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Film Review: The Prey (1984)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of friends on a camping trip are terrorized by a horribly disfigured and psychotic survivor of a horrible forest fire that took place decades ago. As the members of the camping party start dying in a variety of ways at the hands of the hulking killer it becomes obvious that he isn’t just looking for victims to …

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Film Review: Dredd 3D (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One – a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called “Judges” who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared …

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Film Review: Scary or Die (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: There’s a cliche regarding horror movie audiences that we feel compelled to shout advice at the screen. “No don’t open that door,” or “he’s only playing dead”, and suchlike. I found myself doing something along those lines while watching “Scary or Die,” only my warnings were aimed at the writing and direction rather than the hapless characters. REVIEW: “Scary …

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Film Review: The Kiss (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: When Felice and Hillary were children, they were separated to live with other people. Felice went off with a relative who possessed an unusual bloodline which was passed on to Felice via a kiss. Now all grown up, Felice is a jet setting model, while Hillary is happily married to husband Jack with a daughter, Amy. One day, Felice …

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Film Review: Creak (short film) (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: It’s 4am and somewhere, something has opened… REVIEW: Heather heard a noise downstairs. In fact, she won’t leave Ellen alone until she investigates the potential intruder. This scene should feel quite familiar as I believe every couple goes thru this night-time concern every now and then. “Creak” caters to this idea taking it to a reality for that very …

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Film Review: Toxic Lullaby (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: After a night of partying in the countryside with her close friends, Eloise (Samantha Richter) wakes up all alone only to find the world around her is drastically different. The landscape has become desolate populated with zombie-like monsters called “sleepers” ready to chase her down. She reaches out to other survivors, but not all are friendly; many are even …

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Film Review: Breathless (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Lorna & her best friend Tiny suspect that Lorna’s ex con husband Dale was responsible for a robbery and demand to know where he’s hidden the $100,000 bounty. Unfortunately for all of them, sheriff Emmitt Cooley has the same notion and he’s waiting just outside of their trailer home for a search warrant to enter the premises and investigate …

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Film Review: Rabid (1977)

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SYNOPSIS: A young woman develops a taste for human blood after undergoing experimental plastic surgery, and her victims turn into rabid, blood-thirsty zombies who proceed to infect others, which turns into a city-wide epidemic. REVIEW: Rarely is an ex-adult film star ever seen in a normal role. Typically this is primarily due to lack of acting ability and being pigeon …

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Film Review: Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: An alien band of killer clowns descends from the cosmos to harvest scores of small-town victims, cocooning their prey in cotton candy to save for later. With the extraterrestrials disguised as harmless circus employees, the authorities don’t suspect a thing. But the joke is on the clowns when two street-wise teens (Grant Kramer and Suzanne Snyder), armed with an …

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Film Review: Compliance (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: When a prank caller convinces a fast food restaurant manager to interrogate an innocent young employee, no-one is left unharmed. Based on true events. REVIEW: At a recent screening I attended I got into assorted discussions with various people about films that we’re all waiting for. Lots of titles were bandied about but one title kept coming up over …

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Film Review: Vile (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Fifty years ago Yale University professor Stanley Milgram held a series of social experiments based on Nazi war criminals’ psychology. They were devised to answer a simple question: how far are people willing to go when instructed by authority? Nick, his girlfriend Tayler and their two best friends are about to find out. Abducted after a camping trip, they …

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Film Review: Possession (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Jess appears to have the perfect life, she is very career driven and her husband Ryan is quite possibly the sweetest man on the entire planet. There is one flaw however in Jess’s perfect life and that is her brother in law Roman. Roman is the exact opposite of Ryan so is it any wonder she is extremely confused …

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Film Review: They (2002)

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SYNOPSIS: After witnessing a horrific and traumatic event, Julia Lund, a graduate student in psychology, gradually comes to the realization that everything which scared her as a child might just be real… REVIEW: Comedian Eddie Murphy had a great bit on one his earlier albums in which he described the difference between a white family moving into a haunted house …

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Film Review: Greystone Park (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: In October 2009, the filmmakers went into an abandoned psychiatric hospital to explore the ‘haunted’ institution, famous for its radical treatment of patients with mental illness. Electroshock, insulin therapy, and lobotomies were commonplace. Once inside, the filmmakers quickly discovered that they were not alone; this story is based on their experiences… REVIEW: Called by 2 names, “Greystone Park” and …

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