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Film Review: The Monster Squad (1987)

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Young kids form a club that is devoted to monsters, but soon get more than they bargained for when Count Dracula adjourns to Earth, accompanied by Frankenstein’s Monster, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and the Gillman. The uglies are in search of a powerful amulet that will grant them power to rule the world. Our heroes – the Monster Squad are the only ones daring to stand in their way.

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Film Review: Blood Beach (1980)

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Something or someone is attacking people one by one on the beach. Some of them are mutilated, but most of them are sucked into the sand, disappearing without a trace. What is the creature responsible? Where does it live, and where did it come from? And is there any chance of it reproducing? Meanwhile, David Huffman and Mariana Hill are once-almost-married old friends, reunited over the death of her mother on … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lunacy (2005)

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A horror movie testing two approaches to running an insane asylum – absolute freedom versus control and punishment – within the context of a world that combines the worst of both. Jean Berlot, a young man subject to a nightmare of being forced into a straitjacket by two orderlies, is befriended by a marquis. At the marquis’s estate, Jean witnesses a black Mass, buries someone alive, and is invited to try preventive therapy. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Amityville Haunting (2012)

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Actual found footage that documents the horrifying experience of a family that moved into the infamous haunted house.

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Asylum has lately taken an interest in haunted house films. It was only last month that I reviewed another release by Asylum titled “A Haunting in Salem“. There have been a few more like the “8213 Gacy … Continue reading

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Film Review: April Fool’s Day (1986)

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A group of college friends decide to spend their spring break relaxing, getting drunk, and having sex at their rich friend’s mansion that is located on an island. Unfortunately though, there is a mysterious killer on the island as well who is stalking the group and picking them off one-by-one in a series of gruesome ways. Is the killer a total stranger or is it someone that the group knows, and … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Devil Inside (2012)

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In Italy, a woman becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms during her mission to discover what happened to her mother, who allegedly murdered three people during her own exorcism.

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“The Devil Inside” debuts as one of the first horror films to arise from the 2012 New Year. With typical theatre attendance a bit low, many have been eagerly anticipating its arrival. It’s marketing efforts have been strong … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Unholy (1988)

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Two priests have been brutally murdered at St. Agnes church. Now the unholy reigns, only to be challenged by the purest of mortal souls. Father Michael, believed to be spiritually blessed, is appointed to the ungodly Parish. His ultimate test is a confrontation with the demon in a battle to the death.

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“The Unholy” (1988) might quite possibly be one of my most sought after 1980′s horror films. While … Continue reading

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Film Review: Being There (1979)

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“A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington DC house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television. After a run in with a limousine, he ends up a guest of a woman, Eve, and her husband Ben, an influential but sickly businessman. Now called … Continue reading

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Film Review: Madman (1982)

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Sitting around the campfire, a camp counselor tells the campers about the story of Madman Marz, a mean-spirited famer who went nuts one night years ago and slaughtered his entire family. He was supposedly killed by an angry mob as a result, but his dead body disappeared as if it just got up and walked away. The legend goes that he still lurks about in the woods by … Continue reading

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Film Review: C.H.U.D. (1984)

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SYNOPSIS:

 A bizarre series of murders in New York City seems to point toward the existence of a race of mutant cannibals living under the streets.

REVIEW:

I remember the trailer for “C.H.U.D.” & how excited me & my friends were to see it. A movie about cannibalistic mutants living in the sewers of NYC? How cool was that? We were so stoked to take this one in and it … Continue reading

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Film Review: Luster (2010)

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Thomas Luster is a troubled businessman who tries to make sense of a life being driven out-of-control by a force closer to home than he first realizes. When he discovers that the man working against him is another side of his own personality he is forced to fight back against his manipulative alter-ego as murder, madness and mayhem combine to take Luster on the most bizarre and terrifying ride of his life.

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Film Review: Behind the Wall (2008)

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Maine coastal town Harrison Bay is broke, so deputy mayor Drew Cabot arranges a deal with a contractor to develop the abandoned lighthouse for tourism. Father Hendry fails to convince the town council to veto the project. He also invited, sneakily, Katelyn Parks, who was foster-raised out of state after her father Christopher was locked-up for her mother’s murder there. Once the basement is broken open, new bloodshed starts, and the horrible truth … Continue reading

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Film Review: Late Fee (2009)

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A young couple’s quest to rent the scariest movies on Halloween results in a real life horror show they may not live to regret.

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When I was nine, my father handed me a copy of “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich” by Alexander Solzhenitsyn and said, ‘Here, read this.” Rather heady material for anyone, let alone a nine year old. To this day it’s still one of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Elvis Found Alive (2012)

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ELVIS has been FOUND, ALIVE! After visiting Graceland, Director Joel Gilbert made a Freedom of Information Act request for US government files on Elvis Presley. Incredibly, documents arrived from the FBI revealing an address for Federal Agent Jon Burrows, Elvis’ 1970 s alias, in Simi Valley, California.

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By the title of this film, I’m willing to bet your curiosity is already peaked. The subject … Continue reading

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Film Review: Inseminoid (1981)

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 A crew of interplanetary archaeologists is threatened when an alien creature impregnates one of their members, causing her to turn homicidal and murder them one by one.

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Film Review: Rage (2010)

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RAGE, tells the story of Dennis Twist, a suburban, 30-something who unintentionally provokes the wrath of a mysterious and homicidal motorcycle rider. The confrontation with ‘The Biker’ escalates into a daylong battle of cat and mouse; concluding in an extremely violent rampage.

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This holiday season has been a bit of a downer for me. With the extra time I have had off work, … Continue reading

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