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Film Review: Predestination (2014)

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The life of a time-traveling Temporal Agent. On his final assignment, he must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.

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The Spierig Brothers are back with a science fiction mind bender called Predestination starring Ethan Hawke, previously seen in their epic vampire film Daybreakers. With Sarah (Jessebelle) Snook and Noah (Game of Thrones) Taylor in tow, the directors craft a time travel story that dives feet first into paradoxes, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dracula Untold (2014)

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The prince of Transylvania, Vlad Tepes, must choose between his duty and his people when the Turks demand 1000 of his boys for their army. Facing unbeatable odds, Vlad takes a dark path that will change his life forever.

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Universal is ready to create their own franchise driven cinematic universe targeting the Universal Monsters as a supernatural “Avengers” with Wolf Man, Mummy, Frankenstein and Creature from … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sick: Survive the Night (2012)

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Two years into the outbreak, the remaining people struggle day to day for survival. With the infected more active at night, three people seek shelter in an empty home, but with supplies scarce, they’ll be lucky to make it out alive.

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I can go on and on how tiresome the zombie genre has become over the last decade. Everyone, their brother, and the red-headed stepchild … Continue reading

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Film Review: Everly (2015)

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A woman faces down assassins sent by her ex, a mob boss, while holed up in her apartment.

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Everly, the new film from director Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2 (2007), Knights Of Badassdom (2013)), opens with what I’m assuming is the aftermath of a violent gang rape. It’s here that we’re introduced to the title character as she drags herself, in the nude, to the bathroom. She closes the door behind … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Remaining (2014)

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Friends gather at a wedding, but the celebration is shattered by terrifying apocalyptic events forcing them to examine life, love and faith as they must choose between redemption and survival.

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Director Casey La Scala, along with co-writer Chris Dowling, bring horror to faith-based features in their latest offering, The Remaining. The film tackles the apocalypse after the coming of the rapture, the end of the world from a biblical perspective. While that … Continue reading

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Film Review: Frankenstein vs. The Mummy (2015)

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The mummy of a cursed pharaoh and a reanimated corpse terrorize a medical university. Only an Egyptologist and a college professor, the deranged Dr. Frankenstein, may be able to stop the creatures before it’s too late.

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Over the decades, there have been a few films that tried to punch up tired horror franchises by pitting their villains up against each other. Films like Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman (1943) and Abbott & Costello … Continue reading

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Film Review: Avantgarde (2010)

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High Society darling and world famous fashion designer Donna Sciavelli knows no boundaries when it comes to new ways of extending her own fame through pleasing her spoiled clients with new “groundbreaking shows, ideas and creations” and New York’s high society follows her blindly – not willing or not capable of realizing the true extent of Donna’s self staging frenzy.

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Within the still early career of Marcel Walz, his … Continue reading

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Film Review: Croaked: Monster From Hell (1975)

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When Kelly Morgan was 11 years old he had a terrifying encounter with Rana, a strange half man/half frog monster living in a lake. The creature killed his father and many other people before Kelly destroyed it. Now as a young man he returns to search for the monster’s hidden treasure, and to see if the legendary creature really was killed.

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Film Review: Captifs (2010)

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A group of medical aid workers in Kosovo is kidnapped by a non Slavic gang of organ traffickers.

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Captifs (or as it’s also known, Caged) is yet another example of the new era of suspense and horror films coming from France that has been grabbing attention over the past ten or so years. But whereas movies like Martyrs, Inside, and Frontier(s) have a strong focus on the hardcore gore, Yann … Continue reading

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Film Review: Female Teacher in Rope Hell (1981)

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A high school student called Ranko is attacked by a vagabond on school grounds late one afternoon. Her beloved teacher Sayuri rescues her, only to take her place as the victim. Ranko tries to get help from a piano tuner who is just leaving the school. They eventually find Sayuri and her attacker in a classroom, but the man refuses to go in and save her, saying to do so … Continue reading

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Film Review: American Blackout (2013)

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What if the Doomsday Preppers were right all along? Hacking into urban infrastructures isn’t science fiction anymore – it’s in the news every day. A 90-minute docu-drama, “American Blackout” reveals in gritty detail the impact of what happens when a cyber attack on the United States takes down the power grid. The question is: when the lights go out, what do we do next.

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Film Review: The Boy Next Door (2015)

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A newly divorced woman falls for a younger man who has recently moved in across the street from her, but their torrid affair soon takes a dangerous turn.

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There are bad movies, then there are BAD movies. Rob Cohen’s The Boy Next Door is a miserable failure. The film is destined to elicit roars of laughter where none are intended. It is filled with painful, dreadful dialog, droll acting and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Axe (1977)

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A trio criminals on the run from the law, go about frightening the local townsfolk of a small community, before descending on an inaccessible farm which is home to a young girl named Lisa and her paralyzed grandfather. After being sexually assaulted by two of the gangsters, she retaliates using an axe and a razor blade.

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You can find Frederick R. Friedel’s 1977 film, Axe (originally titled Lisa, Lisa), … Continue reading

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Film Review: Let Me See Your Eyes (short film) (2014)

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It’s ‘every man for himself’ in this post apocalyptic world, where a biological mistake has turned most of the population into animalistic eating machines.

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Film Review: Blue Monkey (1987)

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While working in a greenhouse, a man receives an insect bite after touching an exotic plant. Immediately, he falls ill and is taken to an emergency room where the doctors diagnose him as suffering from an unknown bacteria, and a strange parasite which emerges from his mouth as a large slimy wormlike creature. Soon, there are more cases of bacterial infection, but the more immediate problem for the hospital is the wormlike … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Meateater (1979)

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Mitford Webster is living an unfulfilling life as a traveling shoe salesman, when he receives news that he has successfully purchased a run down movie theater named The Crest in another town. Ecstatic about his new purchase, Mitford uproots his family so that he can re-open The Crest. His dream is quickly shattered when it is discovered that there is a psychopathic man living inside of the theater.

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“Meateater” is not … Continue reading

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Film Review: Roseville (2013)

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The events surrounding the unsolved police case in which guests of a mountain hut come face to face with terror, when the mysterious force that stalks them in the dark, violently knocks on the door of their consciousness.

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Film Review: Alice (1988)

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A surrealistic revision of Alice in Wonderland.

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“You must…close your eyes…otherwise…you won’t see anything.”

Czech filmmaker, Jan Svankmajer, has led an illustrious career with his surrealist films, many of which are told from the perspective of a child. He has influenced filmmakers young and old, from Terry Gilliam to the Brothers Quay with a celebrated catalog of feature and short films such as Dimensions of Dialogue, Faust, Little Orik, and Conspirators of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Eyes of Fire (1983)

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A group of western pioneers wander into uncharted territory and set up camp for the night, unaware of the ghastly secrets that live in the trees. There’s a mysterious little girl whom knows the sinister world of the forest and horrible fate that settlers receive if they venture into the woods alone. But she if from another time. Closer to the spirits, the mysterious girl whom knows the secrets in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)

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A documentary on DIY producer/director Roger Corman and his alternative approach to making movies in Hollywood.

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If your a fan of cinema, horror, and quirky B-grade films, then the name “Roger Corman” should be plenty familiar. His credits deem quite impressive with 100’s of films to his directing name. You would think that life is one continual production and film set for the man who’s cost effective prolific nature seems without end. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Atticus Institute (2015)

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In the fall of 1976, a small psychology lab in Pennsylvania became the unwitting home to the only government-confirmed case of possession. The U.S. military assumed control of the lab under orders of national security and, soon after, implemented measures aimed at weaponizing the entity. The details of the inexplicable events that occurred are being made public after remaining classified for nearly forty years.

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The word mockumentary is usually heard in conjunction … Continue reading

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