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Film Review: Mantua (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Will the evil organic cult take over the municipal water supply? Will The horrific killings of ‘local talent’ be put to an end? Will Agent Bellman get his Christmas bonus? And who are these people, anyway? Get ready to lick your computer screen as these tasteful delights unfold. REVIEW: One thing can be said for the film “Mantua”, is …

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Film Review: US Sinners (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: A grown man living with his over-religious mother struggles to grasp the ability to function as a man and avoid his mothers grasp. When a female coworker tempts him but ultimately lets him down, hell hath no fury like a psycho scorned. REVIEW: The story opens with our subject Tom Connelly sleeping. A twisted little soul as it would …

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Film Review: Salvage (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A holiday reunion for a dysfunctional mother and daughter turns into a nightmare when their neighborhood is quarantined by a band of heavily armed military personnel. Separated from her daughter Jodie (Linzey Cocker) during the initial scuffle, mother Beth (Neve McIntosh) and her lover Kieran (Shaun Dooley) struggle to find their way through the chaos to locate and reunite …

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Film Review: Judy (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Bad things happen to bad people. That’s what Ursula, the ring leader of a deranged group of street performers called “The Crows”, always says. For no apparent reason, the gang starts to torment Mary and Judy: a young car driver and her dog. Her only crime was not paying attention to the annoying street performers. For Mary, the curtains …

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Film Review: The Gift (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: “Simon and Robyn are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon’s high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn’t recognise Gordo at first, but after a series of uninvited encounters and mysterious gifts prove troubling, a horrifying secret from the past is uncovered …

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Film Review: The Carnage Collection (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: In the vein of some classic horror anthologies, The Carnage Collection features multiple short stories of violence, gore, carnage, and horror. REVIEW: The Carnage Collection attempts to be an anthology of horror stories. Where it fails is that there is usually something that ties it all together in a coherent framework. While The Carnage Collection does have a framework, …

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Film Review: The Boy (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: An American nanny is shocked that her new English family’s boy is actually a life-sized doll. After violating a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive. REVIEW: Automatonophobia: The fear of ventriloquists dummies, animatronic creatures, wax statues or something that represents a being that appears to have emotions or perceptions. Pediophobia: …

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Film Review: Dogtooth (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out. REVIEW: Dogtooth (aka Kynodontas) is not the typical “extreme” film that gets reviewed over here at Horrornews.net. There are no serial killers on the loose, no torture sequences that look so real you have to watch a …

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Film Review: Sonny Boy (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: A small-town crime boss accepts delivery of a stolen car, only to find there’s a baby in the back-seat. He and his transvestite “wife” cut out the boy’s tongue and raise him as a mute accomplice in their crimes. When the grown “Sonny Boy” escapes and tries to make contact with the outside world, the attention he draws to …

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Film Review: Silent Retreat (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: Six members of a media company go on a weekend business retreat at an isolated lodge in the woods. When one of the members goes missing, they discover that the lodge was formerly a private mental institution that had been shut down after allegations of devious misconduct. One by one, they fall victim to the dark secrets buried at …

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Film Review: Mosquito (1995)

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SYNOPSIS: Science-fiction becomes horrifyingly real for a park full of innocent campers, as a hideous horde of mutated mosquitos viciously attack without warning! A band of survivors flees the bloodthirsty swarm in a death-defying attempt to warn the world of the mosquito menace. Led by a brave young couple and a resourceful government agent, the group realizes their only hope …

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