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Film Review: SickGirl (2007)

SYNOPSIS: Young Izzy (Leslie Andrews) is a girl with issues. Her parents may be dead. Her older brother is fighting in Iraq and she’s raising her younger brother, Kevin, all by herself. Things are tough but, with the help of her motorcycle-riding friend Barney, she deals with her situation the best she can. Unfortunately, Izzy isn’t exactly stable… and her …

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Film Review: Bloody Moon (1981)

SYNOPSIS: Women at a prestigious boarding school are stalked and murdered one-by-one by a mysterious masked killer. Is Miguel, a disfigured (and mentally disturbed) young man that killed someone in the past responsible for the brutal deaths or is someone else behind them? REVIEW: I’ve seen a ton of Jess Franco’s films and while some people may not care for …

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Film Review: Vampires (1986)

SYNOPSIS: The students at a private art school are unaware that the school’s headmistress is secretly using a machine to extract the life energy from young girls there. REVIEW: It takes effort for a movie to be completely and utterly forgettable. It has to be bad enough that the audience has no vested interest in what happens, but it can’t …

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Film Review: House III (1989)

SYNOPSIS: Detective Lucas McCarthy is plagued with a troublesome past. Relieved of active duty pending a psychological evaluation Lucas suffers from insomnia, hellacious nightmares and a gradual loosening grip on reality. After apprehending mass murderer Max Jenke in an epic showdown the dedicated officer was unable to save his final victim, a young girl beheaded before him. Seeking justice, relief …

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Film Review: The Island (2005)

SYNOPSIS: “In 2019, Lincoln Six Echo and Jordan Two Delta are best friends in a repressive and intriguing society, where everybody expects to win the lottery. The prize is to move to a paradisiacal island outside the domes that protect the dwellers against the contaminated environment. Jordan wins the lottery, and Lincoln accidentally finds the scary truth behind the Utopian …

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Film Review: Savage Man Savage Beast (1975)

SYNOPSIS: Bizarre rituals, animals being killed, and people being killed and eaten by each other and animals REVIEW: Savage Man Savage Beast, aka Zumbalah, aka Ultime Grida Dalla Savana, aka Savage Temptation, aka The Great Hunting, aka (simply and appropriately) Deathshow, is one of the more influential early “shockumentary” films. Seen as a nature documentary in which the cyclical food …

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Film Review: The Sighting (2016)

SYNOPSIS: One year after seven students are mysteriously murdered at a party. A man searches for his friend after he is seemingly abducted by a family of Sasquatch. The film features shots of scenic Glacier National Park in lieu of a more original plot. REVIEW: Director: David Blair, Adam Pitman Starring: Adam Pitman, Nathaniel Peterson, Kent Harper Originally shot in …

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Film Review: Minutes Past Midnight (2016)

SYNOPSIS: As midnight falls, all manner of terror invades the Earth. Demons, cannibals, killers, ghosts and monsters swarm the world in these tales of the supernatural, the fantastic, and the just plain horrific. Featuring nine stories of horror. REVIEW: This is the first in a series of anthology films from five different production companies. This film, featuring nine horror shorts, …

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Film Review: Jennifer 8 (1992)

SYNOPSIS: A big-city cop from L.A. moves to a small-town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. Meanwhile, a serial killer is on the loose and only John knows it. REVIEW: Right off the bat I …

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Film Review: Snuff Trap (2003)

SYNOPSIS: When the daughter of a politician suddenly disappears, her step-mother investigates the porno industry in search of her. REVIEW: Snuff Trap (aka Snuff Killer – La Morte in Diretta) is one of the later films of Italian writer/director Bruno Mattei (this time working under the pseudonym Pierre Le Blanc), released in 2003. After arguing a bit with her mother, …

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Film Review: Glowing Eyes: La Chatte a Deux Tetes (2002)

SYNOPSIS: The inner workings of a p*rn theater exposes a love triangle between a cashier, her interested boy toy, and an elderly gay gentleman. REVIEW: Glowing Eyes: La Chatte a Deux Tetes (The Pussy With Two Heads) is an interesting film. Directed by Jacques Nolot, who also cast himself as the elderly gay gentleman in the synopsis, Glowing Eyes is a French …

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Film Review: The Ones Below (2015)

SYNOPSIS: After giving birth to her first child, a woman (Clémence Poésy) starts to believe that her downstairs neighbors have sinister intentions. REVIEW: The Ones Below is a slow burn. No, strike that. The Ones Below is a leisurely, gradual, protracted, dawdling, painstakingly slow burn. In fact, it burns about as slowly as anything could possibly burn. It doesn’t spark, …

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