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Film Review: Hysteria (1997)

SYNOPSIS: The inmates of an insane asylum are subjected to experiments using collective consciousness and surgically implanted chips in an attempt to create perfect citizens. REVIEW: Trying to track down much about 1997’s Hysteria was “mostly” a dead end. This asylum-themed film is most noted for the role of Myrna Malloy played actress Amanda Plummer. Her lines are delivered poetically …

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Film Review: Supernova (2000)

SYNOPSIS: Supernova chronicles the search and rescue patrol of a medical ship in deep space in the early 22nd century and its six-member crew which includes a Captain and Pilot, a co-pilot, a medical officer, a medical technician, a search and rescue paramedic, and a computer technician. When their vessel, the Nightingale 229, answers an emergency distress signal from a …

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Film Review: Sanguivorous (2011)

SYNOPSIS: A young woman suffering from mysterious physical ailments is horrified to discover that she’s descended from generations of vampires. When she’s with her boyfriend, she struggles to control her peculiar appetite. But it’s in her blood. SANGUIVORIOUS is written and directed by Japanese filmmaker Naoki Yoshimoto and features the renowned avant-garde butoh dancer Ko Murobushi REVIEW: Sanguivorous, also known …

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Film Review: Diabolique (1955)

SYNOPSIS: The wife of a cruel headmaster and his mistress conspire to kill him, but after the murder is committed, his body disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women. REVIEW: “She’ll bury us all. Won’t you, my little ruin?” Henri-Georges Clouzot’s 1955 film, The Devils, is a pioneering example of early psychological noir cinema told in that …

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Film Review: Starry Eyes (2013) – Review 2

SYNOPSIS: Starry Eyes utilizes the same approach genre films from the 1970’s used, where the horror stems from the character and what they are going through and where the horror represents the internal working of a character REVIEW: ‘Fame, it’s not your brain, it’s just the flame,’ a great philosopher once wrote, ‘That burns your change to keep you insane.’ …

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Film Review: Zombie eXs (2012)

SYNOPSIS: The newest fad in H2O drinks turns a lady’s man’s many ex girlfriends into zombies who have one idea – getting back together with him dead or alive. REVIEW: Director: George Smith Writers: Jean Cohen & George Smith Stars: Alex Hammel-Shaver, Madison Hart, Scott Keebler I dig me a good comedy-horror. Love them. Cherish them. To me, there’s nothing …

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Film Review: Die Die Delta Pi (2013)

SYNOPSIS: In late 1980s, when times were fun, technology was changing, clothes were Rad and girls were Bad; there was one thing that didn’t change, traditions. Delta Pi, a long-lasting sorority institution in the heart of Tampa, Florida, keeps that tradition “alive”…until late 1986 Spring Break when a serial killer was just coming to light. REVIEW: Being English, my knowledge …

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Film Review: Optica (2013)

SYNOPSIS: In the southern tier region of Western New York there is a dense wooded area known as “The Hollows”. Regarded as cursed by the Senecas, the region has been the site of strange lights, inexplicable sounds, countless disappearances, and brutal murders. This documentary includes footage found in “The Hollows” at an abandoned camp site. The individual who filmed these …

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Film Review: Preservation (2014)

SYNOPSIS: An anesthesiologist (Wrenn Schmidt) must awaken her animal instincts when she, her husband and her brother-in-law become the quarry of unseen hunters who want to turn them all into trophies. REVIEW: Self preservation is something we all have inside of us. When we are pushed into a corner we often act in surprising ways in order to protect ourselves. …

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Film Review: Naughty, Dirty, Nasty (2014)

SYNOPSIS: A young beautiful woman (Krystal “Pixie” Adams) slips into an erotic fantasy world of dreams and nightmares guided by a devilish sex demon (Bob Glazier) who shows the woman both pain and pleasure. As the young woman slips deeper and deeper into this provocative realm,she is faced with sexy sirens, graveyard harlots, seductive vampires, wild witches, bondage queens, wicked …

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Film Review: Erebus (2014)

SYNOPSIS: Erebus is an anthology horror film inspired by the well-documented history of supernatural phenomenon in Rhode Island. Using Block Island’s intimate setting as a backdrop. REVIEW: I don’t know about you but I find anthologies to be a fascinating piece of the cinematic landscape. They are basically collections of short films brought together in a nice little package to …

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