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Film Review: Raised by Wolves (2014)

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When a group of friends come across an abandoned house in the barren desert, what follows is a terrifying tale of evil possession causing the friends to slowly turn against each other.

REVIEW:

Raised by Wolves, another entry from the Butcher Brothers – who are neither butchers nor brothers – will feel oddly familiar to anyone who saw this year’s VHS: Viral.

In that patchwork quilt of shaky cam footage there was … Continue reading

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Film Review: Where the Devil Hides (2014)

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A group of young girls start to go missing within a religious town. The older adults fear that an age old prophecy is coming true while the younger girls fear that something else is going on.

REVIEW:

Director: Christian E. Christiansen
Starring: Rufus Sewell, Alycia Debnam Carey, Adelaide Kane, Colm Meaney

Six girls born on the sixth day of the sixth month marks the beginning of an ancient prophecy of one … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sanguivorous (2011)

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A young woman suffering from mysterious physical ailments is horrified to discover that she’s descended from generations of vampires. When she’s with her boyfriend, she struggles to control her peculiar appetite. But it’s in her blood. SANGUIVORIOUS is written and directed by Japanese filmmaker Naoki Yoshimoto and features the renowned avant-garde butoh dancer Ko Murobushi

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Sanguivorous, also known as Kyuketsu in Japan, is an hour long 2011 independent horror film following … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rosenkavalier (1997)

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A secret society operating in the private pediatric clinic for years its disgusting Sexrituale. Now the cold walls of the clinic are seemingly abandoned, but two severely traumatized sisters live there and yearn for revenge. After they find the boat and members of the federal and drive their own game with them. Only the roses in the courtyard reminiscent of the corpses. A Young cop comes to them on the ropes and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Make Them Die Sleazy! (2014)

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A sexy convention nerd (Tobian Thompson) returns to her hotel room and finds herself unwinding to the late night antics of horror host, Mr. Sleaze!

REVIEW:

Make Them Die Sleazy is an hour and half long film of undercooked exploitation shorts that tries in vain to copy films from the start of the American exploitation era.The film itself is not worth intensive discussion as each short is only ten minutes long and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Realm of Souls (2013)

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Last year, a group of filmmakers set out to investigate 13 of the most haunted locations in Georgia in order to gather footage of the supernatural for use in their next horror film. They would never return…

REVIEW:

I literally don’t know where to start with this film. I really don’t. I’m so frustrated and confused after watching Realm of Souls I don’t know how I can even begin this review. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Apocalyptic (2014)

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A local news crew becomes involved with a hidden doomsday cult

REVIEW:

Director: Glenn Triggs
Starring Jane Elizabeth Barry, David Macrae, Geoff Pinfield

Journalist Jodie Black (Jane Elizabeth Barry), and her camera man, Kevin Horner (Geoff Pinfield) hear about the possible existence of a doomsday cult called the Bytherainians, in forests of Australia and decide to investigate and uncover the truth behind their mysterious leader, Michael Godson (David Macrae).

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Film Review: Diabolique (1955)

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The wife of a cruel headmaster and his mistress conspire to kill him, but after the murder is committed, his body disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women.

REVIEW:

“She’ll bury us all. Won’t you, my little ruin?”

Henri-Georges Clouzot’s 1955 film, The Devils, is a pioneering example of early psychological noir cinema told in that claustrophobically paranoiac way often characterized by Alfred Hitchcock (in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Starry Eyes (2013) – Review 2

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Starry Eyes utilizes the same approach genre films from the 1970’s used, where the horror stems from the character and what they are going through and where the horror represents the internal working of a character

REVIEW:

‘Fame, it’s not your brain, it’s just the flame,’ a great philosopher once wrote, ‘That burns your change to keep you insane.’ And that slice of 80s new romantic song writing couldn’t be truer than … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zombie eXs (2012)

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The newest fad in H2O drinks turns a lady’s man’s many ex girlfriends into zombies who have one idea – getting back together with him dead or alive.

REVIEW:

Director: George Smith
Writers: Jean Cohen & George Smith
Stars: Alex Hammel-Shaver, Madison Hart, Scott Keebler

I dig me a good comedy-horror. Love them. Cherish them. To me, there’s nothing more satisfying than kicking back on the couch with some … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lucky Sky Diamond (1990)

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A woman wakes up on a hospital bed, choking and writhing in agony. She quickly realizes that wherever she is, it sure as hell isn’t her local clinic. The place is dark, filthy and full of video cameras – all pointed at her. She seems to be hallucinating, and soon attracts the attention of a doctor and nurse. They try to subdue and comfort her, before preparing to conduct experiments … Continue reading

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Film Review: Field Freak (2014)

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A family moves into a secluded cabin only to be terrorized by a mysterious creature.

REVIEW:

I watched a movie called Field Freak and I don’t know what to write about it. I thought the perfect way to start my review would be to tell everyone reading it that I wasn’t sure what would be coming out of my mind and through my fingers. What you are reading was not … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bates Motel (1987)

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After Norman Bates dies in the lunatic asylum following the events of Psycho he leaves his motel to one of his fellow inmates named Alex. When Alex is released from the asylum he attempts to reopen the motel when all sorts of strange and wacky things start to take place. Is the ghost of Norman’s long-dead mother haunting the place or is there something a lot goofier going on? A pilot for … Continue reading

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Film Review: Die Die Delta Pi (2013)

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In late 1980s, when times were fun, technology was changing, clothes were Rad and girls were Bad; there was one thing that didn’t change, traditions. Delta Pi, a long-lasting sorority institution in the heart of Tampa, Florida, keeps that tradition “alive”…until late 1986 Spring Break when a serial killer was just coming to light.

REVIEW:

Being English, my knowledge of sorority and fraternity culture is gathered through my exposure to the silver … Continue reading

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Film Review: Amerikan Holokaust (2013)

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Two unemployed Vietnam vets spend their time abducting, raping and torturing women, training them to be their slaves until they grow tired and move on to their next victim. One of the men is married; when his wife reveals an erotic fantasy she has about a young woman she knows, they unwisely choose the girl as their next target.

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Amerikan Holokaust chronicles the exploits of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Optica (2013)

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In the southern tier region of Western New York there is a dense wooded area known as “The Hollows”. Regarded as cursed by the Senecas, the region has been the site of strange lights, inexplicable sounds, countless disappearances, and brutal murders. This documentary includes footage found in “The Hollows” at an abandoned camp site. The individual who filmed these images has never been found.

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I remember it was late one night, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Preservation (2014)

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An anesthesiologist (Wrenn Schmidt) must awaken her animal instincts when she, her husband and her brother-in-law become the quarry of unseen hunters who want to turn them all into trophies.

REVIEW:

Self preservation is something we all have inside of us. When we are pushed into a corner we often act in surprising ways in order to protect ourselves. The film ‘Preservation’ (get it?) focuses on a wife and expectant mother being … Continue reading

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Film Review: Naughty, Dirty, Nasty (2014)

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A young beautiful woman (Krystal “Pixie” Adams) slips into an erotic fantasy world of dreams and nightmares guided by a devilish sex demon (Bob Glazier) who shows the woman both pain and pleasure. As the young woman slips deeper and deeper into this provocative realm,she is faced with sexy sirens, graveyard harlots, seductive vampires, wild witches, bondage queens, wicked wardens and bloodthirsty cannibal lesbians. What other thrilling and titillating excitement is waiting … Continue reading

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Film Review: Erebus (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

Erebus is an anthology horror film inspired by the well-documented history of supernatural phenomenon in Rhode Island. Using Block Island’s intimate setting as a backdrop.

REVIEW:

I don’t know about you but I find anthologies to be a fascinating piece of the cinematic landscape. They are basically collections of short films brought together in a nice little package to make for easier viewing. Instead of having to seek out multiple twenty minute … Continue reading

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Film Review: 2 Little Monsters (2012)

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SYNOPSIS:

Based on true events, Carl Withers and James Landers return to society at age eighteen, after having been incarcerated since they were ten for the murder of a small child.

REVIEW:

David Schmoeller, noteworthy director of PUPPET MASTER, TOURIST TRAP, and CRAWLSPACE, returns to tread the same water as HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER, THE SNOWTOWN MURDERS, and FUNNY GAMES. Like those films, 2 LITTLE MONSTERS, based on true events, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys (2014)

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After chomping through the fish population, thousands of starved lampreys begin attacking the citizens of a sleepy lake town, and the community scrambles to stay alive.

REVIEW:

I have made no secret of my love for the films of The Asylum, so if you really hate films like Sharknado, Two Headed Shark Attack, and Supercroc, I should tell you to stop reading right now. Because I love this film more than any thing … Continue reading

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