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Film Review: Hayride 2 (2015)

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A crazed killer known as PITCHFORK returns from the hospital gurney to slay his victims once more.

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Film Review: Angels with Dirty Wings (2009)

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Three jaded women traverse the German countryside on their motorcycles. Michaela and Gabriela are on the verge of welcoming Lucy to their exclusive group, but first she must prove herself to them. They question her attitudes, her past, and her commitment to the ideals of the group. Lucy rises to each challenge, shedding all her inhibitions along the way. She seduces men without the slightest effort, becomes the star attraction … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Cry From Within (2014)

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Overcoming the heartache and tragic loss of a child a family relocates from New York City to the country. The house they’ve chosen soon begins to reveal a most ominous presence. Will the apparition get their new cohabitants to hear their Cry From Within?

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Directed by: Zach Miller, Deborah Twiss
Starring: Eric Roberts, Deborah Twiss, Cathy Moriarty, James McCaffrey, Sydney McCann, Matthew McCann

A special commendation should … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Bay of Blood (Twitch of the Death Nerve) (1971)

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The wealthy Countess Federica (Isa Miranda) is brutally murdered and the
crime is made to look like a suicide. Someone has conspired to take control of her beautiful bayside estate and turn it into a resort to reap the monetary benefits. Little do the conspirators know that death is stalking them. Their greed is soon rewarded with absolute carnage. Brutal death awaits all who threaten the integrity of the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Huff (2013)

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When a mother realizes her sleaze bag, bible thumping husband has been abusing her daughters she goes to extremes to ensure their safety. On the run the three girls must manage to stay one step ahead of their maniacal step father, Huff will revenge in his eyes.

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Film Review: Late Night Double Feature (2014) – Review 2

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A double bill of 1950s-style B-movie shorts from writer/director Christopher R. Mihm, the king of “new old, good bad” movies.

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Where to begin! This one kind of left me a bit speechless and asking myself what the hell did I just watch! Seriously, everything about it is very ‘different’ to anything else I have seen recently. This actually turned out to be a good thing! I will be honest, I was not … Continue reading

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Film Review: It Follows (2014)

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After a young girl gets involved in a sexual confrontation, she is followed by an unknown force.

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It’s become something of a regular occurrence for those of us who watch horror films. Every so often, there’s a new one that has the critics falling down over themselves to declare it the scariest new film in decades, or the scariest film since The Exorcist (that one gets batted around a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Necrophagia: Through Eyes of the Dead (2000)

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Through Eyes of the Dead is American extreme metal band Necrophagia’s first video compilation, first released in 2000. It consists of clips for five original songs, interspersed with brief snippets of interview footage. Most of these songs are taken from the 1998 album “Holocausto de la Morte”. The clips combine footage of the band performing with scenes from horror films.

 

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Necrophagia are something of an institution in the metal universe. Still … Continue reading

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Film Review: Black Past (1989)

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Thommy and his family move to a new place. In the attic, he finds a box surrounded with chains. He opens it. In the box, he finds a mirror and a diary.

REVIEW:

Olaf Ittenbach is well known by now, not only in his homeland of Germany, but all over the world of horror, as a pioneer of the splatter, gross-out, ultra-gore special effects. His masterful work can be found in not only … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Late Night Double Feature (2014)

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“A double bill of fifties-style B-movie shorts from writer-director Christopher R. Mihm, the king of ‘new old, good bad’ movies! X The Fiend From Beyond Space: On a decades-long mission to Alpha Centauri, the crew of the UESPA spaceship Endeavor are awakened from LD-sleep to find themselves in orbit around a rogue planet. Finding nothing but a seemingly dead alien on the planet’s surface, the Captain decides to bring it aboard for … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Thief Of Bagdad (1924)

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“The thief will steal the gold from your purse; the food from your house; or the magic rope. Whatever he wants, he takes and he has decided to steal from the Caliph – until he sees the Princess. He loses his heart to her and disguises himself as Prince Ahmed – one of four royal suitors for her hand. When she picks him, he is overcome and confesses to his true nature … Continue reading

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Film Review: It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

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“George Bailey has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people of Bedford Falls. He has always longed to travel but never had the opportunity in order to prevent rich skinflint Mister Potter from taking over the entire town. All that prevents him from doing so is George’s modest building and loan company, which was founded by his generous father. But on Christmas Eve, George’s Uncle Billy loses the business’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: Girl Hell (1999)

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Misaki, a kindhearted 17-year-old schoolgirl, leads a lonely and miserable life. Abandoned by her mother, she lives with her invalid sister and abusive father. Unable to defend herself, her sister is sexually abused by their father constantly, but Misaki herself manages to avoid his incestuous attentions. She is unable to relate to her only friend, a fellow student who prostitutes herself daily, but she often brings food to a deranged homeless woman, who … Continue reading

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Film Review: Altar (2014)

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A family of four moves in temporarily to a house on the British moors. They have the intention of renovating it, but, they find, it’s the site of an old ritualistic killing. Naturally, the house is haunted.

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Meg Hamilton (Olivia Williams) restores historic houses. That’s what brings her and her family to the Radcliffe house, a crumbling mansion, isolated in the British moors. Her husband, Alec (Matthew Modine) is a struggling … Continue reading

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Film Review: Escape From New York (1981)

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“The year is 1997. New York City has been turned into a maximum security prison colony, when the American crime rate grows high. New York City is surrounded by a wall and the bridge is mined making sure no convict escapes from New York. Snake Plissken, a one-eyed former soldier turned bank robber arrives at New York after being sentenced to life imprisonment in New York City. Bob Hauk, police … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blood and Carpet (2015)

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In the late 1960s there were no CCTV or crime scene DNA testing, but disposing of a dead body was still bloody murder.

REVIEW:

I love period films, especially when the filmmaker gets it right. It’s difficult to create another era. The more recent the era, the more difficult the task.

BLOOD AND CARPET takes place in the late 1960s. Shot in glorious black and white, the film perfectly captures the whole … Continue reading

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Film Review: Baba Yaga (1973)

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A photographer finds herself falling under the spell of a witch.

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Baba Yaga is the kind of movie you watch at three o’clock in the morning, probably after having watched one or two other films and just trying to keep your eyes open. You know the feeling, you barely remember what you just watched. Even though I viewed it at around 8 pm with a cup of coffee in hand and no … Continue reading

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Film Review: Something Wicked (2014)

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A year after losing her parents in an automobile accident things go from bad to worse for Christine. Not only is she being stalked by a mysterious hooded man but she is also receiving messages from her deceased parents that seem to be trying to warn her about something. Is it all really happening or is it all just in her head?

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I wasn’t too familiar with Something Wicked other than the … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Last Halloween (short film) (2013) Review 2

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Four young trick-or-treaters set out on a door-to-door adventure – making their way from house to house, collecting strange treats as they go – that could very well end up being… the Last Halloween!

REVIEW:

Another short film, this time a tasy little offering from Canada called The Last Halloween. It’s based on a comic book written by Mark Thibodeau, with the screenplay by him and director Mark Roussel.

It is night in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Turks Fruit (1973)

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Sort of a cross between “Love Story” and an earthy Rembrandt painting, this movie stars Rutger Hauer as a gifted Dutch sculptor who has a stormy, erotic, and star-crossed romance with a beautiful young girl. The story follows the arc of their relationship and his interaction with her family. Told in flashback form, initially Hauer is seen as a libertine lothario collector, taking trophies from his sexual conquests and pasting them in a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ken Park (2002)

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SYNOPSIS:

Ken Park is about several Californian skateboarders’ lives and relationships with and without their parents.

REVIEW:

Sex, drugs, and punk rock and roll is the formula to director Larry Clark’s film career. This old pervert got his start in the 1950’s as a photographer, publishing a book, Tulsa, consisting of photographs of his friends shooting speed and heroin. This was back when artistic work documenting drug use was practically unheard of and … Continue reading

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