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Film Review: Genki Genki 18

Rate This Movie REVIEW: We all have our limits when it comes to repulsion and disgust. Some people are hardcore gorefiends who are constantly testing their limits, who relax to the Guinea Pig and August Underground films. Others are repulsed by the blood and gore of something as seemingly tame as Gremlins. And most horror fans fall somewhere in between. …

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Film Review: Angel of Death 2: The Prison Island Massacre (2007)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A hitchhiker is framed for a crime and incarcerated on Prison Island, where she awaits rescue by her father’s hired mercenaries. REVIEW: Another collaboration between director Andreas Bethmann and special effects guru Olaf Ittenbach, Angel of Death 2: The Prison Island Massacre is another in the long line of prison exploitation films, with the usual twist I’ve …

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Film Review: Titicut Follies (1967)

Rate This Movie   SYNOPSIS: Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman exposes conditions at a Massachusetts hospital for the criminally insane. REVIEW: Frederick Wiseman is a highly accomplished documentarian, with over 40 films to his credit (and still counting). His approach is very much a “fly on the wall” method, where he steps back and out of the way and just films, capturing …

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Film Review: Malabimba (1979)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Bimba’s mother has just been murdered mysteriously and the family is holding a seance to contact her spirit. As soon as the mystic finds her spirit things go crazy REVIEW: A group of people gather in the family castle for a séance, hoping to contact Andrea’s (Enzo Fisichella) recently deceased wife, Daniela. The medium (Elisa Mainardi, …

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Film Review: The Life and Death of a P*rno Gang (2009)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Young director Marko, after several unsuccessful attempts to shoot his first feature film, makes an acquaintance with a p*rn director Cane and starts making films with him, showing his anger towards the society he lives in. After the conflict with Cane he starts his own p*rn cabaret club in which the socio-political shows are frequently performed. …

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Film Review: Guinea Pig 5: Android of Notre Dame (1989) – CAT III

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: By the time of Android of Notre Dame, the fifth installment in the Guinea Pig Series, any mondo factualization of the fictional has disappeared. Instead, we have a typical cyberpunk narrative as if focalized through the fevered imagination of Manfred Clynes who posited in the 1960s that the body would become redundant at the interface of …

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Film Review: Collar (2014)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A rookie cop starts her shift like any other but soon it will all change for the worse. A derelict with a reputation of satanic violence, attacks the officer and collars her with a dog leash which is just the start of his abusive ritual. REVIEW: If you’ve seen anything by writer/director Ryan Nicholson (for example, …

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Film Review: Regoregitated Sacrifice (2008)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A girl with disturbing hallucinations continues her downward spiral into hell. Not for the faint of heart. REVIEW: Written by: Lucifer Valentine Directed by: Lucifer Valentine Starring: Ameara Lavey, The Black Angels of Hell, Isabelle Styles, Honey, Amy Lee, J.J., Belle, Cinderella Valentine and Hank Skinny Hell-o, vomit mongers and Kurt Co-BANG! Fans. Here, we have …

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Film Review: Savage Man Savage Beast (1975)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Bizarre rituals, animals being killed, and people being killed and eaten by each other and animals REVIEW: Savage Man Savage Beast, aka Zumbalah, aka Ultime Grida Dalla Savana, aka Savage Temptation, aka The Great Hunting, aka (simply and appropriately) Deathshow, is one of the more influential early “shockumentary” films. Seen as a nature documentary in which …

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Film Review: Snuff Trap (2003)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: When the daughter of a politician suddenly disappears, her step-mother investigates the porno industry in search of her. REVIEW: Snuff Trap (aka Snuff Killer – La Morte in Diretta) is one of the later films of Italian writer/director Bruno Mattei (this time working under the pseudonym Pierre Le Blanc), released in 2003. After arguing a bit …

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Film Review: Glowing Eyes: La Chatte a Deux Tetes (2002)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: The inner workings of a p*rn theater exposes a love triangle between a cashier, her interested boy toy, and an elderly gay gentleman. REVIEW: Glowing Eyes: La Chatte a Deux Tetes (The Pussy With Two Heads) is an interesting film. Directed by Jacques Nolot, who also cast himself as the elderly gay gentleman in the synopsis, Glowing Eyes …

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