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Film Review: Blood of the Beasts (Le Sang des bêtes) (short film) (1949)

SYNOPSIS: An early example of ultra-realism, this movie contrasts the quiet, bucolic life in the outskirts of Paris with the harsh, gory conditions inside the nearby slaughterhouses. Describes the fate of the animals and that of the workers in graphic detail. REVIEW: An older short film from 1949 that has often been noted for its extreme characteristics. Called by its …

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Film Review: The Descent (2005)

SYNOPSIS: A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators. REVIEW: Who couldn’t love a horror movie involving six beautiful women battling against angry mutant creatures (known simply as ‘crawlers’) in a fight for their lives? This film was a delight to watch from beginning to end, there was …

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Film Review: Captivity (2007)

SYNOPSIS: Top cover girl and fashion model, Jennifer Tree has it all – beauty, fame, money and power. Her face appears on covers of hundreds of magazines. At the top of her game, Jennifer is America’s sweetheart. She is loved and adored and sought after. Everyone wants her. But someone out there has been watching and waiting. Someone wants her …

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Film Review: Forklift Driver Klaus: The First Day on the Job (short film) (2000)

SYNOPSIS: Short film depicting a fictional educational film about fork lift truck operational safety. The dangers of unsafe operation are presented in gory details. REVIEW: One of the great German short films depicting a mock example of an authentic safety video that one might have to endure during an employment training session. This 10 minute pseudo educational film was designed …

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Film Review: Blood and Sex Nightmare (2008)

SYNOPSIS: Libidinous sexually frustrated jerk Nick convinces his frigid virginal girlfriend Amy to go with him to the remote woodland swingers resort The Pleasure Mountain Adult Retreat. However, the place proves to be the stalking grounds for murderous psycho rapist zombie Felix Gallo, who starts bumping folks off left and right. REVIEW: The full moon is shining brightly behind eerie, …

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Film Review: Adopting Terror (2012)

SYNOPSIS: Tim and Cheryl Broadbent are excited to finally adopt Mona, a beautiful baby girl until the baby’s biological father starts stalking them, and their world turns upside down, through intimidation, manipulation, and violence, he is determined to take his daughter back. REVIEW: With a title like “Adopting Terror”, one could perhaps assume that this film was a B movie. …

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Film Review: Eyes Without A Face (1960)

SYNOPSIS: “A brilliant surgeon, Doctor Génessier, helped by his assistant Louise, kidnaps nice young women. He removes their faces and tries to graft them onto the head on his beloved daughter Christiane, whose face has been entirely spoiled in a car crash. All the experiments fail and the victims die, but Génessier keeps trying.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: In most films …

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Film Review: I Never Left the White Room (2000)

SYNOPSIS Jeffery, a psychiatric patient, has disturbing visions, and his psychiatrist follows him in a hallucinatory sorjourn to hell. REVIEW: Directed by Michael Todd Schneider Starring Michael Todd Schneider, Eric James, Tom Colbert, (aka My Crepitus) Lucifer Valentine meets Fred Vogel in this experimental, shot on video montage, which seems designed to drive its viewers insane. I never saw the …

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Film Review: Mirror Mirror (2012)

SYNOPSIS: “After a beloved King vanishes, his ruthless wife seizes control of the kingdom and keeps her beautiful eighteen-year-old stepdaughter, Snow White, hidden away in the palace. But when the princess attracts the attention of a charming and wealthy visiting prince, the jealous Queen banishes the girl to a nearby forest. Taken in by a band of rebellious but kindhearted …

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Film Review: The Damned (1963)

The Damned (1963)

SYNOPSIS: “Legal and illegal criminality. An American tourist with a boat is robbed by a gang of teenager boys, assisted by the leader’s sister. But soon afterward she jumps to the victim’s boat to escape her brother’s incestuous jealousy. The couple fly together and is hunted by the entire gang. Both happen to enter high-classified military territory. There might be …

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Film Review: Destination Outer Space (2010)

Destination Outer Space (2010)

SYNOPSIS: “During a test flight of Earth’s first faster-than-light-speed rocket, an incident occurs that throws test pilot Captain Mike Jackson halfway across the galaxy! Lost in deep space, Captain Jackson must use all his wits and derring-do to find a way back to his beloved home world. A film unlike any other, Destination Outer Space is full of excitement and …

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Film Review: Lake Placid: The Final Chapter (2012)

SYNOPSIS: Sequel follows Jim Bickerman, a poacher who discovers that his local lake is inhabited by man-eating crocodiles. REVIEW: Were it not for my gig here at our happy home that is HorrorNews and the immortality it affords my inconsequential opinions, the drunken late-night Facebook conversation I’d have with my buddy Timmy concerning “Lake Placid: The Final Chapter” would most likely go something like …

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