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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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Film Review: Twins of Evil (1971)

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SYNOPSIS: In nineteenth century middle-Europe, orphaned teenage twins Maria and Frieda go to live with their uncle Gustav Weil, who heads the Brotherhood, a vigilante group trying to stamp out vampirism. But their methods are random and misplaced and the only result is a terrorised populace. The real threat lies with Count Karnstein, and although the twins seem outwardly to …

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Film Review: The Broken (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Gina McVey is a successful radiologist who witnesses an exact lookalike of herself drive past her in Gina’s Jeep. She follows this stranger to make sure, but the outcome of this meeting sparks a series of events that only exacerbate her confusion. REVIEW: Written & directed by Sean Ellis Starring: Lena Headey, Ulrich Thomsen That synopsis was more difficult …

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Film Review: The Day The Earth Caught Fire (1961)

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SYNOPSIS: “Journalists of the London Daily Express investigate reports of strange phenomena occurring all over the world, such as flooding in the Sahara, unseasonable blizzards in New York, and violent tornadoes in the Soviet Union. All over England, temperatures are on the rise, girls in bikinis are everywhere, and wonderful special effects mists are blanketing the Thames River. Top scientists …

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Film Review: Werewolf In A Girls Dormitory (1961)

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SYNOPSIS: “The new science teacher Doctor Julian Olcott with a mysterious past arrives in an institutional boarding school for troublemaker girls. Along the night, the intern Mary Smith, who is blackmailing another teacher – Sir Alfred Whiteman – with some love letters, is slaughtered by a werewolf. The detective in charge of the investigation attributes the crime to a wolf, …

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Film Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – part 1 (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: As Harry races against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, he uncovers the existence of three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows.  REVIEW: Harry Potter and the gang are at it again! This round is a rather lengthy round 1 to a 2 part finale starting with the “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” …

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Film Review: Evil Things (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: On January 9th 2009, 5 college students left New York City for a weekend in the country. 48 hours later, all 5 students simply vanished without a trace. There were no leads and no evidence…until now. REVIEW: In the recent wake of Paranormal Actively style films, comes a new entry with the intriguing title of “Evil Things”. “Evil Things” …

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Film Review: Storm Warning (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: Husband and wife Rob (Robert Taylor) and Pia’s (Nadia Farès) weekend boating idyll quickly turns into a holiday nightmare when the weather turns bad and their craft gets lost in the storm, landing them in a desolated swamp. Seeking refuge in a dilapidated house, the couple’s problems only worsen when the owners — hillbilly rednecks with a barn full …

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Film Review: Begotten (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: God disembowels himself with a straight razor. The spirit-like Mother Earth emerges, venturing into a bleak, barren landscape. Twitching and cowering, the Son Of Earth is set upon by faceless cannibals. REVIEW:  Begotten is hard to consume on many levels. Though in that consumption is also a smattering of brilliance. The film uses a technique that disperses of grayscale …

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Film Review: Silence, Ca Tue! (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A young director disgusted by the financing system of the movie industry decides to shoot a feature movie made from live scenes without any financial support in order to denounce the difficulties to achieve a cinematographic project in Belgium. The rivalries between the cast members, the excesses and the frustrations will slowly lead him to a surrealistic disaster. REVIEW: …

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Film Review: The Occupant (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: After the death of his grandmother, New Yorker Danny Hill (Van Hansis) is set to inherit her large rent controlled Manhattan apartment. Taking the advice from his lawyer (Steve Routman) and the creepy, but helpful, door man, Joe (Thorsten Kaye), he must lock himself away in the apartment for 12 days in order to occupy the property in his …

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Film Review: The Absence of Light (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: When a scientist’s ingenious discovery becomes the object of desire for two shadowy organizations hell-bent on destruction, the future of mankind hangs in the balance. Now, it’s up to two burned-out assassins, Puritan (Richard Conant) and Sultan (Eric Thornsberry), to protect the scientist and keep his project from falling into the wrong hands. REVIEW: Directed By: Patrick Desmond Written …

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Film Review: Mirrors 2 (2010)

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SYNOPSIS:  When Max, who is recovering from a traumatic accident, takes a job as a nighttime security guard, he begins to see visions of a young mysterious woman in the store’s mirror.  REVIEW:   In recent reviews of the new thriller Mirrors 2, it seems the conceptual views of haunted mirrors and self mutilation were split down the middle. The idea …

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