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Film Review: Compliance (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: When a prank caller convinces a fast food restaurant manager to interrogate an innocent young employee, no-one is left unharmed. Based on true events. REVIEW: At a recent screening I attended I got into assorted discussions with various people about films that we’re all waiting for. Lots of titles were bandied about but one title kept coming up over …

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Film Review: Vile (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Fifty years ago Yale University professor Stanley Milgram held a series of social experiments based on Nazi war criminals’ psychology. They were devised to answer a simple question: how far are people willing to go when instructed by authority? Nick, his girlfriend Tayler and their two best friends are about to find out. Abducted after a camping trip, they …

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Film Review: Possession (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Jess appears to have the perfect life, she is very career driven and her husband Ryan is quite possibly the sweetest man on the entire planet. There is one flaw however in Jess’s perfect life and that is her brother in law Roman. Roman is the exact opposite of Ryan so is it any wonder she is extremely confused …

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Film Review: They (2002)

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SYNOPSIS: After witnessing a horrific and traumatic event, Julia Lund, a graduate student in psychology, gradually comes to the realization that everything which scared her as a child might just be real… REVIEW: Comedian Eddie Murphy had a great bit on one his earlier albums in which he described the difference between a white family moving into a haunted house …

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Film Review: Greystone Park (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: In October 2009, the filmmakers went into an abandoned psychiatric hospital to explore the ‘haunted’ institution, famous for its radical treatment of patients with mental illness. Electroshock, insulin therapy, and lobotomies were commonplace. Once inside, the filmmakers quickly discovered that they were not alone; this story is based on their experiences… REVIEW: Called by 2 names, “Greystone Park” and …

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Film Review: Flash Gordon (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: In Mike Hodges’ campy 1980, British – American, Sci-Fi romp, a football player (Sam Jones) and his friends (Topol and Melody Anderson) travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyrant, Ming the Merciless, played by Max Von Sydow, to save the Planet Earth from destruction. REVIEW: This movie really takes me back. Way back. I remember …

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Film Review: The Hunt (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Following in the footsteps of recent extreme French horror movies like High Tension, Frontiers, Inside, and Martyrs, The Hunt follows an undercover reporter commissioned to write a story about a series of gruesome murders. His investigation leads him to a secret society of wealthy businessman who hunt humans for money. Caught in a spiral of violence, he is forced …

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Film Review: Cursed (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: A werewolf loose in Los Angeles changes the lives of three young adults, who, after being mauled by the beast, learn they must kill their attacker if they hope to change their fate to avoid becoming werewolves too. REVIEW: Wes Craven & Kevin Williamson had themselves a great time from the years 1996-2000. That’s when the duo created (& …

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Film Review: The Hole (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter. REVIEW: The movie “The Hole” is a great example of an off-the-radar release that didn’t really catch much attention till years later (mostly as a cut out bin inclusion). I remember seeing the …

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Film Review: Grizzly Flats (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A recluse and his wife are tormented by shadow creatures. REVIEW: Directed by Anthony Fankhauser Written by Anthony Fankhauser and Joe Benkis Starring: Judd Nelson, Danielle De Luca, Christian Maurice Gantt Best line: “Nobody crawls on top of you in that bed except for me. And there’s nobody else even on this mountain…except for those damn, backwater, hillbilly McConnollys.” …

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