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Film Review: The Bloody Indulgent (2014)

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After killing the owner of a B-rated strip club, Burt, an indulgent vampire with a zest for life hides out (and dopes up) at an upscale drug den, until the strippers seeking revenge…and the zombies that come out of no where…all face off for a final showdown.

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Film Review: Machine Head (2011)

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A handful of beautiful college girls take a Spring Break vacation to an isolated house to soak up the rays, booze, and boys, etc. The problem is that they encounter a menacing muscle car on the way up to the house and find themselves fighting for their lives as they are stalked by an unknown assailant.

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What’s better than Spring Break for young and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Skinner (1993)

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An unhappily married woman who needs extra money rents a room in her house to a seemingly friendly and likable guy named Dennis (who she soon finds herself falling for due to the fact that her husband treats her like garbage). What she doesn’t know is that he is actually a deranged killer who enjoys skinning his victims and wearing their skin for shits and giggles. Will she figure out his secret … Continue reading

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Film Review: Planet of the Vampires (Terrore nello spazio) (1965)

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Planet of the Vampires is a 1965 Italian science fiction/horror film directed by Mario Bava. The film stars Barry Sullivan and Norma Bengell. The screenplay, by Bava, Alberto Bevilacqua, Callisto Cosulich, Antonio Roman, and Rafael J. Salvia, was based on an Italian language science fiction short story, Renato Pestriniero’s “One Night of 21 Hours”. The story follows the horrific experiences of the crew members of two giant spaceships that … Continue reading

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Film Review: Necessary Evil (2008)

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Locked inside Edgewater Psychiatric Institute is a deep, dark secret. Deborah Fielding, budding investigative journalist, holds the key. Nothing can prepare her for the Pandora’s box she’s about to open. Following a trail of eyewitnesses, missing persons, and anonymous tips, Deborah will stop at nothing to uncover the truth, even if it means confronting the demons from her past. Deborah’s journey plunges her into a supernatural spider web of intrigue … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Aborted (2010)

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Someone has brutally murdered Tyson’s sister, at first it seems to be part of a killing spree, a serial killer bent on mutilating young women, but as Tyson begins to dig deeper he begins to realize that all of the girls have had one thing in common; they’ve all had at home abortions performed by a mysterious girl named Raven. As he begins to uncover the truth, he uncovers a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Vampyr (1932)

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“Young traveller Allan Grey arrives in a remote castle and starts seeing weird, inexplicable sights (a man whose shadow has a life of its own, a mysterious scythe-bearing figure tolling a bell, a terrifying dream of his own burial). Things come to a head when one of the daughters of the lord of the castle succumbs to anaemia – or is it something more sinister?” (courtesy IMDB)

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Film Review: The Watch (2012)

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Four everyday suburban guys come together as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to save their neighborhood – and the world – from total extermination.

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I am not a big fan of comedies. I am even less of a fan of comedies that have … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Jungle (2013)

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Big cat conservationist LARRY BLACK and his filmmaker brother BEN travel into the Indonesian jungle to find and document the rare and endangered Javan Leopard. As they travel deeper and deeper into the jungle they realize they are being stalked by a deadly predator.

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To be brutally honest, I came away from watching The Jungle feeling very disappointed and a little cheated. It was just boring, boring, boring from start to finish. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Beast (short film) (2012)

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THE BEAST is a short horror film about the internal struggle that a father faces when his young boy is afflicted with the curse of the werewolf.

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Saying that this is simply another werewolf movie doesn’t do The Beast any justice whatsoever. Yes, the main premise is very closely tied with the concept of a werewolf, but this short film focuses more on a father’s moral dilemma. Should you kill your … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Manson Family (2003)

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You’ve seen the story through the eyes of the law… Now see it through the eyes of The Manson Family

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“The Manson Family”, filmed under the title “Charlie’s Family”, is a wild, brutal, shocking, psychedelic, unique experience in film, a sensory overload of mayhem and depravity. It is a film with true power; I was practically in shock after finishing this masterpiece. Unlike other Charles Manson films this one … Continue reading

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Film Review: Weekend (1967)

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“A supposedly idyllic weekend trip to the countryside turns into a never-ending nightmare of traffic jams, revolution, cannibalism and murder as French bourgeois society starts to collapse under the weight of its own consumer preoccupations.” (courtesy IMDB)

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For most of the sixties, genre cinema had been going through a very quiet period and, incidentally, not making any money for the film studios either. Of the few real hits in fantastic … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Vanguard (2008)

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Set in the year 2015, this apocalyptic thriller finds rebels Max (Ray Bullock Jr.), Rachael (Emma Choy) and Zac (Steve Weston) caught in the midst of a raging war between the Biosyns — a race of primitive people engineered by scientists — and the all-powerful Corporation. With civilization on the verge of extinction, due to oil depletion, the trio sets out on a dangerous journey to locate and join a … Continue reading

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Film Review: BTK Killer (2005)

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After claiming a string of innocent victims in the 1960s and ’70s, a serial murderer dubbed the BTK Killer — for “bind, torture, kill” — simply stopped his rampage and mysteriously disappeared. But when his handiwork resurfaced 30 years later, police were finally able to nab him. This grisly account of his high-profile carnage and capture is based on the true story of Dennis Rader, one of the most notorious … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blooded (2011)

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A group of hunters (and their girlfriends) on a hunting trip are targeted by an animal rights organization. The hunters are drugged, stripped down to their underwear, separated in the freezing wilderness, and hunted down one-by-one like the poor animals they have killed in the past. It seems that the animal rights organization opposes hunting and wants to make an example of the group of hunters to discourage others from … Continue reading

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Film Review: House of Fears (2007)

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The night before a local haunted house opens for Halloween, six friends sneak in for a few hours of fun. Soon after entering, they find themselves trapped inside with no way out. Their evening of fun rapidly turns into their worst nightmare as they begin to die and disappear in the most freakish of manners. With every effort to escape blocked, the … Continue reading

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PiFan film fest, Day 3: Blood Glacier (AKA The Station), SPEC: Close, and What We Do in the Shadows

I kicked off my third day at the 18th Pucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan) with the most fun creature feature I have seen in quite a while. Make no mistake, Austrian offering Blood Glacier (AKA The Station) is by no means a horror comedy, but it does infuse its intensity with occasional dashes of humor.

Four scientists monitoring climate change in the Swiss Alps discover a blood-red substance in a glacier not far … Continue reading

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Film Review: Red Riding Hood (2011)

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Valerie (Seyfried) is a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter (Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie’s older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding … Continue reading

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Film Review: Raze (2013)

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In order to protect their families, a group of abducted women are forced to fight each other to the death using their bare hands.

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In an underground chamber a group of kidnapped women are forced to fight each other to the death to protect their loved ones from being murdered. If they win their fights then they (& their loved ones) live to see another day. But if they lose (& … Continue reading

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Film Review: Girls Gone Dead (2012)

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When Rebecca (Katie Petersen) plans to get away from it all (mostly her fanatical religious household) and reunite with her high school cheerleader friends on spring break, it seems her mother does everything in her over protective power to thwart the impromptu vacation. Arriving on her friend’s beachside estate, the girls soon realize that the community of Manatee Creek is lame with a capital L they decide to take the party on … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hobby Farm (aka Chained) (2010)

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Jules is put in charge of the Hobby Farm, operating as a hive of illegal gambling, drugs and sex slavery. Jules must overcome the demons of his own past and turn against the only life he has ever known, to save the girls and himself. (from IMDB.com)

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Directed by: Brad Diebert
Written by: Brad Diebert, Paul J. Murphy
Starring: Dean Baker, Stephanie Begg, Melanie Holt, Wayne Dixon

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