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Film Review: Programmed to Kill (1987)

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After CIA agents capture a dangerous terrorist they decide to turn her into an even more dangerous cyborg so she can hunt down and kill her fellow terrorist. Unfortunately something goes wrong and she starts killing off the people responsible for turning her into a cyborg (as well as anyone else who gets in her way).

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Film Review: House On Haunted Hill (1959)

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“Eccentric millionaire Fredrick Loren and his fourth wife, Annabelle, have invited five people to the house on Haunted Hill for a ‘Haunted House’ party. Whoever will stay in the house for one night will earn ten thousand dollars each. As the night progresses, all the guests are trapped inside the house with ghosts, murderers, and other terrors.” (courtesy IMDB)

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This week I’m discussing one of my favourite films … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Last Man On Earth (1964)

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“Doctor Robert Morgan is the only survivor of a devastating world-wide plague due to a mysterious immunity he acquired to the bacterium while working in Central America years ago. He is all alone now – or so it seems. As night falls, plague victims become part of a hellish undead army that’s thirsting for blood – his!” (courtesy IMDB)

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This week’s film is the misunderstood classic The Last … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Comedy of Terrors (1963)

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An undertaker who hasn’t had any ‘customers’ in a long time is forced the pay one year’s back-rent. To get money he starts to kill people in order to get new clients.

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Film Review: Tulpa (Perdizioni Mortali) (2012)

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Lisa Boeri is a successful businesswoman obsessed with her career – on day. But on night, she is visiting private nightclub Tulpa, club where your sickest, most erotic fantasies come true.

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A woman is bound to a homemade merry go round as she is forced to endure a protruding barbed wire positioned to scar her face on every pass. That is until her eye pops out………

Sound interesting? Maybe even a little … Continue reading

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Film Review: Goal Of The Dead (2014)

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Returning to his hometown for the first time since his big money move to the professional leagues, Sam Lorit expects a joyful homecoming and a routine cup-game victory. But with the zombie outbreak fueling bitter rivalries, the players and their entourage are dragged into a brutal game for their lives.

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I am not a fan of soccer. I find the sport boring, a bit vacuous even. Perhaps I’m just jealous … Continue reading

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Film Review: Annabelle (2014)

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A couple begin to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists.

REVIEW:

Ever since Ananbelle was announced, there hasn’t been a day when someone hasn’t needled me ever so slightly as to its impending arrival. Why you ask? Because it’s no secret that I have an aversion to dolls, especially creepy looking ones that talk and attempt to kill their owners for … Continue reading

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Film Review: Muirhouse (2012)

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In 2007 author Phillip Muirhouse was left alone in a haunted homestead called ‘Monte Cristo’. He was there making a documentary that was to accompany his latest book. He also broke the rule of all ghost hunters…. Never Be Alone.

REVIEW

To me, the found footage ghost/possession/supernatural film is the lowest common denominator of horror film making. It uses shoddy looking footage (usually night vision), loud sounds, cheap scares and one simple trick … Continue reading

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Film Review: Evil Intent (2010)

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Stephanie and Kelly are best friends and roommates. Paul is Stephanie’s boyfriend and Kelly’s former boyfriend. The three of them eventually realize they are part of a love triangle that’s filled with love, betrayal, insanity, and murder.

REVIEW:

Mean Girls + April Fools Day = Evil Intent

In a rather bleak interpretation of just how rotten some girls can be, this is the story of an ex-girlfriend and her roommate taking needless … Continue reading

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Film Review: Criminally Insane (1975)

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An obese woman recently released from an insane asylum kills anyone who attempts to get her to stop eating.

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Criminally Insane, released in 1975 and directed by Nick Millard, emulates the classically depraved and dementedly entertaining exploitation films of the ‘70s. Darkly comedic to the point of outrage and ludicrous in its twisted scenarios, its title suits it well, insane. Though Millard claimed to have featured professional actors (Priscilla Alden, Michael … Continue reading

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Film Review: Black Sheep (2006)

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An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into blood-thirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm.

REVIEW:

I love this movie. Seriously…I love this f**king movie. I already own it, and have watched it hundreds of times before being asked to review it. I give this disclaimer – I LOVE THIS MOVIE. A LOT.

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I read a statistic somewhere that claims sheep … Continue reading

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Film Review: Session (2011)

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A psychological suspense drama-thriller where a psychologist becomes obsessed with one of his patients. The lines between dreams and reality blend.

REVIEW:

So I had to start this film twice. The first 15 minutes or so just didn’t really grab my attention the first time through. But once I got past that, this turns into a really intriquing psychological thriller.

Doctor Jake Tellman ( Steven Bauer) is a psychiatrist running a practice … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Bushwhacker (1968)

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A deranged man (with a groovy Davy Crockett hat) shoots down a small plane and then hunts down the survivors.

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I knew that I was in for an awesomely bad treat when The Bushwacker started and I saw that the title card for the film was just painted on plywood and placed haphazardly in front of the camera. From there things just got progressively stranger and I have to admit that … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Device (2014)

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Two sisters go to a family cabin in the woods to spread the ashes of their deceased mother and find a mysterious orb in the woods. What happens next is most disturbing than anything they could imagine.

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Written and directed by Jeremy Berg and starring Angela DiMarco, David S. Hogan, and Kate Alden, The Device tells the story of two estranged sisters who, after the death of their mother, reunite to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ghostlight (2013)

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Andrew wins a radio contest to spend one night alone in a haunted theater on the 80th anniversary of the bloody murder/suicide that occurred within its walls. His prize: $50,000. His task: To spend 12 hours alone inside. The catch: The theater has been reportedly haunted ever since the tragedy 80 years ago, and has been plagued by a series of mysterious deaths in the years since. As Andrew is locked inside … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mutantis (2014)

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When an unscrupulous scientist drags his stepchildren out into the forest to use them as bait in the hopes of luring out a big foot, not even the team of hillbillies he hired can contain the horror they find: the horror of Mutantis! Only the adventurer Dr. William Fury may be able to stop the beast, but hope dwindles fast once Dr. Fury realizes that the monster is not only intent on … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

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“Doctors are being murdered in a bizarre manner: bats, bees, killer frog masks, etc. which represent the ten Biblical plagues. The crimes are orchestrated by a demented organ player with the help of his mute assistant. The detective is stumped until he finds that all of the doctors being killed assisted a Doctor Vesalius on an unsuccessful operation involving the wife of Doctor Phibes, but he couldn’t be the culprit, could he? … Continue reading

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Film Review: Werewolf Rising (2014)

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A recovering alcoholic moves back home to the country to get away from it all, unaware that there is a vicious werewolf on the loose.

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I’ve always loved werewolves and think that they have never quite gotten the love that they deserve in comparison to vampires, zombies, and other horror movie monsters. I’m always excited when a new werewolf movie comes along so I was pretty stoked when I heard about Werewolf … Continue reading

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Film Review: Calvaire (aka The Ordeal) (2004)

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In this brutal, bloody shocker that’s invited comparison to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Straw Dogs, struggling singer Marc Stevens (Laurent Lucas) is working the wedding circuit in Belgium when his car breaks down in the sticks. He’s taken in by a kindly innkeeper (Jackie Berroyer) who, at first, seems eager to please but later reveals himself to be a psychopath. Fabrice du Welz directs this haunting thriller with a tinge of dark … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ghost TV (2013)

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A nasty, nasty comedy. A reality TV crew is making a programme, ‘Ghost TV’ about the haunted buildings that are the ruins of Seacliff Lunatic Asylum. As one might expect things do not go to plan. One of the crew is not very emotionally stable and when she discovers that she has been used callously by another crew member she snaps and runs off into the night, only to return with violent … Continue reading

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Film Review: Frontier(s) (2007)

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SYNOPSIS:

A gang of young thieves flee Paris during the violent aftermath of a political election, only to hole up at an Inn run by neo-Nazis.

REVIEW:

The fact that 2007’s Frontier(s) is director Xavier Gens’ first full length movie is impressive, not only in its high quality, but also its far-reaching story that manages to explore so many things but still wrap up in less than two hours (he also wrote the … Continue reading

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