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Film Review: Tusk (2014)

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When podcaster Wallace Bryton goes missing in the backwoods of Manitoba while interviewing a mysterious seafarer named Howard Howe, his best friend Teddy and girlfriend Allison team with an oddball ex-cop to look for him.

REVIEW:

As I was watching Kevin Smith’s latest film, Tusk, I began to wonder who came onto the Hollywood scene first: Smith or Quentin Tarantino? I had this thought because a lot … Continue reading

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Film Review: Chastity Bites (2013)

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In the early 1600’s, Countess Elizabeth Bathory slaughtered more than 600 young women, believing if she bathed in the blood of virgins that she would stay young and beautiful forever. Still alive today, she’s found a perfect hunting ground for her ‘botox’ as an abstinence educator in conservative America, and the young ladies of San Griento High are poised to be her next victims. But will her unholy ritual finally be stopped … Continue reading

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Film Review: Worm (2013)

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In a future where we have lost the ability to dream, people have turned to Fantasites, a parasite that induces the user’s wildest fantasies. When socially awkward Charles starts using the miracle product he finally meets the girl of his “dreams.” However, Fantasites come with some disturbing side effects that leave his chances with her squirming away.

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From a short film of the same title, WORM is the story of a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Special ID (2013)

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A cop goes undercover in a ruthless underworld organization to stop a gang leader, only to put himself in great danger after being exposed by his former protégé and best friend.

REVIEW:

Donnie Yen stars as Chan Zi-Long Chen / Arlong in the new martial arts release “Special ID“. Of course bringing to the screen his flair for action, drama and kicking ass, Donnie Yen plays a character gone undercover with the … Continue reading

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PiFan Film Fest, Day 4: Baal’s Flowers, Asmodexia, Whispers Behind the Wall, Housebound

Each year I see at least 36 films at the Pucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, and thankfully only about 2 out of that number are usually clunkers. I don’t enjoy writing negative reviews without discussing some positive aspects, but Baal’s Flowers leaves me with pretty much nothing to recommend.

This Italian production is a loosely woven, slow-paced piece that features writer, director, and editor Leonardo Pepi in the starring role as as unnamed university student … Continue reading

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Film Review: Shock Value (2014)

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Struggling ‘B’ movie Director blackmails a serial killer to be the star of his next film.

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“Shock Value”, A 2014 horror comedy may just be the perfect horror movie fan film of 2014.  Honestly I wasn’t sure what to expect thinking perhaps this may of been one of those over the top visceral films, however things began to lighten up very quickly. In concept, I could easily see half a dozen … Continue reading

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Film Review: Battle of The Damned (2013)

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Following a deadly viral outbreak, private military soldier Max Gatling leads a handful of survivors and a ragtag band of robots against an army of the infected.

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Film Review: The Brides of Sodom (2013)

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Set in a post apocalyptic world where vampires named for Greek gods, and witches rule. It is a classic vampire story with some real twists: The plot centers around a male vampire named Eros who falls in love with a human named Samuel. Eros wants to “save” Samuel and make him a vampire, but Eros evil vampire lover, Dionysus has other ideas. Matters are complicated by Eros’ sister/lover, Persephone, an ambiguous Bookkeeper … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hide and Go Shriek (1988)

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Eight teenagers, after having just graduated from high school, throw an all-night party in a furniture store. They’re not the only ones spending the night in the store, though. A mysterious killer lurks among them … and hunts them down.

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HIDE AND GO SHRIEK is a slasher movie made after the Jason flicks started going straight to video. By ’87, seemingly every garden tool, face mask, and bad situation to shower … Continue reading

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Film Review: Children Of Men (2006)

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“World divisions, chaos and anarchy, these are the ways the world and the last remaining inhabitants are checking out. No child has been born for eighteen years. Human life and its moral self is eroding into extinction. Set in Britain in the year 2027, this is Theodore Faron finding his ghosts coming back to haunt his fruitless life, in the form of an underground band of rebels The Fishes. Unwittingly drawn into … Continue reading

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Film Review: Fantom Kiler (1998)

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Fantasy and reality become blurred as a misogynistic, masked killer ritually stalks and kills beautiful women who he has encountered previously.

REVIEW:

To take a look at the cover art and movie poster of Roman Nowicki’s 1998 release and debut film, Fantom Kiler, one might think it looks more like a porno than a horror movie. One who thought that wouldn’t be too far off. Reminiscent of a late 80’s/early 90’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: Last Action Hero (1993)

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With the help of a magic ticket, a young film fan is transported into the fictional world of his favorite action film character.

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“Last Action Hero” was a film well noted at its initial arrival for churning out a few talking points. The first being that it was dismissed by critics as being not up to the standards of other Arnold Schwarzenegger movies. This factor also arriving from the film surfacing between … Continue reading

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Film Review: Tokyo Gore Police (2008)

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When a crazed scientist called Key Man develops a virus that causes humans to mutate, samurai sword-wielding cop Ruka is called in to annihilate the unnatural creatures. Can Ruka wipe out the mutations and stop Key Man before the virus takes over humanity? Little does Ruka know, though, that the slaying of her father years before means she shares a hidden bond with her nemesis. Yoshihiro Nishimura’s fast-paced gorefest stars … Continue reading

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Film Review: Autumn Blood (2011)

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After being raped an orphaned young lady struggles to survive (and protect her younger brother) when her attackers come back to finish her off.

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I went into Autumn Blood expecting it to be a total rip-off of the classic 1978 revenge flick I Spit on Your Grave (which is one of my personal favorites) but in reality it wasn’t. Yes, the plot revolves around a young woman being raped by a gang … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

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A group of five hippies on a road trip through the backwaters of 1970’s rural Texas fall prey to a murderous cannibalistic family making up of a leather-masked chainsaw-wielding maniac, his knife-wielding grave robber brother, and their cannibal chief father and decaying grandfather.

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Written by: Tobe Hooper Kim Henkel
Directed by: Tobe Hooper
Starring: Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Allen Danziger, William Vail, John Dugan, Teri Mcminn, Gunnar Hansen and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Spookies (1986)

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Taking a wrong turn, travelers find themselves trapped in a mysterious house. One horror after another threatens them as the sorcerer who lives within needs sacrifices to give eternal life to his beautiful bride.

REVIEW:

While certainly not blockbuster material, Spookies delivers a great deal of punch in all the right ways. Artistically, I wouldn’t commonly refer to a horror film as “charming” per se, but this film does a stellar job … Continue reading

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Film Review: 7500 (2014)

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Passengers aboard a flight across the Pacific Ocean encounter a supernatural force.

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“Ghosts on a Plane.” Aware of only a vague plot synopsis before firing up our latest, it took about halfway in for that humorous alternate title to pop into my melon. Once there, it refused to leave. My apologies to anyone I’ve doomed to the same fate in viewing.

Luckily, your enjoyment of “7500” (an even … Continue reading

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Film Review: McCanick (2013)

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Set over the course of one day, a narcotics detective hunts for a seemingly harmless young criminal who knows a truth about the cop’s past

REVIEW:

McCanick is a 2013 crime drama released under Well Go USA directed by Josh C. Waller. The movie stars actor David Morse in the lead role of Eugene ‘Mack’ McCanick.

McCanick is a older narcotics detective residing in the town of Philadelphia. While the younger … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Paranormal Diaries: Clophill (2013) – Review 2

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A group of people investigate a supposedly haunted church that has been abandoned for years.

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Film Review: Zombie Babies (2011)

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A group of expectant mothers, along with their significant others, are invited to a weekend mountain getaway as well as a discounted abortion, known as “Abortathon”, but they get much more than what they planned on when the aborted fetuses rise up as the undead to seek revenge.

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Tired of not having a successful way of making money, Burt Flemming (Brian Gunnoe) and his dimwit partner Teddy (Rob Cobb) find out … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Return Of Sherlock Holmes (1929)

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“Holmes is attending the wedding of Roger Longmore to Mary Watson, when Roger’s father Captain Longmore is found murdered in his study. Holmes suspects poison after finding a trick cigarette case with a poisoned needle which is brought into play when the opening spring is pressed. Meanwhile Roger disappears and, acting on a few slender clues, Holmes rushes off to Cherbourg with Watson and Mary where they catch an ocean liner for … Continue reading

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