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Film Review: Astron-6 (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Astron-6 is the brainchild of these five iconoclastic, multi-media artists who share a fascination with the mechanics of fear and laughter. They subvert the expectations of the seasoned viewer with the nightmarish and absurd. Their imagery and recurring themes are often torn from the childhood of the irony-craving, internet savvy Generations X and Y. That is, they often lampoon genre films of the 1980s. REVIEW: When Lloyd Kaufman hands you a DVD and asks … Continue reading

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Film Review: The River Murders (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A homicide detective, Ray Liotta, while investigating a series of murders becomes the prime suspect when the FBI uncovers his close personal ties to all the victims. REVIEW: One of my all-time favorite films is Martin Scorcese’s “Goodfellas”. That film made me a life-long Ray Liotta fan. He has had a bit of a rocky career, even sometimes going WAY over the top or being WAY out of place (“In The Name of the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Snowtown (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: When 16 year-old Jamie begins a friendship with a charismatic man, his world becomes threatened by his loyalty and fear of his newfound father figure, John Bunting: Australia’s most notorious serial killer. REVIEW: “Snowtown” is not a horror film but does deal with a true life situation that was pretty damn horrific. Based on the “Snowtown murders” case (also known as the Bodies in Barrels murders), this is one of those films that really … Continue reading

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Film Review: Children of the Corn: Genesis (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A young couple tries to free an imprisoned child with catastrophic results. REVIEW: I’m really not much of a “Children of the Corn” fan. I did really like the first film, but the sequels were pretty forgettable. In fact, I have only watched maybe the first two, after that I just gave up. I didn’t even realize that “Children of the Corn: Genesis” was the 8th film in the seemingly never ending killer kid … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bite Marks (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Truck-driver Brewster takes over his missing brother’s delivery of a load of coffins to a funeral home. He picks up hitchhiking gay couple Cary and Vogel whose relationship is in trouble to help him stay awake but when his GPS leads them into a deserted junkyard, his truck breaks down, stranding them. NIght falls, and the coffins reveal blood-thirty vampires. Now the mismatched trio must barricade themselves in the cab of the truck and … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Echo Game (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A young mother must protect her daughter from a rogue scientist on a murderous rampage to steal the girl’s psychic powers for herself. REVIEW: I’ve always been a fan of psychics in horror films. Or at least some sort of ability. Three films come to mind when I think about it. Two are from the mind of Stephen King and one was directed by David Cronenberg, which still remains a masterpiece. “The Echo Game” … Continue reading

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Film Review: Uninhabited (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A young couple go to a remote and deserted coral island for a camping holiday, only to find that the island is inhabited by a ghost seeking retribution for a past outrage. REVIEW: I don’t think I would ever want to make a film that only features two cast members through 90% of the film. That is a hell of a lot of pressure to put on two people. Sure, it helps when you … Continue reading

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Film Review: Psalm 21 (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: This atmospheric Swedish horror film follows a young priest’s descent into madness after a handful of sudden, traumatic nightmares. Just as his late night terrors begin to overwhelm him, the priest gets word that his father has died in a small, isolated village in Northern Sweden. The young man hurries to get to the site of the death, but his journey north unleashes sinister forces that may seek to trap and destroy him. REVIEW: … Continue reading

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Film Review: House of Fallen (2008)

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SYNOPSIS A mysterious group known as “The Twelve” makes war with the Grigori…fallen angels who walk the earth. House of Fallen is loosely based on the Book of Enoch. REVIEW: It’s Friday night and I have to work early in the morning. The kids are asleep early (at least settled down) and I am in the mood to watch a horror film (actually, I’m like that most the time). I want to be kept on … Continue reading

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Film Review: iCrime (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Unlike the rest of the girls coming to Hollywood with dreams of seeing their name in lights, Carrie Kevin arrives with a purpose… REVIEW: Have you ever watched a film you didn’t really want to watch, expecting to hate it, wanting to hate? I felt that way when I sat down to watch “iCrime”, the feature film debut from director Bears Fonte’. The film was nothing like I was expecting. It was entertaining, fun, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Black Rat (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of high school students whose friend committed suicide after they treated her cruelly. Months later, they receive letters asking them to come to the school one night. After they arrive, they’re met by a girl in a rat mask who tells them she is going to kill them all. Is it their dead friend out for revenge? REVIEW: Kenta Fukasaku has had an interesting career as a director. It was a highly … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bikini Girls on Ice (2009)

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  SYNOPSIS: When a bus-load of womens college soccer players get stranded on their way to a bikini car-wash fundraiser, they decide to set-up shop in front of an abandoned gas station on the edge of town. Little do they know the place is the stalking-grounds for a homicidal maniac mechanic named Moe. REVIEW: Ah yes, “Bikini Girls on Ice”, an incredibly clever title that arouses interest in every heterosexual male. A title that brings … Continue reading

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Film Review: Back to the Beyond (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: When a paranormal research team investigates a haunting dramatized on a classic television series, they encounter a sinister supernatural force thought to be fictional. REVIEW: I really do hate to knock independent films. The type where a group of friends pool their resources together to make a movie. It’s really difficult to do. I know firsthand, I attempted and failed. Director Kevin DiBacco and his crew were able to make their film “Back to … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Devil’s Rock (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Set in the Channel Islands on the eve of D Day,two Kiwi commandos, sent to destroy German gun emplacements to distract Hitler’s forces away from Normandy, discover a Nazi occult plot to unleash demonic forces to win the war. REVIEW: Over the years there have been many horror films set in World War II. It really makes sense since it has long been discussed that Hitler may have been involved with occultism. “The Devil’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: Muckman (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A TV documentary crew searches the woods for a fabled creature. REVIEW: Most of us who follow b-movies will know the name Brett Piper. I first became familiar with his work when watching a Troma trailer tape advertising his film “A Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell”. It was one of those ridiculous films that I never felt could hold up to its title. It actually did live up to the title and was more … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bunnyman (2009)

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SYNOPSIS A cannibalistic family led by a disfigured man in a bunny suit, wreak havoc in the backwoods. REVIEW: In 1974, director Tobe Hooper unleashed a film upon the world that would change the face of horror forever. Thirty seven years later, young filmmakers are still inspired by this film. There have been great films like Xavier Gans’ “Frontiers”, the mediocre (I know I may take some heat for this but..) “House of 1000 Corpses” … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Task (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of unlucky reality show contestants must survive the night in a haunted jail. REVIEW: Today I went to see “Captain America: First Avenger”, which is now my second favorite super hero movie next to “Spiderman 2”. It was a really great film that does EVERYTHING right. When I returned from the theater I came home and jumped directly into After Dark’s “The Task”. A movie that begins to do everything right, then … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stuck (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: Driving home after a night of partying, Brandi (Mena Suvari) accidentally crashes into pedestrian Tom (Stephen Rea), who gets stuck in her car’s windshield. Brandi struggles with whether to help save this man’s life or simply let him die and thereby protect her career. In extreme pain and with little time left to live, Tom pleads for Brandi’s help and tries to find a way to escape from his glass prison in this horrific … Continue reading

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Film Review: Spike: A Gothic Fairytale (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: After skidding off the road in the dead of night, four friends find themselves lost in the forest and tangled in a twisted love story. As they are each picked off one by one by a bizarre beast it becomes clear that none of them will make it out of this forest alive; unless the one the monster so desires is left behind. Will they stick together and find their way out of the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Camp Hell (2010)

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  SYNOPSIS: At the end of every summer, the children of a Christian community from a suburb of New Jersey attend Camp Hope. They travel deep into the woods far from any distractions the world provides. Here, the children are taught the ways of the Lord, the perils of the flesh, and the horror of the Devil. A charismatic priest leads them in their training. But, he unknowingly has brought something with him, something evil. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cam Girl (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Mary O’Brian is a nursing student, she’s struggling to make ends meet but it’s proving difficult to pay her rent and tuition. She’s never had any real luck and has no family to fall back on. She’s tempted by the lure of being a cam girl, a girl who videos herself for Johns that pay good money for this strange type of entertainment to fulfill their fantasies. Should she, or shouldn’t she? It’s tempting, … 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.