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Film Review: Mercy (2014)

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The story follows two young boys who go with their single mother (O’Connor) to take care of their elderly, senile grandmother named Mercy, only to discover that she’s a witch who made a pact with a dark force many years before.

REVIEW:

There seems to be a never ending supply of Stephen King adaptations in the horror genre. Carrie (1976) and Misery (1990) both inspired by King’s writing are phenomenal horror films which have … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dirty Love (2009)

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SYNOPSIS:

Three tales of sex and violence presented by TORO LOCO, a blood thirsty, perverted killer cowboy seeking and killing people that starred in some exploitation movie. He is showing his victims the movies before torturing and killing them with a cow skull. The first story deals with two inspectors hunting a cannibal serial killer called “The Tiger”. The second is about a ‘not-so-devoted’ husband interested in having a night of perverted sex … Continue reading

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Film Review: Fatal Games (1984)

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SYNOPSIS:

Someone is using a javelin to kill off a group of Olympic hopefuls at the Falcon Academy of Athletics. Will anyone survive to win a gold medal or all they all destined to die?

REVIEW:

Fatal Games was one of those rare 80’s slasher flicks that somehow managed to elude me for years. I always wanted to see it because I thought that it sounded awesome but didn’t get my hands on … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Riverman (2004)

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SYNOPSIS:

Ted Bundy is interviewed in the hope to lead investigators to apprehend the Green River Killer in Seattle

REVIEW:

Based on the book “The Riverman: Ted Bundy and I Hunt for the Green River Killer” written by Robert D Keppel and directed by Bill Eagles, this made for TV movie is based on a true story of how investigators were assisted by Ted Bundy (already in prison) find Gary Ridgway aka The … Continue reading

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Film Review: Godzilla 2000 (1999)

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SYNOPSIS:

Scientists discover an underwater UFO which has invaded Earth to get a hold of Godzilla’s regenerative powers. Godzilla enters into an urban battle against the UFO, and in the midst of it, the ship uses the monster’s regenerative powers to morph into Orga, a brand new beast.

REVIEW:

GODZILLA 2000 happened because Godzilla had been en vogue for over forty years—and still is. It’s one reboot among many . . . THE … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Doctor and the Devils (1985)

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SYNOPSIS:

Grave robbers supply a doctor with bodies to test on.

REVIEW: Considering that it was directed by Freddie Francis, certainly one of the greatest minds of my lifetime, I can’t believe I’ve missed this movie until now! Whenever you hate (or love) a film, writing a review for it is always easy. You can blather on incessantly about how great (or awful) it is and all the many reasons why. Interestingly, this film really … Continue reading

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Film Review: Miss Zombie (2013)

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A wealthy married couple decide to ignore strict laws banning zombies in private homes and takes in a female zombie to groom as their housekeeper. When the zombie arrives, they also receive a note warning against feeding her any type of meat and also a loaded handgun. Meanwhile, the scarred zombie named Sara (Ayaka Komatsu) endures horrors, while longing for something from her past.

REVIEW:

Miss Zombie is … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Den (2013)

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SYNOPSIS:

A young woman studying the habits of webcam chat users from the apparent safety of her apartment witnesses a murder.

REVIEW:

You know what! I love being surprised by a good horror film. A lot of the time you usually hear buzz about a horror, check it out and either be blown away or disappointed. Coming to The Den I was clueless as to what the movie was about but as soon as … Continue reading

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Film Review: Coherence (2013)

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SYNOPSIS:

Strange things begin to happen when a group of friends gather for a dinner party on an evening when a comet is passing overhead.

REVIEW:

Hurray! A sci-fi movie! I love sci-fi films, although I’m always a little afraid of a low budget one. It’s hard to do good science fiction on a small budget without the end product being just laughable.

A group of friends gather for an evening of wine … Continue reading

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Film Review: Summer of Blood (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

Lousy lover and egocentric Eric Sparrow is dumped by his girlfriend after rejecting her marital proposal. After a few failed dates his luck turns when a chance encounter with a vampire turns him into a sex god.

REVIEW:

Ask the average person on the street what an atypical vampire is and they’ll probably go through the usual criteria: Suave; amoral; sexy with a hint of danger and, god help us, they may … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hangar 10 (2014)

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33 years after the infamous Rendlesham Forest UFO incident, three metal detector enthusiasts hunting for Saxon gold in the same region, capture incredible footage of UFO’s whilst filming their expedition. As night falls and with their navigation equipment failing, they find themselves facing a terrifying encounter with an unforgiving alien presence.

REVIEW:

Cinema is a world filled with trends and trendsetters. Every few years, a movie comes along that changes the course … Continue reading

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Film Review: Deliver Us from Evil (2014) – Review 2

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SYNOPSIS:

New York police officer Ralph Sarchie investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rites of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city.

REVIEW:

Director: Scott Derrickson
Writers: Scott Derrickson, Paul Harris Boardman
Stars: Eric Bana, Édgar Ramírez, Olivia Munn

Deliver Us from Evil is a book-turned movie based on the alleged real life accounts of Ralph Sarchie (played by Eric … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Dead and the Damned 2 (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

After the zombie apocalypse decimates most of the world a solider helps out any survivors he runs across as he makes his way to the ocean to spread the ashes of his dead wife and daughter.

 REVIEW:

I never saw The Dead and the Damned but thought that it sounded interesting due to the fact that it was set in the old west (sort of like Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare). The … Continue reading

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Film Review: Riders To The Stars (1954)

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SYNOPSIS:
“In the mid-fifties, American scientists determine that they require metal from meteors if they are to build spacecraft that can withstand the rigors of space travel. To that end they recruit twelve scientists and ask them to undergo a series of tests. The men don’t quite know exactly what they are being tested for but in the end, three are selected to go into space. Their mission is to capture a meteor … Continue reading

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Film Review: Surf Nazis Must Die (1987)

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SYNOPSIS:

In an apocalyptic world, a group of surf punks terrorize the beaches and kill anyone who crosses them, until they kill the grandson of a gun wielding woman.

REVIEW:

Directed by Peter George and starring Gail Neely, Barry Brenner, Dawn Wildsmith, and Michael Sonye, Surf Nazis Must Die tells the story of a gang of surf punks that rule the beaches with an iron fist. Only certain people are allowed to be … Continue reading

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Film Review: Play Hooky (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

Seniors play hooky from high school and get trapped in an abandoned Psychiatric Facility famous for hauntings, witchcraft and demonic possession.

REVIEW:

Stop me if you’ve heard this one.

A group of mildly attractive teens ditches class to drink some booze and smoke a bit of the wacky weed. Their party pad plans fall through, and the remaining option for a locale is the abandoned mental institution on the outskirts of town. … Continue reading

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Film Review: John Wick (2014)

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SYNOPSIS
An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.

REVIEW
John Wick, the latest action film from Keanu (The Matrix) Reeves, is a bizarre mix of Pulp Fiction, Deathwish, Lethal Weapon and Scarface. But not. The film is very similar to a very many action and gangster film that proceeds it; yet, it becomes something very much of its own identity. The film … Continue reading

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Film Review: Speak No Evil (2013)

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SYNOPSIS:

A single mother fights to protect her daughter from demonically possessed children and a town gone mad.

REVIEW:

In a tiny, rural trailer park in Nowhere, Arizona, something is seriously wrong with the children. I mean…SERIOUSLY wrong.

Our story opens with Anna (Gabrielle Stone) and her daughter Joey (Olivia Cavender) packing up and leaving the family home, leaving dear daddy Dale (Mario Guzman) behind. This is usually how an episode of murder … Continue reading

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Film Review: House Of The Living Dead (1974)

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SYNOPSIS:
“A mad scientist (Mark Burns) is conducting hideous occult experiments at the family estate of Brattling Manor, monkeying about with things man was not meant to know, including the transfer and containment of living souls. It’s only a matter of time before he begins to experiment on the souls of human beings – including his own family.” (courtesy IMDB)

REVIEW:
The first graphic novel to feature the famous Hellboy, created by … Continue reading

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Film Review: Don’t Blink (2014) – Review 2

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SYNOPSIS:

A group of friends head to an out of the way resort for a weekend of fun and relaxation. When they get there no one is around and it isn’t long before members of the group start to literally disappear. Will anyone survive and figure out what is going on or all of them destined to vanish into thin air?

REVIEW:

I really enjoyed Don’t Blink and thought that it was one … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dolls (1987)

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SYNOPSIS:

A group of people stop by a mansion during a storm and discover two magical toy makers, and their haunted collection of dolls.

REVIEW:

Stop motion is a dying art form, so any time I can see a great old example of it I get pretty excited. I certainly wasn’t expecting to see it in Dolls, which, let’s be honest, from the premise sounds a little silly. Sure large collections of dolls can … Continue reading

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