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Film Review: Dislandia (short film) (2005)


SYNOPSIS: A disturbing observance of Lindsey, a child existing in an indistinguishable time and place, haunted by surrealist visions. REVIEW: Dislandia is a short film (just about 30 minutes long) written and directed by artist Brian M. Viveros. It can be found in the Cult Epics “Cinema of Death” collection alongside short films by Nico B., Bogdan Borkowski, and Olivier ...

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Film Review: Grotesque Fantasies (2003)


SYNOPSIS: A disfigured feature documentary on true independent cinema. Seldom seen, this film was designed to showcase various guerilla filmmakers. Originally created to be released with the original cut of Mordum, it goes into great depth on set and behind the scenes to reveal the truth. Early Bloody Fun Productions films Sorry and The Kranny are featured. Several artists are also ...

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Film Review: Hardgore (1976)


SYNOPSIS: A young nymphomaniac who suffers from hallucinations is put into a rehab centre, but little does she know that the proprietor is the leader of a Satanic cult who indulge in murderous afterhour orgies(!) Well, it’s certainly unique! REVIEW: Directed by Michael Hugo (aka Horrorwhore, aka Sadoasylum) Following up on the “mental illness on film” trend forwarded by Sybil ...

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Film Review: Meat For Satan’s Icebox (2004)


SYNOPSIS: The obscure town of Satan Place harbors a dark and savage secret.  What becomes of runaways and mislead teenagers who have no direction in life?  When they have nowhere else to go, they find their way to Satan’s Slaughter House!   Pretty Cindy Cavateli’s life is in shambles after she witnesses her mother’s death at the hands of savage slaughterhouse ...

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Film Review: Cruel History of Women’s Torture (1976) – CAT III


SYNOPSIS: An anthology film consisting of five different episodes of violation, torture and genital mutilation throughout Japanese history. REVIEW: Cruel History of Women’s Torture, under any of its similar monikers and literal translations of the original Japanese title, treads a similar path to Teruo Ishii’s notorious The Joy of Torture (1968). Both films adopt the portmanteau structure of Japanese horror ...

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Film Review: S&Man (2006)


SYNOPSIS: Exploring the parallels between film making and voyeurism, director J.T. Petty aims his camera at the world of underground horror films, interviewing scream queens and scholars and finding one auteur whose snuff series seems all too convincing. This thought-provoking documentary constantly compels viewers to question whether the grisly images they’re watching are the real deal or elaborate fakes — ...

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Film Review: Header (2006)


SYNOPSIS: HEADER portrays the grueling psychological journey taken by ATF Agent Stewart Cummings. On the surface, Stewart struggles to solve a string of bizarre murders, but in secret, his life falls into a world of corruption that’s impossible to escape. Deceit, rape, and murder spiral out of control triggering a hellish conclusion that defies description. REVIEW: Header, a film with ...

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Film Review: Kurban Bayrami (short film) (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Coming back to the ‘brave’, one can imagine the main problem with the inexistence of a serious Turkish horror film can be traced back to the freedom of speech, influence of Islam and Turkish society codes. “The attraction of horror can be understood in essentially three ways: (1) as the counter phobia or the satisfaction of overcoming objects of ...

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Film Review: Caligula (1979)


SYNOPSIS: Details the graphic and shocking, yet undeniably tragic story of Rome’s most infamous Caesar, Gaius Germanicus Caligula. REVIEW: Today we are going to take a few minutes to discuss Caligula. I’m not talking about the play by Albert Camus, nor (necessarily) the factually accurate account of the madman/emperor of Rome. I’m talking about the legendary movie that we all ...

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Film Review: I Spit on Your Grave 3: Vengeance is Mine (2015)


SYNOPSIS: Jennifer Hills is still tormented by the brutal sexual assault she endured years ago. She’s changed identities and cities, reluctantly joining a support group where she begins to piece together a new life. But when her new friend’s murderer goes free and the tales of serial rapists haunt her, Jennifer will hunt down the men responsible and do what ...

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