Extreme Cinema Film Reviews

These films have been isolated to their own section for their extreme cinematic content. The subject matter can vary from one presentation to the next. While HorrorNews.net does review alot of horror films, we feel there are "particular" films that are exceptional in the sense of being "too" hardcore for traditional consumers (shock value driven). These may contain extreme cases of gore, violence, rape, incest and/or torture...(to name a few). Many of these releases have emerged from the underground sector of film making (and in many cases stayed there as well).

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In that same sense, we recognize a subculture genre interest that has developed for this particular sector of horror. Most extreme cinema titles are works of fiction and special fx. These are not recommended for young viewers, but may peak the curiosity of adult viewers who are looking for visual horror that takes things to harder levels. Many of the earlier "extreme cinema" titles emerged out of Asia, though that has changed in recent years past.

Film Review: Deadbeat at Dawn (1988)

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After one too many encounters with The Spiders (a rival gang), The Ravens’ leader’s girlfriend tells him to quit the gang or it’s Splitsville. He does so, but the leader of The Spiders is hellbent on revenge and arranges the murder of the girlfriend. That ticks off the boyfriend, who wreaks havoc with the two gangs, who have joined forces in order to pull off a security truck heist.

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Film Review: Niku Daruma (Psycho Snuff Reels) (1998)

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Kana tries to end her starring role in an abusive porno. For her, the end comes only after she’s been reduced to a “Tumbling Doll of Flesh”.

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Tamakichi Anaru is a Japanese director with a very disturbing vision. I really can’t think of a better way to start this review, so I’ll just reiterate that this man has some sick thoughts going through his head. He is the director of such movies … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hunting Creatures (2001)

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A late night rave at an abandoned chemical plant has nasty consequences when leaking chemicals turn the party goers into ravenous flesh eating zombies! A small squad of commandos is given the job of exterminating the living dead as the size of the zombie army increases with each new victim bitten. Who will survive and what will be left of them as the zombie horde meets, greets and then eats all who … Continue reading

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Film Review: Maleficia (1998)

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A family of nobles in Carrozza travel in a forest in which, in the same moment, a satanic cult completes human sacrifices made up of young girls.

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One of the harder to find extreme films to come out in the underground community, “Maleficia” can now be purchased as part of the Dr. Gore DVD from Metaluna. In fact, I initially found very little in the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Toobox Murders (2004)

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A historic Hollywood hotel houses a supernatural evil. It’s been subdued for decades – but when renovations start, a series of murders take place. It’s up to our heroine to solve the mystery.

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The 2004 version of Toolbox Murders is a very loose remake of Dennis Donnelly’s 1978 film of the same name (strangely enough, it was Donnelly’s only movie, as he was mostly a television director, having worked on … Continue reading

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Film Review: Gag (2006)

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Two professional thieves break into a house in search of a safe, only to discover a man beaten beyond recognition, tied down to torn mattress in a hidden room. They decide to help, only to become trapped by a serial killer whose torture methods will have them begging for death.

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Gag opens up with a dark scene of a girl, chained up, bound, naked, and scared. A tube is strapped to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Experiment in Torture (2007)

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Lured by the smell of easy money, beautiful, exotic dancers agree to spend the weekend at the remote mountain getaway of a wealthy voyeur. Once there, the girls are drugged, tied up and slowly tortured to death with everything from a blowtorch to an electric drill by a killer who uses their bodies as a canvas for his sadistic, twisted art.

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Since the label of “torture porn” started getting slapped … Continue reading

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Film Review: Violent Shit 2 (1992)

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Drilled by his deranged mother, Karl the Butcher jr. takes revenge for the gruesome death of his father. Anyone who sets foot on the forest has to die. Hold on to your limbs as Karl jr. slaughter his victims to some amazing tunes of terror. Decapitation is just the beginning…

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I could probably just go ahead and say something like “Violent Shit 2 is an early 1990’s, shot on video, German splatter … Continue reading

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Film Review: Exitus Interruptus (2006)

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Der Tod ist erst der Anfang, Exitus interruptus – Exit death is just the beginning. Another gory exploitaton film by Andreas Bethmann

REVIEW:

I’m beginning to believe that Andreas Bethmann has really only made two movies, but just keeps remaking each one with different actors and extended scenes. Of course, I’m exaggerating, but he definitely does have his favorite plots, doesn’t he? On the one hand, we’ve got the demon/zombie horror films … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blood Pigs (2010)

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Ninety nine percent of the worlds has been destroyed by a bio-chemical war. Technology is obsolete and the soil has been polluted leaving people with barely any food. The survivors try to continue on by hunting and consuming the living dead which has dire results as the dead flesh begins to mutate with the bio-chemical still in the atmosphere. People’s digestive systems begin to evolve and force their way out of victims mouths … Continue reading

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Film Review: Vulgar (2000)

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A man who performs as a children’s birthday party clown tries to piece his life back together after being gang-raped.

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For a movie that has such a cool intro – credits roll over a disembodied clown nose, while subtle, creepy music plays under the visuals, making you think of a number of 1980’s slasher classics – Vulgar certainly is a clunker. Think Clerks, with all the ridiculous dialogue and pseudo-edgy attempts … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stop the Bitch Campaign: Hell Version (2004)

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In Tokyo, prostitution in the name of “Enjo Kosai” is in fashion among some high school girls. A mysterious man Kuni lament such girls but cannot deny a strong desire for them. He punish the girls by having sex with them without paying them. He calls this operation “Stop the Bitch Campaign” for public justice…..

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There is a small hotel (well, maybe brothel would be more accurate) full of teenage girls, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks (1976)

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Finding a new employer, and looking not a day older since the end of World War II, Ilsa works for an Arab sheik who enjoys importing females to use as sex slaves. An American millionaire’s daughter, a movie star, and an attractive equestrian are among his latest victims.

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She’s back, somehow… One year after Don Edmonds’ (now) legendary Nazisploitation cult classic, Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS, was released, he came … Continue reading

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Film Review: Baise Moi (2000)

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Not for the faint-hearted. Baise-Moi, literally translated as ‘Fuck Me’, defies categories – it features p*rnographic sex scenes & violent shootings, but it won’t fit anyone’s definition of an erotic thriller. After separately committing murders, two French women (Karen Lancaume & RaffaĂ«la Anderson) join together in a spree of crime & sex.

Because both have endured abuse at the hands of men, the movie seems to start as a self-righteous … Continue reading

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Film Review: Le6ion of the Dead (2001)

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Two guys, William and his side kick Luke have just started their trip through the beautiful California desert when they’re kidnapped by the notorious Psycho Mike, The Kern River Killer. Securing their escape through hilarious means and the aid of an old friend they soon stumble into a small desert town where unbeknownst to them a mysterious tall Blond Man and his sadistic henchmen are killing people to create a Legion of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Slaughtered Vomit Dolls (2006)

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The gruesome tapestry of psychological manifestations of a nineteen year old bulimic runaway stripper-turned prostitute as she descends into a hellish pit of Satanic nightmares and hallucinations.

REVIEW:

Emetophilia. Those who know the definition of that word will probably be able to decide if Slaughtered Vomit Dolls is for them without reading any further. For all of the (fortunately) uninitiated, emetophilia is more widely known as vomit fetish. And if … Continue reading

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