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Film Review: The Last Halloween (short film) (2013) Review 2

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: Four young trick-or-treaters set out on a door-to-door adventure – making their way from house to house, collecting strange treats as they go – that could very well end up being… the Last Halloween! REVIEW: Another short film, this time a tasy little offering from Canada called The Last Halloween. It’s based on a comic book written …

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Film Review: Turks Fruit (1973)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: Sort of a cross between “Love Story” and an earthy Rembrandt painting, this movie stars Rutger Hauer as a gifted Dutch sculptor who has a stormy, erotic, and star-crossed romance with a beautiful young girl. The story follows the arc of their relationship and his interaction with her family. Told in flashback form, initially Hauer is seen …

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Film Review: Ken Park (2002)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Ken Park is about several Californian skateboarders’ lives and relationships with and without their parents. REVIEW: Sex, drugs, and punk rock and roll is the formula to director Larry Clark’s film career. This old pervert got his start in the 1950’s as a photographer, publishing a book, Tulsa, consisting of photographs of his friends shooting speed …

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Film Review: Muck (2015)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: After narrowly escaping an ancient burial ground, a group of friends find themselves trapped between two evils, forcing them to fight, die, or go back the way they came. REVIEW: I watch horror films because I love them. I’ve watched them since I was four years old, nothing in life (besides my kids) brings me joy …

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Film Review: Cut! (2014)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Nothing is as it seems as an ex-con and aspirant filmmaker set out to manufacture a horror film by scaring real people; however, when it goes too far and someone actually dies, the pair decide that killing for real on film is the way to make a truly terrifying movie. REVIEW: One of the most affecting …

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Film Review: Once Bitten (1985)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: A vampire Countess needs to drink the blood of a virgin in order to keep her eternal beauty. It seems that all is hopeless, until she bumps into Mark Kendall. REVIEW: When I think of 1980s vampire movies, three movies that immediately come to mind are The Lost Boys, Near Dark, and Vampire’s Kiss. Each of those …

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Film Review: Toxin (2015)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: A pharmaceutical company recruits a well-known scientist to help develop a vaccine against a deadly virus. REVIEW: If reality truly did imitate art, our wacky governments would be precariously on the cusp of unleashing Armageddon upon the world with clandestine experiments in biological warfare. Life as we know it could be a well-intentioned animal rights group (“28 …

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Film Review: Foreclosure (2014)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: The story of a broken family striving to stay together while a curse and the ghosts of a haunted house try to tear them apart. REVIEW: Haunted houses are the new zombies. Though there remains no foreseeable shortage of the undead baddies gracing our screens anytime soon, isolated homesteads with dark histories are as abundant now as …

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Film Review: Malignant (2013)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: After the death of his wife, a grieving man becomes the victim of a horrific experiment to cure his addiction. REVIEW: There are few cinematic sins that frustrate more than a lapse in logic that is never overcome nor even confronted. Though such thematic flaws are often ignored when the film in question is garbage, they can …

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