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Film Review: Divided Into Zero (short film) (1999)

SYNOPSIS: A non-linear surrealistic horror film documenting a man’s broken descent into isolation, body mutilation, paedophilia and murder. REVIEW: “Divided by Zero”, a short film by Mitch Davis, takes an abstract approach with several segments that involve a series of emotional contexts. While they all seem unrelated, (at first) the impact varies with each as we journey thru the boy’s …

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Film Review: Hellgate (2011)

SYNOPSIS: A western businessman (Cary Elwes), his Thai wife and son experience a horrible accident while visiting Bangkok. In the aftermath, they find there is a shadow world between life and death where endless darkness lies. REVIEW: This film is also known in some places as Shadows, which did at first cause some confusion, but I personally think that Shadows …

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Film Review: Inner Depravity (short film) (2005)

SYNOPSIS: Innerdepravity  perpertratres the terrible mindset of a serial killer. A tattooed masked man  performs many of his killings in many different settings, and every killing is  accompanied with a photographic journal of his deviances. REVIEW: From Morgue 666 comes the infamous “Inner Depravity” short film by Rémy Couture. Clearly rooted in crime scene exploitation, a young man is seen …

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Film Review: Stacy (2001)

SYNOPSIS: A mysterious, worldwide phenomenon is afoot that is causing teenage girls to inexplicably drop dead and, almost instantly, reanimate as zombies with a hunger for human flesh. These zombies are known as ‘Stacies’. REVIEW: It’s amazing no one thought of it before. Here we have two of the more ubiquitous features of modern popular culture—zombies and Japanese schoolgirls—together in …

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Film Review: Sandik (The Chest) (short film) (2007)

SYNOPSIS: Freakish blitzkrieg that opens with a young boy terrorizing villagers with a mysterious chest and closes with one of the most spectacularly outlandish set pieces you’ll see anywhere this year!” REVIEW: Sandik (translated as “The Chest) is a nasty 6 minute short film by Can Evrenol which breaks the mold for bad taste. While seeing a gory short or …

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Film Review: Devil’s Angel (2010)

SYNOPSIS: A fertility specialist takes up a post on a Government-funded cloning project; desperate to have a child of her own she artificially impregnates herself in the laboratory. Years later, her child begins to demonstrate powers that cause her to question where he really came from. REVIEW: DEVIL’S ANGEL is a terrible mess. Originally released under what is possibly the …

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Film Review: Killer Joe (2011)

SYNOPSIS: “A totally twisted deep-fried Texas redneck trailer park murder story.”Synopsis: When an inopportune debt presents itself to one Chris Smith he brainstorms on ideas to come up with some considerable cash, fast. Seeing as it was his mother that created this predicament he obtains the services of Joe Cooper, professional hit man for hire. Will his mother’s insurance policy …

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Film Review: Below Zero (2012)

SYNOPSIS: Jack, (Furlong) is a screen writer pressured from his agent to produce his next big hit for the anxiously awaiting studios. After numerous extensions and delays his representation makes arrangements to have him locked up in a meat locker within the confines of a remote, abandoned slaughterhouse. He’s picked up in a rustic pickup truck in rural, anywhere USA …

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Film Review: Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

SYNOPSIS: A young girl’s struggle in coping with poverty, a quick tempered father and torrential storm conditions in a Louisiana bayou community known as The Bathtub. REVIEW: Directed By: Benh Zeitlin Starring: Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry, Gina Montana Beasts of The Southern Wildisn’t typically what I’d considered something that would slide neatly into the genre of horror. In fact there …

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Film Review: Thale (2012)

SYNOPSIS: Norwegian folklore turns out to be real when Leo and Elvis encounter Thale in a basement. A regular cleaning job turns into a struggle for survival, while they’re trying to figure out what or who Thale is REVIEW: Before I sit down to review any film I carry out some basic research. I purposely avoid other reviews, plot spoilers …

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Film Review: A Winner is You (short film) (2007)

SYNOPSIS: A dual between man and clown. REVIEW: “A Winner is You” is another clever gory creation from the minds at RKSS.tv. François Simard who created the film “Bagman Professional Murder” is seen playing the role of the shooter with Jonathan Prévost (also Bagman creator) as the clown. This gory extreme short accomplishes a few items of horror. Namely, the …

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Film Review: Wrong Turn (2003)

SYNOPSIS: License to Drive meets Deliverance when Scott (Desmond Harrington) crashes into a carload of three other young people (Eliza Dushku, Jeremy Sisto and Emmanuelle Chriqui). The foursome is soon lost in the woods of West Virginia, where they’re hunted by three cannibalistic mountain men who are grossly disfigured via generations of inbreeding. Should’ve called AAA!

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Film Review: Megan Is Missing (2011)

SYNOPSIS: Fictional drama based on actual events, about 2 teen-age girls who encounter an internet predator. REVIEW: Director – Michael Goi Starring – Amber Perkins, Rachel Quinn, Dean Waite In October of 1993 twelve year old Polly Hannah Klaas was kidnapped and later found to have been murdered. The following year her father, Marc Klaas, started the KlaasKids Foundation to …

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