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Film Review: Ashes (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: An obsessive doctor working on a cure for AIDS unwittingly creates an aggressive new bacteria that deteriorates the body and enrages the mind. REVIEW: Director – Elias Matar Starring – Brian Krause, Kadeem Hardison, S.A. Griffin Viruses. One word that can definitely bring a lot of images to mind. Especially when put into the context and confines of a …

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Film Review: Gnaw (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Six friends holiday in the heart of the English countryside. The holiday turns into a culinary nightmare when they discover that their hosts are a sadistic family of cannibals set on turning their guests into their next meal! REVIEW: I miss the days of heading into the Mom and Pop video store that was a mile away from my …

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Film Review: Spiderhole (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: They say squatting is dead – a term that takes on a sinister double meaning when four homeless art students decide to take up residence in an abandoned London House where a hidden terror lurks. REVIEW: “Spiderhole” is one of those films that is good, yet doesn’t break any new ground. It has an interesting premise and the film …

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Film Review: Bully (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: Bully is a 2001 drama film, based on actual events, starring Brad Renfro, Rachel Miner, Bijou Phillips, Nick Stahl, and Michael Pitt. The screenplay was written by David McKenna (under the pseudonym Zachary Long) and Roger Pullis, who adapted the book Bully: A True Story of High School Revenge (ISBN 0-380-72333-6) by Jim Schutze. The story concerns the plot …

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Film Review: Dead in 3 Days (In 3 Tagen bist du tot) (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: In Ebensse, the teenagers Nina, her boyfriend Martin, Clemens, his girlfriend Alex and Mona are best friends since their childhood. On their high-school graduation day, they all receive the same message in the cellular: “In three days you will be dead!”, but they believe is a stupid joke from their weird schoolmate Patrick. However, when Martin is found dead …

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Film Review: 1408 (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: No one can explain the strange goings-on in room 1408 of the Dolphin Hotel. In this thriller based on a Stephen King story, writer and paranormal debunker Mike Enslin (John Cusack) is determined to demystify the ghostly events, even though a hotel clerk (Samuel L. Jackson) begs him to rethink his plans. Mike needs to write another book soon, …

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Film Review: Silver Bullet (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: Adapted from author Stephen King’s Cycle of the Werewolf, this campy thriller tells of a sleepy American town that’s terrorized by extreme sadistic murders — seemingly, by a werewolf. While all the town’s inhabitants prepare to lock themselves up at night, Marty Coslaw, a 13-year-old, wheelchair-bound boy, is the only person brave enough to try to track down the …

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Film Review: The Photographer (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: An ambitious young model, in a dead-end town, accepts an invitation for a glamor shoot from an unknown and eccentric photographer. As soon as she arrives at the secluded location, she realizes that something’s very wrong. REVIEW: Well folks, I think I may have just found the perfect alternative to taking sleeping pills to sleep. If you’re having trouble …

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Film Review: Arachnid (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: A secret expedition, to a South Pacific island, is searching for an unknown deadly virus. Loren Mercer, ex-Navy pilot, is in the South Pacific looking for her ex-boyfriend, Captain John Lightfoot; who disappeared while on a secret mission. What Mercer doesn’t know is that Lightfoot collided with an alien spacecraft that discharged biological material all over the island that …

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Film Review: Soylent Green (1973)

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SYNOPSIS: “In the year 2022, overpopulation and the greenhouse effect have made life extremely difficult for the majority of people. The population of New York City is 40 million and the constant heat is unbearable. The city’s infrastructure has broken down. Water is rationed and fresh food is virtually non-existent. Rather, most of the population live on soylent green, made …

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Film Review: Zombiag (short film) (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: The Zombiag “Speed Chicken” short cut. Produced by Ralf Kemper (Toxic Lullaby) and Stephan Lötzer (Cobiag). Pics: www.foto-lepperhoff.de. Music: www.speed-chicken.de REVIEW: A man wearing a cowboy hat is attacked in the park while a couple flee from the onslaught of a zombie outbreak. A local horror collector asks them to take shelter within while he passes out copies of …

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Film Review: Smile (2009)

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  SYNOPSIS: Several students on a school holiday discover a mysterious camera, but after several of them start showing up dead after having their picture taken, they start to realize this camera is much more than they bargained for. In looking at the photos that have been taken of everyone, they find that the deaths correlate to the image. As …

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Film Review: The Watermen (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A clan of watermen capture a crew of sport fishermen who must then fight for their lives. REVIEW: As far as horror sub-genres go, I have never been particularly fond of torture p*rn. Oftentimes good story telling is neglected in favor or over-the-top gore and violence. While watching people get skinned alive is certainly cringe-worthy, I don’t think it …

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