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Film Review: Sharkansas Women’s Prison Massacre (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: When a fracking environmental accident rips apart the earth’s crust, the resulting hole lets out prehistoric sharks from underground. The sharks target a group of women and trap them in a cabin. REVIEW: I love myself a good B-movie; pure unpretentious fun – no strings attached. Jim Wynorski used to be very reliable when it comes to delivering this …

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Film Review: I Am ZoZo (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: I Am ZoZo is a psychological thriller about five young people who play with a Ouija board on Halloween and attract the attention of a malevolent demon. The film is based on real experiences with an ancient and malevolent spirit called ZoZo that attaches itself to people exclusively through Ouija boards. REVIEW: In the world of DTV (Direct To …

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Film Review: Skinwalkers (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: As 12-year-old Timothy (Matthew Knight) prepares to turn 13, he’s blissfully unaware that he’s a half blood slated to transform — and that his extended family of good-hearted werewolves has been protecting him since the day he was born. Elsewhere, lurking in the shadows, an evil pack of werewolves (led by Jason Behr) has been waiting for more than …

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Film Review: Sector 7 (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Something awaits 8,000 feet under the sea off the southern tip of Jeju Island. The Eclipse is the offshore drilling rig stationed at Sector 7, a mining area in the vast open sea located off the southern tip of Jeju Island. The oil drilling excavations end in failure and headquarters gives the order to withdraw. Captain Jeong-man is sent …

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Film Review: Charly (1968)

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SYNOPSIS: “Charly is an adult male with a cognitive disability struggling to survive in the modern world. His frequent attempts at learning, reading and writing prove difficult. His teacher, Miss Kinian, takes Charly to the clinic where he is observed by doctors who have Charly ‘race’ a mouse, Algernon. Algernon is usually the winner thanks to an experiment that greatly …

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Film Review: War Wolves (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Fresh from the battlefields of the Middle East, vet Jake Gabriel (director Michael Worth) faces a new enemy as he struggles to suppress the werewolf within after having been cursed with lycanthropy during a gunfight. John Saxon plays a commander sent to the States to apprehend Gabriel before he can infect others — little knowing that a trio of …

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Film Review: Cannibal Suburbia (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Disturbed entertainers Donkey Punch Disco and the Secret Mango take us through three tales of violence, comedy and feces situated in the Melbourne suburbs. The first story revolves around a disastrous party, the second is a tale of psychotic doppelgangers and finally we have a gory explosion of terror as an unlucky sleaze hound experiences painful tortures inflicted by …

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Film Review: The Last House on the Left (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: While vacationing at their summer home, Emma and John Collingwood (Monica Potter and Tony Goldwyn) show kindness to a group of strangers, unaware that the same men just assaulted their daughter (Sara Paxton). Once they learn the truth, they set out on a no-holds-barred plan for revenge that can only end in bloodshed. Dennis Iliadis directs this updated remake …

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Film Review: Frogs (1972)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of hapless victims is invited to an island estate crawling with evil frogs. REVIEW: One of the most important things on Earth is nature. Without nature, we would have no chance of survival. We rely upon nature to live. As a species, we began as hunter-gatherers. We hunted the animals and gathered the plants. We breathe in …

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Film Review: Zombi Holocaust (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: A series of corpse mutilations in hospitals around New York City prompt an anthropologist and her doctor colleague to investigate. The trail leads them to an Indonesian archipelago, where they rendezvous with Dr Obrero, who works there helping the natives. Not only do they encounter groups of roaming cannibals in their search, but it becomes apparent that the island …

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Film Review: I Drink Your Blood (1971)

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SYNOPSIS:A group of Satanic hippies decide to hole up in a small town. It isn’t long before residents take notice of the group and their deviant behavior. A young boy decides to get revenge on the group the best way that he knows how, by feeding them rabies injected meat pies.  REVIEW:Directed by: David Durston Year: 1971 Starring: Bhaskar, Jadine Wong, Ronda Fultz, Arlene Farber, …

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Film Review: The Navigator (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A family heading toward their holiday destination are encouraged to take a shorter route by their GPS navigational system. During their journey they suddenly find themselves stranded. They are lost in the woods, away from any civilization with no fuel and no way of contacting the outside world. Will they reach their destination? REVIEW: Sometimes it’s incredibly difficult to …

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Film Review: Fast Company (1979)

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SYNOPSIS: “Standard ‘good guys versus bad guys’ drag-racing movie. Nice scene of the driver’s view during a funny car run.” (thanks to IMDB for that detailed synopsis) REVIEW: He might deny it on the audio commentary, but this seventies exploitation movie rates as one hell of an anomaly in the career of Canadian auteur David Cronenberg. Made after he’d delivered …

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