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Film Review: The Scar Crow (2009)

SYNOPSIS: From 1450 for 300 years European communities panic with the fear of witches living among them. The witch-hunts seek out, torture and murder ten’s of thousands of mainly women. The 3 Tanner sisters live in fear after their mother is hanged for witchcraft, in her absence their father takes advantage of his daughters leaving the family somewhere between life …

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Film Review: Death Walks (2016)

SYNOPSIS: Late one night a shopping centre receives an unexpected visitor, what begins as an act of kindness turns into a night of horror. REVIEW: Low budget film making has been a large part of movies for the past thirty years as camera equipment has become increasingly available. Camcorders are accessible for people who aren’t entrenched in the Hollywood system, …

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Film Review: The Mystery Of The Wax Museum (1933)

SYNOPSIS: “In London, sculptor Ivan Igor struggles in vain to prevent his partner Worth from burning his wax museum and his ‘children.’ Years later, Igor starts a new museum in New York, but his maimed hands confine him to directing lesser artists. People begin disappearing (including a corpse from the morgue), Igor takes a sinister interest in Charlotte Duncan, fiancée …

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Film Review: The Fury (1978)

SYNOPSIS: “A secret US agency behind the unscrupulous Childres gathers children with parapsychological abilities and trains them to become killers in war situations. To rescue his son, who was officially declared dead after an arranged accident, the ex-CIA agent Peter investigates against Childres.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: If Dressed To Kill (1980) is Brian DePalma‘s Psycho (1960), and Obsession (1976) his …

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Film Review: Basket Case 3: The Progeny (1992)

SYNOPSIS: The saga continues as Duane recovers from his delusional breakdown to find his freakish basket-bound brother Belial will soon become a father. But not everything is joyous as the once tight knit brothers no longer seem to trust each other. REVIEW: Filmed back to back with “Basket Case 2”, director Frank Henenlotter’s third entry of the franchise picks up …

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Film Review: Doom (2005)

SYNOPSIS: Space Marines are sent to investigate strange events at a research facility on Mars but find themselves at the mercy of genetically enhanced killing machines. REVIEW: Full disclosure: when I was assigned to watch and review the film, “Doom” , the 2005 release based on the popular eponymous video game, I was more than a little skeptical about it. …

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Film Review: Troll (1986)

SYNOPSIS: A wicked troll king in search of a mystical ring that will return him to his human form invades a San Francisco apartment complex where a powerful witch lives. REVIEW: The 1980’s positively erupted with a mini-monster craze: Gremlins, Ghoulies, Critters, the Gate, and of course, Troll. Looking at this movie with modern eyes causes one to reflect on …

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Film Review: Pieces (1982)

SYNOPSIS: A psychotic serial killer armed with a chainsaw terrorizes a college campus, collecting body parts from each of his victims to create a human jigsaw puzzle. Detective Bracken (Christopher George) and partner Mary Riggs (Lynda Day George) work with student Kendall (Ian Sera) to identify the killer. The long list of suspects includes a creepy dean (Edmund Purdom), an …

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Film Review: Lizzie (2012)

SYNOPSIS: Lizzie Allen (Amanda Baker) suffers from amnesia set on by a traumatic event during her formative years. Working with psychiatrist Dr. Fredricks (Corbin Bernsen), she struggles to uncover the mysteries of her youth and memories of her parents who dies when she was very young. When she returns to her childhood home and decides to stop taking her medication, …

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Film Review: The Sky Has Fallen (2009)

SYNOPSIS: Within a couple of hours, a new disease wipes out almost all of mankind. Trying to avoid infection, people flee to remote locations, but they start seeing mysterious black figures, carrying away the dead and experimenting on them. Now, Lance and Rachel, two survivors determined to fight back, must kill the leader of these creatures before the rest of …

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Film Review: Bunnyman (2009)

SYNOPSIS A cannibalistic family led by a disfigured man in a bunny suit, wreak havoc in the backwoods. REVIEW: In 1974, director Tobe Hooper unleashed a film upon the world that would change the face of horror forever. Thirty seven years later, young filmmakers are still inspired by this film. There have been great films like Xavier Gans’ “Frontiers”, the …

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Film Review: Halley (2012)

SYNOPSIS: Alberto forms an unusual friendship with Luly, the manager of the 24-hour gym where he works as a night guard. REVIEW: Despite a pallor that could be indicative of anything from drug addiction to poor diet, Alberto (Alberto Trujillo) is otherwise as innocuous as they come.  Speaking only when directly engaged and rarely looking up from under a drooped …

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Film Review: The Island (2005)

SYNOPSIS: “In 2019, Lincoln Six Echo and Jordan Two Delta are best friends in a repressive and intriguing society, where everybody expects to win the lottery. The prize is to move to a paradisiacal island outside the domes that protect the dwellers against the contaminated environment. Jordan wins the lottery, and Lincoln accidentally finds the scary truth behind the Utopian …

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