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Film Review: The Purging Hour (2015)

SYNOPSIS: A family who has recently moved to Mammoth Mountain, California, is being hunted by a mysterious force. REVIEW: The Purging Hour  is Writer/Director  Emmanuel Giorgio Sandoval’s second film.  This is yet another  found footage film, which includes mockumentary style interviews.   The words “found footage” make most people cringe these days, as we’ve all seen way too many films using …

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Film Review: My Bloody Banjo (2015)

SYNOPSIS: A young man becomes manipulated by his imaginary friend to exact revenge on his tormenting co-workers. REVIEW: My Bloody Banjo stars relative newcomer, James Hamer-Morton as the nebbish Peltzer Arbuckle. Peltzer’s mother has died and left him with the family home and an inheritance. His recent girlfriend, Deetz (Dani Thompson, Rock Band Vs. Vampires), is far too hot to …

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Film Review: Hellgate (1989)

SYNOPSIS: Four friends discover that an urban legend about a seductive phantom hitchhiker is no myth. Now the spectral beauty is intent on loving one of them to death. To lift the curse they must venture to an abandoned ghost town and face a parade of zombies and evil spirits. It’s a deranged paint-huffing Evil Dead wannabe from the director …

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Film Review: Krampus Unleashed (2016)

SYNOPSIS: In pursuit of buried treasure, a group of fortune hunters unearth an ancient demonic summoning stone that holds a terrible curse and awakens a timeless evil, the Krampus. After centuries of slumber, Krampus has awoken with a thirst for blood. REVIEW: When one hears about the Krampus, it wasn’t too long ago most people would have been confused as …

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Film Review: The Charnel House (2016)

SYNOPSIS: A long abandoned slaughterhouse is transformed into modern lofts in a re-gentrified urban neighborhood. Soon after tenants move in they are tormented by a dark secret that has been trapped in the building for over 30 years. REVIEW: “The Charnel House” is honestly impressive from the moment it starts, you immediately get the impression that the film makers took …

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Film Review: Angel of Death 2: The Prison Island Massacre (2007)

SYNOPSIS: A hitchhiker is framed for a crime and incarcerated on Prison Island, where she awaits rescue by her father’s hired mercenaries. REVIEW: Another collaboration between director Andreas Bethmann and special effects guru Olaf Ittenbach, Angel of Death 2: The Prison Island Massacre is another in the long line of prison exploitation films, with the usual twist I’ve come to expect …

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Film Review: The Night Before Halloween (2016)

SYNOPSIS: Pranksters find themselves being hunted down and killed by a creature they’ve inadvertently unleashed on the world after their Halloween stunt goes bad. REVIEW: The Night Before Halloween is a movie from Syfy Channel.  Writer/Director Sheldon Wilson has done several movies for Syfy.  If you’re not familiar with Syfy Channel movies,  it’s kind of hit or miss when it …

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