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Film Review: Something Under the Christmas Tree (short film) (2014)

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A young boy encounters something evil under the Christmas tree.

REVIEW:

Christmas Eve and a young boy hears something downstairs. He investigates and finds the Christmas tree surrounded by gifts and excitedly goes to grab one of the presents. Unbeknownst to the boy something darts behind the tree and goes under it, hidden by the dark shadows of the other gifts. The boy looks into a gap in the wrapped boxes and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Self Assembly (short film) (2014)

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In a self-assembly cabinet, bereaved parents find a monstrous substitute for their dead son.

REVIEW:

Director: Ray Sullivan

Self Assembly is a short film (11:25 running time) that tells the story of a young couple whose son is hit by a car while playing in the rain. Sometime after, while the husband is watching TV, the wife sees a fairly creepy face flash up on her laptop advertising a sale on a cabinet. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rebound (2013)

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Claire catches her boyfriend in bed with another woman. Out of the utmost despair, she decides to move to Chicago. Her trip, though, quickly turns disastrous.

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Film Review: Silk (short film) (2014)

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After acquiring a jar of rare silk from the vast desert expanse of Afghanistan, a CIA field operative becomes impregnated by the desert spider hidden inside, and later gives birth to a brood of hungry spiderlings that eat her alive.

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Film Review: Entity (2013)

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A man deals with the personal tragedy of his family’s death by living at the vacation cabin that they last stayed at. He soon discovers he’s not alone.

REVIEW:

A single setting horror film is a tricky bit to pull off. Populating the limited space with one human character is an even ballsier endeavor, as it plays with the proverbial fire that is audience tedium.  Even two successful recent examples, “I Am … Continue reading

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Film Review: Roadside (2013)

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Dan and his pregnant wife, Mindy are stopped by a gunman while traveling to visit family during the holidays. The pair must fight for their survival on an isolated road, while the hidden sniper holds them hostage.

REVIEW:

Roadside surprised me; I enjoyed this movie a lot more than I thought I would. It is a suspenseful, psychological thriller kept me entertained from start to finish.

Roadside is directed by Eric England … Continue reading

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Film Review: Beyond Dream’s Door (1989)

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A university student suffers lethal nightmares and must learn the secrets beyond dream’s door to survive.

REVIEW:

Director and Writer: Jay Woelfel
Stars: Nick Baldasare, Jorge Aguirre, Dianna Ashton

Uni student Ben Dobbs is having horrific dreams involving a giant foam monster, a dude with hooks for hands and a lady who likes to show her breasts every chance she can. Ben writes his weird nightmares down and shares them … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown (2008)

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A chronicle of the life, work and mind that created the Cthulhu mythos.

REVIEW:

Documentaries are a funny thing. I believe it is often important to be interested in the subject matter before watching the documentary to make sure you will be engaged in the information that is being told. An outstanding doco though draws you in even if you have no prior knowledge of the topic being investigated and ends up making … Continue reading

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Film Review: Theatre of Fear (2014)

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The Moreau Family travel around the UK putting on an underground variety show for an adult audience. But behind the curtain there is something more sinister going on than simple entertainment.

REVIEW:

Theatre of Fear is a character study dressed as a horror film following the lives of a family that performs an indoors circus act while killing random people and dealing with their problems relating to each other and the world … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Dunwich Horror (1970)

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Wilbur Whateley, obsessed with the occult, take the Necronomicon out of Arkham’s Miskatonic University and also seduces a young beautiful woman to stay with him at his castle; but little do people know, is that Whateley isn’t quite human.

REVIEW:

Director: Daniel Haller
Starring: Dean Stockwell, Ed Begley, Sandra Dee

Based on H.P. Lovecraft’s The Dunwich Horror, this movie tells the tale of Wilbur (Dean Stockwell) Whateley’s sinister plan to bring … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Rape After (1984)

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A beautiful model spends the night at a photographer’s place following a lengthy shoot at a Buddhist temple. They both pass out after getting bombed on champagne. During the night, the model is raped and impregnated by a demon – the manifestation of the spirit trapped in a cursed statue that the photographer nabbed from the temple that day. An abortion attempt proves unsuccessful, but she is soon killed in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Screams of a Winter Night (1979)

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A group of young adults decide to go away for a weekend and stay at a cabin supposedly haunted by an Indian curse. Once they are settled into the haunted cabin, they all deicide to squeeze into the living room and share spooky stories.

REVIEW:

Screams of a Winter Night had potential. The opening sequence is a black screen with the credits, accompanied by creepy music and disturbing audio from the end … Continue reading

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Film Review: Alice in Murderland (2010)

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It’s Alice’s birthday and her sorority girlfriends throw her a themed party. Everyone comes as their favorite, sexy character from Wonderland. The Jabberwocky wasn’t invited and brings murder and mayhem to the girls’ night out.

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Film Review: Nightcrawler (2014)

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When Lou Bloom, a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.

REVIEW:

The all American dream kills. A man/woman’s quest to succeed coming from nothing is what America is founded on, well that’s what media from the US constantly tells … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hysteria (1997)

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The inmates of an insane asylum are subjected to experiments using collective consciousness and surgically implanted chips in an attempt to create perfect citizens.

REVIEW:

Trying to track down much about 1997’s Hysteria was “mostly” a dead end. This asylum-themed film is most noted for the role of Myrna Malloy played actress Amanda Plummer. Her lines are delivered poetically challenging our perceptions of what is perceived as madness over soulfulness. The film … Continue reading

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Film Review: Supernova (2000)

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Supernova chronicles the search and rescue patrol of a medical ship in deep space in the early 22nd century and its six-member crew which includes a Captain and Pilot, a co-pilot, a medical officer, a medical technician, a search and rescue paramedic, and a computer technician. When their vessel, the Nightingale 229, answers an emergency distress signal from a comet mining operation in a distant galaxy, the crew soon finds itself in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Raised by Wolves (2014)

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When a group of friends come across an abandoned house in the barren desert, what follows is a terrifying tale of evil possession causing the friends to slowly turn against each other.

REVIEW:

Raised by Wolves, another entry from the Butcher Brothers – who are neither butchers nor brothers – will feel oddly familiar to anyone who saw this year’s VHS: Viral.

In that patchwork quilt of shaky cam footage there was … Continue reading

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Film Review: Where the Devil Hides (2014)

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A group of young girls start to go missing within a religious town. The older adults fear that an age old prophecy is coming true while the younger girls fear that something else is going on.

REVIEW:

Director: Christian E. Christiansen
Starring: Rufus Sewell, Alycia Debnam Carey, Adelaide Kane, Colm Meaney

Six girls born on the sixth day of the sixth month marks the beginning of an ancient prophecy of one … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sanguivorous (2011)

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A young woman suffering from mysterious physical ailments is horrified to discover that she’s descended from generations of vampires. When she’s with her boyfriend, she struggles to control her peculiar appetite. But it’s in her blood. SANGUIVORIOUS is written and directed by Japanese filmmaker Naoki Yoshimoto and features the renowned avant-garde butoh dancer Ko Murobushi

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Sanguivorous, also known as Kyuketsu in Japan, is an hour long 2011 independent horror film following … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rosenkavalier (1997)

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A secret society operating in the private pediatric clinic for years its disgusting Sexrituale. Now the cold walls of the clinic are seemingly abandoned, but two severely traumatized sisters live there and yearn for revenge. After they find the boat and members of the federal and drive their own game with them. Only the roses in the courtyard reminiscent of the corpses. A Young cop comes to them on the ropes and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Make Them Die Sleazy! (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

A sexy convention nerd (Tobian Thompson) returns to her hotel room and finds herself unwinding to the late night antics of horror host, Mr. Sleaze!

REVIEW:

Make Them Die Sleazy is an hour and half long film of undercooked exploitation shorts that tries in vain to copy films from the start of the American exploitation era.The film itself is not worth intensive discussion as each short is only ten minutes long and … Continue reading

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