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Film Review: Sick The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan Supermasochist (1997)


SYNOPSIS: This documentary chronicles the life and art of Bob Flanagan, who was diagnosed with the disease cystic fibrosis. Director Kirby Dick examines how Flanagan began routinely maiming his own body to deal with and overcome the acute physical pain he felt every day. Flanagan’s self-torturing habits are the basis for his avant-garde live performances, which are featured prominently in …

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Film Review: Sadomaster Locura General (2011)


SYNOPSIS: Mauricio Beccar Varela is now the president of Argentina, this means the triumph of a savage and oppressive capitalism, which reaches unsuspected extremes of torture, but the anarchists always be there to meet them, perhaps using the same methods questionable REVIEW: Picking up right where 2005’s Sadomaster left off, German Magarinos’ 2011 film, Sadomaster Locura General (aka Sadomaster Total …

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Film Review: Daylight’s End (2016)


SYNOPSIS: The world has been ravaged by a horrible disease, and civilization has collapsed leaving only small pockets of innocent survivors, roving gangs, and hard-edged, crusty loners to determine who will rebuild the world – if they even can.   REVIEW: Daylight’s End is a post-apocalyptic film set sometime in the not too distant future, probably sometime after the day after …

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Film Review: Savage (2009)


SYNOPSIS: A blazing fire rips its way through Bear Valley National Park. As the firefighters try to contain it, the animals are being forced out of their habitat including a beast that was better left undiscovered. REVIEW: Director – Jordan Blum Starring – Martin Kove, Tony Becker, Lisa Wilcox, Anna Enger I have to admit I have a soft spot …

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Film Review: Dark Sanity (1982)


SYNOPSIS: When recovering alcoholic Karen and her husband move into a new house she starts seeing visions of the terrible unsolved murder that took place there years earlier. Unfortunately the killer is still walking around free and has decided that since she is close to solving the murder thanks to the visions that Karen must be the next to die. …

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Film Review: Trespass (2011)


SYNOPSIS: As they’re held for ransom, a husband and wife’s predicament grows more dire amid the discovery of betrayal and deception. REVIEW: Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman come together as an extremely well-to-do couple who’s family has just been threatened by a band of thugs intent on robbing them of their riches. Nicolas Cage stars as Kyle Miller, a shrewd …

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Film Review: Dark Mirror (2007)


SYNOPSIS: After moving into a strange old house with her husband and son, Deborah (Lisa Vidal) discovers a mysterious mirror that does more than just cast a reflection. A door to an alternate reality, the mirror awakens a dark side in Deborah that she can’t control. Co-starring David Chisum, Christine Lakin, Joshua Pelegrin and Lupe Ontiveros, this psychological thriller is …

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Film Review: Frat House Massacre (2008)


SYNOPSIS: Set in the late 70s, this gritty and twisted film taps the physical and mental underpinnings of the meaning of the word “brother” in a way reminiscent of the best of late 70s grindhouse and early 80s slashers. REVIEW: Written by: Draven Gonzalez  Directed by: Alex Pucci  Starring: Rane Jameson, Jon Fleming, Niki Rubin, Lisa DiCicco, Chris Prangley  QUICK FIX: In the …

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Film Review: The People vs. George Lucas (2010)


SYNOPSIS: Uses a courtroom debate approach to explore the issues of filmmaking and fanaticism around one of the industry’s most famous franchises and its creator. The innovative film combines filmmaker and celebrity interviews with fan films – submitted via the film’s site – to make this the world’s first digitally democratic feature documentary. REVIEW: If anything is to be said …

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Film Review: Quatermass And The Pit (1968)

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SYNOPSIS: “Workers excavating at an underground station in London uncover the skeletal remains of ancient apes with large skulls. Further digging reveals what is at first believed to be an unexploded German bomb from World War II. Missile expert Colonel Breen is brought in to investigate, accompanied by Professor Bernard Quatermass. When the interior of the ‘missile’ is exposed, a …

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Film Review: Graveyard of The Living Dead (2008)


SYNOPSIS: The scientists of a medical laboratory in Germany, Paul (Alexander Reckert) and his colleague Henry (Lars Rohnstock) are researching on their own risk for a secret project. They try to reactivate the brain waves of a recently died human to collect information about the function of the human brain after its death. They are successful but with fatal results! …

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Film Review: Reptilicus (1961)


SYNOPSIS: After copper miners discover part of the frozen tail of a prehistoric monster in Lapland, scientists inadvertently bring it back to life. REVIEW: The film begins with a group of engineers prospecting for copper in Lapland. There, as they are drilling, they happen upon the frozen remains of an as yet undiscovered prehistoric ‘dinosaur’. (I use the term loosely.) …

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