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Film Review: Mute (short film) (2016)

SYNOPSIS: Mute, which follows a tongue-chopping madman chasing three kids who stumble into his neck of the woods REVIEW: More short films, kiddies! Today we have MUTE, written and directed by A Color Green (yea, I’m not making that up…..that is, in fact, the person’s name as listed). This is the directorial debut for A Color Green, a filmmaker, illustrator …

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Film Review: The Survivor (1981)

SYNOPSIS: A 747 carrying three hundred passengers crashes killing everyone on board but the pilot. The sole survivor miraculously walks away unharmed, with no memory of what caused the crash. The victim’s ghosts return to haunt the lone survivor while taking vengeance on anyone who desecrates their memory. REVIEW: 1981’s The Survivor was produced during the 70’s and 80’s heyday …

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Film Review: The Red Man (2016)

SYNOPSIS: A successful DJ living in a trendy apartment building learns his psychiatrist and new neighbor may be involved in a secret society plot drugging and killing fellow celebrity tenants. REVIEW: Certain filmmakers wear the incoherence of their films like a badge of honor, from relatively mainstream directors like David Lynch and Darren Aronofsky to experimental filmmakers across every genre. …

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Film Review: The Raking (2017)

SYNOPSIS: A group of college co-eds embark on a weekend-long camping trip as part of a Cultural Anthropology project to research an internet creepypasta urban legend. REVIEW: Orson Welles was an amazing human being.  In his mid-twenties he co-wrote, directed, and starred in one of the greatest movies ever made.  Bryan Brewer, the writer, director, and star of “The Raking,” …

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Film Review: Violent Shit 4 (Karl the Butcher vs Axe) (2010)

SYNOPSIS: In a war torn post-apocalyptic future, Karl the Butcher faces off against a new ultra-violent serial killer, dubbed Axe REVIEW: If non-stop, over the top blood and violence with a hefty side of raucous humor is your thing, then let me introduce you to horror/splatter director Andreas Schnaas. Since the early 90’s, Schnaas has been one of the top …

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Film Review: Violent Shit 3: Infantry of Doom (1999)

SYNOPSIS:  Three men row a lifeboat to a shoreline inhabited by iron mask-clad followers of “The Maester” and his son. Through every conceivable, sometimes random, means possible, each character meets a brutal demise. And I do mean each character. I think there’s literally one survivor on the entire island by the end. REVIEW: Wow… just… wow. Not a good wow …

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Film Review: Candiland (2016)

SYNOPSIS: Struggling to rebuild their lives, a former tennis star and a recent divorcee decide to isolate themselves from the world in a quest for true “oneness”; as their affair descends into savagery, his father must fight to save them before they disappear completely into madness. REVIEW: Candiland is based on the novel “Candyland” by Elizabeth Engstrom.  I haven’t read  …

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Film Review: The Void (2016)

SYNOPSIS: In the middle of a routine patrol, officer Daniel Carter happens upon a blood-soaked figure limping down a deserted stretch of road. He rushes the young man to a nearby rural hospital staffed by a skeleton crew, only to discover that patients and personnel are transforming into something inhuman. As the horror intensifies, Carter leads the other survivors on …

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Film Review: Rotten Romance (short film) (2012)

SYNOPSIS: Three segments showing rather unusual love-related stories, each dealing with a dark and twisted love or desire, from cannibalism to self-mutilation. REVIEW:  Coming from the Netherlands, written and directed by self-proclaimed “Mr. Pervert,” Erik Zijlstra, Rotten Romance is not only a short film, but also a three-part anthology. Trying to fit three short films into just under 20 minutes …

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Film Review: S. Darko (2009)

SYNOPSIS: Seven years after the tragic death of her brother Donnie, Samantha Darko is still mourning him and the loss of the loving family that fell apart after he died. Her home life in shambles, 18-year-old Sam impulsively decides to join her rebellious best friend Corey on a cross-country drive from Virginia to California in the hope of becoming a …

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Film Review: House II: The Second Story (1987)

SYNOPSIS: The new owner of a sinister house gets involved with reanimated corpses and demons searching for an ancient Aztec skull with magic powers. REVIEW: Director: Ethan Wiley Starring: Arye Gross, Jonathan Stark, Royal Dano and John Ratzenberger The original House was an underrated gem of a film that married the clever narrative of films like Jacob’s Ladder with the …

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Film Review: House (1985)

SYNOPSIS: Roger Cobb (William Katt) is a Vietnam vet whose career as a horror novelist has taken a turn for the worse when his son Jimmy mysteriously disappears while visiting his aunt’s house. Roger’s search for Jimmy destroys his marriage and his writing career. The sudden death of his aunt brings Roger back to the house where his nightmares began. …

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