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Film Review: Greystone Park (2012)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: In October 2009, the filmmakers went into an abandoned psychiatric hospital to explore the ‘haunted’ institution, famous for its radical treatment of patients with mental illness. Electroshock, insulin therapy, and lobotomies were commonplace. Once inside, the filmmakers quickly discovered that they were not alone; this story is based on their experiences… REVIEW: Called by 2 names, …

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Film Review: The Open House (2018)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A teenager (Dylan Minnette) and his mother (Piercey Dalton) find themselves besieged by threatening forces when they move into a new house. REVIEW: An extensive period of time passed—so much time in fact that I lost track—without a psychological thriller-horror film to recommend. Then—“The Open House,” about a mother and son troubled by strange occurrences in …

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Film Review: The Orange Man

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: In 1987 a disillusioned door to door orange salesman horrifically murders his first victim. Move forward 27years and a land developer is buying an orange grove. He and his 3 friends plan a fishing trip to get his head around the pending transaction, unbeknown to them, his estranged wife and her new boyfriend have also chosen …

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Film Review: The Devil’s Rain (1975)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: “A bunch of Satanists in the American rural landscape have terrible powers which enable them to melt their victims. However one of the children of an earlier victim vows to destroy them.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Mark Preston (William Shatner) and his parents live in the desert and one rainy night some unexpected company stops by. Jonathan Corbis …

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Film Review: Grabbers (2012)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: When an island off the coast of Ireland is invaded by bloodsucking aliens, the heroes discover that getting drunk is the only way to survive. REVIEW: I’m so glad to see that horror can still be fun and rightly fit within the category of horror. “Grabbers” is a sci-fi/thriller filmed in the lovely setting of Ireland, …

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Film Review: The People vs. George Lucas (2010)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Uses a courtroom debate approach to explore the issues of filmmaking and fanaticism around one of the industry’s most famous franchises and its creator. The innovative film combines filmmaker and celebrity interviews with fan films – submitted via the film’s site – to make this the world’s first digitally democratic feature documentary. REVIEW: If anything is …

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Film Review: The Canal (2014)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: David Williams wants nothing more than to give his wife Alice the perfect life. Working as a film archivist, the young, pregnant couple finally save enough to buy their first home. Residing on the picturesque, Irish Canal it seems as though their prayers have finally been answered. An eerie coincidence unfolds at David’s office one day …

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Film Review: Clinical (2017)

Rate This Movie  SYNOPSIS: A psychiatrist tries to put her life back together after a violent attack by seeking to repair the life of a new patient, but he has his own terrifying history. REVIEW: Alistair Legrand’s previous film, The Diabolical, was an enjoyable unpacking of haunted house tropes colliding with sci-fi sensibilities. Admittedly, it lived or died depending on …

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