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Film Review: Pink Eye (2008)

  SYNOPSIS: Pink Eye is set in a small town in upstate New York, at a prison-like, dilapidated insane asylum where secret drug testing has gone inexplicably wrong. Patients are dying in sick and twisted ways and those who survive are becoming raging, homicidal lunatics. It’s only a matter of time before all hell breaks loose and the patients begin …

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Film Review: The Call (2013)

SYNOPSIS: Veteran operator Jordan (Halle Berry) Turner, still reeling from a 911 call months ago that resulted in the death of the caller, must face her fears when another similar caller phones in. In this case, Casey (Abigail Breslin) Welson finds herself kidnapped and thrown into the trunk of a killer’s car. Jordan struggles to keep the girl calm, safe …

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Film Review: KatieBird *Certifiable Crazy Person (2005)

SYNOPSIS: KatieBird Wilkins is a woman in her early 20s who is working with a psychologist, Dr. Mark Richardson , as she struggles with her emotional problems. As it happens, Richardson is also KatieBird’s lover, and the intimacy of their relationship allows him to learn of KatieBird’s deepest secret — she likes to kill people. How this outwardly sweet and …

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Film Review: New Order (2012)

SYNOPSIS: The year is 2033, three years prior an infection, a virus, or a bacteriological attack wiped out almost 90% of the global population REVIEW: Apparently, the only reason that New Order managed to get made was due to Italian director Marco Rosson’s ‘savings and sacrifices’, although a massive help came in the form of actor Franco Nero, who believed …

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Film Review: Black Metal Veins (2012)

SYNOPSIS: Black Metal Veins unflinchingly documents the dark realities of despair and morbid self annihilation surrounding the lives of five heroin junkies. The addicts’ intertwining stories of pain, loss, sadness, and abandonment lead the viewer down the agonizing and hideous path of horrifying psychological and spiritual destruction as the grim disease of heroin addiction infects and decays the bodies and …

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Film Review: Borderland (2007)

SYNOPSIS: A weekend getaway turns into a hellish encounter for three college buddies in this unnerving shocker based on a true story. Setting off to chase skirts and get soused, Phil (Rider Strong), Ed (Brian Presley) and Henry (Jake Muxworthy) head south of the border, where Phil soon finds himself held captive by Satanic drug smugglers looking for a human …

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Film Review: Bath Salt Zombies (2013)

SYNOPSIS: A new illegal drug – manufactured from stolen weapons-grade chemicals – turns addicts into mindless flesh-eaters. REVIEW: This ultra-low budget effort from one-man film industry Dustin Wayde Mills (who not only writes, directs and acts but shoots and edits too) sticks pretty close to the bargain basement holy trinity of sex, violence and loud music.  However, it does boast …

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Film Review: Riddle (2013)

SYNOPSIS: College student Holly Teller (Elisabeth Harnois) is drawn to the mysterious small town of Riddle, Pennsylvania in search of her missing brother. Against the will of the local Sheriff (Val Kilmer) and town elder (William Sadler), she begins to unravel a mystery connected to an abandoned psychiatric hospital on the edge of town, uncovering a terrifying past the town …

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Film Review: CrocZilla (2012)

SYNOPSIS: Xiao, befriends Amao a 36 foot crocodile, who lives on his fathers croc sanctuary. Xiao’s father is forced to sell his crocodiles to a gangster who plans to use them for high priced meals. Before Amao is due to be slaughtered, he escapes, slaying his captors in the process. Amongst the chaos, Amao accidentally swallows a bag with $1 …

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Film Review: Jug Face (2013)

SYNOPSIS: A teen, pregnant with her brother’s child, is trying to escape from a backwoods community when she discovers that she must sacrifice herself to a creature in a pit. REVIEW: Any horror film that connects with its viewer on a personal level is an anomaly in its basic priorities.  So often in the writing process, the creation of empathetic characters …

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Film Review: Twilight Zone The Movie (1983)

SYNOPSIS: “Four horror-science fiction segments directed by four of Hollywood’s famous directors based on TV’s most popular anthology series, bookened by a funny and scary prologue and epilogue. In the first story, a loud-mouthed bigoted businessman with an intense hatred for Jews, blacks and Asians gets the tables turned on him when he walks out a bar and is inexplicably …

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Film Review: Mimesis (2011)

SYNOPSIS: A group of horror fans find themselves unwilling participants in a nightmarish role playing game that pays homage to a classic horror film. REVIEW: The idea of a red carpet premiere in the small town of Port Huron, Michigan is absolutely ridiculous to me. I grew up here and still reside here. Nothing of the sort has ever happened …

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Film Review: The Evil Inside (2011)

SYNOPSIS: Sarah, a mentally-disturbed teen, has a jarring premonition of her friends’ impending deaths one night at a sleepover. As her house guests begin to turn murderously against each other, Sarah must determine whether her visions represent the preventable or the inevitable… or something entirely more sinister REVIEW: I am at a loss.  I cannot bring myself to type one word describing …

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