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Film Review: Mortuary (1983)

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Convinced that her father’s death was not accidental, a beautiful girl decides to investigate to find out the truth, aided by her boyfriend. Her sleuthing draws her to a local mortuary, where many secrets will be revealed.

REVIEW:

Director – Howard Avedis
Starring – Mary Beth McDonough, David Wallace, Bill Paxton, Lynda Day George

From low-budget producer and director Howard Avedis comes this serviceable if not somewhat strange horror movie from … Continue reading

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Film Review: Beyond Evil (1980)

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An architect and his wife moves into a house with a bloody past and a 100 year old ghost, who possesses the wife.

REVIEW:

Director – Herb Freed
Starring – John Saxon, Lynda Day George, Michael Dante

Sometimes there is nothing like a good haunted house movie. This subgenre is filled with classics and of course some not so classics. I think it would be safe … Continue reading

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Film Review: Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster (1971)

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From Earth’s pollution a new monster is spawned. Hedorah, the smog monster, destroys Japan and fights Godzilla while spewing his poisonous gas to further the damage.

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“Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster” was a 1971 release that made its way thru the theatre circuit. The film is titled under its original Asian title as “Godzilla vs Hedorah”.Hedorah is the name given to the freaky tadpole creature that … Continue reading

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Film Review: Take Shelter (2011)

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Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.

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It’s not a big surprise to start seeing more films based around apocalyptic videos. In fact, you might say we are in the heart of the storm when it comes to historical time periods for this sort of thing. Because … Continue reading

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Film Review: Amphibious 3D (2010)

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Marine biologist Skylar Shane hires an expat charter boat captain, Jack Bowman, to help her find prehistoric life form samples in the north Sumatran Sea. During the expedition, they run into some of Jacks freinds, a gang of smugglers headquartered on a fishing platform in the middle of the sea.

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“Amphibious 3D” is the latest effort from cult horror maestro, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Woman in Black (2012)

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A young lawyer travels to a remote village to organize a recently deceased client’s papers, where he discovers the ghost of a scorned woman set on vengeance.

REVIEW

Daniel Radcliffe stars in his first breakaway performance since his days of Harry Potter magic wrangling as lawyer Arthur Kipps. Based on a Susan Hill novel, this Hammer Film production takes an old school approach in this rather haunting and scary new film release for … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Human Centipede Part 2: Full Sequence (2011)

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Tom Six’s internationally controversial follow-up to the original cult smash, The Human Centipede: Full Sequence ups the ante with a brute force unparalleled in motion pictures today. Inspired by the fictional Dr. Heiter, disturbed loner Martin dreams of creating a 12-person centipede and sets out to realize his sick fantasy.

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Film Review: The Other Hell (1981)

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Nuns become possessed by the Devil and lust after the abbot!

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Ah Satan, that embodiment of all the hatred and evil that resides in the heart of man. Fun fact: Satan was originally depicted in art as being blue since the definition of hell was nothing more than the absence from God, and was therefore assumed to be a cold place. I guess freezing to death just didn’t hold up as a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Eko Eko Azarak: Wizard of Darkness (1995)

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Misa Kuroi is an adorable high-school girl who arrives at her new school when it is falling under an evil supernatural force. Trying to figure out who’s behind the supernatural attack, Misa also has to deal with assumptions by her fellow classmates that believe she is the one behind it all. Misa and twelve other students are kept late after school hours one day to retake an exam. Then, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Taint (2010)

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The water is tainted. The Taint poisons the minds of men. It turns them into raging misogynists: monsters who want nothing more than to crush women’s heads with rocks (or other objects). When society is transformed into a land of sadistic violence and horrible brutality, it is up to Phil O’Ginny and his hot friend, Misandra, to combat the horrible evil that is The Taint. Can they survive a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Don’t Go in the House (1980)

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A disturbed young man who was burned as a child by his sadistic mother stalks women with a flamethrower.

REVIEW:

“Don’t Go in the House” has historically been christened a “video nasty,” or a film that was censored and/or banned in the UK in the 1980’s due to it’s graphic nature. Despite its 1980 completion, it was only first shown in Britain in 1987, with heavy cuts. It was finally released uncut in … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Skin I Live In (2011)

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A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.

REVIEW:

I’ve never been the biggest Pedro Almodovar fan. I haven’t seen a film of his since “Live Flesh” in 1997. The others I have seen were his … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Torturer (2008)

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SYNOPSIS:

A U.S. Army interrogator talks with his therapist about actions that took place during a specific interrogation that had questionable results.

REVIEW:

Written by Graham Green, Richard Loranger
Directed By Graham Green
Starring: Nichelle Nichols, Andrew W. Walker, Sophia Choi

With a name like “The Torturer” one would think that the subject matter of this movie would be rather obvious. Such is not … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Darker Reality (2008)

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A down and dirty crime thriller A Darker Reality follows detective Alex Belasco and his assistant a media savvy personality named Jesse Metcalfe as they try to find a serial killer who targets women known only as “The Ghost”. Violent and brutal this isn’t your mother’s late night cop show and sometimes things just don’t always end the way that you would want them to.

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Film Review: Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

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Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult.

Martha has run away from an abusive hippie-like cult where she was living as Marcy May for two years. She turns to her sister and brother-in-law who take her in and want to help her. The problem is Martha is having a hard time separating dreams from reality and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Chop (2010)

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Lance Reed is forced by a psychotic stranger to confront his duplicitous past. Seeking retribution for a crime, the man forces Lance to reveal his inner most secrets by systematically removing his limbs.

REVIEW:

It’s pretty amazing how great films can somehow just glide under the radar. In a way, it’s sad since some of these films end up going unnoticed. On … Continue reading

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