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Film Review: 8MM 2 (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: An American diplomat and his fiancée venture into the sordid underworld of sex and pornography in Budapest, Hungary to find out who is blackmailing them with a porno video taken of them with a prostitute. REVIEW: Way back in 1999, a movie called 8mm came out – directed by Joel Schumacher (The Lost Boys), written by Andrew Kevin Walker …

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Film Review: La Isla (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A voodoo priestess sees creatures rising from the grave after performing a blood ritual. Two roommates, one of whom is pregnant, confront the evil and must escape with their lives. REVIEW: A German zombie movie that is in no way original, La Isla opens with a voodoo priestess who is performing a ritual that either summons the dead or allows her …

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Film Review: Rossa Venezia (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: A woman who was jailed for killing her husband after finding him cheating is released and becomes a serial killer, attempting to rid the world of women who bring pain on other women. REVIEW: This… this is just hardcore p**n. There’s literal hardcore p**nography in the first minute of the movie, and it goes on throughout. So that’s relatively …

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Film Review: The Last House on The Left (1972) – Review 2

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SYNOPSIS: In this cult horror favorite from twisted writer-director Wes Craven, a pair of repulsive, sadistic escaped convicts kidnap, rape, torture and murder two teenage girls — but the criminals have picked the wrong teens to victimize. One of the girls’ parents, not content with turning to the law, set out to exact an equally brutal revenge on the vicious …

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Film Review: Ultimo Mondo Cannibale (1977)

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SYNOPSIS An oil prospector escapes from capture by a primitive cannibal tribe in the Philippine rain forest and heads out to locate his missing companion and their plane to return home. REVIEW: You already know Cannibal Holocaust, director Ruggero Deodato’s most (in)famous film to date, but did you know that he actually had a “cannibal trilogy,” Cannibal Holocaust (1980) being …

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Film Review: SWAP.avi (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Shock Value clip that has received a underground reputation – (also per “something awful.com – SWAP.avi is not so much a p*rnographic video as it is a death, final and uncompromising) REVIEW: The file name itself has managed to gain a pretty viral following over the Internet when it comes to sick and disgusting. That ominous name “SWAP.AVI” is …

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Interview: Vince D’Amato

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Vince D’Amato is what you might call a modern day Renaissance man, a jack of all trades, or just a really busy guy who obviously loves film. He’s a writer, a director, a producer, and an editor, he has run two successful independent film production companies, and he helps run film festivals. He’s working on so many different projects right …

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Film Review: Wither (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Ida and Albin travel to a cabin in the Swedish woodlands for a holiday with friends, but something waits for them under the floorboards. REVIEW: Let’s get this out of the way right up front: Wither (aka Vittra) has sometimes been written off as simply the Swedish version of Evil Dead. Sure, there are a few similarities, mostly to …

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Film Review: Baskin (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: A squad of unsuspecting cops goes through a trapdoor to Hell when they stumble upon a Black Mass in an abandoned building. REVIEW: Five cops sit around a small, empty diner. They talk about sports, they talk about gambling, and they crudely joke about sex. In the kitchen, a guy working the grill starts cooking up some red meat. …

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Film Review: Executions (1995)

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SYNOPSIS: A documentary examines the history and scope of all the different types of executions around the world in an attempt to end the “barbaric practice.” REVIEW: Full disclosure: I’m a proponent of the death penalty, at least in general. If that offends you, feel free to stop reading now. That being said, I also am not here to spread …

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Film Review: Skare (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: A woman who runs a meat production business helps a fleeing mental patient escape. He assists in her business, but soon learns that the business is not as clean as it seems. REVIEW: Skare is a low budget British flick that actually got made twice. The director originally filmed it in 2001 on 16mm film, but it got lost in …

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Film Review: Hippocampus M 21th (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A collection of short films about perversion and bizarre sexuality, Hippocampus M 21th pushes the boundaries of fetish and propriety. REVIEW: Have you ever watched Fear Factor and gotten to the really gross challenges and though to yourself, hey, I’d really like to try that completely naked? Yeah, me neither. The ridiculously named Hippocampus M 21th is a series of bizarre vignettes …

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Film Review: Schramm (1993)

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SYNOPSIS: Journey into the twisted mind of a serial killer with this exploration of the true-life German “Lipstick Killer.” Suspected of murdering more than a dozen women, psychopath Lothar Schramm (Florian Koerner von Gustorf) paints the lips of the women he’s killed and rapes them after death. With shocking images of brutal violence, filmmaker Jörg Buttgereit imagines Schramm’s life flashing …

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Film Review: Angst (1983)

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SYNOPSIS: A psychopathic killer is released from prison after a ten-year term. Unable to restrain himself, he immediately sets out on a path of further mutilation and destruction. After botching an attempt at slaying a taxi driver, he escapes on foot into the woods. Discovering a secluded mansion, he breaks in, proceeding to terrorize the family living there. REVIEW:

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