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Film Review: Absolutio – Erlosung im Blut (2013)

SYNOPSIS: his mother’s death busy devout Isaiah very much. When he is haunted by nightmares still, he is determined that God has given him an order. He should move sinners to reverse, by any means REVIEW: When the main character of Philip Lilienschwarz’s (writer of Marcel Walz’s Blood Feast remake) 2013 directorial debut, Absolutio – Erlosung im Blut, aka Absolution: …

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Film Review: Violent Shit 4 (Karl the Butcher vs Axe) (2010)

SYNOPSIS: In a war torn post-apocalyptic future, Karl the Butcher faces off against a new ultra-violent serial killer, dubbed Axe REVIEW: If non-stop, over the top blood and violence with a hefty side of raucous humor is your thing, then let me introduce you to horror/splatter director Andreas Schnaas. Since the early 90’s, Schnaas has been one of the top …

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Film Review: Violent Shit 3: Infantry of Doom (1999)

SYNOPSIS:  Three men row a lifeboat to a shoreline inhabited by iron mask-clad followers of “The Maester” and his son. Through every conceivable, sometimes random, means possible, each character meets a brutal demise. And I do mean each character. I think there’s literally one survivor on the entire island by the end. REVIEW: Wow… just… wow. Not a good wow …

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Film Review: The Void (2016)

SYNOPSIS: In the middle of a routine patrol, officer Daniel Carter happens upon a blood-soaked figure limping down a deserted stretch of road. He rushes the young man to a nearby rural hospital staffed by a skeleton crew, only to discover that patients and personnel are transforming into something inhuman. As the horror intensifies, Carter leads the other survivors on …

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Film Review: Rotten Romance (short film) (2012)

SYNOPSIS: Three segments showing rather unusual love-related stories, each dealing with a dark and twisted love or desire, from cannibalism to self-mutilation. REVIEW:  Coming from the Netherlands, written and directed by self-proclaimed “Mr. Pervert,” Erik Zijlstra, Rotten Romance is not only a short film, but also a three-part anthology. Trying to fit three short films into just under 20 minutes …

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Film Review: Le Necrophile (2004)

SYNOPSIS: A story of a very ordinary man who just happens to be necrophile. (He is also like to eat cockroaches.) Problems begins when his pretty orphan cousin came to live with him… REVIEW: Here’s something funny I’ve noticed about necrophilia – it seems that at least half of the movies dealing with this taboo subject are warm, light hearted, and …

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Film Review: Stille Nacht (1969)

SYNOPSIS: A Materialaktion (an art performance/happening in which objects are used to create an art piece) by Viennese Aktionist Otto Muehl. The setting is a solemn Christmas celebration REVIEW: Austrian artist and filmmaker Otto Muehl was the co-founder of, and one of the main participants in, the Viennese Actionism “movement” (see also Gunter Brus, Kurt Kren, Hermann Nitsch, and others). …

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Film Review: 6/64: Mama und Papa (Materialaktion Otto Muhl) (short film) (1964)

SYNOPSIS: A short and EXPLICIT art film from Otto Mühl and Kurt Kren. REVIEW: Kurt Kren, the director of 6/64: Mama und Papa (Materialaktion Otto Muhl), is quite an interesting figure. He was an Austrian avant-garde filmmaker, involved in creating a series of experimental films over the years. He became a part of the early punk scene in Houston, Texas, …

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