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Film Review: All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of high-schoolers invite Mandy Lane, a good girl who became quite hot over the summer, to a weekend party on a secluded ranch. While the festivities rage on, the number of revelers begins to drop quite mysteriously. REVIEW: Created in 2006, “All the Boys Love Mandy Lane” finally arrives onto bluray almost 8 years later. This horror ...

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Film Review: Phobia (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: In 1885, a female doctor helping a group of people with their phobias becomes embroiled in a murder mystery surrounding a patient that may or may not be a vampire. REVIEW: Remember when vampires were feared more than fantasized about?  Though the resurgence of our fanged friends has been a welcome one amidst the relentless onslaught of zombies, slashers ...

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Film Review: The Dungeonmaster (1984)

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SYNOPSIS: A demonic wizard challenges a modern-day computer programmer to a battle of technology vs. sorcery, with the programmer’s girlfriend as the prize. REVIEW: “The Dungeonmaster” bears the creation date of some of the cheesiest films in horror, 1984. You might have missed this one as its worn a few different names over the past. Listed as “Ragewar“, it’s also ...

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Film Review: Trunk (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A young waitress is kidnapped out of a parking garage and shoved into the trunk of a large automobile. She struggles for a bit before she finds out that the man who has kidnapped her has set up microphones and speakers around her. Obviously this isn’t the kidnappers first time at this. REVIEW: Director: Straw Weisman Starring: Jennifer Day ...

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Film Review: True Bloodthirst (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Set in a not-too-distant future in which a synthetic blood substitute, dispensed by the Romanian government, allows humans and vampires to potentially co-exist. REVIEW: So the premise for True Bloodthirst (previously known as Vampyre Nation) is not exactly an innovative one, but I certainly felt that it was an exciting and interesting watch – and that’s all that matters ...

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Film Review: Winter of Frozen Dreams (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: When promising biochemistry student Barbara Hoffman (Thora Birch) drops out of college, she slides into a twisted world of prostitution, blackmail and murder, dragging her fiancé Jerry (Brendan Sexton III) along for the ride, in this thriller based on a true story. But when Jerry leads a local detective (Keith Carradine) to a naked body buried in the snow, ...

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Film Review: Don’t Open Till Christmas (1984)

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SYNOPSIS: A deranged killer is stalking the streets of London around Christmas killing off anyone dressed up like Santa Claus. Will the police be able to find out who is behind the murders and stop the person before every Saint Nick in town is brutally murdered? REVIEW: There definitely isn’t a shortage of Christmas-themed horror flicks for viewers (like me) ...

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Film Review: The Alphabet Killer (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Inspired by true events, this psychological thriller stars Eliza Dushku (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) as Megan Paige, a dogged police investigator obsessed with capturing a demented serial killer targeting young girls in Rochester, N.Y. Haunted by the grisly rape and murder of a 10-year-old victim, Megan begins to suffer hallucinations. This suspense-filled tale from director Rob Schmidt also stars ...

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Film Review: Habit (1997)

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SYNOPSIS: In this stark vampire film, the near-alcoholic Sam (Larry Fessenden) meets the hauntingly beautiful Anna (Meredith Snaider) at a Greenwich Village, N.Y., costume party — and then she promptly disappears. Sam becomes obsessed with the woman, abandoning his friends when they need him the most — most notably his pal Larry (Jesse Hartman), who had a fling with a ...

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Film Review: The Exorcist III Legion (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: “Lt. Kinderman and Father Dyer cheer each other up on the anniversary of the death of their mutual friend, Father Damien Karras, by going to see “It’s a Wonderful Life” at the local theater in Georgetown, near Washington D.C. But there’s no cheering Kinderman while a particularly cruel and gruesome serial killer is at large. His murders, which involve ...

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