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Film Review: Maniac Cop (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: 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 …

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Film Review: The Crow (1994)

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SYNOPSIS: A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée’s murder. REVIEW: The 1994 film “The Crow”, really needs no introduction. This cultish feeling fantasy dark epic came to life under the wing of Director Alex Proyas. Though it was the James O’Barr graphic novel which first introduced the legacy and storyline …

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Film Review: Shutter (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past. REVIEW:  Within the smattering of Asian horror releases that arrived like a tidal wave of fear, “Shutter” (2004) was one of ones that carried a well known legacy of being frightful. Its later …

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Film Review: Unhappy Birthday (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Set in and around the remote tidal island of Amen, Unhappy Birthday is the fictional story of three outsiders’ battles against the twisted morals of an antiquated community. Inspired by British cult classics such as The Wicker Man and Hammer House of Horror, the film explores the fear of isolation and nature versus nature. A special birthday party becomes …

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Film Review: Ratline (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: In a flash of blood-drenched violence, Crystal Brewer’s life has taken an unexpected turn. On the run from the law for her part in a gruesome drug-money heist gone wrong, she has become seduced into a seedy underworld of death and betrayal. Escaping into the night with her half-sister Kim, Crystal seeks refuge in a small Midwestern town to …

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Film Review: Bite Marks (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Truck-driver Brewster takes over his missing brother’s delivery of a load of coffins to a funeral home. He picks up hitchhiking gay couple Cary and Vogel whose relationship is in trouble to help him stay awake but when his GPS leads them into a deserted junkyard, his truck breaks down, stranding them. NIght falls, and the coffins reveal blood-thirty …

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Film Review: The Thing (2011)

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SYNOPSIS:  At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson. REVIEW: Here it is! What is probably the most anticipated horror film of the fall, if not the year, has finally arrived. Director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr’s “Prequel” to John Carpenter’s remake of the …

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Film Review: Kissed (1996)

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SYNOPSIS: Over the years, a child’s romantic ideals about death blossom into necrophilia, the study of embalming and the most profound relationship of her life. REVIEW: Titles of films can sometimes be very misleading, in the case of “Kissed” I am very happy to say that this is not a stupid romantic comedy. This is a highly romantic and a …

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Film Review: Arena (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: David Lord finds himself forced into the savage world of a modern gladiatorial arena, where men fight to the death for the entertainment of the online masses. REVIEW: Now here’s a movie made for the simple man. You got Samuel L. Jackson playing the bad guy, an online gladiator game and death every few minutes. The intro has 2 …

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Film Review: Inbred (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Four young offenders and their workers spend a weekend in the remote Yorkshire village of Mortlake, which prides on keeping itself to itself. A minor incident with locals rapidly escalates into a blood-soaked, deliriously warped nightmare. REVIEW: Just when you thought you’ve seen it all, this surprise extreme addition comes way per director Alex Chandon To start off, it …

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