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Film Review: The Brazen Bull (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: An ice cold tale of misguided ambition and savage revenge. Set in the bowels of an iconic derelict Los Angeles high-rise, we follow Lauren and her real-estate investing fiancĂ© as they discover first hand what happens when a madman leads not with emotion, but rather chilling rationality. The Man in question brings a heaping helping of sanity and jet-black humor to the crazy table. The result is a wonderfully off-kilter horror/thriller that never goes … Continue reading

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Film Review: “M” (2009)

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Synopsis: NA Review: What is there to say about the films of the Cole Brothers? Well, there is not much to say since not much is known. And I have to say, I would like to know more. I always like to research the films I review before I watch them and with “M”, I couldn’t find anything on the film and next to nothing about the filmmakers. Though it took me a few minutes … Continue reading

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Film Review: Backwoods (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of programmers is heading to an executive retreat in the wilderness of Northern California’s Jasper Park — where, two months earlier, a couple disappeared while camping. Will the computer geeks’ training prepare them for what ensues? When a friendly paintball game turns into a fight for survival against a band of lunatic locals, the nerds must show what they’re made of in this thriller starring Ryan Merriman and Haylie Duff. REVIEW: When … Continue reading

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Film Review: Intruder (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: When Andrew and his disturbed girlfriend, Lila, travel to a secluded estate for a weekend getaway, they fall into the clutches of a predatory murderer who stalks the dark forest near the house. On Halloween night, the town of Hobb’s Ferry finds itself at the mercy of the Intruder, a bloodthirsty clown, whose depraved tricks push Lila to the brink of madness. REVIEW:  It amazes me at how influential, till this day, that John … Continue reading

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Interview: Matt Farnsworth – Director (The Orphan Killer)

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Back in April, I attended the Motor City Nightmares Convention in Novi, Mi. While browsing the various booths I came across one dedicated solely to one film. That film was “The Orphan Killer”. After having a short conversation with the films’ creator Matt Farnsworth, I decided to give it a shot. “TOK” pulls no punches and delivers on all levels. I needed to find out more about the film and its creator, so I reached … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dark Worlds: Slasher (short film) (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: William Rosum is a bit of a celebrity. He’s in the papers all the time. He’s the talk of the town Everyone is dying to know where he’ll be, what he’ll do and most of all – who he’ll kill. After 55 slayings in 5 years, William has earned a reputation as the Careview Slasher, but as he will soon learn, sometimes the price of fame can be deadly. REVIEW: Last week I was … Continue reading

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Film Review: Alien: Origin (2012)

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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: House of Fears (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: The night before a local haunted house opens for Halloween, six friends sneak in for a few hours of fun. Soon after entering, they find themselves trapped inside with no way out. Their evening of fun rapidly turns into their worst nightmare as they begin to die and disappear in the most freakish of manners. With every effort to escape blocked, the survivors find themselves being driven deeper into the carnivalesque world of terror. … 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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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.