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Book Review: Pathogen – Authors E.L. Loraine and Timothy Frasier

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A scientist named Lexy and a group of survivors struggle to stay alive during a zombie outbreak. What caused the outbreak and why doesn’t the government seem to want a cure? Will Lexy and her cohorts discover the answers to these questions before it’s too late?

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I read Timothy Frasier’s book Dark Frequencies a few months ago and absolutely loved it so I was eager to check out some more of his work. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Iron Rose (1975)

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A young couple out for a walk decide to take a stroll through a large cemetery. As darkness begins to fall they realize they can’t find their way out, and soon their fears begin to overtake them.

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This was labeled and promoted as a horror movie but the director has said in interviews he meant for it to be taken as an art house film. I don’t find anything horrific or artful … Continue reading

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Film Review: Damned on Earth (2014)

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The ordinary Hell official Amon is assigned with a strange task by Luzifer: Together with the chaotic, sex-crazed Samsaveel, he is in charge of stopping Belial, Prince of Hell, who’s gone out of control. In order to claim the thrones of Heaven and Hell, he uses a female body as a host, outwits Amon and Samsaveel and kills an angel. With this murder, he sparks a terrible war, because the forces of Heaven … Continue reading

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Film Review: Girly (1970)

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A wealthy, fatherless British clan kidnaps bums and hippies and forces them to participate in an elaborate role-playing game in which they are the perfect family; those who refuse or attempt escape are ritualistically murdered.

REVIEW:

Girly is a bloodless, fully dressed, sober good time (yes it is possible) A group of adults play house like children, taking the roles of the mother, the nanny, the younger brother, and the kid sister. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dysmorphia (2014)

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Struggling siblings discover their dead uncle’s secret stash of lost horror films on videotape. The “tapes” feature demented solicitors, gruesome dares, parental murder, demonic technology, monstrous grapefruit and more. The siblings eagerly watch each of the shocking, bizarre, comedic and bloody horror films, but little do they realize that something very ghoulish and gruesome is about to happen to them.

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There seems to have been a resurgence of horror anthology … Continue reading

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Film Review: Haunting of Cellblock 11 (2014)

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A group of ghost hunters must up their game to compete in the competitive world of paranormal TV shows, leading them to a truly haunted prison with a grisly past that proves to be more than they bargained for.

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Writer and Director: Andrew P. Jones
Stars: Jeffrey Johnson, Linara Washington, Charley Koontz, John Zderko

The haunting sub-genre of horror is over saturated thanks to the slew of films trying … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cannibal Hookers (1987)

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A group of cannibal hookers go around eating everyone around them.

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I have seen a lot of horror movies in my day and I can say that without a doubt Cannibal Hookers is the greatest one of them all. In fact, it may just be the best overall movie in the history of film. Just kidding, it’s actually very bad and probably one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen in my … Continue reading

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Film Review: Goodbye Uncle Tom (1971)

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Two documentary filmmakers go back in time to the pre-Civil War American South, to film the slave trade.

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Goodbye Uncle Tom works as a fake documentary (yet mostly shot as a film) where journalist from the present day go back in time to interview slave owners and show raw footage of the harsh realities of the slave trade and suffrage of the African American people of this time. Made by Italians, shot … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Lazarus Effect (2015)

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A group of medical students discover a way to bring dead patients back to life. After a successful, yet unsanctioned, trial on a newly deceased animal, the team is ready to unveil their breakthrough to the world. When the dean of their university learns of their underground experiments, their project is unexpectedly shut down and their materials confiscated. Frank, Zoe and their team take matters into their own hands, launching a rogue attempt … Continue reading

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Film Review: Pernicious (2014)

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It was supposed to be an adventure of a lifetime as three young girls spend the summer in Thailand. But their adventure quickly becomes a nightmare when the trio unleashes the spirit of a murdered child with only one thing on her mind – revenge.

REVIEW:

Upon finishing my initial viewing of James Cullen Bressack’s new film, Pernicious, I didn’t really have any strong feelings one way or the other. It didn’t grab … Continue reading

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Film Review: Robotrix (1991)

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At an expo showcasing the latest android models from around the world, a fight erupts between the stoic German cyborg and the aggressive American model. Things quickly get out of control, but the situation is defused by the Hong Kong android Eve R27. A visiting oil sheik is very impressed, and invites Eve’s crew to join his team, which is developing a “robot legion”. A crazed Japanese scientist kidnaps the sheik’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: Muzan-E (1999)

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A young female reporter is investigating the disappearance of an adult film actress, Mai Tsurumi, who is rumored to have met her end in a snuff movie. The reporter interviews various people working in the porn trade, including a researcher, director, producer and a couple of actors. She even visits the set of an adult video, witnessing the grotesque workings of a fetish porn production firsthand. Eventually, her crew gets … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Horror Convention Massacre (2007)

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A crazed killer takes out a bunch of unsuspecting victims at a horror film convention.

REVIEW:

love horror conventions and have been to a lot of them over the past 15 years or so. One of my favorites is without a doubt Cinema Wasteland that is held twice a year in Strongsville, Ohio and it just so happens that it is where The Horror Convention Massacre was filmed. I thought that it … Continue reading

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Film Review: Gnome Alone (2015)

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When Zoe inherits the magical protection of a bewitched Gnome, she quickly realizes that he isn’t your garden variety gnome, when he begins eliminating her enemies in extravagant displays of revenge.

REVIEW:

What a wasted opportunity.

You would expect a film about a killer gnome going out exacting revenge for his unsuspecting master to be a grand campy time. Starring that guy (Verne Troyer) from Austin Powers i.e. mini me. Gnome Alone … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Phantom of the Opera (1989)

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A darker version of the classic Gaston Leroux novel. A young soprano becomes the obsession of a horribly disfigured composer who has plans for those oppose himself or the young singer.

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There are certain stories that people enjoy so much that they are retold many, many times in different forms. They may be told in the form of the written word, or the spoken word. They could be performed in movies, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Inside (2012)

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A group of girls are terrorized by violent vagrants before succumbing to a horrific supernatural evil.

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Some nights just don’t go the way you plan them. And some nights go so far wrong, it’s best to forget they ever happened. This is one of those nights. It’s Sian’s 21st birthday, and her friends have planned a low-rent night out by hosting a party for her and their friends in an abandoned warehouse.

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Film Review: Dig Two Graves (2014)

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A girl’s obsession with her brother’s disappearance leads her on a nightmarish journey through a small town’s Gothic landscape where she is faced with a deadly proposition. How far will she go to save the people she loves?

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Making a big impression at the 16th Annual Nevermore Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina in 2105, Dig Two Graves is exquisite and captivating, a haunting and darkly beautiful tale of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Buzzard (2014)

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Paranoia forces small-time scam artist Marty to flee his hometown and hide out in a dangerous Detroit. With nothing but a pocket full of bogus checks, his Power Glove, and a bad temper, the horror metal slacker lashes out.

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With his second feature, Buzzard, director Joel Potrykus takes his audience on a journey of one man’s battle with paranoia with long shots allowing often collaborator Joshua Burge to expose every pore of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Girl House (2014)

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A beautiful young college student needing money for tuition moves into a house that streams content to an X-rated website. One of the “devoted” fans turns psycho after he hears the girls’ true thoughts and feelings about him and invades the house with deadly results.

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Director: Trevor Matthews
Writer: Nick Gordon
Stars: Ali Cobrin, Adam DiMarco and Slaine

Kylie Atkins, played by the homely Ali Corbin, needs … Continue reading

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Film Review: Vampire’s Kiss (1988)

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After an encounter with a neck-biter, a publishing executive thinks that he’s turning into a vampire.

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There have been rumors circulating over the past few years that Nicolas Cage is a vampire. The evidence presented for this case is one photograph from 1870 of a man who looks eerily similar to the movie star. Looking at the picture, it is hard to deny the fact that there is a resemblance between the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Splash Area (2012)

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Halloween night. A night filled with fancy dress costumes, candy, screams and blood. And then there’s the ‘trick-or-treaters’.

REVIEW:

Splash Area is an indie film from the UK. After watching it, I did a bit of research and found some interesting facts about the production that I must mention first –

1) this film was made for 500 British pounds. In American money, that’s less than 800 dollars.

2) This film won two … Continue reading

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