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Film Review: Smile (2009)

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  SYNOPSIS: Several students on a school holiday discover a mysterious camera, but after several of them start showing up dead after having their picture taken, they start to realize this camera is much more than they bargained for. In looking at the photos that have been taken of everyone, they find that the deaths correlate to the image. As …

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Film Review: The Watermen (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A clan of watermen capture a crew of sport fishermen who must then fight for their lives. REVIEW: As far as horror sub-genres go, I have never been particularly fond of torture p*rn. Oftentimes good story telling is neglected in favor or over-the-top gore and violence. While watching people get skinned alive is certainly cringe-worthy, I don’t think it …

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Film Review: Killer By Nature (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Horrific murders which once lived only in a young man’s nightmares suddenly begin occurring in chilling reality in his hometown. REVIEW: Director – Douglas S. Younglove Starring – Zachary Ray Sherman, Ron Perlman, Armand Assante Nature versus nurture. A debate that has graced numerous horror films in the past and is brought to the forefront once again here. And …

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Film Review: Able (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Terrified Berliners struggle to survive each other and their own failing bodies during a sudden epidemic of progressive paralysis. REVIEW: Able is a new independent feature from Stotler / Robert Films As we are plunged into the dreary on screen world. we are at the moment of dying. The planet as it appears has become victim to a viral …

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Film Review: Creepozoids (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: In a post-apocalyptic setting billed as World War III a group of military deserters are on the lamb from the line of duty, the enemy as well as climactic conditions such as fatal acid rain. They encounter a deserted government research facility in the guise of a bomb shelter. Together they vie to survive the elements, regroup and investigate …

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Film Review: Funeral Home (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: When a teenaged girl named Heather (Lesley Donaldson) goes to live and work in her Grandmother Maude’s (Kay Hawtry) newly opened bed and breakfast strange things begin to transpire. People disappear, seemingly vanishing off of the face of the earth. Continuous reassurance is offered to the youth. After all what could go wrong in a dwelling that used to …

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Film Review: Mulholland Dr. (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. REVIEW: The incomparable David Lynch has long thrilled movie goers with his unique brand of storytelling. While each product remains its own beast, you never …

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Film Review: Island Claws (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: A biological experiment in Florida goes awry. The result: 8-foot long land crabs which roar loudly and kill everything in sight. REVIEW: The premise of Island Claws is totally ridiculous. It’s important to get that observation right out front in this review, because if you’re looking for a really good film about killer crabs, something akin to Arachnophobia but …

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Film Review: Wolfen (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: A New York cop investigates a series of brutal deaths that resemble animal attacks. REVIEW: 1981 was the year of the “Werewolf” in Hollywood as no less than three major films were released that year that featured menaces of the lupine variety. First out of the gate was Joe Dante’s classic “The Howling” which featured Rob Bottin’s amazing creature …

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Film Review: Razorback (1984)

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SYNOPSIS: A wild, vicious pig terrorizes the Australian outback. The first victim is a small child who is killed. The child’s granddad is brought to trial for killing the child but aquitted. The next victim is an American TV-journalist. Her husband Carl gets there and starts to search for the truth. The local inhabitants won’t really help him, but he …

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Film Review: Shadowzone (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: After someone is killed in the subterranean project called “Shadowzone,” a NASA captain is called in to investigate. In the project, sleeping subjects are induced into a deep EDS state whereby they become portals to a parallel universe. Unfortunately this causes adverse reactions in the subject, and something gets through the portal, the consequence of which is an attrition …

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Film Review: Osombie (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: The story follows Dusty, a yoga instructor from Colorado, who is on a desperate rescue mission to save her crazy brother Derek, a conspiracy theorist who is convinced Osama bin Laden is still alive, despite having been buried at sea. In Afghanistan, Dusty falls in with a team of NATO special forces on a secret assignment. Turns out Derek …

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Film Review: Fell (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Bill has problems. He lost his job, he quit the band, his medications are running out, and his relationship with his ex-girlfriend, Jenny, has gone down the drain. But now he has an even bigger problem, there is a dead girl in his bathtub, and he can’t remember how she got there. Bill’s best friend, Derrek, is the only …

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Film Review: Red Lights (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Psychologist Margaret Matheson and her assistant study paranormal activity, which leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic. REVIEW: With a cast featuring the likes of Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro and Cillian Murphy, it pays to take notice. Though let’s not forget our new up-and-comer Elizabeth Olsen rounding out this great film. We live in a world of skeptics, …

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