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Film Review: Pi (1998)

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“The mathematician Maximillian Cohen is tormented by a severe migraine since he was a kid, and he uses many pills to reduce his painful headaches. He is a lonely man, and his only friend is his former professor Sol Robeson. Max has the following assumptions, which rules his life: (1) Mathematics is the language of nature; (2) Everything around us can be represented and understood from numbers; (3) If you graph the … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Embryo Hunts in Secret (1966)

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The Embryo Hunts In Secret, released in July 1966, is the first film made by Japanese director KĹŤji Wakamatsu independently of any movie studio

REVIEW:

There are folks who can make nasty, sleazy movies, and there are folks who can make artsy movies, but rare is it that you can find a director who can make a movie that falls comfortable into both categories. Enter Japanese director Koji … Continue reading

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Film Review: Monsters: Dark Continent (2014)

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Dark Continent, ten years after the events of Monsters the army drafts new recruits to battle the insurgents in the Middle East along-side with an infestation of alien monsters continuously on the rise.

REVIEW:

Directed by: Tom Green
Starring: Sofia Boutella, Joe Dempsie, Johnny Harris, Kyle Soller, Jesse Nagy, Nicholas Pinnock

Monsters Dark Continent, (although not as positively received) is an apparent sequel to the 2010 film Science Fiction, war film simply … Continue reading

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Film Review: Footsteps (2006)

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A young man called Andrew is forced to endure a bitter encounter with a man known as the Cameraman, who enjoys filming beatings, murders and rapes in an abandoned underpass.

REVIEW:

If I say the name Gareth Evans, you are no doubt immediately thinking about The Raid: Redemption, or maybe The Raid 2, or maybe that segment of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Necrophobia 3D (2014)

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Dante is a tailor who after losing his twin brother to death became phobic which prevents him from being in contact with death. Whenever he is in front of a dead body, he experiences a creepy feeling that makes him lose his mind.

REVIEW:

What a frustrating load of dog bollocks!

I just don’t know where to begin with this film. I really don’t. Necrofobia starts off promising enough with a death and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Camp (2014)

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Kozue and her younger sister are driving through the countryside on the first leg of a camping trip. A minor accident leaves them stranded in the middle of nowhere, out of range of mobile phone service. They are soon found by one of the locals, a polite young man, who escorts them to his home. When four other men show up, the girls realize their savior’s kind offer was too good to … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Man with the Iron Fists 2 (2015)

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When a stranger, Thaddeus, is found badly wounded near the village, miner Li Kung and his wife Ah Ni offer him refuge. As he heals, he becomes entrenched in a conflict that pits the townsfolk against the evil Master Ho, his nefarious Beetle Clan and the terrifying Lord Pi.

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Film Review: Wild Card (2015)

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When a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal skills and a gambling problem gets in trouble with the mob, he has one last play…and it’s all or nothing.

REVIEW

There’s a reason that I end up loving “most” Jason Statham-starred action-films. Statham is a dynamic actor often combining sensitivity with balls out action sequences. Skilled and quite fast, Jason knows how to deliver his scenes in a way tha “at least” during the film … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Last House On Cemetery Lane (2015)

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A screenwriter staying in an old manor house in West Wales discovers that it’s haunted by malevolent spirits.

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Film Review: Voices From the Grave (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

The dead have stories to tell a horror fan seeking the obscure.

REVIEW:

An anthology horror film by Richard Stoudt (Death By VHS) and Laurence Holloway (Nightmare Alley), VOICES FROM THE GRAVE presents three compelling short tales held together with a wrap-around story.

Our story begins in a book shop. The nameless customer (although named in the closing credits, and played by Bobby Shook) engages the shop keeper (Scarlet Fry) in a discussion … Continue reading

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Film Review: Women’s Flesh: My Red Guts (1999)

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After her boyfriend dumps her, a young woman goes into her bathroom and begins to masturbate with a toothbrush. Autoeroticism gradually turns into self-mutilation, and she attempts to eat one of her own fingers. She then asphyxiates herself, and the focus changes to another woman, who also begins to mutilate herself. She starts with a fork, switches to a knife, and before long is stuffing her red guts into her mouth. She kills … Continue reading

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Film Review: Transgression (1994)

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TV reporter Mary Selby wanted to get inside the mind of a serial killer… NOW SHE CAN’T GET OUT!

REVIEW:

According to director Michael P. DiPaolo’s bio, he spent sixteen years recording murder confessions at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office. He goes so far as to say he has “been in the room with more murderers than most police ever will,” and has drawn inspiration from the over 2,000 confessions he has … Continue reading

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Film Review: Venus in Fur (2013)

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An actress attempts to convince a director how she’s perfect for a role in his upcoming production.

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Film Review: Julia (2014)

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A neo-noir revenge thriller centering on Julia Shames, who after suffering a brutal rape, falls prey to an unorthodox form of therapy to restore herself.

REVIEW:

Writer and Director: Matthew A. Brown
Stars: Ashley C. Williams, Tahyna Tozzi, Jack Noseworthy

I’ve never about-faced my feelings toward a film before. I’ve either loved it, hated it or felt indifferent about a film pretty much from the get-go to the end. Julia, a stylishly … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dreadtime Stories (2014)

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A party turns bizarre when a malevolent book makes its way into the hands of the attendees who reveal its tales of monsters, madmen and the supernatural.

REVIEW:

I am just going to come out and say how much I am loving these short stories in a bigger story format that seems to be popular at the moment. They are great for those who find it hard to follow a full length normal … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Burning Dead (2015)

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A sheriff must rescue an estranged family from a mountain during a volcano eruption and fight off a horde of lava-filled zombies brought to life by a curse.

REVIEW:

Director: Rene Perez
Writers: Jason Ancona, Jeff Miller
Stars: Danny Trejo (barely), Thomas Downey, Moniqua Plante, Nicole Cummins, Robert Lyons, Kevin Norman

I love a crap-tastic cheese-fest of a film. When done right (or wrong?), they can be entertaining to watch, even … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dr. Giggles (1992)

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An escaped mental patient who believes that he is a doctor terrorizes a small town, taking out people left and right in a number of fun and cool ways (that usually involve some sort of medical instrument).

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Right off the bat I’m just going to say it. I love Dr. Giggles and think that it is one of the most underappreciated horror films of all time. I was really into it … Continue reading

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Film Review: Long Weekend (1978)

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When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn’t in an accommodating mood.

REVIEW:

Australian cinema has often lumped in unfairly with the state of British cinema. Both countries being incapable of producing anything other than kitchen sink dramas and gritty flicks about gangsters in a spot of bovver. Even films such as Muriel’s Wedding will have a dark subtext somewhere. Hell, Animal Kingdom’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: Nazi Vengeance (aka Backtrack) (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

When four friends go camping on the South Downs, they are quite literally tortured by their past.

REVIEW:

I was initially very skeptical of this film from the get go. I did not hold much hope for it and I was most definitely not overly enthused about watching it, but obviously I did. Unfortunately though my first impression was the right impression.

The film runs around the whole theory of the time … Continue reading

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Film Review: Indemnity Rage Of A Jealous Vampire (short film) (2012)

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A man on the run from his ex-lover, who has sworn to kill him, takes refuge in a rural bar, where he finds an unlikely ally in the local bartender. As the man opens up to the bartender over many rounds, the bartender – who is battling demons of his own – begins to wonder if the man is merely a victim of circumstance… or if he’s hiding a much darker secret.

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Film Review: Massacre Mafia Style (1978)

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Mimi Miceli Jr. is, the son of a Mafia don who was exiled back to Sicily. He wants to get back into the family business and transplant it from New York to Hollywood. After the kidnapping for ransom of a West Coast Mafia boss, Mimi is back in the “life.” With the blessing of the local clan, Mimi attempts to takedown a Hollywood pimp named Superspook, who turns out to no easy mark.

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