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Film Review: Schizoid (1980)

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Someone is killing off the members of a therapy group that advice columnist Julie is a part of. Is it the weird psychiatrist that is leading the group, his mentally unstable daughter, or someone entirely different? Julie better find out as fast as she can because it looks like she’s the next to die.

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Schizoid is one of those movies that sort of flew in under the radar and never really … Continue reading

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Film Review: Devil Fish (1984)

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A marine biologist, a dolphin trainer, a research scientist, and a local sheriff try to hunt down a large sea monster, a shark/octopus hybrid, that is devouring swimmers and fishermen off a south Florida coast.

REVIEW:

Over the past year or two I have enjoyed more and more films of the monster mash up variety. Piranha 3D (2010), Sharknado (2013) and Continue reading

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Film Review: Jessabelle (2014)

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Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate from a horrific car accident, Jessabelle comes face to face with a long-tormented spirit that has been seeking her return — and has no intention of letting her escape.

REVIEW:

I’d seen lots of promotional material for Jessabelle over the last few months, so I was admittedly surprised when it got such a quiet, low key release last weekend. Not that I was particularly looking … Continue reading

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Film Review: Within Hindsight (short film) (2014)

Within Hindsight is a new short film directed by Derek Cole

4 dead bodies, a serial killer on the loose, 2 detectives are at a dead end for determining who is responsible.

A psychic by the name of “source” is called in to help them with the case. His ability to read the room and place himself within the setting of the murder is much like a movie in play rewound to the time of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stomping Ground (2014)

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Ben & Annie are a young couple on a weekend trip to Annie’s small North Carolina hometown who, after meeting a charming old friend, embark on an impromptu ‘Bigfoot hunt’ that threatens both their relationship and their lives.

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Film Review: Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

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A recent medical school grad who takes a position at a mental institution soon finds himself taken with one of his colleagues — though he has no initial idea of a recent, horrifying staffing change.

REVIEW:

The line between sanity and madness is a thin one. Only sixty years ago the treatment for mental ‘illnesses’ such as homosexuality and women’s hysteria was barbaric. In the last few years asylums have become quite … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Spider Labryinth (1988)

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1988-Color-English Dubbed-Widescreen-Warning-not intended for viewers under 18 years-contains scenes of violence and sexual situations. Handsome Professor Alan Whitmore is assigned by his university to go to Budapest to seek out Professor Roth who has been investigating an ancient religion. Once there, he is met by Professor Roths’ beautiful assistant, Genevieve Weiss. But Professor Whitmore soon finds himself at the center of mysterious cult involving secrets, murder, and a monstrous mind controlling spider … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)

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A film crew is making a documentary about Sarah Logan and her mother, Deborah, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. The crew soon realizes that something else is wrong with Deborah and when they realize what it is, it may be too late.

REVIEW:

Director: Adam Robitel
Starring: Jill Larson, Anne Ramsay, Michelle Ang

The Taking of Deborah Logan tells the story of Sarah Logan (Anne Ramsay) who is trying her best … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Dark Half (1993)

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SYNOPSIS:

A writer is being haunted by a man who he thought was only in his imagination; however, this man could be something so much worse.

REVIEW:

Directed by George Romero
Starring Timothy Hutton, Amy Madigan, and Michael Rooker

Based on the novel The Dark Half written by Stephen King, this movie opens in 1968 as we see a young boy named Thad Beaumont writing what he wants to be his first … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zombeavers (2014)

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A group of college kids staying at a riverside cabin for a weekend of sex & debauchery are menaced by a swarm of deadly zombie beavers. It all turns gruesome as the beavers close in on the kids, and they are soon fighting for their lives in a desperate attempt to fend off the hoard of beavers that attack them in and around their cabin.

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Film Review: Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1993)

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SYNOPSIS:

Thrill-seeking teenagers resurrect a demon from his grave and a bloody rampage for revenge begins

REVIEW:

If horror films have taught us anything it is that being a freak is the worst! You either kill from the get-go (The Hills Have Eyes) or get bullied and teased so bad that you come back as an evil killing machine (ie Carrie). Never having seen the original Pumpkinhead (which I believe has hit cult … Continue reading

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Film Review: Wolves (2014)

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Cayden Richards is a young, handsome eighteen-year-old with an edge. Forced to hit the road after the death of his parents, he finds his way to an isolated town to hunt down the truths of his ancestry. But in the end, who’s hunting whom?

REVIEW:

The second of 3 werewolf films released this November (Wolfcop & Iron Wolf being the other two), Wolves aims its claws at the young adult audience. The same … Continue reading

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Film Review: Shallow Ground (2004)

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A naked teenage boy covered in blood appears at a remote sheriff’s station one year after the brutal unsolved murder of a local girl. Now Sheriff Jack Shepherd, guilt ridden over the girl’s murder, must confront his own demons as he desperately searches for the boy’s true identity and possible victims. Little does Jack realize that he has started down a path that will bring him face to face with an … Continue reading

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Film Review: Shame the Devil (2013) – Review 2

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When a London detective finds his murder investigation becomes a little too personal he travels to New York for answers in this Truth or Die chiller.

REVIEW:

Directed By: Paul Tarter
Starring: Simon Phillips, Juliette Bennett, Will de Meo, Doug Bradley

The subgenre of satanic based horror has been prevalent since the dawn of scary films. There’s something about the religion based conflict of ancient good versus evil that resonates with … Continue reading

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Film Review: Life After Beth (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

Zach’s girlfriend, Beth, comes back from the dead. He resumes his relationship with her, but all is not well, he soon finds.

REVIEW:

LIFE AFTER BETH is a hip, feel-good romantic comedy . . . with zombies. Comparisons to WARM BODIES will inevitably be made, but that’s beside the point. Beth (Aubrey Plaza) has died. No one is taking it as hard as Zach (Dane DeHaan). He’s devastated. He can’t move … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind (1980) – CAT III

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A group of three disenfranchised young men, Lung (Lung Tin Sang), Ko (Che Bin Law) and Paul (Albert Au) set off a bomb in a movie theatre. Fleeing from the scene of the crime, they run into the beautiful but dangerous Wan-chu (Lin Chen Chi), who spends her days torturing animals and arguing with her neighbours. Wan-chu threatens to turn the gang into the Police and blackmails them into committing … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Wild Hunt (2009)

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SYNOPSIS:

A medieval reenactment game turns into a Shakespearean tragedy when a non-player crashes the event to win back his girlfriend.

REVIEW:

This is a different film from the kind I usually get, and I’m finding it difficult to try and explain it. There are three seperate stories going on at the same time. Each runs parallel to the other and create a complete fourth story. I know, it … Continue reading

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Film Review: V/H/S: Viral (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

Follows fame-obsessed teens who unwittingly become stars of the next internet sensation.

REVIEW:

The VHS franchise returns with VHS Viral for its third installment. Three short stories and a wrap around theme unite the found footage anthology. VHS Viral is far more solid than the first in the series but less urgent and visually cohesive. It is not as slick and successful as the second set, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Door (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

Three happy couples enjoy the holidays in a cozy secluded cabin in the woods when they are suddenly interrupted by an unprecedented event that will forever change their lives.

REVIEW:

If a strange man offers you a cushy job with mad pay, and all you have to do is not ask any questions, would you take it?

That’s the dilemna that faces Owen (Sam Kantor). Recently laid off, no savings in the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Silent Retreat (2013)

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SYNOPSIS:

Janey is sent to a silent meditation retreat, in the woods, for rehabilitation, only to realize that the men who run it are brainwashing women, and if she breaks the rules, she’ll discover what lurks beyond the trees.

REVIEW:

Canadian horror Silent Retreat doesn’t want you to idly sit back whilst it plays out in front of you, your fourth beer going warm out of forgetfulness. No, it wants you to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Interstellar (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

REVIEW:

In the world of Interstellar, the population refers to itself as a “Caretaker Generation”, whose duty it is to improve sustainability for future generations. Current corn farmer (& former pilot) Cooper decries this choice, claiming that “We’re explorers, not caretakers”. The big problem … Continue reading

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