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Film Review: Straw Dogs (2011)

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L.A. screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both.

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A cult movie originates from a place that just simply works on a story level. It was not too long ago I reviewed the cult movie “Straw Dogs (1971)” by the same name featuring … Continue reading

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Film Review: Murder Rock (1984)

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The owner of a prestigious New York ballet school teams up with a male model to solve a series of bizarre murders of a few of the students.

REVIEW:

When I first rented a movie furnishing “MurderRock” in its title, to be honest, I wasn’t expecting it to be about dancing. It’s formal title goes by “Murder-Rock: Dancing Death”, which I found out shortly after. Though the … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)

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Based on an “actual event” that took place in 1943. About a US Navy Destroyer Escort that disappeared from the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, and sent two men 40 years into the future to 1984.

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Film Review: In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds (2011)

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An ex-Special Forces soldier gets thrown back to medieval times to fulfill an ancient prophecy and ends up finding redemption for his own battlefield experiences.

REVIEW:

I’m going to come right out and say it. I have no shame in saying that I enjoy watching Uwe Boll films. I think that the label he has received of being the world’s worst filmmaker is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Suing the Devil (2011)

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A down-and-out law student sues Satan for $8 trillion dollars. Satan appears to defend himself and the trial of the century takes place.

REVIEW:

Luke O’Brien (Bart Bronson) is at his wits end. Blaming Satan for his mothers death and for all his misfortune, he has a revelation. This revelation begins with bringing the world to justice by suing Satan for 8 trillion dollars. “Suing the Devil” is a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dawn of the Dead (2004)

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A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.

REVIEW:

When there is no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth

The 2004 remake release of “Dawn of the Dead“, stands as one of the most successful to come out of the remake pool in the rush … Continue reading

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Film Review: Scarecrows (1988)

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Five people heist the Camp Pendleton payroll, kidnap a pilot and his daughter, who are forced to fly them to Mexico. Enroute a double cross has one of the thieves parachute with the loot into an abandoned graveyard surrounded by strange scarecrows. Two of the team jump after their loot and their former partner. Everything happens during the course of one very dark night.

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Film Review: American Gothic (1988)

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On a lonely island in the Pacific Northwest, a group of travelers find themselves targeted by a crazed, homicidal family.

REVIEW:

This 1988 release is not to be confused with the TV series by the same name. The title of the film is taken from the famous painting by Grant Wood. The original VHS cover also makes a parody of that painting replacing the charcters with actors from the … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Darkest Hour (2011)

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In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race who have attacked Earth via our power supply.

REVIEW:

Lo & behold! I have emerged from my mausoleum to take in a movie that’s actually not geared towards the young folk! There’s been a lot of kiddie fare gracing the big screen as of late & The Black Saint has been bombarded by the likes of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (2010)

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A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend discovers creatures in her new home who want to claim her as one of their own.

REVIEW:

Wow, I hate to give a great director a bad review on his latest release. Though to be quite frank, this film should have been named “Don’t Be Afraid of the Movie”.

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Film Review: Oasis of the Zombies (1981)

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An expedition searching for treasure supposedly buried by the German army in the African desert during WW II comes up against an army of Nazi zombies guarding the fortune

REVIEW:

“Oasis of the Zombies” (1981) (sometimes referred to as “The Treasure of the Living Dead”) is one of those films that you’ve probably heard about, but never seen. There’s good reason for that. An expedition looking for treasure in Africa runs … Continue reading

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Film Review: Clear Lake, WI (2009)

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A group of childhood friends return to their former hometown to revisit the horrors that happened there 15 years ago.

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“Clear Lake, WI” is very much what fans would expect from a psychological thriller starring the one-and-only, Michael Madsen. A group of childhood friends return to their hometown, with a documentary film crew (comprised of Shi Ne Nielson and Heather Simpson), to help move on past … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lust for Vengeance (2011)

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After finding out that an old friend has been brutally murdered a group of women (who are all troubled in some way) soon realize that the person who killed her isn’t quite done and is intent on making sure that they all meet a similar end. As the bodies start to pile up the detective working the case starts to realize that the person committing the murders may be a person … Continue reading

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Film Review: Paranormal Haunting: The Curse of the Blue Moon Inn (2011)

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Some people flock to the Blue Moon Inn for a special event (watching the moon turn blue? I guess these people don’t get out much and as a result it doesn’t take a lot to amaze them) that only takes place every 100 years. Once they arrive at the supposedly haunted inn all sorts of bizarre and unexplainable events begin to take place and people start behaving oddly, disappearing, and … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Code (short film) (2011)

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This was made for the SPLATTERFEST WEEKEND OF MAYHEM. Winner of 11 awards including Best Picture, Audience Favorite Film, Best Screenplay, and Best Director. For more details on Splatterfest, visit www.splatterfest.com.

REVIEW:

As a couple engage in their first date they are inundated with the swarming of Zombies and a masked psycho killer.

Things get a bit rough when they stop the party to argue over who’s day it is for … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blade (1998)

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A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires.

REVIEW:

1998 was a good year for Welsey Snipes. Quickly igniting an all-around action hero, his role as Blade sparked a franchise with a hit debut. Wesley brought the right mix of marital arts, cool demeanor and a no apology ass-kicking into his comic book character-turned-film franchise. Blade went on … Continue reading

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