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Film Review: Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 (1987)

SYNOPSIS: Ricky is a mentally unstable young man who decides to follow in his psychotic brother’s footsteps and go on a killing spree dressed as Santa Claus. REVIEW: It’s Christmas, and one of the Martin family’s long-standing holiday traditions is to watch Silent Night, Deadly Night (and the original Black Christmas) the Saturday night before X-mas. This year we were …

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Film Review: Grotesque (1988)

SYNOPSIS: A gang of annoying punks break into a special effect maker’s house in the middle of nowhere looking for money and/or drugs. After killing everyone in the house (except for the daughter who makes a run for it) the punks accidentally release a grotesque creature the family had locked away in a hidden room that promptly begins killing them …

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Film Review: 2000 Anos pra Isso? (short film) (1996)

SYNOPSIS: none given REVIEW: As a distorted celebratory score blares over this rough looking footage, a young man undresses in front of a recently murdered corpse, that lay waiting inside his bathtub. This curious short by Petter Baiestorf methodically focuses in as our machete wielding subject slowly cuts directly into the bodies stomach layer by layer. Then revealing what looks …

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Film Review: Sweet Movie (1974)

SYNOPSIS: No synopsis can do this movie justice, but it basically boils down to a bunch of ‘radical’ students misbehaving on camera, with the the end result being passed off as an experimental art piece. It’s a psycho-sexual ‘comedy’ that wallows in shattered taboos, and absurdist, free-form vignettes. REVIEW: Directed by: Dusan Makevejev Starring: Carole Laure; John Vernon The film …

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Film Review: Bad Meat (2011)

SYNOPSIS: tells the story of a group of teenage delinquents who contract a deadly virus after being ordered to a remote camp for rehabilitation. Compared to Eli Roth’s Cabin Fever and Michal J Bassett’s Wilderness, BAD MEAT trades in all manner of bodily fluids, puking perverts, a graphic dog dissection, amateur stomach-pumping, chewed body-parts and ripped-off genitals.

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Film Review: Terror From Beneath The Earth (2009)

SYNOPSIS: “After years of underground atomic testing, one of the animals living within the Wisawa caves (a system that stretches from Phantom Lake to the Deadlands) has undergone a radical and unimaginably horrible transformation! While exploring the caves, Dr. Vincent Edwards and colleague Rosemary Bennett stumble across evidence in the disappearance of local children. After reporting the find to the …

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Film Review: A Cadaver Christmas (2011)

SYNOPSIS: After a bloodied and distraught janitor trudges through a local pub on Christmas Eve, the unlikely pact of the bartender, patron and policeman join forces with him to stop the reanimated army of Cadavers wandering the halls of a nearby university. REVIEW: “Never Leave A Mess Unclean” Directed By: Joel Zerull Starring: Daniel Rairdin-Hale, Hanlon Smith-Dorsey, Yosh Hayashi, Ben …

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Film Review: Quatermass II (1957)

SYNOPSIS: “Professor Quatermass, trying to gather support for Moon colonization, is intrigued by the mysterious traces that have been showing up on his radar – meteorites crashing down. Following them to the place where they should be landing he finds a destroyed village, a mysterious factory too close to his designs for the Moon colony for comfort, and some strange …

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Film Review: Doomsday (2008)

SYNOPSIS: A futuristic action thriller where a team of people work to prevent a disaster threatening the future of the human race. REVIEW: Director – Neil Marshall Starring – Rhona Mitra, Bob Hoskins, Malcolm McDowell When I received this current pack of movies to review and I saw that one of them was titled “Doomsday,” well, I just had to …

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