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Film Review: Duel (1971)

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“David Mann is feeling emasculated in his life, especially after a fight with his wife the evening before. While driving to a business appointment along a two-lane relatively secluded highway in the California desert, David, innocently he believes, passes an eighteen-wheel fuel truck. Later, the truck comes across him again, playing games of road chicken. David initially thinks that the truck driver is just a bad driver. Then, he believes … Continue reading

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Film Review: Negative Image (2011) (Short Film)

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Winner of Best Short at Shriekfest 2011. Negative Image tells the story of a paranormal journalist who is determined to capture an entity on film in order to regain the front page of his magazine

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As we are told, the only “true” photographs are those which originate from negatives, everything else is a “lie”. This subtle narrative makes it a point to mention the authenticity … Continue reading

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Film Review: Evil Bong 3: The Wrath of Bong (2011)

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An evil alien bong crashes on earth. Its intent: world domination. Our stoner heroes are sent to the alien bong planet and held captive by nude alien beauties. Their only hope to escape and save planet earth: Eebee, the original Evil Bong.

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Film Review: T is for Trick (short film) (2011)

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A simple piece that runs just over 4 minutes. Shade has taken just that…a simple idea focused on two men who walk over a decent lengthy distance to meet within the confines of a small alley peepshow nook. As these rather burly men engage, they embrace and begin a gay exchange of affection. Though the clincher comes when we find that each has more sinister motives leading to a short … Continue reading

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Film Review: Red-Handed (short film) (2011)

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Two brothers find themselves trapped by a creature of darkness in an upscale mansion after a failed attempt at stealing a valuable artifact.

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It seems to be the season for horror shorts, as they come rolling in, in droves. This particular short is titled “Red Handed” and features a few talents from the “Horror Movies Suck ” production. In under 8 minutes, “Red-handed” feels much … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bad Reception (2009)

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The spirit of a long dead priest returns to terrorize a young writer and his friends.

REVIEW:

Director – Mark A. Todd
Starring – Randy Brown, Ashley Trevathan, Theo Caesar

Is “Bad Reception” a bad movie? For the most part yes. That said, writer and director Mark A. Todd does show promise throughout. There are some cool parts in this movie, just not enough to make up for the rest.

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Film Review: Zombie (1979)

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After a New York harbor patrolman is murdered at the hands of a flesh-hungry ghoul aboard an abandoned yacht, Anne (Tisa Farrow) — the daughter of the ship’s missing owner — teams with a newspaper reporter (Ian McCulloch) for a private investigation. Clues eventually lead them to a Caribbean island where the dead refuse to stay dead. A voodoo curse is at work, and battle with the bloodthirsty zombies must be … Continue reading

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Film Review: Targets (1968)

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“Peter Bogdanovich’s debut feature is a thinly disguised account of ex-marine Charles Whitman, who, after murdering his mother and his wife, armed himself with a number of rifles and handguns and on a sunny 1966 Texas morning, began a shooting spree that killed fourteen people and wounded thirty-two people. Bogdanovich’s version tells two stories concurrently, about an aging horror-film star who feels that his type of movie monster has become … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blood Feast (1963)

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Egyptian caterer busies himself collecting body parts from young maidens in order to bring Ishtar, an ancient goddess of good and evil back to life. When he has prepared enough parts for the ceremony, he hypnotizes a woman giving an engagement party for her daughter, at which he plans to perform the ancient rites of summons, using the daughter as his final sacrifice.

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Horror Cinema Collection Vol. 2

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Horror Cinema packs in a walloping 24 films under one collective roof. This new release form Echo Bridge comes just in time for Halloween season. I was instantly drawn to a few of my favorite titles which includes the surreal “Carnival of Souls” and the classics zombie film “White Zombie”. This set takes us back to the noir days of horror icons featuring the talents of Bela Lugosi, Vincent … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Sylvian Experiments (2010)

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Dr. Hattori and her husband watch footage of brain surgery experiments with Manchurian, Russian and Japanese guinea pigs that had been found in the basement of a wrecked hospital. Out of the blue, there is a white light and when they look back, they see they children Ota Miyuki and Kaori staring at the light. Years later, Miyuki vanishes from the Tama Medical University Hospital and her sister Kaori, Miyuki’s boyfriend … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Sacred (2009)

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A group of students travel to a remote and sacred Native American patch of land, in order to complete a thesis on Native American Folklore. This distant swamp area was used hundreds of years ago to judge and to punish murderous criminals. The land itself has magical powers, making it possible for the dead to come back and punish the guilty. Sins can come back and kill you.

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Film Review: Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

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In 1988, young sisters Katie and Kristi befriend an invisible entity who resides in their home.

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Has it really been four years since the “Paranormal Activity” franchise began? It seems like I saw the first entry just last year but it was back in 2007 when director Oren Peli made a whole lot of people fearful of using their camcorders as they slept. Three years later, we got a dose of some more … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hellraiser 9: Revelations (2011)

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Two friends in Mexico discover the Lament Configuration and unleash Pinhead, but one decides to try to survive by swapping himself with someone else. Once they go missing, family members go in search of them, but find Pinhead instead.

REVIEW:

Waiting on the next viable Hellraiser event has seemed almost too painful for an industry that once embraced everything Cenobite. Much like the legacy of Freddy Krueger, Pinhead … Continue reading

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Film Review: Salem’s Lot (1979)

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“Salem’s Lot is a town which a new member, Mr. Straker, has taken as his new ‘home’, and has a mysterious partner, namely Mr. Barlow. Not too long after Straker arrives in Salem’s Lot, people start disappearing from sight and dying from odd causes, and no one is sure why, including Ben Mears who is in town to write a new book on the town’s rumored haunted house called the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Faces in the Crowd (2011)

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A horror-thriller centered on a woman living with “face-blindness” after surviving a serial killer’s attack. As she lives with her condition, one in which facial features change each time she loses sight of them, the killer closes in.

REVIEW:

Milla Jovovich returns to the screen. This time it’s not zombies she’s fighting but the serious effects of a rare brain disorder she’s contracted. The condition is a real life … Continue reading

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