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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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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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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.