. I’m sure that once I tell you the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cargo (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A young Russian woman, smuggled into America by human traffickers, and a notorious Egyptian transporter, hired to drive her from the Mexican border to New York City, form an unlikely bond that transforms them and threatens to derail the traffickers’ plans. REVIEW: Human trafficking has reached epic proportions in the U.S. Living in a small town you just kind of go along with what you hear on television. There have been many films over … Continue reading

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Film Review: Osombie (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: The story follows Dusty, a yoga instructor from Colorado, who is on a desperate rescue mission to save her crazy brother Derek, a conspiracy theorist who is convinced Osama bin Laden is still alive, despite having been buried at sea. In Afghanistan, Dusty falls in with a team of NATO special forces on a secret assignment. Turns out Derek is not so crazy after all, and that Osama has returned from his watery grave … Continue reading

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Film Review: Fell (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Bill has problems. He lost his job, he quit the band, his medications are running out, and his relationship with his ex-girlfriend, Jenny, has gone down the drain. But now he has an even bigger problem, there is a dead girl in his bathtub, and he can’t remember how she got there. Bill’s best friend, Derrek, is the only person he feels he can trust. Together they need to figure out who she was … Continue reading

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Film Review: Freakshow Apocalypse (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Witness the beginning of this action filled saga where evil battles evil while the fate of mankind lies in the hands of the twisted and deranged. If the ritual is not set in motion, and the Unholy Sideshow is not up to the task, the gates of the abyss will cover the earth in darkness. In a world of fire breathing vampires, modified killers and an onslaught of zombies, no one is safe. When … Continue reading

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Film Review: Apartment 143 (2011)

SYNOPSIS: A team of parapsychologists try to figure out a strange phenomena occurring in an apartment building. REVIEW: I’m pretty much done with the found footage films that have been pouring out of the waterworks since “Paranormal Activity” hit it big. I liked “PA” but I have yet to see the sequels and am really in no hurry to see them. They aren’t the only ones, there are so many to name that you should … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stopped Dead (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Four friends embark on a trip in an RV, but soon find themselves running for their lives. REVIEW: Who doesn’t love Debbie Rochon? She is one of the original scream queens and a legend in the genre. She’s a sweetheart in person and an all-around great talent. That isn’t to say that everything she does is golden. More often than not, while she shines, the film just stinks. “Stopped Dead” isn’t awful, it kind … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Great American Serial Killer (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: In the early 1990s, Robert Kemp savagely raped, tortured, and murdered thirty-two people before being caught and sentenced to death. The Great American Serial Killer is the account of the final interview by Dr. Jeremiah Stone. Kemp’s story, in his own words, lets us all see into the mind of the twisted and sadistic mind of a true psychopath. REVIEW: My wife constantly watches true crime shows on television. They can be interesting but … Continue reading

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Film Review: Descendents (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: In an unknown future, the earth has been destroyed by man and the air is polluted with a mysterious virus that turns humans into zombies. REVIEW: “Descendents” is a perfect example as to why the indie horror film is thriving much stronger than any other genre. Probably more than any other genre the shear amount of garbage is mind numbing, but if you take the time to sift through that garbage, you never know … Continue reading

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Film Review: Planet of the Vampire Women (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: PLANET OF THE VAMPIRE WOMEN is an action-packed sci-fi adventure of the galaxy’s sexiest space pirates who pull off the ultimate heist only to crash into a nightmare world of unrelenting horror! REVIEW: It isn’t often that I see something new that causes me to revert to being an adolescent aside from the things that I had discovered during that timeframe in my life. For some reason, watching the film “Planet of the Vampire … 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.