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Film Review: Adopting Terror (2012)

SYNOPSIS: Tim and Cheryl Broadbent are excited to finally adopt Mona, a beautiful baby girl until the baby’s biological father starts stalking them, and their world turns upside down, through intimidation, manipulation, and violence, he is determined to take his daughter back. REVIEW: With a title like “Adopting Terror”, one could perhaps assume that this film was a B movie. …

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Film Review: Eyes Without A Face (1960)

SYNOPSIS: “A brilliant surgeon, Doctor Génessier, helped by his assistant Louise, kidnaps nice young women. He removes their faces and tries to graft them onto the head on his beloved daughter Christiane, whose face has been entirely spoiled in a car crash. All the experiments fail and the victims die, but Génessier keeps trying.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: In most films …

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Film Review: I Never Left the White Room (2000)

SYNOPSIS Jeffery, a psychiatric patient, has disturbing visions, and his psychiatrist follows him in a hallucinatory sorjourn to hell. REVIEW: Directed by Michael Todd Schneider Starring Michael Todd Schneider, Eric James, Tom Colbert, (aka My Crepitus) Lucifer Valentine meets Fred Vogel in this experimental, shot on video montage, which seems designed to drive its viewers insane. I never saw the …

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Film Review: Mirror Mirror (2012)

SYNOPSIS: “After a beloved King vanishes, his ruthless wife seizes control of the kingdom and keeps her beautiful eighteen-year-old stepdaughter, Snow White, hidden away in the palace. But when the princess attracts the attention of a charming and wealthy visiting prince, the jealous Queen banishes the girl to a nearby forest. Taken in by a band of rebellious but kindhearted …

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Film Review: The Damned (1963)

The Damned (1963)

SYNOPSIS: “Legal and illegal criminality. An American tourist with a boat is robbed by a gang of teenager boys, assisted by the leader’s sister. But soon afterward she jumps to the victim’s boat to escape her brother’s incestuous jealousy. The couple fly together and is hunted by the entire gang. Both happen to enter high-classified military territory. There might be …

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Film Review: Destination Outer Space (2010)

Destination Outer Space (2010)

SYNOPSIS: “During a test flight of Earth’s first faster-than-light-speed rocket, an incident occurs that throws test pilot Captain Mike Jackson halfway across the galaxy! Lost in deep space, Captain Jackson must use all his wits and derring-do to find a way back to his beloved home world. A film unlike any other, Destination Outer Space is full of excitement and …

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Film Review: Lake Placid: The Final Chapter (2012)

SYNOPSIS: Sequel follows Jim Bickerman, a poacher who discovers that his local lake is inhabited by man-eating crocodiles. REVIEW: Were it not for my gig here at our happy home that is HorrorNews and the immortality it affords my inconsequential opinions, the drunken late-night Facebook conversation I’d have with my buddy Timmy concerning “Lake Placid: The Final Chapter” would most likely go something like …

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Film Review: Alucarda (1977)

SYNOPSIS: A young girl’s arrival at a convent after the death of her parents marks the beginning of a series of events that unleash an evil presence on the girl and her mysterious new friend, an enigmatic figure known as Alucarda. Demonic possession, Satan worship, and vampirism follows REVIEW: Alucarda, la hija de las tinieblas (Alucarda, daughter of darkness) is …

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Film Review: Laddaland (2011)

SYNOPSIS: Ladda Land is based on the true story of a gated community that was shut down after a series of mysterious deaths and paranormal occurrences. When a family moves to Ladda Land, an upscale housing development with large, beautiful homes, they discover life in their new neighborhood isn’t so perfect when they encounter a series of terrifying, paranormal events …

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Film Review: Eaten Alive (1980)

SYNOPSIS: Sheila follows her sister’s last steps before her disappearance. These take her to a New Guinean jungle, where a white man, reverend Jonas, has erected himself as chief of a Purification sect seeking to bring collective suicide to both a cannibal tribe and his American followers. As Sheila goes deeper into the jungle, she will discover that her fate …

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Film Review: Bad Kids Go to Hell (2012)

SYNOPSIS: On a stormy Saturday afternoon, six students from Crestview Academy begin to meet horrible fates as they serve out their detentions. Is a fellow student to blame, or perhaps Crestview’s alleged ghosts are behind the terrible acts? REVIEW: Putting forth a valiant effort to offer yawning Netflix surfers on the uneventful Wednesday a taste of outside-the-box spontaneity, “Bad Kids …

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Film Review: Crazy Love (1987)

SYNOPSIS: 1987 was a great year for Charles Bukowski screen adaptations. Barbert Schroeder offered up Barfly, a low-life epic of squalor and drunkenness starring Mickey Rourke and Faye Dunaway. In the same year, Dominique Deruddere presented his debut feature, Crazy Love, a much lesser-known film that stunned the arthouse crowd with its darkly amusing and disturbing edge. But since its …

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Film Review: Dark Water (2002)

SYNOPSIS: A mother and her 6 year old daughter move into a creepy apartment whose every surface is permeated by water. REVIEW: Following hot on the heels of the execrable Sadako 3D, here we have the perfect antidote. Dark Water is Hideo Nakata’s second adaptation of a Kôji Suzuki story, and it is also one of several Japanese horror flicks …

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