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Film Review: Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)


SYNOPSIS: Despite being under heavy sedation, Elena tries to make her way out of Arboria, a secluded, quasi-futuristic commune. REVIEW: Canadian science fiction, Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010), is a rather lethargic, hypnotic composition of a film. We open upon a psychedelic commercial in process for a commune named Arboria. As we are told, this institute is a scientific solution …

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Film Review: Honeymoon Horror (1982)


SYNOPSIS: Imagine every newlywed’s fantasy, a rustic secluded lover’s paradise- Honeymoon Island. What starts as a weekend of love, turns into a nightmare of blood and terror for three young innocent couples. What lurks in the shadows of Honeymoon Lodge? Is it the caretaker, or perhaps something more fiendish and deadly? Honeymoon Island, where newlyweds joined in holy matrimony spend …

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Film Review: Blood and Carpet (2015)


SYNOPSIS: In the late 1960s there were no CCTV or crime scene DNA testing, but disposing of a dead body was still bloody murder. REVIEW: I love period films, especially when the filmmaker gets it right. It’s difficult to create another era. The more recent the era, the more difficult the task. BLOOD AND CARPET takes place in the late …

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Film Review: Super Hybrid (2010)


SYNOPSIS: Late one night, a mysterious car is brought into the Chicago police impound garage after a deadly traffic accident. The on-call mechanics soon discover the car has a mind of its own. With hundreds of horsepower and two tons of reinforced steel at its command, it’s a seemingly unstoppable killing machine capable of outrunning — and outwitting — humans. …

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Film Review: Marebito (2004)


SYNOPSIS: A fear-obsessed freelance cameraman (Shinya Tsukamoto) investigates an urban legend involving mysterious spirits that haunt the subways of Tokyo. REVIEW: Director: Takashi Shimizu Producer: Tatsuhiko Hirata Music: Toshiyuki Takine Cinematographer: Tsukasa Tanabe Editor: Masahiro Ugajin Actors: Shinya Tsukamoto * Tomomi Miyash*ta * Kazuhrio Nakahara * Miho Ninagawa * Shun Sugata After watching this I was reminded of several different …

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Film Review: Bad Behaviour (2010)


SYNOPSIS: Emma and Peterson encounter their fierce predator Voyte Parker, a cop confronts his son’s murderer, and a man finds his wife is cheating on him. Intersecting story lines; murderers, coppers, teachers and teenagers. REVIEW: The year was 1994, and it was virtually splitting at the seams with a cornucopia of notable highs and lows: Nancy Kerrigan received the world’s worst “Good Luck” gift …

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Film Review: Meat Grinder (2009)


SYNOPSIS: MEAT GRINDER takes you to taste the bizarre horror of traditional noodle recipe cooked by Boot, a woman who owns a noodle stall, a unique noodle stall REVIEW: Director: Tiwa Moeithaisong Actors: Mai Charoenpura * Rattanballang Tohsawat * * Duangta Tungkamanee Who watches the horror movies from Thailand? I watch them, that’s who! And here is another movie I …

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Film Review: Blood Donors (2010)


SYNOPSIS: When a stalker becomes a vampire, a loving couple is the target. A path of destruction and crazy mayhem leads to poor martial arts, ridiculous victims, and a clown. Just when you think it’s over, it’s not! Comedy shouldn’t be this horror-ible! REVIEW: Directed by: Kenny Carpenter Written by: Kenny Carpenter and Bobby Jones Starring: Bobby Jones, Dana Aritonovich, …

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Film Review: Fade to Black (1980)


SYNOPSIS: A socially awkward young man who is also a film addict, jumps into his favorite past time and uses his favorite Hollywood characters to cope with life and exact revenge on those who have wronged him. REVIEW: This film begins in the home of the main character, Eric Binford, portrayed by Dennis Christopher (chariots of fire, Stephen King’s IT). …

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Film Review: Prank (2013)


SYNOPSIS: In the Summer before their senior year, three teens tried to execute the perfect prank on their bully. Instead, they executed him. REVIEW: It is becoming increasingly difficult to be a supporter of found footage films, or at least films that use first person filming as their primary trope. There are still some good examples being produced but ultimately …

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