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Film Review: Orphan (2009)

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A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9-year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.

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First let me say Orphan is a well done film. Though I still wondered why and how it made it to the theater circuit as a feature film. We are not really being introduced to anything new and much can be being easily described … Continue reading

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Film Review: Pandorum (2009)

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Two crew members are stranded on a spacecraft and quickly – and horrifically – realize they are not alone. Two astronauts awaken in a hyper-sleep chamber aboard a seemingly abandoned spacecraft. It’s pitch black, they are disoriented, and the only sound is a low rumble and creak from the belly of the ship. They can’t remember anything: Who are they? What is their mission? With Lt. Payton staying behind to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Nightmares Come at Night (1970)

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Diana Lorys, Collette Jack and Soledad Miranda star in this sexy thriller about two alluring dancers, Cincia and Anne, who embark on an erotically charged partnership. But when Anne starts to have nightmares that feature her as a murderous killer, she begins to lose her grip on reality. Or is reality merely rearing its ugly head in her dreams? She’s determined find out what’s causing this turmoil before something deadly … Continue reading

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Film Review: Christian Blake (2008)

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A young journalist’s trip to an asylum for the mentally insane yields strange fruit when she speaks with Christian (writer-director Eoin Macken), a darkly disturbed patient who reveals his mysterious past in a shockingly candid interview. Through flashbacks, a twisted story begins to take shape, involving friendship, jealousy and betrayal of the cruelest kind. And the ending? It’s anything but happy.

REVIEW:

I sat down to watch “Christian Blake” no … Continue reading

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Film Review: Staunton Hill (2009)

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When a group of hikers heads into the mountains of Virginia for some weekend R & R, their pleasant trek goes off the rails when they run into the Stauntons, a deranged family who will do anything to get the interlopers off their land. Now the friends are in a desperate fight for their lives in the isolated back country.

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Directed By: G. Cameron Romero
Written By: David … Continue reading

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Film Review: Incest Death Squad (2009)

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Aaron works for the local news paper and is sent out to the middle of no where to find a new story for his article. Aaron is told to find something about “dead hookers” since they bring the readers but there aren’t any dead hookers anywhere near Aaron, instead there are a bunch of male tourists who are vanishing only to never be heard from again….looks like Aaron just might … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Shadow Within (2007)

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A supernatural thriller about Maurice Dumont, a nine year-old who can connect with the dead. Propelled by grief over the death of Maurice’s twin brother Jacques at birth, his mother Marie falls under the influence of Madame Armand, who convinces Marie to force her son to act as a medium to the next world. As Jacques asserts himself through Maurice, he comes to the realization that they both desire the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dead And Buried (1981)

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“Potters Bluff, Rhode Island. may seem to be a sleepy little town. At least for the casual visitor and the local sheriff, Daniel Gillis. However, all of a sudden, there are a lot of strange murders where strangers or people passing through are killed by mobs of townspeople. Only Sheriff Gillis has no clue to what’s going on. Fortunately, the town has an excellent undertaker, William G. Dobbs, who is happy … Continue reading

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Film Review: Demonium (2001)

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An elderly man is murdered in his lavish Italian castle. When his friends and family arrive there for the reading of his will, the murderer has plans to continue his gory killing spree.

REVIEW:

Director – Andreas Schnaas
Screenplay – Ted Geoghegan and Sonja Schnaas

German low-budget horror maestro Andreas Schnaas once again serves up a bloody offering in Demonium. There is blood aplenty as bodies are … Continue reading

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Film Review: Platoon of the Dead (2009)

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Three soldiers must fight to survive the night in a seemingly abandoned house, when a zombie platoon attacks.

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Directed by: John Bowker
Written by: John Bowker
Starring: Tyler David, Tom Stedham, Chris Keown, Michelle Mahoney, Ariauna Albright

Another adventure into the advent of an impending zombie apocalypse paves the way for director/writer John Bowker’s vision of Platoon of the Dead. A mix of army drama and stereotypical … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Wild Women Of Wongo (1958)

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“On the tropical island of Wongo, a tribe of beautiful women discover that the other side of the island is inhabited by a tribe of handsome men. They also discover that a tribe of evil ape men live on the island, too, and the ape men are planning a raid on the tribe in order to capture mates.” (courtesy IMDB)

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Hello, good evening and welcome. I’m your host, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Knowing (2009)

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A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son’s elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions — some that have already occurred and others that are about to — that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the events that are about to unfold.

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Nicolas Cage is at it again, in our latest end of the world-prophecy blockbuster “Knowing“. This one … Continue reading

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Film Review: Body of Work (short) (2009)

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“Body of work” is a 23 minute short film project released by Panic Attack films and directed by Alex Bram. The short is professionally done with a talented group of actors and some cool special fx. A personal highlight for me was the excellent score titled “Lighthouse” than ran within the film. The music composed by Kimberley Dahne combines an excellent use of strings and orchestration giving it an almost … Continue reading

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Film Review: Pigs (1972)

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Driven permanently insane by her sexually abusive father, runaway Lynn (Toni Lawrence) hides out in a small town and lands a job at the local diner owned by creepy pig farmer Zambrini (Marc Lawrence). Zambrini (who feeds corpses to his pigs) takes a liking to man-hating Lynn, who has the habit of killing any man who puts the moves on her. With help from the hungry pigs, Zambrini and Lynn neatly … Continue reading

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Film Review: Razortooth (2008)

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When four college students trek to the Everglades to conduct extra-credit research for their biology professor, they become prey to a huge man-eating eel with nasty incisors that’s been terrorizing a nearby Florida community. As they try to kill the bloodthirsty beast with the help of a few local residents, the kids uncover their professor’s true motive for sending them to the swamp. Patricia Harrington directs this chilling horror flick.

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Film Review: Night of the Living Dead 3D (2006)

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Barb and her brother Johnny travel to the country for the funeral services of their aunt, but they arrive late and drive direct to the cemetery. They see the location empty, but sooner they are attacked by zombies. Johnny escapes in his car leaving Barb alone, but she is rescued by the drug dealer and college student Ben. He drives his motorcycle to the Cooper farm, and the patriarch Henry … Continue reading

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Film Review: Savage Streets (1984)

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A teenage vigilante seeks revenge on a group of violent thugs who raped her handicapped sister and killed her best friend.

REVIEW:

Savage Streets still to this day remains one of my favorite films from the 80s’. So it was not a stretch to say I was excited when a DVD arrived to review. Before we jump in I’ll mention a few of the high points…… Linda Blair looking as … Continue reading

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Film Review: Slaughter High (1986)

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Five years ago a group of students played several April Fools Day jokes on young Marty; the last joke went horribly bad. Now it’s the five year class reunion, but the school is abandoned and then there’s that crazy guy running around in a jester mask knocking off the alumni who have returned. Is Marty taking his revenge on his former classmates, or is this another April Fools Day joke.

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Film Review: Bloodlust Zombies (2011)

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A military weapons manufacturer creates a chemical weapon that causes victims to become blood-lusting killers. A lab accident causes the building to go into lock-down and the employees are trapped inside with the crazed killers.

REVIEW:

There are so many zombie films these days that it is almost impossible to distinguish what is good and what is bad. Zombie films are a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Orcs! (2011)

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Faced with extinction, two park rangers are forced to defend the national park against hordes of rampaging orcs. Ancient and long forgotten, these orcs are unleashed from the depths of the mountains, and they won’t stop until we’re all dead.

REVIEW:

It really isn’t uncommon for a film to name drop when releasing promotional materials or on the box art when the film … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rawhead Rex (1986)

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The Irish village of Rathmorne is never going to be the same. You see underneath its countryside lays the forgotten god king Rawhead Rex. A group of farmers unknowingly unleash the god king back to his kingdom. Rawhead determines that its time for everyone to remember.

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Directed by: George Pavlou
Written by: Clive Barker
Starring: David Dukes, Niall Toibin, Cora Venus … Continue reading

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