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Film Review: Zombie (1979)

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After a New York harbor patrolman is murdered at the hands of a flesh-hungry ghoul aboard an abandoned yacht, Anne (Tisa Farrow) — the daughter of the ship’s missing owner — teams with a newspaper reporter (Ian McCulloch) for a private investigation. Clues eventually lead them to a Caribbean island where the dead refuse to stay dead. A voodoo curse is at work, and battle with the bloodthirsty zombies must be … Continue reading

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Film Review: Targets (1968)

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“Peter Bogdanovich’s debut feature is a thinly disguised account of ex-marine Charles Whitman, who, after murdering his mother and his wife, armed himself with a number of rifles and handguns and on a sunny 1966 Texas morning, began a shooting spree that killed fourteen people and wounded thirty-two people. Bogdanovich’s version tells two stories concurrently, about an aging horror-film star who feels that his type of movie monster has become … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blood Feast (1963)

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Egyptian caterer busies himself collecting body parts from young maidens in order to bring Ishtar, an ancient goddess of good and evil back to life. When he has prepared enough parts for the ceremony, he hypnotizes a woman giving an engagement party for her daughter, at which he plans to perform the ancient rites of summons, using the daughter as his final sacrifice.

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Horror Cinema Collection Vol. 2

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Horror Cinema packs in a walloping 24 films under one collective roof. This new release form Echo Bridge comes just in time for Halloween season. I was instantly drawn to a few of my favorite titles which includes the surreal “Carnival of Souls” and the classics zombie film “White Zombie”. This set takes us back to the noir days of horror icons featuring the talents of Bela Lugosi, Vincent … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Sylvian Experiments (2010)

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Dr. Hattori and her husband watch footage of brain surgery experiments with Manchurian, Russian and Japanese guinea pigs that had been found in the basement of a wrecked hospital. Out of the blue, there is a white light and when they look back, they see they children Ota Miyuki and Kaori staring at the light. Years later, Miyuki vanishes from the Tama Medical University Hospital and her sister Kaori, Miyuki’s boyfriend … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Sacred (2009)

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A group of students travel to a remote and sacred Native American patch of land, in order to complete a thesis on Native American Folklore. This distant swamp area was used hundreds of years ago to judge and to punish murderous criminals. The land itself has magical powers, making it possible for the dead to come back and punish the guilty. Sins can come back and kill you.

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Film Review: Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

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In 1988, young sisters Katie and Kristi befriend an invisible entity who resides in their home.

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Has it really been four years since the “Paranormal Activity” franchise began? It seems like I saw the first entry just last year but it was back in 2007 when director Oren Peli made a whole lot of people fearful of using their camcorders as they slept. Three years later, we got a dose of some more … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hellraiser 9: Revelations (2011)

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Two friends in Mexico discover the Lament Configuration and unleash Pinhead, but one decides to try to survive by swapping himself with someone else. Once they go missing, family members go in search of them, but find Pinhead instead.

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Waiting on the next viable Hellraiser event has seemed almost too painful for an industry that once embraced everything Cenobite. Much like the legacy of Freddy Krueger, Pinhead … Continue reading

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Film Review: Salem’s Lot (1979)

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“Salem’s Lot is a town which a new member, Mr. Straker, has taken as his new ‘home’, and has a mysterious partner, namely Mr. Barlow. Not too long after Straker arrives in Salem’s Lot, people start disappearing from sight and dying from odd causes, and no one is sure why, including Ben Mears who is in town to write a new book on the town’s rumored haunted house called the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Faces in the Crowd (2011)

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A horror-thriller centered on a woman living with “face-blindness” after surviving a serial killer’s attack. As she lives with her condition, one in which facial features change each time she loses sight of them, the killer closes in.

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Milla Jovovich returns to the screen. This time it’s not zombies she’s fighting but the serious effects of a rare brain disorder she’s contracted. The condition is a real life … Continue reading

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Film Review: Phase 7 (2011)

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Inside a quarantined apartment building a man must protect his pregnant wife from his new neighbors.

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Phase 7 although fiction, may not be too far ahead if you believe the theorists out there. This science fiction release paints a near future apocalyptic time when a viral outbreak has spread over 7 countries. The virus continues to grow and has fatal affects on those who become infected. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The River Murders (2011)

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A homicide detective, Ray Liotta, while investigating a series of murders becomes the prime suspect when the FBI uncovers his close personal ties to all the victims.

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One of my all-time favorite films is Martin Scorcese’s “Goodfellas”. That film made me a life-long Ray Liotta fan. He has had a bit of a rocky career, even sometimes going WAY over the top … Continue reading

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Film Review: Trespass (2011)

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As they’re held for ransom, a husband and wife’s predicament grows more dire amid the discovery of betrayal and deception.

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Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman come together as an extremely well-to-do couple who’s family has just been threatened by a band of thugs intent on robbing them of their riches.

Nicolas Cage stars as Kyle Miller, a shrewd businessman and diamond dealer who’s seemed to have done really well … Continue reading

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Midnight Horror Collection: Deadly Harvest (ScareCrow 1-3)

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Got a hankering for some “ScareCrow“? How about the full series on 1 set? Ok, you know the series by now…”The Midnight Horror Collection”. I vaguely remember seeing all 3 of these sitting on Block buster shelf for months. Though for some reason, the scarecrow got the backseat to other new releases. It’s always fun to grab a few hours and see which of the series pans out. This set collects all … Continue reading

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Film Review: Snowtown (2011)

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When 16 year-old Jamie begins a friendship with a charismatic man, his world becomes threatened by his loyalty and fear of his newfound father figure, John Bunting: Australia’s most notorious serial killer.

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“Snowtown” is not a horror film but does deal with a true life situation that was pretty damn horrific. Based on the “Snowtown murders” case (also known as the Bodies … Continue reading

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Film Review: Maniac Cop (1988)

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In New York City the police are hardly viewed as a “helpful source” even back in 1988. Imagine the fear that begins to swell around the city when a uniformed officer starts brutally murdering innocent people. Young officer Jack Forrest is soon framed for the crimes, but as he sits in jail the death toll keeps mounting its up to the rest of the New York City police department to find … Continue reading

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