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Film Review: Nefarious (short film) (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Two girls subject themselves to a discussion of horror movies, until they are interrupted by an unexpected guest. Quickly, the girls are exposed to a nightmarish world of terror. REVIEW: Nefarious is a 13 minute short film created by Brian Guardiola under Familiar Moon Cinema. It features Mackenzie Weimer as Erin, with Allison played by Shannon Burton. As the …

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Film Review: The Evil Clergyman (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: In 1987 Charles Band directed Pulse Pounders, an anthology film comprised of three 30 minute sequels to the biggest hits of Empire Pictures: H.P. Lovecraft’s The Evil Clergyman, a Trancers sequel, and a sequel to The Dungeonmaster. Pulse Pounders was shot and edited in 1988 before circumstances prevented it from being released. In addition the original 35mm negative for …

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Film Review: Bait (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Josh and his fiancé Tina are planning on moving away to Singapore after their marriage. When a freak shark attack kills Tina’s brother, Josh is plagued with guilt over not saving his life and his relationship with Tina crumbles. A year later Josh is working at a grocery store when he runs into Tina again. As fate would have …

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Film Review: Found. (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Based on the novel by Todd Rigney, “Found” centers around Marty, a shy, bullied fifth-grader who takes refuge in horror films… until his life turns into one. After finding a human head in his brother’s closet, Marty fears for the safety of his family while making a desperate effort to reconnect with Steve, the big brother whose homicidal cravings …

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Film Review: Witchtrap (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: Parapsychologists try to make an inn haunted by an evil witch’s ghost safe for guests. REVIEW: From Kevin Tenney, the writer and director of Night of the Demons, comes this pile of viscera titled Witchtrap. The usual suspects are present here: Linnea Quigley shows up in a minor role where she disrobes, James W. Quinn is the hero Tony …

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Film Review: Werewolf The Beast Among Us (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A monstrous creature terrorizes a 19th Century European village by moonlight and a young man struggles to protect his loved ones from an unspeakable scourge in Werewolf: The Beast Among Us, Universal Studios’ all-new addition to its time-honored legacy of classic monsters. During his studies with the local doctor (Stephen Rea), Daniel (Guy Wilson) witnesses the horrific consequences of …

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Film Review: Crowsnest (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Five friends embark on a trip to the cottage for a birthday weekend but one detour causes their entire trip to crumble when they encounter an RV with some vicious passengers. REVIEW: So much has been done in the found footage genre that it has now infiltrated the mainstream. Mention-worthy films range from Cannibal Holocaust to the Paranormal Activity …

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Film Review: Haute Tension (High Tension) (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: Two college friends, Marie and Alexa, encounter loads of trouble (and blood) while on vacation at Alexa’s parents’ country home when a mysterious killer invades their quiet getaway. REVIEW: As the name implies, High Tension (2003) is certainly not a misnomer. It is a terrifyingly suspenseful film and absolutely one of the best to come out in a long …

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Film Review: Frankenweenie (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Young Victor Frankenstein conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences. REVIEW: For those of us who dig animated films in the horror genre have been blessed as of late. Last month we were treated to “ParaNorman“, last week we got “Hotel Transylvania” & last Friday we …

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Film Review: Venom (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: A weird tow truck driver is possessed by evil spirits after being bitten by a bunch of cursed snakes. He then goes on a killing spree, butchering anyone unfortunate enough to come into contact with him. REVIEW: Not to be confused with the superior 1981 film of the same name (or the awesome Spider-Man villain)Venom is a pretty hokey …

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Film Review: Black Sunday (1960)

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SYNOPSIS: In Mario Bava’s gothic horror masterpiece steeped in rich atmosphere, condemned witch Princess Asa returns from the dead two centuries after her execution and wreaks vengeance on her killers’ family. Possessing the body of a descendant who happens to look just like her, Asa pulls out all the stops to exact her revenge. This is Bava’s credited directorial debut, …

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Film Review: 100 Ghost Street: The Return of Richard Speck (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A team of paranormal investigators go to the site where notorious serial killer Richard Speck murdered several nurses years ago and try to make contact with any spirits that may still be lingering there. Of course they end up encountering Speck’s ghost, and he isn’t very happy. The team soon finds themselves locked inside the building with no way …

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