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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)

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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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Film Review: Dominique Is Dead (1980)

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“The wife of a greedy man comes back to haunt him after he scares her to death in this horror-thriller. He is after her money and must try several times before he finally succeeds. Because she is mentally exhausted from being frightened all the time, she commits suicide, but soon the husband begins experiencing her ghostly presence.” (courtesy IMDB)

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I have a confession to make. I have for … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kissed (1996)

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Over the years, a child’s romantic ideals about death blossom into necrophilia, the study of embalming and the most profound relationship of her life.

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Titles of films can sometimes be very misleading, in the case of “Kissed” I am very happy to say that this is not a stupid romantic comedy. This is a highly romantic and a little bit depressing film dealing with the emotional responses of the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Undocumented (2010)

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A documentary crew accompany a group of illegal immigrants crossing the Border, but their plans run afoul when they are captured by a gang of sadistic radicals in New Mexico.

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So I’m going to jump in with a the plot of this film in a sentence: 20 something’s shooting a documentary on illegal immigration traveling with a bunch of coyotes (the people not the dogs) get abducted by a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kill Katie Malone (2010)

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College students and best friends Ginger Matheson, Jim Duncan, and Kyle “Dixie” Canning, pool their cash to buy a “ghost” in an online auction. The three think it’s all a goof, but once they open up the antique box to examine their “treasure,” they unleash the vengeful spirit of an Irish servant girl who has been wreaking havoc on her owners throughout the generations

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Film Review: The Island of the Cannibal Death Gods (2011)

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Three men, trying to escape from the prying eyes of the media, book a fishing charter and get more than they bargained for.

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Before you sit down to watch this film I have one very serious question to ask you:

Would you like some cheese with your pineapple spiced ham?
With that out of the way let me talk about this cheesy and wonderfully hammy film and I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Arena (2011)

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David Lord finds himself forced into the savage world of a modern gladiatorial arena, where men fight to the death for the entertainment of the online masses.

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Now here’s a movie made for the simple man. You got Samuel L. Jackson playing the bad guy, an online gladiator game and death every few minutes. The intro has 2 fighters battling to the death with lethal weapons in hand.

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Film Review: Inbred (2011)

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Four young offenders and their workers spend a weekend in the remote Yorkshire village of Mortlake, which prides on keeping itself to itself. A minor incident with locals rapidly escalates into a blood-soaked, deliriously warped nightmare.

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Just when you thought you’ve seen it all, this surprise extreme addition comes way per director Alex Chandon

To start off, it contains one of the coolest insane false intros I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Film Review: Real Steel (2011)

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Set in the near future, where robot boxing is a top sport, a struggling promoter feels he’s found a champion in a discarded robot. During his hopeful rise to the top, he discovers he has an 11-year-old son who wants to know his father.

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I took my son (The growing darker saint) to see this with me today. I had a feeling he might dig … Continue reading

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Film Review: Higanjima: Escape from Vampire Island (2009)

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Higanjima is an eerie island occupied by vampires, from where none has ever come back alive. When teenager Akira hears that his missing brother has been seen in the island, he decides to investigate with several friends.

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Asian vampire movies are usually a love or hate impacting experience for me. On one hand, you have to appreciate that they don’t always prescribe to Western cliches in their cultural differences. … Continue reading

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