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Film Review: Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night 2 (1987)

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Back in the 50’s prom queen Mary Lou Maloney died during the prom after a prank went horribly wrong. Now she’s back and she isn’t happy.

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Even though it doesn’t really have anything to do with the original Prom Night (other than the fact that it takes place at the same high school) I have always been a big fan of Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night 2. As a matter of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lucifer’s Night (2014)

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Seven years ago, a man convinced Lucifer was within him brutally murdered his wife and child. Now, Eric and Hayley move into the same house after years of being left unsold on the market. They think they got a good deal with the house, a bargain in fact. But what they don’t know is that evil still lurks within the house and is awaiting more souls to take.

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Film Review: Automata (2014)

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Jacq Vaucan, an insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation, routinely investigates the case of manipulating a robot. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity.

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Director: Gabe Ibáñez
Writers: Gabe Ibáñez, Igor Legarreta, Javier Sánchez Donate
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Dylan McDermott, Robert Forster

Automata is Spaniard effort set in 2044AD, a time when Earth has been ravaged by solar radiation. Now a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mockingbird (2014)

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A couple are given a camera and a set of instructions which they must follow or else someone will die.

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Upon finding a video camera on his doorstep, father and husband, Tom (Todd Stashwick) begins filming his family, under the impression that the camera is part of an entry to a competition that his wife signed up for. We are then introduced to a lonely college girl, (Alexandra Lydon) who … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (2014)

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If the worst day of your life consisted of accidentally killing your girlfriend with an axe, chain-sawing your own arm off, and watching in horror as your closest friends were devoured by a zombified Nazi battalion, you’d have to assume that things couldn’t get much worse. In Martin’s case, that was only the beginning.

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At the end of Dead Snow, Director Tommy Wirkola left Martin (Co-writer Vegar Hoel) in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ouija (2014)

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A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.

REVIEW:

Universal Pictures team up with Hasbro to bring the board game “Oujia” to cinematic life much like Battleship (2013) but with a far reduced budget and an equal reduction of imagination, passion and effort. The resulting film, Ouija, represents everything that is wrong with modern horror. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Hunted (2013)

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Chasing their dream of landing their own hunting show, two hunters head into the dense, secluded mountains of West Virginia only to realize they are not alone.

REVIEW:

The Hunted is a 2013 film written, directed and starring Josh Stewart in which a hunter and his friend travel into the woods to film a hunting show that is as exciting as it sounds even as things take a turn for the worse.

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Film Review: The Babadook (2014)

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A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

REVIEW:

The buzz around The Babadook should not be taken lightly. This film which screened at Sundance blew me away in its inventive and thrilling style. Director Jennifer Kent with little to no budget has made one of the best….maybe even … Continue reading

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Film Review: Revelation Trail (2013)

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A frontier preacher’s life is destroyed when a gruesome power consumes the land; he now must make the choice to give in to ruin, or find his purpose in the fight against the mysterious undead. Joined by the town lawman (who has entirely different personal demons to confront), the two men learn the extremes they’re willing to go to in order to make it to the next day, as well as the … Continue reading

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Film Review: 1334 (2012)

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1334, a ghost story that reveals the haunting disturbances that began to plague the ones left behind following the completion of PIG (1998) and the death of Rozz Williams, where reality turns into darkness, with the effect upon no return, based on true occurrences.

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Film Review: Raw Force (1982)

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A group of people are stranded on an island full of precious jade. But danger lurks in the form of all kinds of crazy crap that you have to see to believe.

REVIEW:

If you were looking for me back in the early 80’s, then you’d probably find me in Times Square. Throughout the 70’s and well into the 80’s, Times Square was the place to go to if you wanted to … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Red House (2014)

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When Shelby (Kate French) inherits a house from her grandfather she rallies her closest friends to check things out. It doesn’t take long after arriving in the remote home to realize something terribly is awry. Strange noises in the attic and the disappearance of her friends forecloses her dream of settling in. Will she unravel the sinister secret that lurks in the shadows or will she be forever imprisoned within The Red … Continue reading

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Film Review: Motivational Growth (2013)

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Ian Folivor, a depressed and reclusive 30-something, finds himself taking advice from a growth in his bathroom after a failed suicide attempt. The Mold, a smooth talking fungus who was born of the filth collecting in a corner of Ian’s neglected bathroom, works to win Ian’s trust by helping him clean himself up and remodel his lifestyle. With The Mold’s help, Ian attracts the attention of a neighbor he’s been ogling through … Continue reading

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Film Review: Refuge (2013)

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Refuge is a suspense-thriller about a family struggling to survive in the wake of a great catastrophic event.

REVIEW:

The post-apocalyptic worlds that are set up in different movies, television shows, and books are fascinating. They are able to include modern amenities while also creating a dependence upon items that do not require replenishment. Weapons tend to revert to blunt items rather than guns which need ammunition. Travel necessitates vehicles that don’t … Continue reading

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Film Review: P.O.E. Project of Evil (P.O.E. 2) (2012)

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Following up the successful “P.O.E.: Poetry of Eerie”, some of the original filmmakers regrouped for this newest experiment which aims to bring the tales of Edgar Allen Poe to life through the distinct lens of Italian horror with spoken English. While the original film’s focus was the poetic and macabre dimension of the infamous Boston author, this sequel focuses instead on the bloody, violent and disturbing. Stories include ‘The Pit and the Pendulum’, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Extraterrestrial (2014)

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A group of friends on a weekend trip to a cabin in the woods, find themselves terrorized by alien visitors.

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Film Review: The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)

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SYNOPSIS

65 years after a masked serial killer terrorized the small town of Texarkana, the so-called ‘moonlight murders’ begin again. Is it a copycat or something even more sinister? A lonely high school girl, with dark secrets of her own, may be the key to catching him.

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It was nearly 40 years ago when director Charles B. Pierce unleashed The Town That Dreaded Sundown to a unprepared audience. Originally produced … Continue reading

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Film Review: Pig (1998)

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A young man journeys through a desert, where he is kidnapped by a sadistic stranger clad in a pig mask. The stranger proceeds to brutally torture the young man, who then finds himself escaping into his imagination, with fantasy and reality intersecting.

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It was the special bluray edition release by Cult Epics that finally gave me a resource to check out this long hard to find film. The film had been … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012)

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After an author gets so submersed in his research on Victorian serial killers he starts to believe someone is lurking around every corner. A chance meeting with his agent reveals a Hollywood film producer is interested in his work. Will he be able to subdue his paranoid fears or will Jack be rendered paralyzed with A Fantastic Fear of Everything?

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Directed By: Crispian Mills, Chris Hopewell
Starring: Simon Pegg, Clare … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Burnt House (2009)

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The Burnt House is the story of Megan and Joe, a couple who have recently experienced the death their infant son to SIDS. The tragedy has spawned a rift between the two and driven Megan into a secret affair. After Joe loses his mother to a heart attack the couple moves out to Joe’s rural childhood home seeking a fresh start. Once in the isolated home strange things begin to occur and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cam2Cam (2014)

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An American tourist in Bangkok encounters a mysterious group of web performers harboring a terrible secret

REVIEW:

It’s hard to talk about Cam2Cam without feeling like you’re talking about a product of work that’s really two distinct short films, with a smattering of shared actors and have been stitched together by Director Joel Soisson (Piranha 3DD). And there’s good reason for this as our opening kill – the kind of … Continue reading

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