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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.

REVIEW:

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.

REVIEW:

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.

REVIEW:

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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Film Review: Honeymoon (2014)

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A newlywed couple finds their lake-country honeymoon descend into chaos after Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of their first night.

REVIEW:

How well does one truly know a significant other?  Is the length of a courtship through engagement and the exchanging of vows an ample amount of time to base the remainder of one’s existence upon?  Worth noting in this discussion is the fact that most married couples, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Canal (2014)

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David Williams wants nothing more than to give his wife Alice the perfect life. Working as a film archivist, the young, pregnant couple finally save enough to buy their first home. Residing on the picturesque, Irish Canal it seems as though their prayers have finally been answered. An eerie coincidence unfolds at David’s office one day to threaten it all. In the screening room, he views a silent film from 1902 documenting … Continue reading

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Film Review: Inner Demons (2014)

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Carson is your typical Catholic teenaged girl, straight A student. When her family notices a gradual decline in grades, social activity and demeanor they enlist in the help of Step Inside Recovery, an addictions counselling facility. A documentary film crew shoots the entire process from intervention to counselling and recovery. Carson’s parents, friends, fellow patients and film crew are in for an awful shock when they realize her behaviour originates from something … Continue reading

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Film Review: Tomb Of Ligeia (1964)

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“Erudite recluse Verden Fell is struck by a meeting with lady Rowena, daughter of country lord Trevanion, who reminds him of his late wife Ligeia, both being somehow associated with a black cat and the wild fox the lord loves hunting. They fall in love, marry and resolve he leave the ruined abbey where he buried Ligeia. However Rowena’s devoted gentleman friend Christopher Gough discovers it cannot be sold as Ligeia was … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Raven (1963)

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“The magician Doctor Erasmus Craven, who chooses not belong to the Brotherhood Of Magicians, grieves the loss of his beloved wife Lenore and lives in a castle with his daughter Estelle. One day, a raven knocks on his window and Craven learns that the bird is actually the magician Doctor Adolphus Bedlo who was turned into a raven after challenging the powerful magician Doctor Scarabus who was an enemy of his father. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Pact II (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

A woman who is plagued by nightmares involving a serial killer learns her dreams have a horrifying connection to the real world.

REVIEW:

The Pact, the first film to come out of this series, blew me away. I thought it had just enough tension and substance to earn it a place in my favorites list for that year. Word of a sequel, was enough to “hope” that … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cross Bearer (2012)

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Heather is broke. She has a soul sucking job as a stripper. Her live-in girlfriend Victoria has a baby and a coke problem. Her boss Harry is an abusive maniac. Life cannot get much worse… or so she thought. Determined to get out of this living hell, Heather and her lover, Bunny, plan to rip off Harry, ditch Victoria, and leave town to live out their days on the Greek islands in peaceful … Continue reading

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Film Review: Crazy Dog (Canepazzo) (2012)

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Crazy dog, a serial killer of the 80s, who seems killing randomly. Marco Costa, son of one the victims, decides to investigate on his father’s murder. Crazy dog was suicide or the truth is more complicated than that?

REVIEW:

Opening with the murder of a terrified man in a public park in 1983, ‘Crazy Dog’ wastes no time with setting up its tight premise – a serial killer is picking off seemingly … Continue reading

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Film Review: Breaking at the Edge (2013)

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SYNOPSIS:

A pregnant woman fears for her unborn child’s life if she doesn’t avenge a supernatural entity.

REVIEW:

Horror film makers are a slick bunch of operators, friends.  The trend of saddling the female lead with a vague mental illness not only throws the less wizened viewer an initial red herring, it justifies the “It’s all in your head” argument she’ll inevitably face.  Spoiler Alert: It’s never all in her head.

Why is it … Continue reading

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Film Review: Audrey Rose (1977)

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SYNOPSIS:

A man enters the lives of a married couple and tries to convince them that their daughter is actually the reincarnation of his own daughter who died in a car accident years prior.

REVIEW:

Directed by Robert Wise (The Sound of Music, Star Trek: The Motion Picture) brings to life the story of Audrey Rose. Based on the novel by Frank de Felitta (who also did the screenplay) our journey begins … Continue reading

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Film Review: Exorcist Chronicles (2013)

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When a rash of possessions spring up across the globe, the Vatican sends a specialized team into the heart of the epidemic to determine the cause. Father Jan and scientist Daryl Lux follow their investigation to a mysterious remote lake where the possessed are being drawn. The two fear there is something in the water that is far more dangerous than anything mankind has ever encountered.

REVIEW:
On the surface, … Continue reading

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