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Film Review: V/H/S: Viral (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

Follows fame-obsessed teens who unwittingly become stars of the next internet sensation.

REVIEW:

The VHS franchise returns with VHS Viral for its third installment. Three short stories and a wrap around theme unite the found footage anthology. VHS Viral is far more solid than the first in the series but less urgent and visually cohesive. It is not as slick and successful as the second set, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Door (2014)

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Three happy couples enjoy the holidays in a cozy secluded cabin in the woods when they are suddenly interrupted by an unprecedented event that will forever change their lives.

REVIEW:

If a strange man offers you a cushy job with mad pay, and all you have to do is not ask any questions, would you take it?

That’s the dilemna that faces Owen (Sam Kantor). Recently laid off, no savings in the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Silent Retreat (2013)

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Janey is sent to a silent meditation retreat, in the woods, for rehabilitation, only to realize that the men who run it are brainwashing women, and if she breaks the rules, she’ll discover what lurks beyond the trees.

REVIEW:

Canadian horror Silent Retreat doesn’t want you to idly sit back whilst it plays out in front of you, your fourth beer going warm out of forgetfulness. No, it wants you to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Interstellar (2014)

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A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

REVIEW:

In the world of Interstellar, the population refers to itself as a “Caretaker Generation”, whose duty it is to improve sustainability for future generations. Current corn farmer (& former pilot) Cooper decries this choice, claiming that “We’re explorers, not caretakers”. The big problem … Continue reading

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Film Review: Disaster L.A. (2014)

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After a meteor shower strikes Los Angeles, toxic smoke is released across the city causing people to physically change and become violent. A small group of survivors plans to vacate the city by heading to the coast.

REVIEW:

I think most horror fans can agree that there is nothing worse than watching a boring horror film. Watching a ‘trashy, campy” horror can be fun and enjoyable in its own way, even just … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blood Was Everywhere (2011)

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The nightmare of the unsolved, random murder is brought to life: A faceless killer wreaks havoc on the lives of average people in a small Massachusetts town.

REVIEW:

A lot of slasher or serial killer movies amp up the violence and take it to an over-the-top level for both entertainment value and shocking scares. They also turn the killer into a mascot of sorts for the movie or the franchise, if sequels … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kingdom Come (2014)

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A group of strangers wake up in an abandoned hospital to find themselves stalked by a supernatural force with sinister intentions.

REVIEW:

*Minor Spoiler Alert*

The sins of your past can haunt you in life but in Kingdom Come (2014) sometimes they can come back to kill you. Set in an abandoned building with shadows that cover blood soaked walls, a group of strangers wake up to discover they are trapped with no … Continue reading

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Film Review: Project Moon Base (1953)

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“Set in a future 1970, the United States is considering building bases on the Moon. Colonel Briteis (Donna Martell), Major Bill Moore (Ross Ford), and Doctor Wernher (Larry Johns) are sent to orbit the Moon to survey landing sites for future lunar missions. However, Wernher is an imposter whose mission is to destroy America’s Earth-orbiting space station, which he plans to do by colliding the rocket with the station on the way … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Night of the Living Dead (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

A group of people hide out in a house and try to survive the night against an ever-growing army of zombies. A reimagining of George Romero’s classic horror film.

REVIEW:

I was a little torn when I heard that this movie was being made. On the one hand I’m not a fan of remakes/reimaginings and think that the biggest majority of the suck out loud, but on the other I have always … Continue reading

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Film Review: John Doe: Vigilante (2014)

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In “John Doe: Vigilante” an ordinary man fights violence the only way he knows how – by killing one criminal at a time. Hero or villain? Justice or vengeance? You decide.

REVIEW:

A masked vigilante going by the name of ‘John Doe’ dishes out violence and death to those that deserve it on the streets of Sidney. Following his arrest, esteemed reporter Ken Rutherford (Lachy Hulme) arranges to sit down with … Continue reading

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Film Review: Don’t Panic (1988)

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A group of teens are stalked and killed by an evil spirit (named Virgil no less) after messing around with an Ouija board.

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Film Review: Killer Mermaid (Nymph) (2014)

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While on a vacation in the Mediterranean, two American women and their accompanying Serbian friends stumble into the home of a vicious killer mermaid. They must try and survive.

REVIEW:

“She hypnotizes you.” By this, one of the film’s characters means: she makes a dolphin-like call, compelling you to get in the water, then rips you to shreds. As if she couldn’t eviscerate victims easily enough, she has the help of another … Continue reading

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Film Review: Wolfcop (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

As a series of strange and violent events start happening, an alcoholic policeman realizes that he has been turned into a werewolf as part of a larger plan, so he investigates with the help of his partner and his friend.

REVIEW:

The month of October arrived with a few new werewolf themed movies for all of us to grouse over (I use the word “Grouse“, because all we’re gonna do is compare them … Continue reading

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Film Review: Halloween (2007)

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After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby sister, Laurie. Anyone who crosses his path is in mortal danger.

REVIEW:

A remake of the 1978 John Carpenter film was inevitable. As a horror genre, films … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ilsa the Tigress of Siberia (1977)

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Erotic adventure in Siberia.

REVIEW:

Poor Ilsa (you haven’t heard that very often, have you?). I feel like, deep down, all she’s ever tried to do was prove that women can be as strong as, if not stronger than, men. It’s a valiant enough goal, but I think the problem lays in her methods. Running a Nazi prison camp, a slavery ring, and an abusive women’s prison, while simultaneously trying to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort (2014)

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A sudden and mysterious inheritance brings Danny and his friends to Hobb Springs, a forgotten resort deep in the West Virginia hills. Hobb Springs is being looked after under the watchful care of Jackson and Sally

REVIEW:

Chronically depressed orphan, Danny (Anthony Lott), suddenly receives information regarding his family. Not only has his lineage been uncovered, but it appears he has inherited a large hotel spa resort in the sticks, and bundles … Continue reading

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Film Review: Demons (1985)

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A group of people are trapped in a large West Berlin movie theater infected by ravenous demons whom proceed to kill and posses the humans one-by-one thereby multiplying their numbers.

REVIEW:

For many horror fans, the nineteen eighties was a premiere time for horror flicks, offering a bevy of them, some more well-known than others. It was a time when Dario Argento, probably considered the best Italian horror director, gave us his masterpiece Continue reading

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Film Review: Demons 2 (1986)

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Residents of a high rise apartment building struggle to survive an outbreak of murderous demons.

REVIEW:

I absolutely love Demons. I saw it when I was in the 7th grade and it scared the living shit out of me (though not as much as it did a neighborhood kid who was so freaked out by it his mother had to take him to the doctor because he wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kite (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

In a dystopian future, a young girl seeks revenge on the men who killed her father

REVIEW:

Director: Ralph Ziman
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, India Eisley, Callan McAuliffe

Kite tells the story of Sawa (India Eisley), a young girl living in a city where crime and gangs rule the streets. After Sawa’s mother and father are found murdered, she desires nothing more than revenge against the killers. Karl Aker (Samuel L. Jackson), … Continue reading

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Film Review: Come Back To Me (2014)

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Sarah and Josh are a young married couple who, after a car accident, has their lives start spiraling out of control when Sarah starts having what seems to be night terrors, and soon after becomes pregnant even though Josh claims to be sterile. Sarah hides a camera and soon realizes a horrible secret that is beyond her grasp of reality.

REVIEW:

Director: Paul Leyden
Starring: Katie Walder, Matt Passmore, Nathan Keyes

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Film Review: Mercy (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

The story follows two young boys who go with their single mother (O’Connor) to take care of their elderly, senile grandmother named Mercy, only to discover that she’s a witch who made a pact with a dark force many years before.

REVIEW:

There seems to be a never ending supply of Stephen King adaptations in the horror genre. Carrie (1976) and Misery (1990) both inspired by King’s writing are phenomenal horror films which have … Continue reading

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