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Film Review: Rampo Noir (2005)

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Rampo Noir is an omnibus comprising of four short films based upon stories by Edogawa Rampo, Japan’s foremost proponent of the erotic grotesque or ero-guro genre and founder of the Japan Mystery Writers’ Club: Mars Canal (Kasei no Unga) directed by Suguru Takeuchi, Mirror Hell (Kagami Jigoku)  directed by Akio Jissoji, Caterpillar (Imomushi)   directed by Hisayasu Sato (director of one of the most interesting Japanese horror films, Naked Blood) and Atsushi Kaneko’s Crawling … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Whisperer in Darkness (2011)

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In 1931 H.P. Lovecraft wrote his classic tale of alien horror, “The Whisperer in Darkness”. Lovecraft is now considered one of America’s foremost writers of horror fiction, standing alongside the likes of Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe.

REVIEW:

Bold black and white scenes, no end credits but instead a cast of players, and a bunch of auspicious practical effects, is this a sci-fi movie from the 50’s? Not exactly, it’s only … Continue reading

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Film Review: Alien Abduction (2014)

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A vacationing family encounters an alien threat in this thriller based on the real-life Brown Mountain Lights phenomenon in North Carolina.

REVIEW:

I was in a particularly good mood before I sat down to watch Alien Abduction, another entry in the found footage canon of films that I abhor so mightily. And why was I in a good mood you ask? Because I had watched a film called Afflicted a few days … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blood Harvest (1987)

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In a small town, people are being murdered by having their throats cut.

REVIEW:

Tiny Tim took the world by storm in the late 1960s. He covered a song called Tiptoe Through the Tulips with a ukulele and skyrocketed to popularity. Sadly, it would be his only popular song. The novelty would soon wear off and Tiny Tim would fade away from the pop culture zeitgeist and enter obscurity. In 1987, he re-emerged … Continue reading

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Film Review: Death Do Us Part (2014)

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A group of friends head out to a cabin in the woods for a bachelor/bachelorette party to celebrate the upcoming nuptials of Kennedy and Ryan. Unfortunately an uninvited guest crashes the party and starts killing off members of the wedding party left and right. Is the creepy guy they rented the cabin from responsible for the murders or is it someone a little more familiar?

REVIEW:

I hadn’t heard much about Death … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bloodline: Vengeance From Beyond (2011)

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Deep within the woods, the Surgeon pursues his perverted experimentation with Science and Magick on random people he has kidnapped. His bizarre and maniacal mutilation agenda reaches an apex when he captures a young girl who becomes separated from her twin sister.

REVIEW:

Italian horror—promises a lot, doesn’t it? Well, don’t expect much from Bloodline—at least nothing even slightly approximate to masterpieces like those produced from the twistedly ingenious mind of Dario … Continue reading

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Film Review: Red Scream Ghost Hunt (2007)

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Red Scream Ghost Hunt was an experiment in “organically-built minimalist cinema”. Rather than a script, we had an idea – “group of ghost hunters exploring the dark passages of the Buffalo Central Terminal (BCT)”. We then took a group of actors and non-actors who happened to have a free weekend and who were interested in being able to explore the BCT and play “ghost hunt”. Groups of actors were given … Continue reading

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Film Review: Wolf Creek 2 (2013)

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SYNOPSIS:

The outback once more becomes a place of horror as another unwitting tourist becomes the prey for crazed, serial-killing pig-shooter Mick Taylor.

REVIEW:

Back in 2005, director Greg McLean told us the story of Mick Taylor and his predilection for slaughtering tourists who happened to wander near his home in Wolf Creek. The first film was a taut, nerve wracking exercise in horror that left audiences stunned at its brutality. Here we are … Continue reading

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Film Review: Robo Vampire (1988)

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SYNOPSIS:

Drug dealing gangsters enter into battle with a narcotics task force; both parties have secret weapons.

REVIEW:

You’ve scraped the bottom of the barrel. You’ve scraped, and scraped, and scraped—until you think you can scrape no more. You’ve seen TROLL 2, SINS OF THE FLESHAPOIDS, THEY SAVED HITLER’S BRAIN. You don’t believe it can possibly get any worse. I mean, how could it? How could a movie be more cheap, incoherent, and ludicrous … Continue reading

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Film Review: 13 Sins (2014)

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A cryptic phone call sets off a dangerous game of risks for Elliot, a down-on-his luck salesman. The game promises increasing rewards for completing 13 tasks, each more sinister than the last.

REVIEW:

Since Richard Connell warped the man vs. man plot archetype in his 1924 short story “The Most Dangerous Game,” the thematic device of have-nots being treated as disposable, unwilling entertainment for those who have remains fertile ground for genre artists.  … Continue reading

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Film Review: I, Frankenstein (2014)

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Frankenstein’s creature finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans.

REVIEW:

After being shuffled between two different release dates (& missing both of them) last year, the cinematic powers that be have decided to do what they were really planning to do all along and release I, Frankenstein to theaters in the cinematic graveyard otherwise known as…January. And in doing so they’ve succeeded in making January 2014 one … Continue reading

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Film Review: Scream Park (2012)

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SYNOPSIS:

A failed amusement park owner devises a plan to commit gruesome murders in the park as a publicity stunt to sell tickets.

REVIEW:

The plot, much like this movie, is paper thin.  A bunch of kids work at an amusement park that’s closing down and decide to have an after hour’s party on premises.  Two men show up wandering around suspiciously when the body count starts.

Apparently the park’s owner had the bright … Continue reading

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Film Review: House of Horrors: Gates of Hell (2012)

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An ancient resurrected evil is loose at Western New York’s largest and most terrifying haunted attraction: the House of Horrors. It’s goal- to forever open the gates of Hell on Earth.

REVIEW:

Where do I begin? One word can accurately describe this poorly acted attempt at a clever film—typical. And in this typicality, despite its undeniably amusing moments, it fails to deliver. This is surprising, considering the bulk of the material that … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dead on Appraisal (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

A Realtor must sell a house where every new resident dies under strange circumstances.

REVIEW:

“Dead on Appraisal” has become my all-time favorite, low budget horror movie because of the sheer insanity factor that gets kicked up here.  The plot revolves around real estate dealer John Dante who’s trying to unload a house with a crazy history of murder and weirdness told through a trilogy of far out stories, the first and … Continue reading

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Film Review: In Defence of Traditional Marriage (short film) (2013)

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SYNOPSIS:

This satire of the marriage equality movement is presented with a documentary feel, until an act 2 twist brings in classic horror tropes.

REVIEW:

Marriage is not often a topic for a horror, even a horror short, and so I was most curious about what to expect from this 6-minute piece. I was pleasantly surprised and thought that the juxtaposition of romance and horror worked a treat. Because the lighting … Continue reading

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