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Film Review: Oasis of the Zombies (1981)

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An expedition searching for treasure supposedly buried by the German army in the African desert during WW II comes up against an army of Nazi zombies guarding the fortune

REVIEW:

“Oasis of the Zombies” (1981) (sometimes referred to as “The Treasure of the Living Dead”) is one of those films that you’ve probably heard about, but never seen. There’s good reason for that. An expedition looking for treasure in Africa runs … Continue reading

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Film Review: Clear Lake, WI (2009)

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A group of childhood friends return to their former hometown to revisit the horrors that happened there 15 years ago.

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“Clear Lake, WI” is very much what fans would expect from a psychological thriller starring the one-and-only, Michael Madsen. A group of childhood friends return to their hometown, with a documentary film crew (comprised of Shi Ne Nielson and Heather Simpson), to help move on past … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lust for Vengeance (2011)

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After finding out that an old friend has been brutally murdered a group of women (who are all troubled in some way) soon realize that the person who killed her isn’t quite done and is intent on making sure that they all meet a similar end. As the bodies start to pile up the detective working the case starts to realize that the person committing the murders may be a person … Continue reading

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Film Review: Paranormal Haunting: The Curse of the Blue Moon Inn (2011)

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Some people flock to the Blue Moon Inn for a special event (watching the moon turn blue? I guess these people don’t get out much and as a result it doesn’t take a lot to amaze them) that only takes place every 100 years. Once they arrive at the supposedly haunted inn all sorts of bizarre and unexplainable events begin to take place and people start behaving oddly, disappearing, and … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Code (short film) (2011)

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This was made for the SPLATTERFEST WEEKEND OF MAYHEM. Winner of 11 awards including Best Picture, Audience Favorite Film, Best Screenplay, and Best Director. For more details on Splatterfest, visit www.splatterfest.com.

REVIEW:

As a couple engage in their first date they are inundated with the swarming of Zombies and a masked psycho killer.

Things get a bit rough when they stop the party to argue over who’s day it is for … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blade (1998)

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A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires.

REVIEW:

1998 was a good year for Welsey Snipes. Quickly igniting an all-around action hero, his role as Blade sparked a franchise with a hit debut. Wesley brought the right mix of marital arts, cool demeanor and a no apology ass-kicking into his comic book character-turned-film franchise. Blade went on … Continue reading

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Film Review: I Melt With You (2011)

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When four 40-something college friends meet up for their annual reunion, things start to spiral out of control, and a pact they made as young men is revisited.

REVIEW:

“I Melt With You” is a new film under the direction of Mark Pellington. The movie rides on the acting talents of Thomas Jane, Rob Lowe, Christian McKay and Jeremy Piven. For the record, the film … Continue reading

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Film Review: Little Deaths (2011)

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Composed of three disturbingly sensual and terrifying short narratives, unified by the twin themes of sex and death.

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Out of the UK comes a pretty edgy anthology featuring 3 shorter pieces dealing directly with sex and death. The shorts feature some top notch story-telling elevating it slightly above others of its genre by not holding back on the erotically deviant content. I was surprised with the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Not Another B Movie (2010)

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Just because you can make a movie, doesn’t mean you should…

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Written & Directed by: John Wesley Norton
Starring: Byron Thames, Larry Thomas, James Vallo, Lindsay Gareth

Stop me if you’ve heard this one – a writer, a director, and a producer walk into a bar. They have coffee and drinks during which time they haggle over script changes and the film is … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Lost World (1925)

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“Explorer Professor Challenger is taking quite a beating in the London press thanks to his claim that living dinosaurs exist in the far reaches of the Amazon. Newspaper reporter Edward Malone learns that this claim originates from a diary given to him by fellow explorer Maple White’s daughter, Paula. Malone’s paper funds an expedition to rescue Maple White, who has been marooned at the top of a high plateau. Joined … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Summer of Massacre (2011)

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Hold onto your barf bag. You might need it by the end of the film as you view the slicing, tearing, ripping, gashing, stabbing, impaling, beating, squishing, choking, burning, staking, cutting, hacking, dismembering, decapitating, hanging, bashing, dicing, chopping, crushing, pounding, spearing, scalping, suffocating, deaths the psychotic serial killers hand out to anyone that is in their path of vengeance.

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Holy Crap! …..and by saying that I don’t mean either. This … Continue reading

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Film Review: Another Earth (2011)

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Rhoda Williams is a bright student preparing to graduate high school and begin classes at MIT. She is surrounded by friends and family, celebrating her acceptance into the prestigious school and drives home intoxicated. Her life is sent spiraling off course when she becomes distracted by the appearance of another Earth in the night sky and collides head on with a passing car, killing its passengers … Continue reading

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Film Review: Don’t Let Him In (2011)

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Two couples head out for a relaxing weekend in the country hoping to spend their time fishing and just enjoying nature. Unfortunately, there is a mass murderer in the area called “The Tree Surgeon (I guess all of the good names were already taken)” who hacks up his victims and leaves their remains tied to trees. Will the couples be able to make it back home alive or is this … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (2011)

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An origin story set in present day San Francisco, where man’s own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.

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I think it’s safe to say that The Black Saint was feeling at best, dubious when he heard of this reboot of the “Planet Of The Apes” series. I mean Tim Burton gave it … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Hike (2011)

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Kate and four of her girlfriends venture into the British countryside for a getaway weekend hiking trip. Along their journey to their favorite camping spot, Sunset Point, they encounter a number of others hiking and camping nearby from a group of Eastern Europeans living off the land to a trio of rock climbing lads. When one of the girls goes missing the first night, the girls team up … Continue reading

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Film Review: Apollo 18 (2011)

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Decades-old found footage from NASA’s abandoned Apollo 18 mission, where two American astronauts were sent on a secret expedition, reveals the reason the U.S. has never returned to the moon.

REVIEW: 

If you found yourself confused with the footage aspect and adverts, rest assured this film is just fiction. It also is entirely shot in POV found footage style aka “cinema verite”. It stars 3 actors, one … Continue reading

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