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Film Review: Der Konig der Kannibalen (Cannibal Messiah) (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: The King of the Cannibals”, aka “Cannibal Messiah”, the second work in feature film length from the house PSYCHO PRODUCTIONS. Content a continuation of the found footage short film “The Last Cannibal REVIEW: Der Konig der Kannibalen (aka King of the Cannibals or Cannibal Messiah) is a slapstick, goofball splatter film written by Master W and co-directed by Master …

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Film Review: Amicus Mortis (short film) (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: A twisted and bloody tale of revenge shown in reverse chronological order. REVIEW: Low budget horror shorts are hard to do well. It’s very difficult to get the necessary plot crammed into such a small time frame, and when you’re trying to make your film jam-packed with gore as well, it’s practically impossible. Amicus Mortis is definitely lacking on the former, …

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Film Review: Legend Of Hell (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: An archaeologist finds a relic that supposedly opens the gates of Hell, and is thrown backwards through time and space to fight to keep it closed. REVIEW: Directed by Olaf Ittenbach, German goremeister extraordinaire, Legend of Hell takes a brief tour through history, giving him ample opportunity (and historical weaponry) to showcase his talents. And showcase he most certainly does. …

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Film Review: The Act of Seeing With One’s Own Eyes (short film) (1971)

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SYNOPSIS: Real autopsy footage highlights this short film from Stan Brakhage. REVIEW: The Act of Seeing With One’s Own Eyes is a literal Greek translation of the word autopsy. Stan Brakhage gives us a view inside a normally closed off room, where coroners dissect bodies to determine cause of death and various pathologists research disease and its possible cures. By giving …

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Film Review: Violent Shit 4 (Karl the Butcher vs Axe) (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: In a war torn post-apocalyptic future, Karl the Butcher faces off against a new ultra-violent serial killer, dubbed Axe REVIEW: If non-stop, over the top blood and violence with a hefty side of raucous humor is your thing, then let me introduce you to horror/splatter director Andreas Schnaas. Since the early 90’s, Schnaas has been one of the top …

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Film Review: Tortura (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Munich – a city full of life – A young woman gets out of the dark dungeon from underground. Her body was covered with wounds and ulcers. Story she told the police seems really incredible. It appears that in the dirty slums, abandoned underground subways, live rogue cannibals, sadists who built there own little world, far away from civilization. …

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Film Review: Bullet Collector (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Bullet Collector follows the traumas of a wide-eyed 14-year-old boy. Recalling the world of Antoine Doinel in François Truffaut’s The 400 Blows, this unsettling, visually brilliant drama updates that classic by giving it a nightmarishly Russian spin. REVIEW: The Russian film, Bullet Collector (aka Sobiratel Pul), is a dark and bleak tale, a kind of anti-coming of age story …

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Film Review: Colecao de Humanos Mortos (short film) (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: Inspired by 70s Horror movies and real crimes, Dead Human Collection is a bloodbath that follows a deranged Serial Killer and his sadistic habits. REVIEW: Colecao de Humanos Mortos (translated from Portuguese, it is Dead Human Collection) is a short film written and directed by Fernando Rick (he also directed Feto Morto as well as a couple documentaries on …

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Film Review: Blood Feast (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: Fuad Ramses and his family have moved from the United States to France, where they run an American diner. Since business is not going too well, Fuad also works night shifts in a museum of ancient Egyptian culture. During these long, lonely nights he is repeatedly drawn to a statue representing the seductive ancient goddess ISHTAR. He becomes more …

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Film Review: The Chekist (1992)

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SYNOPSIS: Srubov is a part of CHEKA, the secret police Lenin established after the Bolshevik Revolution. They arrest, interview for a minute, try in ten seconds, and execute intellectuals, aristocrats, Jews, clergy, and their families. In the building basement, five people at a time are shot as they stand naked facing wooden doors. No one to remember their last words; …

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Film Review: 31 (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of traveling sideshow carnies are kidnapped by a group of killer clowns who want to force them to play a sadistic game. REVIEW: Rob Zombie is back with a vengeance. Disclaimer: I’m actually a big fan of Zombie, both as a performer and as a director. I loved House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, Lords of Salem, and …

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Film Review: Voodoo Curse – Legba’s Rache (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of teenage Goths tries to summon a voodoo god at an ancient graveyard. While being sedated through medicals and high on drugs, they get surrounded and butchered by awaking voodoo zombies. REVIEW: Voodoo Curse – Legba’s Rache is an independently made, low budget, German zombie movie written and directed by Stefan Svahn (he’s unfortunately only made one …

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Film Review: House of Carnage (2006)

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  SYNOPSIS: An ax-wielding cannibal chases two women through the Pennsylvania woods. REVIEW: When Ryan Cavalline’s House of Carnage begins, it’s like a page right out of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre – as the words slowly scroll across the screen (often misspelled and grammatically incorrect, which is kind of inexcusable in the day of spell check and editors), a …

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Film Review: Ma Mere (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: A young man who’s father recently died is taken in by his mother, who introduces him to a hedonistic world of excess and sex. REVIEW: Freud would absolutely love this movie. Pierre’s father has just died, and he is taken in by his mother. He starts the movie as a completely sexually inexperienced young man, which we learn when …

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