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Film Review: The Sleeping Room (2014)

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A psychological gothic tale of Victorian revenge.

REVIEW:

In 2013, The Conjuring was released into theaters. It was a movie about a haunted house that captured the attention of the theater-going audiences. They loved the ghostly tale. But that mainstream horror flick is not the only recent movie that was based upon hauntings and ghosts. Many movies are released every year that are about spirits threatening the people living in a place, or … Continue reading

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Film Review: Debug (2014)

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Six young computer hackers sent to work on a derelict space freighter, are forced to match wits with a vengeful artificial intelligence that would kill to be human.

REVIEW:

You know what dates a movie more than anything? A sole narrative centered on computers. Look at them: Hackers, Sneakers, Demon Seed. 15 years on and The Matrix looks every bit like the student’s night down at a rock club in the 90s that … Continue reading

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Film Review: Prince of the Night (aka Nosferatu in Venice) (1988)

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Professor Paris Catalano visits Venice hoping to find the vampire, Nosferatu in the year 1786

REVIEW:

Directed by Augusto Caminito, Mario Caiano,
Starring Klaus Kinski, Christopher Plummer, Donald Pleasance, and Barbara De Rossi

A sequel of sorts to Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979), this movie tells the story of Nosferaut (in lieu of Dracula) going to Venice in what seems to be his attempt to finally find peace in death … Continue reading

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Film Review: Queens of the Ring (2013)

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SYNOPSIS:

A woman-who was recently released from prison-tries to reconnect with her estranged son (who is a huge wrestling fan) by becoming a professional wrestler.

REVIEW:

Review-I’ve loved professional wrestling for the biggest majority of my life, and as a matter of fact I would put it right up there with horror films, comic books, and video games on my list of things that I am really into. There was a point in … Continue reading

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Film Review: American Guinea Pig: Bouquet of Guts and Gore (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

Japan’s darkest secret has become America’s newest nightmare

REVIEW:

If you’re reading this review, you’re no doubt already familiar with the legendary Guinea Pig films from Japan. If not, long story short, they’re a group of hardcore gore films from Japan, made in the 1980’s, definitely not for the squeamish, that pretty set new standards for how disturbing and depraved a horror film can be. The story of Charlie … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Gun for Jennifer (1997)

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SYNOPSIS:

A woman comes to New York City from Ohio to escape an abusive husband and gets entangled with murderous female vigilantes who prey on abusive men.

REVIEW:

A Gun for Jennifer is a different kind of rape revenge movie than what most exploitation fans might expect; it focuses far more on the second part of the equation, the revenge. With most of the films in the subgenre, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Late Phases (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

A blind army veteran moves into a retirement community where people and animals have been mysteriously dying off.

REVIEW:

Director: Adrián García Bogliano
Starring: Nick Damici, Ethan Emby, Lance Guest, Tina Louise

Ambrose (Nick Damici) is a blind Vietnam vet who is moving into a retirement community and already picking out headstones for his own funeral. His son, Will (Ethan Embry) helps him move but seems more in a hurry to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mondo Cannibal (2004)

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SYNOPSIS:

The network where the famous anchorwoman Grace Forsyte works, is collapsing and she would do everything to regain the favour of the audience, therefore she convinces her professional team to go to the Amazon jungle for a sensational scoop about the cannibals

REVIEW:

Combining the sensational brutality of mondo documentaries with the jungle adventures that saturated silver screens during Hollywood’s golden age, the cannibal genre was born. Italian directors flocked to the rainforests throughout … Continue reading

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Film Review: Tales Of Poe (2014)

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A terrifying new anthology film comprised of three stories based on the work of Edgar Allan Poe,

REVIEW:

The stories of Edgar Allan Poe had a towering influence on horror cinema through the years. Indeed, his short story The Gold Bug was turned into a film in 1910, and his stories have influenced generations of filmmakers over the decades since then. Some would say that without Poe, Roger Corman would never had been … Continue reading

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Film Review: Recompence (short film) (2010)

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SYNOPSIS:

A girl wakes up in the middle of the woods with no memory of what has happened prior to that. She is injured and confused when she starts seeing a shape, or figure, that is following her.

REVIEW:

Shot in black and white this 27 minute dialog-less somber haunting piece explores the art of contrast and shadows. Stark whites and deep blacks provide a colder and more focused visual that intentionally draws … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hyenas Blood (short film) (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

We are in 1973. A corrupt cop helps the new born DEA to burn down the poppy fields in Mexico.

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Film Review: Drudge (short film) (2013)

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What was supposed to be a romantic night in for a young couple, quickly turns into a terrifying encounter with Drudge… A new face of horror is born.

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Film Review: Ju-On: White Ghost Black Ghost (2009)

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JU-ON: WHITE GHOST tells the story of senior high school student Arkane whose strong ESP power induces him into seeing Mirai, the tragic ghost of an old school friend. JU-ON: BLACK GHOST tells the chilling story of a young woman called Fukie who discovers that she’s carrying an unborn ‘grudge’, which vengefully curses all those around her

REVIEW:

Ju-On: White Ghost / Black Ghost is a combined release under Well Go USA … Continue reading

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Film Review: Beyond the Door III (The Amok Train) (1989)

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A shy co-ed and her classmates travel to Europe to see a ritual. With a satanist/professor with them, he lures them into deadly traps to become sacrifices to Satan. One co-ed is a virgin, the main key to bring Satan back to life. But can the co-ed lose her virginity before Satan controls the world?

REVIEW:

Italian horror directors seem to have a weird knack of making ‘American’ horror films that are … Continue reading

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Film Review: 36 Saints (2013)

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“Seven” meets “The Da Vinci Code,” when New York Police Headquarters is confronted with the horror of a serial murderer loose on the streets of Manhattan.

REVIEW:

On the tough streets of New York, someone is seemingly killing off the innocent. A priest has his head smashed in on the underground and his church desecrated, and a bright young teen is found crucified not long after. The two cops assigned to the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blood Ransom (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

A young woman fights the monster she’s becoming to save the life of the man she loves.

REVIEW:

Director: Francis dela Torre
Writer: Francis dela Torre
Stars: Anne Curtis, Alexander Dreymon

When I was graciously enveloped into the fold that is the HorrorNews team, I was assigned the honourable role of “crappy film reviewer”. A role I wholeheartedly and happily dove into with pride and gusto. You see, I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Film Review: Knochenwald (2000)

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REVIEW:

If there’s one thing that drives me crazy, it’s when people get down on independent, shot on video movies for not looking enough like Titanic, or not having as good of acting as Twilight, or not being written as well as Battlefield Earth (ask me on a different day, you’re liable to get a whole list of other answers as to what the “one thing” is that drives me crazy). It’s especially unnerving … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Rise of the Black Bat (2012)

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In a City where crime rules supreme, District Attorney Tony Quinn has the scales of justice stacked against him. When a crime boss has Tony blinded by acid, Tony is given the ability to see in the dark like a bat. Tony Quinn takes the guise of the Black Bat to see to it that crime does not pay and that the scales of justice are balanced once more.

REVIEW:

Stop … Continue reading

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Film Review: Fantasm (2013)

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SYNOPSIS:

At 15 years old, Kyle Kuchta went to his first horror convention. Years later, he visits multiple cons to understand why these gatherings are so important to horror fans, vendors and celebrity guests.

REVIEW:

All documentaries have a purpose, whether it be exposing human rights atrocities, discussing gun laws or showing famous cyclists to be the drug cheats they long denied they were. I’m sure I’m not shattering any long held beliefs … Continue reading

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Film Review: Christmas Cruelty (2013)

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SYNOPSIS:

We follow a serial killer and his victims as they all prepare for Christmas in their own ways. This year it doesn’t matter if you have been naughty or nice, Santa is coming to town no matter what, and he knows where you live.

REVIEW:

I’ll be honest, I’m super impressed that there are so many people who, when they think Christmas, they think horror. Throughout the years, we’ve been given quite the … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Thing on the Doorstep (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

A psychological horror film based on the short story by H.P. Lovecraft. Daniel Upton’s relationship with his friend Edward Derby is abruptly changed after Edward becomes romantically involved with Asenath Waite, a hypnotist with an odd reputation. As Edward’s behavior becomes more erratic and events unexplainable, Daniel investigates. Is it madness…or something far more terrifying?

REVIEW:

Originally published in the January 1937 issue of Weird Tales, “The Thing on the … Continue reading

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