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: Knochenwald (2000)

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REVIEW:

If there’s one thing that drives me crazy, it’s when people get down on independent, shot on video movies for not looking enough like Titanic, or not having as good of acting as Twilight, or not being written as well as Battlefield Earth (ask me on a different day, you’re liable to get a whole list of other answers as to what the “one thing” is that drives me crazy). It’s especially unnerving … Continue reading

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Film Review: Christmas Cruelty (2013)

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SYNOPSIS:

We follow a serial killer and his victims as they all prepare for Christmas in their own ways. This year it doesn’t matter if you have been naughty or nice, Santa is coming to town no matter what, and he knows where you live.

REVIEW:

I’ll be honest, I’m super impressed that there are so many people who, when they think Christmas, they think horror. Throughout the years, we’ve been given quite the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Game Over (2009)

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Tina, a young actress who left the States for Germany-she fell in love, so she left for a man. Two good friends of hers come over to visit Tina for her birthday-but the next 24 hours will be very brutal, as the three are kidnapped by an sadistic maniac. He plays brutal and primitive games with them, and every attempt they make to escape leads them deeper into hell!

 REVIEW:

Timo Rose is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Seed 2: The New Breed (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

Coming back from her bachelor party in Las Vegas, Christine and her friends are driving through the hot desert of Nevada. But they are not alone – serial killer Max Seed is back and he brought the whole family.

REVIEW:

When you sit down to watch Seed 2 (aka Seed 2: The New Breed or Blood Valley: Seed’s Revenge), I advise that you come prepared. The opening scene, as the opening … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind (1980) – CAT III

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A group of three disenfranchised young men, Lung (Lung Tin Sang), Ko (Che Bin Law) and Paul (Albert Au) set off a bomb in a movie theatre. Fleeing from the scene of the crime, they run into the beautiful but dangerous Wan-chu (Lin Chen Chi), who spends her days torturing animals and arguing with her neighbours. Wan-chu threatens to turn the gang into the Police and blackmails them into committing … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ilsa the Tigress of Siberia (1977)

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YNOPSIS:

Erotic adventure in Siberia.

REVIEW:

Poor Ilsa (you haven’t heard that very often, have you?). I feel like, deep down, all she’s ever tried to do was prove that women can be as strong as, if not stronger than, men. It’s a valiant enough goal, but I think the problem lays in her methods. Running a Nazi prison camp, a slavery ring, and an abusive women’s prison, while simultaneously trying to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dirty Love (2009)

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Three tales of sex and violence presented by TORO LOCO, a blood thirsty, perverted killer cowboy seeking and killing people that starred in some exploitation movie. He is showing his victims the movies before torturing and killing them with a cow skull. The first story deals with two inspectors hunting a cannibal serial killer called “The Tiger”. The second is about a ‘not-so-devoted’ husband interested in having a night of perverted sex … Continue reading

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Film Review: Pig (1998)

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SYNOPSIS:

A young man journeys through a desert, where he is kidnapped by a sadistic stranger clad in a pig mask. The stranger proceeds to brutally torture the young man, who then finds himself escaping into his imagination, with fantasy and reality intersecting.

REVIEW:

It was the special bluray edition release by Cult Epics that finally gave me a resource to check out this long hard to find film. The film had been … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Burnt House (2009)

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The Burnt House is the story of Megan and Joe, a couple who have recently experienced the death their infant son to SIDS. The tragedy has spawned a rift between the two and driven Megan into a secret affair. After Joe loses his mother to a heart attack the couple moves out to Joe’s rural childhood home seeking a fresh start. Once in the isolated home strange things begin to occur and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ozone! Attack of the Redneck Mutants (1986)

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SYNOPSIS:

A hole in the Ozone layer turns some rednecks into flesh-eating mutants.

 REVIEW:

If you really think about it (and I know you want to), it’s kind of surprising that with the recent cash-in on everything zombie, we haven’t seen much from the mutant/mutation sub-genre. Really, they’re the same type of movie, a horde of transformed ex-humans on the loose, sometimes changing with little to no warning. While with zombies … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kettensagen Zombies Redux (Chainsaw Zombies) (2010)

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REVIEW:

Okay, so apparently, back in 1999, Andreas Pape (a regular in Timo Rose films) and Oliver Kellisch (an actor almost exclusively in Timo Rose films) got together and made a short (28 minutes long) German splatter movie about a zombie with a chainsaw called Kettensagen Zombies (or Chainsaw Zombies). For whatever reason, in 2010 the same two directors got together, along with their 1999 short, and re-cut, re-edited, and re-packaged the same … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Wizard of Gore (1970)

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SYNOPSIS:

A TV talk-show hostess and her boyfriend investigate a shady magician whom has the ability to hypnotize and control the thoughts of people in order to stage gory on-stage illusions using his powers of mind bending.

 REVIEW:

Let me paint a picture for you: in the room I do my writing work, I try and keep both my sources of reference and inspiration near at hand. Shelves on horror movies … Continue reading

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Film Review: Nekromantik (1988)

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Nekromantik is about a middle aged man called Robert Schmadtke who works at a Street Cleaning Agency, that is his job is to take care of the remains of dead bodies in accidents etc. He has a hobby of collecting body parts and conserving them in booze. One day he gets to take care of a rotting corpse. Instead getting the corpse buried, he takes it home to his girlfriend and the fun … Continue reading

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Film Review: Calvaire (aka The Ordeal) (2004)

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In this brutal, bloody shocker that’s invited comparison to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Straw Dogs, struggling singer Marc Stevens (Laurent Lucas) is working the wedding circuit in Belgium when his car breaks down in the sticks. He’s taken in by a kindly innkeeper (Jackie Berroyer) who, at first, seems eager to please but later reveals himself to be a psychopath. Fabrice du Welz directs this haunting thriller with a tinge of dark … Continue reading

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Film Review: Frontier(s) (2007)

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SYNOPSIS:

A gang of young thieves flee Paris during the violent aftermath of a political election, only to hole up at an Inn run by neo-Nazis.

REVIEW:

The fact that 2007’s Frontier(s) is director Xavier Gens’ first full length movie is impressive, not only in its high quality, but also its far-reaching story that manages to explore so many things but still wrap up in less than two hours (he also wrote the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cross Bearer (2012)

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Heather is broke. She has a soul sucking job as a stripper. Her live-in girlfriend Victoria has a baby and a coke problem. Her boss Harry is an abusive maniac. Life cannot get much worse… or so she thought. Determined to get out of this living hell, Heather and her lover, Bunny, plan to rip off Harry, ditch Victoria, and leave town to live out their days on the Greek islands in peaceful … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Candy Snatchers (1973)

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SYNOPSIS:

An abused autistic boy is the sole witness to the kidnapping of a teenage heiress.

REVIEW:

I can’t decide which is more depressing, the fact that I have only just now seen The Candy Snatchers for the very first time, or that this is the only directorial effort by Guerdon Trueblood (aside from an episode of Barnaby Jones — he was primarily a writer, mostly tv shows and movies, but also a little … Continue reading

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Film Review: Help me I am Dead (2013)

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Germany 1939. The farmer Jonathan Friedberg with the Nazis tried to make a pact to see his family again deported. 75 years later. Jennifer is a young psychology student, and is in a wheelchair because she had an accident years ago. She is working on a study for the university and asked about this in a village at random people on the street. She encounters a strange story, which concerns an old, abandoned … Continue reading

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Film Review: Fantom Kiler (1998)

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SYNOPSIS:

Fantasy and reality become blurred as a misogynistic, masked killer ritually stalks and kills beautiful women who he has encountered previously.

REVIEW:

To take a look at the cover art and movie poster of Roman Nowicki’s 1998 release and debut film, Fantom Kiler, one might think it looks more like a porno than a horror movie. One who thought that wouldn’t be too far off. Reminiscent of a late 80’s/early 90’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: Tokyo Gore Police (2008)

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When a crazed scientist called Key Man develops a virus that causes humans to mutate, samurai sword-wielding cop Ruka is called in to annihilate the unnatural creatures. Can Ruka wipe out the mutations and stop Key Man before the virus takes over humanity? Little does Ruka know, though, that the slaying of her father years before means she shares a hidden bond with her nemesis. Yoshihiro Nishimura’s fast-paced gorefest stars … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zombie Babies (2011)

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SYNOPSIS:

A group of expectant mothers, along with their significant others, are invited to a weekend mountain getaway as well as a discounted abortion, known as “Abortathon”, but they get much more than what they planned on when the aborted fetuses rise up as the undead to seek revenge.

REVIEW:

Tired of not having a successful way of making money, Burt Flemming (Brian Gunnoe) and his dimwit partner Teddy (Rob Cobb) find out … Continue reading

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