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: 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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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.

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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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Film Review: Cadavericon (short film) (2002)

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“Cadavericon” (besides wearing a title that leaves little to the imagination as to what the film is about) is a short black & white piece created as part of Marian Dora’s short film collective for 2002. The piece could easily be mistaken for a documentary film that demonstrates the procedure morticians go thru to prep a body for funeral service.

A recent corpse lays naked upon a table as he is lifted, washed, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Caribbean Sunrise (short film) (2002)

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“Caribbean Sunrise” is a 3 minute short by Marian Dora created in 2002. The piece as a standalone doesn’t offer very much but where it does is in its subtle migration from travel video to death scene.

Opening on a scene of a Caribbean paradise showing sunsets, palm tress, and warm winded ocean scenes one might think that they’ve stumbled upon a travel advertisement. In fact I tend to believe the piece was set up … Continue reading

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Film Review: Provokation (short film) (2002)

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“Provokation” is a 15 minute German short film created by extreme filmmaker Marian Dora. While being one of his earlier shorts, “Provokation” is indeed closer to being a case of “taking things too far” than any type of artistic offering. My viewing of this hard to watch short ended mostly on the question of “why” rather than being impressed on any creative level. The listing for the movie was also absent of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Visions of Ecstasy (short film) (1989)

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Visions of Ecstasy created by director/writer Nigel Wingrove has some history behind it.

The film itself, if stepping outside of the controversial tones, sort of reminded me of those late night Showtime erotica shorts. The piece is simply a category “nunploitation” film, but where it pushed the envelope lies within the blasphemous elements of the piece.

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Film Review: Thanatomorphose (2012)

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Thanatomorphose is an hellenic word meaning the visible signs of an organism’s decomposition caused by death. One day, a young and beautiful girl a wakes up and finds her flesh rotting.

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Film Review: Last House on Dead End Street (1977) – Review 2

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An odd young man (who obviously has a ton of mental problems) decides to get together with a group of his weird friends and make movies in an old abandoned building. What kind of movies? Why snuff films, of course!

REVIEW:

Have you ever watched a movie and afterward wonder to yourself What the Hell did I just watch? That is exactly what I did tonight after watching Last House on Dead … Continue reading

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Film Review: Evil Feed (2013)

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A group of young martial artists infiltrate an underground pit fighting ring where the loser is chopped up and served in a Chinese restaurant.

REVIEW:

We have gore, blood, good jams, and boobs in the first two minutes of this fucker. Do I really need to say any more?

oh, I do…ok, then…

You’ve heard all the stories about chinese restaurants, right? No stray animals around them at all…you know where I’m going … Continue reading

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Film Review: Interrogation (Przesluchanie) (1989)

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SYNOPSIS:

Tonia goes out drinking. She wakes up in prison, not having a clue why she’s there. She is tortured to encourage her to confess to a crime she is not aware of.

REVIEW:

Polish director Ryszard Bugajski’s 1989 film, Interrogation (or Przesluchanie), is not so much a horror movie as it is one great big metaphor. It was originally filmed in 1982 (when most of the country was under martial law), but … Continue reading

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Film Review: Brutal Relax (short film) (2010)

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SYNOPSIS:

 Mr Olivares has already recovered, but now he needs a vacation.

REVIEW:

Wow, what a fantastic gory free for all splatterfest. This one snuck under the radar but is accessible now to lovers of extreme cinema. Before getting into review make sure to give this one a look on youtube which now hosts the piece in its entirety. (see below)

Mr Olivares (JosĂ© MarĂ­a Angorrilla) is advised by his doctor to get … Continue reading

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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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The story … Continue reading

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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”.

REVIEW:

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.

REVIEW:

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.

REVIEW:

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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