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Film Review: 247°F (2011)


SYNOPSIS: At a lakeside retreat, three young friends get trapped in a sauna while a fourth lies in a drunken stupor outside. REVIEW: I think director Levan Bakhia missed a trick when he named his film 247°F; with a title like that it could be about pretty much anything except snowboarding. What he should have done is call it KIDS …

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Film Review: Gut (2012)


SYNOPSIS: Family man Tom has seen something he can’t forget, a mysterious video with an ugly secret that soon spreads into his daily life and threatens to dismantle everything around him REVIEW: “Gut”, the second feature film from director Elias, offers a complex look into the queasy voyeurism of gonzo splatter cinema, nestled snug in an expressionist crime thriller. While …

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Film Review: The Flaying (2012)


SYNOPSIS: Four teenage friends go on a road trip through Argentina. On their way, they find a castle left abandoned in the middle of a forest. They decide to investigate further, only to discover it’s gruesome secrets and former residents. REVIEW: Argentina is not a country typically known for producing horror films. Despite 2004s’ Rooms For Tourists, which as a …

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Film Review: Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)

   SYNOPSIS: When a viral zombie outbreak is unleashed in east London, a colorful group of c**kneys decide to wage war against the undead. REVIEW: “Aw fokin’ ell yea!” pretty much sums up the movie going experience while watching Cockneys vs. Zombies. Director Matthias Hoene’s first feature length debut was a smash hit at its Canadian premiere last night. The …

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Film Review: The Fly 2 (1989)


SYNOPSIS: The almost human son of “The Fly” searches for a cure to his mutated genes while being monitored by a nefarious corporation that wish to continue his father’s experiments. REVIEW: David Cronenberg’s “The Fly” (1986) is (In my opinion) the greatest film of his storied career. A perfect melding of science fiction and horror which surprisingly, also works as …

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Film Review: Wrong Turn 5 (2012)


 SYNOPSIS: A small West Virginia town is hosting the legendary Mountain Man Festival on Halloween, where throngs of costumed party goers gather for a wild night of music and mischief. But an inbred family of hillbilly cannibals kill the fun when they trick and treat themselves to a group of of visiting college students. REVIEW: I’m not entirely sure how …

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Film Review: The Monster Of Phantom Lake (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: “A faithful re-imagining of 1950s Cold War-era, B-grade, drive-in horror movies, The Monster Of Phantom Lake follows proud scientist Professor Jackson, his graduate student, and five swell teenagers as they discover the terrifying effects of Atomic Waste in the form of a horribly mutated shell-shocked World War II soldier/lake-algae monster!” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: As you well know, I normally …

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Film Review: It Came From Another World! (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: “It Came From Another World! chronicles the continuing adventures of everyone’s favorite a-rockin’ scientist Professor Jackson. First introduced in The Monster of Phantom Lake (2006), Professor Jackson (Josh Craig) finds himself tasked yet again with saving the planet from certain doom. When Professor Jackson’s colleague and best friend Doctor Frasier (Mike Mason) doesn’t return from a scientific expedition in …

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Film Review: Frankenstein (1931)

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SYNOPSIS: “Henry Frankenstein is a brilliant scientist who has been conducting experiments on the re-animation of lifeless bodies. He has conducted experiments on small animals and is now ready to create life in a man he has assembled from body parts he has been collecting from various sites such as graveyards or the gallows. His fiancée Elizabeth and friend Victor …

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Film Review: Dracula (1931)

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SYNOPSIS: “After a harrowing ride through the Carpathian mountains in eastern Europe, Renfield enters castle Dracula to finalise the transferal of Carfax Abbey in London to Count Dracula, who is in actuality a vampire. Renfield is drugged by the eerily hypnotic count, and turned into one of his thralls, protecting him during his sea voyage to London. After sucking the …

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Film Review: Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954)

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SYNOPSIS: “A scientific expedition searching for fossils along the Amazon River discover a prehistoric Gill-Man in the legendary Black Lagoon. The explorers capture the mysterious creature, but it breaks free. The Gill-Man returns to kidnap the lovely Kay, fiancée of one of the expedition, with whom it has fallen in love.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: The Thing From Another World (1951) …

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Film Review: The Cottage (2012)


SYNOPSIS: Chloe (Kristen Dalton) and Michael Carpenter (Victor Browne), a struggling suburban couple, have no idea what they’re in for when they rent out the cottage behind their house to a quiet, charming romance novelist named Robert Mars (David Arquette). It appears that Mr. Mars was looking for much more than a place to rent. Chloe begins to suspect he’s …

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Film Review: Pusher (2012)


SYNOPSIS: Frank (Richard Coyle) is a medium sized dope dealer looking for a huge score. When a friend of a friend approaches him to get their hands on a kilo of cocaine Frank jumps at the chance of easy, big time money. Complications soon arise after he’s had the product fronted and cannot pay back Milo (Zlatko Buric), a mob …

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Film Review: The Fly (1986)


SYNOPSIS: A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong. REVIEW: “Be Afraid. Be very afraid” So went the tagline to director David Cronenberg’s “The Fly”, more a re-imagining than a remake of the original 1958 shocker. I remember seeing the posters for this film all over back …

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