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Film Review: Almost Mercy (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Jackson and Emily aren’t like the other kids. Two burgeoning sociopaths on the brink of total meltdown. Ticking time bombs seeking revenge. Who will unravel first? REVIEW: Woodhaven Production Company Directed by Tommy DeNucci Writers: Tommy DeNucci, Bernard Dolan Starring: Bill Moseley, Kane Hodder, Danielle Guldin, Jesse, Dufault, Eva Senerchia, Jonah Coppolelli, Tommy Dreamer, David Gere You know those ...

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Film Review: Spring (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A young man in a personal tailspin flees the US to Italy, where he sparks up a romance with a woman harboring a dark, primordial secret. REVIEW: I hate to admit this, but I have to cop to the fact that I’m sort of jaded as far as horror films go. Don’t get me wrong, there are few things ...

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Film Review: Pi (1998)

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SYNOPSIS: “The mathematician Maximillian Cohen is tormented by a severe migraine since he was a kid, and he uses many pills to reduce his painful headaches. He is a lonely man, and his only friend is his former professor Sol Robeson. Max has the following assumptions, which rules his life: (1) Mathematics is the language of nature; (2) Everything around ...

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Film Review: The Embryo Hunts in Secret (1966)

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SYNOPSIS: The Embryo Hunts In Secret, released in July 1966, is the first film made by Japanese director Kōji Wakamatsu independently of any movie studio REVIEW: There are folks who can make nasty, sleazy movies, and there are folks who can make artsy movies, but rare is it that you can find a director who can make a movie that ...

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Film Review: Monsters: Dark Continent (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Dark Continent, ten years after the events of Monsters the army drafts new recruits to battle the insurgents in the Middle East along-side with an infestation of alien monsters continuously on the rise. REVIEW: Directed by: Tom Green Starring: Sofia Boutella, Joe Dempsie, Johnny Harris, Kyle Soller, Jesse Nagy, Nicholas Pinnock Monsters Dark Continent, (although not as positively received) ...

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Film Review: Footsteps (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: A young man called Andrew is forced to endure a bitter encounter with a man known as the Cameraman, who enjoys filming beatings, murders and rapes in an abandoned underpass. REVIEW: If I say the name Gareth Evans, you are no doubt immediately thinking about The Raid: Redemption, or maybe The Raid 2, or maybe that segment of V/H/S ...

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Film Review: Necrophobia 3D (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Dante is a tailor who after losing his twin brother to death became phobic which prevents him from being in contact with death. Whenever he is in front of a dead body, he experiences a creepy feeling that makes him lose his mind. REVIEW: What a frustrating load of dog bollocks! I just don’t know where to begin with ...

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Film Review: Camp (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Kozue and her younger sister are driving through the countryside on the first leg of a camping trip. A minor accident leaves them stranded in the middle of nowhere, out of range of mobile phone service. They are soon found by one of the locals, a polite young man, who escorts them to his home. When four other men ...

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Film Review: The Man with the Iron Fists 2 (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: When a stranger, Thaddeus, is found badly wounded near the village, miner Li Kung and his wife Ah Ni offer him refuge. As he heals, he becomes entrenched in a conflict that pits the townsfolk against the evil Master Ho, his nefarious Beetle Clan and the terrifying Lord Pi. REVIEW:

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Film Review: Wild Card (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: When a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal skills and a gambling problem gets in trouble with the mob, he has one last play…and it’s all or nothing. REVIEW There’s a reason that I end up loving “most” Jason Statham-starred action-films. Statham is a dynamic actor often combining sensitivity with balls out action sequences. Skilled and quite fast, Jason knows ...

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Film Review: The Last House On Cemetery Lane (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: A screenwriter staying in an old manor house in West Wales discovers that it’s haunted by malevolent spirits. REVIEW:

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Film Review: Voices From the Grave (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: The dead have stories to tell a horror fan seeking the obscure. REVIEW: An anthology horror film by Richard Stoudt (Death By VHS) and Laurence Holloway (Nightmare Alley), VOICES FROM THE GRAVE presents three compelling short tales held together with a wrap-around story. Our story begins in a book shop. The nameless customer (although named in the closing credits, ...

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Film Review: Women’s Flesh: My Red Guts (1999)

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SYNOPSIS: After her boyfriend dumps her, a young woman goes into her bathroom and begins to masturbate with a toothbrush. Autoeroticism gradually turns into self-mutilation, and she attempts to eat one of her own fingers. She then asphyxiates herself, and the focus changes to another woman, who also begins to mutilate herself. She starts with a fork, switches to a ...

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Film Review: Transgression (1994)

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SYNOPSIS: TV reporter Mary Selby wanted to get inside the mind of a serial killer… NOW SHE CAN’T GET OUT! REVIEW: According to director Michael P. DiPaolo’s bio, he spent sixteen years recording murder confessions at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office. He goes so far as to say he has “been in the room with more murderers than most police ...

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Film Review: Venus in Fur (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: An actress attempts to convince a director how she’s perfect for a role in his upcoming production.

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Film Review: Julia (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A neo-noir revenge thriller centering on Julia Shames, who after suffering a brutal rape, falls prey to an unorthodox form of therapy to restore herself. REVIEW: Writer and Director: Matthew A. Brown Stars: Ashley C. Williams, Tahyna Tozzi, Jack Noseworthy I’ve never about-faced my feelings toward a film before. I’ve either loved it, hated it or felt indifferent about ...

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Film Review: Dreadtime Stories (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A party turns bizarre when a malevolent book makes its way into the hands of the attendees who reveal its tales of monsters, madmen and the supernatural. REVIEW: I am just going to come out and say how much I am loving these short stories in a bigger story format that seems to be popular at the moment. They ...

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Film Review: The Burning Dead (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: A sheriff must rescue an estranged family from a mountain during a volcano eruption and fight off a horde of lava-filled zombies brought to life by a curse. REVIEW: Director: Rene Perez Writers: Jason Ancona, Jeff Miller Stars: Danny Trejo (barely), Thomas Downey, Moniqua Plante, Nicole Cummins, Robert Lyons, Kevin Norman I love a crap-tastic cheese-fest of a film. ...

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Film Review: Dr. Giggles (1992)

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SYNOPSIS: An escaped mental patient who believes that he is a doctor terrorizes a small town, taking out people left and right in a number of fun and cool ways (that usually involve some sort of medical instrument).  REVIEW: Right off the bat I’m just going to say it. I love Dr. Giggles and think that it is one of ...

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Film Review: Long Weekend (1978)

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SYNOPSIS: When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn’t in an accommodating mood. REVIEW: Australian cinema has often lumped in unfairly with the state of British cinema. Both countries being incapable of producing anything other than kitchen sink dramas and gritty flicks about gangsters in a spot of bovver. Even ...

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Film Review: Nazi Vengeance (aka Backtrack) (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: When four friends go camping on the South Downs, they are quite literally tortured by their past. REVIEW: I was initially very skeptical of this film from the get go. I did not hold much hope for it and I was most definitely not overly enthused about watching it, but obviously I did. Unfortunately though my first impression was ...

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