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Film Review: The Signal (2014)

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On a road trip, Nic and two friends are drawn to an isolated area by a computer genius. When everything suddenly goes dark, Nic regains consciousness – only to find himself in a waking nightmare.

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The Signal, William Eubank’s second stab at directing, poses two common enemies against each in a war older than time itself: the heart over the mind. As human beings, do we strive more for logic, or … Continue reading

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Film Review: Adverse Effects (2011)

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Daniel is a young man suffering from low self-esteem, who is incapable of defending himself from the abuses of employers and of society in general. He is medicated with antidepressants to make his monotonous life more bearable; however, far from helping him, the medication worsens his condition with hallucinations and psychotic thoughts of vengeance that lead him to a state of total confusion between reality and … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Ouija Resurrection

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A group of unsuspecting theatre goers are trapped, after a ravenous spirit is resurrected and released from a Ouija board.

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I looked this up before I got started. The title I found for it is actually The Ouija Experiment 2:Theater of Death. Apparently this is a sequel to another film. Having not seen the first one, I’m coming into this a bit blind. However, I should point out that the opening credits … Continue reading

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Film Review: Finders Keepers (2014)

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A divorced mother of one is thrown into turmoil when her young daughter becomes obsessed with an evil doll left behind by the previous occupants of their new home.

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The SyFy network has never met a passing genre fad that it didn’t immediately fall in love with and proceed to milk into oblivion. I’m quite certain we’ll be graced with “Sharknado” sequels long after everyone has stopped giving a damn (not … Continue reading

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Film Review: Reclaim (2014)

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A desperate American couple discovers all is not what it seems when they uncover a high-stakes underground scam while traveling abroad. To expose the truth and get back to the U.S., they must risk their lives to save their daughter.

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Over the past year, John Cusack’s career has taken a bizarre turn. Along with doing his big blockbuster dramas, he has begun taking roles in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Poker Night (2014)

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When you become a detective in Warsaw Indiana – you go to Poker Night, where you play against some of the best cops in the business. They tell you stories about their time on the job – their successes and failures. When new Detective Stan Jeter leaves the game, he is caught by a vicious psychopath and locked in a basement. Using the stories he heard at Poker Night, he must match wits … Continue reading

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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.

REVIEW:

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.

REVIEW:

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.

REVIEW:

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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