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Film Review: Luciferous (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: A real family is targeted and manipulated by a malicious force determined to prove that every man, woman and child is at risk of malevolent possession. REVIEW: Hollywood horror films are essentially dead. We only get a few a year and they all follow formula which in turn makes them rather dull. Over the past few years, I’ve really …

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Film Review: Don’t Grow Up (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: The story about a group of youths who can’t face the thought of growing up because anyone who does becomes a rampaging zombie. REVIEW: Not everyone will enjoy French director Thierry Poiraud’s English language debut DON’T GROW UP. It’s almost like an adolescent’s 28 DAYS LATER but not nearly as action-packed or suspenseful. It’s interesting in the sense we …

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Film Review: Schramm (1993)

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SYNOPSIS: Journey into the twisted mind of a serial killer with this exploration of the true-life German “Lipstick Killer.” Suspected of murdering more than a dozen women, psychopath Lothar Schramm (Florian Koerner von Gustorf) paints the lips of the women he’s killed and rapes them after death. With shocking images of brutal violence, filmmaker Jörg Buttgereit imagines Schramm’s life flashing …

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Film Review: The Room (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored of him and decides to seduce Johnny’s best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again. REVIEW: Called one of the “worst movies ever made”, the movie “the Room” resides in the arena of …

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Film Review: Monsterland (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: Welcome to Monsterland! A terrifying place where savage beasts, carnivorous creatures, and grotesque abominations are the new normal; and the human race is now at the bottom of the food chain. REVIEW: The people that brought you last year’s Zombieworld are back with a new anthology film called Monsterland, and it’s a loosely connected series of shorts that feature …

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Film Review: Angst (1983)

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SYNOPSIS: A psychopathic killer is released from prison after a ten-year term. Unable to restrain himself, he immediately sets out on a path of further mutilation and destruction. After botching an attempt at slaying a taxi driver, he escapes on foot into the woods. Discovering a secluded mansion, he breaks in, proceeding to terrorize the family living there. REVIEW:

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Film Review: We Are Monsters (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Emma is kidnapped and imprisoned by a trio of psychopaths. REVIEW: While technicalities and specific story details will vary from one film to the next, almost all entries in the rape/revenge sub-genre feature a handful of the same tropes and follow a very similar structure. An innocent woman, through no fault of her own, finds herself kidnapped or otherwise …

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Film Review: Road Games (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: While hitchhiking through the French countryside Jack meets up with Veronique when he saves her from a potentially physical altercation with her male companion.  The two soon find themselves staying at the house of a friendly older couple for the night, but unfortunately their hosts may not be quite as nice as they seem. REVIEW: I wasn’t too keen …

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Film Review: The Horde (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: The film follows John Crenshaw as he accompanies his girlfriend and her students on a weekend nature-photography expedition deep into the woods. What should be an educational and fun-filled weekend turns into horror as the group is besieged by an unspeakable evil – a horde of hideously disfigured, mutated humans with an insatiable taste for blood. As things go …

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Film Review: Blood Punch (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A young man is lured into a dangerous love triangle that begins to take a series of shocking and grisly supernatural turns. REVIEW: Blood Punch follows Milton (Milo Cawthorne), a brilliant chemistry student who, before his campus meth lab was discovered by police, was on the verge of graduating with a college degree. During his time in a court-mandated …

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Film Review: Bad Acid (short film) (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Marvin Maskelyn, a washed up TV hypnotist and magician desperate to recapture his fame acquires a magic lamp and some LSD. His vision of fame is not quite what he anticipated. REVIEW: Another short film! Today we have BAD ACID, written and directed by David Chaudoir. Marvin Maskelyn (Tristin Beint) is a washed up illusionist and hypnotist, desperately trying …

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