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Film Review: It’s Alive (2008) Remake

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It’s Alive is a remake of the 1974 film of the same name except that beyond the killer baby motif absolutely nothing is the same as the original.

Directed by Josef Rusnak (The Thirteenth Floor) and written by Larry Cohen (Q, It’s Alive III, Phonebooth), Paul Sopocy (new Thundercats?!) and James Portolese (JCVD’s Until Death) this is a re-imagining of a film that really didn’t need to see the light … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Invasion (2007)

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In the process of researching a mysterious alien epidemic that’s changing the nature of human behavior, a Washington, D.C., psychiatrist (Nicole Kidman) learns that her son (Jackson Bond) might be the planet’s only hope for survival. Daniel Craig, Jeremy Northam and Veronica Cartwright round out the supporting cast in director Oliver Hirschbiegel’s supernatural thriller that’s tinged with political undercurrents.

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D: Oliver Hirschbiegel, James McTeigue, some others…
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Film Review: Killer Shorts (2009)

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A horror anthology that is a throwback to the old days of horror when there were hosts to introduce the macabre to the eager audiences.

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While the on pouring of horror genre films and home made movies comes racing in like a flash flood, we try and make every effort to cover them all if not now, then later. Of course, the more that come in the wider the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Reform School Girls (1986)

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Jenny is sent to a women’s reform school. It is run by evil warden Sutter and her henchwoman Edna. Jenny will stop at nothing to escape but she also has to deal with Charlie the bully.

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Fans of female prison exploitation surely have heard of this one. If not, you’ll want to add this odd little gem to “that” collection. Why you ask, well namely … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Day Without Policemen (Mou jing shi fen) (1993) – CAT III

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Simon Yam plays a former big city cop who had a very bad experince with an AK-47. So he’s been assigned duty on one of the Hong Kong Islands as a police chief of a small village. He spends most of his time drinking beer and smoking hash while daydreaming. But when a group of thugs armed with AK-47’s and .45’s invade his terrain, he must over come his fear … Continue reading

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Midnight Horror Collection: Serial Killers

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Slasher fans take note, on this Echo Bridge release of 4 in 1 set featuring some recent serial killer based films. The great thing about these is that you are getting recent releases cheaper than the original releases even as separate titles. You might recognize “In the Dead of Winter” and “Disturbed” as recent Hollywood Video shelfers (before they went under) 2011 is definitely the year of lower priced multi-sets, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Midnight Movie: The Killer Cut (2011)(2008)

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A midnight showing of an early 1970’s horror movie turns to chaos when the Killer from the movie comes out of the film to attack those in the theater

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Midnight Movie comes to us in a brand new version. This one under the subtitle of “Killer cut”. I remember seeing and reviewing this film when it first arrived and really liked it then. Though enough time has passed between … Continue reading

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Film Review: Respire (2011)

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A scientist by the name of Randolf Kaminsky discovered a way to cure almost every disease known to man back in 1936. And just what was Kaminsky’s medicine of choice, the last breath from a dying person. It seems so easy of course, simply inhale the last breath and instantly anything that was ailing the patient was removed, everything except the dying persons memories that is.

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Directed by: David … Continue reading

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Film Review: Iron Man 2 (2010)

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With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) faces pressure from the government, the press, and the public to share his technology with the military. Unwilling to let go of his invention, Stark, along with Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), and James “Rhodey” Rhodes (Don Cheadle) at his side, must forge new alliances — and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Isle of the Damned (2008)

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Isle of the Damned, originally released in Italy in 1980, brought Giallo under fire yet again by the Italian government, who were outraged by the shocking and real scenes of primitive tribal rituals and cannibalism portrayed in the film. The film has been long out of print, but is presented here in a digitally remastered form.

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Isle of the Damned, one of the fake trailers entered in Robert … Continue reading

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Film Review: King of the Hill (El Rey de La Montana) (2007)

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Quim drives around an isolated rural area through a maze of lanes. When he drives into the woods, he gets lost. Trying to find his direction, he suddenly gets shot from the hill. On his escape from gunshots, he meets Bea, an attractive young woman, who apparently is lost as well. Suspicious of each other, they join forces to run away through the forest, unprotected, cold, hunted…

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Film Review: Killing Ariel (2008)

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Enchanted by lusty she-demon Ariel (Axelle Cummings) and lured to a remote house for a weekend of passion, happily married Rick (Michael Brainard) tries to break free of the evil spell by killing the succubus, only to have the demon rise from the dead to keep him ensnared. Time and again Rick slays Ariel, who simply returns to life to continue her game. How can Rick escape a … Continue reading

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Film Review: It Waits (2005)

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After a car accident claims the life of her best friend, Danny St. Claire (Cerina Vincent) escapes to the solitude of the woods, where she works as a forest ranger in an isolated outpost. Soon, her search for inner peace is interrupted by a flesh-eating demon that was awakened by a student archeological dig several months earlier. Pitted against the stalking creature, she struggles valiantly for her life, but “it” … Continue reading

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Film Review: Infected (2008)

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Boston newspaperman Ben Mosher (Gil Bellows), disillusioned by his lightweight gig as editor of the mystery and science supplement, gets the scoop of a lifetime when aliens start taking over humans’ bodies. He teams up with his ex-girlfriend — beautiful star reporter Lisa (Maxim Roy) — to investigate the unsettling phenomenon. The sci-fi thriller, made for Canadian television, also stars Isabella Rossellini as an editor possessed by an alien.

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Film Review: Hellraiser 4: Bloodline (1996)

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Spanning four centuries, this petrifying Gothic thriller recounts the anguished past of the L’Merchant clan, who unwittingly fashioned the puzzle box that unlocked Hades’ gates — and unleashed the monstrous Pinhead (Doug Bradley). As he and his band of diabolical demons propagate evil on Earth, three generations of L’Merchants (all portrayed by Bruce Ramsey) battle the legions of darkness to annihilate Pinhead … permanently.

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First and foremost, I’m a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Eat the Rich – The Cannibal Murders (2000)

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An FBI Agent is sent into the underground sewers of the Nevada desert to arrest a family of cannibals who are preying on the rich. After the Agent disappears, his Boss takes over with the help of the local police. From there on the investigation heads deeper into unknown territory with lots of gore, flesh eating cannibals, zombies and police corruption.

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Eat the Rich, is another Ron Atkins creation … Continue reading

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Midnight Horror Collection: Dark Forces

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Gotta love a 4 for 1 collection! And this collection is a steal – I may be mistaken but I belive I saw this at Walmart for $5. with a theme centered on dark and mysterious, your bound to get a few thrills from these 4 titles thrown onto 1 set.  Better yet, you can easily fill your library with plenty of titles from this bunch and there 4 in 1 … Continue reading

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Film Review: Beastly (2011)

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A modern-day take on the “Beauty and the Beast” tale where a New York teen is transformed into a hideous monster in order to find true love.

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Beastly is a modern romance interlaced with magic, morals and close perspectives on the world itself. Primarily, while the main character of Kyle Kingston is transformed into a horrific version himself, it still manages to do so in a hip … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Eleventh Agression (2008)

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There are ten stages of aggression that a human being can be put through, and then there is the eleventh stage reserved only for the true sociopaths. Jeffrey Walters just so happens to be one of these cases, the former Vietnam vet has decided to start taking revenge into his own hands. It is up to two detectives named Karl and Trever to find and stop him before he kills … Continue reading

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Film Review: House of Bones (2010)

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A film crew and their psychic tag along enter an abandoned home to investigate rumors of its murderous past for the next episode of Sinister Sites, a reality show in the vein of Ghost Hunters. After filming numerous episodes that never revealed anything supernatural, what will happen to them when they encounter the real deal?

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”Take a good, long look because every breath I take in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hellblock 13 (1999)

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Welcome to Hell Block 13 a special cellblock reserved for death row inmates. The executioner makes his rounds checking on each of the inmates eventually he stops upon the woman Tara. Tara is a strange and violent case herself, a convicted serial killer. Tara’s life on Earth will soon be over as at midnight she is supposed to be executed, in the mean time however she is more than happy … Continue reading

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