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Film Review: Starry Eyes (2013) – Review 2

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Starry Eyes utilizes the same approach genre films from the 1970’s used, where the horror stems from the character and what they are going through and where the horror represents the internal working of a character

REVIEW:

‘Fame, it’s not your brain, it’s just the flame,’ a great philosopher once wrote, ‘That burns your change to keep you insane.’ And that slice of 80s new romantic song writing couldn’t be truer than … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zombie eXs (2012)

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The newest fad in H2O drinks turns a lady’s man’s many ex girlfriends into zombies who have one idea – getting back together with him dead or alive.

REVIEW:

Director: George Smith
Writers: Jean Cohen & George Smith
Stars: Alex Hammel-Shaver, Madison Hart, Scott Keebler

I dig me a good comedy-horror. Love them. Cherish them. To me, there’s nothing more satisfying than kicking back on the couch with some … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lucky Sky Diamond (1990)

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A woman wakes up on a hospital bed, choking and writhing in agony. She quickly realizes that wherever she is, it sure as hell isn’t her local clinic. The place is dark, filthy and full of video cameras – all pointed at her. She seems to be hallucinating, and soon attracts the attention of a doctor and nurse. They try to subdue and comfort her, before preparing to conduct experiments … Continue reading

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Film Review: Field Freak (2014)

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A family moves into a secluded cabin only to be terrorized by a mysterious creature.

REVIEW:

I watched a movie called Field Freak and I don’t know what to write about it. I thought the perfect way to start my review would be to tell everyone reading it that I wasn’t sure what would be coming out of my mind and through my fingers. What you are reading was not … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bates Motel (1987)

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After Norman Bates dies in the lunatic asylum following the events of Psycho he leaves his motel to one of his fellow inmates named Alex. When Alex is released from the asylum he attempts to reopen the motel when all sorts of strange and wacky things start to take place. Is the ghost of Norman’s long-dead mother haunting the place or is there something a lot goofier going on? A pilot for … Continue reading

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Film Review: Die Die Delta Pi (2013)

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In late 1980s, when times were fun, technology was changing, clothes were Rad and girls were Bad; there was one thing that didn’t change, traditions. Delta Pi, a long-lasting sorority institution in the heart of Tampa, Florida, keeps that tradition “alive”…until late 1986 Spring Break when a serial killer was just coming to light.

REVIEW:

Being English, my knowledge of sorority and fraternity culture is gathered through my exposure to the silver … Continue reading

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Film Review: Amerikan Holokaust (2013)

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Two unemployed Vietnam vets spend their time abducting, raping and torturing women, training them to be their slaves until they grow tired and move on to their next victim. One of the men is married; when his wife reveals an erotic fantasy she has about a young woman she knows, they unwisely choose the girl as their next target.

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Amerikan Holokaust chronicles the exploits of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Optica (2013)

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In the southern tier region of Western New York there is a dense wooded area known as “The Hollows”. Regarded as cursed by the Senecas, the region has been the site of strange lights, inexplicable sounds, countless disappearances, and brutal murders. This documentary includes footage found in “The Hollows” at an abandoned camp site. The individual who filmed these images has never been found.

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I remember it was late one night, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Preservation (2014)

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An anesthesiologist (Wrenn Schmidt) must awaken her animal instincts when she, her husband and her brother-in-law become the quarry of unseen hunters who want to turn them all into trophies.

REVIEW:

Self preservation is something we all have inside of us. When we are pushed into a corner we often act in surprising ways in order to protect ourselves. The film ‘Preservation’ (get it?) focuses on a wife and expectant mother being … Continue reading

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Film Review: Naughty, Dirty, Nasty (2014)

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A young beautiful woman (Krystal “Pixie” Adams) slips into an erotic fantasy world of dreams and nightmares guided by a devilish sex demon (Bob Glazier) who shows the woman both pain and pleasure. As the young woman slips deeper and deeper into this provocative realm,she is faced with sexy sirens, graveyard harlots, seductive vampires, wild witches, bondage queens, wicked wardens and bloodthirsty cannibal lesbians. What other thrilling and titillating excitement is waiting … Continue reading

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Film Review: Erebus (2014)

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Erebus is an anthology horror film inspired by the well-documented history of supernatural phenomenon in Rhode Island. Using Block Island’s intimate setting as a backdrop.

REVIEW:

I don’t know about you but I find anthologies to be a fascinating piece of the cinematic landscape. They are basically collections of short films brought together in a nice little package to make for easier viewing. Instead of having to seek out multiple twenty minute … Continue reading

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Film Review: 2 Little Monsters (2012)

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Based on true events, Carl Withers and James Landers return to society at age eighteen, after having been incarcerated since they were ten for the murder of a small child.

REVIEW:

David Schmoeller, noteworthy director of PUPPET MASTER, TOURIST TRAP, and CRAWLSPACE, returns to tread the same water as HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER, THE SNOWTOWN MURDERS, and FUNNY GAMES. Like those films, 2 LITTLE MONSTERS, based on true events, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys (2014)

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After chomping through the fish population, thousands of starved lampreys begin attacking the citizens of a sleepy lake town, and the community scrambles to stay alive.

REVIEW:

I have made no secret of my love for the films of The Asylum, so if you really hate films like Sharknado, Two Headed Shark Attack, and Supercroc, I should tell you to stop reading right now. Because I love this film more than any thing … Continue reading

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Film Review: Thr33 Days Dead (2014)

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Patrick, Jeff, and Justin go to the lake to fish, and their day is ruined when zombies overtake the city.

REVIEW:

The fact that the term “zomcom” has become common slang in the horror community since it was coined when “Shaun of the Dead” premiered ten years ago is proof positive how much the subgenre has exploded. Though large scale efforts tend to maintain the gravitas of their presented situations, many in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Asylum (2014)

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A veteran hostage negotiator’s next call leads him to an overrun insane asylum. He soon finds that dark forces are pushing the patients to commit atrocities, and he may be the only one that can stop them.

REVIEW:

It always sucks when things don’t turn out the way you hope or envision them. It’s never more true when pertaining to the medium of film. On paper … Continue reading

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Film Review: Feed the Gods (2014)

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When slacker/aspiring filmmaker Will finds the parents of his adopted brother Kris, he sees the opportunity to get some closure for his brother, as well as maybe capture a heartwarming reunion on camera. With Kris’ fiancé Brit in tow, the three of them head out to discover this long-lost family. What they are unprepared for though, is what exactly the cryptic small town has in store for them. Weird locals abound and … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Navigator (2014)

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A family heading toward their holiday destination are encouraged to take a shorter route by their GPS navigational system. During their journey they suddenly find themselves stranded. They are lost in the woods, away from any civilization with no fuel and no way of contacting the outside world. Will they reach their destination?

REVIEW:

Sometimes it’s incredibly difficult to suspend disbelief. Normally it’s not an … Continue reading

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Film Review: Fear Town, USA (2014)

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On St. Blevins Day (the most debauched of regional holidays), four boys looking to lose their virginity, a girl haunted by a dark secret, a lonely teenager, and an escaped mental patient all meet at a party in the woods. They were looking for fun but what they found… was TERROR!

REVIEW:

The Scary Movie franchise has a lot to answer for. Whilst the first two were mildly amusing stabs at horror … Continue reading

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Film Review: Horror House on Highway Five (1985)

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SYNOPSIS:

A van full of college students traveling down a highway is terrorized by a psycho killer in a Richard Nixon mask.

REVIEW:

Ok kids….this is gonna be a bit hard to follow, but let’s see how it goes. We have four college students working on a project for an on-line class. The professor (Phil Ward) conducts the class by video conference. The project the students are working on has to do with urban … Continue reading

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Film Review: Freeway Maniac (1989)

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SYNOPSIS:

An escaped mental patient who is obsessed with an actress stalks a movie set she is working on and kills anyone unlucky enough to get in his way.

REVIEW:

What do you get when you combine the elements of Halloween, Pieces, and Nightmare in a Damaged Brain? This movie. It isn’t nearly as good as any of those films and in reality it is pretty lousy but at the same time it … Continue reading

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Film Review: My Name Is ‘A’ by Anonymous (2012)

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Inspired by true events. A nine year old girl disappears and is later found murdered. The movie exploits the events leading up to the death of the girl, why did it happen? What lies beneath? Was the parenting of the young perpetrators to blame or was it their need to be seen. Are they even an invention of the imagination and not real?

REVIEW:

Sweet jumping butter beans……I don’t know HOW to … Continue reading

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