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Film Review: Caterpillar (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: During the Second Sino-Japanese War, in 1940, Lieutenant Kurokawa returns home as a honored and decorated soldier… but deprived of his arms and legs lost in battle in mainland China. All hopes, from the village men and women to close family members, turn to Shigeko, the Lieutenant’s wife: she must honor the Emperor and the country in setting an …

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

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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: Anabolyzer (2000)

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SYNOPSIS: A gym owner and his lover plot to use anabolic steroids to turn her jilted husband into a murderer. The target? The gym owner’s wife. The only problem is, there’s another serial killer in town who isn’t particularly interested in sharing his territory. REVIEW: Did you see how that movie I described up there sounds interesting? It sounds like …

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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: Zombi Holocaust (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: A series of corpse mutilations in hospitals around New York City prompt an anthropologist and her doctor colleague to investigate. The trail leads them to an Indonesian archipelago, where they rendezvous with Dr Obrero, who works there helping the natives. Not only do they encounter groups of roaming cannibals in their search, but it becomes apparent that the island …

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Film Review: Excess Flesh (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Obsessed with her sexy roommate, Jill violently imprisons Jennifer in their apartment in a twisted attempt to bring them closer together. REVIEW: Excess Flesh is a disturbing, in your face film about two women who live together in Los Angeles. On one hand, you’ve got Jill (Bethany Orr), a shy, somewhat timid, self conscious young woman whose idea of …

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Film Review: Dawn of the Dead (1978)

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SYNOPSIS: Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall. REVIEW: George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead is, simply put, one of the all-time greatest and most influential horror movies of all time. Check out almost …

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Disturbing Movies: What We’re Talking About When We Talk About Extreme Cinema

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These are the movies that you qualify with disclaimers like “This isn’t for everyone” or “Not your typical _____ movie.” They are controversial, they are disturbing, they tend to push the boundaries, not only of cinema but also of good taste. They might shock you, they might upset you, they might even offend you. These are the movies that demand …

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Film Review: Judy (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Bad things happen to bad people. That’s what Ursula, the ring leader of a deranged group of street performers called “The Crows”, always says. For no apparent reason, the gang starts to torment Mary and Judy: a young car driver and her dog. Her only crime was not paying attention to the annoying street performers. For Mary, the curtains …

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Video Nasties: The Darkest Films of Yesterday

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‘Video Nasty‘ was a term coined in Britain around 1982 which applied to certain films distributed on video cassette that were criticised by the media and various religious organisations for their violent content. While cinema violence had been regulated by the British Board of Film Censorship for many years, the lack of regulations for video sales (combined with the claim …

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