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Film Review: JeruZalem (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: When a couple of American young adults fly to Israel to visit the city of Jerusalem, a biblical nightmare falls upon the city REVIEW: With the film market being oversaturated with found footage and point-of-view horror movies, some sort of twist is becoming necessary in order to find an audience.  People aren’t interested in seeing the standard “person holding …

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Film Review: Home Video (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: A family who has recently moved to Mammoth Mountain, California, is being hunted by a mysterious force. REVIEW: It isn’t often that you watch a movie and realize that you have just seen one of the worst movies ever made.  When there are so many bad movies in the world, it no doubt becomes difficult to find the bottom …

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Film Review: Phobia (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: A psychiatrist uses a different method of treatment to help his patients overcome their phobias. Things seem to be going well until members of the group start getting killed off one-by-one by a mysterious person. REVIEW: I wasn’t very familiar with Phobia before I watched it but I thought that it sounded like it could be pretty interesting. I …

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Film Review: Nina Forever (2015)

SYNOPSIS: After his girlfriend Nina dies in a car crash, Rob unsuccessfully attempts suicide. As he begins to overcome his grief, he falls in love with a coworker, Holly. Their relationship is complicated when Nina, unable to find rest in the afterlife, comes back to life to sarcastically torment them whenever they have sex. REVIEW: The subject of death is …

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Film Review: Uncaged (2016)

SYNOPSIS: A sleepwalking teen straps a camera to himself and discovers a sinister family secret. REVIEW: Of all the horror subgenres, the most inconsistent one of them all is the werewolf film. There’s a handful of really great ones (THE HOWLING, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, and GINGER SNAPS to name a few) but the mediocre and the garbage far …

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Film Review: E.N.D. The Movie (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Day zero: When it all begins, in a funeral home. Day #1466: When the epidemic has already devoured the entire planet, set in a house in the woods. Day #2333: When the zombies have become something more than the monsters that we know, in a prison surrounded by post-apocalyptic scenarios. REVIEW: Zombies are all the rage.  The undead flesh …

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Film Review: The Boy (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: An intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath’s growing fascination with death. REVIEW: There were two movies released within the past year titled The Boy.  One of them, the one that this review will not be about, involved a woman in a house with a doll that may or may not be alive.  The movie that is going to be …

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Film Review: Narcopolis (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: In the near future, Frank Grieves is a new breed of police officer working in a city where all recreational drugs are legal. When he is taken off a case involving an unidentified corpse, he discovers that legalization has come at a price. REVIEW: Narcopolis is a neo-noir science fiction thriller. The movie quality is good, the acting is …

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Film Review: The Island Of Dr. Moreau (1977)

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SYNOPSIS: “Shipwrecked Andrew Braddock washes ashore on a remote, tropical island in the Pacific. There he is attended to by the seemingly kindly Doctor Moreau and his dour assistant Montgomery. Also living in Moreau’s stockaded fort is the beautiful and exotic Maria, to whom Braddock is immediately attracted. The island’s natives appear very strange to Braddock, who questions both Moreau …

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Film Review: Omnipotence (short film) (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: Four college students learn that they’re just characters in a deranged writer’s story and all but one of them will soon die. REVIEW: Another short film. Today we have OMNIPOTENCE, written and directed by Jaiden Frost. Interesting concept – four students are hassled by an apparently crazed man in a diner, who informs them they are just constructs of …

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Film Review: The Witch (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: New England, 1630: William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life, homesteading on the edge of an impassible wilderness, with five children. When their newborn son mysteriously vanishes and their crops fail, the family begins to turn on one another. REVIEW: It seems like every year brings us a new horror film that’s supposed to blow away audiences world …

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Film Review: The Orange Man

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SYNOPSIS: In 1987 a disillusioned door to door orange salesman horrifically murders his first victim. Move forward 27years and a land developer is buying an orange grove. He and his 3 friends plan a fishing trip to get his head around the pending transaction, unbeknown to them, his estranged wife and her new boyfriend have also chosen the very same …

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