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Film Review: Thinner (1996)

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Obese attorney Billy Halleck (Robert John Burke) accidentally runs over a gypsy woman with his car. When his police cronies and the judge help Halleck cover up the incident, the victim’s father, Tadzu Lempke (Michael Constantine), puts a carb-conscious curse on his daughter’s killer. Before long, hefty Halleck is dropping an incredible 40 pounds a week, and his only hope of survival lies in Tadzu’s hands. Based on … Continue reading

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Film Review: Six: The Mark Unleashed (2004)

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Armaggedon awaits when a brutal dictator finds that his only true ally is deceit in this Christian-themed drama set during the “seven years of peace” prophesized by the Bible. Three political prisoners (led by Stephen Baldwin) must avoid the executioner’s blade either by choosing the “mark” or by risking a deadly escape in order to give humanity a fighting chance to survive. Also stars David White, Kevin Downes and Jeffrey … Continue reading

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Film Review: Pin – Short film (2009)

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A young girl reads words out of the wrong book that summons forth an evil creature, & the usual hilarity ensues.

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All right, this movie really is one of the reasons that I genuinely love short & independent film. I have a strong affinity for restrictive art forms that force an artist (writer, director, actor, etc) to really blossom – things like flash fiction, one-act plays, haiku, sonnets, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Slime City Massacre (2010)

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In the wake of a “dirty bomb” attack, a New York City neighborhood known as “Slime City” has been evacuated, except for the homeless (“displaced refugees”). Four squatters searching for food in the ruins of the Zachary Devon Soup Kitchen discover a supply of mysterious wine. When they drink the wine, they are transformed into hideous slime creatures driven to murder – an intermediate step as they are possessed by … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Sinful Dwarf (Dværgen) (1973)

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“A young bride,” promised the ads, “left alone to the lewd passions of an evil dwarf!” Severin Films is officially going to Hell – and taking you with them – with the first time ever in America DVD release of what may be the sleaziest film in EuroCult history: Diminutive former kiddie-show host Torben Bille – who looks disturbingly like Jack Black in a trash compactor – stars as the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Silent Night Deadly Night (1984)

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Years after witnessing his parents perish at the hands of a burglar disguised as Santa Claus, Billy Chapman dons a Kris Kringle suit of his own and goes on a terrible holiday killing spree, finally returning to the abusive orphanage that raised him. ‘Tis the season for yuletide mayhem! Charles E. Sellier Jr. directs this horror cult favorite, co-starring Robert Brian Wilson and Lilyan Chauvin.

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Written by: Michael Hickey
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Film Review: Slasher (2007)

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When sexy psychology student Erin (Christiane Imdahl) hits the breaking point with school, she rounds up a bunch of friends, and they head into the woods where they party the weekend away — until a chainsaw-wielding maniac begins hunting them down one by one. Now fighting for their lives, the pals must also confront sinister secrets from their past. Frank W. Montag directs this German grindhouse flick.

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Film Review: Slaughter (UK) (2009)

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Ride shotgun with a deranged, serial killing, rapist. Go inside the head of escaped mental patient, David Ward, as a he terrorizes the town of Collingwood, England.

As you watch from David’s vantage point, you will see that drugs, rape, murder, and sodomy are all just a day in the life of this madman. David was kind enough to document his killing spree. Crawl inside his thoughts.

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Slaughter was … Continue reading

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Film Review: Paul (2011)

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Two sci-fi geeks take a pilgrimage to America’s UFO heartland. While there, they accidentally meet an alien who brings them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever. For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) has been hanging out at a top-secret military base. When he discovers he’s been taken prisoner, the space-traveling smart ass decides to escape the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Shutter Island (2010)

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It’s 1954, and up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Boston’s Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital. He’s been pushing for an assignment on the island for personal reasons, but before long he wonders whether he hasn’t been brought there as part of a twisted plot by hospital doctors whose radical treatments range from unethical to illegal to downright sinister. Teddy’s shrewd investigating skills … Continue reading

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Film Review: Carnival Magic (1982)

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Long thought lost, Carnival Magic (1982) remained a legend among underground film fans … until 2009, when a 35mm print was discovered in an old warehouse. Now available for the first time in any home entertainment format, this cult favorite shines again, fully-restored and in high definition. In one of the most bizarre kid s films ever made, Markov the Magnificent (Don Stewart, TV s Guiding Light, Knots Landing, Dragnet) is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Shiver (2008)

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When a sunlight-phobic teen (Junio Valverde) moves to a remote mountain town — coinciding with a series of mass killings — everyone naturally suspects the strange newcomer. But the forest holds a spine-tingling secret that explains everything. Academy Award-winning production designer Pilar Revuelta (Pan’s Labyrinth) applies her artistic eye to this atmospheric Spanish-language horror film that premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2008.

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Film Review: Shaun of the Dead (2004)

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When London gets overtaken by flesh eating zombies, a slacker, his moronic best friend, his unfulfilled girlfriend, and her whimsy roommates try to find a way to escape the carnage while also trying not to kill each other in the meantime.

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Simon Pegg – Shaun
Kate Ashfield – Lizzy
Nick Frost – Ed
Lucy Davis – Dianne
Dylan Moran – David

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Film Review: SleepStalker (1995)

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As a youngster, Griffin (Jay Underwood) saw his parents brutally murdered by a sadistic serial killer named The Sandman. Justice was served when the captured killer was convicted and executed for his heinous crimes. But now, freed from his mortal coil, The Sandman has returned to mete out vengeance in the guise of The Sleepstalker. And that doesn’t bode well for Griffin. This waking nightmare isn’t confined to Elm Street! … Continue reading

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Film Review: SL8N8 (aka Slaughter Night) (2006)

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A group of friends venture into a mine where convicted killers were once forced to off themselves in this award-winning Dutch horror film. Unaware that the mine company once sent convicts to their death by making them ignite gas leaks, the friends unwittingly disturb the spirit of killer Andries Martiens. Dead for more than 100 years, Andries seizes his chance to kill again. Kurt Rogiers, Victoria Koblenko and Jop Joris … Continue reading

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Film Review: Skinwalkers (2006)

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As 12-year-old Timothy (Matthew Knight) prepares to turn 13, he’s blissfully unaware that he’s a half blood slated to transform — and that his extended family of good-hearted werewolves has been protecting him since the day he was born. Elsewhere, lurking in the shadows, an evil pack of werewolves (led by Jason Behr) has been waiting for more than a decade to pounce on him and claim him as its … Continue reading

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Film Review: Skull Heads (2009)

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The eccentric Arkoff family shuns society to preserve the secrets of their castle home in Italy. Along with great treasures, they guard the “skull heads,” mysterious beings that have power over life and death. When the castle is raided by art thieves, violence erupts, endangering the Arkoffs as well as the criminals. Noted horror director Charles Band presents this creepy thriller, which features eerie marionettes along with a live cast.

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Film Review: Shuttle (2008)

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A late night airport shuttle ride home descends into darkness.

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Director Edward Anderson knows suspense. An unlikely vehicle for that suspense rides in the hands of an airport shuttle. Jules (Cameron Goodman )and Melanie (Peyton List) just coming off a vacation from Mexico arrive at an airport seeking a shuttle to take them to there destination. As they seek out a shuttle, they also are befriended rather quickly … Continue reading

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Film Review: Startup.com (2001)

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Traces the birth and failure of new media company govWorks.com.

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If you were lucky to have experienced the days when the .com boom was on an uprise, you’ll surely appreciate this film. It might seem an odd choice for review on our site, though in many ways I’ve always considered this real-time documentary to be a product of future cult audiences and interest to those who are familiar with … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Last Lovecraft: Relic Of Cthulhu (2009)

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Jeff is an ordinary guy that is stuck at a dead end job with a boring life, but when a strange old man gives him an Ancient relic and tells him that he is the last bloodline of H.P. Lovecraft, He and his friends embark on an mission to protect the relic piece from falling into the hands of those that wish to reunite the relic and release Cthulhu back … Continue reading

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Film Review: Skyline (Blu-ray) (2010)

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Strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth.

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The latest from the film makers THE BROTHERS STRAUSE is a special effects spectacular that ends up playing out like a low rent version of THE … Continue reading

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