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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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Film Review: Unhappy Birthday (2010)

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Set in and around the remote tidal island of Amen, Unhappy Birthday is the fictional story of three outsiders’ battles against the twisted morals of an antiquated community. Inspired by British cult classics such as The Wicker Man and Hammer House of Horror, the film explores the fear of isolation and nature versus nature. A special birthday party becomes a living nightmare for City-dwelling couple Sadie and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ratline (2011)

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In a flash of blood-drenched violence, Crystal Brewer’s life has taken an unexpected turn. On the run from the law for her part in a gruesome drug-money heist gone wrong, she has become seduced into a seedy underworld of death and betrayal. Escaping into the night with her half-sister Kim, Crystal seeks refuge in a small Midwestern town to make sense of her life-threatening ordeal. However, any plans for solace … Continue reading

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The Children of the Corn Collection (6 Film set)

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Any Children of the Corn Fans? Well this set may be missing the original ‘first’ of the series, but it is pretty jam packed with corny children (pun intended). 6 movies for the price of one, is pretty hard to beat AND you get them all in one collective. I dig these theme releases, and to be honest I’ve only see the first one. So, here is a chance to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bite Marks (2011)

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Truck-driver Brewster takes over his missing brother’s delivery of a load of coffins to a funeral home. He picks up hitchhiking gay couple Cary and Vogel whose relationship is in trouble to help him stay awake but when his GPS leads them into a deserted junkyard, his truck breaks down, stranding them. NIght falls, and the coffins reveal blood-thirty vampires. Now the mismatched trio must barricade themselves in the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Killjoy 3 (2010)

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The demon clown Killjoy is resurrected once again, but this time he is not given the name of his victim and is trapped in his realm. Using a magic mirror he lures four unsuspecting college students into his realm where he can have his macabre fun! A mysterious man returns and we finally discover who Killjoy’s true target is!

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I have to tip toe carefully with my review of … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Thing (2011)

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 At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson.

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Here it is! What is probably the most anticipated horror film of the fall, if not the year, has finally arrived. Director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr’s “Prequel” to John Carpenter’s remake of the 1951 Howard Hawks original (Whew! Try saying that … Continue reading

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Film Review: Burnt Offerings (1976)

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“Haunted house chiller from Dan Curtis has Oliver Reed and Karen Black as summer caretakers moving into Gothic house with their young son. The catch? The house rejuvenates a part of itself with each death that occurs on its premises.” (courtesy IMDB)

REVIEW:

One of the oldest possession themes of all is the house or building possessed of evil, from The Turn Of The Screw … Continue reading

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