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Film Review: Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014)

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Fin Shepard, survivor of the legendary Sharknado of LA, returns home to New York City but finds a mega-storm waiting. Once again Fin must risk his life to save his family and friends – and all of New York – from a tornado full of hungry, man-eating sharks ready to devour anyone in their path.

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Sharknado 2: The Second One is an abomination, a horrible piece of dribble that … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lucifer’s Angels (2014)

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Lucifer’s Angels is a smart, refreshing horror film that pays homage to classic horror. A twisted film with a smart and intriguing plot. A group of friends go on their first camping trip together in the Catskill Mountains. Also, a ghost hunter from New York City and his fiance, travel to the same mountains hoping to research and record any paranormal phenomenon. All of them unknowingly entering into a world of evil. … Continue reading

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Film Review: It’s Alive (1974)

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“Heavily pregnant Lenore Davis tells her husband, Frank, that she is in labor. They leave their eleven year-old son Chris with their friend Charley and they head to the Community Hospital. Lenore feels that something is wrong and delivers a monster that kills the team in the delivery room and escapes through a skylight. Lieutenant Perkins comes to the hospital to investigate the murder and the press divulges the identity of the … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Review: Curtains

Have you ever wanted sometime sooo badly you would do anything for it?  Well for me, I have wanted Curtains (1983) on DVD and Blu-ray for years. I own a 35mm print of this film, and I’ve seen it projected three times since 1998. The image looks very similar to the VHS Vestron Video release which I first rented in July 1986 which is to say that it is dark, murky and sometimes difficult … Continue reading

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Film Review: Thrillkill (1984)

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When he sister is murdered after being involved with some shady dealing a woman finds herself on the run from the people who killed her. She is joined by a police detective who claims that he wants to help her but it soon becomes apparent that she can’t really trust him or anyone else.

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Have you ever watched a movie that was so boring that you really just didn’t care what … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dark Sanity (1982)

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When recovering alcoholic Karen and her husband move into a new house she starts seeing visions of the terrible unsolved murder that took place there years earlier. Unfortunately the killer is still walking around free and has decided that since she is close to solving the murder thanks to the visions that Karen must be the next to die.

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Film Review: Proxy (2013)

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The life of three parents who have all shared the loss of a child. Motives are not what they seem and sanity is in short supply in this thriller.

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One can only imagine the harrowing level of grief inflicted by the death of a child.  Morbidly, this tragic real life horror has historically served as fertile stomping grounds for motion picture melancholy.  Dramatic pieces have delved headlong into the deteriorating psyches of mourning … Continue reading

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Film Review: Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

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Peter Quill discovers the orb he just stole may hold far more danger to the universe than ever imagined. Together with a rag-tag team of bounty hunters, assassins and mad men, Quill and his Guardians of the Galaxy fight to stop Ronan the Accuser.

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Guardians of the Galaxy is everything you want from a sci-fi action film from Marvel Studios that is ballsy enough to introduce all-new, generally unknown … Continue reading

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Film Review: X The Man With The X-Ray Eyes (1963)

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“Doctor James Xavier is a world renowned scientist experimenting with human eyesight. He devises a drug, that when applied to the eyes, enables the user to see beyond the normal realm of our sight (ultraviolet rays etc.) it also gives the user the power to see through objects. Xavier tests this drug on himself, when his funding is cut off. As he continues to test the drug on himself, Xavier begins to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Experiment in Torture (2007)

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Lured by the smell of easy money, beautiful, exotic dancers agree to spend the weekend at the remote mountain getaway of a wealthy voyeur. Once there, the girls are drugged, tied up and slowly tortured to death with everything from a blowtorch to an electric drill by a killer who uses their bodies as a canvas for his sadistic, twisted art.

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Since the label of “torture porn” started getting slapped … Continue reading

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Film Review: Leviathan (1989)

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Underwater deep-sea miners encounter a Soviet wreck and bring back a dangerous cargo to their base on the ocean floor with horrifying results. In a story owing a lot to”Alien” and “The Thing”,  the crew of the mining base must fight to survive against a genetic mutation that hunts them down one by one.

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Directed by: George P. Cosmatos
Starring: Peter Weller, Richard Crenna, Amanda Pays, Daniel Stern, Ernie Hudson, Michael … Continue reading

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Film Review: Violent Shit 2 (1992)

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Drilled by his deranged mother, Karl the Butcher jr. takes revenge for the gruesome death of his father. Anyone who sets foot on the forest has to die. Hold on to your limbs as Karl jr. slaughter his victims to some amazing tunes of terror. Decapitation is just the beginning…

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I could probably just go ahead and say something like “Violent Shit 2 is an early 1990’s, shot on video, German splatter … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mutilations (1986)

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A High School Science Field Trip is stalked by an Alien!

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The most fascinating films come from artists who pour their heart and soul into a project only to have the final product be a colossal mess. They spend all of that time making their vision come to life only for it to be realized as a monstrosity. Nothing seems to work properly in the film yet it all comes together … Continue reading

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Film Review: Trophy Heads (2014)

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Six famous b-movie scream queens find themselves the target of a sick fan’s obsession with their films. One by one, they are kidnapped and forced to recreate the biggest death scenes of their career. Except this time, their very lives are on the line.

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Full Moon Studios producer-director Charles Band returns to the horror spotlight with the web series Trophy Heads launched to coincide, support and promote Full Moon … Continue reading

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Film Review: Killer Legends (2014)

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A documentary team looks at the true origins of common urban legends in America.

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If you grew up losing sleep over episodes of UNSOLVED MYSTERIES—and, strangely, remember the experience fondly (I did), then KILLER LEGENDS is the movie for you. It is wonderfully sensationalist, replete with eerie piano music and gritty stock footage.

The real events, which, in turn, urban legends grow out of are way scarier than the myths … Continue reading

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Film Review: Phantom of Paradise (1974)

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Composer Winslow Leach (William Finley) is determined to seek revenge on Swan (Williams), an evil record tycoon who steals his pop cantana of the Faust legend to launch his enemy’s palace as the mysterious Phantom of the Paradise and continues to plan his gruesome retaliation.

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With this review I think I will be straying a bit from my usual format since the film I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Chrysalis (2014)

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Joshua and Penelope are survivors of a deadly infection that laid waste to humanity 25 years ago. When they encounter fellow survivor Abira, their lives are forever changed as they fight off the remnants of the infected.

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Zombie films have always been fairly popular. From the old classics like George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead (1978) to Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later (2002), for some reason those flesh-eating folk always … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lucy (2014)

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An unwilling participant in a drug trafficking scheme involving an experimental new drug, Lucy is inadvertently exposed to the drug’s unusual characteristics. Lucy begins to utilize more and more of her brain capacity to the point where she can not only control her own body, but others around her and things such as phones, computers and gravity. Now she must enlist the help of strangers in a fight to survive.

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Film Review: Dragonwolf (2013)

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The Devil’s Cauldron, a city where depravity and violence has forged a society in which only the lethal and callous can survive, two young men who possess the intellect and ferocity to flourish, carve a name for themselves as the most efficient and unstoppable hit men. Side by side, these two brothers are the deadliest killers, feared by even the most evil criminals. But when a woman of rare beauty mysteriously enters the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Speak No Evil (2013)

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A single mother fights to protect her daughter from demonically possessed children and a town gone mad.

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Film Review: Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

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Jonathan and Lucy live in Wismar and the Count wants a house there. Varna is a port on the Black Sea, close to Dracula’s castle.

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 “Time is an abyss… profound as a thousand nights… Centuries come and go… To be unable to grow old is terrible… Death is not the worst… Can you imagine enduring centuries, experiencing each day, the same futilities…”

Most often, remakes are a mistake: either from … Continue reading

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