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

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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: Broken (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: After dating a wonderful man, Hope comes back home, sees her daughter Jennifer and goes to sleep. She wakes-up in the woods with a psychopath, fighting to survive for more than forty days and asking information about her daughter to the stranger. REVIEW: The variety of movies coming out of Dimension Extreme Films really is a mixed bag, isn’t …

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Film Review: S&Man (2006)

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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)

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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: Caligula (1979)

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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)

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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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Film Review: Flowers (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: An abstract, surreal horror film centering around six dead women waking up in the crawl space below their killer’s house. REVIEW: I hear a lot of people complaining that there is no good horror being made anymore, that all the good movies were done in the 1970’s and 80’s and now everything is either a remake of one of …

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Film Review: The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: At a heatsoaked Texas prison, warden Bill Boss and his accountant Dwight Butler are in a predicament. Rising costs and uncontrollable violence has the governor breathing down their necks for immediate improvement. Boss tries castration as a way of taming the inmates, but his first subject proves this method to be ineffective. Butler presses upon him a much more …

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Film Review: Dr. Gore (2009)

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REVIEW: Antoine Pellissier is a French director of a number of independent horror/gore films that you probably have not heard of. This is not to say that his films aren’t good, just that they do not have wide distribution here in the United States – they are, after all, completely DIY independent films. Pellissier basically uses his own money to finance …

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Film Review: Three Extremes (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: A sequel to Three, Three Extremes is based around the common theme of the ‘monster’. In Fruit Chan’s, not for vegetarians, Dumplings, the secret to eternal youth lies out of special dumplings made out of the crushed bones and ground down flesh of aborted foetuses. The monster in Park Chan-wook’s Cut is a deranged fan of a famous director …

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Film Review: Saw IV (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda are dead. Now, upon the news of Detective Kerry’s murder, two seasoned FBI profilers, Agent Strahm and Agent Perez, arrive in the terrified community to assist the veteran Detective Hoffman in sifting through Jigsaw’s latest grisly remains and piecing together the puzzle. However, when SWAT Commander Rigg is abducted and thrust into a game, …

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