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Film Review: We Are Monsters (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Emma is kidnapped and imprisoned by a trio of psychopaths. REVIEW: While technicalities and specific story details will vary from one film to the next, almost all entries in the rape/revenge sub-genre feature a handful of the same tropes and follow a very similar structure. An innocent woman, through no fault of her own, finds herself kidnapped or otherwise …

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Film Review: Road Games (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: While hitchhiking through the French countryside Jack meets up with Veronique when he saves her from a potentially physical altercation with her male companion.  The two soon find themselves staying at the house of a friendly older couple for the night, but unfortunately their hosts may not be quite as nice as they seem. REVIEW: I wasn’t too keen …

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Film Review: The Horde (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: The film follows John Crenshaw as he accompanies his girlfriend and her students on a weekend nature-photography expedition deep into the woods. What should be an educational and fun-filled weekend turns into horror as the group is besieged by an unspeakable evil – a horde of hideously disfigured, mutated humans with an insatiable taste for blood. As things go …

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Film Review: Blood Punch (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A young man is lured into a dangerous love triangle that begins to take a series of shocking and grisly supernatural turns. REVIEW: Blood Punch follows Milton (Milo Cawthorne), a brilliant chemistry student who, before his campus meth lab was discovered by police, was on the verge of graduating with a college degree. During his time in a court-mandated …

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Film Review: Bad Acid (short film) (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Marvin Maskelyn, a washed up TV hypnotist and magician desperate to recapture his fame acquires a magic lamp and some LSD. His vision of fame is not quite what he anticipated. REVIEW: Another short film! Today we have BAD ACID, written and directed by David Chaudoir. Marvin Maskelyn (Tristin Beint) is a washed up illusionist and hypnotist, desperately trying …

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Film Review: Green Room (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: After witnessing a murder, a punk rock band is forced into a vicious fight for survival against a group of maniacal skinheads who are trying to eliminate all evidence pertaining to the crime. REVIEW: A struggling punk band calling themselves The Ain’t Rights find themselves in a situation that most certainly isn’t too right when they stumble upon the …

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Film Review: Tabloid Vivant (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: A painter and an art critic who romanticize each other’s obsession with fame decide to collaborate on a project they believe will revolutionize the art world. They are determined to make a painting come to life, even if it kills them. REVIEW: Art is the backbone of our culture. People listen to music and podcasts, watch television and movies, …

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Film Review: Tortured (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Two escaped convicts are on the run, looking to take a hostage to help them escape the country. They stalk a girl that looks like a prime candidate, but one of them has ulterior motives. REVIEW: You generally know what you’re getting into when you sign on to watch a film by a company called Exploitation Pictures. Tortured (subtitled …

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Film Review: Pixels (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games. REVIEW: Quite possibly one of the very few films that was most likely intended for younger audiences, that ended up appealing to the older generation-x audience. These video games which by today’s video enthusiasts …

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Film Review: Hard Line (2016)

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SYNOPSIS: Dead Rush is the end of the world as we know it, as seen through the eyes of one man – David (David Michael Moote), as he takes us through his journey: before, during and after the zombie apocalypse. REVIEW: There are always new ways to present films. As technology advances, filmmakers take advantage of these new means of …

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Film Review: Don’t Look in the Basement 2 (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Back in the 70’s something quite horrible happened at Stephens Sanitarium and several patients and staff members were murdered. Now it has reopened under a new name and the only survivor of that terrible day has been admitted there as a new patient. Unfortunately upon his arrival people start acting strangely and even dying under mysterious circumstances. Does he …

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Film Review: Dropping Evil (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: After his friends slip him LSD on a camping trip, ultra-nerdy Nancy hallucinates that they are evil beings and begins to systematically hunt them down. Meanwhile, a mysterious corporation monitors the entire event for their own hidden purpose. REVIEW: Last night I had trouble sleeping. I woke around 3 or 4am. I tried going back to sleep but nothing …

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Film Review: Evil Spawn (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: Microbes are brought back to earth via a space probe from Venus. A scientist is using them in experiments on ageing, but dies before the work is finished. His assistant approaches an ageing actress who is being passed by for the lead roles, and she injects the serum hoping to become young again. When the actress is still passed …

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