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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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Film Review: Killer By Nature (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Horrific murders which once lived only in a young man’s nightmares suddenly begin occurring in chilling reality in his hometown. REVIEW: Director – Douglas S. Younglove Starring – Zachary Ray Sherman, Ron Perlman, Armand Assante Nature versus nurture. A debate that has graced numerous horror films in the past and is brought to the forefront once again here. And …

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Film Review: Able (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Terrified Berliners struggle to survive each other and their own failing bodies during a sudden epidemic of progressive paralysis. REVIEW: Able is a new independent feature from Stotler / Robert Films As we are plunged into the dreary on screen world. we are at the moment of dying. The planet as it appears has become victim to a viral …

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Film Review: Creepozoids (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: In a post-apocalyptic setting billed as World War III a group of military deserters are on the lamb from the line of duty, the enemy as well as climactic conditions such as fatal acid rain. They encounter a deserted government research facility in the guise of a bomb shelter. Together they vie to survive the elements, regroup and investigate …

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Film Review: Funeral Home (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: When a teenaged girl named Heather (Lesley Donaldson) goes to live and work in her Grandmother Maude’s (Kay Hawtry) newly opened bed and breakfast strange things begin to transpire. People disappear, seemingly vanishing off of the face of the earth. Continuous reassurance is offered to the youth. After all what could go wrong in a dwelling that used to …

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