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Film Review: The Burnt House (2009)

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The Burnt House is the story of Megan and Joe, a couple who have recently experienced the death their infant son to SIDS. The tragedy has spawned a rift between the two and driven Megan into a secret affair. After Joe loses his mother to a heart attack the couple moves out to Joe’s rural childhood home seeking a fresh start. Once in the isolated home strange things begin to occur and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cam2Cam (2014)

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An American tourist in Bangkok encounters a mysterious group of web performers harboring a terrible secret

REVIEW:

It’s hard to talk about Cam2Cam without feeling like you’re talking about a product of work that’s really two distinct short films, with a smattering of shared actors and have been stitched together by Director Joel Soisson (Piranha 3DD). And there’s good reason for this as our opening kill – the kind of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Pretty Dead (2013)

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After killing and cannibalizing several men and being found unfit for trial, Regina Stevens desperately tried to convince her psychiatric caregivers that she wasn’t mentally ill, but was in fact slowly becoming a real life zombie.

REVIEW:

If Shaun of the Dead was the world’s first Zom-Rom-Com, then allow me to introduce you to Pretty Dead, the world’s first Zom-Rom-Dram.

Regina (Carly Oates) is madly in love with her boyfriend Ryan … Continue reading

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Film Review: Grace the Possession (2014)

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As Grace heads off to college and experiences a lifestyle far different than the one she had brought up under her grandmother’s strict hand, she begins a traumatic downward spiral that threatens her sanity. The more she explores the true nature of her nightmares and black outs, the more it becomes clear that an outside, supernatural force is responsible.

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Grace the Possession is a remarkable, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Exists (2014)

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A group of friends who venture into the remote Texas woods for a party weekend find themselves stalked by Bigfoot.

REVIEW:

If you were ever wondering when the time might arrive that actually uses Big Foot as a main horror element AND succeeds in being a kick ass horror film, then that time has come. “Exists” is a 2014 horror film directed by Eduardo Sánchez (Blair witch, Altered) that dares … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ozone! Attack of the Redneck Mutants (1986)

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A hole in the Ozone layer turns some rednecks into flesh-eating mutants.

 REVIEW:

If you really think about it (and I know you want to), it’s kind of surprising that with the recent cash-in on everything zombie, we haven’t seen much from the mutant/mutation sub-genre. Really, they’re the same type of movie, a horde of transformed ex-humans on the loose, sometimes changing with little to no warning. While with zombies … Continue reading

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Film Review: Primer (2004)

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“At night and on weekends, four men in a suburban garage have built a cottage industry of error-checking devices. But they know that there is something more. There is some idea, some mechanism, some accidental side effect that is standing between them and a pure leap of innovation. And so, through trial and error they are building the device that is missing most. However, two of these men find the device and … Continue reading

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Film Review: See No Evil 2 (2014)

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A group of friends pays a late-night visit to the city morgue to surprise Amy (Harris) on her birthday. But the surprise is on them when the one-eyed corpse of brutal psychopath Jacob Goodnight (Jacobs) unexpectedly rises from a cold sub-basement slab. Their wild party quickly turns into a terrifying slay-fest as the sadistic mass-murderer resumes his savage rampage complete with hooks, surgical knives and power saws.

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Film Review: Kettensagen Zombies Redux (Chainsaw Zombies) (2010)

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Okay, so apparently, back in 1999, Andreas Pape (a regular in Timo Rose films) and Oliver Kellisch (an actor almost exclusively in Timo Rose films) got together and made a short (28 minutes long) German splatter movie about a zombie with a chainsaw called Kettensagen Zombies (or Chainsaw Zombies). For whatever reason, in 2010 the same two directors got together, along with their 1999 short, and re-cut, re-edited, and re-packaged the same … Continue reading

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Film Review: NightBreed – Directors Cut (1990)

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Aaron (Craig Sheffer) is haunted by nightmares of Midian, a mythical underground of monsters. But his therapy involves a serial-killing psychiatrist (David Cronenberg) who pins his own crimes on his patient. When Aaron dies as a result of his doctor’s deception, he enters the underworld and joins the Nightbreed — and then leads the species in a revolution. Clive Barker directs the film, which is based on his novel Cabal.

REVIEW:

It should … Continue reading

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Film Review: Attack of the Morningside Monster (2014)

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When a body is found in the woods outside the quiet town of Morningside, NJ, Sheriff Tom Haulk and Deputy Klara Austin embark on a desperate race against time to catch the killer, pitting them against friends, enemies and even each other.

REVIEW:

The title alone makes me happy. it sounds like a film that should really stink on ice, which is the kind of film I love.

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Film Review: Sledge (2014)

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Sledge hits you from the beginning with humor and originality. Opening with Assly’s True American Horror television program, the action kicks off instantly with skull crushing deaths from the killer, Adam Lynch. Adam believes he is in a movie and video game that he has created in his head.

REVIEW:

Sledge is, arguably, an interesting movie. Don’t let my words confuse, though: ‘interesting’ doesn’t necessarily mean ‘good’ or ‘bad’. Being totally honest, it … Continue reading

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Film Review: Book of Life (2014)

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Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears.

REVIEW:
Book of Life, a supernatural-tinged animated feature from producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez, is pure imagination on a stick, colorful, inventive, touching and funny. The minds behind this film, written by Gutierrez … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kristy (2014)

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When a college girl who is alone on campus over the Thanksgiving break is targeted by a group of outcasts, she must conquer her deepest fears to outwit them and fight back.

REVIEW:

Randomness helps to breathe terror into horror movies in a way that few other things can. The idea that something could happen to anyone, and a person or people just happen to be in the wrong … Continue reading

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Film Review: 100 Degrees Below Zero (2013)

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As deadly weather settles over Europe, it becomes apparent a new ice age awaits. An American Air Force pilot and his new wife must race across the continent to rescue the pilot’s two children.

REVIEW:

100 DEGREES BELOW ZERO is another Asylum Studios (today’s answer to New World Pictures, but nowhere near as cool) flick. This studio takes blockbuster popcorn movies, re-does them, shamelessly, with a third of the budget, and they end … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Good Marriage (2014)

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After 25 years of a good marriage, what will Darcy do once she discovers her husband’s sinister secret?

REVIEW:

Director: Peter Askin
Writer: Stephen King
Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Joan Allen

Stephen King. We all know him. He’s given us a litany of great tales like Cujo, Creepshow, etc, etc, etc. When I found that A Good Marriage was written by Mr. King, I must admit that I was … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Wizard of Gore (1970)

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A TV talk-show hostess and her boyfriend investigate a shady magician whom has the ability to hypnotize and control the thoughts of people in order to stage gory on-stage illusions using his powers of mind bending.

 REVIEW:

Let me paint a picture for you: in the room I do my writing work, I try and keep both my sources of reference and inspiration near at hand. Shelves on horror movies … Continue reading

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Film Review: Abracadaver! (short film) (2008)

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A demented magician hires a new assistant and might make him disappear, forever.

REVIEW:

A title which is also a play on words. A tagline which includes the words ‘demented magician’ in it. This has all the ingredients to be another fascinating addition to the independent horror scene. However, it was actually rather average and I felt that the ‘weirdness’ angle of it was overplayed too much for my liking. The … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Polish Vampire in Burbank (1985)

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A somewhat reluctant vampire is taken out by his sexpot sister for his first “night out on the town.

REVIEW:

Director and Writer: Mark Pirro
Stars: Mark Pirro, Lori Sutton, Bobbi Dorsch, Eddie Deezen

Comedy-Horrors have a special place in my heart. It is my favourite sub-genre of the Horror (and Comedy) genres. In my eyes there are not enough of these in the world, and while there have been some fantastic … Continue reading

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Film Review: Trakked (2014)

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A Sci-Fi Dark Comedy that follows several characters all interlocked by one another, some unknowingly. And those blindly persuaded by the agenda of a young handsome man who charms his way into the hearts of woman.

REVIEW:

After a chance meeting in a public park, surveillance-specialist April (Pamela Sutch) begins a hesitant relationship with children’s entertainer, Troy (Eric Annunziato). After only a few brief dates, he shows up on her doorstep, claiming … Continue reading

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Film Review: FilmGore (1983)

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A bloody collection of film clips from many of the most violent films ever made. Driller killers, Plasmatic Perverts and Sadistic Slashers are just a few of the disturbed individuals starring in this morbid collage.

REVIEW:

In what feels like a throwback to the video store days, when we judged the VHS tapes almost solely on their covers (and sometimes decided how much we loved the movie without having even … Continue reading

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