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Film Review: The Sacred (2009)

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A group of students travel to a remote and sacred Native American patch of land, in order to complete a thesis on Native American Folklore. This distant swamp area was used hundreds of years ago to judge and to punish murderous criminals. The land itself has magical powers, making it possible for the dead to come back and punish the guilty. Sins can come back and kill you.

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Film Review: Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

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In 1988, young sisters Katie and Kristi befriend an invisible entity who resides in their home.

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Has it really been four years since the “Paranormal Activity” franchise began? It seems like I saw the first entry just last year but it was back in 2007 when director Oren Peli made a whole lot of people fearful of using their camcorders as they slept. Three years later, we got a dose of some more … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hellraiser 9: Revelations (2011)

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Two friends in Mexico discover the Lament Configuration and unleash Pinhead, but one decides to try to survive by swapping himself with someone else. Once they go missing, family members go in search of them, but find Pinhead instead.

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Waiting on the next viable Hellraiser event has seemed almost too painful for an industry that once embraced everything Cenobite. Much like the legacy of Freddy Krueger, Pinhead … Continue reading

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Film Review: Salem’s Lot (1979)

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“Salem’s Lot is a town which a new member, Mr. Straker, has taken as his new ‘home’, and has a mysterious partner, namely Mr. Barlow. Not too long after Straker arrives in Salem’s Lot, people start disappearing from sight and dying from odd causes, and no one is sure why, including Ben Mears who is in town to write a new book on the town’s rumored haunted house called the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Faces in the Crowd (2011)

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A horror-thriller centered on a woman living with “face-blindness” after surviving a serial killer’s attack. As she lives with her condition, one in which facial features change each time she loses sight of them, the killer closes in.

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Milla Jovovich returns to the screen. This time it’s not zombies she’s fighting but the serious effects of a rare brain disorder she’s contracted. The condition is a real life … Continue reading

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Film Review: Phase 7 (2011)

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Inside a quarantined apartment building a man must protect his pregnant wife from his new neighbors.

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Phase 7 although fiction, may not be too far ahead if you believe the theorists out there. This science fiction release paints a near future apocalyptic time when a viral outbreak has spread over 7 countries. The virus continues to grow and has fatal affects on those who become infected. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The River Murders (2011)

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A homicide detective, Ray Liotta, while investigating a series of murders becomes the prime suspect when the FBI uncovers his close personal ties to all the victims.

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One of my all-time favorite films is Martin Scorcese’s “Goodfellas”. That film made me a life-long Ray Liotta fan. He has had a bit of a rocky career, even sometimes going WAY over the top … Continue reading

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Film Review: Trespass (2011)

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As they’re held for ransom, a husband and wife’s predicament grows more dire amid the discovery of betrayal and deception.

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Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman come together as an extremely well-to-do couple who’s family has just been threatened by a band of thugs intent on robbing them of their riches.

Nicolas Cage stars as Kyle Miller, a shrewd businessman and diamond dealer who’s seemed to have done really well … Continue reading

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Midnight Horror Collection: Deadly Harvest (ScareCrow 1-3)

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Got a hankering for some “ScareCrow“? How about the full series on 1 set? Ok, you know the series by now…”The Midnight Horror Collection”. I vaguely remember seeing all 3 of these sitting on Block buster shelf for months. Though for some reason, the scarecrow got the backseat to other new releases. It’s always fun to grab a few hours and see which of the series pans out. This set collects all … Continue reading

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Film Review: Snowtown (2011)

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When 16 year-old Jamie begins a friendship with a charismatic man, his world becomes threatened by his loyalty and fear of his newfound father figure, John Bunting: Australia’s most notorious serial killer.

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“Snowtown” is not a horror film but does deal with a true life situation that was pretty damn horrific. Based on the “Snowtown murders” case (also known as the Bodies … Continue reading

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Film Review: Maniac Cop (1988)

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In New York City the police are hardly viewed as a “helpful source” even back in 1988. Imagine the fear that begins to swell around the city when a uniformed officer starts brutally murdering innocent people. Young officer Jack Forrest is soon framed for the crimes, but as he sits in jail the death toll keeps mounting its up to the rest of the New York City police department to find … Continue reading

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Film Review: Fading Of The Cries (2011)

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Jacob, a young man armed with a deadly sword, saves Sarah, a teenage girl, from Mathias, a malevolent evil that has begun plaguing a small farmland town while in search of an ancient necklace that had belonged to Sarahs Uncle.

Jacob sets out to get Sarah home safely, running through streets, fields, churches and underground tunnels, while being pursued by hordes of demonic creatures. Along the way, both come to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Children of the Corn: Genesis (2011)

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A young couple tries to free an imprisoned child with catastrophic results.

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I’m really not much of a “Children of the Corn” fan. I did really like the first film, but the sequels were pretty forgettable. In fact, I have only watched maybe the first two, after that I just gave up. I didn’t even realize that “Children of the Corn: Genesis” … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Crow (1994)

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A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancĂ©e’s murder.

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The 1994 film “The Crow”, really needs no introduction. This cultish feeling fantasy dark epic came to life under the wing of Director Alex Proyas. Though it was the James O’Barr graphic novel which first introduced the legacy and storyline of this strange antihero. The graphic novel … Continue reading

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Midnight Horror Collection: Deadly Games

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Deadly Games, in the tradition of the 4 packs from Echo Bridge comes this pretty pack of 6. “Closets” is a new addition to their sets, though the prize here is “Darkness” starring Anna Paquin. “Darkness” is actually one of my favorites as a stand alone. If definitely has a dark brooding premise without any Hollywood endings. You can check out our review of “Dead of Night”, or look for upcoming … Continue reading

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Film Review: Shutter (2004)

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A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past.

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Within the smattering of Asian horror releases that arrived like a tidal wave of fear, “Shutter” (2004) was one of ones that carried a well known legacy of being frightful. Its later 2008 US version entirely missed its mark and failed to … Continue reading

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