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Film Review: The Brood (1979)

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SYNOPSIS: An eccentric psychiatrist who practices innovative techniques to penetrate the psychological blocks in a man’s wife who is under his care. The husband “Oliver Reed” tries to uncover a suspicious psychiatrist’s therapy techniques being used on his institutionalized ex-wife. Through bodily manifestation the psychiatrist helps the wife to give birth to her living incarnations from the darkest inner impulses …

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Film Review: Psychic Experiment (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: After years away of avoiding his past, Cole Gray (Denton Blane Everette) accepts a job that has him returning to his home town leaving his new life and girlfriend Elspeth (Katie Featherston) behind. Believing he is hired by Louise Strack (Adrienne King) for an establishment called The Facility in order to research a local epidemic inflicting the locals with …

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Film Review: Thor (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: The powerful but arrogant warrior Thor is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard and sent to live amongst humans on Earth, where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders. REVIEW: By the hoary hosts of Hoggoth! It’s a beautiful day outside..the Sun is shining brightly, the skies are Blue & the air is cool. I hate …

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Film Review: Evil Brain From Outer Space (1964)

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SYNOPSIS: “A monstrous evil brain from outer space leads his minions on a crusade to conquer the universe, and unleashes hideous monsters on Earth that spread deadly diseases. Superhero Starman must rescue Earth from the menace of the evil brain while battling armies of monsters the brain sends against him.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Before I start this week’s review, I …

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Film Review: Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A zombie attack brings chaos to Harvardville Airport. Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield , who fought the sinister Umbrella Corporation during the Raccoon City tragedy 7 years ago, are back. In high-octane Resident Evil style, they’re ready to battle a rogue warrior who is seeking revenge after his family was killed in Raccoon City. The deadly G-Virus is …

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Film Review: 13teen (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: Emeryville: population 73,250, including one feared serial killer on the loose who carves the number 13 into his victims’ chests. Sara is home alone on a stormy night when there is a knock at the door. Andrew, a real estate consultant, has stopped by regarding the sale of her house. Problem is, the house isn’t for sale. Against her …

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Film Review: Haunted Changi (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Story of what happened to a group of documentary makers shooting a documentary in Singapore’s haunted Old Changi Hospital. REVIEW: “Haunted Changi” is another entry in the horror found-footage sub-genre. Many of the independent entries in this particular type of movie show a lack of experience, and act as a way to hide the amateur cast and crew. This …

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Film Review: Horror Movies Suck (short film) (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: George decides to show his roommate, Sam, a rare underground film from the late 70’s called ‘Evil Comes to Soggy Bottom.’ Soon, things take an unexpected turn in this award-winning horror/comedy that satirizes horror films and the people who watch them. REVIEW: You might be wondering why name a short horror film “Horror movies Suck” if you trying to …

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Film Review: Maniac (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: Although his mother mistreated him and is now dead, Frank (Joe Spinell), a photographer by day, misses her. In a grotesque act of reminiscence, he kills young women at night and puts their scalps on mannequins masquerading around his New York apartment. He befriends a fellow photographer, but soon his day and night lives begin to meld, blurring the …

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Film Review: Mother’s Day (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: Three female friends (Nancy Hendrickson, Deborah Luce and Tiana Pierce) head to the woods to remember their collegiate good times, all the while with no idea they’re being hunted by a dysfunctional hillbilly family. Mother (Beatrice Pons) is teaching her backwoods boys (Holden McGuire and Michael McCleery) how to rape, torture and kill young women — and her adept …

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Film Review: Crawl (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A mysterious Croatian man is hired by a small town bar owner to kill an acquaintance. Little does he know, the mysterious man has another plan up his sleeve, which includes taking one of his own employees for hostage. REVIEW: Sometimes the prettiest movies are the dullest. Sadly, the debut effort from Australia’s China brothers suffers from this fate. …

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Film Review: Nefarious (short film) (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Two girls subject themselves to a discussion of horror movies, until they are interrupted by an unexpected guest. Quickly, the girls are exposed to a nightmarish world of terror. REVIEW: Nefarious is a 13 minute short film created by Brian Guardiola under Familiar Moon Cinema. It features Mackenzie Weimer as Erin, with Allison played by Shannon Burton. As the …

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Film Review: The Evil Clergyman (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: In 1987 Charles Band directed Pulse Pounders, an anthology film comprised of three 30 minute sequels to the biggest hits of Empire Pictures: H.P. Lovecraft’s The Evil Clergyman, a Trancers sequel, and a sequel to The Dungeonmaster. Pulse Pounders was shot and edited in 1988 before circumstances prevented it from being released. In addition the original 35mm negative for …

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