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Film Review: The 7 Adventures of Sinbad (2010)

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A modern adaptation of the classic tale of the original Prince of Persia. Sinbad, a rich industrialist, must complete seven ordeals in order to save the world from catastrophe.

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The tales of Sinbad are well known thru out the halls of adventure and the fantastical. This new entry into the legacy of Sinbad’s voyages might strike you with a different impression than the previous collection of Sinbad entries. For … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stan Helsing (2009)

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When he makes a late-night movie delivery to a strange town on Halloween, video store counter jockey Stan Helsing (Steve Howey) finds himself hunted by a who’s who of slasher-film killers, including Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers and Leatherface. Now, Stan and his pals must use their knowledge of horror flicks to defeat the villains and hack their way to freedom. Bo Zenga directs this gleeful parody of classic horror movies.

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Film Review: Stump the Band (2008)

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A sexy all-female rock band makes an unexpectedly horrifying detour when their bus breaks down in the middle of Wisconsin, where a group of backwoods ax murderers are taking foot fetishism to deadly extremes. Rock, gore and an unhealthy sense of humor combine with surprising results in this low-budget cult-horror extravaganza, which won Best Horror Feature at the 2007 Hollywood MiniDV Festival.

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Midnight Horror Collection: Urban Legends

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From the Midnight Horror Collective comes a new title featuring the much noted quad set. Urban Legends is one tidy little collection of horror. All 4 titles were previous Hollywood video shelfers, that I’ve run across in the past. You tend to wonder where all these films end…well look no further. I enjoy  the heck out these mainly because I can do a sitdown with a collective and not have to … Continue reading

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Midnight Horror Collection: Backwoods Butchers

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Hey it’s a quad set from Echo Bridge! This time featuring what they are calling BackWoods Butchers. 3 titles I recognize, with 2 we reviewed already. You can read the review on “Breadcrumbs” here or Mother’s Day Massacre here

Now, its probably worth your time to stock up on all these quad sets as they wont be around forever. With the obvious shelf space saving alone, it’s certianly a great … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Steam Experiment (aka Chaos Experiment) (2009)

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A former professor (Kilmer) concocts a brutal experiment in order to get the word out on the effects of global warming. By trapping six people in an urban Turkish bathhouse, he vows to overheat his hostages unless his global-warming hypothesis is published on the front page of his local paper.

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Written by: Robert Malkani
Directed by: Philippe Martinez
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Film Review: The Silence of The Lambs (1991)

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In this pulse-pounding adaptation of Thomas Harris’s novel, FBI trainee Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer; unfortunately, her Faustian relationship with Lecter soon leads to his escape … and now, two deranged killers are on the loose.

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Film Review: Cowboys and Aliens (2011)

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 A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys are all that stand in their way.

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The buzz on “Cowboys & Aliens” seemed to herald it as THE Summer blockbuster to see this year. After all how could it go wrong? Daniel Craig (007) and Harrison Ford (Indiana Bones..I mean Jones) playing the two lead roles. A … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Substitute (2007)

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Something about the new sixth-grade substitute just isn’t quite right. Even though she’s managed to charm all the parents, the students are convinced that Ulla’s ((Paprika Steen) ) cold, eccentric, mind-reading behavior is anything but normal. When they discover that their new sub is actually a menacing alien, Carl (Jonas Wandschneider) and the rest of the students band together to thwart her evil plans.

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Film Review: Temptation (2009)

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After a drunken night out on the town Isabel accepts a ride home with a strange man. Bad choice on her part considering that he is a rapist, but she finds that out soon enough when he rapes her in a dark alley. Thankfully she is saved when the mysterious Aurelie shows up and proceeds to rip his throat out. Unfortunately though, Isabel gets more than she bargains for when … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stepfather 2 : Make Room for Daddy (1989)

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Terry O’Quinn returns in this sequel as the man who incorporates himself into one family after another — and then butchers them for fun. Presumed dead, we was actually captured and sent to an institution, but escaped. Having established himself in a small town with a new identity, he finds the perfect candidate for a new family in Carol, a real estate agent, and her son Todd. Can someone stop … Continue reading

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Film Review: Gothic & Lolita Psycho (2010)

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The film stars actress and gravure idol Rina Akiyama as Yuki, a girl who lives at home in peace until one day a unit of assassins breaks in and slaughters her mother. In order to reveal the truth behind the seemingly senseless murder, Yuki transforms herself into a demon of vengeance by donning gothic lolita clothing, wielding a parasol as a deadly weapon, and executing the guilty … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Uninvited (2009)

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The Uninvited tells the tale of former loony-bin inhabitant Anna, who is just being released from an institution after the fiery death of her nightmare-inducing, sickly mother. While happy to be back with her sister, she is very wary of her father’s new girlfriend, Rachael, a (super attractive) nurse who took care of her mother up until the explosiony accident, and is now living in her freakishly peaceful house as … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stuck (2007)

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Driving home after a night of partying, Brandi (Mena Suvari) accidentally crashes into pedestrian Tom (Stephen Rea), who gets stuck in her car’s windshield. Brandi struggles with whether to help save this man’s life or simply let him die and thereby protect her career. In extreme pain and with little time left to live, Tom pleads for Brandi’s help and tries to find a way to escape from his glass … Continue reading

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Film Review: Exit 33 (2010)

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A few miles off EXIT 33, lies IKE’S LAST CHANCE GAS. A secluded sleepy hideaway where Ike prepares a special jerky for customers, and a terrifying secret. Ike and his son are controlled by a mysterious ghost, whose bidding lead Ike to abduct and torture beautiful women travelers. But, there is more to this story than meets the eye… literally!

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You know acolytes, there ought to … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Matrimony (2007)

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A woman finds the key to a room in the attic that her husband forbids her from entering. When she opens the door, she is confronted with the haunting existence of the woman her husband refuses to forget.

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Matrimony is not your typical Asian horror thriller. While it does focus on the theme of death and ghosts, it is in fact a bit richer in story, presentation and culture.

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Film Review: The Mist (2007)

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After a terrible storm, a curious mist slowly engulfs a small New England town. As it approaches a local grocery store, a man runs screaming from the obscure haze, “There’s something in the mist”! Artist, David Drayton, his son, and the rest of the customers must await their fate inside the store, locked away from this frightening fog. Their very sanity is threatened as, from this mysterious … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mother’s Day Massacre (2007)

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At the urging of his sort of girlfriend Doreen, Jim heads out to a small town with some friends to locate his birth mother. Once they get there they fall victim to a pair of mentally retarded brothers who get their jollies out of slaughtering innocent people. Some of them manage to survive the encounter but their ordeal isn’t over quite yet as the brothers (as well as their mother) … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bikini Party Massacre (2002)

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Your Wildest Fantasy Will Become Your Worst Nightmare

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I’ve actually watched Joseph Clark’s “Massacre”, a.k.a. “Bikini Party Massacre”, quite intently (even the end credits) several times over the years (owing to becoming online friends with a couple of the cast members) but I’m absolutely sure that there wasn’t a bikini party anywhere in it. I did however see a blue tophalf of a bikini being worn … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Lovely Bones (2009)

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Based on the best selling book by Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones is the story of a 14-year-old girl from suburban Pennsylvania who is murdered by her neighbor. She tells the story from Heaven, showing the lives of the people around her and how they have changed all while attempting to get someone to find her lost body.

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The Lovely Bones is the latest eye candy extravaganza by director … Continue reading

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Film Review: Spree (2008)

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Tired of their dreary lives, college roommates Wes (Joe Uras), Alex (Josh Rainone), Kevin (Ryan McDermott) and Damien (Mark Jones) decide to go on a murder spree across the country in this humor-tinged slasher flick. So the four split into teams for a lethal game: each duo murders a person in every state. But the team that loses must confess to the homicides, while the winners will walk away without … Continue reading

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