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HorrorHound Weekend Indianapolis 2011 Report

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Somehow I managed to scrounge up enough cash and get time off work to attend HorrorHound Weekend Indianapolis, March 25th-27th at the Indianapolis Marriot East. This is only my second time attending a HorrorHound show and I have to admit they are tremendous events and very well organized. I will try to keep this short and entertaining. Plus much alcohol was consumed, starting before I was even able to check in. So I have many … Continue reading

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Film Review: Tony London Serial Killer (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Solitary Tony (Peter Ferdinando) lives on the line of society and of sanity: Mostly he’s home alone, cultivating a taste for 1980s action flicks, and when social interaction arises, murder is his solution to an awkward moment. Director Gerard Johnson’s gruesome character study observes the inscrutable figure as he goes about the business of being maladjusted, misreading the world around him while remaining a mystery even perhaps to himself.

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Film Review: Savage Harvest (1994)

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SYNOPSIS: What was thought to be Indian folklore instead becomes all-too real as ancient demonic spirits turn six teens’ lakeside weekend into a blood-soaked battle for survival. It seems the land sits on a Cherokee burial ground, and the blood of one unwitting youngster rouses the evil demons — who begin to possess their human visitors. Ramona Midgett, Lisa Morrison and Rick Fischer star in this gory indie fright-fest helmed by Eric Stanze. REVIEW: I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Gamer (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: It’s 2034, and humans can control and kill each other in a large-scale online gaming world. But Kable (Gerard Butler), a wrongfully convicted soldier forced to join the violent competition, tries to free himself by taking out its evil architect, Ken (Michael C. Hall). While being controlled by a rich kid (Logan Lerman), Kable must also save his wife, Angie (Amber Valletta), who’s trapped in her own avatar world. REVIEW:  “Gamer” is the latest … Continue reading

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Film Review: Fetus (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Kevin and his wife Sara are about to start their new family as prepare for the arrival of their first born child. Unfortunately something goes wrong and Kevin looses everything. Unable to cope with his loss he becomes obsessed with trying to make contact with his dead wife by any means possible. REVIEW: WTF did I just finish watching? When the opening credits state that this is A Gore Film by Brian Paulin, they … Continue reading

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Film Review: Billy the Kid vs. Dracula (1966)

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SYNOPSIS: Dracula travels to the American West, intent on making a beautiful ranch owner his next victim. Her fiance, outlaw Billy the Kid, finds out about it and rushes to save her. REVIEW: I actually enjoy watching bad movies. They usually make me laugh or sometimes it can even make me feel like I may have a chance at writing a script better than the one I had just seen turned into a turd. In … Continue reading

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Film Review: Freezer Burn (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: When cryogenics researcher Virgil Stamp (Robert Harriell) falls for Emma (Ella Rae Peck), a juvenile schoolgirl half his age, he schemes to use his cutting-edge technology to freeze himself and then thaw himself out 15 years later, when he and the girl will be the same age. But Virgil emerges from suspended animation early — and faces some seriously unintended consequences. Charles Hood directs this comedy; Jamie Milward co-stars. REVIEW: First off, it should … Continue reading

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Film Review: Alien from the Deep (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: Somewhere deep in the jungle a chemical corporation dumps tons of toxic waste in a still active volcano. Two environmentalists try to expose these illegal ways of getting rid of hugely dangerous waste, but they get caught by the vigilantes working for the company. One of them, the super-hot Maria Giulia Cavalli, manages to escape and she is saved by a snake farmer who lives alone in the jungle. Together they try to bring … Continue reading

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Film Review: Vampire Circus (1972)

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SYNOPSIS: A little girl is brutally slain by a vampire in a tiny 19th century Austrian village. Seeking revenge, the townspeople invade the foreboding castle of Count Mitterhaus and kill him for the crime. As the Count dies, he curses the villagers and vows that their children will all die so that he may someday return to life. Fifteen years later, as the village is ravaged by the plague, a traveling circus comes to town … Continue reading

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Film Review: Husk (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of friends stranded near a desolate cornfield find shelter in an old farmhouse, though they soon discover the dwelling is the center of a supernatural ritual. REVIEW: When I first heard the title of the film “Husk” that I would be reviewing, my first thought was that it was about a killer elephant that used its husks as a weapon of mass murder. Hopefully one day I’ll get to see that film. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Bleeding (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Surrounded by carnage, slaughter, brutal crashes and total mayhem, Shawn Black is in a race to save the world from pure evil. REVIEW Into every generation a slayer is born, not the spunky little lady we love and know as Buffy, but the muscular ex-soldier known as Shawn Black. The box art for “The Bleeding” focuses on some larger names who make very small appearances like Armand Assante and DMX, but I have to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hanger (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Pulled into this world to take you out! A horrifying tale of revenge…beginning with a back-alley abortion and ending with a bloodbath so vicious that it brings a new meaning to “an eye for eye”. From pimps to dealers, from hookers and junkies…”Hanger” washes the filth away with their own blood, cleaning the streets and making way for the ultimate showdown of good vs. evil. Diving headfirst into the depths of human depravity, Plotdigger … Continue reading

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Film Review: Elsewhere (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Small-town life goes topsy-turvy when young girls start disappearing out of thin air. But things get uncomfortably personal when Sarah (Anna Kendrick) learns that her best friend, Jillian (Tania Raymonde), has joined the ranks of the missing. The trouble is, only cryptic clues remain: Jillian’s diary, a puzzling message that was sent from her cell phone — and Sarah’s prior knowledge that her friend had been meeting strange men online. REVIEW: A thriller should … Continue reading

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Film Review: Savages Crossing (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Torrential rain forces a group of strangers to take shelter in an outback roadhouse while a flood rages around them. But not everyone is who they first appear to be. The innocent among them quickly discover that the danger lurking within the roadhouse is far greater than the threat from outside. As the water levels rise, so does the tension but taking sides could prove deadly. REVIEW: I know there isn’t a lack of … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Wreck (2008)

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SYNOPSIS An idyllic weekend in the mountains turns into a harrowing nightmare for an expectant young couple. Three weeks before it’s due date, the baby starts to kick and in a desperate drive to the hospital they suffer an horrific accident. Stuck out in the American wilderness, the couple are stranded and totally isolated. Pinned in the wreck of their car, they begin to suffer from injury, dehydration and infection and the baby is coming. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Junkyard Dog (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A gritty psychological-horror-thriller that delves the demented mind of a cannibalistic serial rapist who kidnaps his tenth victim in as many months on Halloween night. REVIEW:Whenever a film is “inspired by true events”, you have to ask yourself how much is true and how much is not. No matter how you look at it, the possibility of any of the events in “Junkyard Dog” actually happening are terrifying, yet still could very well happen … Continue reading

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Film Review: Terror Trap (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Driving to a weekend getaway, a car breakdown strands young couple Don and Nancy (David James Elliot and Heather Marsden) while passing through a small, rural Louisiana town. Finding the couple on the roadside, the towns inhospitable Sheriff Taylor (Jeff Fahey) tells them therell be no one to repair their car before morning. He directs them to a nearby motel for the night run by Carter (Michael Madsen). Checking into the seedy, rundown establishment, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dimples (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: During a road trip, Frances (Madeline Zima) and her friends make an unexpected stop at an isolated house, where they discover a young girl is being tormented by a sinister man known only as the Doctor. Now, Frances and her pals must save the girl and disentangle themselves from the Doctor’s mad schemes before it’s too late. Dusty DePree directs this creepy fright-fest also starring Randy Spelling and Gabrielle Carteris. REVIEW: I really get … Continue reading

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Film Review: Disturbed (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: After helping to convict a deranged killer and rapist, the Fontaine family rests easy. But terror soon reigns when the serial murderer escapes and returns for revenge. Now, their worst nightmare is at their door. But his attack turns one of the hunted into the hunter — with a thirst for revenge of her own. Randy Aldridge directs this independent thriller starring Melissa Deverian, Lisa Coldwell and Gary Slayton. REVIEW: I tend to be … Continue reading

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Film Review: Deadline (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Alice, 32, a writer recovering from a psychological breakdown retreats to a remote Victorian house to convalesce and focus on finishing her screenplay in time for a fast approaching deadline. Shortly after her arrival, mysterious noises and strange happenings cause her imagination to run wild, sending her on a twisting and terrifying pursuit to find out what is behind the endless mind games. Frightened but intrigued, Alice gathers the courage to go down into … Continue reading

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Film Review: Detour (Snarveien) (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Explore your worst possible fears in this shocking horror thriller inspired by terrifying true events! Driving back to Norway, Lina and Martin reach a roadblock where a policeman tells them to take a detour deep into the Swedish forest. But soon one creepy incident after another leaves them stranded in the dark woods and everything seems much too bizarre to be accidental. What Lina and Martin don’t know is that they are under constant … 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.