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Film Review: Blood of the Beasts (Le Sang des bêtes) (short film) (1949)

SYNOPSIS: An early example of ultra-realism, this movie contrasts the quiet, bucolic life in the outskirts of Paris with the harsh, gory conditions inside the nearby slaughterhouses. Describes the fate of the animals and that of the workers in graphic detail. REVIEW: An older short film from 1949 that has often been noted for its extreme characteristics. Called by its …

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Film Review: Forklift Driver Klaus: The First Day on the Job (short film) (2000)

SYNOPSIS: Short film depicting a fictional educational film about fork lift truck operational safety. The dangers of unsafe operation are presented in gory details. REVIEW: One of the great German short films depicting a mock example of an authentic safety video that one might have to endure during an employment training session. This 10 minute pseudo educational film was designed …

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Film Review: Blood and Sex Nightmare (2008)

SYNOPSIS: Libidinous sexually frustrated jerk Nick convinces his frigid virginal girlfriend Amy to go with him to the remote woodland swingers resort The Pleasure Mountain Adult Retreat. However, the place proves to be the stalking grounds for murderous psycho rapist zombie Felix Gallo, who starts bumping folks off left and right. REVIEW: The full moon is shining brightly behind eerie, …

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Film Review: I Never Left the White Room (2000)

SYNOPSIS Jeffery, a psychiatric patient, has disturbing visions, and his psychiatrist follows him in a hallucinatory sorjourn to hell. REVIEW: Directed by Michael Todd Schneider Starring Michael Todd Schneider, Eric James, Tom Colbert, (aka My Crepitus) Lucifer Valentine meets Fred Vogel in this experimental, shot on video montage, which seems designed to drive its viewers insane. I never saw the …

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Film Review: Alucarda (1977)

SYNOPSIS: A young girl’s arrival at a convent after the death of her parents marks the beginning of a series of events that unleash an evil presence on the girl and her mysterious new friend, an enigmatic figure known as Alucarda. Demonic possession, Satan worship, and vampirism follows REVIEW: Alucarda, la hija de las tinieblas (Alucarda, daughter of darkness) is …

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Film Review: Eaten Alive (1980)

SYNOPSIS: Sheila follows her sister’s last steps before her disappearance. These take her to a New Guinean jungle, where a white man, reverend Jonas, has erected himself as chief of a Purification sect seeking to bring collective suicide to both a cannibal tribe and his American followers. As Sheila goes deeper into the jungle, she will discover that her fate …

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Film Review: Crazy Love (1987)

SYNOPSIS: 1987 was a great year for Charles Bukowski screen adaptations. Barbert Schroeder offered up Barfly, a low-life epic of squalor and drunkenness starring Mickey Rourke and Faye Dunaway. In the same year, Dominique Deruddere presented his debut feature, Crazy Love, a much lesser-known film that stunned the arthouse crowd with its darkly amusing and disturbing edge. But since its …

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Interview: Stephen Biro – President (Unearthed Films)

Stephen Biro is the President of Unearthed Films, the world’s foremost purveyors of DVD extremes. Since its launch in 2001, Unearthed Films has given the Western world such classics as Aftermath, Slaughtered Vomit Dolls, and This Hollow Sacrament. Unearthed Films was the first label to officially release the Guinea Pig series from Japan in pristine transfers with a generous amount …

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Film Review: Animal Soup (2009)

SYNOPSIS: Three groups of hikers embark on a hike across the beautiful countryside, they quickly discover the local inhabitants are anything but friendly. REVIEW: Some films just head out of the gate pure nasty never letting let up. “Animal Soup” is one such film. Directed by David V.G. Davies and a fella who calls himself J.A.K., “Animal Soup” really doesn’t …

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Film Review: Family Saga (Familienradgeber) (2006)

SYNOPSIS: A dark black comedic gory look into splatter legend Olaf Ittenbach’s Family. Absurd extreme violence presented under the ridiculous premise of Olaf’s life. REVIEW: Well it had to be done. Olaf had created a film with his entire immediate family under the microscope of being truly dysfunctional to the point of this dark comedy titled “Family Saga” (aka Familienradgeber). …

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Film Review: Slow Torture Puke Chamber (2010)

SYNOPSIS: Insane, sadistic director Lucifer Valentine completes his Vomit Gore Trilogy with Slow Torture Puke Chamber!, the final chapter in the continuing “adventures” of Angela, the teen runaway who’s been subjected to some of the most graphic and horrifying tortures we’ve ever seen put to video in the first two installments. Again, Valentine uses horrifying tortures, excessive vomiting, excessive bloodletting …

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