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Film Review: Crowsnest (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Five friends embark on a trip to the cottage for a birthday weekend but one detour causes their entire trip to crumble when they encounter an RV with some vicious passengers. REVIEW: So much has been done in the found footage genre that it has now infiltrated the mainstream. Mention-worthy films range from Cannibal Holocaust to the Paranormal Activity …

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Film Review: Haute Tension (High Tension) (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: Two college friends, Marie and Alexa, encounter loads of trouble (and blood) while on vacation at Alexa’s parents’ country home when a mysterious killer invades their quiet getaway. REVIEW: As the name implies, High Tension (2003) is certainly not a misnomer. It is a terrifyingly suspenseful film and absolutely one of the best to come out in a long …

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Film Review: Frankenweenie (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Young Victor Frankenstein conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences. REVIEW: For those of us who dig animated films in the horror genre have been blessed as of late. Last month we were treated to “ParaNorman“, last week we got “Hotel Transylvania” & last Friday we …

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Film Review: Venom (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: A weird tow truck driver is possessed by evil spirits after being bitten by a bunch of cursed snakes. He then goes on a killing spree, butchering anyone unfortunate enough to come into contact with him. REVIEW: Not to be confused with the superior 1981 film of the same name (or the awesome Spider-Man villain)Venom is a pretty hokey …

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Film Review: Black Sunday (1960)

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SYNOPSIS: In Mario Bava’s gothic horror masterpiece steeped in rich atmosphere, condemned witch Princess Asa returns from the dead two centuries after her execution and wreaks vengeance on her killers’ family. Possessing the body of a descendant who happens to look just like her, Asa pulls out all the stops to exact her revenge. This is Bava’s credited directorial debut, …

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Film Review: 100 Ghost Street: The Return of Richard Speck (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A team of paranormal investigators go to the site where notorious serial killer Richard Speck murdered several nurses years ago and try to make contact with any spirits that may still be lingering there. Of course they end up encountering Speck’s ghost, and he isn’t very happy. The team soon finds themselves locked inside the building with no way …

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Film Review: Hostel (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: Three backpackers head to a Slovak city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them. REVIEW: Touting welcome to your worst nightmare, and rightfully so, Hostel is certainly one of the most gruesome films ever created. And, considering that the film is presented by Quentin Tarantino, and written and directed by …

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Film Review: Resident Evil: Damnation (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: United States Special Agent Leon S. Kennedy sneaks into a small Eastern European country to verify rumors that Bio Organic Weapons (B.O.W.s) are being used in war. Right after his infiltration, the U.S. government orders him to leave immediately. Determined to uncover the truth, Leon ignores the order and enters the battlefield to end the chain of tragedies caused …

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Film Review: Excision (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A disturbed and delusional high school student with aspirations of a career in medicine goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother. REVIEW: Excision, directed by Richard Bates Jr, is best described “a unique experience”. Not in the way that you would describe a film that is offbeat or marginally interesting. “Excision” lets you know from …

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