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Film Review: Slaughter (UK) (2009)

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Ride shotgun with a deranged, serial killing, rapist. Go inside the head of escaped mental patient, David Ward, as a he terrorizes the town of Collingwood, England.

As you watch from David’s vantage point, you will see that drugs, rape, murder, and sodomy are all just a day in the life of this madman. David was kind enough to document his killing spree. Crawl inside his thoughts.

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Film Review: Paul (2011)

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Two sci-fi geeks take a pilgrimage to America’s UFO heartland. While there, they accidentally meet an alien who brings them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever. For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) has been hanging out at a top-secret military base. When he discovers he’s been taken prisoner, the space-traveling smart ass decides to escape the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Shutter Island (2010)

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It’s 1954, and up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Boston’s Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital. He’s been pushing for an assignment on the island for personal reasons, but before long he wonders whether he hasn’t been brought there as part of a twisted plot by hospital doctors whose radical treatments range from unethical to illegal to downright sinister. Teddy’s shrewd investigating skills … Continue reading

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Film Review: Carnival Magic (1982)

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Long thought lost, Carnival Magic (1982) remained a legend among underground film fans … until 2009, when a 35mm print was discovered in an old warehouse. Now available for the first time in any home entertainment format, this cult favorite shines again, fully-restored and in high definition. In one of the most bizarre kid s films ever made, Markov the Magnificent (Don Stewart, TV s Guiding Light, Knots Landing, Dragnet) is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Shiver (2008)

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When a sunlight-phobic teen (Junio Valverde) moves to a remote mountain town — coinciding with a series of mass killings — everyone naturally suspects the strange newcomer. But the forest holds a spine-tingling secret that explains everything. Academy Award-winning production designer Pilar Revuelta (Pan’s Labyrinth) applies her artistic eye to this atmospheric Spanish-language horror film that premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2008.

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Film Review: Shaun of the Dead (2004)

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When London gets overtaken by flesh eating zombies, a slacker, his moronic best friend, his unfulfilled girlfriend, and her whimsy roommates try to find a way to escape the carnage while also trying not to kill each other in the meantime.

Characters:
Simon Pegg – Shaun
Kate Ashfield – Lizzy
Nick Frost – Ed
Lucy Davis – Dianne
Dylan Moran – David

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Film Review: SleepStalker (1995)

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As a youngster, Griffin (Jay Underwood) saw his parents brutally murdered by a sadistic serial killer named The Sandman. Justice was served when the captured killer was convicted and executed for his heinous crimes. But now, freed from his mortal coil, The Sandman has returned to mete out vengeance in the guise of The Sleepstalker. And that doesn’t bode well for Griffin. This waking nightmare isn’t confined to Elm Street! … Continue reading

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Film Review: SL8N8 (aka Slaughter Night) (2006)

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A group of friends venture into a mine where convicted killers were once forced to off themselves in this award-winning Dutch horror film. Unaware that the mine company once sent convicts to their death by making them ignite gas leaks, the friends unwittingly disturb the spirit of killer Andries Martiens. Dead for more than 100 years, Andries seizes his chance to kill again. Kurt Rogiers, Victoria Koblenko and Jop Joris … Continue reading

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Film Review: Skinwalkers (2006)

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As 12-year-old Timothy (Matthew Knight) prepares to turn 13, he’s blissfully unaware that he’s a half blood slated to transform — and that his extended family of good-hearted werewolves has been protecting him since the day he was born. Elsewhere, lurking in the shadows, an evil pack of werewolves (led by Jason Behr) has been waiting for more than a decade to pounce on him and claim him as its … Continue reading

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Film Review: Skull Heads (2009)

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The eccentric Arkoff family shuns society to preserve the secrets of their castle home in Italy. Along with great treasures, they guard the “skull heads,” mysterious beings that have power over life and death. When the castle is raided by art thieves, violence erupts, endangering the Arkoffs as well as the criminals. Noted horror director Charles Band presents this creepy thriller, which features eerie marionettes along with a live cast.

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Film Review: Shuttle (2008)

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A late night airport shuttle ride home descends into darkness.

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Director Edward Anderson knows suspense. An unlikely vehicle for that suspense rides in the hands of an airport shuttle. Jules (Cameron Goodman )and Melanie (Peyton List) just coming off a vacation from Mexico arrive at an airport seeking a shuttle to take them to there destination. As they seek out a shuttle, they also are befriended rather quickly … Continue reading

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Film Review: Startup.com (2001)

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Traces the birth and failure of new media company govWorks.com.

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If you were lucky to have experienced the days when the .com boom was on an uprise, you’ll surely appreciate this film. It might seem an odd choice for review on our site, though in many ways I’ve always considered this real-time documentary to be a product of future cult audiences and interest to those who are familiar with … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Last Lovecraft: Relic Of Cthulhu (2009)

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Jeff is an ordinary guy that is stuck at a dead end job with a boring life, but when a strange old man gives him an Ancient relic and tells him that he is the last bloodline of H.P. Lovecraft, He and his friends embark on an mission to protect the relic piece from falling into the hands of those that wish to reunite the relic and release Cthulhu back … Continue reading

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Film Review: Skyline (Blu-ray) (2010)

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Strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth.

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The latest from the film makers THE BROTHERS STRAUSE is a special effects spectacular that ends up playing out like a low rent version of THE … Continue reading

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Film Review: Gimme Shelter (2007)

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It’s just another day in a small New Mexican town. The folks of the small community go about their normal daily business never realizing that on the outskirts of town there is an evil just waiting for the sun to go down. That evil comes in the form of a young man named Phillip who is out to get his fathers attention. It’s going to be a special effort though because you see … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ghouls Gone Wild (2008)

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Sink your teeth into this ten pack of ghouls gone wild. Starring ten of the hottest playboy models gone goth. Vivacious mortals transform themselves into sultry vixens of the night.

REVIEW:

With a title called Ghouls Gone Wild, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Phantoms, vampires and zombies pulling there tops up? Witches and Were-women posing for a booty shot?

Ghouls Gone Wild is a fun celebration … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Dust Factory (2004)

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The Dust Factory is an adventure about the love and friendship between two teenagers who help each other through a difficult time in their lives.

After his dad Ryan senior’s death in a truck accident, schoolboy Ryan Flynn, a gentle, somewhat nerdy space-fan, becomes a recluse. He shuts up completely after a fall and near-drowning experience while roaming the countryside with his admirably patient, cheerful playmate Rocky Mazzelli. Only … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mold! (2009)

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Set in 1984 in an experimental lab deep in the southwest desert of the United States, a group of scientists play host to a visiting Congressman and a Colonel. They are to display the latest developments on a government sponsored experiment. The scientists have created a biological weapon that can destroy plant life in an astonishing rate, a mold like substance called Stachybotrys Morte. When a madman sabotages the experiment, the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ghost Month (2009)

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Writer/Director Danny Draven takes the helm for this supernaturally driven shocker about an unassuming housekeeper drawn into a terrifying world of vengeful apparitions. According to the Chinese calendar, the seventh month of every year marks the time when the restless spirits of the dead break free from the gates of hell to mix among the mortals .During this time, specific rules must be followed to avoid falling prey to the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Gamer (2009)

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It’s 2034, and humans can control and kill each other in a large-scale online gaming world. But Kable (Gerard Butler), a wrongfully convicted soldier forced to join the violent competition, tries to free himself by taking out its evil architect, Ken (Michael C. Hall). While being controlled by a rich kid (Logan Lerman), Kable must also save his wife, Angie (Amber Valletta), who’s trapped in her own avatar world.

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Film Review: Garbage Man (2009)

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Step inside the twisted mind of Tom (James Meredith), an unassuming garbage collector by day and a cold-blooded serial killer by night. Unable to resist the powerful voices in his head, Tom can’t stop himself from stalking and slaughtering innocent female victims. During the filming of this horror movie, director Hart D. Fisher tragically lost his girlfriend, who perished at the hands of a real-life murderer.

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When the majority … Continue reading

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