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Film Review: The StepFather (1987)

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Stephanie Maine is a troubled girl, when she isn’t getting into fights at school or flirting around with boys she is dealing with her new stepfather Jerry. Jerry just seems so perfect and her mother Susan seems very happy and in love. What is Stephanie’s problem with Jerry, it could be that just one year ago in a place not to far from where they live a stepfather went crazy … Continue reading

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Film Review: MirrorMask (2005)

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In a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a 15-year old girl named Helena who works at the family circus with her father and mother, who wishes–quite ironically–that she could run away from the circus and join ‘real life’. But such is not to be the case, as she finds herself on a strange journey into the Dark Lands, a fantastic landscape filled with giants, Monkeybirds and dangerous … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Telling (2009)

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In this horror anthology film, three girls pledge the most popular – and cruelest – sorority on campus. For their final task, they must tell the scariest story they know. Containing three distinct stories – one featuring a murderous doll, one a has-been actress and her run in with a film crew of the undead and, finally, a hunt-and-kill fright-fest. The tales inspire someone at the sorority … Continue reading

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Film Review: Atrocious (2010)

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The Quintanilla family was found dead. Recorded evidence was discovered by the police. Production company acquires the confidential material and edits it into a Horror Movie.

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Welcome again to another round of “been there”. I come out of these style films with varied mixed feelings. Of the 10 or so I’ve seen this year, the top ones have been “The Fourth Kind”, “REC” and Paranormal Activity … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Shortcut (2009)

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When Derek (Andrew Seeley) moves to a new town and discovers a shortcut through the woods to his high school, he learns about a crazy old man who lives near its path: Legend has it that he abducted a group of teenagers years ago. Ignoring the warning, Derek and his friends set out to uncover the dark secret that’s buried deep in the woods. But will they survive to tell … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night (2011)

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The adventures of supernatural private eye, Dylan Dog, who is retired but lured back to action when monsters in the Louisiana bayou start to make trouble in an attempt to conquer the Earth. Of course, this is all done in his signature red shirt, black jacket, and blue jeans.

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Welcome acolytes! It seems to have been eons since I’ve posted a review here at Horrornews.net. Not for lack of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Closed for the Season (2010)

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Set almost entirely within an an abandoned amusement park in Chippewa Lake, Ohio, Closed for the Season has a young woman (Kristy – Aimme Brooks) awaken to find herself trapped in the park grounds. Confused, disoriented and afraid, she encounters a terrifying carnival barker (Joe Unger) who bombards her with visions of death and terror from both the past and the future. She soon finds she … Continue reading

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Film Review: Splatter Movie (2008)

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A group of filmmakers shooting their latest horror movie are unaware that they’re being stalked and killed by a maniac posing as a member of the crew.

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“Oh, he came while you were filming the orgasm scene, he brought cookies…”
–Stacy

Filmmakers are fascinated with themselves. The film industry has told many stories about itself over the years on any number of subjects, horror included. The average audience … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Thaw (2009)

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When a team of ecology students assisting an environmentalist (Val Kilmer) in the Arctic uncovers the frozen body of a woolly mammoth, they unwittingly release a parasite in need of a new host — and, in the process, unleash a prehistoric terror. The ante is significantly upped when the parasite takes refuge inside the students’ warm-blooded bodies and leads the group to a heart-wrenching decision.

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Written by: Mark A. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Strangeness (1985)

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A group of explorers surveying an abandoned goldmine are trapped in a cave in, and find themselves at the mercy of a slimy, mysterious creature.

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The Strangeness was one of those films buried in the 1985 archives Of movies produced and long forgotten about. Occasionally I would run across it’s name and after 24 years got to get a little curious on the title. Well for all you “The … Continue reading

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Film Review: The 7 Adventures of Sinbad (2010)

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A modern adaptation of the classic tale of the original Prince of Persia. Sinbad, a rich industrialist, must complete seven ordeals in order to save the world from catastrophe.

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The tales of Sinbad are well known thru out the halls of adventure and the fantastical. This new entry into the legacy of Sinbad’s voyages might strike you with a different impression than the previous collection of Sinbad entries. For … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stan Helsing (2009)

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When he makes a late-night movie delivery to a strange town on Halloween, video store counter jockey Stan Helsing (Steve Howey) finds himself hunted by a who’s who of slasher-film killers, including Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers and Leatherface. Now, Stan and his pals must use their knowledge of horror flicks to defeat the villains and hack their way to freedom. Bo Zenga directs this gleeful parody of classic horror movies.

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Film Review: Stump the Band (2008)

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A sexy all-female rock band makes an unexpectedly horrifying detour when their bus breaks down in the middle of Wisconsin, where a group of backwoods ax murderers are taking foot fetishism to deadly extremes. Rock, gore and an unhealthy sense of humor combine with surprising results in this low-budget cult-horror extravaganza, which won Best Horror Feature at the 2007 Hollywood MiniDV Festival.

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“Stump the band” is … Continue reading

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Midnight Horror Collection: Urban Legends

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From the Midnight Horror Collective comes a new title featuring the much noted quad set. Urban Legends is one tidy little collection of horror. All 4 titles were previous Hollywood video shelfers, that I’ve run across in the past. You tend to wonder where all these films end…well look no further. I enjoy  the heck out these mainly because I can do a sitdown with a collective and not have to … Continue reading

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Midnight Horror Collection: Backwoods Butchers

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Hey it’s a quad set from Echo Bridge! This time featuring what they are calling BackWoods Butchers. 3 titles I recognize, with 2 we reviewed already. You can read the review on “Breadcrumbs” here or Mother’s Day Massacre here

Now, its probably worth your time to stock up on all these quad sets as they wont be around forever. With the obvious shelf space saving alone, it’s certianly a great … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Steam Experiment (aka Chaos Experiment) (2009)

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A former professor (Kilmer) concocts a brutal experiment in order to get the word out on the effects of global warming. By trapping six people in an urban Turkish bathhouse, he vows to overheat his hostages unless his global-warming hypothesis is published on the front page of his local paper.

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Written by: Robert Malkani
Directed by: Philippe Martinez
Starring: Val Kilmer, Armand Assante, Eric Roberts, Megan Brown, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Silence of The Lambs (1991)

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In this pulse-pounding adaptation of Thomas Harris’s novel, FBI trainee Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer; unfortunately, her Faustian relationship with Lecter soon leads to his escape … and now, two deranged killers are on the loose.

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Film Review: Cowboys and Aliens (2011)

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 A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys are all that stand in their way.

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The buzz on “Cowboys & Aliens” seemed to herald it as THE Summer blockbuster to see this year. After all how could it go wrong? Daniel Craig (007) and Harrison Ford (Indiana Bones..I mean Jones) playing the two lead roles. A … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Substitute (2007)

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Something about the new sixth-grade substitute just isn’t quite right. Even though she’s managed to charm all the parents, the students are convinced that Ulla’s ((Paprika Steen) ) cold, eccentric, mind-reading behavior is anything but normal. When they discover that their new sub is actually a menacing alien, Carl (Jonas Wandschneider) and the rest of the students band together to thwart her evil plans.

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Sort of a bizarre film … Continue reading

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Film Review: Temptation (2009)

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After a drunken night out on the town Isabel accepts a ride home with a strange man. Bad choice on her part considering that he is a rapist, but she finds that out soon enough when he rapes her in a dark alley. Thankfully she is saved when the mysterious Aurelie shows up and proceeds to rip his throat out. Unfortunately though, Isabel gets more than she bargains for when … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stepfather 2 : Make Room for Daddy (1989)

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Terry O’Quinn returns in this sequel as the man who incorporates himself into one family after another — and then butchers them for fun. Presumed dead, we was actually captured and sent to an institution, but escaped. Having established himself in a small town with a new identity, he finds the perfect candidate for a new family in Carol, a real estate agent, and her son Todd. Can someone stop … Continue reading

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