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Film Review: Don’t Blink (2014)

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Ten people arrive at a secluded mountain resort to find it completely deserted. With no gas for the return trip, the visitors are forced to stay and investigate the mystery surrounding the abandoned lodge.

REVIEW:

First time writer/director, Travis Oates, hits one out of the park with his debut feature, Don’t Blink. A deceptively simple story about a group of ten friends who get together for a weekend getaway at a mountain … Continue reading

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Film Review: Fiend Without A Face (1958)

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“An American military base in Canada is developing a missile control system based on nuclear energy and is facing problems with the people from the nearby town. When four locals including the Mayor are killed, Major Jeff Cummings (Marshall Thompson) is put in charge of the investigation. When the coroner examines the one of the corpses, he finds that the brain and spinal chord were sucked out and Major Cummings defines the … Continue reading

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Fim Review: Lucid (short film) (2015)

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Karen’s nightmares pick up exactly where they left off every single night and it’s affecting her new marriage to Sam. She wants to finally get control her dreams – but she’s not the one creating them.

REVIEW:

Overall, the general themes explored by Lucid are interesting and unusual; however, I’m not sure if it was executed as well as it could have been. The build up was really powerful and I was … Continue reading

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Fim Review: Wasted Night (short film) (2014)

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This is another great little film by the talented young director, Joseph Catté. I had the honour of reviewing another one of his (‘Like A Doll’) earlier on this year and his follow up certainly does not disappoint. He uses the same light-hearted approach to make Wasted Night, in which he manages to get the balance of being quirky and sinister just right – something which isn’t easy to achieve. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Devil Incarnate (2013)

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A young couple is excited once they find out that they are having their first baby. Too bad the baby is pure evil.

REVIEW:

The Devil Incarnate is a strange little movie and I’m not sure if the people behind it knew exactly what they wanted to do with it. It’s a half-assed found footage film at times (and sometimes it isn’t) that desperately wants to be as good as Rosemary’s Baby … Continue reading

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Film Review: Leprechaun: Origins (2014)

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Two young couples backpacking through Ireland discover that one of Ireland’s most famous legends is a terrifying reality.

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Over the past decade and a half, numerous attempts have been made to help wrestling stars break into mainstream television and film. Many of these attempts have led to wrestling stars have remaining relatively unknown. Their legacy has been confined to direct-to-video projects produced by the WWE. Few have been successful beyond that. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Housebound (2014)

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Kylie Bucknell is forced to return to the house she grew up in when the court places her on home detention. Her punishment is made all the more unbearable by the fact she has to live there with her mother Miriam – a good natured blabbermouth who’s convinced that the house is haunted. Kylie dismisses Miriam’s superstitions as nothing more than a distraction from a life occupied by boiled … Continue reading

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Film Review: Tasmanian Devils (2013)

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When a group of thrill-seeking young adults BASE jump into a forbidden portion of the Tasmanian wilderness, they didn’t foresee that one of their group would die in the process

REVIEW:

Ah, SyFy movies. There’s just something about them isn’t there? I think it’s that special, potent blend of high concept, iffy CGI and a lack of skill in actually pulling it all off. With every one of their disaster … Continue reading

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Fim Review: Jersey Shore Massacre (2014)

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A typical weekend down the shore takes a bizarre turn as six girls and five obnoxious fist-pumpers become the unsuspecting targets of a deranged killer.

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There is no denying that reality television is a driving force behind pop culture in the modern era. It has taken over television and become one of the most popular program styles in the ratings. The personalities are big, the ratings are high, and the influence … Continue reading

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Film Review: Tusk (2014)

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When podcaster Wallace Bryton goes missing in the backwoods of Manitoba while interviewing a mysterious seafarer named Howard Howe, his best friend Teddy and girlfriend Allison team with an oddball ex-cop to look for him.

REVIEW:

As I was watching Kevin Smith’s latest film, Tusk, I began to wonder who came onto the Hollywood scene first: Smith or Quentin Tarantino? I had this thought because a lot … Continue reading

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Fim Review: Empress Vampire (2012)

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The revelry of an upscale Halloween party is shattered by gunshots as two armed robbers attempt to fleece the well-to-do patrons of their money and jewels.

REVIEW:

Before I get into my own thoughts about Empress Vampire, I would like to relay a little bit of background information that I have learned about the movie. This information will help to provide a better understanding of why the movie exists as I go … Continue reading

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Film Review: Chastity Bites (2013)

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In the early 1600′s, Countess Elizabeth Bathory slaughtered more than 600 young women, believing if she bathed in the blood of virgins that she would stay young and beautiful forever. Still alive today, she’s found a perfect hunting ground for her ‘botox’ as an abstinence educator in conservative America, and the young ladies of San Griento High are poised to be her next victims. But will her unholy ritual finally be stopped … Continue reading

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Film Review: Worm (2013)

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In a future where we have lost the ability to dream, people have turned to Fantasites, a parasite that induces the user’s wildest fantasies. When socially awkward Charles starts using the miracle product he finally meets the girl of his “dreams.” However, Fantasites come with some disturbing side effects that leave his chances with her squirming away.

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From a short film of the same title, WORM is the story of a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Special ID (2013)

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A cop goes undercover in a ruthless underworld organization to stop a gang leader, only to put himself in great danger after being exposed by his former protégé and best friend.

REVIEW:

Donnie Yen stars as Chan Zi-Long Chen / Arlong in the new martial arts release “Special ID“. Of course bringing to the screen his flair for action, drama and kicking ass, Donnie Yen plays a character gone undercover with the … Continue reading

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PiFan Film Fest, Day 4: Baal’s Flowers, Asmodexia, Whispers Behind the Wall, Housebound

Each year I see at least 36 films at the Pucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, and thankfully only about 2 out of that number are usually clunkers. I don’t enjoy writing negative reviews without discussing some positive aspects, but Baal’s Flowers leaves me with pretty much nothing to recommend.

This Italian production is a loosely woven, slow-paced piece that features writer, director, and editor Leonardo Pepi in the starring role as as unnamed university student … Continue reading

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Film Review: Shock Value (2014)

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Struggling ‘B’ movie Director blackmails a serial killer to be the star of his next film.

REVIEW:

“Shock Value”, A 2014 horror comedy may just be the perfect horror movie fan film of 2014.  Honestly I wasn’t sure what to expect thinking perhaps this may of been one of those over the top visceral films, however things began to lighten up very quickly. In concept, I could easily see half a dozen … Continue reading

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