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Film Review: Recompence (short film) (2010)

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SYNOPSIS:

A girl wakes up in the middle of the woods with no memory of what has happened prior to that. She is injured and confused when she starts seeing a shape, or figure, that is following her.

REVIEW:

Shot in black and white this 27 minute dialog-less somber haunting piece explores the art of contrast and shadows. Stark whites and deep blacks provide a colder and more focused visual that intentionally draws … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hyenas Blood (short film) (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

We are in 1973. A corrupt cop helps the new born DEA to burn down the poppy fields in Mexico.

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Film Review: Drudge (short film) (2013)

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What was supposed to be a romantic night in for a young couple, quickly turns into a terrifying encounter with Drudge… A new face of horror is born.

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Film Review: Ju-On: White Ghost Black Ghost (2009)

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JU-ON: WHITE GHOST tells the story of senior high school student Arkane whose strong ESP power induces him into seeing Mirai, the tragic ghost of an old school friend. JU-ON: BLACK GHOST tells the chilling story of a young woman called Fukie who discovers that she’s carrying an unborn ‘grudge’, which vengefully curses all those around her

REVIEW:

Ju-On: White Ghost / Black Ghost is a combined release under Well Go USA … Continue reading

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Film Review: Beyond the Door III (The Amok Train) (1989)

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SYNOPSIS:

A shy co-ed and her classmates travel to Europe to see a ritual. With a satanist/professor with them, he lures them into deadly traps to become sacrifices to Satan. One co-ed is a virgin, the main key to bring Satan back to life. But can the co-ed lose her virginity before Satan controls the world?

REVIEW:

Italian horror directors seem to have a weird knack of making ‘American’ horror films that are … Continue reading

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Film Review: 36 Saints (2013)

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SYNOPSIS:

“Seven” meets “The Da Vinci Code,” when New York Police Headquarters is confronted with the horror of a serial murderer loose on the streets of Manhattan.

REVIEW:

On the tough streets of New York, someone is seemingly killing off the innocent. A priest has his head smashed in on the underground and his church desecrated, and a bright young teen is found crucified not long after. The two cops assigned to the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blood Ransom (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

A young woman fights the monster she’s becoming to save the life of the man she loves.

REVIEW:

Director: Francis dela Torre
Writer: Francis dela Torre
Stars: Anne Curtis, Alexander Dreymon

When I was graciously enveloped into the fold that is the HorrorNews team, I was assigned the honourable role of “crappy film reviewer”. A role I wholeheartedly and happily dove into with pride and gusto. You see, I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Film Review: Knochenwald (2000)

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REVIEW:

If there’s one thing that drives me crazy, it’s when people get down on independent, shot on video movies for not looking enough like Titanic, or not having as good of acting as Twilight, or not being written as well as Battlefield Earth (ask me on a different day, you’re liable to get a whole list of other answers as to what the “one thing” is that drives me crazy). It’s especially unnerving … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Rise of the Black Bat (2012)

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In a City where crime rules supreme, District Attorney Tony Quinn has the scales of justice stacked against him. When a crime boss has Tony blinded by acid, Tony is given the ability to see in the dark like a bat. Tony Quinn takes the guise of the Black Bat to see to it that crime does not pay and that the scales of justice are balanced once more.

REVIEW:

Stop … Continue reading

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Film Review: Fantasm (2013)

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SYNOPSIS:

At 15 years old, Kyle Kuchta went to his first horror convention. Years later, he visits multiple cons to understand why these gatherings are so important to horror fans, vendors and celebrity guests.

REVIEW:

All documentaries have a purpose, whether it be exposing human rights atrocities, discussing gun laws or showing famous cyclists to be the drug cheats they long denied they were. I’m sure I’m not shattering any long held beliefs … Continue reading

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Film Review: Christmas Cruelty (2013)

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SYNOPSIS:

We follow a serial killer and his victims as they all prepare for Christmas in their own ways. This year it doesn’t matter if you have been naughty or nice, Santa is coming to town no matter what, and he knows where you live.

REVIEW:

I’ll be honest, I’m super impressed that there are so many people who, when they think Christmas, they think horror. Throughout the years, we’ve been given quite the … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Thing on the Doorstep (2014)

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A psychological horror film based on the short story by H.P. Lovecraft. Daniel Upton’s relationship with his friend Edward Derby is abruptly changed after Edward becomes romantically involved with Asenath Waite, a hypnotist with an odd reputation. As Edward’s behavior becomes more erratic and events unexplainable, Daniel investigates. Is it madness…or something far more terrifying?

REVIEW:

Originally published in the January 1937 issue of Weird Tales, “The Thing on the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bad Boy Bubby (1993)

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SYNOPSIS:

Bubby has spent thirty years trapped in the same small room, tricked by his mother. One day, he manages to escape, and, deranged and naive in equal measures, his adventure into modern life begins.

REVIEW:

Rolf de Heer’s Bad Boy Bubby is a strange one, indeed. This movie centers around a man named, what else, Bubby (played perfectly by Nicholas Hope in his film debut; he would later go on to star in … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Vortex (2012)

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SYNOPSIS:

After a convoy of American soldiers disappears, a special ops team is deployed to rescue them. They soon encounter an army of gigantic scorpions, spiders and snakes that have come to Earth from another dimension.

REVIEW:

With lines like, “I’m getting sick and tired of these big, bad bugs,” you know this is one major cheese fest! I often use the term ‘B-movie magic’…not as an insult, but just to describe a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lost Time (2014)

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After leaving a doctor visit with the worst news, Valerie Dreyfuss and her sister Melissa come to a stop on a lonely stretch of road. Their car is engulfed by a blinding light….12 hours later Valerie wakes to the horror that her sister is gone, nowhere to be found.

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Film Review: Silent Scream (2005)

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SYNOPSIS:

Set in the deep freeze of a northern Michigan winter, when a group of college students volunteer to assist their psychology professor with his research, their weekend retreat turns into a nightmare.

 REVIEW:

A group of college students have been assisting their professor in his psychology research, and as a reward, he gives them the keys to his ‘retreat’; a cabin in the cold, snowy Michigan woods. The first group arrive … Continue reading

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Film Review: White Rabbit (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

After a tormented youth is bullied in school he begins to have hallucinations and reflections about the rabbit his father forced him to kill on a hunting expedition. Will Harlon be able to cope with the prophetic voices in his head or will he succumb to his inner demons?

REVIEW:

Directed By: Tim McCann
Starring: Britt Robertson, Sam Trammell, Ryan Lee, Nick Krause

From the opening sequence White Rabbit begins with … Continue reading

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Film Review: Evils of the Night (1985)

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SYNOPSIS:

Sex-hungry teens are kidnapped by auto mechanics, who take them to a rural hospital run by aliens who need their blood as the key to their own longevity.

REVIEW:

Evils of the Night is a stereotypical 80’s exploitation film in which two auto repair mechanics are bought off by aliens to capture youthful and sexually active adults so that they can be drained of blood to keep the aliens young and healthy.

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Film Review: Treehouse (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

A teenage boy discovers the perpetrators of several brutal kidnappings in his home town

REVIEW:

I’m going to start out by saying I didn’t hate this film, but as much as I wanted to give it some love I really couldn’t.

Our story begins with the disappearance of a teenage girl named Elizabeth (Dana Melanie) and her little brother. Elizabeth comes home from school to find a trail of muddy footprints leading … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lord of Illusions (1995)

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SYNOPSIS:

During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D’Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult, who are waiting for the resurrection of their leader Nix. 13 years ago, Nix was calmed down by his best trainee Swann. In the meantime Swann is advanced to a popular illusionist like David Copperfield and is married to the charming Dorothea. She hires D’Amour to protect Swann against the evil cult members. A short … Continue reading

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Film Review: Game Over (2009)

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SYNOPSIS:

Tina, a young actress who left the States for Germany-she fell in love, so she left for a man. Two good friends of hers come over to visit Tina for her birthday-but the next 24 hours will be very brutal, as the three are kidnapped by an sadistic maniac. He plays brutal and primitive games with them, and every attempt they make to escape leads them deeper into hell!

 REVIEW:

Timo Rose is … Continue reading

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