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Film Review: Cabin Fever (2016)

SYNOPSIS: A group of five friends are terrorized at their getaway cabin. REVIEW: Why? That one single-word question pretty much sums up my reaction to hearing of a CABIN FEVER remake. The point of doing a remake usually involves updating or contemporizing the source material for a new audience. The original CABIN FEVER was released in 2002 so I’m not …

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Film Review: The Last House on The Left (1972) – Review 2

The Last House on The Left (1972)

SYNOPSIS: In this cult horror favorite from twisted writer-director Wes Craven, a pair of repulsive, sadistic escaped convicts kidnap, rape, torture and murder two teenage girls — but the criminals have picked the wrong teens to victimize. One of the girls’ parents, not content with turning to the law, set out to exact an equally brutal revenge on the vicious …

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Film Review: Ultimo Mondo Cannibale (1977)


SYNOPSIS An oil prospector escapes from capture by a primitive cannibal tribe in the Philippine rain forest and heads out to locate his missing companion and their plane to return home. REVIEW: You already know Cannibal Holocaust, director Ruggero Deodato’s most (in)famous film to date, but did you know that he actually had a “cannibal trilogy,” Cannibal Holocaust (1980) being …

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Film Review: Psychotica (Nostrum) (2010)


SYNOPSIS: A group of friends head out to an abandon farmhouse to kick a nasty habit. Little do they know that they are in for the night of their lives. REVIEW: Jonathan Wright’s “Psychotica” is essentially a genre version of Aronofsky’s “Requiem for a Dream” (2000). The story is different, but the style, tone, and theme are all reminiscent of …

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Film Review: Robocop (2014)


SYNOPSIS: When Detroit police officer, Alex Murphy, is critically wounded by a criminal mastermind his only hope of survival is the experimental robo-program at OmniCorp led by Dr. Dennett Norton. CEO Raymond Sellars sees Murphy as an opportunity to introduce his “robot soldier” technology to U.S. soil by putting a man into the suit making him a RoboCop.

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Film Review: Avenged (2013)


SYNOPSIS: A deaf girl is brutalized by a murderous gang who are then hunted by her when the bloodthirsty spirit of an Apache warrior inhabits her lifeless body. REVIEW: Originally going under the name ‘Savaged’, Avenged is a low-budget exploitation from Michael S. Ojeda that manages to provide a new twist of the rape revenge genre. Full disclosure, I find …

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Film Review: Paranormal Calamity (2010)


SYNOPSIS: What happens when an average suburban home is built atop the charred remains of a 1970’s brothel? What do you do when lusty spirits invade your quiet, no nonsense life? Paranormal Calamity! Starring Larry Thomas (Seinfeld’s Soup Nazi) Charlene Tilton (Dallas) Michael Wexler, Jennifer Schmidt and James Vallo REVIEW: As most horror fans are well aware, found footage films …

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Film Review: Blood Forest (2009)


SYNOPSIS: Virgil (Jon-Paul Gates) is an alcoholic tabloid reporter who is sent to Arkansas to investigate some Bigfoot sightings reported by some of the locals. Once he gets there he runs into a variety of people (including the corrupt sheriff and the bitter Native American Vietnam veteran who lives by himself out in the woods) with some of them claiming …

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Film Review: Phantasm (1979)


SYNOPSIS: Often considered one of the icons of 1970s independent horror cinema, director Don Coscarelli’s classic nail-biter follows two boys who, in pursuit of an odd-looking grave robber, may wind up as the newest members of a freshly dead slave race. Jody (Bill Thornbury) and Mike (A. Michael Baldwin) discover that the creature (Angus Scrimm) stealing cadavers walks the earth …

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