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Film Review: Red Kingdom Rising (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: This troubled young woman must finally come to terms with her horrific past as she is propelled through dreams into the terrifying fairytale world of the Red Kingdom where she encounters figures reminiscent of her memories and fears. REVIEW: While watching “Red Kingdom Rising”, I realized just how little I knew about “Alice in Wonderland”. After doing a pinch of research I was able to answer my own questions, thus making the film much … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rosewood Lane (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: When radio talk show psychiatrist, Dr. Sonny Blake, moves back to her hometown, she takes notice of her neighborhood paper boy’s unusual behavior. REVIEW: I hate the fact that these young actresses (or even the older ones) feel the need to have so much plastic surgery done. Now I know that Rose McGowan had surgery done to cover up a scar under her eye after a car accident. That is understandable. If you have … Continue reading

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Film Review: If a Tree Falls (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Siblings, Brad and Lisa Carpenter, along with two lifelong family friends, Will and Vanessa, set out road-tripping to an annual family reunion. They make the decision to find a place to stop and camp for the night. What ensues is a violent disturbance by six masked assailants, without motive or reason. The group find themselves living a night of psychological games and physical terror, and as morning dawns; the reality of what will come … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bloody Bloody Bible Camp (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: In 1977 a group of young, horny, out of control Christians are spending a fun filled weekend at the Happy Day Bible Camp. Their impure antics rile up a sadistic crazy nun known as, “Sister Mary Chopper”. One by one these youthful sinners pay a BLOODY penance for their sinful acts. 7 years later, another group of Bible totin’ Christian wannabes return to the Happy Day Bible Camp. All ignore the warnings from the … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Skin I Live In (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession. REVIEW: I’ve never been the biggest Pedro Almodovar fan. I haven’t seen a film of his since “Live Flesh” in 1997. The others I have seen were his early collaborations with Antonio Banderas. Now, Banderas is one of my … Continue reading

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Film Review: Chop (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Lance Reed is forced by a psychotic stranger to confront his duplicitous past. Seeking retribution for a crime, the man forces Lance to reveal his inner most secrets by systematically removing his limbs. REVIEW: It’s pretty amazing how great films can somehow just glide under the radar. In a way, it’s sad since some of these films end up going unnoticed. On the plus side, when you do stumble upon them, you get that … Continue reading

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Film Review: Underground (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of friends fight for their lives against the lethal and ravenous creatures lurking beneath the Earth’s surface. The group finds themselves at the mercy of creatures genetically engineered by the military to be expendable in battle. Though they fought countless battles in Iraq, these friends never knew real fear until they went underground. REVIEW: Not many films can pull off the dark and claustrophobic. Many try, few succeed. A recent example of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Galaxy of Terror (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: SciFi suspense thriller in which a rescue space ship crew meets up with horrors projected by their own imaginations. REVIEW: As we all know by now, Roger Corman helped to launch the career of pretty much everyone in Hollywood. I couldn’t tell you how many films he has produced or how many of them I have actually seen but his output during the 70’s and early 80’s is what I have most enjoyed. Up … Continue reading

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Film Review: Night of the Comet (1984)

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SYNOPSIS: A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls to fight the evil types who survive. REVIEW: I’m a child of the 80’s. I spent the majority of my teen years in that time period and my love for horror films was spurned by it as well. I remember seeing many of these films in the theaters as well as staying up till all hours of the night watching them … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rage (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: RAGE, tells the story of Dennis Twist, a suburban, 30-something who unintentionally provokes the wrath of a mysterious and homicidal motorcycle rider. The confrontation with ‘The Biker’ escalates into a daylong battle of cat and mouse; concluding in an extremely violent rampage. REVIEW: This holiday season has been a bit of a downer for me. With the extra time I have had off work, I planned on watching non-stop film and television shows, instead … Continue reading

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Film Review: Filth to Ashes, Flesh to Dust (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Purge: To put to death, eliminate what is undesirable. The serial killer known as Purge lived and died by this code. But is he dead? Driving home from a road trip, ERIC and SHELLY take a back road to avoid a traffic jam. They encounter the serial killer Purge. Eric survives but Shelly is murdered. A year later, a group of adventure-seeking high school grads venture to purge’s lair. Among them is Eric’s brother … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Revenant (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A horror movie/buddy comedy about Joey and his undead friend Bart who comes back from the dead as a revenant: an articulate zombie that needs to drink blood to arrest the decomposition of his body. REVIEW: THE REVENANT is a GREAT film!! I never start a review out like that but I didn’t feel that beating around the bush was the way to go in this case. When I put this film on, I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dead Genesis (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Seven months have passed since the dead took over. Many cities and states have been abandoned and left to die. Several self sufficient hunting groups have been established to take on the threat in a war aptly referred to as the ‘War on Dead’. Jillian Hurst, a former news writer and amateur documentarian, has set out to make a pro-war propaganda film to support the W.O.D. She joins up with a pack of renegade … Continue reading

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Film Review: Perfect Life (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: About college students that experience horrifying visions from the past while undergoing a fraternity initiation. REVIEW: I hate to say it but there was absolutely nothing perfect about “Perfect Life”. I will take that back. It was the perfect aid I needed to help me fall asleep. Maybe I would even go out on a limb and call it a perfect mess. Or maybe it is just the perfect example of the type of … Continue reading

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Film Review: In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: An ex-Special Forces soldier gets thrown back to medieval times to fulfill an ancient prophecy and ends up finding redemption for his own battlefield experiences. REVIEW: I’m going to come right out and say it. I have no shame in saying that I enjoy watching Uwe Boll films. I think that the label he has received of being the world’s worst filmmaker is unfair. The man comes off as intelligent and passionate about film … Continue reading

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Convention Report: HorrorHound Weekend Cincinnati Nov. 11-13, 2011

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This is going to be a tough one to write. I remember the entire weekend vividly, though there were moments that seem a bit hazy, and others I will just keep to myself. This was the third HorrorHound Weekend I have attended in a year. This was BY FAR my favorite as well as being the MOST FUN! There may have been a few minor complaints (not really from me, mostly grumblings I heard in … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Resurrected (1992)

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SYNOPSIS: Charles Dexter Ward’s wife enlists the help of a private detective to find out what her husband is up to in a remote cabin owned by his family for centuries. The husband is a chemical engineer, and the smells from his experiments are beginning to arouse the attention of neighbors and local law enforcement officials. When the detective and wife find a diary of the husband’s ancestor from 1771, and reports of gruesome murders … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Cat (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: So-Yeon, by request from police officer Joon-Suk, takes a cat home after the owner was found dead. Shortly after, So-Yeon starts to see a mysterious young girl. She becomes frightened. Then, So-Yeon’s good friend Bo-Hee is found dead. Near Bo-Hee, there is a cat which Bo-Hee recently adopted from an animal shelter. So-Yeon now fears for her own life. So-Yeon and Joon-Suk investigate deeper into the mysterious case. There is a hidden story related … Continue reading

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Film Review: House of the Damned (1996)

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SYNOPSIS: A women uses witchcraft to try to steal her daughters youth. REVIEW: During the opening credits of Full Circle Filmworks’ “House of the Damned”, it clearly states that they have been “sticking it to the man 24/7”. Now, I really don’t want to be one of the men they stick it to so I will be giving the film a glowing review. Not exactly glowing, though not really negative either. This film was shot … Continue reading

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Film Review: Vlog (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: From the producers of SAW, VLOG is a groundbreaking extreme-horror film about a real-life webcam girl whose online murder is not what it seems. REVIEW: “VLOG” is a rather interesting little film. I was ready to write the film off ten minutes in, but I ended up really enjoying the way the events play out. And damn, was I caught off guard by the gore in the film. The few death scenes that appear … Continue reading

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Film Review: I Sold My Soul to Satan (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Zombies, Vampires, Witches & Demons. Nothing is off limits. Kai Blackwood, an aspiring rock-star, learns about real-life occult practices as he follows the instructions laid out in the ancient book ‘Le Grande Grimoire’. He attempts to sell his soul to the Devil… on TV. REVIEW: Would I ever sell my soul to Satan for fame and fortune? The 37yr old me would never even consider it. If the possibility existed, I have too much … 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.